Penny Campbell

Most people agree that the stereotypical “only child” is often characterized as spoiled, pampered, a “brat,” often lacking social skills, but Penny Campbell is as far away from that description as you could possibly get. When you ask the…

January 2016 A New View

Assignment: Home Renovation      The Location: A home in Columbia I photograph a lot of houses in and around Columbia. While visiting these places, I get a lot of ideas for renovating my home, and I see some things that make me scratch…

Joyful Occasions

MALLORY PARSONS and ERIC SIMS were wed Sept. 12 at the Columbia Country Club. Mallory is the daughter of Debbie and Carl Fuemmeler of Columbia. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a fine arts degree in 2012 and currently…

Intimate Is ‘In’

It seems everyone is connected through countless apps and social media websites to hundreds of people at any given time, so it comes as no surprise that many people want their wedding day to remain as intimate as possible. Even if the guest…

Picture Perfect

Every woman has a mental image of her perfect wedding day, whether it’s an opulent, glittering affair or a rustic, backyard ceremony. With help from Columbia’s Belle Mariée bridal shop, we put together the looks that will turn those…

“I Do” Should-Do’s

With so many wedding details to plan for, it’s easy to run into problems on your big day. A professional wedding planner can help, and Anne Churchill, owner and senior event/wedding planner of AnnaBelle Events, is happy to share some free…

Focus On Flowers

What’s the floral forecast for 2016 weddings? Several trends are “growing” in popularity. Bouquets and arrangements that feature both in-season and local blooms are big with brides this year. Many brides are after the natural look of…

Look Before You Leap

Tradition and superstition have ruled wedding ceremonies for centuries, but over the past few years, modern couples have been making room for new ideas. One of these trends is the popular “first look,” which is when couples see each other…

Brooch The Subject

After more than 40 years creating wedding bouquets, My Secret Garden owner Ruth LaHue thought she had done it all — but she had never done anything like the brooch bouquet she created for a bride last spring. “It had more than 100…