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Aug
23

Arkansas Bride: Blakelee Bonham

Lela and Lyla Photography

Blakelee Butler + Ryder Bonham

June 11, 2016

Bridal Boutique: Maggie Louise Bridal — Collierville, TN

Location: Cold Springs Events

Photographer: Lela and Lyla Photography

Lela and Lyla Photography

Lela and Lyla Photography

Lela and Lyla Photography

Aug
17

Arkansas Bride: Jade Coats

Taylor Howard Photography

Jade Coats + Jeff Coats

March 19, 2016

Bridal Boutique: Maggie Louise — Collierville, TN

Bouquet: Flowers & Home — Hot Springs

Location: Hot Springs Country Club and Garvan Woodland Gardens

Photographer: Taylor Howard Photography

Taylor Howard Photography

Taylor Howard Photography

Taylor Howard Photography

Aug
12

Arkansas Bride: Alexa Shipp

L A Y E R S photography

Major heart eyes over here for this blushing bride and her beautiful bridals. 

Alexa + Zac Shipp

June 4, 2016

Photographer: L A Y E R S 

Bridal Boutique: The Bridal Cottage

Bouquet: Flora

Location: Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park 

Hair & Makeup: Olivia Blair Yeager, Dead Swanky

L A Y E R S photography

L A Y E R S photography

L A Y E R S photography

Aug
8

Real Eureka Springs Wedding: Atalie Mickelson of Alma & Nathan Crider of Van Buren

Erin Wilson Photography
Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Crider The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs October 10, 2015

Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Crider
The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs
October 10, 2015

Fifteen minutes — that’s how long the drive is between Atalie Mickelson and Nathan Crider’s hometowns of Alma and Van Buren. And though it took years for the two to eventually cross paths, it only took a matter of days for them to realize they were looking at a new forever.

When Nathan was stationed in California with the Air Force about a year later, Atalie flew out to visit him, where he surprised her with dinner on a yacht and a proposal under the stars on San Diego Bay. He even proposed with a treasured ring that once belonged to Atalie’s late grandmother.

Erin Wilson Photography
Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Crider The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs October 10, 2015

Erin Wilson Photography
Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Crider The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs October 10, 2015


The Inspiration

Atalie’s love for early 1900s style may have been the basis for the wedding inspiration, but it was so easily summed up in The Crescent Hotel, that they hardly had to do more than let it shine through the rest of the decor. The couple chose to complement the hotel’s vintage atmosphere with a neutral and natural palette of whites, creams and soft blues accompanied with era-appropriate touches.

Erin Wilson Photography
Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Crider The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs October 10, 2015

Erin Wilson Photography
Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Crider The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs October 10, 2015

Erin Wilson Photography
Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Crider The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs October 10, 2015

Erin Wilson Photography
Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Crider The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs October 10, 2015

Erin Wilson Photography
Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Crider The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs October 10, 2015


How They Customized

Stepping away from the more mainstream glitz, Atalie and Nate opted for more organic pieces, adorning the space with crops like wood, cotton and wheat. Her father constructed the arch for the ceremony while her mother put together the table arrangements and Atalie designed and created the invitations and menu cards.

Erin Wilson Photography
Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Crider The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs October 10, 2015

Erin Wilson Photography
Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Crider The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs October 10, 2015

Erin Wilson Photography
Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Crider The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs October 10, 2015

Erin Wilson Photography
Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Crider The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs October 10, 2015

Erin Wilson Photography
Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Crider The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs October 10, 2015

Erin Wilson Photography
Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Crider The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs October 10, 2015

Erin Wilson Photography
Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Crider The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs October 10, 2015

The Details

Photographer: Erin Wilson Photography, Clarksville
  Florist: Eureka Flower Shop, Eureka Springs
  Cakes: Harps Bakery, Springdale
Caterer/Drinks: The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs
  DJ/Band: Mike Lenzini & The Cabbagehead Horns
of Mr. Cabbagehead & the Screaming Radishes, Fort Smith
  Save-The-Date Postcards: Zazzle.com
  Wedding Programs: Etsy.com
  Invitations & Menu Cards: Created by the bride
Bridal Boutique: Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley
  Bridesmaids attire: WeddingtonWay.com
  Groom/groomsmen Attire: JCPenney
  Bride's Rings: Newton's Jewelers, Fort Smith
  Groom's Band: Spexton Jewelry, Tulsa, OK
Hair/Makeup: New Moon Day Spa, Eureka Springs
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Erin Wilson Photography
Atalie Mickelson & Nathan Crider The 1886 Crescent Hotel, Eureka Springs October 10, 2015

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