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Mar
10

Real Arkansas Wedding: Cat Singleton & Louis Hamilton

Megan Burges Photography

Cat Singleton & Louis Hamilton
January 2, 2016 • Paragould
First Baptist Church & Red Goose Banquet Hall

Photography by Megan Burges Photography

Timing is everything. That’s the lesson Paragould’s Cat Singleton and White Hall’s Louis Hamilton learned a few years ago. The two met through mutual friends back in 2009, but they were headed in different directions to separate colleges.

Five years later, Louis got in touch with Cat and asked for a second first date. This time around, the timing was perfect, and Louis proposed a year later at sunset on her grandparent's farm in Paragould.

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

The Hamilton’s winter wedding was swaddled in soft blush tones and dotted with bright reds and glimmering metallics. It was filled with sentimental pieces, like Cat’s bouquet and her wearing her mother’s bridal veil. The ceremony included pew bows handmade by Cat’s grandmother and guests tossing "snow" as the couple exited the church and rode away in a horse-drawn buggy to the downtown reception.

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

Guests at the celebration enjoyed a tasty spread, including a hot chocolate bar, a perfectly fitting groom's cake and glass bottles of Barq's Rootbeer (served in personalized koozies, of course). They laughed while filling out provided "Advice for the Newlyweds” mad-libs and danced the night away to the sounds of DJ Rick Christian.

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography


 THE PROFESSIONALS 
  Photographer:

Megan Burges Photography; second shooter: Kayla Raye

   Videography: Austin Gilliam Cinematography
 

Invites, Stationery & Signage:

Hobart Printing, LLC, Bryant
  Florist:

Weddings by Karen, Walnut Ridge

  Rentals: Posey Peddler Flowers and Emporium, Jonesboro
  Cakes:

Cakes by Mandy

  Catering:

Red Goose Deli, Paragould

  DJ/Band:

Rick Christian, Jonesboro

  Wedding Gown:

David’s Bridal, Jonesboro

   Bridesmaids’ Attire:

The Bridal Cottage, North Little Rock

   Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse
  Jewelry: Jones & Son, Little Rock
  Hair:

Brandi Mcfadden & Whitney McDaniel, Paragould

  Makeup:

Marty Thompson, Paragould

 ♥   Wedding Vendor We Love

 

Cat + Louis from Austin Gilliam Cinematography on Vimeo.

Feb
23

Don't Wait! Submit Your Real Wedding by March 7

Miles Witt Boyer Photographic Collective
Sarah Hooper & Josh Cushman July 11, 2015 • Bentonville 21c Museum Hotel

It's the most wonderful time of the year! We're accepting your Real Wedding submissions for a chance to be featured in our 2016 Fall/Winter issue! 

Be just like Sarah and Josh Cushman (above), who were featured in our 2016 Spring/Summer issue, by submitting your wedding photos to us! Photographers, you too can see your photos published inside our nearly 200-page magazine, just by doing the same. 

Deadline is March 7 for... 

  • Real Weddings: For full instructions on how to submit your Real Wedding, click here.
    • Remember. And please do not submit anything you've already submitted to another magazine. We only feature exclusive content in print.

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.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at info@arkansasbride.com.

 

Feb
11

Real Arkansas Wedding: Lauren Howell of Conway & Jacob Wood of Pleasant Plains

Meredith Melody Photography
Lauren Howell & Jacob Wood May 16, 2015 • Conway Woodland Heights Baptist Church & Conway Country Club

Lauren Howell & Jacob Wood
May 16, 2015 • Conway
Woodland Heights Baptist Church & Conway Country Club

Lauren Howell of Conway and Jacob Wood of Pleasant Plains began where most don’t: walking down the aisle. The two were paired to walk together in a friend’s wedding and quickly made a connection. Nothing came of the event, however, because Jacob mistakenly thought she was already spoken for. Months later, when he learned of his mistake, he messaged Lauren, asked her out, and they fell for each other fast.

One night, while the two were at dinner together, Jacob excused himself from the table. A man then came from across the room and handed Lauren a single rose with a note attached, then left. She was confused, especially when six more people did the same thing, one after another. She eventually put the pieces together and realized exactly what was happening. When she turned around, there was Jacob on one knee, and both of their families waiting to celebrate the newly engaged couple.

Meredith Melody Photography
Lauren Howell & Jacob Wood May 16, 2015 • Conway Woodland Heights Baptist Church & Conway Country Club

Meredith Melody Photography
Lauren Howell & Jacob Wood May 16, 2015 • Conway Woodland Heights Baptist Church & Conway Country Club

Meredith Melody Photography
Lauren Howell & Jacob Wood May 16, 2015 • Conway Woodland Heights Baptist Church & Conway Country Club

Meredith Melody Photography
Lauren Howell & Jacob Wood May 16, 2015 • Conway Woodland Heights Baptist Church & Conway Country Club

Meredith Melody Photography
Lauren Howell & Jacob Wood May 16, 2015 • Conway Woodland Heights Baptist Church & Conway Country Club

Meredith Melody Photography
Lauren Howell & Jacob Wood May 16, 2015 • Conway Woodland Heights Baptist Church & Conway Country Club

Meredith Melody Photography
Lauren Howell & Jacob Wood May 16, 2015 • Conway Woodland Heights Baptist Church & Conway Country Club

Meredith Melody Photography
Lauren Howell & Jacob Wood May 16, 2015 • Conway Woodland Heights Baptist Church & Conway Country Club

Meredith Melody Photography
Lauren Howell & Jacob Wood May 16, 2015 • Conway Woodland Heights Baptist Church & Conway Country Club

Meredith Melody Photography
Lauren Howell & Jacob Wood May 16, 2015 • Conway Woodland Heights Baptist Church & Conway Country Club

 The Professionals 
  Photographer: Meredith Melody Photography, Little Rock
  Videographer: Lemon Lite Media, Marina del Rey, California
Florals, Event Designer & Wedding Stationery: Zimmerman, Conway
Cakes: PattiCakes, Conway
  Caterer/Drinks: Conway Country Club
DJ & Photobooth: Central Arkansas Entertainment, Little Rock
  Ceremony Musicians: SoMa String Quartet, Little Rock
Wedding Gown: Tesori Bridal & Formal, Fayetteville
  Bridesmaids’ Attire: Custom
  Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse, Little Rock
  Hair: Megan Farmer, Freshair Salon, Fayetteville
  Makeup: Jane White Cosmetics, Little Rock
  Horse & Carriage: The Princess’s Carriage
  Limo: Conway Limo & Black Car Service
Wedding Vendor We Love

Meredith Melody Photography
Lauren Howell & Jacob Wood May 16, 2015 • Conway Woodland Heights Baptist Church & Conway Country Club

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Feb
4

Real Arkansas Wedding: Margaret Adams of Fayetteville & Brett Burge of Conway

The Photo Love
Margaret Adams & Brett Burge June 28, 2014 • Fayetteville Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm

Margaret Adams & Brett Burge
June 28, 2014 • Fayetteville
Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm

While it might sound like a storyline straight out of primetime television, Fayetteville’s Margaret Adams and Conway’s Brett Burge can assure you their love origins in the hospital were completely unscripted. The two met in the NICU at Arkansas Children’s Hospital while Brett was in nursing school and Margaret was working toward a psychology degree.

Fast forward four years, the happy couple finished up their degrees and busied themselves with starting new careers. Then came one fateful November day; Brett kidnapped Margaret and drove her out to Mount Magazine. It was there that he got down on one knee and proposed, and there that Margaret happily accepted.

The Photo Love
Margaret Adams & Brett Burge June 28, 2014 • Fayetteville Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm

The Photo Love
Margaret Adams & Brett Burge June 28, 2014 • Fayetteville Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm

The Photo Love
Margaret Adams & Brett Burge June 28, 2014 • Fayetteville Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm

The Photo Love
Margaret Adams & Brett Burge June 28, 2014 • Fayetteville Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm

The Photo Love
Margaret Adams & Brett Burge June 28, 2014 • Fayetteville Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm

The Photo Love
Margaret Adams & Brett Burge June 28, 2014 • Fayetteville Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm

The Photo Love
Margaret Adams & Brett Burge June 28, 2014 • Fayetteville Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm

 The Professionals 
  Photographer: The Photo Love, Bentonville
  Wedding Coordinator & Furniture: Keith Taylor, Fayetteville
  Florist: Jules Design Event Florals, Fayetteville
  Cakes: Shelby Lynne Cake Shoppe, Springdale
  Caterer/Drinks: The Event Group, Fayetteville
  DJ: Brock Entertainment, Rogers
Wedding Gown: She Said Yes, Rogers
  Bridesmaids’ Attire: Anthropologie, Little Rock
  Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A Bank, Rogers
  Jeweler: Jones & Son, Little Rock
  Hair: Kara Cashion, FresHair Salon, Fayetteville
  Makeup: Annie Gaddy, Fayetteville
Wedding Vendor We Love

The Photo Love
Margaret Adams & Brett Burge June 28, 2014 • Fayetteville Stone Chapel at Matt Lane Farm

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