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Jul
28

Real Arkansas Wedding: Kelli Blanchard and Joe Denton of Jonesboro

Kelli Blanchard & Joe Denton
Oct. 26, 2013 · The Silos in Bono, Ark.

Photography by Whitney Bower Imaging

Though Kelli Blanchard and Joe Denton were both from Jonesboro, they never met until a chance encounter at the University of Arkansas. They discovered they had several mutual friends, and after attending a function together, they were inseparable. Fast-forward six years of dating and Kelli was ready for a ring. It was Christmastime and they both were living in Little Rock. Joe told Kelli they should go out for their “own small celebration” before traveling home and he took her to the Capital Hotel. When they got there, Joe suggested they grab a drink and go up on the balcony. At the top of the stairs, Kelli noticed roses, candles and champagne. “Are you going to propose?!” she asked excitedly. Joe smiled, got down on one knee, and did just that. “I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect night,” she says.

Kelli Blanchard & Joe Denton Oct. 26, 2013 · The Silos in Bono, Ark.
Kelli Blanchard & Joe Denton Oct. 26, 2013 · The Silos in Bono, Ark.
Kelli Blanchard & Joe Denton Oct. 26, 2013 · The Silos in Bono, Ark.
Kelli Blanchard & Joe Denton Oct. 26, 2013 · The Silos in Bono, Ark.
Kelli Blanchard & Joe Denton Oct. 26, 2013 · The Silos in Bono, Ark.
Kelli Blanchard & Joe Denton Oct. 26, 2013 · The Silos in Bono, Ark.
Kelli Blanchard & Joe Denton Oct. 26, 2013 · The Silos in Bono, Ark.
Kelli Blanchard & Joe Denton Oct. 26, 2013 · The Silos in Bono, Ark.
Kelli Blanchard & Joe Denton Oct. 26, 2013 · The Silos in Bono, Ark.
Kelli Blanchard & Joe Denton Oct. 26, 2013 · The Silos in Bono, Ark.
Kelli Blanchard & Joe Denton Oct. 26, 2013 · The Silos in Bono, Ark.
Kelli Blanchard & Joe Denton Oct. 26, 2013 · The Silos in Bono, Ark.
Kelli Blanchard & Joe Denton Oct. 26, 2013 · The Silos in Bono, Ark.
Kelli Blanchard & Joe Denton Oct. 26, 2013 · The Silos in Bono, Ark.
Kelli Blanchard & Joe Denton Oct. 26, 2013 · The Silos in Bono, Ark.
Kelli Blanchard & Joe Denton Oct. 26, 2013 · The Silos in Bono, Ark.

THE DETAILS 
Photographer Whitney Bower Imaging
  Videographer Grant Keller Videography, Jonesboro
  Day-Of Coordinator “I Do” Wedding Planners & Consultants, Jonesboro
  Florist Weddings By Karen, Walnut Ridge
  Cakes Lou Burns, Marked Tree
  Caterer/Drinks James Best’s Skinny J’s Catering, Jonesboro
  Tent/Chairs Arkansas Tents Rentals, Little Rock
  DJ/Band DMP Band, Memphis
  Ceremony Music The Delta String Quartet, Jonesboro
  Wedding Stationery Hobarts Printing, Benton
  Wedding Gown Clark’s Bridal And Formal, Jonesboro
  Groom & Groomsmen Attire Men’s Wearhouse
  Jeweler Roberson’s Fine Jewelry, Little Rock
  Hair Eden Salon And Spa, Jonesboro
  Makeup Natalie Bailey
  Transportation Jonesboro Limousine
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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
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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