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Jul
24

Real Little Rock Wedding: Alyse Eady and Patrick Lemmond

Alyse Eady & Patrick Lemmond
Dec. 7, 2013 · Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & The Albert Pike Hotel in Little Rock

Photography by Danielle Davis Art/Photography

When THV 11's morning news anchor Alyse Eady was a freshman at Ouachita Baptist University, she used to swoon over a certain baseball player in his uniform. Finally, the man in the uniform ­— Patrick Lemmond of Dallas ­— approached her and the couple has been together ever since. They got engaged in the privacy of Alyse’s home, with Patrick down on one knee, a heartfelt letter in hand and their Siberian Husky “Ranger” howling in the background.

Alyse Eady & Patrick Lemmond Dec. 7, 2013 · Little Rock Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & The Albert Pike Hotel
Alyse Eady & Patrick Lemmond Dec. 7, 2013 · Little Rock Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & The Albert Pike Hotel
Alyse Eady & Patrick Lemmond Dec. 7, 2013 · Little Rock Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & The Albert Pike Hotel
Alyse Eady & Patrick Lemmond Dec. 7, 2013 · Little Rock Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & The Albert Pike Hotel
Alyse Eady & Patrick Lemmond Dec. 7, 2013 · Little Rock Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & The Albert Pike Hotel
Alyse Eady & Patrick Lemmond Dec. 7, 2013 · Little Rock Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & The Albert Pike Hotel
Alyse Eady & Patrick Lemmond Dec. 7, 2013 · Little Rock Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & The Albert Pike Hotel
Alyse Eady & Patrick Lemmond Dec. 7, 2013 · Little Rock Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & The Albert Pike Hotel
Alyse Eady & Patrick Lemmond Dec. 7, 2013 · Little Rock Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & The Albert Pike Hotel
Alyse Eady & Patrick Lemmond Dec. 7, 2013 · Little Rock Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & The Albert Pike Hotel
Alyse Eady & Patrick Lemmond Dec. 7, 2013 · Little Rock Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & The Albert Pike Hotel
Alyse Eady & Patrick Lemmond Dec. 7, 2013 · Little Rock Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & The Albert Pike Hotel
Alyse Eady & Patrick Lemmond Dec. 7, 2013 · Little Rock Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & The Albert Pike Hotel
Alyse Eady & Patrick Lemmond Dec. 7, 2013 · Little Rock Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & The Albert Pike Hotel
Alyse Eady & Patrick Lemmond Dec. 7, 2013 · Little Rock Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church & The Albert Pike Hotel

  THE DETAILS  
  Photographer Danielle Davis Art Photography
 ♥  Florist Tanarah Luxe Floral & Event Styling, Little Rock
   LED Dance Floor/Lighting/Photo Booth Central Arkansas Entertainment, Little Rock
   Furniture Tuft & Table, Little Rock
  Caterer/Drinks Catering Creations, Little Rock; Westside Wine And Spirts, Little Rock
  DJ Pool Boy Of Alice 107.7 FM, Little Rock
  Day-Of Coordinator Cindy Bowden
  Wedding Stationary Advance Print Solutions, Little Rock
  Wedding Gown Dennis And Company
  Bridesmaids Attire David’s Bridal
 ♥  Groom/Groomsmen Attire Paul Morrell Formalwear, Little Rock
  Jeweler Chuck Kazlow And Associates, Dallas
  Hair/Makeup Dennis Harris, Breathe Salon, Little Rock
  Honeymoon Poe Travel, Little Rock
 ♥  Wedding Vendor We Love
Jul
17

Real Arkansas Wedding: Angela Torn of Mount Ida and Stephan Shaw of Houston

Angela Torn & Stephan Shaw
Sept. 2, 2012 • Camp Ozark in Mount Ida

Photography by Carper Creative

Angela Torn of Mount Ida and Stephan Shaw of Houston have a history that spans more than a decade. Although they both graduated from Texas A&M in 2002, the first time they really “met” was at the wedding of mutual friends in 2005. However, they were both very focused on their careers and weren’t too concerned about romance for themselves. Though they each have Arkansas roots, Angela and Stephan were both practicing attorneys in Houston, and over the next few years they crossed paths several times. Then in 2010 at a birthday party, they struck up a conversation about Arkansas and Texas A&M football, and Stephan, Angela says, was hooked. After dating almost a year, Stephan proposed on the grounds of Angela’s favorite place in the world – Camp Ozark in Mount Ida, her family’s business and pride and joy.

Angela Torn & Stephan Shaw Sept. 2, 2012 · Mount Ida Camp Ozark
Angela Torn & Stephan Shaw Sept. 2, 2012 · Mount Ida Camp Ozark
Angela Torn & Stephan Shaw Sept. 2, 2012 · Mount Ida Camp Ozark
Angela Torn & Stephan Shaw Sept. 2, 2012 · Mount Ida Camp Ozark
Angela Torn & Stephan Shaw Sept. 2, 2012 · Mount Ida Camp Ozark
Angela Torn & Stephan Shaw Sept. 2, 2012 · Mount Ida Camp Ozark
Angela Torn & Stephan Shaw Sept. 2, 2012 · Mount Ida Camp Ozark
Angela Torn & Stephan Shaw Sept. 2, 2012 · Mount Ida Camp Ozark

  THE DETAILS  
  Photographer Carper Creative Photography
  Videographer Ben Radiske, Storytime Productions, Rogers
 ♥  Event Planner/Designer Tanarah Luxe Floral & Event Styling, Little Rock
  Day-Of Coordinator Maureen Reibel
 ♥  Florist Tanarah Luxe Floral & Event Styling, Little Rock
 ♥  Rentals/Lighting Confetti’s Party Rental, Little Rock; Posh Couture Rentals, Dallas; Omni Lighting, Tulsa; Piano Kraft, Little Rock
  Tents Mahaffey Tent And Party Rentals, Memphis
  Cakes And Desserts Palette Catering, Little Rock
 ♥  Caterer/Drinks Simply The Best Catering, Little Rock; Mountain Valley Spring Co., Hot Springs
  DJ/Band Memphis Soul Review/Ram Entertainment, Memphis
  Wedding Stationery Printing X-Press, Houston
  Wedding Gown Vera Wang From Joan Pillow Bridal Salon, Houston
  Bridesmaids Attire Monique Lhuillier From Nordstrom
  Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire Jos A. Bank
  Jeweler Shaftel Diamonds, Houston
  Hair/Makeup Sunnie Henderson, Joel’s Hair Salon, Little Rock
  Transportation Arkansas Destinations, Little Rock
 ♥  Wedding Vendor We Love
Jul
14

Real Arkansas Wedding: Tessa Sheehan of Phenix City, Alabama, and Joe French of Little Rock

Tessa Sheehan & Joe French
Sept. 1, 2013 • BoBrook Farms in Roland

Photography by Stephanie Parsley Photography

Of all the nontraditional ways a couple could meet, meeting on Instagram would have to be near the top, but that’s exactly how Tessa Sheehan of Phenix City, Ala., and Joe French of Little Rock crossed paths. “We’re not sure exactly how we found each other on Instagram, but we think it might have something to do with a Star Wars hashtag,” Tessa laughed. The two talked and Skyped for months before meeting in person, but they knew they’d found something special.

They ended up dating long-distance for a year while Tessa finished school in Jacksonville, Fla. and Joe was in Little Rock. When she graduated, Tessa moved to Arkansas, and one month later, the two were engaged. Less than five months after that, they were married.

Tessa Sheehan & Joe French Sept. 1, 2013 · Roland BoBrook Farms
Tessa Sheehan & Joe French Sept. 1, 2013 · Roland BoBrook Farms
Tessa Sheehan & Joe French Sept. 1, 2013 · Roland BoBrook Farms

Tessa Sheehan & Joe French Sept. 1, 2013 · Roland BoBrook Farms

Tessa Sheehan & Joe French Sept. 1, 2013 · Roland BoBrook Farms
Tessa Sheehan & Joe French Sept. 1, 2013 · Roland BoBrook Farms
Tessa Sheehan & Joe French Sept. 1, 2013 · Roland BoBrook Farms
Tessa Sheehan & Joe French Sept. 1, 2013 · Roland BoBrook Farms
Tessa Sheehan & Joe French Sept. 1, 2013 · Roland BoBrook Farms
Tessa Sheehan & Joe French Sept. 1, 2013 · Roland BoBrook Farms
Tessa Sheehan & Joe French Sept. 1, 2013 · Roland BoBrook Farms

THE DETAILS 
Photographer Stephanie Parsley Photography
Videography Claire Westlake, Conway
Dj/Band Johnny Jackson, Little Rock
Stationery Rick Sheehan
Wedding Gown Purchased Vintage
Jewelry Harris Jewelry & Zales
Hair Alicia Mauldin and Anna Fiori, Payton Place Salon, North Little Rock
Makeup Danielle Green Makeup Artist and Fashion Stylist, Little Rock
Jul
10

Real Arkansas Wedding: Casey Jeu & Chase Rackley of Little Rock

Casey Jeu and Chase Rackley Oct. 26, 2013 · Little Rock Fellowship Bible Church & The Crain Home

Casey Jeu and Chase Rackley
Oct. 26, 2013 · Fellowship Bible Church & The Crain Home in Little Rock

Photography by Jamie Fender of Two Halves To Hold

When Chase Rackley, son of Larry and Joy Crain of Little Rock, called First Security Bank to discuss an account discrepancy, fate answered. It had a warm, friendly voice and begged Chase to learn more. He was smitten and asked the girl on the other end, Casey Jeu of North Little Rock, to join him and his family for Thanksgiving dinner. She tactfully declined. But after much persistence, Casey finally agreed to meet her customer-turned-suitor for a night of karaoke with friends. “I remember thinking I had never seen anyone like this before—so centered, so full of life and so handsome!” she says. A year-and-a-half later, he serenaded Casey on the rooftop of a downtown Little Rock property. Amidst a sea of rose petals, Chase ended his self-written song with the line, “Will you marry me?” And in minutes, the couple’s family and friends joined them for a rooftop celebration.

Casey Jeu and Chase Rackley Oct. 26, 2013 · Little Rock Fellowship Bible Church & The Crain Home

Casey Jeu and Chase Rackley Oct. 26, 2013 · Little Rock Fellowship Bible Church & The Crain Home

Casey Jeu and Chase Rackley Oct. 26, 2013 · Little Rock Fellowship Bible Church & The Crain Home

BRIDE’S INSPIRATION

Casey was never one to dream of exactly how her wedding would look. It was the people in her life that inspired her big day more than anything and the “feel” of the day that most concerned her. She wanted each person there to feel loved and personally touched by hers and Chase’s excitement. They started with classic black and ivory and added modern touches.

Casey Jeu and Chase Rackley Oct. 26, 2013 · Little Rock Fellowship Bible Church & The Crain Home

Casey Jeu and Chase Rackley Oct. 26, 2013 · Little Rock Fellowship Bible Church & The Crain Home

Casey Jeu and Chase Rackley Oct. 26, 2013 · Little Rock Fellowship Bible Church & The Crain Home

Casey Jeu and Chase Rackley Oct. 26, 2013 · Little Rock Fellowship Bible Church & The Crain Home

HOW THEY CUSTOMIZED

Before Casey entered the sanctuary, Chase and his brother, Chandler, laid down an antique Oushak rug on which the couple would stand to say their vows. The rug symbolized Chase “laying down his life for his bride” as stated in the Bible. Casey’s father, a North Little Rock police officer, passed away when she was young, and to honor his memory, Casey had a patch from his police uniform sewn into the lining of her dress and used the buttons from his uniform on the collar of her bouquet.

Casey Jeu and Chase Rackley Oct. 26, 2013 · Little Rock Fellowship Bible Church & The Crain Home

Casey Jeu and Chase Rackley Oct. 26, 2013 · Little Rock Fellowship Bible Church & The Crain Home

The reception was held at the Crain family home and was a true reflection of who Chase and Casey are as a couple. A variety of tent stations were set up like “Casey’s Creamery” with all her favorite ice creams, “Chase’s Chill Zone” with guy food and drinks, and “Chasey’s Perfect Blend” with a variety of specialty coffees.

Casey Jeu and Chase Rackley Oct. 26, 2013 · Little Rock Fellowship Bible Church & The Crain Home

Casey Jeu and Chase Rackley Oct. 26, 2013 · Little Rock Fellowship Bible Church & The Crain Home

  THE DETAILS  
  Photographer Jamie Fender of Two Halves To Hold
  Videographer Nilo Productions Co., Van Buren
  Wedding planner: Rachel Haynes, Rachel Haynes Events, Little Rock
 
   Florist Tanarah Luxe Floral & Event Styling, Little Rock
   Rentals Party Time Rental And Events, Little Rock
  Rug Hadidi Oriental Rugs, Little Rock
  Lighting Steve Wilhelm, Lightworks Events, Fayetteville
  Cakes Tracycakes, Little Rock
 ♥  Caterer Simply The Best Catering, North Little Rock
  Drinks O’Looney’s Wine & Liquor, Little Rock
  DJ/Band Party Planet, Memphis
  Wedding Stationery By Invitation Only, Little Rock
 ♥  Wedding Gown Proposals, Little Rock
  Hair Mackenzie Ralston, AB Mackie Salon and Day Spa, Little Rock
  Makeup Ty London, Yves St. Laurent/Giorgia Armani Makeup Artist
   Transportation Limo Courtesy of Capital Hotel, Little Rock
   Wedding Vendor We Love

Casey Jeu and Chase Rackley Oct. 26, 2013 · Little Rock Fellowship Bible Church & The Crain Home
Casey Jeu and Chase Rackley Oct. 26, 2013 · Little Rock Fellowship Bible Church & The Crain Home
Casey Jeu and Chase Rackley Oct. 26, 2013 · Little Rock Fellowship Bible Church & The Crain Home