bliss bridal experience

With the 2016 high wedding season wrapping up, brides and vendors alike are looking to the planning and preparation for the Big Days of 2017. If you are looking for tips and trends for the local wedding industry, don’t miss the fall round of bridal shows. Two great shows you won’t want to miss coming up in the next two weeks: All About Weddings on August 21 and Metropolitan Bride on August 28.

But I am SO EXCITED about The Bridal Experience on September 17th, 2016- the very first interactive, hands-on bridal experience in Southwest Missouri. Brides can walk through themed weddings, enjoy catering samples and cake tastings, try out wedding day hairstyles and makeup with professionals, hear live DJs, and win amazing prizes. ALL. DAY. LONG. Well, from 10am-2:30pm at least 😉

The very best part is that 100% of ticket proceeds benefit Project Harbor, a local nonprofit that serves under-resourced women and children in our area. Absolutely none of the professionals hosting this event are keeping profit for themselves- it all goes back into Project Harbor. Love.

So what are you waiting for? Join us at the Main Street Historic building in Bolivar, Missouri on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 from 10am-2:30pm. Tickets are just $10, but you can snag a discount if you bring all the girls. Flower girls get in free! If you hurry you just might snag one of the super-awesome VIP swag bags! for more info or tickets. We’ll see you there!

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thank you

Seriously, I am blown away.

Bliss Events was born out of an earnest desire to give a man and a woman the best possible beginning to their new life together. I wanted to help overwhelmed brides pull together an amazing day without completely breaking the bank and losing sanity in the process. I wanted to create a business that could help other women like me have an opportunity to help support their families.

I’m also just a homemaker. Raising babies. Working on my marriage to the very best best friend I could have. I am OVERWHELMED by the response of people in my community who are helping me help others make their dreams come true.

My first wedding season is full! I can’t believe I can say that out loud 🙂

While I am sorry to say I will not get to work with any additional brides in 2016, I want to give a huge SHOUT OUT to the beautiful women I do get to work with. If you’ve got a Big Day happening in 2017, please reserve your date as soon as possible. I soooooo want to meet more amazing ladies. Plus, I’m offering a special gift to those who reserve their date before the end of 2016.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

P.S. As a result of the extremely positive support, I’m happy to say that Bliss Events is growing! Make sure we’re friends on Facebook so you don’t miss out on exciting news about growing our team (!!!), expanding our services, and….well, I don’t want to give it all away 😉

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faves on friday

Inspiration from the week: wedding planners and local vendors sharing bridal bliss around the web. Enjoy!

IN LOVE with the flower crowns from Lauren Medley Florals at exclusively at Little Uptown Kids.

It can be so hard to help everyone feel included while planning your big day. Check out How to Include Everyone in Wedding Planning (Even Your In-Laws) on Style Me Pretty.

I really have a soft spot for boho. This Moroccan Bohemian styled shoot at 100 Layer Cake offers a unique twist on all things feathers, braids, and barefeet 🙂

Winter skies have me yearning for something fun and fresh- this Whimsical Urban Elopement from Artfully Wed fits the bill!


Happy Friday!

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cupcake consultations

Wanna know one of my favorite things about being a wedding planner?

The consultation.

love hearing big day dreams from recently engaged brides. I love hearing how two people met, built a relationship, and fell in love. I love hearing the unique ideas those two people have for celebrating that love.

And since we’re already talking flowers, dresses, and wedding cake, we might as well be eating cupcakes!

If you are in the throes of wedding planning in the Springfield, Missouri area, please give me a call or send a text to (615)975-5367. I’d love to treat you to a cupcake and talk more about your vision and how I can help you make it happen. Having a wedding planner is more affordable than you’d think, and more necessary than you know.

Can’t wait to meet you!

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a love story

Photo by Chance Thompson Photography

Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy this precious love story from our clients, Jacob and Crystal, and stay tuned for photos from their wedding in May! Can’t wait!!

Hello! Tell us your story. How did you meet each other?

Well, this is us! Jacob and I met forever ago. We went to preschool together- he was my best friend. In our preschool yearbook, every photo that had him in it, I was right there beside him. Then I moved away in kindergarten. We didn’t stay friends after the move.

How did you reconnect?

Junior year of high school, my school got a cute new boy on the first day 🙂  We realized that we were still so much alike and it wasn’t long before I was calling him my best friend again. Over that summer we took a leap and decided to be more than friends. We dated all of senior year and two years after high school. Then one December we felt God moving in our lives. After many nights crying and going back and forth over what to do, we decided that we needed a break. [We wanted] to discover who we were without the other and to see if our love was more than just our high school fling.

How long did you stay separated?

For six months. Oh, how we thought the world was ending! In reality, it was just helping us mature into who we are so that we would be even more ready for the next step for us. During that time we still hung out almost every day. Our friendship grew even stronger and we got to know each other more. That summer we felt God tell us that it was our time. It was our time to be together again, and this time for good.

How did you get engaged?

One year later I was working in a restaurant on a Friday night during dinner rush and in comes my Jacob. He was dressed in a suit jacket and looked so sharp. He told me that I had clothes up front- I needed to change because we were leaving. I was completely confused. No one leaves in the middle of a shift, especially not on a Friday night. I changed and got into the car where a dozen roses were waiting for me. My stomach was in knots.

Where did he take you?

We arrived in Kansas City at the Melting Pot- where he took me on our first date. We were seated at a secluded table in ‘The Lovers Quarter’. The table was decked out with champagne and red roses, completely gorgeous. We enjoyed a four-course meal of fondue. At the end of the meal, the server brings out our dessert wine and in the bottom of my glass is the most gorgeous diamond ring a girl could hope for (just like in the movies! Eek!) I was beyond breathless. He got down on his knee and asked me to become his wife so that he could spend forever with me. It was everything I could dream and it was the perfect proposal for me. He couldn’t have made it more special.

How is the wedding planning going?

We’ve been counting down the days until we’re married. We are so extremely excited. It’s funny to us now to look back and see how it all started. As children we were already fated to be together. Everyday I discover something new to love and everyday he reminds me just how very special I am to him. I’m beyond blessed.

As for our wedding, we’re getting married on May 21, 2016 in Nevada, Missouri where all our family and friends can celebrate with us. For us, our wedding is not all about us. It’s about all those who helped mold us to become who we are and that love us. It’s our way of thanking them for investing in us and it gives us an excuse to eat cake without feeling guilty.

This is our love story. To us it means everything. Hope you’ve enjoyed it like we do!

Jacob and Crystal were the grand prize winners of our Love Stories contest. They will receive complimentary Day-Of Coordinating from Bliss Events. To submit your story for publication on, please fill out the form on our Contact page. 


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