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Nov
22

Arkansas Bride: Caitlan Spoon

Sweet Tea Photography

This beautiful Hot Springs bride married her sweetheart, Bradley Treadaway on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017! Her stunning bridals at the Robinson Center and The Old Mill in Little Rock by Sweet Tea Photography are too perfect not to share.

The Details

Photography: Sweet Tea Photography
Wedding Dress: Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley
Bouquet: Kelly Efird Flower Events, Hot Springs
Venue: The Robinson Center, Little Rock and The Old Mill, North Little Rock
Hair: Danielle Rima of Freedom United
Make-up: Adrianne Brookes of Whiplash Beauty, Hot Springs 
Hairpiece: Welcoming Grace Crafts, Etsy.com
Ring: Lauray's, Hot Springs

Sweet Tea Photography

Sweet Tea Photography

Sweet Tea Photography

Sweet Tea Photography

Sweet Tea Photography

Sweet Tea Photography

Sweet Tea Photography

Sweet Tea Photography

Sweet Tea Photography

Nov
21

Arkansas Bride: Morgan Jones

Ashley Murphy Images

We're completely smitten by Morgan Jones' lovely bridals captured by Ashley Murphy Images. Morgan and Colin tied the knot on Oct. 27, 2017, which means we can finally share these beautiful photos with you all! 

The Details

Bridal Boutique: Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley
Bouquet: Flowers and Home, Benton
Photoshoot Location: St. John's Chapel by the Creek, Benton
Photography: Ashley Murphy Images, Little Rock

Ashley Murphy Images

Ashley Murphy Images

Ashley Murphy Images

Ashley Murphy Images

Ashley Murphy Images

Ashley Murphy Images

Ashley Murphy Images

Nov
8

Destination Wedding: Lisa & Derick Bores

Lela & Lyla Photography

We're head over heels for this destination wedding in Music City. 

How They Met

Derick Bores and Lisa Dumaine both moved to Arkansas in 2013 for work. Football season began and the two ended up at the same table with new friends at Farrell's Bar & Grill cheering on the Razorbacks. The following day Lisa was playing in a dodgeball tournament and her team needed an additional player so she invited Derick to play on Team 'Merica.

"Unfortunately, we lost the tournament to a team of 10-year-olds but I was impressed with his dodgeball skills," she says. "We went on our first date the following week to the Walmart Amp (the old one in Fayetteville) for a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert. The rest was history."

The Engagement

Two and a half years later, the couple was in the process of building their new home. One Saturday morning, March 12 to be exact, Lisa and Derick went to check out the progress.

"We were standing in our future living room when Derick starting talking about building a home together and building a life together," Lisa remembers. "Before I knew it, he was down on one knee with a beautiful ring!"

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

The Wedding

Wedding date: August 19, 2017 
Venue: Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville, Tennessee

The couple chose to tie the knot in Nashville on the beautiful Belle Meade Plantation. Belle Meade is one of the largest Thoroughbred horse farms in the South. Lisa said seeing the gardens for the first time gave her goosebumps.

"I could imagine myself walking down the long stone aisle with my dad with my handsome groom waiting for me at the end," she says. "We loved how each part of the night flowed through the grounds allowing guests to see different parts of the property, which is a museum during the day."

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

The wedding was held in the gardens, the dinner was held in the stables and the reception in the carriage house, allowing guests to see different parts of the expansive grounds.

"We wanted to have minimal décor since the venue is full of history and is beautiful on its own," Lisa says. "Simplicity was key."

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Since guests traveled from 17 different states to join the couple on their big day, Lisa and Derick wanted to make sure that got a taste of Nashville. The couple served barbecue and brisket with a mashed potato bar from Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint. 

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Of course, a Nashville wedding wouldn't be complete without some music.

"8 South had an 8-piece band complete with choreographed dances, outfit changes and tons of energy, which kept our guests on the dance floor all night," Lisa says.

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

The Details

Photographer: Lela & Lyla Photography, Little Rock 
Videographer: byDesign Films
Venue: Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville
Event Planner: Love Southern Social, Nashville
Florist: Elizabeth Earnest, Nashville
Lighting: Bright Event Productions, Nashville
Cakes: Nashville Sweets, Nashville
Caterer: Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Nashville
Band: The 8 South Band, Nashville
Ceremony Music: The Corwin Trio, Nashville 
Wedding Stationery: Little Pebble Paper, Etsy
Wedding Dress: She Said Yes Bridal, Rogers 
Veil & Belt: She Said Yes Bridal, Rogers 
Bridesmaids Attire: Bella Bridesmaids, Nashville
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Macy’s 
Jeweler: Colorado Diamonds & Designs 
HMUA: Locks by Leslie 
Transportation: Guests – Anchor Transportation, Whites Creek, Tennessee; Wedding party trolley – FADDS Party Bus, Mount Juliet, Tennessee

Lela & Lyla Photography

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Nov
7

Arkansas Bride: Merideth Smith

Erin Wilson Photography

Russellville natives and newlyweds Merideth Smith and Derek Birginske tied the knot on Saturday, July 1, 2017. From the gorgeous Low's Bridal gown to the lush greenery at Marlsgate Plantation, these bridals by Erin Wilson Photography are pure bridal perfection! 

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Birginske! 

The Details 

Photography: Erin Wilson Photography
Bridal boutique: Low's Bridal
Bouquet: Sweden Florist
Venue: Marlsgate Plantation
Hair & Makeup: Abbey Lee of Southern Grace Salon

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography

Erin Wilson Photography