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How to Share Your Wedding Photographs with Guests

Some of the fun of being a part of a wedding is seeing all the photos after! Of course, for the bride and groom, you may be on pins and needles just waiting for that email with the photo gallery so you can find your favorites and start sharing them as much as possible. However, a lot of your guests won’t receive a full gallery of all of your wedding photos, and you may not want them to see every picture. So how should you share your wedding photographs with guests?

How to Share Your Wedding Photographs with Guests

To Share or Not to Share

First off, you might consider how close you are with each of your wedding guests. For example, your coworkers may think it’s odd that you shared the entire photo gallery with them. There’s a good chance they don’t want to see every photo and will only be interested in some of the highlights that you post on Facebook. However, your parents and immediate family maybe even more excited to see every picture than you are. Determine who you want to see what before deciding how to share the photos with them.

Sycamore Creek Wedding Video | Kaylee + Nate

Kaylee & Nate’s Love Story

It all started in the small town of Bolivar, Missouri where Kaylee and Nate attended the same physical therapy program at Southwest Baptist University. What began as a friendship blossomed into a new and exciting relationship. Two years down the road, Nate surprised Kaylee with an architectural boat tour in Chicago, IL at Navy Pier for their 2-year anniversary. After the tour, Nate convinced Kaylee to walk down the pier to “their spot.”

The spot where 2 years ago on Kaylee’s first trip to Chicago, Nate took Kaylee and told her that he would marry her one day. Nate even bought Kaylee her favorite treat of dip n’ dots as they walked along the boardwalk. Once they found a bench to look out over Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, Nate told Kaylee he had one more gift to add. Kaylee thought he was pulling a prank but as soon as Nate pulled out a small box, she realized he was not kidding.

Nate said some sweet and thoughtful things but Kaylee burst into tears and couldn’t hear much of what he said but managed to mutter out the word “yes” when he asked, “will you marry me?” As soon as she said yes and the ring was on, there was cheering behind them. Nate invited family and friends to add to the surprise.

Sycamore Creek Wedding Video

Kaylee and Nate chose the beautiful Sycamore Creek Family Ranch to be the backdrop of the next chapter of their love story. On September 21, 2019, under a massive Sycamore Tree, the couple said “I Do” in the presence of their family and friends. Afterward, the celebration moved inside the Heartwood Barn where dinner and dancing took place. Once the dancing started, you couldn’t get this crowd to stop. The lights, the music, the celebration… it was one night Kaylee and Nate will never forget!

 

Fall 2020 Wedding Dress Trends

The most important thing about your wedding is saying “I Do” to your significant other and you will never forget how you feel at that moment. The second moment you will never forget is how you feel when you try on the PERFECT wedding dress! Wedding dresses are one of the most exciting things to look for during the wedding planning process. To help out, we collaborated with Norman’s Bridal to bring you 5 wedding dress trends to be on the lookout for when shopping for your wedding dress in Springfield for your 2020 Fall wedding!

Springfield Fall 2020 Wedding Dress Trends

Sleeves

Wedding dresses with sleeves are a hot trend for 2020 here in Southwest Missouri! You will see a ton of bell and boho sleeves during the fall 2020 wedding season. A bell sleeve is fitted from the shoulder to the elbow or mid-forearm area and flairs out to the wrist. Sleeves do not have to be created out of the same fabric as the wedding dress. They often are designed with a lighter material like tulle, lace, or netting. From a cap to balloon sleeve you will find a variety of choices in an endless sea of different shaped dresses.

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Planning an Outdoor Wedding | 10 Things to Consider

There is something magical about having your wedding outdoors. From a sandy beach ceremony to a reception in a wide-open field, hosting an outdoor event can be quite the undertaking! Weather, attire, rentals, and permits are just a few things you have to think about. Don’t fret though, Complete has compiled a list of 10 things to consider when planning an outdoor wedding!

10 Things to Consider When Planning an Outdoor Wedding

1. Time of Year

 

Dooley’s Chapel on the Lake Wedding Video | Patti + Jonah

Patti + Jonah’s wedding may have not been on a beach in Florida as planned but that didn’t make their special day any less perfect. Due to the COVID 19, Patti + Jonah had to replan there entire wedding within only 4 weeks all while dealing with graduating from nursing school and dentistry finals! They didn’t let all the chaos in the world get them down and chose to have an intimate micro wedding in Branson, Missouri at Dooley’s Chapel on the Lake.

Dooley’s Chapel on the Lake

Dooley’s Chapel on the Lake is located in Branson, Missouri. The Chapel is situated in the rolling hills of the Ozark Mountains and off the shore of Table Rock Lake. When you walk into the chapel you are greeted by not only friendly staff but also a breathtaking view. The interior of the chapel has stunning vaulted ceilings, white walls, and floor to ceiling windows that bring the outside in and a ton of light. With lakeside guest accommodations and (my personal favorite) the option of having a boat send-off the Dooley’s Chapel on the Lake is an amazing option for both destination and non-destination weddings alike!

 

Check out Patti + Jonah’s micro wedding video! (Note: don’t just stop after the interviews because you will miss a killer ending!)

Fun Springfield Photo Booth Ideas

Wanting to add a fun activity to your wedding for guests? Why not spice things up with a photo booth during your cocktail hour to kick off your wedding reception! Photo Booths are a fun way to break the ice as guests wait for the newlyweds to be introduced. Not to mention the photos are a party favor that guests will keep for a lifetime! To make sure it’s the hit of the party here are some fun Springfield Photo Booth ideas you can incorporate.

Fun Springfield Photo Booth Ideas to Incorporate

How to Walk Into Your Reception Like a Boss!!

Bachelorette Party Dos & Don’ts | Southwest Missouri

Having a bachelorette party that is coming up? Complete Weddings + Events Southwest Missouri has the scoop from how to deal with paying for it all to the guest list and everything in between. Read more about the dos and don’ts when planning a bachelorette party! 

The DeVasure Wedding, Springfield Missouri

Ceremony Venue: The Heritage Chapel

The Heritage Chapel is an adorable quaint chapel located just 12 miles outside of Springfield in Willard, Missouri. This historic chapel was built in 1887 and can seat up to 200. The chapel features the original wood flooring throughout as well as the original pews. The Heritage Chapel made the perfect backdrop to the DeVasure’s intimate wedding ceremony! Check out the pictures below.

Reception Venue: 425 Events Downtown

After the ceremony, Teiah & Logan finished up with pictures and then joined their guests at 425 Downtown for there wedding reception. Located downtown in Springfield, Missouri 425 Downtown is an amazing venue choice if you are needing to host a seated reception of 200 or less. The charm of the red brick walls, twinkle lights, and exposed wooden rafters makes it where the event space does not need much decorating.

Photography: Complete Weddings + Events Springfield Missouri

Wes a photographer at Complete Springfield, did an AMAZING job at capturing those special moments. The amazing space, decor, made it that much easier. The photographers with Complete Weddings + Events Springfield are able to freeze meaningful memories in time by providing artistic, creative, and sentimental photographs to look back on! Besides the photographer, Complete Springfield provided the DJ, Videography, and Photo Booth for Logan & Teiah’s wedding.

DJ: Complete Weddings + Events Springfield Missouri

To help make your BIG DAY go as perfectly as planned, Complete Springfield DJs are there to help. Complete Springfield DJs meet with the couple prior to the wedding day to plan out all of the details. The day of, they are there for your every single step of the way. To help keep to the timeline, Complete Springfield DJs will communicate with all involved with a schedule of events. Clearing tables and making sure the bride and groom have everything they need are just small parts of what our Complete Springfield DJs do besides getting the party started. Our DJ, Kyle, was sure to go above and beyond for the DeVasure’s so that they were able to just sit back and enjoy there special day!

Photo Booth: Complete Weddings + Events Springfield Missouri

A photo booth is a simple way to add that little extra to the reception. This is a fantastic way to help wedding guests let loose. People seem to let their guard down when they’re having fun with props and loved ones. Photo booths are quite inexpensive when considering wedding entertainment and takes care of providing your guests with a wedding favor! The Photo Booths at Complete Weddings + Events Springfield also comes with video messaging and a scrapbook to look back on for years to come.

Videography: Complete Weddings + Events Springfield Missouri

Unique stories and stunning cinematic HD video are what event videography can offer for the BIG DAY. At Complete Weddings + Events Springfield, videography experts are trusted professionals who will take your wedding to the next level. Whatever kind of wedding videography in Springfield, Mo you’re looking for, our team is equipped to do the job.

Customized Packages

When adding all of Complete Wedding + Events Springfield services together, our team can put together a customized package. The more services you use from complete, the more you save! The Complete Springfield staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. When it comes to your big day, we know how important every detail is for the BIG DAY. Our services include Photography, Videography, DJ, Photo Booth, & Uplighting.

Help us in wishing The DeVasure’s CONGRATULATIONS!!!

The Diamond Room Event Venue | Springfield, Mo

Are you looking for an all-inclusive event space where you can get a venue, decor, and catering? Then look no further, The Diamond Room, located in Springfield, Missouri, is the perfect choice for your wedding or event! The Diamond Room is the perfect event venue no matter your vision! The white walls, wood flooring, stunning chandeliers, marble dance floor, and white ceiling drapery creates an elegant and classy space.

The Diamond Room

The venue can hold over 300 guests throughout its spacious 5,000 square feet. The event space is divided into 3 separate rooms: The Diamond Room, The Santa Maria Lounge, and The Baron Room, so finding a space to fit your guest count and budget is easy! With the rental of the Diamond Room, you have access to all three spaces as well as outside.

The Baron Room

The Baron Room is a flexible space that is versatile and uses functionality to its advantage. It is the perfect choice for any event or meeting hosting 50 or less. What about weddings? Since the Baron Room is a flexible space you can start your day off using it as a bridal suite and open the room up to the main event space to seat more guests when it comes time for the reception!

The Santa Maria Lounge

The Santa Maria Lounge can hold up to 80 people and is an excellent choice for smaller weddings, cocktail hour, bridal/ baby showers, and cooperate events! It also features an adorable chalk wall that is the perfect backdrop for an open-air photo booth! Plus, adjacent to the lounge is a small outdoor patio and courtyard space where you can hold an outdoor ceremony with up to 200 people.

What Sets The Diamond Room Apart?

There are several things that come to mind that sets The Diamond Room apart from other venues but the fact that they are all-inclusive takes the cake! When you rent out the Diamond Room, all your tables, chairs, serving staff, chinaware, glassware, flatware, bartender, tea, water, and coffee are included. Their, Award-Winning, on-site caterer, Simply Delicious, works with you to customize a catering package that fits your style, taste, and budget! You also have the option of upgrading to an all-inclusive package that will also include table linens, napkins with napkin rings, chargers, and centerpieces.  You will not be disappointed with the top-notch customer service, award-winning catering, and the elegant backdrop that The Diamond Room provides. To set up a venue tour of go to https://www.diamondroom.org/contact-us/ or give them a call them at 417.766.2946.