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Jul
22

Arkansas Engagement: Paige Valentine & Matt Light

Sterling Imageworks

Fayetteville couple Paige Valentine and Matt Light are tying the knot! The two will say "I do" on Saturday, August 1, at Greene Chapel at Hendrix College, followed by a reception at the Conway Country Club.

Now we see a lot of stunning engagement sessions and hear a lot of heart-melting love stories, but this one takes the cake. Not only do these photos by Sterling Imageworks just drip with happiness, but this account from groom-to-be Matt just completely did us in. See for yourself.

Four years ago, I met a girl who was out of my league. It wasn’t even a question. She had dark hair, deep brown eyes and a kind heart (yes, you can get that last part from just looking at her, I promise). She was way too good for me. I introduced myself and thought that would be the end of it, and it was, for the next two years, at least.

She ended up moving to the same complex I lived in for my senior year of undergrad at the U of A. I hoped I would get a chance to know her and at least be friends. In the back of my mind, I started hoping that someday I might even have a chance to date her, but I still thought those odds were slim to none.

We had some overlaps in our friend groups and pretty soon I found myself gravitating towards her every chance I got. I didn’t realize I had feelings for her until the night she wore men’s sweatpants from WalMart and trekked through the fresh snow with me to get a bite to eat, and I had the sudden awareness that there was no one I would rather be with. That feeling hasn’t left me.

Sometime after that, she realized she had the same feeling. That someday I was waiting for had finally arrived. I proposed to Paige this January, and I can’t wait to spend my life with her. So here’s to someday, and every day after that.

Yep, we're melting. Congratulations, Paige and Matt!

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Sterling Imageworks

Jul
20

Arkansas Bride: Aubrey Cook

Stephanie Nunley

Aubrey Cook + Ryan Mitchell

April 25, 2015

Photography: Stephanie Nunley

Gown: The Bridal Cottage

Headpiece: Proposals

Bouquet: Cabbage Rose

Venue: Garvan Woodland Gardens

Hair: Juli Waits, That French Salon

Makeup: Jessica Humerick

A few months ago, we featured Aubrey and Ryan's engagement session in Hot Springs, complete with an NYC proposal story. Today, we're thrilled to carry on the story of the newly married Mitchells with these gorgeous bridal portraits. 

Stephanie Nunley

Jul
13

Arkansas Engagement: Emily Tucker & Timothy Cooper

Chase Visuals Photography

Hot Springs residents Emily Trucker and Timothy Cooper are engaged to be wed on Saturday, July 25, at The Regency.

Sometimes you can just tell when a couple is tons of fun, and that's exactly the vibe we get from this engagement session by Chase Visuals Photography. And from their proposal story from Emily, we can tell they're every bit as sweet as they are fun!

For Christmas last year, Timothy gave me a full day of pampering, complete with a brand new outfit of my choice, jewelry, hair and makeup and meals at all of my favorite restaurants. (Tim had me fully convinced that he couldn't make an engagement happen in the near future, so I was not expecting it at all.) 

That night, he took me to Garvan Woodland Gardens. When we got under the gazebo and amidst all of the beautiful lights, I looked out and saw "MARRY ME EMILY?" written in Christmas lights! At that moment, he got down on one knee and pulled out my dream ring that he had custom made for me completely without my knowing. I soon realized that all of our closest friends and family were there to hold the sign and experience the big moment with us.

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Congrats, Timothy and Emily!

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Chase Visuals Photography

Chase Visuals Photography

Chase Visuals Photography

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

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