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Nature’s candy creates a sophisticated scheme of Bordeaux and burgundy
Real Weddings 26 In Scott, the Creel-Edwards wedding 28 In Ferndale, the McCarty-Ransom wedding 30 In Eden Isle, the Williams-Selig wedding 32 In Pine Bluff, the Shepherd-Poverelli wedding 34 In Mountain Home, the Burges-Clemence wedding 35 In Fayetteville, the Hilliard-Tacito wedding 36 In Conway, the Jiles-Vinson wedding 37 In Harrisburg, the Engelken-Gill wedding 38 In Scott, the O’Donnell-Hays wedding 39 In Little Rock, the Blair-Johnson wedding 40 In Van Buren, the Owen-Anderson wedding 41 In Hot Springs, the Hatch-Zaslow wedding 42 In Fayetteville, the Lewis-Johanson wedding Fashion & FLORALS 45 Harvest of Love
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AS SOUTHERNERS WE HAVE a strong pride of place. We are proud of all the Southern elements around us. From the moment the At Home staff began planning our fall/winter Weddings in Arkansas issue, we knew we wanted to include Southern charm from cover to cover. What’s more Southern than Arkansas-grown cotton? I traveled to my aunt and uncle’s cotton farm in Portland, a small southeast Arkansas town, to gather inspiration. The view from their large screened-in porch is breathtaking, and it seems like the cotton rows go on forever. They graciously sent me home with lots of cotton and rice to include throughout our pages. When we think of other Southern-inspired details, large magnolia trees, lace, pearls, coffee and wheat top our list—all of which can inspire the perfect wedding day. In this issue, you’ll find two inspiration palettes with invitations, wedding cakes, bouquets and more on page 11. We’ve also included 13 real weddings that showcase talented wedding vendors from all over the state. Don’t miss our stunning lace-inspired fashion spread, beginning on page 45, where you’ll find gorgeous dresses, jewelry and Southern-inspired bouquets. As we publish this fall/winter issue of Weddings in Arkansas, our team has its own sense of pride. This issue marks the 10-year anniversary of bringing inspiring photography and all-things-wedding right to your fingertips. We are proud of this magazine and how we have evolved over the years. Hopefully this issue will inspire your own wedding. Don’t hesitate to add a little Southern charm. Your guests will love it. Cheers,
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Moroccan Romantic letterpress wedding invitation suite in Prussian Blue and Copper Shine by Bella Figura; A Southern Tradition, Conway, (501) 336-0326, asoutherntradition.com. Winter-inspired bouquet with open magnolia, gardenia, stock, calla lilies, roses, cotton bolls, pinecones, silver brunia berries, dusty miller and scabiosa pods; Becky Clement, Inspired by Nature, Little Rock, (501) 945-7226.
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Clockwise from top left: Monogrammed four-tier wedding cake with flowers in shades of gold; Ambrosia Bakery, Hot Springs, (501) 525-4500, ambrosiabakeryco.com. Oblation Papers & Press Florentine invitation suite with deckled top edge, off-set motif, and sage and gold inks on 100% recycled, handmade cream paper; The Crown Shop, Little Rock, (501) 227-8442, thecrownshop.com. S’mores in a jar with leaf-shaped graham cracker cookies; Sweet Love, Little Rock, (501) 613-7780, sweetlovebakes.com. Bamboo letterpress and copper metallic foil wedding invitation with champagne liner and foil edging; Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville, (479) 521-1778, shindigpaperie.com. Juliska oval platter in cappuccino brown from the Berry and Thread Collection; The Full Moon, Little Rock, (501) 663-4367. Sachet filled with fresh lavender; White Goat, Little Rock, (501) 603-9460. Faux-wood table runner; A Southern Tradition, Conway, (501) 336-0326, asoutherntradition.com.
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Clockwise from top left: Lace-inspired two-tier wedding cake topped with Southern magnolia bloom; Donatello, Little Rock, (501) 590-0756, redclaychocolate.com. Vietri’s Italian Martellato collection stainless steel flatware with hammered detail; The Full Moon, Little Rock, (501) 663-4367. White chocolate mocha French macarons; Sweet Love, Little Rock, (501) 613-7780, sweetlovebakes.com. Miniature cake stands; A Southern Tradition, Conway, (501) 336-0326, asoutherntradition.com. Custom-designed Amy Nelson Hannon layered invitation suite in ecrus, golds and champagnes with Swiss dot details; Sincerely Yours Paper, Springdale, sincerelyyourspaper.com.
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Miniature fruit tarts with raspberries and blackberries; Sweet Love, Little Rock, (501) 613-7780, sweetlovebakes.com. Letterpress invitation with traditional script and French fleur-de-lis motif in Prussian blue and Fuchsia Shine; A Southern Tradition, Conway, (501) 336-0326, asoutherntradition.com.
"I love the juxtaposition of the feminine swirls and masculine pinstripe on this invitation suite."
“Nothing says 'Southern Belle' like a bow!"
Clockwise from top left: Three-tier wedding cake with purple and white stripes and bows; TracyCakes, Little Rock, (501) 227-4243, seasonsoflovecakes.com. Green calligraphy savethe-date by Page Stationery; Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville, (479) 521-1778, shindigpaperie. com. Dauphine Press wedding invitation with blueberry branches; Molly's Paperie, Little Rock, (501) 661-9929, mollyspaperie.com. Hand-tied bouquet with red celosia, Freedom roses, eggplant calla lilies, equinox, Hot Princess roses, kale and hot pink ranunculous finished with eggplant purple ribbon accented with ivory pinstripe ribbon; Shirley’s Flowers, Inc., Rogers and Bentonville, (800) 624-7225, shirleysflowersinc.com. Smock black and white striped invitation sleeve and Dawson letterpress calligraphy invitation in raspberry; By Invitation Only, Little Rock, (501) 975-8902, byinvitationonlylr.com. Strawberry-peach jam; Sweet Love, Little Rock, (501) 613-7780, sweetlovebakes.com. Rifle Paper Co. thank you cards; Molly’s Paperie, Little Rock, (501) 661-9929, mollyspaperie.com.
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Clockwise from top left: Tatra by Smock coaster with foil stamping in gold matte; By Invitation Only, Little Rock, (501) 975-8902, byinvitationonlylr. com. Red velvet French macarons; Sweet Love, Little Rock, (501) 613-7780, sweetlovebakes.com. Three-tier wedding cake with floral and berry accents; Mickeyâ€™s Special Affairs, Little Rock, (501) 321-1989, mickeysevents.com. Stacy Claire Boyd wedding invitation with festive woodcut detail; The Crown Shop, Little Rock, (501) 227-8442, thecrownshop.com. Sachet with dried roses; White Goat, Little Rock, (501) 603-9460. Metal Morphosis sterling silver serving pieces; Haus Werk, Little Rock, (501) 663-5251, shophauswerk.com. Faux berry accent piece; Tipton Hurst, Little Rock, (501) 666-3333, tiptonhurst.com.
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PHOTOGRAPHY Lainie Deerman Photography, Benton, (501) 317-5742 lainiedeermanphotography.com CEREMONY/RECEPTION LOCATION, FLOWERS, WEDDING COORDINATOR Marlsgate Plantation, Scott, (501) 961-1307, marlsgate.com BRIDE’S DRESS Proposals, Little Rock, (501) 661-4696, proposalsboutique.com CAR RENTAL Vintage Motorcars, Mayflower, (501) 580-8222 ENTERTAINMENT Kathy Cooper Piano Studio, Little Rock, (501) 612-9904 RINGS Sissy’s Log Cabin, Little Rock, (501) 663-0066, sissyslogcabin.com STATIONERY Molly’s Paperie, Little Rock, (501) 661-9929, mollyspaperie.com TUXES/SUITS—GROOM Paul Bunyan’s Big and Tall, Little Rock, (501) 227-5440 paulbunyansbigandtall.com TUXES/SUITS—GROOMSMEN JoS. A. Bank, Little Rock, (501) 614-9487, josabank.com
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"The tree on the invitation mimics the Southern plantation venue of the wedding."
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Mat thew Ransom OCTOBER 29 FERNDALE
PHOTOGRAPHY KES Weddings, Little Rock, (501) 607-0090, kesweddings.com WEDDING COORDINATOR Shelia Vaught, Weddings & Events, Little Rock, (501) 590-0343 CEREMONY/RECEPTION LOCATION The Ransom family home ALTERATIONS Connie at Natural Steps, Roland, (501) 868-4044 BRIDE’S/BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES Proposals, Little Rock, (501) 6614696, proposalsboutique.com CATERING An Affair to Remember, Little Rock, (501) 663-6408 ENTERTAINMENT—CEREMONY Jarboe String Quartet, Little Rock, (501) 772-0067 FLOWERS Becky Clement, Inspired by Nature, North Little Rock, (501) 945-7226 FLOWER GIRL DRESS The Toggery, Little Rock, (800) 207-8691, toggerykids.com GROOM’S/GROOMSMENS’ TIES Greenhaw’s Fine Men’s Wear, Little Rock, (501) 227-8703 greenhawsmenswear.com MAKEUP Angela Alexander RENTALS Confetti’s Party Rentals, Little Rock, (501) 374-0021, confettispartyrental.com RINGS Sissy’s Log Cabin, Little Rock, (501) 663-0066, sissyslogcabin.com STATIONERY Molly’s Paperie, Little Rock, (501) 661-9929, mollyspaperie.com TUXES/SUITS JoS. A. Bank, Little Rock, (501) 614-9487, josabank.com
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"The use of burlap creates a neutral backdrop while adding a touch of texture and Southern appeal." weddingsinarkansas.com
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PHOTOGRAPHY Stacy Kinzler Photography, North Little Rock, (501) 416-2138, stacykinzlerphotography.com CEREMONY/RECEPTION LOCATION, CATERING Red Apple Inn, Eden Isle, (501) 362-3111, redappleinn.com CAKE pattiCakes Bakery, Conway, (501) 205-1969, patticakesbakery.net MACARONS MaryClare Macarons, Hot Springs, maryclaremacarons.com FLOWERS, RENTALS House of Flowers, Hot Springs, (501) 623-1351, shepherdshouseofflowers.com HAIR Bellissima Salon, Hot Springs, (501) 321-9717 MAKEUP Bridget Baltimore, Barbara/Jean, Little Rock, (501) 227-0054, barbarajean.com STATIONERY Mollyâ€™s Paperie, Little Rock, (501) 661-9929, mollyspaperie.com
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"Black and white stripes add sophistication in a rustic setting."
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PHOTOGRAPHY Christopher Nolan Photography, Little Rock, (501) 765-9572, christophernolanphotography.com WEDDING COORDINATOR Gala Productions, England, (501) 255-2070 CEREMONY LOCATION First United Methodist Church of Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, (870) 535-0935 RECEPTION LOCATION The Art & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff, (870) 536-3375, artssciencecenter.org CATERING Tazikiâ€™s Cafe, Little Rock, (501) 227-8291, tazikiscafe.com ENTERTAINMENT Big John Miller Band, Little Rock, (501) 351-4140, bigjohnmillerband.com FLOWERS Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock, (501) 803-4630, designsbytanarah.com
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"I love the floral detail on the cake."
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"I love everything about this bride-and-groom table."
PHOTOGRAPHY Rosie Hardy, rosiehardy.com CEREMONY/RECEPTION LOCATION Stone Creek Ranch Resort, Mountain Home, (870) 424-7433, stonecreekranchresort.com CAKE Rick’s Bakery, Fayetteville, (479) 442-2166, ricksbakery.com DRESS Conway Tuxedo & Bridal, Conway, (501) 336-8810, arbridal.com ENTERTAINMENT The Boogiemen, Mountain Home, (870) 321-1625 FLOWERS Annette’s Flowers, Mountain Home, (870) 424-7673, annettesflowers.com RENTALS Eventures Party Rentals, Fayetteville, (479) 444-7526, eventurespartyrentals.com RINGS Johnson the Jeweler, Mountain Home, (870) 425-1588, johnsonthejeweler.com STATIONERY Megan Clemence Photography, Fayetteville, (870) 405-0437 TUXES/SUITS Mark’s Fine Clothing, Mountain Home, (870) 425-6275
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ChanninTacito DECEMBER 10, FAYETTEVILLE
K atie Hilliard
“Love her Southern details from the lace dress to the mongrammed cake and programs!"
PHOTOGRAPHY MGB Photo, Fayetteville, (479) 747-2439, malloryberry.com WEDDING COORDINATOR Amy Bates, Bates Events, (479) 530-0164, bates-events.com CEREMONY LOCATION Central United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, (479) 442-4237, centraltolife. com. RECEPTION LOCATION East Square Plaza, Fayetteville, (479) 636-9000 BRIDE’S/BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES Low’s Bridal and Formal, Brinkley, (870) 734-3244, lowsbridal.com CAKE Rick’s Bakery, Fayetteville, (479) 442-2166, ricksbakery.com CATERING Catering Unlimited, Springdale, (479) 841-1578, caterunlimited.com FLOWERS Shirley’s Flowers & Gifts, Rogers, (479) 636-0118, shirleysflowersinc.com HAIR Studio 8, Fayetteville, (479) 442-2611, studio8salon.com MAKEUP Scarlett Andrews RENTALS Eventures Party Rentals, Fayetteville, (479) 444-7526, eventurespartyrentals.com RINGS Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry, Rogers, (479) 845-0088, blakemansfinejewelry.com STATIONERY By Invitation Only, Little Rock, (501) 975-8902, byinvitationonlylr.com TUXES/SUITS JoS. A. Bank, Rogers, (479) 986-8386, josabank.com
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PHOTOGRAPHY Photography by Melisa, Little Rock, (501) 227-4206, photographybymelisa.com WEDDING COORDINATOR Young Designs, Maumelle, (501) 416-5713, youngdesigns-events.com CEREMONY LOCATION Greene Chapel, Hendrix College, Conway, (800) 277-9017, hendrix.edu RECEPTION LOCATION/CATERING Centennial Valley Country Club, Conway, (501) 513-2522, centennialvalleygolfac.com BRIDE’S DRESS Low’s Bridal and Formal, Brinkley, (870) 734-3244, lowsbridal.com BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES Proposals, Little Rock, (501) 661-4696, proposalsboutique.com CAKE TracyCakes, Little Rock, (501) 227-4243, seasonsoflovecakes.com ENTERTAINMENT Central Arkansas Entertainment, Benton, (501) 772-0067, centralarkansasentertainment.com FLOWERS, RENTALS, STATIONERY A Southern Tradition, Conway, (501) 336-0326, asoutherntradition.com HAIR/MAKEUP Lindsay Bettinardi, Little Rock RINGS Romance Diamond Company, Fayetteville, (479) 443-9289, romancediamond.com TUXES/SUITS Men’s Wearhouse, Little Rock, (501) 954-7080, menswearhouse.com VIDEOGRAPHY Popeye Video Productions, Little Rock, (501) 568-0900, popeyevideo.com
“This wedding is right in line with our 'Berry Bliss' inspiration palette."
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Mat t Gill
SEPTEMBER 24, HARRISBURG
PHOTOGRAPHY Lindsey Turner Photography, Jonesboro, (870) 926-3641, lturnerphotography.com CEREMONY/RECEPTION LOCATION Parker Homestead, Harrisburg, (870) 578-2699, parkerhomestead.com HAIR Robin Jones, Roman Touch Salon, Jonesboro, (870) 932-2228 TUXES/SUITS Jessica’s Bridal, Bay, (870) 781-3334, jessicasbridalandformal.com
“I'm crazy about the mix-and-match chairs, vintage china and hand-picked bouquets." weddingsinarkansas.com
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"Her 'something blue' - those adorable shoes - was such an unexpected touch when paired with the tea-length dress."
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JANUARY 14, LITTLE ROCK
Amanda Blair L uke Johnson
PHOTOGRAPHY Carper Creative Photography, Amy Carper, Little Rock, (501) 812-6681, carperphoto.com WEDDING COORDINATION Inspired Grace Weddings, Rogers, (501) 246-7180, inspiredgraceweddings.com CEREMONY Trinity Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, (501) 868-5848, trinitypreslr.com RECEPTION Argenta Community Theater, North Little Rock, (501) 353-1443, argentacommunitytheater.com BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES J. Crew, Little Rock, (501) 821-2798, jcrew.com BRIDESMAIDS’ JEWELRY Robinson Lane Designs, Little Rock, (501) 663-5333, robinsonlane.com CATERING/RENTALS Simply the Best, North Little Rock, (501) 955-2020, simplythebestcatering.com FLOWERS Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock, (501) 372-1400, designsbytanarah.com HAIR/MAKEUP Personal Style, Tori House and Carol Kiehn, Little Rock, (870) 672-1632 LATE NIGHT SNACK Hot Dog Mike, Little Rock, (501) 416-4778, hotdogmike.com
"Every Southern girl needs a dash of plaid and I love that she was bold enough to use it on her wedding day!"
L aura Owen Casey A nderson AND
DECEMBER 16, VAN BUREN
PHOTOGRAPHY Beaty Photography, Fort Smith, (479) 462-2416, beatyphotography.com WEDDING COORDINATION Details Weddings & Events, Fort Smith, (479) 459-7681, weddingsbydetails.com CEREMONY/RECEPTION First Baptist Church, Van Buren, (479) 474-2961 BRIDE'S DRESS Danielle's Bridal, Clarksville, (479) 754-5885, daniellesbridalshop.com CAKE Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe, Springdale, (479) 750-0044, shelbylynnscakeshoppe.com FLOWERS Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock, (501) 372-1400, designsbytanarah. com HAIR/MAKEUP Mr John's Lifestyle Salon & Spa, Fort Smith, (479) 484-5665, mr-johnsdayspa.com MUSIC-RECEPTION Hollye Dickinson RENTALS Eventures Party Rentals, Fayetteville, (479) 587-0933, eventurespartyrentals.com RINGS-BRIDE Diamonds Plus Jewelry Exchange, Fort Smith, (479) 782-4980 RINGS-GROOM Kay Jewelers, Fort Smith, (479) 478-0221, kay.com TUXES/SUITS Rainwater's, Fort Smith, (479) 452-5836, rainwater-s.com VIDEOGRAPHY One Way DJ, (479) 721-2363, onewaydj.com
â€œI love her lace wedding dress, but also how she incorporated lace in the bouquets and her wedding cake."
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Stephanie Hatch Evan Z aslow AND
OCTOBER 15, HOT SPRINGS
PHOTOGRAPHY Benfield Photography, Fayetteville, (479) 871-2479, benfieldphotography.net WEDDING COORDINATION MHarrison Designs, (501) 844-7722, mharrisondesigns.com CEREMONY/RECEPTION LOCATION Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs, (501) 262-9300, garvangardens.org CAKE Ambrosia Bakery, Hot Springs, (501) 525-4500, ambrosiabakeryco.com CATERING Café 1217, Hot Springs, (501) 318-1094 FLOWERS Shepherd's House of Flowers, Hot Springs, (501) 623-1351 HAIR/MAKEUP: Kakki Jones, Little Rock MUSIC Central Arkansas Entertainment, Benton, (501) 772-0067, centralarkansasentertainment.com TUXES Men’s Wearhouse, Little Rock, (501) 954-7080, menswearhouse.com
"Soft touches of pink make this wedding feel so romantic." weddingsinarkansas.com
Sarah Lewis Grant Johanson AND
NOVEMBER 19, FAYETTEVILLE
PHOTOGRAPHY Benfield Photography, Fayetteville, (479) 871-2479, benfieldphotography.net WEDDING COORDINATION Details Weddings & Events, Fort Smith, (479) 459-7681, weddingsbydetails.com CEREMONY/RECEPTION LOCATION The Inn at Carnall Hall, Fayetteville, (479) 582-0400, innatcarnallhall.com CAKE-BRIDE Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe, Springdale, (479) 750-0044, shelbylynnscakeshoppe.com CAKE-GROOM Little Bread Company, Fayetteville, (479) 527-0622, littlebread.com CATERING Ella's Restaurant, Fayetteville, (479) 582-0400, ellasrestaurant.com ENTERTAINMENT Chris Cameron Blues Band, Fort Smith, chriscameronband.net FLOWERS Shirley's Flowers, Inc., Bentonville and Rogers, (800)624-7225, shirleysflowersinc.com RENTALS Eventures Party Rentals, Fayetteville, (479) 587-0933, eventurespartyrentals.com
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"The hanging floral arrangement for the ceremony took my breath away!"
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"Elements native to Arkansas, such as cotton and rice, inspired the look of our Southern fashion feature."
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Bernadette by Maggie Sottero slim line gown with intricate lace detail, Swarovski crystals, keyhole back and fishtail train with scalloped edging. The Bridal Cottage, North Little Rock, (501) 753-4138, bridalcottageonline.com 18-karat white gold mother-of-pearl, topaz and diamond vine pendant and earrings. Romance Diamond Company, Fayetteville, (479) 443-9289, romancediamond.com
Allure slip dress with charmeuse lining, Chantilly and Venice lace overlay and deep v-neckline in front and back. Cathedral-length illusion veil with cascading Venice lace appliqués surrounded by scalloped edge of Venice lace. Low’s Bridal and Formal, Brinkley, (870) 734-3244, lowsbridal.com Lagos Luna Collection sterling silver two-strand bracelets with 7mm pearls, 36-inch pearl necklace, 33-inch sterling silver five-strand pearl necklace with caviar clasp, and 20-inch sterling silver mother-of-pearl pendant on a sterling silver 10mm pearl strand. Sissy’s Log Cabin, Jonesboro, (870) 336-0066; Little Rock, (501) 663-0066; Pine Bluff, (870) 879-3040; sissyslogcabin.com
“The rice Laura picked up from her family's farm made a gorgeous bouquet when we added a simple ribbon."
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Bouquet with wheat base accented by gnarly kiwi vine, dusty miller and scabiosa pods for texture, wrapped in French wired burlap ribbon. Tipton Hurst, Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock, (800) 666-3333, tiptonhurst.com
Bouquet with white stock and alstroemeria. Ye Olde Daisy Shoppe, Conway, (501) 327-7731, yeoldedaisy.net
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18-karat white gold motherof-pearl, topaz and diamond vine pendant and earrings. Romance Diamond Company, Fayetteville, (479) 443-9289, romancediamond.com
Val Stefani Moonlight Couture mermaid-style dress with scalloped lace and chapel train. Tulle Bridal & Formal, Sherwood, (501) 225-0899, tulle-bridal.com Elizabeth Showers 18-karat yellow gold leaf and vine bangle, 18-karat yellow gold long Duchess earrings with mother-of-pearl teardrops and mother-of-pearl marquise cabochons, and 18-karat yellow gold Eliza teardrop pendant necklace with smooth motherof-pearl and pave diamond cap. Roberson's Fine Jewelry, Little Rock, (501) 664-9000, robersonsfinejewelry.com
"I knew this dress would be a perfect fit for this issue from the moment I saw the scalloped laced tiers."
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Hand-tied bouquet of white phalaenopsis orchids, hydrangeas and roses with sunflowers and scabiosa pods, highlighted with guinea feathers and tied in a chocolate burlap ribbon with natural burlap tile overlay. Cabbage Rose Florist, Little Rock, (501) 664-4042
Bouquet with green hanging berries, millet, persimmon, blue thistle, wheat, wax flower and larkspur wrapped in a raffia bow. Fairytale Florals, North Little Rock, (501) 753-8393, fairytaleflorals.com
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Watters Frederique gown with ivory sheer lace bateau neck, draped bodice and lace border in a silk organza fit-and-flare style. Proposals, Little Rock, (501) 661-4696, proposalsboutique.com Eloquence necklace with total of 3.22 carats diamonds, Rhonda Faber Green fleur-de-lis diamond earrings set in 18-karat gold, and 14-karat white gold flower ring with 1.24 carats of diamonds. Cecilâ€™s Fine Jewelry, Little Rock, (501) 225-5068, cecilsfinejewelry.com Birdcage veil made of Russian net with flowers, feathers and rhinestone beaded accents. The Bridal Cottage, North Little Rock, (501) 753-4138, bridalcottageonline.com
Bouquet with fall leaves, persimmons, wheat, cotton, serria roses, and white dahlias in a structure made of sticks, hand-tied with lace and pearls. Fairytale Florals, North Little Rock, (501) 753-8393, fairytaleflorals.com
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Eloquence necklace with total of 3.22 carats diamonds and Rhonda Faber Green fleur-de-lis diamond earrings set in 18-karat gold. Cecilâ€™s Fine Jewelry, Little Rock, (501) 225-5068, cecilsfinejewelry.com
Antique-style bracelet with five rows of white seed pearls and 18-karat white gold and diamond bars, Hearts of Fire 3.85-carat diamond station necklace in 18-karat white gold, and 12mm South Sea pearl stud earrings. Wilkerson Jewelers, Stuttgart, (800) 631-1999, wilkersons.com
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Bouquet featuring a cascade of green hanging amaranthus, magnolia and privet, with artichokes, cotton bolls and grey-blue succulents for texture and white roses and grey lambs ear leaves for added softness. Tipton Hurst, Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock, (800) 666-3333, tiptonhurst.com
Cascading bouquet made from sunflowers, wheat and textural grasses, scabiosa pods and wool dread lock ribbon that spills to the floor. Tipton Hurst, Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock, (800) 666-3333, tiptonhurst.com
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Elizabeth Showers 18-karat yellow gold leaf and vine bangle, 18-karat yellow gold long Duchess earrings with mother-of-pearl teardrops and mother-of-pearl marquise cabachons and 18-karat yellow gold Eliza teardrop pendant necklace with smooth mother-of-pearl and pave diamond cap. Robersonâ€™s Fine Jewelry, Little Rock, (501) 664-9000, robersonsfinejewelry.com
Enzoani strapless dress with sweetheart neckline, AlenĂ§on and Venice lace, and removable tulle and lace jacket with three-quarter length sleeves and grosgrain ribbon sash. Lowâ€™s Bridal and Formal, Brinkley, (870) 734-3244, lowsbridal.com Antique-style bracelet with five rows of white seed pearls and 18-karat white gold and diamond bars, Hearts of Fire 3.85-carat diamond station necklace in 18-karat white gold, and 12mm South Sea pearl stud earrings. Wilkerson Jewelers, Stuttgart, (800) 631-1999, wilkersons.com Bouquet with Asiatic lilies, hydrangea, white roses, fresia and miniature calla lilies. Ye Olde Daisy Shoppe, Conway, (501) 327-7731, yeoldedaisy.net
"I love this little lace jacket. What a great way to change up your look from the ceremony to the reception."
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Bouquet with composite handmade roses, magnolia leaves and cotton, tied with an assortment of ribbon. Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock, (501) 372-1400, designsbytanarah.com weddingsinarkansas.com
"Delicate lace and soft flowers contrast nicely with the texture of the pinecones."
Bouquet with white hydrangea, stock and roses, accented with pinecones and wrapped in white lace. A Southern Tradition, Conway, (501) 336-0326, asoutherntradition.com Photography: Nancy Nolan Production/Styling: Laura LaRue Art Direction/Styling: Mandy Keener Model: Jessica Rogers, The Agency, Inc. Hair & Makeup: Angela Alexander Galvanized buckets with burlap ribbon: White Goat, Little Rock, (501) 603-9460
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When all is said and done, it’s the photos of your big day you’ll cherish. Karen Segrave of Photography by KES Weddings shares the ten can’t-miss moments you want to document forever 1. ENGAGEMENT PORTRAITS
An engagement session is a great time to see how well you and your photographer work together. Spending a few hours taking engagement portraits is the perfect way to really get to know one another.
2. BRIDAL PORTRAITS
Your wedding day is not the time to experiment with hair and makeup! Bridal portraits are an excellent opportunity to try on your dress, break in your shoes and see if a certain hairstyle or makeup trend will work for you.
3. GETTING READY
The fun, candid and casual photos of brides and grooms hanging out and getting ready are some of my favorites of the day. It really sets the tone for the day and gives you a chance to get to know the bridesmaids and groomsmen.
4. THE FIRST LOOK
In all my years as a wedding photographer, I’ve never had one client regret doing the first look, but I have had a few that didn’t and wish they had. First look photos can really help you relax if you’re nervous about walking down the aisle and seeing your spouse-to-be for the first time with 200 pairs of eyes on you.
5. FAMILY AND BRIDAL PARTY FORMALS
My style of wedding photography doesn’t focus too much on formally posed images, but everyone needs and wants at least one traditionally posed photo of themselves as a couple, their families and the bridal party.
6. BRIDE WITH FATHER
In the moment before she walks down the aisle, it’s often just the bride and her dad. Their body language often shifts, and you can tell by his looks and expressions that he is looking at his daughter as a little girl once again. I like to stand back, use a long lens and just wait for the emotions.
7. WALKING DOWN THE AISLE
I position myself where I can capture the look on her face, and then swing around and capture the look on his face. I’ll continue this until the moment when the bride, groom and father are at the end of the aisle. Often, her father turns to shake the groom’s hand and then turns back to kiss his daughter. Sometimes it’s a simple kiss; sometimes it’s a big hug; sometimes there’s a high five involved. Whatever the case, you want that shot.
8. THE CEREMONY
My must-haves in the ceremony are at least one prayer, the ring exchange, the kiss and the recessional. However, lighting the unity candle can pose a few challenges because often, the couple has their backs turned. I always suggest you walk around back and light the candle facing forward so you can see your guests. That way, you’ll also have a great photo of a beautiful moment.
9. LEAVING THE CEREMONY
I always prefer the grand departure to be done at the end of the ceremony rather than the end of the evening. Choosing this option, you’ll have lots of light and lots of guests throwing rose petals, blowing bubbles or waving pom-poms. Waiting until the end of the evening can leave you with poor lighting and few guests.
10. FIRST DANCES
Whomever you choose to dance with—be it husband, father, stepfather, grandfather or brother—make sure your photographer captures this at every angle. First dances are often some of the most emotional photos at a wedding. The same goes for the groom—he and his mother deserve just as much attention. Photography by KES Weddings, Little Rock, (501) 607-0090, kesweddings.com
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