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Aug
17

Real Arkansas Wedding: Danielle Daugherty & Kevin Collie

Lyndsey Sullivan Photography

Danielle Daugherty & Kevin Collie
August 9, 2014 | Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock

Photography by Lyndsey Sullivan Photography

When Little Rock native Danielle Daugherty met Mountain Home's Kevin Collie on a blind date back in 2013, the writing was on the wall. The two fell in love in no time at all, and six months later, Kevin proposed at the Capital Hotel in downtown Little Rock.

"When he opened the door to the room, it completely took my breath away," Danielle says. "There were candles and rose petals all over the room, along with a bouquet of roses and several of my favorite pictures of us. Kevin set me down and explained the significance of choosing the Capital Hotel because it's such a staple of Little Rock, and we knew we wanted to build a life here. He read scripture describing the husband that he was committing to be, and then got down on one knee and proposed. It was absolutely perfect, and I couldn't have been happier!"

Lyndsey Sullivan Photography

Lyndsey Sullivan Photography

Lyndsey Sullivan Photography

...or so she thought.

When the big day finally arrived, Danielle spend the morning getting ready with her closest family and friends, and was completely flooded with "overwhelming joy" when the couple did their first look. The simple elegence of the ceremony included personal vows and letters they had written to each other, which are now framed in the couple's bedroom as a reminder of their love and commitment. 

Lyndsey Sullivan Photography

Lyndsey Sullivan Photography

Stunning whites and golds dotted the reception space, just a cocktail hour and quick flip away from the ceremony space it had been moments ago. Everyone danced the night away to the sounds of Memphis Soul Revue, overlooking the setting sun on the capitol city skyline. 

Lyndsey Sullivan Photography

Lyndsey Sullivan Photography

Lyndsey Sullivan Photography

The Professionals

Photographer: Lyndsey Sullivan Photography
Florist: Tipton Hurst
Caterer Clinton Presidential Center Catering
Cakes: Mickey's Cakes & Sweets
Entertainment: Memphis Soul Revue
Hair: Sunnie Henderson, Joel's Salon
Makeup: Kristin Ivey, Pout
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Jul
23

Real Hot Springs Wedding: Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper
Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter
Dec. 6, 2014

Ceremony: First United Methodist Church
Reception: Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
Photography: Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper

Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper
Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper
Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

Sarah French was just doing her job, reporting on the Boston Red Sox Centennial celebrations, when she caught the eye of pitcher Chris Carpenter from Bryan, Ohio. He made his move on Twitter and somehow won her over. He later proposed to her in Paris, France on the romantic Love Lock Bridge. She said “yes,” and they pitched their keys into the Seine River.

Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper
Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper
Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper
Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

The Details

Growing up in Hot Springs, Sarah was no stranger to the beauty of the Spa City. She wanted to accentuate the Arlington’s architecture with décor that was as elegant and timeless as the famous hotel itself. White hydrangeas, roses, stock, snapdragons and dendrobium orchids overflowed from every table, radiating pure luxury and grandeur. Music played a big part in the wedding. Sarah and Chris asked friends and family with musical abilities to fill the day with meaningful music. Sarah’s 13-time Grammy award-winning cousin Jerry Douglas played the dobro and an original song, a friend who sings country music in Nashville performed; and Sarah’s church choir teacher and opera singer sang with her husband.

Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper
Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper
Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

The Professionals

  Photographer: Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper, Little Rock
Event planner/designer: Randi Slick of Signature Events, Hot Springs
Florist: Kelly Efird Flower Events, Hot Springs
Cakes: Mickey’s Cakes & Sweets, Little Rock
Caterer/drinks: The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Hot Springs
DJ: Central Arkansas Entertainment, Little Rock
Ceremony music: Arkansas Symphony String Quartet, Little Rock
Invitations and programs: By Invitation Only, Little Rock
Jeweler: Sissy’s Log Cabin, Little Rock
Limo service: Classic Luxury Limousine Service, Hot Springs
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Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

Jul
21

Real Arkansas Wedding: Callie Jackson & Mike Slider of Little Rock

Drew Cason Photography
Callie Jackson & Michael Slider Oct. 4, 2014 • Old State House Museum in Little Rock

Callie Jackson & Michael Slider
Oct. 4, 2014 • Old State House Museum in Little Rock

Photos by Drew Cason Photography

Maumelle’s Callie Jackson and Little Rock native Mike Slider met on just another regular night at a bar in The Heights district in Little Rock. The proposal, however, had a little more dramatic flair. The couple took separate weekend trips, Callie to Fayetteville and Mike to Tulsa, or so Callie thought. When she asked Mike for pictures of their cat to make sure it was ok before he left, he wouldn’t send one. Little did Callie know, he was in Fayetteville, too. She was already suspicious, but she knew exactly what was happening when a photographer stopped and asked for help modeling at Crystal Bridges Museum the next day. Mike appeared, proposed and then whisked his new fiancée off to dinner where their parents were excitedly awaiting their arrival.

Drew Cason Photography
Callie Jackson & Michael Slider Oct. 4, 2014 • Old State House Museum in Little Rock

The Inspiration

Bright, airy and thoroughly Southern—that’s what comes to mind when you look at Callie and Mike’s wedding day. They played off the historic venue with elegance, the architecture playing as much of a decorative role as the florals, giving the attendees a rustic garden party that echoed Southern grace and hospitality.

Drew Cason Photography
Callie Jackson & Michael Slider Oct. 4, 2014 • Old State House Museum in Little Rock

Drew Cason Photography
Callie Jackson & Michael Slider Oct. 4, 2014 • Old State House Museum in Little Rock

Drew Cason Photography
Callie Jackson & Michael Slider Oct. 4, 2014 • Old State House Museum in Little Rock

How They Customized

Aside from the stunning décor (including handpicked cotton in the floral arrangements and a 4-foot-tall monogram serving as a guest book), the menu was the perfect reflection of the couple’s laid back personalities. Not ones for fancy dinners, Callie and Michael chose to serve treats like mac and cheese bites, chicken tenders and mini “Sliders.” And to put the icing on the Southern cake, the couple held a tea bar in lieu of a cocktail hour where guests could enjoy different types of teas and lemonades.

Drew Cason Photography
Callie Jackson & Michael Slider Oct. 4, 2014 • Old State House Museum in Little Rock

Drew Cason Photography
Callie Jackson & Michael Slider Oct. 4, 2014 • Old State House Museum in Little Rock

Drew Cason Photography
Callie Jackson & Michael Slider Oct. 4, 2014 • Old State House Museum in Little Rock

Drew Cason Photography
Callie Jackson & Michael Slider Oct. 4, 2014 • Old State House Museum in Little Rock

Drew Cason Photography
Callie Jackson & Michael Slider Oct. 4, 2014 • Old State House Museum in Little Rock

Drew Cason Photography
Callie Jackson & Michael Slider Oct. 4, 2014 • Old State House Museum in Little Rock

Drew Cason Photography
Callie Jackson & Michael Slider Oct. 4, 2014 • Old State House Museum in Little Rock

Drew Cason Photography
Callie Jackson & Michael Slider Oct. 4, 2014 • Old State House Museum in Little Rock

The Professionals

Photographer: Drew Cason Photography, Benton
Event designer: Monroe Cranford of Flowers & Home, Bryant & Hot Springs
  Day-of coordinator: Meredith Bagby Fettes, Little Rock
Florist, rentals, lighting: Flowers & Home, Bryant & Hot Springs
Cakes: SweetLove Bakes, Little Rock
  Caterer/drinks: Gina’s Catering, Bryant
  Wedding stationery: Dear Madeline Designs
Wedding gown: The Bridal Cottage, North Little Rock
  Bridesmaids' attire: David’s Bridal, Little Rock
  Groom/groomsmen attire: Jos A Banks, Little Rock
  Jeweler: Custom design by Danette Haley, Little Rock
  Hair: Ariel Asquith, Cosmetique Hair Salon, North Little Rock
  Makeup: Charlotte Angeli, Chanel Makeup Artist
  Transportation: Little Rock Carriage Company
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Callie Jackson & Michael Slider Oct. 4, 2014 • Old State House Museum in Little Rock

Jul
16

Real Eureka Springs Wedding: Elizabeth Irsik & Jacob Sullivan

Miles Witt Boyer Photography
Elizabeth Irsik & Jacob Sullivan Aug. 9, 2014 • Thorncrown Chapel and 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs

Elizabeth Irsik & Jacob Sullivan
Aug. 9, 2014 • Thorncrown Chapel and 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs

Photography by Miles Witt Boyer Photography

An unforgettable Fourth of July fireworks finale proposal for Beth Irsik from St. Joseph, Missouri, and Jacob Sullivan from Shelbyville, Illinois, ignited plans for what would eventually be an equally memorable wedding. But there would be no red, white and blue color story for Beth’s big day. Instead, Beth wanted a soft, vintage feel. Blush pinks, shades of lavender and pops of gold transformed the space into a garden party complete with sparkles and Depression glass family antiques.

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Elizabeth Irsik & Jacob Sullivan Aug. 9, 2014 • Thorncrown Chapel and 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs

Miles Witt Boyer Photography
Elizabeth Irsik & Jacob Sullivan Aug. 9, 2014 • Thorncrown Chapel and 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs

Miles Witt Boyer Photography
Elizabeth Irsik & Jacob Sullivan Aug. 9, 2014 • Thorncrown Chapel and 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs

Miles Witt Boyer Photography
Elizabeth Irsik & Jacob Sullivan Aug. 9, 2014 • Thorncrown Chapel and 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs

Miles Witt Boyer Photography
Elizabeth Irsik & Jacob Sullivan Aug. 9, 2014 • Thorncrown Chapel and 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs

Miles Witt Boyer Photography
Elizabeth Irsik & Jacob Sullivan Aug. 9, 2014 • Thorncrown Chapel and 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs

A lover of all things shiny and fashionable, Beth decided on single-serve champagne bottles and stemless flutes as guest favors, and even sported two dresses and three pairs of shoes. The festivities wouldn’t have been complete without the true stars of the day: Sophie and Matilda, the couple’s English Bulldogs. They made an appearance at the reception both in person and in statue form in the centerpieces.

Miles Witt Boyer Photography
Elizabeth Irsik & Jacob Sullivan Aug. 9, 2014 • Thorncrown Chapel and 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs

Miles Witt Boyer Photography
Elizabeth Irsik & Jacob Sullivan Aug. 9, 2014 • Thorncrown Chapel and 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs

Miles Witt Boyer Photography
Elizabeth Irsik & Jacob Sullivan Aug. 9, 2014 • Thorncrown Chapel and 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs

Miles Witt Boyer Photography
Elizabeth Irsik & Jacob Sullivan Aug. 9, 2014 • Thorncrown Chapel and 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs

Miles Witt Boyer Photography
Elizabeth Irsik & Jacob Sullivan Aug. 9, 2014 • Thorncrown Chapel and 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs

The Professionals

  Photographer: Miles Witt Boyer Photography, Bentonville
Venue, caterer and drinks: 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs
  Event planner/designer: Finishing Touch Event Design, Bentonville
  Florist: Hudson Floral & Events, Little Rock
  Table linens: BBJLinen.com
  Cakes: Rick’s Bakery, Fayetteville
  DJ/Band: Rough Ryder
  Wedding stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
  Wedding gown: Norman’s Bridal, Springfield, Missouri
  Bridesmaids attire: David’s Bridal
  Groom/groomsmen attire: Men’s Warehouse
  Transportation: Pinnacle Transportation, Rogers
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Elizabeth Irsik & Jacob Sullivan Aug. 9, 2014 • Thorncrown Chapel and 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, Eureka Springs

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