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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... 

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  • 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
 ♥  Wedding Vendor We Love
Aug
4

Real Northwest Arkansas Wedding: Katie Hogue of Springdale & Caleb Smith of Rogers

Katie Hogue & Caleb Smith
Oct. 26, 2013 · FairLane Station in Springdale

Photography by Photo Love Photography

When Katie Hogue of Springdale went out with friends to celebrate a promotion at work, she had no idea the celebration would bring her a husband, too. But that evening she met Caleb Smith of Rogers, and the two began texting and dating shortly thereafter. Katie admitted to Caleb she felt “fireworks” between the two of them, and they got engaged a short four-and-a-half-months later. During a July 4th trip to Miami Beach, Fla., Caleb popped the question beneath the seaside fireworks display, because nothing could have been more fitting.

Katie Hogue & Caleb Smith Oct. 26, 2013 · Springdale FairLane Station
Katie Hogue & Caleb Smith Oct. 26, 2013 · Springdale FairLane Station
Katie Hogue & Caleb Smith Oct. 26, 2013 · Springdale FairLane Station
Katie Hogue & Caleb Smith Oct. 26, 2013 · Springdale FairLane Station
Katie Hogue & Caleb Smith Oct. 26, 2013 · Springdale FairLane Station
Katie Hogue & Caleb Smith Oct. 26, 2013 · Springdale FairLane Station
Katie Hogue & Caleb Smith Oct. 26, 2013 · Springdale FairLane Station
Katie Hogue & Caleb Smith Oct. 26, 2013 · Springdale FairLane Station
Katie Hogue & Caleb Smith Oct. 26, 2013 · Springdale FairLane Station
Katie Hogue & Caleb Smith Oct. 26, 2013 · Springdale FairLane Station

  THE DETAILS  
  Photographer Photo Love Photography
 ♥  Florist Shirley’s Flowers Inc., Rogers
  Cakes Bizzy B’s Bakery, Bentonville
  Caterer Catering Unlimited, Springdale
  Wedding Gown White Dress Boutique, Rogers
  Bridesmaids Attire Etsy
  Groom/Groomsmen Attire Men’s Wearhouse
  Jeweler Kay Jewelers
 ♥  Wedding Vendor We Love
Jul
31

Real Searcy Weddings: Tessa Brown & Jonathan Beavers

Tessa Brown & Jonathan Beavers
Jan. 4, 2014 · Downtown Church of Christ & Robbins-Sanford Grand Hall in Searcy

Photography by Zoë Weddings by Kim

Tessa Brown of Searcy met a lot of people coming in and out of the salon where she worked. She would often chat with them while checking them out before they left. One day one of those customers insisted Tessa come to dinner with her family because she had a son she wanted Tessa to meet. Tessa agreed, but the son didn’t. He made his stepmom call Tessa back and give her an excuse about why they couldn’t go out. Eventually, though, the son – Jonathan Beavers– came around and contacted Tessa himself, and the two were soon an item. After dating for a while, Jonathan, a Searcy farmer, put Tessa to work in his cornfields. One day while she was hoeing weeds and just about to get fed up with it, she turned to find her farmer boy down on one knee with a ring in his hand. It was a picturesque setting for a forever commitment, and Tessa – of course – said yes.

Tessa Brown & Jonathan Beavers Jan. 4, 2014 · Downtown Church of Christ & Robbins-Sanford Grand Hall in Searcy
Tessa Brown & Jonathan Beavers Jan. 4, 2014 · Downtown Church of Christ & Robbins-Sanford Grand Hall in Searcy
Tessa Brown & Jonathan Beavers Jan. 4, 2014 · Downtown Church of Christ & Robbins-Sanford Grand Hall in Searcy
Tessa Brown & Jonathan Beavers Jan. 4, 2014 · Downtown Church of Christ & Robbins-Sanford Grand Hall in Searcy
Tessa Brown & Jonathan Beavers Jan. 4, 2014 · Downtown Church of Christ & Robbins-Sanford Grand Hall in Searcy
Tessa Brown & Jonathan Beavers Jan. 4, 2014 · Downtown Church of Christ & Robbins-Sanford Grand Hall in Searcy
Tessa Brown & Jonathan Beavers Jan. 4, 2014 · Downtown Church of Christ & Robbins-Sanford Grand Hall in Searcy
Tessa Brown & Jonathan Beavers Jan. 4, 2014 · Downtown Church of Christ & Robbins-Sanford Grand Hall in Searcy
Tessa Brown & Jonathan Beavers Jan. 4, 2014 · Downtown Church of Christ & Robbins-Sanford Grand Hall in Searcy
Tessa Brown & Jonathan Beavers Jan. 4, 2014 · Downtown Church of Christ & Robbins-Sanford Grand Hall in Searcy
Tessa Brown & Jonathan Beavers Jan. 4, 2014 · Downtown Church of Christ & Robbins-Sanford Grand Hall in Searcy

  THE DETAILS  
   Photographer Zoë Weddings By Kim
  Day-Of Coordinator Wendy Smith
  Florist Artistic Florist & Gifts And Carren’s Flowers & Gifts, Searcy
 ♥  Rentals/Lighting In Any Event, Searcy
  Cakes Mickey’s Cakes & Sweets, Little Rock
  Caterer/Drinks Alicia Wiedower
  Wedding Gown First Impressions, Jacksonville
 ♥  Bridesmaids Attire Low’s Bridal & Formal, Brinkley
 ♥  Groom/Groomsmen’s Attire Ann’s Bridal & Etcetera, Searcy
  Jeweler Tara & Co., Searcy
  Hair/Makeup Laura Mccabe, Bliss Salon & Day Spa, Searcy
 ♥  Wedding Vendor We Love
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