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Jan
19

Tontitown Engagement: Caroline + Blake

Erin Wilson Photography

Small town sweethearts Caroline Franco and Blake Ceola are tying the knot on June 30, 2018! Their gorgeous engagement photos show off their love for each other and the serene Arkansas outdoors served as the perfect background for the sweet session. Since Tontitown is so close to both of their hearts, they planned for their ceremony to take place at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with a reception at Caroline's family's home to follow. 

The Love Story

The couple grew up together in Tontitown. Their mothers decided to play matchmaker and set them up last spring. "At the time we both thought it was 'weird' but, to our surprise, it was actually perfect," Caroline says. 

For Blake's 30th birthday, the couple took a trip to Colorado with Caroline's sister and brother-in-law. Caroline planned the whole weekend to be all about Blake. But to her surprise, Blake had something else up his sleeve. 

"The night we celebrated his birthday, we went to a nice restaurant in downtown Breckenridge," she says. "After dinner, we decided to walk off all the food we had just eaten. The whole day had been chilly and misty, but as we were walking up this road away from downtown, all of a sudden the sun started peeking through the clouds shining over the mountain tops. It was incredible! We stopped to look around and admire the breathtaking view and that's when Blake popped the question. Like my friend said, 'It was like God saying YES!'"

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Jan
15

Fayetteville Engagement: Hannah + Eli

Myranda Randle Photo

England, Arkansas native Hannah Glover and Fayetteville native Eli Bauer are tying the knot, and we could not be more excited! The date is set for Saturday, March 17, 2018. Their engagement photos by Myranda Randle Photo are just a teaser for what's sure to be a gorgeous wedding day! 

Congratulations Hannah & Eli! 

Myranda Randle Photo

Myranda Randle Photo

Myranda Randle Photo

Myranda Randle Photo

Myranda Randle Photo

Myranda Randle Photo

Myranda Randle Photo

Myranda Randle Photo

Myranda Randle Photo

Jan
11

Little Rock Engagement: Hayden + Earl Ross

Stephanie Parsley

Little Rock native Hayden Knox met Bastrop, Louisiana native Earl Ross Downs III at the University of Central Arkansas in 2011. The two fell in love and Earl Ross popped the big question in March 2017.

This couple is already the proud fur parents of Audie (a black Lab), Dwight (an exotic longhair), and Kramer (a Goldendoodle). Their precious family is on full display in their engagement photos by Stephanie Parsley.

They two are also both finishing their doctoral degrees at the William H. Bowen School of Law, and plan to tie the knot on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Goodwin Manor

Here's their love story in Hayden's own words:

"We met in 2011, during the fall of our freshman year at the University of Central Arkansas. I was instantly hooked on Earl Ross' ability to make me laugh, and we immediately became close friends. We stayed that way all through our time in undergrad, and the summer after I graduated with my Bachelor's and Earl Ross with his Master's, we quickly fell in love and on March 3, 2017, Earl Ross proposed at his family's lake house on Greer's Ferry, with our closests family and friends. We are ecstatic to become Mr. and Mrs. Downs." 

Stephanie Parsley

Stephanie Parsley

Stephanie Parsley

Stephanie Parsley

Stephanie Parsley

Jan
8

Blytheville Engagement: Remington + Zach

Caitlin Trickett Photography

After growing up in the same small town of Blytheville, Arkansas, and being together for eight years, Remington Stallings can finally call Zach Skelton her fiancé. They now both live in Little Rock and chose to capture their new city life in their engagement photos. Not only do they look so in love, but the essence of the city and couple are captured perfectly by Caitlin Trickett Photography. They set their date for Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Cold Springs Events

Here's how Remington described their relationship:

"Growing up in a very small town, everyone knew everyone. Zach's grandmother taught me dance for many years when I was younger, our sisters played softball together, and we also attended the same church, so we've known each other since we were very young. Our high schools were playing baseball against each other one spring, and I texted him to ask if he would be playing. From there our friendship and relationship took off!" 

Congratulations, Remington & Zach! We wish you the best! 

Caitlin Trickett Photography

Caitlin Trickett Photography

Caitlin Trickett Photography

Caitlin Trickett Photography

Caitlin Trickett Photography