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Aug
24

Arkansas Bride: Amanda Springer

Gina Dreher Photography

Amanda Springer + Greg Wise

June 6, 2015

Photography: Gina Dreher Photography

Gown: She Said Yes

Bouquet: Shirley's Flowers

Hair/Makeup: Urban Bleu Hair Salon

Venue: Rockford Grange at Bear Hollow Ranch

Gina Dreher Photography

Gina Dreher Photography

Gina Dreher Photography

Aug
20

Arkansas Engagement: Sindy Gomes & Neal Hollis

The Jame

Little Rock couple Sindy Gomes and Neal Hollis are tying the knot! Sindy—who was born in Bangladesh, grew up in Saudi Arabia, then moved to the U.S. for college— and Neal—a Little Rock native who moved to Illinois, then Scotland, then back to LR—crossed paths back in 2010 at a Christmas party, and have been inseparable ever since. The two travelers will exchange vows on Saturday, September 19, at The Castle on Stagecoach in Little Rock.

This engagement sesh by The Jame is (almost) too cute for words, especially the nod to Neal's role working for the Hibernian Football Club, formerly of the Scottish Premier League. And, oh yeah, the proposal story is fabulous. 

On October 31, 2013, Halloween night, we had few friends over to my place for a party, and when I was getting ready, Neal called me outside my apartment and told me to open a pumpkin that was placed on the front porch. I was a bit afraid to open the pumpkin, but when I pulled off its lid, it had a small paper rolled up inside its core. I was puzzled. I unrolled the paper to find it was a copy of two reserved plane tickets to Colorado! Neal had planned a surprise trip to Colorado in November by contacting my boss and making sure I could get off work those days to travel with him. I was so excited to go with him, and had no clue what was in store for me on this trip.

We flew into Denver on November 8 and spent the first night there in town. The next day, we rented a car and drove to Boulder, enjoying the amazing scenery along the way. We both were mesmerized by the snowy mountains and beautiful skyline... On November 9th, we arrived at Rocky Mountain National Park. We began hiking up the snowy and icy paths along the varied terrain. The ground was slick and the air was frigid, but we were too excited to feel the cold. We hiked for hours along the trail, and we eventually arrived at a small, frozen lake called Bear Lake. I was so fascinated by the beautiful scenery and the frozen water that I did not notice what Neal was doing. I was too distracted by the breathtaking view surrounding me!

As I stared ahead, Neal pulled me to face him. At first, I thought he was just stopping me from stepping onto the frozen lake, but he turned me around and told me how much I meant to him and what a wonderful adventure we had been through so far together. He then he pulled out a ring from his pocket (which he was hiding for weeks), lowered to one knee and asked me to marry him! I was in shock, and had to process this surprise. Of course, I said yes!

Breathtaking is right! Congrats, Neal and Sindy!

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The Jame

The Jame

Aug
18

Arkansas Bride: Kim Phipps

Sterling Imageworks

Kim Phipps + Chris Diaz

May 9, 2015

Photography: Sterling Imageworks

Gown: Low's Bridal & Formal

Bouquet: ZIMMERMAN

Hair and Makeup: Olivia Yeager

Sterling Imageworks

Sterling Imageworks

Aug
11

Arkansas Engagement in Paris: Megan Marvin & Charles Hanson

L'Amour de Paris

Is it coincidence that "Arkansas" is a French title, and that Megan Marvin and Charles Hanson's drop-dead-gorgeous engagement session is set in Paris? We think not. 

The Fayetteville (also French!) couple will exchange vows on Saturday, August 22, at the St. Edwards Catholic Church, followed by a reception at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock (which was originally called "le Petit Rocher," which—you guessed it—is French!).

In case you can't tell, we're quite smitten with this engagement session by Stacy Reeves of L'Amour de Paris. What can we say? It has a certain je ne sais quoi. And the couple's proposal is just as sweet. Here's Megan's side of the story:

Charles and I met in 2009 at the University of Arkansas. We were introduced by mutual friends and started dating a few weeks later. There was almost a two year period where our relationship was a long distance one, but we never had any doubts about our future together. After Charles finished his MBA at the University of Arkansas, he started planning the proposal. He knew I was more or less onto him and was waiting for it to be any day, so he kept it simple.

After a lovely dinner at Theo’s one night we started walking back to the car. I was disheartened because I fully expected the proposal at dinner, which did not happen. On the way back to the car, Charles could see I was bummed and pulled me towards a courtyard next to the Walton Arts Center to talk. As I turned my back to him to sit down, he pulled out the ring and caught me completely off guard. I was completely surprised and thrilled!

We had already been planning a trip to Europe for a few months later, which included a week in Paris. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get some amazing engagement photos taken!

Ooh la la, we're in love! Congratulations, Charles and Megan!

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L'Amour de Paris

L'Amour de Paris

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