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Nov
25

Warm Rustic Weddings that Will Melt Your Winter Heart

Lauren Burkhalter & Mark Blanco
Nov. 17, 2012 • Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, y’all! 

With the promise of food food, family and friends, the cozy vibe is off the charts, and that means we can’t help but daydream about all things warm and seasonal. Today in particular, we’re loving the rustic locations and details of some of our fave Arkansas weddings. 

Ok. That's an understatement. We're absolutely losing it.

The barns, the lace, it’s all here. Button up your flannel, grab some hot cocoa and enjoy the visual feast before the turkey one. 

Lauren Burkhalter & Mark Blanco
Nov. 17, 2012 • Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville

Lauren Burkhalter & Mark Blanco
Nov. 17, 2012 • Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville

Lindsey Jack & Ethan Landrum
Brookhill Ranch, Hot Springs
Sept. 8, 2012

Lindsey Jack & Ethan Landrum
Brookhill Ranch, Hot Springs
Sept. 8, 2012

Jenny Vining & T.J. Posey April 27, 2013 • Bear Creek Log Cabins — The Lake House, Marshall

Cara White & Andrew Sills Aug. 10, 2013 • Robbins-Sanford Grand Hall & Searcy Country Club, Searcy

Cara White & Andrew Sills Aug. 10, 2013 • Robbins-Sanford Grand Hall & Searcy Country Club, Searcy

Margaret Gregory & Thomas Hart, Jr. May 18, 2013 • Hidden Valley Farm, Little Rock

Margaret Gregory & Thomas Hart, Jr. May 18, 2013 • Hidden Valley Farm, Little Rock

Leah Ligon & Kevin Endsley
Holly Grove Presbyterian Church & Duck Tales Lodge, Clarendon
Feb. 23, 2013

Bayley Hepp & Lucas Cox
June 16, 2012 • The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch, Dardanelle

Bayley Hepp & Lucas Cox
June 16, 2012 • The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch, Dardanelle

Anna Parker & Michael Lay
Finishing Touch Event Design

Anna Parker & Michael Lay
May 14, 2011 • "Papa's Farm," Hartford

Anna Parker & Michael Lay
May 14, 2011 • "Papa's Farm," Hartford

 

Photography by Stephanie Parsley Photography, Cottonwood Studios Worldwide, BnBauman PhotographyWhitney Bower ImagingAshley Carson PhotographyMLITTLEPHOTOGRAPHY, Melissa McCrotty PhotographyA Moment Captured Photography

 

Oct
2

TBT: 'Til Death Do Us Part Themed Wedding

Hayley Berry & Chad Taylor
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Oct. 6, 2012

It's the first Throwback Thursday in October and we're in the mood to spook!

We're big suckers for Halloween around here, which is why we're still SO in love with Hayley Berry and Chad Taylor's 'Til Death Do Us Part wedding almost exactly two years ago. From her black diamond engagement ring and matching Vera Wang gown, to the bare branches and tiny skulls, this is one of those time that, in Internet speak, we literally can't even.

Now excuse us while we lose ourselves in this #flawless wedding.

Hayley Berry & Chad Taylor
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Oct. 6, 2012

Hayley Berry & Chad Taylor
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Oct. 6, 2012

Hayley Berry & Chad Taylor
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Oct. 6, 2012

Hayley Berry & Chad Taylor
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Oct. 6, 2012

Hayley Berry & Chad Taylor
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Oct. 6, 2012

Hayley Berry & Chad Taylor
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Oct. 6, 2012

Hayley Berry & Chad Taylor
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Oct. 6, 2012

Hayley Berry & Chad Taylor
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Oct. 6, 2012

Photography by Whitney Bower Imaging

Sep
2

Submit Your Real Weddings by Sept. 12 for a Chance to Be Featured in Our Next Issue!

Jennifer Williams & Spencer Ragsdale Dec. 31, 2013 · Loft 1023 in Little Rock

Now's the time to submit your Real Weddings for a chance to be featured in our 2015 Spring/Summer issue! 

Be just like Jennifer Williams & Spencer Ragsdale (above), who were featured in our 2014 Fall/Winter issue, by submitting your wedding photos to us! Photographers, just like Drew Cason Photography (photos above), you too can see your photos published inside our nearly 200-page magazine! 

Deadline is Sept. 12 for... 

No deadline, ever for...

  • Blog submissions: ArkansasBride.com is where 1,000+ bridal visitors come daily for the scoop on Arkansas weddings. If you submit for print and we can't use it, we just might use it on the blog! Or you can send submissions year-round to be featured on the blog - from engagements to bridals to real weddings – here's how to submit for the blog.
Aug
7

Real Arkansas Wedding: Sarah Smith & Andrew King of Little Rock

Sarah Smith & Andrew King
Nov. 30, 2013 · The Villa Marre in Little Rock

Photography by Kati Mallory Photo & Design

Sarah Smith and Andrew King danced the first time they met at a party at the University of Arkansas. Their dance immediately kindled a friendship, but soon, Andrew moved home to Little Rock and Sarah stayed in Fayetteville. Andrew, however, found himself calling Sarah all the time, and eventually, it turned into a romance that included lots of back-and-forth trips. When Sarah graduated, she packed up and moved to Little Rock.

On her birthday in 2012, Andrew presented Sarah with a huge birthday gift sack. Inside the sack was a large box and in that box was a smaller one. Sarah continued opening boxes until she reached a small box with a gorgeous ring inside. He got on one knee and proposed. “I burst into tears and of course said ‘yes,’” she says.

  Bride Sarah was the winner of our Bridal Bootcamp!

Sarah Smith & Andrew King Nov. 30, 2013 · Little Rock The Villa Marre
Sarah Smith & Andrew King Nov. 30, 2013 · Little Rock The Villa Marre
Sarah Smith & Andrew King Nov. 30, 2013 · Little Rock The Villa Marre
Sarah Smith & Andrew King Nov. 30, 2013 · Little Rock The Villa Marre
Sarah Smith & Andrew King Nov. 30, 2013 · Little Rock The Villa Marre
Sarah Smith & Andrew King Nov. 30, 2013 · Little Rock The Villa Marre
Sarah Smith & Andrew King Nov. 30, 2013 · Little Rock The Villa Marre
Sarah Smith & Andrew King Nov. 30, 2013 · Little Rock The Villa Marre
Sarah Smith & Andrew King Nov. 30, 2013 · Little Rock The Villa Marre
Sarah Smith & Andrew King Nov. 30, 2013 · Little Rock The Villa Marre

  THE DETAILS  
  Photographer Kati Mallory Photo & Design
  Florist Bella Flora Florist, Little Rock
  Cakes Community Bakery, Little Rock
  Caterer/Drinks Catering Creations, Little Rock
   DJ/Band Central Arkansas Entertainment, Little Rock
 ♥  Ceremony Music Central Arkansas Entertainment, Little Rock
  Wedding Stationery Kati Mallory Photo & Design, Little Rock
 ♥  Bride & Bridesmaids Attire Proposals, Little Rock
  Groom & Groomsmen Attire Men’s Wearhouse
  Jeweler Stanley Jewelers, North Little Rock
  Hair/Makeup Chelsea Winstead, Anue Salon, Little Rock
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