Cake Artist 101

“They say your wedding day goes by in such a flash that you’re lucky if you even get a piece of your own cake. I say that’s crazy. I say, let them eat cake.”- Michael ScottWhile The Office is hilarious, this quote is 100% accurate. In fact, at our wedding almost eight years ago, WE didn’t get a piece of our […]

April 1, 2021


Floral Artist 101

Real or faux? How much are we going to pay? Does a floral artist (florist) do MORE than just put together my bouquets, boutonnieres and arrangements?Wonder no more! Not only did the AMAZING and stunning boss babes at Roses+Mint let us ask them the tough questions during a VERY busy time (the end of Valentines […]

March 24, 2021


DJ 101

You’re standing, talking with some friends you haven’t seen for a while. Laughing, reminiscing, being congratulated. You take a sip of your drink, scan the room a bit and you see it; no one is on the dance floor. The middle of the room just hole, no fun, no pop-lock-and-droppin’ from great aunt Sue.Suddenly you […]

March 17, 2021


Wedding Planner 101

Planning a wedding is scary guys. There’s so many decisions to be made, vendors to hire THEN if you live in a big city, there’s TONS of choices for everything. By this time you’re probably understanding why ostriches just stick their heads in the ground! Luckily, not all heroes wear capes and some don a […]

March 10, 2021


Rachel+Brad- Alton, Illinois Wedding

It’s always an honor to photograph the wedding of a fellow wedding industry professional, especially one whom I’ve known for several years and was the DJ at one of my best friend’s wedding! Brad has allowed me to be a part of their love story from proposal to best day ever and I couldn’t be […]

August 14, 2020


Samantha+Jonathon- St. Louis, Missouri Wedding

Sam and Jon. Where do I begin?The (now) Travettos are one of those super special couples that you know, no matter what, will make the best of their situation. Going in to their wedding week, every day was BEAUTIFUL….except Saturday. Their wedding day. 70-80% chance of rain ALLLLLLLL DAAAYYYY. Luckily, Sam being the advanced planning, […]

March 14, 2020


Should you do a “First Look?”

For those of you who know even know what a “first look” is, it’s about a ten minute little alone time. Sometimes it’s when the groom sees his bride for the first time and other’s the groom is blind folded but the couple holds hands, prays together, whatever helps soothe the pre-ceremony jitters (for a […]

March 12, 2020


Helpful tips on how to be the BEST wedding party member you can be

I have personally been in four weddings, and maid/matron of honor in two of them, not to mention I get to hang out with over thirty wedding parties a year (while I only take 25 of my own weddings, I also help my photog friends by being a second photographer for them). Needless to say, […]

March 9, 2020


How to Decide if You Really NEED Two Photographers

Whether one needs two (or more) photographers or not is a hot topic, not only among potential couples but photographers as well! Some photographers only have packages that include themselves because they shoot a majority of their weddings solo. Others will tell you it’s basically irresponsible to NOT have a second photographer.I have two packages […]

March 9, 2020


How to Write the BEST Timeline for Your Best Day Ever

First off I would like to mention that this is written based on you NOT being one of my brides or couples. If you ARE a M&Co. bride/couple, THANK YOU, I LOVE YOU, and this will be a glimpse at to what is in store for you! I live planning. I breathe planning. My life […]

March 8, 2020


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