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Jul
25

Real Little Rock Wedding: Cathy Boose of Marvell & Nicholas Baugh of Florida

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Cathy Boose & Nicholas Baugh Albert Pike Masonic Center, Little Rock February 27, 2016

Cathy Boose & Nicholas Baugh
Albert Pike Masonic Center, Little Rock
February 27, 2016

Being forgetful isn‘t normally life changing, but in 2012, it almost cost Cathy Boose of Marvell and Nicholas Baugh of Jacksonville, Florida, a relationship. The two had agreed to be set up by a mutual friend, but the friend forgot to set up the date. Luckily, the friend suddenly remembered, and from then on, the two were inseparable.

Three years later, Nick decided to trick Cathy into thinking they were going car shopping. To her surprise, they wound up at The Old Mill in North Little Rock instead, and that’s where he asked her to be his wife.

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Cathy Boose & Nicholas Baugh Albert Pike Masonic Center, Little Rock February 27, 2016


The Inspiration

When Cathy and Nick began to make plans for their wedding, one image kept coming to mind: a Grecian goddess. Following this inspiration, the couple created a lavish space with bright whites and golds framed with lush fabrics and columns.

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Cathy Boose & Nicholas Baugh Albert Pike Masonic Center, Little Rock February 27, 2016

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Cathy Boose & Nicholas Baugh Albert Pike Masonic Center, Little Rock February 27, 2016

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Cathy Boose & Nicholas Baugh Albert Pike Masonic Center, Little Rock February 27, 2016

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Cathy Boose & Nicholas Baugh Albert Pike Masonic Center, Little Rock February 27, 2016

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Cathy Boose & Nicholas Baugh Albert Pike Masonic Center, Little Rock February 27, 2016


How They Customized

For the reception, the couple designed a special newlywed table with luxe, overflowing florals and throne-like chairs to symbolize treating each other like royalty in their relationship. Continuing in the elaborate details, guests indulged in a seven-layer cake while Cathy sported three different dresses throughout the event.

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Cathy Boose & Nicholas Baugh Albert Pike Masonic Center, Little Rock February 27, 2016

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Cathy Boose & Nicholas Baugh Albert Pike Masonic Center, Little Rock February 27, 2016

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Cathy Boose & Nicholas Baugh Albert Pike Masonic Center, Little Rock February 27, 2016

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Cathy Boose & Nicholas Baugh Albert Pike Masonic Center, Little Rock February 27, 2016

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Cathy Boose & Nicholas Baugh Albert Pike Masonic Center, Little Rock February 27, 2016

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Cathy Boose & Nicholas Baugh Albert Pike Masonic Center, Little Rock February 27, 2016


The Details

  Photographer & Videographer VCH, Conway
Event Designer, Day-of Coordinator & Florist Eminent Planning, Conway
Rentals Hank's Event Rentals, Little Rock
Lighting Central Arkansas Entertainment, Little Rock
Cakes PattiCakes Bakery, Conway
  Caterer/Drinks Forever Yours Catering, North Little Rock
DJ/Band DJ Jelly Beans, Central Arkansas Entertainment, Little Rock
  Ceremony Music DJ Casey Perry, Little Rock
  Wedding Gowns  Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley
Royal We, Conway
  Bridesmaids Attire LightInTheBox.com
Groom/Groomsmen Attire Paul Morrell Formalwear, Little Rock
  Wedding Bands Jared—The Galleria of Jewelry, Little Rock
  Makeup Brianna Davis, Fiercely Natural, Camden
  Transportation Argenta Limo, North Little Rock
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Cathy Boose & Nicholas Baugh Albert Pike Masonic Center, Little Rock February 27, 2016


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Jul
21

Real Fayetteville Wedding: Cymbre Rust of Dallas & Robert Lee of Springdale

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Cymbre Rust & Robert Lee Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville June 13, 2015

Cymbre Rust & Robert Lee
Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville
June 13, 2015

Sometimes you just know. When Robert Lee showed up at Cymbre Rust’s apartment with a mutual friend, the Dallas and Springdale natives immediately hit it off and spent the rest of the night talking and getting to know one another. The next weekend, a group hangout ended with Robert asking Cymbre on a date, and the rest is history.

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Cymbre Rust & Robert Lee Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville June 13, 2015

It was an uneventful night a few years later as the two settled in to watch a movie—or so Cymbre thought. Robert then disappeared into a back room, and Cymbre’s Maltipoo, Oliver, leapt into her lap with a note attached. As she read the words “will you marry me,” she looked up to find Robert on one knee with the perfect ring.

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Cymbre Rust & Robert Lee Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville June 13, 2015

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Cymbre Rust & Robert Lee Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville June 13, 2015


The Inspiration

For Cymbre, the goal was to create a garden dripping with romance for their guests. She chose a soft palette of coral, sage green and buttery white to set the scene, draping light fabrics and greenery to add a delicate, yet rustic feel.

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Cymbre Rust & Robert Lee Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville June 13, 2015

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Cymbre Rust & Robert Lee Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville June 13, 2015

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Cymbre Rust & Robert Lee Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville June 13, 2015

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Cymbre Rust & Robert Lee Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville June 13, 2015

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Cymbre Rust & Robert Lee Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville June 13, 2015


How They Customized

On the day you marry your favorite person, you should celebrate with a few of your favorite things. That’s exactly what Robert and Cymbre did at their wedding, including serving their favorite meals, favorite cocktails, cake from their favorite bakery and Cymber’s favorite flowers: succulents, hydrangeas, garden roses and peonies from Ecuador.

They also added touches like mix-matched china, old church pews and a giant wooden cross wrapped in flowers for the outdoor ceremony, and Cymbre put her DIY knowledge to good use with little jars of local honey for the crowd-pleasing wedding favors.

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Cymbre Rust & Robert Lee Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville June 13, 2015

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Cymbre Rust & Robert Lee Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville June 13, 2015

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Cymbre Rust & Robert Lee Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville June 13, 2015

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Cymbre Rust & Robert Lee Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville June 13, 2015

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Cymbre Rust & Robert Lee Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville June 13, 2015


The Details

  Photographer: Stephanie Dawn Photography, Springdale
  Photo Booth: Making Memories Photobooth, Northwest Arkansas
  Wedding Planner, Florist & Rentals: Lisa Dawson Events, Springdale
  Cakes: Rick's Bakery, Fayetteville
  Caterer/Drinks: Simply Divine Catering, Bentonville
  DJ & Ceremony Music: Mr. DJ Entertainment, Fayetteville
Wedding Stationery: Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville
Wedding Gown: Tesori, Fayetteville
Bridesmaids Attire: Tesori, Fayetteville
  Groom/groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse, Rogers
  Jeweler: HPerry Jewelers, Fayetteville
  Hair/Makeup: Kelsie McLeod, Freshair Salon, Fayetteville
  Party Buses: Pinnacle Car Service, Rogers
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Cymbre Rust & Robert Lee Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville June 13, 2015

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Jul
18

Real Arkansas Wedding: Natalie Black of Corning & Patrick Blaney of Heber Springs

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney
August 1, 2015
Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

If at first you don’t fall for the love of your life, keep bumping into them around town until you do. Well, it worked for Corning native Natalie Black and Patrick Blaney from Heber Springs. They met at a party and went their separate ways without much thought, occasionally seeing each other around Little Rock. It was after she invited him to her birthday gathering that he asked her out, and they’ve been together ever since.

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

Two years went by, and the couple was visiting Natalie’s family for Thanksgiving. As they took turns saying what they were most thankful for, Patrick proclaimed that what would make him most thankful would be to make her his wife.

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs


The Inspiration

The atmosphere Natalie built at the inn was natural and ethereal. She opted for lots of bright whites, grays and greens to help guests feel “like it was the only place on Earth for one weekend.” The goal was for guests to fall in love with Heber Springs, and the couple achieved it with an airy daydream of a wedding.

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs


How They Customized

Instead of a dizzying swirl of extravagant events, Natalie and Patrick designed a relaxing weekend for guests, most of whom stayed at the inn for two nights, allowing the couple to spend quality time with friends and family.

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

Although they chose not to enlist a wedding party, the intimate ceremony had numerous personal touches, such as Natalie’s brother singing a song from their parents’ wedding as she walked down the aisle, and the overflowing of hydrangeas that honored Patrick’s late mother.

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs


The Details

  Photographer: Weddings by Christopher & Nancy, Little Rock
  Videographer: Don Lawler, Storytellers, Memphis
  Event Designer & Flowers: Southern Bloom, Memphis
Cakes: PattiCakes Bakery, Conway
  Caterer/Drinks: Red Apple Inn
  DJ/Band: AL Paris & the Heartbreakers
  Ceremony Music: Bentley Black
  Wedding Stationery: By Invitation Only, Little Rock
  Wedding Gown: Lulu's, Dallas
  Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss, Austin, Texas
  Jeweler: Roberson's Fine Jewelry, Little Rock
  Hair: Summer Campbell, Fringe (Benefits) Salon, Little Rock
Makeup: Tess Wilmans, Winc Beauty, Little Rock
  First Dance Choreographer: Wesley Crocker, Arkansas Ballroom Company, Little Rock
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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs


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Jul
13

Real Arkansas Wedding: Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand in Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand
September 5, 2015
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

It was a love of the game and a little sass that first brought Bentonville’s Heather Emmanuel and Corpus Christi’s Jason Ormand together. The two met in a Dallas sports bar after an Arkansas vs. Texas A&M football game when Jason overheard Heather say she was from The Natural State. He saw the opportunity to strike up a conversation, and it wasn’t long before the teasing and flirting turned into something more.

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

Three years later, Jason proposed just before they set out to visit family for Thanksgiving, and he captured the whole thing on a GoPro. As for the rivalry, Heather and Jason attend the Arkansas vs. Texas A&M game together every year to celebrate their anniversary.

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville


The Inspiration

This couple had many motives and influences behind their planning, but each pointed to a common denominator: bright. They wanted the wedding to be a reflection of their quirkiness, creativity and vibrant love for one another. They avoided a “blush and bashful” wedding, and instead opted for a bold palette with deep blues and striking pinks, oranges and fuchsias.

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville


How They Customized

Festivities began a day early for Heather. Because her father is a native of Pakistan, she chose to have a mehndi celebration where her hands were decorated with henna and where her female friends and relatives danced around her, encircling her with love.

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

On the big day, the couple created a unique experience by blending their signature boldness with elegant rustic pieces as a nod to the groom’s family ranch — modern place settings looking right at home next to wooden cake stands.

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville


The Details

  Photographer: Miles Witt Boyer Photographic Collective
  Videographer: Dave and a Camera, Northwest Arkansas
Wedding Planner & Event Designer: Amanda Reed, Bates-Reed Brides, Rogers
Florist: Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock
  Rentals/Lighting: Eventures Party Rentals, Fayetteville
Lightworks Events, Fayetteville
  Cakes: Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe, Springdale
  Sweet Treats: Mia Tarts & More, Fayetteville
  Late Night Snack: Crepes Paulette, Bentonville
  Caterer/Drinks: Eleven, Crystal Bridges, Bentonville
  Band: John Henry & Friends, Fayetteville
  DJ: Brock Entertainment, Rogers
Wedding Stationery: Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville & Bentonville
  Painter: Jane Davidian, Jane's Place, Fayetteville
  Calligraphy/Signage: Chelsey Casey, ChelseyDawnCasey.Blogspot.com
Wedding Gown: Tesori, Fayetteville
Bridesmaids Attire: Tesori, Fayetteville
  Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Jos A Banks; Suit Supply
  Jeweler: Sergio's, Dallas, Texas
  Hair: Patty Lorton, Reflections Salon & Spa, Bentonville
  Makeup: Bo Senesomxay, Dead Swanky, Fayetteville
Transportation: Art Car, 21c Museum Hotel, Bentonville
  Balloon Wall: The Balloon Closet, Siloam Springs
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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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