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Feb
20

Styled Shoot: Contemporary Romance

Take note of this modern affair bursting of florals, infused with fine art for your own wedding.

Whitney Bower Imaging

Whitney Bower Imaging

Whitney Bower Imaging

Whitney Bower Imaging

Whitney Bower Imaging

Whitney Bower Imaging

Whitney Bower Imaging

The Professionals

Venue Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville
  Vision & Styling Todd Bagwell of DBT Events, Little Rock
  Photographer Whitney Bower Imaging, Little Rock
Floral Design Chris Norwood & Team, Tipton & Hurst, Little Rock
Paper Suite Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville & Bentonville
  Cakes Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe, Springdale
  Furnishings Eventures Party Rentals, Fayetteville
  Tabletop Posh Couture Rentals, Dallas
  Linens BBJ Linen, Dallas
Bridal Gown Tesori, Fayetteville
Tuxedo Paul Morrell Formalwear, Little Rock
Makeup Merry Kline, Belle & Blush, Little Rock
  Hair Jessica Smith, Salon L, Little Rock
  Models Madison Henderson & Caleb McClanahan
  Videography (not pictured) Betwixt Magnolias, Searcy
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Feb
16

Little Rock Engagement: Katie + Clay

Whitney Bower Imaging

With racing season at Oaklawn in full swing, how could we not share this gorgeous engagement session with you all? Katie and Clay's session photographed by Whitney Bower Imaging is what dreams are made of. The two love going to the horse races, so they incorporated Oaklawn into their shoot, along with a fancy outfit change and a trip to Katie's family farm. We're in love! 

Congrats, Katie + Clay!

Whitney Bower Imaging

Whitney Bower Imaging

Whitney Bower Imaging

Whitney Bower Imaging

Whitney Bower Imaging

Whitney Bower Imaging

Whitney Bower Imaging

Whitney Bower Imaging

Whitney Bower Imaging

Whitney Bower Imaging

Whitney Bower Imaging

Whitney Bower Imaging

Feb
15

Wedding Planning? Here are 3 Bridal Expos to Check Out

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Calling all newly engaged brides and those in the middle of wedding planning!

Planning one of the most important days of your life can be a little daunting, so to make things a little easier, there are 3 upcoming bridal expos across the state to help make the process a snap.

See where you can go get ideas and plan everything for the big day through the spring:

February

SEG AR Bridal Expo at ASU Cooper Alumi Center 2600 Alumni Blvd, Jonesboro: Perfect for the northeast brides, the SEG Bridal Expo will take place on Sunday, February 26 from noon-4 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased here. Brides and grooms can sample food, view wedding videos, compare styles of photographers, florists, cake designers, wedding gowns, tuxedos, caterers and DJs, as well as explore honeymoon destinations, check out make-up and jewelry styles, cosmetics and more. Arkansas Bride account executive Heather Smith will be present to hand out copies of Arkansas Bride, so be sure to stop by our booth!

March

Beauty and the Bride at Hamp Williams Building, 510 Ouachita, Hot Springs: Join dozens of vendors in historic downtown Hot Springs at the 1920's Hamp Williams Building from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 12. For those considering Hot Springs as their wedding or location if you're just wanting some ideas, the expo will offer a few ideas for ceremony and reception venues, wedding attire, hair and makeup, florists and more! There will be a fashion show, champagne and wine tasting, and samples from bakeries and caterers. One lucky bride will win a Hot Springs Destination Wedding package by attending, visiting all vendor booths, and submitting a qualified registration card for the drawing at the conclusion of the Bridal Expo! Must be present to win. Stay tuned for more information for a Facebook wedding giveaway campaign that will lead up to the day of the Bridal Expo. Tickets are $10 at the door. More information can be found hereArkansas Bride account executive Brandy Hubener and writer Lydia McAllister will be on hand, so be sure to stop by and check out the newest issue!

May

Kiss the Brides Expo at Four Points by Sheraton, 211 SE Walton Blvd. Bentonville: This bridal expo in downtown Fayetteville is another place for brides to get some ideas. Happening noon-4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, visit a variety of local vendors, check out a fashion show modeling the latest bridal trends and enter tons of contests and ultimate wedding challenges. Tickets can be purchased here.

We also have a few tips from staff members on the best ways to tackle bridal fairs:

  1. Create sticker labels with info: It is a good idea to take sticker labels that include your wedding date, groom's name, name, address, phone number and email address ahead of time to make the registration process faster at all of the booths you'll be visiting.

  2. Charge your phone: Make sure your phone has a full battery before entering the bridal extravanganza because you might want to take pictures of your favorite food options, decor and flowers, etc., and you don't want your phone dying on you!
  3. Be ready: Don't stress. There are a lot of things going on, which will probably cause you go into bridal-overload, but don't worry if you can't make it to every booth on the list. Stop by every vendor you can and just soak everything in. It should be fun and a chance to get some great ideas for your big day!

Must-haves for your bridal fair trip:

  • Comfy shoes
  • Bottle of water
  • A tote or large purse to carry all of your pamphlets and goodies
  • A notepad and pen for all of your note-taking 

Happy wedding planning!

Feb
14

Arkansas Wedding Cakes & Caterers: A Comprehensive List of Arkansas' Best Bakers

Lela & Lyla Photography

Caterer: Bistro Catering & Gourmet Take Away, Bryant
From the wedding of Haley Jones & Jesse Stone at Cold Springs Events, Paron

Your wedding cake will be the centerpiece of your reception. The bakers and caterers inside Arkansas Bride's comprehensive guide can help you deliver the goods on your big day.

  • Click here to browse through Arkansas bakeries and food preparers. You can search by keyword or by area.

  • Or click here to see the listings as they appear in the digital edition of Arkansas Bride.