Styling Away For 417 Bride


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!


Real Wedding: Ashley & Greg

We have so many weddings to share from this summer, but we couldn’t wait to share our most recent wedding, shot by Christine Bonnivier.

Ashley was just a stunning bride and the day turned out just like her – classy with a touch of glam. Enjoy the beautiful photos!

Thanks, Ashley & Greg, for letting us help make your dream day happen!

To see more images from the day, click here.

Venue/Catering: Integrity Hills of Big Cedar

Dress: Norman’s Bridal

Flowers/Decor Rentals: Artistry in Bloom

Cake: Style by the Slice

Photographer: Christine Bonnivier

Videographer: Flourish Films

Music: Stanton Strings, Complete Music

Invitations/Signage/Programs: Kristy Loper

Hair/Make-Up: Katy Landers, Tabitha Headley of W3 Salon



Special Somethings: New

For the final feature of our styling project with 417 Bride, we bring you Something New

On Jenna:
Alfred Angelo diamond white dress, $849; headpiece, $229; both available at Normans Bridal~Springfield Collection. Black couch and chandelier available for rental at Swept Away Rentals.

Hair: Karma Salon, Melanie Gibbs
Make up: Karma Salon, Chelsea Bassham
Model: Jenna Harmison
Bridesmaid model: Amanda Johnson

1. Carlson Craft Exclusive Collection menu available at PaperWorld. Lenox Tin Can Alley square plates, $23–28 at Dillard’s. Gray placemat, $17 at Provence. Calligraphy by Jackie Ogden Calligraphy.

2. Hearts on Fire platinum 1.52-carat idealistic ring, $12,235; 18-karat white gold diamond pendant necklace with 2.27-carat total weight, $7,690; both available at Maxon’s Diamond Merchants.

3. Globe arrangement of white hydrangea, green hypericum, green trick and various succulents by Ron Johnson at The Nest. Three-tier square cake with zig-zag design by Celebrations by Sonja.

4. Rhinestone necklace, $45.95 with earrings at Normans Bridal~Springfield Collection. Bill Levkoff dress in black, $198 at Normans Bridal~Springfield Collection. Bouquet of dusty miller, green trick, green hypericum, Gerbera daisies, white hydrangea and various succulents by Ron Johnson at The Nest.

417 Bride: Fun, Fresh, Fiesta!

For our final theme  in our 417 Bride series, Your Big Day, 4 Ways, we are going to celebrate fiesta-style. This theme was so fun to pull together with its bold colors and vibrant flowers. Fiesta tableware, $25 per place setting; Gorham 65 flatware set, $149, all at Dillard’s; Candle holders, $10-10.50; Tablecloth, $49.50, both at Provence; pottery, $44.99 at Hillcreek Pottery at Silver Dollar City; Bouquets by Linda’s Flowers.

Milk- and dark-chocolate covered oreos with colored pattern designs, $6 per dozen at The Hot Chocolate. Two-tier dessert stand, $37.99 at Brown Derby International Wine Center.

Mori Lee by Blu in Ivory, $716 at Gracie’s Bridal. Bouquet of roses, miniature roses, sunflowers, miniature sunflowers and Alstroemeria lilies by Linda’s Flowers.

Liz Simon strapless gown with cascading ruffle details, $1,495 at Normans Jewelry & Bridal Shoppe; Sassy South necklace, $92.95 at Normans Springfield; Broche, $310 at Ella Weiss Wedding Design. Bouquet by Linda’s Flowers. Rare Editions girls dress in turquoise, $50, Stride Rite Selena flats, $30, both available at Dillard’s; Anya turquoise hair flower, $24 at Felicita Studios. Bouquet of roses, miniature roses, sunflowers, miniature sunflowers and Alstroemeria lilies by Linda’s Flowers. Hanging pots/planters, $24.99 per piece at Hillcreek Pottery at Silver Dollar City.

Tablecloth, $49.50 at Provence; Shamrock Fiestaware, $25 per place setting at Dillard’s; Invitation and R.S.V.P. card available at Provence; Necklace, $336 at Provence. Two-tone rutilated quartz and coral diamond ring, $1,295; Blue chalcedony and diamond ring, $2,295, both at Mitchum’s Jewelers.

Three-tier fiesta-themed cake by Celebrations by Sonja; Flower accents by Linda’s Flowers.

Vase, $22, Candle holder, $16.50, both at The Market; Two-tone rutilated quartz and coral diamond necklace, $2,539; White-gold earrings with round diamonds, $1,100, both at Mitchum Jewelers. Flower accents by Linda’s Flowers.

Photos by Amy Pennington
Styling by Becca Murdaugh and Megan White, Events by Social Graces
Make up by Ty Harshman, Ashley Lauren Salon & Spa
Hair by Eileen Gabrielsen, Ashley Lauren Salon & Spa
Produced by Cassie Darst, Bethany McDonald
Location: Silver Dollar City
Models: Alyea Azeez and Chloe McCrary

Vendor Spotlight: Norman’s Bridal

If you are a Springfield, MO local, you’ll be happy to hear that Norman’s Bridal has recently opened a store in downtown Springfield. It’s a great place to look for your wedding, bridesmaids, flower girl, and mother of the bride dresses. And, high school girls, if you’re reading, they have prom dresses too!

Norman’s is sure to walk you through your entire wedding dress process from selection, to ordering, to measuring and fittings. They have an extensive selection to fit anyone’s style, taste, coloring and body type. Their gowns are handmade and can take up to 4 to 6 months to arrive (so ladies, don’t wait too long to buy your dress!). Norman’s will safely store your dress until your big day. How’s that for security?

Take a peek:

All images found here.