Blog

Feb
2

Real Arkansas Wedding: TeNia Patterson and Miami Dolphins' Charles Clay

Carper Creative Photography

TeNia Patterson & Charles Clay
March 1, 2014 | Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock

Photography by Carper Creative Photography

TeNia Patterson and Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay were in high school geometry when it all began. TeNia needed help with a bet and thought Charles looked knowledgeable in football (she guessed right!), so she asked him who he thought would win the upcoming Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks. Unfortunately, he gave her the losing team (the Seahawks) and she lost $60!

Luckily, TeNia was able to look past it. The Little Rock couple was on a short vacation to Puerto Rico before Charles began training for the upcoming NFL season. On their first night, he wanted to take a walk on the beach while TeNia wanted to stick to the lighted pool. She reluctantly went along, and it’s a good thing she did! Charles proposed under the stars and the rest is history.

Carper Creative Photography

Carper Creative Photography

Carper Creative Photography

The Insipiration

TeNia knew exactly what look she was going for: Old Hollywood glam. From the sleek and shine of the shimmering silvers and purples, to the vintage getaway car to her own stunning look (including a killer reception dress), this wedding screamed classic luxury. Well, except for maybe the Southern menu, but we love that this bride isn’t afraid of showing her Arkansas roots!

Carper Creative Photography

Carper Creative Photography

Carper Creative Photography

Carper Creative Photography

The Details

Right from the beginning, guests knew they were in for a fabulous event. The invitations were wrapped in purple suede and embroidered with the couple’s initials, with a keepsake photo on the inside. If the unbelievable floral arrangements were too much for guests to handle, they could relax on the giant, white tufted sofa, but the couple’s table was clearly reserved for wedding royalty. 

Carper Creative Photography

Carper Creative Photography

Carper Creative Photography

And just what did this XBOX-playing, dog-loving, football star of a groom have to say about the whole process? “Just relax, and before you know it, it’ll be the best day of your life.”

Sounds like sage advice to us.

Carper Creative Photography

 

  THE PROFESSIONALS  
Photographer  Carper Creative Photography
  Event Planner/Designer

Heather Pile, Inspired Grace Weddings

Cakes

TracyCakes

Florist

Tanarah Luxe Floral

Rentals Party Time Rental & Events, Tuft & Table
  Gown

Winnie Couture, Atlanta

 

Hair

DJ/Photobooth/Lighting 

LaShanta McCoy of LUSH Studios

COMPLETE weddings + events, Little Rock

Jan
29

Real Fayetteville Weddings: Kalee Beason of Booneville & Chris Rittelmeyer of Little Rock

Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer May 3, 2014 St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville

Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer
May 3, 2014
St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville

Photography by Kati Mallory Photo & Design

When Chris Rittelmeyer of Little Rock refused to stop for cupcakes while he and Booneville native Kalee Beason were headed to the golf course, she wasn’t pleased. They were running behind and he needed to pick up a club at his place on the way.

Little did Kalee know that already waiting for her inside Chris' place was a batch of cupcakes, except these read “Will you marry me?” and were alongside a beautiful ring anticipating her "yes." The couple celebrated with friends and family, but never did make it to the golf course.

Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer May 3, 2014 St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville

The Inspiration

All Kalee had to do was see St. Catherine’s and it all made sense. Choosing to go with the natural beauty and flow of the venue, they went with greens, yellows, corals and oranges to compliment their surroundings. Succulents, lanterns and plenty of florals helped make the day even more magical.

Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer May 3, 2014 St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville

Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer May 3, 2014 St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville

Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer May 3, 2014 St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville

Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer May 3, 2014 St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville

Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer May 3, 2014 St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville

Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer May 3, 2014 St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville

The Details

A true Southern hostess, through and through, Kalee wanted to make sure every guest was more than comfortable and enjoyed their time at the wedding. Welcome baskets included her mother’s homemade popcorn mix and bread from local Ranalli Farms. Their love of sugar reined supreme with lots of cupcakes (of course!) and a candy buffet bar.

Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer May 3, 2014 St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville

Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer May 3, 2014 St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville

Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer May 3, 2014 St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville

Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer May 3, 2014 St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville

Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer May 3, 2014 St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville

Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer May 3, 2014 St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville

Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer May 3, 2014 St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville

  THE PROFESSIONALS  
  Photographer Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Day-of coordinator Young Designs in Little Rock
  Florist Pigmint Florist in Fayetteville
  Rentals Eventures in Fayetteville
  Lighting Lightworks in Fayetteville
  Cakes Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shoppe in Springdale
Caterer & Drinks The Event Group at The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville
  DJ/Band Big John Miller Band in Little Rock
  Wedding Stationery By Invitation Only in Little Rock
Wedding Gown She Said Yes in Rogers
  Bridesmaids Dresses, Groom & Groomsmen Attire Bride ‘N Groom in Springdale
Jeweler Blakeman's Fine Jewelry in Rogers
  Hair & Makeup Bo Senesomxay of Dead Swanky in Fayetteville
Wedding Vendor We Love!

Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer May 3, 2014 St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville

Jan
28

Real Little Rock Wedding: Anna Carter of Stuttgart & Colby Powell of Hope

Sterling Imageworks Photography & Video
Anna Carter & Colby Powell September 20, 2014 • Alda’s Magnolia Hill in Little Rock

Anna Carter & Colby Powell
September 20, 2014 • Alda’s Magnolia Hill in Little Rock

Photography by Sterling Imageworks Photography & Video

It was a chilly night at Hope native’s Colby Powell’s family cabin when he talked Anna Carter of Stuttgart into checking all of his outdoor deer cameras for signs of big game. She obliged in full, oversized camouflage attire, a messy bun and no makeup. Then he asked her to go through photos on his iPad, looking for more deer. She started flipping through and there was a picture of Colby on one knee with a ring and a handmade sign reading, “Will you marry me.” Anna definitely snagged the biggest game that night!

Sterling Imageworks Photography & Video
Anna Carter & Colby Powell September 20, 2014 • Alda’s Magnolia Hill in Little Rock

The Inspiration

Anna knew she wanted something different from the ball gown, princess weddings she’d seen, so she went for a “Southern vintage boho” vibe instead. She wanted the décor to have a breezy, carefree feel, so she asked Zimmerman to create foraged-style bouquets and other boho florals to bring that essence across. The floral and other décor were done in shades of blush, ivory, cream and navy.

Sterling Imageworks Photography & Video
Anna Carter & Colby Powell September 20, 2014 • Alda’s Magnolia Hill in Little Rock

Sterling Imageworks Photography & Video
Anna Carter & Colby Powell September 20, 2014 • Alda’s Magnolia Hill in Little Rock

Sterling Imageworks Photography & Video
Anna Carter & Colby Powell September 20, 2014 • Alda’s Magnolia Hill in Little Rock

Sterling Imageworks Photography & Video
Anna Carter & Colby Powell September 20, 2014 • Alda’s Magnolia Hill in Little Rock

Sterling Imageworks Photography & Video
Anna Carter & Colby Powell September 20, 2014 • Alda’s Magnolia Hill in Little Rock

The Details

The Powell wedding had a very personal touch. Anna’s mother prepared homemade peach, strawberry and pear jellies and jams for the guests. The bride made her own headpiece. And to shake things up, Anna and her father danced to "Sweet Child O’ Mine" for their special dance!

Sterling Imageworks Photography & Video
Anna Carter & Colby Powell September 20, 2014 • Alda’s Magnolia Hill in Little Rock

Sterling Imageworks Photography & Video
Anna Carter & Colby Powell September 20, 2014 • Alda’s Magnolia Hill in Little Rock

Sterling Imageworks Photography & Video
Anna Carter & Colby Powell September 20, 2014 • Alda’s Magnolia Hill in Little Rock

THE PROFESSIONALS  
Photographer & Videographer Sterling Imageworks Photography & Video
Coordinator, Rentals, Lighting, Carriage & Vintage Car Alda’s Magnolia Hill
Florals ZIMMERMAN in Conway
  Cakes Harp’s Bakery in Benton
  Caterer/Drinks Catering Creations in Little Rock
  DJ/Band DJ Breeze of Central Arkansas Entertainment in Little Rock
  Wedding Gown www.Royal-We.com
Groom & Groomsmen Attire Paul Morrell Formalwear in Little Rock
  Bowties Bespoke Knots
Jeweler Wilkerson Jewelers in Stuttgart
  Hair Valerie Sundberg of The Loft Salon in Hope
  Makeup Katie Brown & Stacey Bennett of Merle Norman in Conway
  Honeymoon Travel Impressions in Conway
Wedding Vendor We Love!

Sterling Imageworks Photography & Video
Anna Carter & Colby Powell September 20, 2014 • Alda’s Magnolia Hill in Little Rock

Jan
27

Real Arkansas Wedding: Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan of Little Rock

Scott Hagar Photography
Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan April 12, 2014 Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock


Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan
April 12, 2014
Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock

Photography by Scott Hagar Photography

Jennifer Lee of Little Rock was just another accounting student at Southern Methodist University when she met Daniel Grinnan of Dallas in the fall of 2007. Through classes and social events, they slowly got to know each other and were together by spring. Their relationship endured many long distance intervals, but they finally decided to leave that world behind and begin their own. Five years to the day of Daniel first professing his love, he proposed to Jennifer on a beautiful Florida vacation with their families waiting to surprise her.

Scott Hagar Photography
Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan April 12, 2014 Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock

Scott Hagar Photography
Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan April 12, 2014 Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock

The Inspiration

Jennifer's love of sapphires is no secret; they’re even in her engagement ring that her sister and Daniel designed. So it's no wonder the timeless combination and beauty of diamonds and sapphires set the tone for their whole wedding. Ceiling drapery and cascades of wisteria only made the hues shine brighter. From lighting to tables and everything in between, the whole event glimmered just like the ring on Jennifer’s finger.

Scott Hagar Photography
Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan April 12, 2014 Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock

Scott Hagar Photography
Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan April 12, 2014 Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock

Scott Hagar Photography
Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan April 12, 2014 Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock

Scott Hagar Photography
Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan April 12, 2014 Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock

Scott Hagar Photography
Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan April 12, 2014 Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock

The Details

It was important to Jennifer and Daniel to spend quality time with their out-of-town friends and family – and to make them fall in love with the states they love so much. The couple filled welcome boxes with some of their favorite Arkansas snacks and Texas treats, and after the rehearsal dinner, they had a welcome party downtown with live music, drinks and dancing.

Scott Hagar Photography
Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan April 12, 2014 Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock

Scott Hagar Photography
Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan April 12, 2014 Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock

Scott Hagar Photography
Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan April 12, 2014 Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock

Scott Hagar Photography
Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan April 12, 2014 Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock

The Dress

Jennifer’s dress served as inspiration for the cake and Daniel designed Smathers and Branson needlepoint cufflinks for his groomsmen and ushers. They even danced on stage at the reception to “New York, New York” as an ode to the personal connection they have to the city.

Scott Hagar Photography
Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan April 12, 2014 Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock

Scott Hagar Photography
Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan April 12, 2014 Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock

Scott Hagar Photography
Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan April 12, 2014 Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock

Scott Hagar Photography
Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan April 12, 2014 Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock

  THE PROFESSIONALS  
  Photographer Scott Hagar Photography
  Event Planner & Coordinator Shelia Vaught in Little Rock
Florist Tipton Hurst in Little Rock
  Rentals Tuft & Table () for furniture and Eventures (floor & tent) in Little Rock
  Lighting & Stage Bylites in Little Rock
  Cakes Mickey’s Cakes & Sweets in Little Rock
  DJ/Band Big Blast & The Party Masters
  Wedding Stationery By Invitation Only in Little Rock
  Wedding Gown Carolina Herrera
  Bridesmaids Dresses Bella Bridesmaids in Dallas
  Groom’s Attire Nordstrom
  Jeweler Sissy’s Log Cabin in Little Rock
  Hair Joel’s Salon in Little Rock
  Makeup Face Your Day Studios in Little Rock
Wedding Vendor We Love!  

Scott Hagar Photography
Jennifer Lee & Daniel Grinnan April 12, 2014 Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & Country Club of Little Rock in Little Rock

Employment Opportunities