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Apr
24

Real Arkansas Wedding: Leslie Nola & Slade Hames

Two Carters Photography

Leslie Nola & Slade Hames
October 11, 2014 | Hunt Chapel, Rogers

Photography by Two Carters Photography

It all started when the best friend of Rogers native Slade Hames approached St. Louis girl Leslie Nola, suggesting she go out with his friend. Leslie thought it was a joke and agreed. Little did she know, this was the real deal. The University of Arkansas couple had their first date at a restaurant on the Fayetteville square amid all the dreamy Christmas lights. Two years later, Slade proposed to Leslie at the top of beautiful Mount Sequoyah.

Two Carters Photography

Two Carters Photography

Two Carters Photography

Two Carters Photography

Two Carters Photography

Two Carters Photography

 

  THE PROFESSIONALS  
Photographer  Two Carters Photography
Cakes

Rick's Bakery

Florist

Shirley's Flowers Inc.

Gown

Wedding Belles of Arizona

  DJ

Brock Short Entertainment

  Invitations

Wedding Paper Divas

 

 

Mar
23

Real Wedding: Samaia Muhammad & Ruda Pollard, Jr.

KES Weddings

Samaia Muhammad & Ruda Pollard, Jr.
March 29, 2014
Union African Methodist Episcopal Church & the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock 

Photography by KES Weddings

KES Weddings

Ruda moved north to Little Rock after Hurricane Katrina and I had just finished college and moved back south from Missouri. If love at first sight exists, we had it. We met at Mediums when it was on Kavanaugh - an art gallery that hosted an open mic on Friday nights. I was planning my birthday party and used it as an excuse to exchange numbers with him. He called me two days later and we've been together ever since. We knew we were meant to be after a conversation about marrying someone you really like instead of a blind pursuit of love. We agreed that you can decide to love anyone, but liking someone cannot be forced. After seven years, many adventures and multiple cities, we are still each other's favorite person. It was easy to marry for "like" and continue to love. 

-Samaia Pollard

KES Weddings

KES Weddings

Our wedding was special because all of our favorite people were in the same place. A new, special memory was made every moment. Each person in the wedding was precious to us and by being there, they showed us we were precious to them. Our wedding singers, minister and even the florist were all close personal friends. Our wedding day was not just a day Ruda and I expressed our unconditional love for one another, it was a day that all those we love demonstrated their love for us. We are forever grateful.

KES Weddings

KES Weddings

KES Weddings

  THE PROFESSIONALS  
Photographer KES Weddings
Wedding Planner Katresha Bell
Florist Tanarah Luxe Floral
Cakes

TracyCakes

  Caterer & Drinks                          

Forty Two

  DJ/Band

DJ Klassik

  Hair

Nateema Wolfe

  Makeup   

Bridgette Baltimore

Wedding Vendor We Love!

KES Weddings

Mar
9

12 Fair Weather Weddings to Chase Away the Winter Blahs

We are SO over the cold. 

With some warmer temps on our side this week, we’re dreaming of spring. The bright, cheery colors, the first few outdoor weddings, the new blooms… We almost can’t take it!

But we can and we must, so we’re going to spend the next few days soaking up the sun (yeah, right) and gazing at some of our favorite springtime real Arkansas weddings.

To view the whole seasonal lineup, just select "Spring" in our Arkansas Bride Real Weddings section. Have a favorite hue? Choose that, too!

Here are a few of our faves.

KES Weddings

Monica Madey & Stephanos Mylonas
Terry House, Little Rock
July 14, 2012

Melissa McCrotty Photography
Kathryn Young & Lance Shingleur March 16, 2013 • Pottsville Assembly of God, Pottsville
Miles Witt Boyer Photography
Tea’ Jones & Cornelius Boone May 17, 2014 • Little Rock Trinity Presbyterian Church & Clinton Presidential Center
Jeremy Cavness Photography

Brooke Burckart & Robert Sanderson
June 16, 2012 • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

Eli Murray Photography

Ashley Dreher & Drew Gardner
March 10, 2012 • Pratt Place Inn & Barn, Fayetteville

Drew Cason Photography
Natalie Peek & Joshua Haywood May 26, 2013 · Twin Creeks Lake Pavilion in Texarkana
Drew Cason Photography

Sarah Slocum & Ryan Collins
May 21, 2011 • Arkansas State Capitol Rotunda, Little Rock; Park on the River, Maumelle

Christopher Nolan Photography
Emily Middleton & Benjamin Williams
Kati Mallory Photo & Design
Kalee Beason & Chris Rittelmeyer May 3, 2014 St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable & The Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville
Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock
Miles Witt Boyer Photography

Catherine Mahaffey & Foster Jones
March 31, 2012 • Private Residence, Cave Springs

Whitney Bower Imaging
Ashley Young - Aaron Rutledge May 24, 2014 Overflow Lodge • Wilmot

Feb
2

Real Arkansas Wedding: TeNia Patterson and Miami Dolphins' Charles Clay

Carper Creative Photography

TeNia Patterson & Charles Clay
March 1, 2014 | Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock

Photography by Carper Creative Photography

TeNia Patterson and Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay were in high school geometry when it all began. TeNia needed help with a bet and thought Charles looked knowledgeable in football (she guessed right!), so she asked him who he thought would win the upcoming Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks. Unfortunately, he gave her the losing team (the Seahawks) and she lost $60!

Luckily, TeNia was able to look past it. The Little Rock couple was on a short vacation to Puerto Rico before Charles began training for the upcoming NFL season. On their first night, he wanted to take a walk on the beach while TeNia wanted to stick to the lighted pool. She reluctantly went along, and it’s a good thing she did! Charles proposed under the stars and the rest is history.

Carper Creative Photography

Carper Creative Photography

Carper Creative Photography

The Insipiration

TeNia knew exactly what look she was going for: Old Hollywood glam. From the sleek and shine of the shimmering silvers and purples, to the vintage getaway car to her own stunning look (including a killer reception dress), this wedding screamed classic luxury. Well, except for maybe the Southern menu, but we love that this bride isn’t afraid of showing her Arkansas roots!

Carper Creative Photography

Carper Creative Photography

Carper Creative Photography

Carper Creative Photography

The Details

Right from the beginning, guests knew they were in for a fabulous event. The invitations were wrapped in purple suede and embroidered with the couple’s initials, with a keepsake photo on the inside. If the unbelievable floral arrangements were too much for guests to handle, they could relax on the giant, white tufted sofa, but the couple’s table was clearly reserved for wedding royalty. 

Carper Creative Photography

Carper Creative Photography

Carper Creative Photography

And just what did this XBOX-playing, dog-loving, football star of a groom have to say about the whole process? “Just relax, and before you know it, it’ll be the best day of your life.”

Sounds like sage advice to us.

Carper Creative Photography

 

  THE PROFESSIONALS  
Photographer  Carper Creative Photography
  Event Planner/Designer

Heather Pile, Inspired Grace Weddings

Cakes

TracyCakes

Florist

Tanarah Luxe Floral

Rentals Party Time Rental & Events, Tuft & Table
  Gown

Winnie Couture, Atlanta

 

Hair

DJ/Photobooth/Lighting 

LaShanta McCoy of LUSH Studios

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