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Danielle Ramsdell & Riley Carter October, 17, 2015 Adam’s Estate, Leachville

Danielle Ramsdell & Riley Carter
October, 17, 2015
Adam’s Estate, Leachville

Blytheville natives Danielle Ramsdell and Riley Carter were just kids when they met 12 years ago. Their story originates as family friends, but evolved into more as the two dated on and off for a few years. After more than a year “off,” they rekindled their relationship and have been together ever since.

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Danielle Ramsdell & Riley Carter October, 17, 2015 Adam’s Estate, Leachville

It was an ordinary Sunday evening when Dani and Riley went for a drive after dinner. As the sun began to set, the couple parked and went for a walk at a nearby field. With this as the romantic backdrop, Riley got down on one knee and proposed.

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Danielle Ramsdell & Riley Carter October, 17, 2015 Adam’s Estate, Leachville


The Inspiration

Not only did Dani have a vision of elegance and romance for the event, but she also pulled it off in less than seven weeks. Though it took lots of help from family and friends, they were able to create a navy, blush and gold-accented soirée that allowed the charm of the gardens to shine.

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Danielle Ramsdell & Riley Carter October, 17, 2015 Adam’s Estate, Leachville

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Danielle Ramsdell & Riley Carter October, 17, 2015 Adam’s Estate, Leachville

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Danielle Ramsdell & Riley Carter October, 17, 2015 Adam’s Estate, Leachville

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Danielle Ramsdell & Riley Carter October, 17, 2015 Adam’s Estate, Leachville

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Danielle Ramsdell & Riley Carter October, 17, 2015 Adam’s Estate, Leachville

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Danielle Ramsdell & Riley Carter October, 17, 2015 Adam’s Estate, Leachville


How They Customized

That charm touched every aspect of the night’s events from the homemade pumpkin bread favors to the vintage Razorback groom’s cake to the s’mores bar. Even being the coldest day in October couldn’t put a damper on things, especially with the bridal party’s beautiful faux fur shawls made by Dani’s mother, and even Dani’s adorable transition to fuzzy slippers throughout the reception. But besides the couple themselves, the talk of the night was certainly Creasy, their Italian Mastiff who charmed the crowd and even served as their ring bearer.

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Danielle Ramsdell & Riley Carter October, 17, 2015 Adam’s Estate, Leachville

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Danielle Ramsdell & Riley Carter October, 17, 2015 Adam’s Estate, Leachville

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Danielle Ramsdell & Riley Carter October, 17, 2015 Adam’s Estate, Leachville

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Danielle Ramsdell & Riley Carter October, 17, 2015 Adam’s Estate, Leachville

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Danielle Ramsdell & Riley Carter October, 17, 2015 Adam’s Estate, Leachville

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Danielle Ramsdell & Riley Carter October, 17, 2015 Adam’s Estate, Leachville


The Details

Photographer: Lela & Lyla Photography, Little Rock
  Flowers: Mother of the Bride
Rentals/Lighting: Elegant Party Rentals, Jonesboro
  Cakes: Betty Earl, Blytheville
  Caterer: Lead Apron Catering, Jonesboro
  Bartender: Amy Tagashira, Bistro Eleven 21, Blytheville
  DJ & Photo Booth: Kick N KP Entertainment, Jonesboro
  Ceremony Music: Pat Qualls, Harpist, Jonesboro
  Wedding Stationery: Mary Reed Williams, Jonesboro
Wedding Gown: Jessica's Bridal & Formal, Bay
  Bridesmaids Attire: Bella Bridesmaids, Memphis
  Groomsmen Attire: Wedding Gallery, Jonesboro
  Engagement Ring: Wildwood Antiques, Etowah
  Wedding Bands: Sissy's Log Cabin, Jonesboro
  Hair: Brentney Riggs & Erin Sanchez, Blown Away Salon, Blytheville
  Makeup: Brentney Riggs, Blown Away Salon, Blytheville
  Transportation: 1947 Plymouth (father of the bride restored it)
  Honeymoon: Becky Hawkins, Travel Consultants, Blytheville
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Danielle Ramsdell & Riley Carter October, 17, 2015 Adam’s Estate, Leachville

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