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Jun
30

Arkansas Engagement: Hope Polk & Greg Allen

Ali Moore / Hope Polk

Hope Polk and Greg Allen are engaged! The Jonesboro couple will tie the knot on Saturday, July 11, at the Wheeler Estate.

After we picked our jaws up off the ground (seriously, it took a while), we knew it was love at first site with this gorgeous shoot by Ali Moore Photography (and edited by the bride-to-be!). Here's their equally beautiful love story from Hope:

Greg and I have a nontraditional love story, by all means. It all started when I was 17 years old and free spirited. Greg was 22 and the president of his fraternity, the same fraternity house I casually snuck into. Without fail, Greg caught me and kicked me out continuously. Two years later, and two years more mature, I met him spontaneously at a house party at his condo. This time, I didn't get kicked out.

Now, after two years of being together, we are engaged and live in a house that he can't kick me out of! Our partying days are over. Instead of beer at a fraternity house, it's coffee on the front porch with our two beautiful dogs, Alexander and Caesar. Now, every day feels like an adventure, from daily walks with our dogs to three-day canoe trips down the Buffalo River. It's amazing how love can slow things down and at the same time, make life so much more exciting.

Yep, we're smitten! Congratulations, Greg and Hope!

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Ali Moore / Hope Polk

Ali Moore / Hope Polk

Ali Moore / Hope Polk

Ali Moore / Hope Polk

Jun
22

Arkansas Engagement: Morgan Dickerson & Brandon Collins

Skytouch_E_Photos

Exciting news for Crossett native Morgan Dickerson and Little Rock's Brandon Collins! The duo is engaged to be wed this Saturday, June 27, at the Covenant of Zion Cathedral Church in Little Rock, with a reception following at the Benton Events Center.

We adore this engagement session by Uche Onyeyiri of Skytouch_E_Photos, as well as the couple's sweet proposal story. See for yourself:

Brandon thought he would take Morgan to Pinnacle Mountain and propose at the top. He decided to elongate the day and add a whole series of events. 

Due to the unexpected rain, they decided not to climb the mountain. Their first location was IHOP, where they ate on their first date after a late movie. Then, Brandon took Morgan to Massage Envy Spa and had a one hour body massage planned. After the massage, she was told that a dinner was planned and she needed to be ready in a few hours. Brandon took Morgan to her favorite restaurant, Benihana. After dinner, he told her that he was getting a room at the adjacent hotel.

While walking in the room, Morgan suspected something and began to cry. Of course, her intuition was correct, and Brandon opened the door to candles and rose petals around the room with the petals spelling "WILL YOU MARRY ME?"

Morgan happily accepted, and shortly after, he showed her a video of her friends and family congratulating the couple on their engagement. Brandon planned the video in case Morgan suspected the proposal. He wanted to ensure she at least had some surprise!

Congrats on your big day, Brandon and Morgan!

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Skytouch_E_Photos

Jun
22

Arkansas Bride Readers Share Their Favorite Instagram Shots

We love following your wedding journeys from engagement to sparkler getaway! Share your experience with us by using #arbride every time you take a selfie with your new bling or during your bridal showers and bachelorette parties. We want to see your engagements, bridals, first looks and first kisses. Use our hashtag and we’ll feature our favorites on the blog and in the magazine!



I'm still obsessed... Can't wait to wear this ring for another 50 years! #fiftyyearoldring #arbride #arkansasbride

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Loving my new mug! ❤ #LOVE #engaged #DCDaniel2015 #coffee #mug #theknot #arbride

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Now that we've set a date, I'm ready to start planning our wedding! ðŸ'˜ #3/26/16 #fiancé #ARBride

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What my spring break plans consist of #betterthanPCB #weddingplanning #ARBride #gettinhitched

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Best day ever 3/21/2015 ðŸ'— | ðŸ"· by @katiechildsphoto photography. #christywonaWard

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Jun
15

Arkansas Engagement: Rachel Jackson & Cade Richards

April Ruple

Louisiana natives-turned-Arkansans Rachel Jackson and Cade Richards will soon say "I do." Currently located in Russellville, the couple will exchange vows on Saturday, June 20, at Wagon Wheel Acres in Dover. 

Rachel and Cade met in 2012 at the Church of Christ Student Center on the Arkansas Tech University campus. The two found common grounds in their Lousiana roots, love for spicy food and passion for the outdoors.

Then, on October 3rd, 2014, Cade proposed to Rachel at Falling Water Falls where they swim every summer, and where her parents swam when they were younger, making it quite the meaningful setting, especially when Cade strung up pictures from the trees before popping the big question.

We love this duo's sweet love story, and this fun fall-time shoot from April Ruple has us dreaming of cooler weather already. Now who's up for a hike?

Congratulations, Cade and Rachel!

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April Ruple

April Ruple

April Ruple

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