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Crystal Jackson & Bryan Sims April 9, 2016 The Historic Central Theater and The Hills of Belvedere, Hot Springs

Crystal Jackson & Bryan Sims
April 9, 2016
The Historic Central Theater and The Hills of Belvedere, Hot Springs

Bryan Sims and Crystal Jackson had been friends for years before Crystal one day asked Bryan to help her move a couch — one that didn’t even need moved. From then on, they’ve been together ever since.

Crystal is a hairdresser and owns a local shop in Hot Springs called Curl Up -N- Dye Salon. When the annual hair show in St. Louis came around, Bryan attended with Crystal with one stipulation: they had to attend a Cardinals game. Six to eight months before this her grandpa passed away. He had always been a huge Cards fan. When game day rolled around, the two went on a tour of the stadium, ending on the field. The tour guide offered to take their picture on home plate and when Crystal turned around, Bryan was down on one knee as the scoreboard lit up with, “Crystal Rae Jackson, Will You Marry Me?” and everyone in the stadium was applauding. Oh, and the Cardinals won.

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Crystal Jackson & Bryan Sims April 9, 2016 The Historic Central Theater and The Hills of Belvedere, Hot Springs


The Inspiration

Crystal wanted a classic black and white elegance for her wedding day. She wanted a very crisp, almost-gothic-but-girly storybook wedding with cascading white orchids, hundreds of roses and hydrangea flowers with tons of candles floating in crystal vases.

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Crystal Jackson & Bryan Sims April 9, 2016 The Historic Central Theater and The Hills of Belvedere, Hot Springs

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Crystal Jackson & Bryan Sims April 9, 2016 The Historic Central Theater and The Hills of Belvedere, Hot Springs

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Crystal Jackson & Bryan Sims April 9, 2016 The Historic Central Theater and The Hills of Belvedere, Hot Springs

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Crystal Jackson & Bryan Sims April 9, 2016 The Historic Central Theater and The Hills of Belvedere, Hot Springs


How They Customized

Crystal knew what she didn’t want in her wedding: no barns, no burlap and nothing country. The venue she chose is currently known for the annual Hot Springs Horror Film Festival, so touring the facility was a little scary but her wedding planner knew what she wanted and delivered.

Bryan kept one surprise from Crystal. He wanted to be the one who picked out what she walked down the aisle to. Instead of the traditional wedding march, Bryan secretly recorded his voice saying all the reasons he loves Crystal and what she means to him. Crystal says she cried the whole way down the aisle.

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Crystal Jackson & Bryan Sims April 9, 2016 The Historic Central Theater and The Hills of Belvedere, Hot Springs

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Crystal Jackson & Bryan Sims April 9, 2016 The Historic Central Theater and The Hills of Belvedere, Hot Springs

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Crystal Jackson & Bryan Sims April 9, 2016 The Historic Central Theater and The Hills of Belvedere, Hot Springs

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Crystal Jackson & Bryan Sims April 9, 2016 The Historic Central Theater and The Hills of Belvedere, Hot Springs


Music to Our Ears

First Dance
“Together Perfectly” by Arkansas artist, Matthew Huff

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Crystal Jackson & Bryan Sims April 9, 2016 The Historic Central Theater and The Hills of Belvedere, Hot Springs


The Details

  Ceremony Venue The Historic Central Theater, Hot Springs
Reception Venue The Hills at Belvedere, Hot Springs
  Photographer SkyTouche Photography, Conway
Event Designer & Wedding Coordinator Randi Slick of Signature Events, Hot Springs
Florist Kelly Efird Flowers Events, Hot Springs
Rentals Signature Events Rentals, Hot Springs
  Cakes Natalie Madison's Artisan Cakes, Little Rock
Caterer/Drinks All About Catering, Hot Springs
  DJ Mario Luna, Central Arkansas Entertainment, Little Rock
  Wedding Stationery Vistaprint.com
  Wedding Gown The Blushing Bride, Dallas
  Bridesmaids Attire David's Bridal, Little Rock
  Groom/Groomsmen Attire At Last Bridal & Formal, Hot Springs
  Jeweler Yader & Company, Dallas, Texas
  Hair/Makeup Curl Up -N- Dye Salon, Hot Springs
Limo The Hills at Belvedere, Hot Springs
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Crystal Jackson & Bryan Sims in front of the Historic Central Theater in Hot Springs

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