Lake of the Ozarks Wedding Association
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There is no doubt that weddings can be stressful to plan as well as attend.  You want everything to be perfect, from your hair and makeup to the decorations at the reception.  We want you to relax and enjoy your wedding.  Therefore, here are 6 wedding day planning tips to help your day be less […]

Selecting a wedding photographer is a huge decision. After all, once the wedding day is over, the flowers, decorations, food, and cakes are gone and what you have left are the memories. if you’ve selected the right photographer, every time you look at your images those memories will come flooding back in living color. So, […]

Think 10 years from now. You are sitting on the couch with your daughter and she asks if you have any wedding photos. Of course you do; however, will you go to the bookshelf and pull out a beautiful wedding album with memories of the day in full color, or do you have to scroll […]

There is a song and a book, “Everyone has a Story.” An important part of your life’s story is your wedding. The photographers you hire to document your wedding are there to help you tell the story of your wedding day. Tracy and I got into photography to help tell the story of our family. […]

We all wish we had the energy of our children, but there are some instances in which we’d rather they not be quite so lively.  We may get a big kick out of seeing little Johnny go running down the isle holding a Here Comes the Bride sign and have an inside joke about it […]

Out of curiosity I looked up how much time actually goes into planning a wedding. My mind was blown to read that the average wedding takes around 250 hours to plan. I am a sales rep for a display fireworks company based out of Richland Missouri called Premier Pyrotechnics. We have been in business for […]

couple getting married under floral arbor - Janine's Flowers

Photo by Janine’s Flowers This is a condensed version of a great poem called “The Art of Marriage,” by William A. Peterson.  It inspires me all the time to reflect on my attitudes, behaviors and actions. It certainly helps me think about choosing my words more carefully. I hope it inspires you as well to […]

wedding reception table centerpiece - Janine's Flowers

Photo by Janine’s Flowers Let’s talk about flowers, specifically, wedding flowers. Imagine a wedding without them. Bland and lifeless.  Now picture your wedding, alive with vibrant blossoms. Timeless and elegant, brash and bold, expertly designed botanicals set the mood for a wonderful event. Here are a few ideas to think about. #1 Hire a professional, […]

couple reading bible

It is a busy time for engaged couples who are in the midst of planning their wedding. It is easy to get caught up in the many details that demand attention, but one detail can easily be overlooked and that is taking care of your relationship. One piece of advice that I would like to […]

Wedding rings on bible

Image by Photos By Gum As an engaged couple plans for their big wedding day, sometimes the actual wedding ceremony is one of the last details to be addressed. And that’s OK. So many big and expensive details can and do take precedent.  But when the couple is ready to sit down and discuss wedding […]

Over the last few years, First Looks have developed as a wedding day photography/videography option for couples.  Couples have opposing views on the subject.  Those against doing a First Look fear it will lessen the incredible moment when the bride and groom see each other for the first time at the ceremony.  Other couples focus […]

The holidays always inspire engagements, which means we’re ready to kick-off planning season over here! We asked some recent brides for a few of the best pieces of advice they would give to girls currently planning their weddings, and here’s what they shared: -Sit down and write out the top 5-10 “must haves” as a […]

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life! The first thing couples want to do is to share the good news with family and friends. A typical response to the big news is, “Oh my, this is so wonderful. Congratulations! When is the wedding?” At this point, it’s probably time […]

We at Elite Lighting & Sound are once again elated to have this opportunity to discuss what we feel are important aspects of any wedding or special event. With a well thought out lighting plan, one can transform any space into a sensibly lit wonderland that meets your vision while amazing your guests. Weather you […]

When engaged couples plan for their big wedding day, sometimes the actual wedding ceremony is one of the last details to be addressed. So many other items can and do take precedent. But when the couple is ready to sit down and discuss wedding and ring exchange vows, scripture readings, perhaps a memorial for a […]

Peonies, Roses, Daisies, Rannunculus, Anemones, Sweet Peas, Hypericum, Hydrangeas, Eryngium, Dahlias, Solidago, Montecassino, Limonium. So many flowers, greenery and filler. So many colors, growing seasons, conditioning requirements, temperature variations and longevity considerations. The choices can be overwhelming. We know these things and so much more. There are hundreds of varieties of roses. We know the […]

Depending on the photographer and the wedding collections the photographer offers, an engagement session may or may not be included. But they are always a good idea. It’s not just about getting some super cool couples shots, even though that is the main reason. For you, the engagement session is more than likely the first […]