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4 Ways to Downsize Your Wedding In Style

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As the pandemic continues to spread the world and social distancing measures are more crucial than ever, many couples have been forced to postpone or cancel their wedding day. After many months in lockdown and these challenging times, there is nothing more uplifting than a wedding celebration. While some things really can’t wait, it is […]

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An Elegant Summer Wedding at The Madrid Theatre

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Elegant, timeless and endless joyful laughter- my style of a wedding!  Beth had seen our work first hand as she was a bridesmaid in one of our previous weddings.  I knew from our initial meeting, that she and I were going to hit it off.  Her meticulously organized planner, style and vision made us the […]

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A Pink Wedding at The Grand Hall at Power and Light | Kristina and Joshua

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Every once and awhile, I am blessed to get to work with a family multiple times.  Fortunately for me, I was able to plan both Genton weddings, Sarah’s and Kristina’s. Kristina and Josh’s wedding day was full of laughter, happiness and genuine love, a true testimony to the couple’s personality.  Kristina, a registered nurse, is […]

Planning Advice

What Makes A Great Engagement Ring?

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There are many things to consider when choosing an engagement ring ahead of your prospective wedding. It’s the first step on the road to a life together with your partner, and there are many things that should be taken into account. If you don’t know much about engagement rings and which factors matter most when […]

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Real Weddings

A Spring Wedding at Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza | Abigail and Jeffrey

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“Love you, girl!”  Abigail said to me as she walked down the sidewalk towards Jeffrey.  The two were about to share their first look, the sun had peaked out from behind the morning rainclouds and all was right on May 25, 2019.  I love the connections I have with our Brides and their families.  The […]

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A Timeless Blush Wedding at The Hilton President || Maddie and Jack

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There is an old saying that says rain on a wedding day is good luck and I truly believe that Maddie and Jack’s timeless blush wedding at The Hilton President Hotel will bring them a lifetime of love and luck!  The morning of Maddie and Jack’s wedding, it didn’t just rain- it POURED!  Tucked inside […]

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Planning Advice

Give Your Man of Honor Props with one of these Memorable Gift Box Ideas

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So you’re bucking tradition and skipping a gal pal to have a Man of Honor at your wedding? Good for you! While Maid of Honor gifts are easy to think of (just think about what you’d love to receive) it can be tricky to come up with the perfect gift for a guy.  We’ve curated […]

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Romantic Kansas City Wedding | Loose Park Rose Garden & InterContinental Kansas City on the Plaza

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Where do I even begin?! Madison and Jay’s fall wedding was definitely one I’ll never forget! Getting to re-live this day through Laura Foote’s images brings back all of the emotions and perfectly tells the story of their wedding day. We had a top-notch team of vendors who all came together to make Madison and […]

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Stationery

Wedding Stationery Timeline

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Weddings involve a lot of paper, one of my favorite things. From save the dates and invitations to programs and escort cards, there’s a lot of pretty little paper details to keep track of. Here is a wedding stationery timeline to help you with your wedding paper needs. Immediately After Setting Wedding Date Plan the […]

Wedding Stationery Timeline | Nellie Sparkman Events and Stationery Studio

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Newborn Essentials – My Must Haves Items

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Now that Kennedy is nearly three months old, I thought I would share some of our newborn essentials, my must-have-baby items with you!  I am a very “less is more” type of person, especially when it comes to babies because they grow so fast!  Almost everything we have for Kennedy was used with Micheal, with […]

Newborn Essentials | Nellie Sparkman