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Jun
14

Pure Romance Styled Shoot at Greystone Estate

Fall in love with this styled shoot inspired by Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me” music video.

Grace Starr Photography
Fall in love with this styled shoot inspired by Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me” music video Photography by Grace Starr & Lauren Haley

Grace Starr Photography
Fall in love with this styled shoot inspired by Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me” music video Photography by Grace Starr & Lauren Haley

Lauren Haley Photography
Fall in love with this styled shoot inspired by Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me” music video Photography by Grace Starr & Lauren Haley

Lauren Haley Photography
Fall in love with this styled shoot inspired by Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me” music video Photography by Grace Starr & Lauren Haley

Grace Starr Photography
Fall in love with this styled shoot inspired by Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me” music video Photography by Grace Starr & Lauren Haley

Lauren Haley Photography
Fall in love with this styled shoot inspired by Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me” music video Photography by Grace Starr & Lauren Haley

Lauren Haley Photography
Fall in love with this styled shoot inspired by Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me” music video Photography by Grace Starr & Lauren Haley

Grace Starr Photography
Fall in love with this styled shoot inspired by Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me” music video Photography by Grace Starr & Lauren Haley

Lauren Haley Photography
Fall in love with this styled shoot inspired by Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me” music video Photography by Grace Starr & Lauren Haley


The Details

  Planning & Photos Lauren Haley Photography
Grace Starr Photography
  Styling Most Joyful Day, Fayetteville
Florals Shirley's Flower Studio, Rogers
  Venue Greystone Estate, Bentonville
  Vintage Rentals Pretty Old Stuff NWA, Fayetteville
  Cake & Macaroons Earth + Honey, Rogers
  Stationery Rebecca Green Design, nationwide
Wedding Gown Tesori, Fayetteville
  Suit Formal Affairs, Russellville
  Hair & Makeup HAIR by Kerry Wengel, Fayetteville
Shae Alexandria of Black Sheep Salon, Fayetteville
  Models Tabitha Taylor
Beau Harris
Wedding vendor we love!


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Vendors, share your work with us for a chance to be featured in the next issue. For more info, email us at Info@ArkansasBride.com.


Jun
7

Say Hello to NWA's Newest Bridal Boutique, Joon

Maura Dawn Photography

This swoon-worthy bridal shop on College Ave. is sure to become an instant favorite. 

Joon Bridal — which coincidentally opened in June — has been a dream of Beth Talebi's for quite some time. Beth graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in apparel and she's spent her entire career since working in the fashion world. She went from interning in New York City to a buying career with two major department stores to working as an apparel analyst for Walmart. She says she always knew that the corporate setting wasn’t her final destination and she's now fulfilling a life-long dream in entrepreneurship.

"There’s no time like the present," Beth says. "Women today are interested in standing out and being unique. I wanted to provide an outlet for that through wedding dresses. Northwest Arkansas is a booming [area] and I know local brides can handle the vibe we’re putting out."

There's also a special story behind the bridal shop's name: Beth's husband has Persian in his blood and in Persian culture, Joon is considered a term of endearment. The word “Joon” is equivalent to “my love” in English. "It’s also our daughter’s middle name, so it’s special it us," she says. 

The Inspiration

Joon is that entrepreneurship dream come true for Beth. The Fayetteville bridal boutique will open its doors to the public with a grand opening celebration on June 7-8 and Beth will have her first appointment on June 9. The space itself is a lovely little home off of College Ave. with plush seating, vintage rugs, an unreal macrame door hanging and a room devoted to showing off the gowns in a gorgeous, understated way.

Maura Dawn Photography

Maura Dawn Photography

"People that have been to our shop describe it as welcoming and warm — which is exactly what we want," she says. "We want you to feel comfortable in a cute space while finding your perfect wedding gown."

Joon isn't filled to the brim with gowns. Instead, Beth offers a carefully curated option of unique-to-Arkansas brands such as Alexandra Grecco, Leanne Marshall, Truvelle, Made With Love and Rebecca Schoneveld.

"Come fall, we’re bringing in some amazing, true bohemian designers and are consistently seeking the latest designs to keep our inventory fresh," she says.

Brides can expect to find gowns that range from $1,600-$5,800, with the average being around $2,200. Right now, the shop caters exclusively to bridal fashion and accessories but Beth says in the future the shop might be open to venturing outside of that box if the design fits into her vision.

The Joon Experience 

Beth's mission with Joon is to push the envelope and take pride in being different. She wants women to feel confident and special from the moment they step in her shop. Beth would describe the atmosphere at her store as "intimate and personal."

"Our shop is featured in an older home because we’re by appointment only," she says. "Each bride and her family will have the shop to themselves during their appointment. We want your experience at Joon to be special and comfortable."

Maura Dawn Photography

Maura Dawn Photography

Open for Business

Joon Bridal is officially open as of tonight, June 7, with their Grand Opening Celebration from 6-8 p.m. The store is located at 160 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. Guests can expect tasty treats and pretty gowns and an exclusive first look at the boutique. For more information or to book an appointment, head to Joon's website. You can also follow along via Joon's Facebook or Instagram pages. 

May
29

It's Electric: Bright, Bold Bridal Fashion for Arkansas Brides

Jason Masters

Your Fall/Winter 2018-19 issue of Arkansas Bride generates bright, bold bridal fashion for both classic and current modern brides.

Jason Masters
Unique diamond earrings, brilliant diamond bracelets and aqua stone ring; available at WILKERSON JEWELERS, STUTTGART.

Unique diamond earrings, brilliant diamond bracelets and aqua stone ring; available at WILKERSON JEWELERS, STUTTGART.

Gown from Danielle’s Bridal, Clarksville


Jason Masters
Blush by Hayley Paige’s pink “Milo” gown features a sculpted, jewel-encrusted bodice with removable off-the-shoulder sleeves; available at INVERNESS BRIDAL COUTURE, CONWAY.

Blush by Hayley Paige’s pink “Milo” gown features a sculpted, jewel-encrusted bodice with removable off-the-shoulder sleeves; available at INVERNESS BRIDAL COUTURE, CONWAY.

Diamond jewelry from Wilkerson Jewelers, Stuttgart.  | Booties from Scarlet, Little Rock.


Jason Masters
Romantic rose gold bracelets, earrings and stackable rings; available at BLAKEMAN’S FINE JEWELRY, ROGERS.

Romantic rose gold bracelets, earrings and stackable rings; available at BLAKEMAN’S FINE JEWELRY, ROGERS.

Gown from She Said Yes, Rogers and She Said Yes In The Heights, Little Rock.


Jason Masters
Long-sleeve, illusion lace Stella York gown with alluring cut-outs; available at THE BRIDAL COTTAGE, NORTH LITTLE ROCK.

Long-sleeve, illusion lace Stella York gown with alluring cut-outs; available at THE BRIDAL COTTAGE, NORTH LITTLE ROCK.

Studs from Sissy’s Log Cabin, Little Rock | Rings from HPerry Jewelers, Fayetteville.


Jason Masters
Sexy, illusion sheath dress with deep V-neck and intricate lace details by Stella York; available at DANIELLE’S BRIDAL, CLARKSVILLE.

Sexy, illusion sheath dress with deep V-neck and intricate lace details by Stella York; available at DANIELLE’S BRIDAL, CLARKSVILLE.

Jewelry from Wilkerson Jewelers, Stuttgart. | Zenith sparkle all-black tuxedo from Paul Morrell Formalwear, Little Rock.


Jason Masters
Beaded Hayley Paige gown with plunging illusion bodice and pockets; available at TESORI, FAYETTEVILLE.

Beaded Hayley Paige gown with plunging illusion bodice and pockets; available at TESORI, FAYETTEVILLE.

Earrings from HPerry Jewelers, Fayetteville


Jason Masters
Twinkling white gold diamond earrings, halo diamond ring by Carizza and blue sapphire and diamond band by Luvente; available at HPERRY JEWELERS, FAYETTEVILLE.

Twinkling white gold diamond earrings, halo diamond ring by Carizza and blue sapphire and diamond band by Luvente; available at HPERRY JEWELERS, FAYETTEVILLE.

Gown from The Bridal Cottage, North Little Rock.


Jason Masters
Romantic “Eloise” by Wilderly Bride features a unique lace-up bodice and flowing tulle skirt; available at LOW’S BRIDAL & FORMAL, BRINKLEY.

Romantic “Eloise” by Wilderly Bride features a unique lace-up bodice and flowing tulle skirt; available at LOW’S BRIDAL & FORMAL, BRINKLEY.

Vintage bracelet and cameo earrings from Sissy’s Log Cabin, Little Rock. | Silver booties from Scarlet, Little Rock.


Jason Masters
Mix it up with this blue paisley “Aries” tuxedo from PAUL MORRELL FORMALWEAR, LITTLE ROCK.

Mix it up with this blue paisley “Aries” tuxedo from PAUL MORRELL FORMALWEAR, LITTLE ROCK.


Jason Masters
Romantic, off-the-shoulder lace gown with unique bell sleeves; available at SHE SAID YES, ROGERS and SHE SAID YES BRIDAL IN THE HEIGHTS, LITTLE ROCK.

Romantic, off-the-shoulder lace gown with unique bell sleeves; available at SHE SAID YES, ROGERS and SHE SAID YES BRIDAL IN THE HEIGHTS, LITTLE ROCK.

Jewelry from Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry, Rogers.


Jason Masters
Yellow gold and diamond stackable bracelets, diamond and yellow gold criss-cross ring and show-stopping diamond studs; available at SISSY’S LOG CABIN, LITTLE ROCK.

Yellow gold and diamond stackable bracelets, diamond and yellow gold criss-cross ring and show-stopping diamond studs; available at SISSY’S LOG CABIN, LITTLE ROCK.

Theia Couture jumpsuit from Unveiled Bridal Collection, Little Rock. | Handbag from Scarlet, Little Rock.


Jason Masters
Monique Lhuillier corseted ball gown with a sweetheart neckline and sculptured skirt available at UNVEILED BRIDAL COLLECTION, LITTLE ROCK.

Monique Lhuillier corseted ball gown with a sweetheart neckline and sculptured skirt available at UNVEILED BRIDAL COLLECTION, LITTLE ROCK.

Pastel leather jacket from Barbara Jean, Little Rock. | Jewelry from Blakeman's Fine Jewelry, Rogers.


Jason Masters
Switch things up with a sleek, off-the-shoulder jumpsuit like this one from Theia Couture available at UNVEILED BRIDAL COLLECTION, LITTLE ROCK.

Switch things up with a sleek, off-the-shoulder jumpsuit like this one from Theia Couture available at UNVEILED BRIDAL COLLECTION, LITTLE ROCK.


PHOTOGRAPHY
Jason Masters

HAIR & MAKEUP
Angela Alexander

MODELS
Hannah Monroe
Cole Medders

FLORAL DESIGN
Tipton & Hurst

May
24

It’s Here! Inside the New Fall/Winter 2018 Issue of Arkansas Bride

Heather Payne Photography

For the first time in Arkansas Bride history, we decided to feature a real Arkansas wedding on our cover. And you just might know the cover subject — it's former Miss Arkansas Hannah Billingsley Mooney, the wife of Shay Mooney of the country music sensation Dan + Shay. We fell hard for their gorgeous, intimate wedding on Shay's family farm in Natural Dam, and we think you will too!  

That said, we're more than pleased to present to you our one-of-a-kind Fall/Winter 2018 edition! (Take a peek here.)

We hope you’re as obsessed with the new issue as much as we are, and share it with your fellow brides and bridesmaids! Here are just a handful of our favorite things to discover inside:

  • Registry inspo for all the couples in your life. Our Tastemakers from across the state delivered some darling ideas to make your friends feel the love. From gift ideas for the "preppy" couple to the "entertainer" couple, we've got you covered. 
  • 14 Real Weddings bursting with creative décor and ideas: look for fairy-tale details, a night-club reception, French-inspired nuptials, stunning gowns and personalized details to consider for your big day.
  • How to save on your Arkansas I dos: We talked with the experts and found dozens of ways for you to save on your wedding without having to sacrifice your vision. 
  • A brand-new Hot Springs wedding guide: We have a new crop of show-stopping Hot Springs weddings to share with you in our annual supplement for Spa City planning.  
  • It's electric. You don’t want to miss our fall/winter fashion spread featuring bright, bold bridal fashion for both the classic and modern bride.
  • Hidden gems: We tasked Arkansas' best florists and planners with creating tablescapes inspired by jewels
  • Plus, three incredible styled shoots from the state's best vendors.

If you can believe it, there’s even more than we’ve spotlighted here. We invite you to pour a glass of wine (or champagne if that's more your style!), and go cover to cover, soaking up all the great content and ideas we curated for you in this edition.

And before you dive in, check out this perfect new music video for "Speechless" from both Dan and Shay's real weddings. SWOON. 

Happy reading!