Real Wedding: Ligia & Carson

I’ve been a slacker lately on my photography blog, but yesterday I finally posted Ligia & Carson’s wedding that took place at The Loft at Keith Farms. This wedding was seriously so sweet that I couldn’t wait to another day to share it with our Social Graces readers.

If you are currently planning a barn wedding, this is the way to do it. Soft colors with natural elements. I loved that the girls wore different dresses in similar shades and the flowers were airy and understated. It all coordinated so well together. Props to Ligia! ūüôā

Here are some of my favorite details of the day: To see more images of the happy couple, click here.

Images by Meg White Photography.


Engagement: Rachel & TJ

One of my favorite things about Social Graces is when all the stars align and I get to photograph one of our couples.

Meet Rachel & TJ.

Becca has been working with Rachel to design and plan their Kansas City wedding in August. I had the privilege of meeting the lovely couple last week and capture a preview of their celebratory and travel-themed wedding. They are such a fantastic couple and it felt like we were all old friends by the end of the session. I am so excited about their big day!

To view a few more images of their engagement session, head here. All images by Meg White Photography.

Real Wedding: Sarah & George

S+G-226Although the local weather might not be indicating it (its sleeting and snowing as I type this!), we do promise that wedding season is practically here. That means sunshine and rainbows and unicorns, right? ūüôā

Today I am sharing my first wedding of 2013 (Meg White Photography). I had never been to the Round Barn in Ash Grove, MO and it was beautiful. I can’t imagine what you could pull off there in the spring/summer/fall! Its a must-see if you are a Springfield-area bride in search of a location. Artistry in Bloom (one of Social Graces’ favorite florists) did the flowers. I especially loved the addition of blueberries. Such a unique touch.¬†s+G-1S+G-82s+G-83S+G-87S+G-113S+G-128S+G-211S+G-296S+G-309

To see a few more images of the day, head over to this blog post.

Images by Meg White Photography.

Your Guide to Wedding Invitations

Pink-Mint-and-Gold-Wedding-Inspiration_014Mint & Gold Invitation by Nicole Nikolas.

Invitations are one of my favorite parts of the wedding decor. It can set the tone for the big day and be an inspiration for all the other details. A wedding invitation says a lot about the style of the couple (or at least the bride!) and can be a fun way to show your personality. Sometimes, though, invitations end up seeming a little more complicated to put together.

Last summer, Alli shared a great post about the Social Etiquette of Wedding Invitations. Today, I thought I would share this functional and pretty chart to help you as you wade through the invitation process. The chart is from Emma J. Design and is the perfect cheat sheet for all brides!InvitationEtiquetteEJD

Real Wedding: Megan and Cory


Social Graces is gearing up for our third summer together. ¬†So, it’s been fun looking back on last summer. ¬†Mrs. Megan and Cory were one of the sweetest couples we had the chance to work with. ¬†It was a hot summer day but it sure was beautiful and this lovely couple made the most of their time with each other and their family.

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Reception Venue: Savoy Ballroom

Cake: Janice long

Metropolitan Bride Show

IMG_0006Social Graces is so very excited to be at the Metropolitan Bridal Expo this weekend.  If you are a bride and are even a little interested in seeing what we are all about then please stop by and say Hi.  We would love to meet you and set up a free consultation.  We are offering a special of 10% off all packages to anyone who books their wedding with us at the show or within one week after the show.  However, act fast because the deal will end on 1.20.13.