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SETTING THE SCENE 11 Melodious Mix
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20 Glowing Glamour
Buzz Events creates a refined and timeless setting
Real Weddings 26 In Little Rock, the Penick-Mitchell wedding 28 In Scott, the Czerwinska-Greer wedding 30 In Star City, the Hogan-Matthews wedding 32 In Little Rock, the McNeely-Harris wedding 33 In Little Rock, the Witsell/Studevent-Hickman wedding
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In Little Rock, the Hodge-Metzler wedding In Fayetteville, the Mathis-Davis wedding In Centerton, the Cowen-Grinager wedding In Bentonville, the Shaver-Noland wedding In Little Rock, the McCoy-Jackson wedding In Fayetteville, the McDaniel-Williams wedding In Little Rock, the Jones-McMillan wedding In Fayetteville, the Fergus-Raney wedding In El Dorado, the Brasher-Glover wedding In Dardanelle, the Jackson-Reynolds wedding
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THE TOP TEN LIST 58 Trends to incorporate into your spring wedding The preceding is a list of some of the products, manufacturers, distributors and retailers represented in this issue. Space limitations prevent sourcing of all items. Although extreme care is taken to provide correct information, At Home in Arkansas cannot guarantee information received from sources. At Home in Arkansas Weddings in Arkansas is published 2 times a year by Network Communications Inc. Opinions expressed in articles, letters or advertisements, unless otherwise noted, do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Publisher or the staff. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information presented in this issue is accurate and neither At Home in Arkansas, LLC, nor any of its staff, is responsible for omissions or information that has been misrepresented to the magazine. CopyrightÂŠ 2013 Network Communications Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any information storage and retrieval system, without the permission in writing from the Publisher. All pictorial material reproduced in this book has been accepted on the condition that it is reproduced with the knowledge and prior consent of the photographer concerned. As such, Network Communications Inc. is not responsible for any infringement of copyright or otherwise arising out of publication thereof. We make every effort to correct factual mistakes or omissions in a timely and candid manner. Information can be forwarded to Laura LaRue, Special Projects Editor; At Home in Arkansas; 2207 Cottondale Lane; Little Rock, AR 72202 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volume 11, Number 1
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When I was planning my own wedding almost six years ago, I didn’t have Pinterest boards overflowing with beautiful wedding dresses, flowers, tabletop ideas and cakes. I had magazines. Lots of magazines. My sweet mom and I would meet at the Fordyce Bakery on Saturdays, since that was halfway between Little Rock and my hometown of El Dorado. We would sit for hours at a time drinking sweet tea, sharing ideas and planning every aspect of my wedding. As you flip through the pages of this issue of Weddings in Arkansas, you are sure to find fresh ideas to help you plan a gorgeous Southern affair, right here in Arkansas. We looked to the pros and asked three floral and event designers to each create a different tabletop just for you. You’ll find their unique and creative designs in our “Setting the Scene” feature beginning on page 9. We were so impressed by these talented designers and the ideas they brought to the table. What’s more, we also have ten real weddings to share! Fashion, cake, floral ideas and much more can be found here, all from top Arkansas wedding vendors. Our stunning fashion feature begins on page 47, and showcases lovely lace, gorgeous jewels and flirty dresses. Seriously, we did not want that photo shoot to end. To wrap it up, Jessica Zimmerman, owner of A Southern Tradition, shares her top ten spring and summer wedding trends on page 58, which is a must-see. Get ready to be inspired. Don’t worry, we will add all of our gorgeous photography to our Weddings in Arkansas website and Pinterest page, so you can “pin” to your own wedding boards. However, if you’re like us and prefer to hold on to magazines, we hope our inspiring pages are at the top of your stack.
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The sky is the limit when it comes to wedding décor. Whether you’re planning a formal stately affair, charming garden nuptials or a blend of the two, you want the day to be a reflection of your style as a couple. We’ve asked event and floral designers, as well as bakers, from around the state to share their most inspiring creations for a memorable and personal event. By: Tiffany Burgess Photography: Nancy Nolan Styling: Mandy Keener and Laura LaRue
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“No detail goes unnoticed on this table. We love the edible flowers in the ice cubes.”
Bold colors and stripes are more popular than ever when it comes to both fashion and home décor. We love the idea of mixing the two for a modern twist on the timeless staples. Clockwise from top left: Violet Chiavari chairs with blackand-white seat cushions set the tone for this contemporary garden party look. A mix of fresh flowers, including helleborus, ranunculus, anemone, hyacinth and clematis come together in shades of peach and purple. Ice cubes infused with edible flowers make for sweet sippers. Whimsical calligraphy signs mark the chairs of the bride and groom. Design by Pigmint Floral & Event Design, Fayetteville. Calligraphy; Anchor Port Calligraphy, Fayetteville. Chairs, china, linens and flatware; Eventures Party Rentals, Fayetteville. Custom chalkboard screen; Pigmint Floral & Event Design, Fayetteville. Paper goods; Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville. 10 Weddings in Arkansas | Spring/Summer 2013
Vivid and bright circus roses, green spider mums, yellow wax, hot pink spray roses and Dendrobium orchids combine for a colorful and fun bridal bouquet. Floral design by Ye Olde Daisy Shoppe, Inc., Conway
Blooming save-thedate card from Lemon Tree Paper. The Crown Shop, Little Rock
Elegant “Sabian” wedding invitation by Smock. A Southern Tradition, Conway
Sea-inspired savethe-date card from Dauphine Press. The Social Type, Little Rock
French Bull’s “Lucent” tumblers in lime and pink. The Full Moon, Little Rock
A single strawberry cake round adds a cheerful pop of color to this fourlayered black-and-white delight. A small plaque displays the couple’s monogram in chalk. Cake by The Blue Cake Company, Little Rock 12 Weddings in Arkansas | Spring/Summer 2013
Stripes and chevron mix in Coton Colors’ “Swap Tabletop” collection. The Boutique, Searcy; The Full Moon, Little Rock
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Nature and neutrals often go hand-in-hand. For a soft setting, take a cue from this scene, which blends elements from the outdoors with creams, golds and wood tones.
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Clockwise from top left: Ornate silver mixes effortlessly with more contemporary place settings. Authentic Arkansas crystals make unique favors and serve as mementos of the Natural State for out-of-town guests. Crisp gold accessories stand out among the mix of natural and neutral decor. A faux-bois backdrop gives the space its forest-like feel, which carries over to the birch vase and classic wood table. Design by Inspired by Nature, Little Rock. Accessories and décor; Clement, Little Rock.
“A faux-bois backdrop and birch accents add texture to this muted color scheme.”
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An elegant white-and-green bridal bouquet keeps with the simplicity and natural appeal of this look. An abundance of fresh spring stems, including tulips, hyacinths and white stock, mix together for a classic, full bouquet. Floral design by About Vase, Little Rock
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Natural Elements Classic Registry Choices Rustically chic “Woodgrain” invitation suite. Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville Letterpress “Gifford” wedding invitations by Haute Paperie. The Social Type, Little Rock
White scrollwork combines with colorful layers, white roses and gold-leaf accents for a naturally delicious four-tiered work of art. Cake by Ambrosia Bakery, Hot Springs; Wrought-iron cake stand, Party Time Rentals & Events, Little Rock
Patterened-glass footed goblets from the “Colette” collection and striped napkins in Pistachio, both by Juliska. The Full Moon, Little Rock; Winterberry Home, Rogers
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"Art Deco is back on the silver screen and making waves in fashion and wedding details."
Clockwise from top left: Inspired by The Great Gatsby, delicate stemware and decadent place settings top this gold-draped table. Black-and-white menu cards paired with white feathers are reminiscent of the style of the 1920s. Gold-and-white china mixes effortlessly with cut glass for a refined and collected look. Bright berries blend with red roses and dark pink tulips to add color to the table. Design by Buzz Event Planning & Design, Springdale. Menu and place cards; Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville. Silver pieces; Eventures Party Rentals, Fayetteville.
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For an equally embellished bridal bouquet, white ostrich feathers mix with Casablanca lilies and miniature calla lilies. The result is a dramatic avant-garde design reminiscent of the Roaring Twenties. Floral design by Tipton-Hurst, Conway, Little Rock and North Little Rock
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Decadent Delights “Gold Starburst” invitation suite. Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville
Bella Figura’s “Loretta Formal” letterpress wedding invitation. A Southern Tradition, Conway
“Classic Monogram” wedding invitation by Bella Figura. By Invitation Only, Little Rock
Sparkling Registry Ideas Inspired by the ambience of the era, black Art Deco-style embellishments adorn the layers of a champagne-colored cake. Cake by Donatello, Roland
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July 21, little rock
Frances Penick David Mitchell and
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"Elegant white bouquets pop against cobalt blue bridesmaids' dresses."
PHOTOGRAPHY Lyndsey Sullivan Photography, Little Rock CEREMONY LOCATION Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Little Rock RECEPTION LOCATION, CATERING Country Club of Little Rock, Little Rock BRIDE’S DRESS Low’s Bridal and Formal, Brinkley BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES Proposals, Little Rock CAKE Mickey’s Special Affairs, Little Rock ENTERTAINMENT Memphis Soul Revue, Memphis FLOWERS Tipton Hurst; Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock STATIONERY By Invitation Only, Little Rock
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April 28, SCOTT
Dr. Ola Czerwinska and
Dr. Wes Greer
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PHOTOGRAPHY KES Weddings, Little Rock WEDDING COORDINATION, CATERING, CAKES, FLOWERS David P. Garner, Jr., Marlsgate Plantation, Scott CEREMONY AND RECEPTION LOCATION Marlsgate Plantation, Scott BRIDE’S DRESS Low’s Bridal and Formal, Brinkley CARRIAGE Little Rock Carriage Company, Little Rock ENTERTAINMENT—CEREMONY Immanuel Brass Quintet, Little Rock ENTERTAINMENT—RECEPTION Big John Miller Band, Little Rock GROOM’S/GROOMSMEN’S SUITS Jos. A. Bank, locations statewide HAIR Emily Ramey, Little Rock MAKE-UP Tess Wilmans-Higgins, Little Rock WEDDING FAVORS Stutzman’s Pantry, Belleville Spring/Summer 2013 | weddingsinarkansas.com 29
June 9, Star city
Ellen Hogan Clay Mat thews and
"Bow ties, lace and Mason jars. Hello, Southern charm!"
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PHOTOGRAPHY Melissa McCrotty Photography, Russellville WEDDING COORDINATION, CATERING Debbie Hardin, Hardin Farms, Grady CEREMONY AND RECEPTION LOCATION Historic Crow House and Farm, Star City BRIDE’S DRESS Danielle’s Bridal, Clarksville BRIDE’S JEWELRY AND GROOM’S RING Sissy’s Log Cabin; Jonesboro, Little Rock, Pine Bluff BRIDE’S RING Fuqua’s Jewelry, Star City BRIDE’S SHOES Francesca’s, Little Rock CAKE Kim West Cakes, Pine Bluff FLOWERS Sweet Peas Floral, Star City GROOM’S SUIT Jos. A. Bank, locations statewide Spring/Summer 2013 | weddingsinarkansas.com 31
SEPTEMBER 29, LITTLE ROCK
Heather M cNeely
PHOTOGRAPHY Whitney Bower Imaging, Little Rock CEREMONY LOCATION Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, Little Rock RECEPTION LOCATION, CATERING, LIGHTING Next Level Events, Little Rock BRIDE’S DRESS/BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES Proposals, Little Rock CAKES Mickey’s Special Affairs, Little Rock ENTERTAINMENT—CEREMONY Jim Masse, Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, Little Rock ENTERTAINMENT— RECEPTION Christian Shadid, MoJo DJ Service, Little Rock FLOWERS Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock GROOM’S/GROOMSMEN'S SUITS Paul Morell Formalwear, Little Rock LIVE ARTIST Gabriel Solis, Little Rock MAKE-UP Caitlin Currey, Little Rock RENTALS Party Time Rentals and Events, Little Rock RINGS Fletcher Smith Jewelers, Conway TRANSPORTATION Vintage Motorcars, Little Rock
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Alexandra Witsell and
June 9, Little Rock
Dr. Benjamin Studevent-Hickman
"Pieces of dresses from generations past make this bride's dress very special."
PHOTOGRAPHY Photo Love Photography, Bentonville CEREMONY AND RECEPTION LOCATION The Terry House, Little Rock BRIDE’S DRESS Proposals, Little Rock CAKES Blue Cake Company, Little Rock CATERING Simply the Best, Little Rock ENTERTAINMENT Lark in the Morning, Little Rock LIGHTING Bylites, Little Rock RENTALS Confetti’s Party Rental Company, Little Rock STATIONERY Designed by the bride
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April 21, LITTLE ROCK
Michael Metzler, Jr.
PHOTOGRAPHY Stacy Kinzler Photography, North Little Rock WEDDING COORDINATION, FLOWERS Jacqulyn Sexton, Society Events, Little Rock CEREMONY LOCATION Grace Lutheran Church, Little Rock RECEPTION LOCATION, CATERING Capital Hotel, Little Rock BRIDE’S DRESS Low’s Bridal and Formal, Brinkley BRIDE’S VEIL Handmade by the bride ENTERTAINMENT White Chocolate Band, Little Rock HAIR Kim Carter, CaraCalla, Little Rock MAKE-UP Tori House, Little Rock RINGS Roberson’s Fine Jewelry, Little Rock
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SEPTEMBER 2, fayetteville
Sara Mathis Scot t Davis and
"Something borrowed and blue, Blue Willow china from friends and family members."
PHOTOGRAPHY Mellow Yellow Photography, Bentonville CEREMONY LOCATION Son’s Chapel, Fayetteville RECEPTION LOCATION Family’s Private Residence, Fayetteville BRIDE’S DRESS Low’s Bridal and Formal, Brinkley CAKE Rick’s Bakery, Fayetteville CATERING Catfish Hole, Fayetteville FLOWERS Bride’s mother GROOM’S SUIT Jos. A. Bank, Little Rock HAIR Metropolis Salon, Fayetteville MAKE-UP Luxe Beauty, Fayetteville RENTALS Intents Party Rental, Fayetteville STATIONERY Elle Bee Graphics, Fayetteville
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SEPTEMBER 29, centerton
Megan Cowen Shane Grinager and
PHOTOGRAPHY MGB Photo, Fayetteville WEDDING COORDINATION, FLOWERS Bride's family; Miranda Sender, Marcie Hock, Lindsey Mangan, Lorie Mangan CEREMONY AND RECEPTION LOCATION Family’s Private Residence, Centerton CAKE Rick’s Bakery, Fayetteville CATERING Market Place Grill; Conway, Fort Smith, Springdale FLOWERS Brick Street Botanical, Rogers
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July 14, Bentonville
Ashley Shaver Heath Noland
PHOTOGRAPHY Benfield Photography, Fayetteville WEDDING COORDINATION Jessica Kersey, Finishing Touch Event Design, Bentonville CEREMONY AND RECEPTION LOCATION Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Great Hall, Bentonville CAKE Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe, Springdale FLOWERS Jules Design, Fayetteville LIVE ARTIST Jane Garrison, Fayetteville RENTALS Eventures Party Rentals, Fayetteville TRANSPORTATION Dynasty Limousines, Springdale VIDEOGRAPHER NiLo Productions, Fort Smith Spring/Summer 2013 | weddingsinarkansas.com 37
June 23, little rock
Whitney McCoy Bryan Jackson and
PHOTOGRAPHY Christopher Nolan Photography, North Little Rock WEDDING COORDINATION, DÉCOR, FLOWERS Alda Ellis, Alda’s Magnolia Hill, Little Rock CEREMONY AND RECEPTION LOCATION Alda’s Magnolia Hill, Little Rock BRIDE’S DRESS David’s Bridal, locations statewide CAKE Cakes by Sam, Cabot CATERING Catering Creations, Little Rock ENTERTAINMENT Central Arkansas Entertainment, Benton STATIONERY Hobart's Printing, Benton VIDEOGRAPHER Kemp Video, Alexander 38 Weddings in Arkansas | Spring/Summer 2013
June 30, FAYETTEVILLE
Jordan Mc Daniel and
PHOTOGRAPHY Meredith Melody Photography, Little Rock WEDDING COORDINATION Details Weddings & Events, Fort Smith CEREMONY AND RECEPTION LOCATION Pratt Place Barn, Fayetteville BRIDE'S DRESS/BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES She Said Yes Bridal, Rogers CAKE Shelby Lynnâ€™s Cake Shoppe, Springdale CATERING Golden Corral, locations statewide ENTERTAINMENT Groove Productions, Fayetteville FAVORS Paul's Bakery, Van Buren FLOWERS Rose of Sharon, Johnson GROOM'S SUIT/GROOMSMEN'S SUITS Men's Warehouse, locations statewide HAIR Christy Osbourn, Puttin' on the Spritz, Siloam Springs MAKE-UP Cassie Sparks, SassyCass MakeUp, Fayetteville RENTALS Eventures Party Rentals, Fayetteville RINGS Helzberg Diamonds, Fayetteville STATIONERY The Social Type, Little Rock VIDEOGRAPHER One Way DJ, Bentonville Spring/Summer 2013 | weddingsinarkansas.com 39
June 2, LITTLE ROCK
Ashley Jones Jaycob Mc Millan and
PHOTOGRAPHY Carper Creative Photography, Little Rock CEREMONY AND RECEPTION LOCATION Women’s City Club, Little Rock BRIDE'S DRESS/BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES Proposals, Little Rock CAKE–BRIDE The Blue Cake Company, Little Rock CAKE–GROOM Shipley Donuts, Little Rock CATERING Simply the Best Catering, Little Rock ENTERTAINMENT–CEREMONY Gates Smith (vocalist), Meredith Hicks (violinist), Robert Lindley (organist) ENTERTAINMENT–RECEPTION DJ Mario, Central Arkansas Entertainment, Benton FLOWERS Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock GROOM'S SUIT/GROOMSMEN'S SUITS Paul Morrell Formalwear, Little Rock HAIR AND MAKE-UP Kakki Jones, Little Rock LIGHTING Jim Cozad, Radiant Designs, Inc., Little Rock RENTALS Confetti's Party Rental, Little Rock RINGS Jones and Son Diamond and Bridal Fine Jewelry, Little Rock STATIONERY By Invitation Only, LIttle Rock TRANSPORTATION Little Rock Carriage Company, Little Rock VIDEOGRAPHER Fluid Frame Productions 40 Weddings in Arkansas | Spring/Summer 2013
APRIL 28, FAYETTEVILLE
PHOTOGRAPHY Miles Witt Boyer Photography, Bentonville WEDDING COORDINATION Jessica Kersey, Finishing Touch Event Design, Bentonville CEREMONY LOCATION Central United Methodist Church, Fayetteville RECEPTION LOCATION East Square Plaza, Fayetteville BRIDE’S DRESS/BRIDESMAIDS' DRESSES She Said Yes Bridal, Rogers CAKE Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shoppe, Springdale CATERING The Event Group, Fayetteville ENTERTAINMENT–CEREMONY Fayetteville String Quartet, Fayetteville ENTERTAINMENT– RECEPTION LaFuSo, Bella Vista FLOWERS Jules Designs, Fayetteville GROOM'S SUIT/GROOMSMEN'S SUITS She Said Yes Bridal, Rogers HAIR Allison Cole, Studio 8, Fayetteville LIGHTING Event Production Group, Fayetteville MAKE-UP Scott Edwards, Fayetteville RENTALS Eventures Party Rentals, Fayetteville RINGS Tara & Co. Diamonds, Searcy Spring/Summer 2013 | weddingsinarkansas.com 41
June 16, El Dorado
PHOTOGRAPHY Beaty Photography, Fort Smith CEREMONY AND RECEPTION LOCATION Newton House Museum, El Dorado FLOWERS Morgan Florist, El Dorado Cake Bobbie McDaniel, El Dorado Catering Martha’s Catering, El Dorado GROOM’S/GROOMSMEN'S ATTIRE Jos. A. Bank, locations statewide Hair Angela Pepper, Miracles Salon, El Dorado INVITATIONS and PROGRAMS By Invitation Only, Little Rock Rentals–Chairs, Tables La Bella Gourmet Gifts & Deli, El Dorado Rings Kay Jewelers, locations statewide 42 Weddings in Arkansas | Spring/Summer 2013
May 5, Dardanelle
Brit tany Jackson
Photography Life as a Photo, Mountain Home Ceremony LOCATION Sunset Point, Mt. Nebo State Park, Dardanelle Reception LOCATION Enclosed Rock Pavilion, Mt. Nebo State Park, Dardanelle Brideâ€™s dress Jessica's Bridal & Formal, Bay Cake and CATERING Linda Fergerson, Jacksonport Entertainment Van Johnson and Andy Stringfellow, Little Rock Flowers Love's Flower Shop, Dardanelle Groomâ€™s/ groomsmen's suits A Formal Affair, Batesville Hair Deborah Robertson, Fayetteville Make-up Kristen Wooldridge, Mountain Home Rentals Let's Celebrate, Russellville Rings Jonathan's Fine Jewelry, Batesville Spring/Summer 2013 | weddingsinarkansas.com 43
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Tulle private label bridal gown. Tulle Bridal & Formal, Sherwood Lagos “Muse” collection sterling silver earrings with 2.58 carats of pink sapphires, sterling silver and pink sapphire oval link bracelet, and sterling silver and pink sapphire fluted cuff bracelet. Sissy’s Log Cabin, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Pine Bluff 48 Weddings in Arkansas | Spring/Summer 2013
Bridal bouquet featuring luscious mounds of vibernum and blue hydrangea, with splashes of purple kale and purple stock, finished off with dusty miller. Tipton Hurst,Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock BLU by Mori Lee elegant embroidered lace dress. The Bridal Cottage, North Little Rock Spring/Summer 2013 | weddingsinarkansas.com 49
Headpiece with garden roses, Dendrobium orchids, miniature pittosporum, dusty miller, lace train and birdcage veil. Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock Marco Bicego â€œJaipurâ€? collection 18-karat yellow gold earrings with citrine and amethyst stones. Romance Diamond Company, Fayetteville 50 Weddings in Arkansas | Spring/Summer 2013
Wtoo Isabella silk taffeta gown and La Sposa Monte Carlo veil with Swiss dots. Proposals, Little Rock Ivanka Trump 18-karat white gold signature oval earrings with 1.23 carats of diamonds, oval pendant with .61 carats of diamonds, pave diamond dome ring with double shank, and stacked seven-inch pearl bracelets by Akoya. Cecilâ€™s Fine Jewelry, Little Rock
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BLU by Mori Lee elegant embroidered lace dress with removable beaded tie belt and enVogue Bridal Accessories beaded headband. The Bridal Cottage, North Little Rock Marco Bicego â€œJaipurâ€? collection 18-karat yellow gold necklace, mixed-colored stone bangle and earrings with citrine and amethyst stones. Romance Diamond Company, Fayetteville
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Bridal bouquet with forsythia, pheasant feathers, white carnations, lace rosettes and jeweled brooches on a gold handle. Fairytale Florals, North Little Rock
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Wtoo Isabella silk taffeta gown and La Sposa Monte Carlo veil with Swiss dots. Proposals, Little Rock Ivanka Trump 18-karat white gold signature oval earrings with 1.23 carats of diamonds, oval pendant with .61 carats of diamonds, pave diamond dome ring with double shank, and stacked seven-inch pearl bracelets by Akoya. Cecilâ€™s Fine Jewelry, Little Rock 54 Weddings in Arkansas | Spring/Summer 2013
Headpiece with garden roses, Dendrobium orchids, miniature pittosporum, dusty miller, lace train and birdcage veil. Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock Marco Bicego â€œJaipurâ€? collection 18-karat yellow gold earrings with citrine and amethyst stones. Romance Diamond Company, Fayetteville Judd Waddell strapless teired gown with tie waist. Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley
Hand-tied bridal bouquet of peach French tulips, yellow stock, white chocolate roses and white freesia, featuring vintage taffeta roses with pearl and rhinestone embellishments. Stems wrapped in crĂ¨me double-faced satin with vintage lace appliquĂŠ. Cabbage Rose, Little Rock
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Allure Bridals ball gown with lace bodice, scoop neckline and Swarovski crystal accents at the waistline. Low’s Bridal & Formal, Brinkley Lagos “Luna” collection fluted sterling silver earrings with 12mm pearls. Sissy’s Log Cabin, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Pine Bluff
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Top Ten LIST The style and look of your big day sets the tone for the celebration. Jessica Zimmerman of Conway’s A Southern Tradition shares ten fresh ideas to make your wedding both beautiful and memorable.
Neutral, neutral, neutral! I am in love with neutral palettes right now. Ivory and white linens with florals in the same color scheme are so chic and timeless.
2. I am completely obsessed with the color gray for spring. Layer it with blush tones for a romantic yet contemporary feel.
3. Instead of opting for a venue-supplied polyester linen, go with a lush, textured tablecloth that falls all the way to the floor. It's an easy way to elevate the look of your wedding.
4. Letterpress invitations, like this one from Bella Figura, set an amazing tone for
your wedding. Letterpress has such a custom, handmade feel to it. When you pull a thick, textured letterpress invitation out of its envelope, you can’t help but think, “This wedding is going to be truly fabulous.”
5. Last year, fashion runways were filled with neon, and now you'll
see a bright color peeking out of invitations as well. Don’t go full-on neon with your invite, though. I recommend a neutral invite with a hit of color, such as an ivory invitation with a coral patterned envelope or a neutral invitation with a cobalt blue edge.
Lavish, yet natural florals are so lovely. While brides still love vintage, they are moving away from the "weedy," informal floral look. I love that brides are craving flowers that feel luxurious yet natural.
This year, it's all about banquet tables with long floral arrangements running the entire length of the table. Try hydrangeas and peonies for a gorgeous pairing.
Cascading bouquets are also making a comeback this year. Brides are craving the return of a formal wedding.
10. Rent, don't buy! Many vendors, including A Southern
Tradition, have an inventory of unique items available for rent. Many items are things you would find in a furniture store or in your own home, but there are also practical items. Wouldn't you rather rent candles than purchase them and find a place to store them after the wedding?
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Photography: Nancy Nolan/Portrait courtesy of a southern tradition
I love a formal invitation with a bold pattern on the back or as a flash of surprise on the invitation liner. Last year, it was all about chevron. This year, I am obsessed with honeycomb patterns.
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