Styling Away For 417 Bride

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For the summer issue of 417 Bride, the Social Graces team styled another amazing photo shoot for the magazine. Alex Crowder, the photographer, shot Aunna Beckemeyer, Stephen Morgan, and Sarah Thomas on location at Big Cedar Lodge in May. The photo shoot was produced by Jessica Kennon Spencer of 417 Magazine. Hair was done by Megan Ogle of Frost Salon and Melanie Gibbs of Karma Salon. The flawless makeup was created by Andie Reynolds of Lavaré Spa & Salon.

The gorgeous wedding dresses for Aunna and Sarah were selected from Ella Weiss Wedding Design, Gracie’s Bridal, and Normans Bridal. The tuxes and other fabrics for Stephen were chosen from Blackwells Men’s Clothing, Ella Weiss Wedding Design, and Town & County.

We selected jewelry and accessories from Maxon’s Diamond MerchantsHarem & Company, Justice Jewelers, Mitchum Jewelers, STAXX, Ella Weiss Wedding Design, Normans Bridal, and Gracie’s Bridal.

Here is a sample of the stunning pictures for the magazine!

All images via 417 Bride
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Make sure you keep an eye out for the issue on stands now!

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417 Bride: Give Me S’more

1I2A9911Earlier this year we were honored to partner with Ettie Berneking at 417 Bride to create an article on the trend of wedding s’mores. The Winter/Spring issue came out a few months ago, so we thought it was time to share our ideas with you!
1I2A9913Here’s what we had to say:

Basic ingredients and necessities: graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows, roasting sticks and fire. If you want to bring in some local flare, use Askinosie Chocolate and marshmallows from Elle’s Patisserie.

Creative twists: There are many inventive set-ups, like s’mores in a jar, which uses graham cracker crumbs, chocolate pudding and marshmallows.

What could this replace at the reception? This would make for a fun groom’s cake. Another way to highlight the treat is to have a smaller cake for the bride and groom and serve the s’mores bar for the guests.

Tips from the experts: Go for a rustic look with fire pits, wooden skewers and wooden serving plates. Or add a modern feel with stainless stell skewers, white or glass serving plates and rock fire pits or candlelight.

The scoop on the trend: Not only can you make s’mores bars pretty, but they’re also an inexpensive way to spice up your wedding decor by adding a homey feel to your event.

Love Stories: Vintage Twist

Today we are looking at the fourth and final theme of the 417 Bride’s Summer Love Stories shoot. This theme was one of my favorites; based on one of my favorite books The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, we give you a Vintage Twist.

Hair: Karma Salon, Melanie Gibbs
Make Up: Karma Salon, Chelsea Basham
Bride Model: Emma McClain

Shot on location Dwayne Holden and Beth Yarbrough’s residence. 

Nicole Miller 100 percent silk halter gown, $730 at Ella Weiss Wedding Design.

Headpiece by Felicita Studios.

Otreska black circle ring, $19.95 at The Market.  Fabulous Fur faux winter white mink, $99 at Normans Springfield.

1928 Ford Model A Pheaton available for rental through Vintage Arrivals.

18-karat white gold and black bangle, $9,999
white gold with white gold bangle, $8,199
vintage round white gold and diamond ring, $1,795
all at Maxon’s Diamond Merchants. 

1. Presidio Suite No. 1 invitations available at PaperWorld. Rolex watch, $26,650; Estate Collection bow pin, $875; both at Maxon’s Diamond Merchants. Color block necklace, $26.95 at The Market. Tablecloth available at Provence.

2. Bouquet of hydrangea, hyacinth, roses, tulips, miniature gerbera daisies and spray roses by Ron Johnson at The Nest. Vintage round white gold and diamond ring, $1,795 at Maxon’s Diamond Merchants.

3. Truffles by Elle’s Patisserie. Zig zag napkin, $20.25; Emily Henry plate, $37; both at Provence.

4. Chevron purse, $32 at Red Velvet. Allie Night Moves black shoe, $95 at Normans Springfield. Tablecloth available at Provence.

5. Console table, $298 at Pickwick House; art deco glasses with gold trim, $18 per set of six at Pickwick House. Three-tier cake by Pastries by Carla. Gold-etched votive, $19; white urns, $125–325; all at Obelisk Home.

6. Black Numbe place setting; Juliska napkin, $24.30; pomegranate napkin ring, $8.50; all at Provence. Oneida Patterns Forever Satin Aquarius flatware, $50 per five pieces at Dillard’s. 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY PENNINGTON; ART DIRECTION BY JESSICA KENNON, MONICA DUWEL; STYLING BY BECCA MURDAUGH AND MEGAN WHITE, SOCIAL GRACES

Thanks to all the wonderful vendors we worked with that made the Love Stories shoot possible!

Love Stories: Evening Whimsy

If you’ve following along this week you’ll know that we are showcasing our work that we did with the 417 Bride’s Summer Love Stories shoot. Today, we are looking at a theme inspired by William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Evening Whimsy.

Hair: Studio 417, Carly Hamilton, Jared Cluck
Make Up: Grove Spa, Krista Murphy
Bride Model: Ashley Toner
Bridesmaid Models: Kinsey Mhire , Mikaela Peterson, Michella Tenneson

Shot on location at Enchanted Hills.

Custom-designed gown and headpiece by Frock Bridal.

Fresh bouquet including delphenium and carnations by Linda’s Flowers. 

1. Pergola, votive lanterns, silver tree, candle stands and mercury vases available at Swept Away Rentals. Linens available at The Total Bride. Blue vases available at Creative Touches. Mikasa countryside collection cake plate, $80 at Dillard’s. Flowers by Linda’s Flowers. Two-tier cake by Beth’s Bake Shoppe.

2. Synergy Save the Date available at PaperWorld.

3. Purple bridesmaid dress, $199; magenta Venus Bella bridesmaid dress, $172; Bari Jay peacock bridesmaid dress, $230; all at Normans Springfield. Hairpieces by Felicita Studios.

4. Black linen available at The Total Bride. Purple clutch by Liddie Mae. Sterling silver David Yurman blue topaz and diamond ring, $1,200; 18-karat white gold flower fashion ring with diamonds, $3,499; both at Justice Jewelers

5. 14-karat white gold sapphire and diamond ring, $4,950; 18-karat white gold cabochon ruby and diamond ring, $6,799; both at Justice Jewelers 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY PENNINGTON; ART DIRECTION BY JESSICA KENNON, MONICA DUWEL; STYLING BY BECCA MURDAUGH AND MEGAN WHITE, SOCIAL GRACES

Love Stories: Antique Elegance

Continuing our journey through the 417 Bride’s Summer Love Stories shoot, we look into the second theme: Antique Elegance. This themed was inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

Hair: Ashley Lauren Salon, Conor Bruner
Make Up: Ashley Lauren Salon, Megan Murphy
Bride Model: Caitlynn Larive
Groom Model: Braden Larive

Shot on location at Elfindale Mansion.

Roundtree & York suspenders, $22
Signature Calvin Klein pants, $69.50
Roundtree & Yorke belt, $40
Daniel Cremieux cream shirt, $69.50
all available at Dillard’s.

Ivory Allure lace dress, $1,458
large headpiece, $170.95
Jessica Lynn ivory belt, $295
all available at Normans Springfield.

Signs courtesy Felicita Studios.

1. Ivory Allure lace dress, $1,458; Erica Koesler ivory veil, $338; at Normans Springfield. Fresh bouquet including alstroemeria, tulips, roses and stargazer lilies by The Flower Merchant

2. Tablecloth and napkin available at Provence. Oneida Patterns Forever stainless steel flatware, $30 for five pieces at Dillard’s. Vine by Grande Living china, $9–10 at Dillard’s. Jet-colored pearl brooch, $50 at Normans Springfield. Hypericum berry flowers by The Flower Merchant.

3. Lace courtesy Social Graces. Invitation available at PaperWorld. Cameo, $1,090; small cameo, $225; pearl necklace, $5,570; at Maxon’s Diamond Merchants 

4. Lace embroidery hoops courtesy Social Graces; Three-tier swirl detail cake by AmyCakes; Antique books, $75 at The Market.

5. Daniel Cremieux tie, $59.50; Roundtree & Yorke suspenders, $22; Daniel Cremieux cream shirt, $69.50; from Dillard’s.

6. Earl Gray tea– and rose-flavored marshmallows, 75 cents each at Elle’s Patisserie. Book page flowers, $2.25 each at The Market

7. Allure Bridals frost ivory peep-toe heels, $75 at Normans Springfield. Vintage pearl and diamond ring, $3,465 at Maxon’s Diamond Merchants.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY PENNINGTON; ART DIRECTION BY JESSICA KENNON, MONICA DUWEL; STYLING BY BECCA MURDAUGH AND MEGAN WHITE, SOCIAL GRACES

Love Stories: A Natural Approach

We are so excited that 417 Bride’s Summer issue hit the stands last week! This is our third issue to work on and we are particularly excited about it. If you are a local Springfield-ian, you can pick up your copy at area Price Cutters, Summer Fresh Markets, Country Mart, Harter House or Barnes & Noble. It is a great way to see what local vendors have to offer for your big day.

Now… to the fun part!

All of this issue’s themes were based on literary inspirations.

The first of four themes, inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s Walden:

Hair: Studio 417, Jennifer Bridgman
Make Up: Grove Spa, Krista Murphy
Bride Model: Kylie Wright
Flower Girls: India Tru Lengyel and Ireland Kelsey

Shot on location at Enchanted Hills.

Wtoo Brides by Watters Devon gown, $1,115 at Ella Weiss Wedding Design

Headpiece courtesy Sincerely, Kinsey.

1. Hydrangea bouquet by Wickman’s Garden Village; 14-karat white gold, emerald-cut green tourmaline and diamond ring, $5,499 at Justice Jewelers

2. Yellow quartz and diamond necklace, $795; White gold leaf-style diamond ring, $895; white gold cushion-cut diamond ring, $6,995; all from Mitchum Jewelers

3. Custom-designed fabric flower necklace by Liddie Mae

4. The Diamond Collection Casablanca Dress, $750 at Gracie’s Bridal

5. Hairpieces courtesy Sincerely, Kinsey; moss balls, $11.95 at The Market; Sweet Beginnings flower girl dresses, $144–158 at Gracie’s Bridal

1. Grass and moss courtesy Wickman’s Garden Village; birch vases courtesy Sincerely, Kinsey; four-tiered fondant cake with fondant leaves by Cameo Cakes; cake stands courtesy Social Graces

2. Wood chargers courtesy Social Graces; Woodbury place setting, $6–12 at Dillard’s; Lenox Tuscany classics collection wine glasses, six for $40 at Dillard’s; cloth napkins, $4.50–26 at Provence; green chicks, $13 at The Market

3. The Hawthorn Suite invitation from PaperWorld; pinwheels courtesy Sincerely, Kinsey; wood chargers courtesy Social Graces

4. Terrariums with moss and assorted greenery courtesy Wickman’s Garden Village

5. Paper banner courtesy Social Graces; pinwheels courtesy Sincerely, Kinsey; Sweet Beginnings flower girl dresses, $144–158 at Gracie’s Bridal Opposite Page: Hydrangea centerpieces by Wickman’s Garden Village; hanging lanterns courtesy Swept Away Rentals.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY PENNINGTON; ART DIRECTION BY JESSICA KENNON, MONICA DUWEL; STYLING BY BECCA MURDAUGH AND MEGAN WHITE, SOCIAL GRACES