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16 A WEDDING FAIRY TALE Dresses, décor and more for a romantic fall or winter wedding

22 TRADITIONAL WITH A TWIST In Rogers, the Cox-Estes wedding

24 TWILIGHT TIME In Little Rock, the Floyd-Osam wedding

26 FALLING IN LOVE In Little Rock, the Cass-Winston wedding

28 SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE In Texarkana, the Beck-Richards wedding

30 AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER In Hot Springs, the Aitken-Smith wedding

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A bouquet by Phil Cato’s About Vase brightens a meadow path at Alda’s Magnolia Hill, both in Little Rock. Photographed by Nancy Nolan. See Page 16.

PORTRAIT: NANCY NOLAN

this fall, to fi ll its pages with bridal fashion, products and tips that nod to tradition but show that a wedding can be fun and customized too. An initial inspiration was At Home marketing coordinator Lauren Quick Strother’s fall wedding, which was full of unconventional charm. In the throes of planning her nuptials while we were working on this issue, Lauren kept us in the loop about the latest trends as she chose stationery, booked her photographer, attended cake tastings and so forth. (Of course, her expertise came in particularly handy as we coordinated our fall wedding photo shoot at Alda’s Magnolia Hill in Little Rock.) What we learned from Lauren’s experience is that today’s couples are thinking outside the box. Classic creamcolored stationery is yielding to colorful designs. Party favors have much more thought behind them. Traditional white cakes are becoming artistic culinary creations, or are being replaced altogether with other delicious desserts. Simply put, engaged couples are feeling the need to modify tradition for a more personalized affair. You’ll fi nd instances of this in our selection of real weddings, featuring an outdoor-loving Texarkana couple who provided guests with to-go kits for making s’mores and a Hot Springs couple who opted for coconut pies in lieu of a groom’s cake. A common denominator in each of these weddings is that the couples managed to blend unexpected with more traditional elements, achieving an outcome that was still elegant yet representative of their personalities. From the compilation of products on our Bright Ideas pages to the photo shoot at Alda’s Magnolia Hill, we’ve packed our pages with options for both embracing tradition and adding a personal touch. So go ahead, express yourself. After all, it is your wedding.


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THE BEJEWELED BIB From Brandy Thomason of Bella Vita Jewelry, a bib necklace, containing rhinestones, vintage crystals and freshwater pearls.

Bridesmaids behold this satin one-shoulder gown from She Said Yes Bridal & Evening in Rogers, brown cocktail dress from Bridal Cottage in North Little Rock, strapless tiered Russian blue dress from Beyond Cotton in Little Rock and praline-colored taffeta gown from Clark’s Bridal & Formal in Jonesboro.

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FASHION A darling brocade dress by Right Bank Babies, available at 3 Monkeys Children’s Boutique in Rogers.

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Sparkly cuffs for the beautiful bride Doris Panos 18-karat gold and diamond Amore Infinito cuff, available at Kenneth Edwards Fine Jewelers in Little Rock

John Hardy sterling silver bamboo cuff with pave-diamond encrusted leaves, available at Camden and Co. Jewelers in Jonesboro

Sterling silver cuff accented with 18-karat yellow gold clasp, from Sal Praschnik’s Felizia collection, available at Fletcher Smith’s Jewelers in Conway Lecil Henderson bangle with .37 total carat weight, available at Cecil’s Fine Jewelry in Little Rock

14-karat white gold diamond cuff with 43.47 total carat weight, available at Sissy’s Log Cabin in Pine Bluff

Chad Allison 18-karat white gold bracelet with 4.99 total carat weight, available at Roberson’s Fine Jewelry and Gifts in Little Rock

Leslie Greene 18-karat white gold and diamond cuff, available at Romance Diamond Co. Jewelers in Fayetteville

Tacori 18-karat gold bracelet cuff with 1.10 total carat weight, available at Jones & Son Diamond & Bridal Fine Jewelry in Little Rock

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18 CUSTOMIZE YOUR CORRESPONDENCE Stationery available at Something Blue Paperie in Conway; photo by Amy Carper of Carper Creative Photography in Little Rock

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Take a carriage ride through the dreamy dresses and décor that create a wedding fit for a princess Text: Paulette Pearson Photography: Nancy Nolan Styling: Mandy Keener Hair & Make-Up: Angela Alexander Model: Sarah Wakefield, Integrity Models, Inc. 16 fall/winter weddings 2009


THIS PAGE: Alda’s Magnolia Hill in Little Rock sets the scene for a classic fairytale carriage ride. FACING PAGE: Cinderella-inspired in a La Sposa gown from Proposals in Little Rock, Carol Lee earrings from Faux Pas in Little Rock and shoulder-length veil from Low’s Bridal and Formal in Brinkley.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A shoulderbaring San Patrick gown from Low’s Bridal and Formal and earrings from Faux Pas are the beginning of happily ever after. A bouquet by Phil Cato’s About Vase livens up a green meadow path. Handmade wedding favors are a thoughtful touch, while guest tables are outfitted in fall-inspired flowers and décor. A statuesque gown from Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner’s Blu Collection, available at Tulle Bridal in Sherwood, and dangly earrings from Faux Pas are a scene-stealing combination. A horse-drawn carriage patiently waits to carry the bride to the ceremony.


THIS PAGE: A whimsical tabletop by Fifth Season in Little Rock boasts flowers by Tipton and Hurst in Little Rock. FACING PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A three-tiered cake from Cakery Affairs in Bryant is adorned with magnolia buds, twigs and other flora. Candy apples are a quintessential fall treat. Boutonnieres and stationery continue the fall theme. Sunflowers and mums are bright additions to the tabletop, while antique keys adorn napkins.


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A bride and groom work together to create a personalized wedding in Rogers Text: Paulette Pearson

Photography: The Hudsons Modern Photography

WHEN ASHLEY COX AND JOHN ESTES began planning their late September wedding, they envisioned it as intimate and traditional, but also wanted to put their own spin on things. “One major blessing and the reason that planning our wedding was so fun was that John wanted to be involved with everything,” Ashley remembers. “In the end you could tell that he and I both had a say. He was an amazing groom.” Ashley turned to magazines throughout the planning phase and eventually collected a file folder full of photos. “I also designed the save-the-date postcards and invitations,” adds Ashley, who studied graphic design in college. She enlisted Shirley’s Flowers and Gifts to recreate floral elements from a photo in her idea file, while vintage plates inspired a fall-looking chartreuse, yellow, orange and brown color scheme. The couple chose Central United Methodist Church in Rogers because it “felt small and cozy but actually held many people,” Ashley explains. Stained glass windows and a mass of candles both in front of the cross and lining the aisles helped to create the intimate atmosphere Ashley and John had sought, as did the ceremony’s emphasis on their faith. The couple personalized the ceremony further by writing their own vows. 22 fall/winter weddings 2009


For the reception at the Doubletree Hotel in Rogers, Ashley and John gathered photos for a slideshow that guests enjoyed watching on mini-televisions. And Rick’s Bakery in Fayetteville created a cream and brown zebra-striped bridal cake with three tiers, and also lined the groom’s cake with tuxedo strawberries. “Both cakes were so us,” Ashley notes. As for the more traditional part of the occasion, Ashley wore a light ivory satin halter gown with a crochet lace overlay that featured a dropped waist and a chapellength train. It’s no wonder John’s favorite memory of the wedding is of his bride. He recalls, “Seeing each other for the first time that day was the most excited I have ever been in my life.” Ceremony: Central United Methodist Church, Rogers Reception, catering: Doubletree Hotel, Rogers Bride’s dress: She Said Yes Bridal & Evening, Rogers Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal, Rogers Cakes: Rick’s Bakery, Fayetteville Flowers: Shirley’s Flowers & Gifts, Rogers Hair: Shag Salon, Fayetteville Music: Century Sounds and Encore String Quartet, Fayetteville Photography: The Hudsons Modern Photography, Fayetteville Ring: Justice Jewelers, Rogers Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse, Rogers www.athomearkansas.com 23


twilight time Abundant blooms and twinkling lights create a soothing setting for a nature-infused wedding in Little Rock Text: Diane Carroll Photography: Bob Ocken, Ocken Photography

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CANDLES WERE FLICKERING as Megan Floyd stepped out of a horse-drawn carriage and joined her fiancé, Neil Osam, under an arbor made by her father and covered with vines and blue hydrangeas. With the lake at Wildwood Park in Little Rock as the backdrop, the couple exchanged personalized vows while Neil’s aunt, a minister from New Orleans, performed the ceremony. This combination of natural setting and family involvement is exactly what the couple had in mind when they began planning their October wedding. “We’re both relaxed people and we wanted an outdoor atmosphere that would be welcoming to family and friends,” says Megan. “With the lake, the swans and the horse-drawn carriage, Wildwood Park was a dream-like setting.” To complement the locale, Megan chose a color palette of brown, blue and green. Reception tables were outfitted with brown tablecloths and vases of blue and green hydrangeas and orchids designed by Becky Clement of Inspired by Nature, and the flowers were tucked into the tiers of the wedding cake as well. The palette extended over to the groom’s brown Paul Morrell tuxedo and blue tie and the bridesmaids’ indigo strapless tea-length dresses from Proposals.


Megan chose a strapless, lightly beaded lace gown from Proposals, noting that it caught her eye for its simple style. The ivory sheath featured a scalloped lace edge on the bodice and a lace semi chapel-length train extended over a sweep train. To complement the dress, she opted for a fingertip length lace-edged veil. Megan’s niece served as the flower girl, and carried through the nature-inspired look with a cream-colored dress from David’s Bridal and a halo of hydrangeas. Classical guitar music was courtesy of Kyle Priest and Doug Maglothin, friends and fellow members of a band in which Neil is the drummer. For a personal touch, the couple had the groom’s cake made to look like Neil’s snare drum, and surrounded it with votive candles. “Anywhere there was a place for twinkling lights or candles, we added them,” says Megan. “It was very natural and very soft, just the beautiful evening we wanted.”

Ceremony, reception: Lakeside at Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts, Little Rock Cakes: Mickey’s Special Affairs, Little Rock Catering: Crave Creative Catering, Little Rock Dress: Proposals, Little Rock Flowers: Becky Clement, Inspired by Nature, Little Rock Flower girl’s dress: David’s Bridal, Little Rock Photography: Bob Ocken, Ocken Photography, Little Rock Rentals: Party Time Rental and Events, Little Rock Rings: Roberson’s Fine Jewelry, Little Rock Tuxedos: Paul Morrell, Little Rock www.athomearkansas.com 25


Text: Paulette Pearson

Photography: Amy Carper, Carper Creative Photography

FALLING IN

,OVE A Little Rock wedding channels fall with vivid flowers and autumnal details

WHEN HEATHER CASS AND BRENT WINSTON made the decision to have an October wedding, incorporating fall décor seemed a natural next step. “We had to make sure our wedding day didn’t interfere with any holidays, or golf or hunting,” Heather laughs, continuing, “My goal was to have a simple wedding, but elegant with a fall feel.” Turning to florist Phil Cato of About Vase, Heather achieved her dream fall wedding by using plenty of flowers and autumnal details. For the ceremony at Calvary Baptist Church in Little Rock, Cato festooned a 10-by-6 cross, built by Heather’s father as the main backdrop, with a garland of baby’s breath and white flowers. Cato also constructed a shelf to hold lamps filled with ivory pillar candles, smilax and magnolia buds. Heather’s bridesmaids, wearing Watters & Watters gowns in an acorn-brown color, carried smaller bronze lanterns that held lit candles, Mokara orchids and berries, and the groomsmen wore black suits with acorn-colored vests. Heather’s vivid bouquet popped against her strapless, trumpet-style lace wedding dress from Low’s Bridal and Formal in Brinkley, bursting with flame calla lilies, Mokara orchids and orange dahlias. Heather notes, “My great-grandmother’s rosary was wrapped in my bouquet as well.” The couple chose the JLLR Building’s ballroom and veranda for their reception, which featured cream tablecloths, espresso brown and moss green runners, and centerpieces of cylindrical glass vases holding orange Vanda orchids and votive candles. Floral brown Bichon tablecloths tied with moss green sashes dressed up cocktail tables, and a tree placed centrally on the buffet table displayed strings of more orange Vanda orchids and lights.


Heather’s wedding cake boasted cream cheese icing and layers of chocolate, strawberry, white and Italian cream cake, while the chocolate groom’s cake paid homage to Brent’s favorite sport. “On top of the cake was a bride and groom, with the groom holding his golf clubs waiting to leave the reception,” Heather smiles. “It was cute.” The couple danced to “At Last” performed by local singer Ramona Smith, whom they had heard on their first date, before opening up the floor to enthusiastic friends and family. “One of my favorite memories is watching everyone on the dance floor,” Heather recalls. “The whole night was just magical!” Ceremony: Calvary Baptist Church, Little Rock Reception: JLLR Building, Little Rock Cake: Cindy Ingram, North Little Rock Catering: Simply the Best Catering, Little Rock Dress: Low’s Bridal and Formal, Brinkley Flowers: Phil Cato’s About Vase, Little Rock Hair: Cosmetique Salon, North Little Rock Lanterns: Garden Ridge, Little Rock Music: Ramona Smith, Little Rock Photography: Amy Carper, Carper Creative Photography, Little Rock Ring: Sissy’s Log Cabin, Pine Bluff Stationery: By Invitation Only, Little Rock Tuxedos: Tuxedo Junction, Little Rock www.athomearkansas.com 27


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Family treasures and personal favorites make for a memorable Texarkana wedding

WHEN TEXARKANA RESIDENTS Emily Beck and Greg Richards began planning their fall wedding, cherished family heirlooms served as the starting point. First there was the dress, handed down to Emily by her mother and originally sewn by her grandmother. Then there was the jewelry, including blue beads from her paternal grandmother and a treasured wedding ring. And eventually, there were even decorations, including vintage milk bottles from a family dairy. The couple sought distinctive elements in combination with these heirlooms “that would convey our personalities and relationship through the entire event,” says Emily. Since outdoor activities like camping, hiking and kayaking had played a large role in their courtship, they opted for a natural setting and were married on the lawn at the Texarkana Country Club. Reception décor followed suit, working tree branches and other elements into the table settings and even including pine-tree shaped cakes from All In Good Taste Bakery in Texarkana. The wedding favor table was proclaimed “Camp Richards,” and boasted a twig tent as well as goody bags filled with all the ingredients for making s’mores at home. Brown and blue were used throughout the event to evoke the colors of earth and sky, and Emily carried a touch of blue over to her personal attire and spiced up her heirloom dress with a pair of Manolo Blahnik teal satin sling-back pumps. For the reception, she changed into an Alice & Olivia chiffon cocktail dress, and then displayed her wedding dress so that guests could admire her grandmother’s handiwork. “Alongside it, we had my mother’s wedding portrait as well as mine, so you could see two generations wearing the same dress,” adds Emily. Greg opted for a casually elegant Michael Kors suit, and bridesmaids chose their own dresses in any style they preferred, sticking with the brown color scheme with blue accents. “All of those elements made it a more casual, comfortable event for everyone,” says Emily, “which is how Greg and I are and how we wanted our wedding to be.” 28 fall/winter weddings 2009


Ceremony, reception, catering: Texarkana Country Club, Texarkana Cake: All in Good Taste Bakery, Texarkana Flowers: Gail Sewell, Texarkana Jewelry and accessories: B Jaxx, Texarkana Photography: KES Weddings, Karen E. Segrave Documentary Wedding Photography, Little Rock Rental: Dot’s Rentals, Texarkana

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Text: Paulette Pearson

Photography: Lance Johnston, Lance Johnston Photographers

an affair to remember

A traditional Hot Springs wedding puts the focus on family and friends

ANNA AITKEN AND DALTON SMITH KNEW they wanted a traditional wedding, but they also wanted it to be a fun and memorable event for their family and friends. “I wanted a classic wedding that would be beautiful and tasteful 20 years from now,” Anna explains. “We also wanted it to feel comfortable and relaxed yet still formal.” Anna found a fitting backdrop for their traditional ceremony at Central Baptist Church in Hot Springs, featuring beautiful mahogany wood and stained glass windows. And she chose to wear a handmade lace veil and an ivory Alencon lace halter dress with a trumpet skirt and sweep train because she loved the simplistic and classic look of the gown. “It had an antique feel and it was very comfortable,” she continues. The bridesmaids wore long chocolate-brown chiffon dresses, while the men donned classic black tuxedos, ivory shirts and ties. Highlighting the couple’s love of family, an heirloom handkerchief tied into the bridal bouquet was a gift from Dalton’s mother, iron candelabras with lit candles flanked the altar in remembrance of the couple’s grandparents, and photos of their parents and grandparents sat by the guestbook at the Hot Springs Country Club reception. “Our family is very important to us,” Anna explains. “And I love old photographs.” 30 fall/winter weddings 2009


Anna added fresh pops of color to her warm chocolate brown and ivory color palette through floral arrangements that included mango calla lilies, orange gladiolus, green bells of Ireland and green roses, red hypericum berries and green spidermums. Cascading flowers enhanced the simple four-tier white cake with white butter cream frosting, which was positioned on glass vases containing more flowers. Instead of the traditional groom’s cake, the couple opted for coconut pies, Dalton’s favorite dessert. “They were delicious and our guests really liked the idea of something other than chocolate cake,” Anna says. The couple departed in a 1964 Stingray Corvette Convertible, which “has been in the family since Dalton was young so it was really special,” Anna explains. She adds, “I planned all the details of our wedding with the help of my mother, mother-in-law and wonderful and talented vendors, so when I got to see the vision come to life it was a dream come true!” Ceremony: Central Baptist Church, Hot Springs Reception, catering: Hot Springs Country Club Rehearsal dinner: Porterhouse Club, Hot Springs Cake, pies: Ambrosia Bakery and Sabrena’s Drive-In, Hot Springs Dress: Proposals, Little Rock Flowers: House of Flowers, Hot Springs Photography: Lance Johnston Photographers, Conway and Little Rock Ring: Kenneth Edwards Fine Jewelers, Little Rock Stationery: Legacy Printers, Hot Springs Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse, Little Rock Videography: Kravitz Creative, Conway


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apparel & accessories ALL ABOUT HER 5204 Village Parkway Rogers, AR 72758 479-254-0244 BARBARA GRAVES INTIMATE FASHIONS 10301 North Rodney Parham Road Little Rock, AR 72227 501-227-5537 CLARK’S BRIDAL 436 Southwest Drive Jonesboro, AR 72401 Contact: Shelly Kelley 870-932-6402 www.clarksbridal.com clarksbridalandformal@yahoo.com As Jonesboro’s most established bridal and formal salon, Clark’s offers the best in personal service with a large selection of gowns from American, European and Australian designers that will delight you. LOW’S BRIDAL AND FORMAL 127 West Cedar Street Brinkley, AR 72021 870-734-3244 www.lowsbridal.com For the best in personal service and years of experience, visit Low’s Bridal and Formal. As a certified dealer of fine bridal attire, they offer over 3,500 bridal gowns by 50 of the world’s top designers in sizes 2-32. They also have 800 styles of bridesmaid gowns by 25 top designers. Call today for an appointment. MR. TUX 42 West Joyce Boulevard Fayetteville, AR 72703 479-521-3202 2301 West Walnut Street Rogers, AR 72756 479-636-9585 THE PERFECT PAIR 3201 Market Street, Suite 107 Rogers, AR 72758 479-271-6430 www.theperfectpairshoes.com PROPOSALS BRIDAL BOUTIQUE 5913 Kavanaugh Boulevard Little Rock, AR 72207 Contact: Dawne Vandiver or Shannon Aston 501-661-4696 www.proposalsboutique.com info@proposalsboutique.com Proposals has an extensive collection of wedding gowns, along with dresses for bridesmaids, flower girls, mothers of the bride and groom and special occasions. Look to them for all the accessories, including shoes, veils, gifts and more. Their wedding consulting services are also a benefit, and will help make sure every aspect of the wedding is perfect. TULLE BRIDAL-FORMAL-TUXEDO 9851 Brockington Road Sherwood, AR 72120 Contact: Lisa Cunningham 501-255-0899 www.tulle-bridal.com lisa@tulle-bridal.com Central Arkansas’ newest bridal and special occasion shop offers the latest for the entire wedding party. With designs from names like Mon Cheri, Sophia Tolli, 2Be and more, there’s something for every bride. WALK THIS WAY 920 Locust Street, Suite 101 Downtown Conway, AR 72032 501-32-SHOES www.wtwshoes.com 34 fall/winter weddings 2009

beauty ADVANCED SUNSYSTEMS 4818 North Hills Boulevard North Little Rock, AR 72116 501-771-7779 115 Audubon Drive Maumelle, AR 72113 501-803-0600 BARBARA/JEAN, LTD. 7811 Cantrell Road Little Rock, AR 72227 501-227-0054 www.barbarajean.com B. BARNETT 8201 Cantrell Road Little Rock, AR 72227 501-223-2514 www.bbarnett.com BELLA BOUTIQUE 5623 Kavanaugh Boulevard Little Rock, AR 72207 501-603-5373 CARACALLA BODY SPA 5715 Kavanaugh Boulevard Little Rock, AR 72207 501-603-0576 www.caracalla.com DR. MICHAEL COOPER, EXCEPTIONAL DENTISTRY 110 South Inglewood Avenue Russellville, AR 72801 479-968-4477 ENGLISH PLASTIC & COSMETIC SURGERY & SURGI-SPA 9501 Lile Drive Little Rock, AR 72205 800-390-3223 www.surgeonfacialplastic.com FEINSTEIN’S 5600 Kavanaugh Boulevard Little Rock, AR 72207 501-664-7330 DR. JEFF GARNER, THE SMILE DOCTOR 10809 Executive Center Drive, Suite 101 Little Rock, AR 72211 800-671-0767 GLO LIMITED 11525 Cantrell Road, Suite 903 Little Rock, AR 72212 501-224-8222 www.glolimited.com DR. SAMUEL F. JIRIK, DDS 606 West Main Street Cabot, AR 800-606-6620 www.jirikdds.com MCDONALD EYE ASSOCIATES 3318 North Hills Boulevard Fayetteville, AR 72703 479-521-2555 www.mcdonaldeye.com PERMANENT MAKEUP BY GRAYSON 2300 Andover Court, Suite 520 Little Rock, AR 72227 501-221-0868 REJUVENATION CLINIC DAY SPA 11125 Arcade Drive, Suite G Little Rock, AR 72212 501-228-0666 www.rejuvenationclinic.com

caterers AMBROSIA BAKERY 3909 Central Avenue Hot Springs, AR 71913 501-525-4500 www.ambrosiabakery.com THE BLUE CAKE COMPANY 14710 Cantrell Road Little Rock, AR 72223 501-868-7771 www.thebluecakecompany.com CAKE AND COMPANY, THE CAKE COMPANY 902 Parkway Street Conway, AR 72034 501-327-9333 www.cakeandcompany.com CAKERY AFFAIRS 5407 Highway 5 North, Suite 12 Bryant, AR 72022 501-847-6000 http://cakeryaffairs.net CAKES BY SAM, INC. 2401 West Highway 89 Cabot, AR 72023 501-988-2400 www.cakesbysam.com CAPI’S 11525 Cantrell Road Little Rock, AR 72212 501-225-9600 www.capisrestaurant.com CATERING TO YOU 8121 Cantrell Road Little Rock, AR 72227 www.cateringtoyouinlittlerock.com GIGI’S A CAKE BOUTIQUE Contact: Gigi Gabriel 501-240-3932 www.gigiscakeboutique.com LA BELLA GOURMET 101 East Main Street El Dorado, AR 71730 870-862-4335 LISA’S A CAKE BOUTIQUE 936 Faulkner Street Conway, AR 72034 501-505-8686 www.lisascakeboutique.com MICKEY’S SPECIAL AFFAIRS 11614 Huron Lane, Suite C Little Rock, AR 72211 501-221-1989 www.mickeysevents.com The staff at Mickey’s Special Affairs is dedicated to delivering the highest-quality wedding cakes, cookies, brownies, cheesecakes and even monogrammed mints. All of their items are baked to order and guaranteed fresh. PALETTE CATERING 600 North Tyler Street Little Rock, AR 72205 Contact: Jacquelyn Pittman 501-666-1885 www.palettecatering.com jacquelyn@palettecatering.com This full-service catering company specializes in personalized events and in-home chef services. Whether you’re looking for a brunch menu, full dinner, hors d’oeuvres or something in between, Palette Catering is a great choice. They also offer cakes and pies, cookies, box lunches, chef dinners and much more.


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PIERO’S RESTAURANT & CLUB 320 South Main Street Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-802-3636 www.pierosrestaurantandclub.com RICK’S BAKERY 1220 North College Avenue Fayetteville, AR 72703 479-442-2166 www.ricksbakery.com RSVP CATERING 3801 South Bowman Road Little Rock, AR 72211 501-225-9594 www.rsvpcatering-ar.com SCALLIONS 5110 Kavanaugh Boulevard Little Rock, AR 72207 501-666-6468 www.scallions.org SHELBY LYNNE’S CAKE SHOPPE 118 West Emma Avenue Springdale, AR 72764 479-750-0044 www.shelbylynnscakeshoppe.com SIMPLY THE BEST CATERING 220 Smokey Lane North Little Rock, AR 72117 Contact: Martha Best or Kim Henderson 501-955-2020 www.simplythebestcatering.com mvbest@simplythebestcatering.com khenderson@simplythebestcatering.com Simply The Best Catering is a fully licensed and insured catering company, offering a true dedication to detail, and using the highest quality products and the finest, freshest ingredients available. They take pride in food presentation and in the staff of professionals, who are committed to providing excellent service to each and every client. As a full-service caterer, they can take care of the food, beverages, rentals and many other details to complete the special day. Their goal is to make each reception a reflection of the couple’s personality, taste and style. TRIO’S RESTAURANT 8201 Cantrell Road, Suite 100 Little Rock, AR 72227 501-221-3330 www.triosrestaurant.com

floral design CABBAGE ROSE FLORAL BOUTIQUE 5701 Kavanaugh Boulevard Little Rock, AR 72207 501-664-4042; 888-817-5093 www.cabbagerosefloral.com When you need flower delivery to Little Rock, Cabbage Rose Floral Boutique is here for you, offering an expansive array of flowers, plants and gifts to suit any occasion. The experienced staff can work with you to create a one-of-a-kind arrangement you’re sure to love. CONWAY’S CLASSIC TOUCH 2850 Prince Street, Suite A Conway, AR 72034 501-327-3004 www.conwaysclassictouch.net DISTINCTIVE DESIGNS BY TANARAH 14201 Todd Road Maumelle, AR 72113 Contact: Tanarah Haynie or Heather Wright 501-803-4630 www.designsbytanarah.com tanarah@msn.com Distinctive Designs by Tanarah is a full-service 36 fall/winter weddings 2009

event florist specializing in weddings, galas and corporate parties. If you’re looking for one-of-akind floral creations to wow any crowd, contact them today. FAIRY TALE FLORALS 3321 JFK Boulevard, Suite D North Little Rock, AR 72116 Contact: Scott Brents 501-753-8393 www.fairytalefloralsweddings.com www.fairytaleflorals.com fairytalefloral@sbcglobal.net Fairy Tale Florals is a family-owned and operated business in North Little Rock. They are committed to offering not only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, but also friendly and prompt personal service. Call them for weddings, ceremonies or other events, and Fairy Tale Florals will make sure you are wowed. FLORA 204 North Block Avenue Fayetteville, AR 72701 479-442-7010 www.floranwa.com FROGGIE’S FULL SUN FLOWERS & GIFTS 606 Southwest Drive Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-972-8480 www.fullsunflowers.com PHIL CATO’S ABOUT VASE 3400 Old Cantrell Road Little Rock, AR 72202 501-603-9200 Phil Cato’s About Vase is a full-service florist that offers unique and forward-thinking floral designs for wedding, reception, in-home designs and floral gifts. Phil and his staff offer in-depth planning sessions with brides to make sure every detail is beautiful, and their creations will have guests in awe. POSEY PEDDLER 135 Southwest Drive Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-932-2231 www.poseypeddler.com SHIRLEY’S FLOWERS & GIFTS 128 North 13th Street Rogers, AR 72756 800-624-7225 www.shirleysflowersinc.com TIPTON HURST 1801 North Grant Street Little Rock, AR 72207 Contact: Chris Norwood, AIFD/Anna Zink 501-666-3333; 800-666-3333 www.tiptonhurst.com azink@tiptonhurst.com Contact Tipton Hurst to create breathtaking floral arrangements to truly complete the look of your special day. No matter the size of the event or the location, the expert floral designers at Tipton Hurst will craft unique arrangements that will add color, texture and beauty. YE OLDE DAISY SHOPPE 1308 Oak Street Conway, AR 72034 Contact: Alan Hahn 501-327-7731 www.yeoldedaisy.com ahahn@yeoldedaisy.com The knowledgeable staff at Ye Olde Daisy Shoppe is excited to work with you to plan the wedding of your dreams. They offer a wide variety of flowers and bouquets, and are happy to schedule a floral consultation so every detail is taken care of.

jewelry BELLA VITA JEWELRY Contact: Brandy Thomason 479-200-1824 http://bellavitajewelry.net BLAKEMAN’S FINE JEWELRY 3202 Pinnacle Hills Parkway Rogers, AR 72758 479-845-0088 www.blakemansfinejewelry.com CAMDEN & CO. JEWELERS 2704 Alexander Drive, Suite A Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-932-6456 www.camdenandcompany.com CECIL’S FINE JEWELRY 10720 Rodney Parham Road Little Rock, AR 72212 501-225-5068; 800-453-9579 www.cecilsfinejewelry.com COSMOPOLITAN LADIES CLUB 105 South Jackson Street, Suite 214 Magnolia, AR 71753 870-234-6958 www.cosmopolitanladiesclub.com FAUX PAS 11525 Cantrell Road Pleasant Ridge Town Center Little Rock, AR 72212 501-716-2548 Contact: Betty Brinkley & Emily Young www.fauxpasjewelry.com Faux Pas offers jewelry and accessories for your entire bridal party, including crystals, pearls, and cubic zirconia. Kenneth Jay Lane, Majorica Pearls, Crislu, and Mary Frances handbags are a few of the fabulous items Faux Pas carries. FLETCHER SMITH’S JEWELERS 1115 Oak Street Conway, AR 72032 501-329-2842 www.fletchersmithfewelers.com JONES & SON DIAMOND & BRIDAL FINE JEWELRY…LITTLE ROCK’S ENGAGEMENT RING STORE 11121 Rodney Parham Road Little Rock, AR 72212 Contact: Jacob Jones 501-224-3433 www.jonesandson.com jacobdjones@yahoo.com Jones & Son Diamond & Bridal Fine Jewelry is Little Rock’s Engagement Ring Store, specializing in both loose diamonds and all types of bridal jewelry. They offer all the wonderful creations from Tacori, Scott Kay, Ritani ,Gelin & Abaci, Calla Cut by Nelson, Stardust Diamonds, Claude Thibaudeau, Valina, Lieberfarb, Camelot Bridal and Dev Valencia, as well as Jones & Son’s own signature collection. Jones & Son has the best selection of engagement rings, diamonds, and wedding bands in the state. KENNETH EDWARDS FINE JEWELERS 7811 Cantrell Road, Suite B Little Rock, AR 72227 501-312-7477 www.kennethedwardsinc.com LAURAY’S THE DIAMOND CENTER 402 Central Avenue Hot Springs, AR 71901 Contact: Patti or Mark Fleischner 501-321-2441; 800-364-4367 Fax 501-321-4259 www.laurays.com


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MURPHY-PITARD JEWELERS 201 North Jefferson Street El Dorado, AR 71730 870-863-8818 MURPHY’S JEWELERS 107 South Court Square Magnolia, AR 71753 870-234-3072 www.murphysjewelers.com NEWTON’S JEWELERS 701 Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72901 479-782-9123 www.newtons-jewelers.com OVERSTREET’S JEWELRY 103 Northeast Second Street Bentonville, AR 72712 479-273-5424 www.overstreetsjewelry.com PAGAN’S JEWELRY 624 Southwest Drive Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-932-6256 www.pagansjewelry.com A member of the American Gem Society, this custom jewelry design center carries watches, gifts and jewelry from elite lines that include Roberto Coin, Gabriel & Co. New York, Waterford, Swarovski, Swiss Army, and also provides custom designing and a bridal registry.

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ROBERSON’S FINE JEWELRY & GIFTS Pleasant Ridge Town Center 11525 Cantrell Road, Suite 703 Little Rock, AR 72212 501-664-9000 www.robersonsďŹ nejewelry.com Roberson’s Fine Jewelry is a full-service jewelry store, with four Graduate Gemologists (GIA) on staff. They offer one of the largest diamond inventories and the widest selection of bridal jewelry in the state. Roberson’s carries many designer lines, as well as instore custom designs for any special occassion. ROMANCE DIAMOND CO. JEWELERS 248 West Dickson Street Fayetteville, AR 72701 Contact: Brittany Adair 479-443-9289 www.romancediamond.com bbadair13@aol.com Specializing in diamond engagement rings and jewelry from Kwiat and Jewels By Star, Romance Diamond is a must-see for stunning jewelry of all kinds. Exclusive watch brands consist of Cartier, Breitling and Tag Heuer. The custom jeweler on staff can also create masterpieces. SISSY’S LOG CABIN 2319 Camden Road Pine Bluff, AR 71603 Contact: Bill Jones 870-879-3040; 888-879-3940 www.sissyslogcabin.com bill@sissyslogcabin.com No matter where you live, the drive to Sissy’s Log Cabin is always worth it. You’ll ďŹ nd breathtaking diamonds, one-of-a-kind settings and craftsmen who can specially create a piece just for you. Take the time to visit Sissy’s, because life’s too short for ordinary jewelry. WILKERSON JEWELERS 222 South Main Street Stuttgart, AR 72160 Contact: Jeremy Castleman, manager 870-673-4441 wilkersonjewelers@wilkersons.com Discover simply irresistible jewelry at Wilkerson Jewelers in Stuttgart. From amazing diamond solitaires to gemstones and pearls, there’s something for every special day. They offer lines such as Hearts on Fire, John Bagley, Caerleon, Charles Krypell, Odelia, Swarovski, Imperial Pearls and more, and they boast two graduate gemologists on staff, as well as three full-time jewelers.

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SMITH-CALDWELL DRUG STORE 414 North Main Street Benton, AR 72015 501-315-7700 www.smithcaldwell.com VINTAGE CARGO 41 Kingshighway Eureka Springs, AR 72632 479-253-5943 www.vintagecargo.net WENFIELD’S 600 Southwest Drive Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-933-2019 www.wenfields.com

rentals A PARTY TO GO-GO, INC. 230 Newman Drive Sherwood, AR 72117 501-517-0991 www.apartytogogo.com EVENTURES RENTALS & EVENT PLANNING 1186 Stearns Street Fayetteville, AR 72703 479-444-7526 6028 Stoney Brook Road Rogers, AR 72758 479-273-5466 www.eventurespartyrentals.com PARTY TIME RENTAL & EVENTS 10301 North Rodney Parham Road Little Rock, AR 72227 501-224-3133 www.partytimerentalandevents.com A SOUTHERN TRADITION 923 Front Street, Suite 2 Conway, AR 72032 501-336-0326 www.asoutherntradition.com TRENDSTYLE EVENTS: SPECIALTY FURNITURE RENTALS P. O. Box 250207 Little Rock, AR 72225 501-366-8715 www.trendstyleevents.com

stationery BY INVITATION ONLY 5600 R Street Little Rock, AR 72207 501-975-8902 Contact: Erin Brady www.byinvitationonlylr.com byinvitationonlylr@yahoo.com By Invitation Only has the state’s largest selection of bridal invitations, stationery, programs, wedding albums and bridesmaids’ gifts with over 50 lines to choose from. CROWN SHOP, INVITATIONS AND REGISTRY 10700 North Rodney Parham Road Little Rock, AR 72212 501-227-8442 In addition to cards for the bride and groom, Hallmark offers gifts and accessories to mark the happy occasion including stationery, a variety of album formats, photo frames and boxes, guest books, instant scrapbooks, guestbook pens, serving sets and toasting flutes. MOLLY’S PAPERIE 5110 Kavanaugh Boulevard Little Rock, AR 72207 501-661-9929 www.mollyspaperie.com


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venues 1875 PEEL MANSION MUSEUM AND HERITAGE GARDENS 400 South Walton Boulevard Bentonville, AR 72712 479-273-9664 www.peelmansion.org THE 1886 CRESCENT HOTEL AND SPA 75 Prospect Avenue Eureka Springs, AR 72632 800-903-4940 www.crescent-hotel.com Experience a truly distinctive destination where all your wedding dreams come true. The historic 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa is the perfect location for an intimate wedding, reception and overnight stay for you and all of your family and friends. The New Moon Spa and Salon now features a Bridal Suite adjacent to the salon where your bridal party can gather while having their nails, hair and makeup done. 1905 BASIN PARK HOTEL 12 Spring Street Eureka Springs, AR 72632 Contact: Bill Ott 479-253-7837 www.basinpark.com english.jodie@gmail.com The 1905 Basin Park Hotel is colorful in both personality and design from the eclectic Atrium and Ozark rooms to the quirky rooftop billiards to the sublime stained-glass barefoot ballroom. This hotel is the perfect place for your next event in downtown Eureka Springs, and it’s home to the Serenity Spa. AGORA CONFERENCE & SPECIAL EVENT CENTER 705 East Siebenmorgan Road Conway, AR 72032 501-327-3377 www.AgoraConferenceCenter.com info@AgoraConferenceCenter.com To request information, go to AgoraConferenceCenter.com and Check Event Availability. Agora is an award-winning, full-service event and catering center with professional event specialists providing the attentive, proactive support which clients need in order to have a successful and fulfilling event. Enjoy full-service at Agora; including room setup and cleanup, catering and bar services, decorations, flowers, and audiovisual equipment rental. Nine separate rooms hosting up to 1,600 guests reception style. We’re located at the center of Arkansas in Conway, just a quarter-mile off of I-40’s Exit 127. We have two acres of safe, free parking and numerous hotels less than a quarter-mile away. Agora…Exceeding Expectations…Not Budgets. ALDA’S MAGNOLIA HILL 5110 Stagecoach Road Little Rock, AR 72204 501-690-2574 www.aldasmagnoliahill.com

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ARKANSAS ARTS CENTER 501 East 9th Street Little Rock, AR 72202 Contact: Jean Heslip 501-372-4000 www.arkarts.com THE ARLINGTON RESORT HOTEL & SPA 239 Central Avenue Hot Springs, AR 71901 501-623-7771 www.arlingtonhotel.com BAKER HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST 109 West Fifth Street North Little Rock, AR 72114 501-372-9930 www.bakerhousenlr.com

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BOTANICAL GARDEN OF THE OZARKS 4703 North Crossover Road Fayetteville, AR 72703 479-750-2620 www.bgozarks.org CAPITAL HOTEL 111 West Markham Little Rock, AR 72201 501-370-7076; 877-637-0036 www.CapitalHotelWeddings.com The Capital Hotel provides a timeless venue and impeccable service to ensure that your wedding and rehearsal dinner are everything you’ve dreamed of. From gourmet cakes and catering to luxurious accommodations, your satisfaction is our vow. CHENAL COUNTRY CLUB 10 Chenal Club Boulevard Little Rock, AR 72223 Contact: Ashley Ewing 501-821-4141 www.chenalcc.com aewing@chenalcc.com Chenal Country Club is an elegant venue overlooking a world-class golf course, and offers on-site catering with a wide selection of food and beverage options.

9851 Brockington Rd. Sherwood, AR 72120 501.255.0899 Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

CLINTON PRESIDENTIAL CENTER 1200 President Clinton Avenue Little Rock, AR 72201 Contact: Events Department 501-370-8000 www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org events@clintonfoundation.org The Clinton Presidential Center is a must-see location for a wedding reception with its stateof-the-art facility, offering terraces attached to each room, breathtaking views of the Little Rock skyline and tours of the museum. The parking is free, and the grounds boast lush landscaping and fountains. THE COSMOPOLITAN 70 North East Avenue Fayetteville, AR 72701 866-384-4087 www.cosmofayetteville.com CROWNE PLAZA 201 South Shackleford Road Little Rock, AR 72211 501-223-3000 http://crowneplazalittlerock.com DEGRAY LAKE RESORT STATE PARK 2027 State Park Entrance Road Bismarck, AR 71929 800-737-8355 www.degray.com

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THE DICKSON STREET INN 301 West Dickson Street Fayetteville, AR 72701 479-695-2100 www.dicksonstreetinn.com Next time you visit Fayetteville, treat yourself to an intimate, boutique hotel experience at The Dickson Street Inn, located in the center of Fayetteville’s entertainment district. The Inn is within easy walking distance to the University, the Walton Arts Center and the downtown square.

FERNEAU 2601 Kavanaugh Boulevard Little Rock, AR 72205 501-603-9208 www.ferneaurestaurant.com

THE ELMS PLANTATION 400 West Elm Plantation Road Altheimer, AR 72004 870-766-8337 www.theelmsplantation.com

HAMILTON HOUSE ESTATE INN AND RESTAURANT 132 Van Lyell Terrace Hot Springs, AR 71913 501-520-4040 www.hamiltonhouseestate.com

THE EMPRESS OF LITTLE ROCK 2120 South Louisiana Street Little Rock, AR 72206 501-374-7966 www.theempress.com EUREKA SPRINGS ADVERTISING & PROMOTION COMMISSION 121 East Van Buren, Suite 3B Eureka Springs, AR 72632 866-947-4387 www.eurekasprings.org info@eurekasprings.org Eureka Springs hosts over 4,000 weddings a year. The community is filled with professionals who cater to the bride- and groom-to-be. Make Eureka Springs, the Extraordinary Escape, your wedding site. FAYETTEVILLE TOWN CENTER 15 West Mountain Street Fayetteville, AR 72701 479-587-9944 www.twncenter.com

GARVAN WOODLAND GARDENS 550 Arkridge Road Hot Springs, AR 71913 501-262-9300; 800-366-4664 www.garvangardens.org

HILLCREST HALL 1501 Kavanaugh Boulevard Little Rock, AR 72205 Contact: Faith Weishans 501-663-7515 hillcresthall@aol.com Located in the Historic Hillcrest neighborhood, Hillcrest Hall is the perfect location for wedding receptions, bridal luncheons, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners. It offers full banquet facilities, and is home to the Little Rock Council of Garden Clubs. The latest addition to the grounds is a beautiful gazebo. HISTORIC ARKANSAS MUSEUM 200 East Third Street Little Rock, AR 72201 501-324-9351 www.historicarkansas.org HISTORIC ROGERS HOUSE 400 West 18th Street Little Rock, AR 72206 501-690-8125 www.historicrogershouse.com

INN AT CARNALL HALL 465 North Arkansas Avenue Fayetteville, AR 72701 479-582-0400 The Inn At Carnall Hall and Ella’s Restaurant are the perfect venues for your perfect wedding. From your shower and luncheons to the rehearsal dinner, reception, and the wedding itself, we make your special time unforgettable. We have exceptional lodging for your guests and wedding party, and our high-quality service and customized catering complete the package. JUNIOR LEAGUE OF LITTLE ROCK BUILDING 401 West Scott Street Little Rock, AR 72201 501-375-5557 www.jllr.org The Junior League of Little Rock’s Headquarters, a historic three-story brick building in downtown, is just what you’re looking for! Choose from one of six available rooms accommodating groups ranging in size from six to 375 guests. JUNIOR LEAGUE OF NORTH LITTLE ROCK E.O. MANEES HOUSE 216 West Fourth Street North Little Rock, AR 72114 501-372-1436 www.jlnlr.org THE LITTLE ROCK CLUB 400 West Capitol Street, 30th Floor Little Rock, AR 72201 501-372-1821 THE LODGE AT MOUNT MAGAZINE 877-665-6343 www.mountmagazinestatepark.com THE MANOR HOUSE & GARDEN 2400 Broadway Street Little Rock, AR 72206 501-375-3903 www.littlerockmanorhouse.com

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MARLSGATE PLANTATION 2695 Bearskin Lake Road Scott, AR 72142 501-961-1307 www.marlsgate.com MOUNTAIN HARBOR RESORT 994 Mountain Harbor Road Mount Ida, AR 71957 870-867-2191 www.mountainharborresort.com MOUNT VICTORIA BED & BREAKFAST INN 28 Fairmount Street Eureka Springs, AR 72632 888-408-7979 www.mountvictoria.com NEXT LEVEL EVENTS 1400 West Markham Street, Suite 104 Little Rock, AR 72201 501-376-7700 www.nextleveleventsinc.com nextlevelevents@prodigy.net If you’re looking for a full-service event facility, look no further than Next Level Events. They take care of the catering, entertainment, floral designs, rentals, bar service and more. There’s no place in central Arkansas like it, so book your event today. OLD STATE HOUSE MUSEUM 300 West Markham Street Little Rock, AR 72201 501-324-9685 www.oldstatehouse.com OMAR’S STEAKHOUSE 2628 Phillips Drive Jonesboro, AR 72401 870-972-6501 www.omars501club.com PRATT PLACE INN AND BARN 2231 West Markham Road Fayetteville, AR 72701 479-966-4441 http://prattplaceinn.com THE PEABODY LITTLE ROCK Three Statehouse Plaza Little Rock, AR 72201 Contact: Anne Baker 501-399-8044 www.peabodylittlerock.com RED APPLE INN AND COUNTRY CLUB 100 Club Road Heber Springs, AR 72543 501-362-3111 http://redappleinn.com RIVER MARKET, A LITTLE ROCK PARKS & RECREATION DIVISION 400 President Clinton Avenue Little Rock, AR 72201 501-375-2552 www.rivermarket.info

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miscellaneous ALL ABOUT TRAVEL, INC. 11321 West Markham Street, Suite 8 Little Rock, AR 72211 Contact: Laura J. Childress 501-227-5600 allabouttravell@yahoo.com Plan your ultimate honeymoon with the professionals at All About Travel. This full-service travel agency can take care of each step from the airline, rental car and hotel reservations, and they can plan any kind of cruise, all inclusive or motor coach trips. They can even book escorted, custom and individual tours. ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Contact: Sarah Warren 501-666-1761, extension 125 www.arkansassymphony.org BUZZ OFF MOSQUITO OF ARKANSAS 9013 Highway 165 South P.O. Box 17878 North Little Rock, AR 72117 Contact: Meredith Summers 501-978-2899 www.buzzoffarkansas.com MARRIOTT RESIDENCE INN 4611 West Locust Street Rogers, AR 72756 479-636-5900 FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES 4611 West Rozell Street Rogers, AR 72756 479-936-5900 MODERN TRADITION WEDDING CONSULTING 501-940-0447 www.moderntradition.net Call Carissa Gillam, certified wedding specialist, today for fresh designs, smart planning and expert coordination. You’ll be able to fully enjoy your day knowing you’re in good hands. THE PAINTED PIG 5622 R Street Little Rock, AR 72207 501-280-0553 www.paintedpigstudio.com Shower the bride with one-of-a-kind gifts! Whether its a custom-painted collage platter of the couple’s favorite things, a painting party with friends, or a signature platter for the “big day,” this paint-your-own-pottery studio is sure to please. TIMBO PROMOTIONS: MOBILE DJ SERVICE Contact: Mark Timmons 501-993-6264 www.timbopromotions.com

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TRAPNALL HALL 423 East Capital Avenue Little Rock, AR 72202 501-324-9716 www.trapnallhall.com Located near the River Market District, Trapnall Hall is an elegant antebellum Little Rock house, and one of the most beautiful in Arkansas. It’s the ideal setting for luncheons, dinners, weddings and receptions. It’s also perfect for bridal portraits.

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. Copyright© 2009 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.

WILDWOOD PARK FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 20919 Denny Road Little Rock, AR 72223 501-821-7275 www.widwoodpark.org

We make every effort to correct factual mistakes or omissions in a timely and candid manner. Information can be forwarded to Paulette Pearson, Associate Editor; At Home in Arkansas ; 2207 Cottondale Lane; Little Rock, AR 72202 or by email at ppearson@athomearkansas.com. Volume 7, Number 2


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Fall/Winter 2009

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