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Be the Best Bridesmaid or Groomsman

Have these items at the ready on the big day. By Emily Sachs Photo by Jo’Nae Earls   Groomsman Essentials: Scotch cordials Craving something smooth and exhilarating? These scotch-infused, dark chocolate cordials are the perfect combination of boozy and tasty. Atelier  Liquor bottle opener  Let’s get this party started! Make sure you don’t forget a […]

Makeup Tips and Tricks

To make sure your makeup stays put for your wedding By Jo’Nae Earls Wedding makeup can be stressful — it’s the one time in our lives we need our makeup to stay on all day and the one day of our lives during which we sweat and cry the most. Here are the best tips, […]

And the Two Become One: The Wedding Gifts

As you plan your wedding day, we know you’ll find ways to make it as deeply special as the story of love you’re writing together with your future spouse. For some inspiration, here we share with you unique features from Southeast Missouri couple Maci and Logan Sprandel’s wedding. Congratulations — we are joyful with you […]

And the Two Become One: The Tradition

As you plan your wedding day, we know you’ll find ways to make it as deeply special as the story of love you’re writing together with your future spouse. For some inspiration, here we share with you unique features from Southeast Missouri couple Makayla and Luke Pohlman’s wedding. Congratulations — we are joyful with you […]

And the Two Become One: Floral Arrangements

As you plan your wedding day, we know you’ll find ways to make it as deeply special as the story of love you’re writing together with your future spouse. For some inspiration, here we share with you unique features from Southeast Missouri couple Jen Rickard and Brian Blattel’s wedding. Congratulations — we are joyful with […]

And the Two Become One: The Decorations

As you plan your wedding day, we know you’ll find ways to make it as deeply special as the story of love you’re writing together with your future spouse. For some inspiration, here we share with you unique features from Southeast Missouri couple Ashley and Sam Howard’s wedding. Congratulations — we are joyful with you […]

And the Two Become One: The Entertainment

As you plan your wedding day, we know you’ll find ways to make it as deeply special as the story of love you’re writing together with your future spouse. For some inspiration, here we share with you unique features of Southeast Missouri couple Kaitie and Aaron Goodson’s wedding. Congratulations — we are joyful with you […]

Giving Her Away

It’s a happy and hard thing. By Loren Miller For most, when we hear the word “soulmate,” we envision two people in love, inseparably strolling hand-in-hand for eternity. For me, that word means something different. I believe we get to have more than one soulmate in life, and it isn’t limited to romantic love. I […]

Equation For a Successful Marriage

It’s all about that minus and plus sign. By Marc Harris My understanding of marriage at an early age unfortunately was set by divorce and sadness. I realize now that when you’re young, they don’t let you know what an “ideal” marriage looks like. There was not a “have a perfect marriage class” for many […]

Repurposing a Ring

Because moms are generous and strong. By Brooke Clubbs One August morning, I awoke to a bug crawling on my face. That was how we discovered bed bugs in our master bedroom. We arranged for our thermal remediation: generator power heaters that get the temperature of your house to 120 degrees and fans that blow […]