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Callie Layer & Dustin Kellums April 30, 2016 Layer family home, Jonesboro

Callie Layer & Dustin Kellums
April 30, 2016
Layer family home, Jonesboro

Sometimes friendships turn into the best relationships, which is exactly the case for Callie Layer of Jonesboro and Dustin Kellums of Paragould. The two met through mutual friends in high school and began dating in 2011. Five years later, they decided to tie the knot during an simple and organic outdoor wedding in Callie’s parent’s backyard.

The entire week before the wedding, there was a 100 percent chance of rain forecasted for their wedding day. There was a backup plan in place, but Plan A was much more ideal. Four hours before the ceremony, Callie learned that the sun was shining, which made their wedding day all the more sweeter.

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Callie Layer & Dustin Kellums April 30, 2016 Layer family home, Jonesboro


The Inspiration

Callie had always dreamed of having an outdoor wedding. She and Dustin found exactly what they wanted in Callie’s parent’s backyard. The decor was simple and natural, letting nature steal the show.

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Callie Layer & Dustin Kellums April 30, 2016 Layer family home, Jonesboro

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Callie Layer & Dustin Kellums April 30, 2016 Layer family home, Jonesboro

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Callie Layer & Dustin Kellums April 30, 2016 Layer family home, Jonesboro

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Callie Layer & Dustin Kellums April 30, 2016 Layer family home, Jonesboro

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Callie Layer & Dustin Kellums April 30, 2016 Layer family home, Jonesboro

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Callie Layer & Dustin Kellums April 30, 2016 Layer family home, Jonesboro

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Callie Layer & Dustin Kellums April 30, 2016 Layer family home, Jonesboro


How They Customized

The laidback, dreamy feel of the Kellums wedding began with Callie’s idea for the light fixtures, bringing together greenery, wood pallets, branches and cafe lighting. Since Callie’s bridesmaids were wearing different dresses, she opted for using greenery to keep the look simple.

The Kellums chose not to have music during the ceremony, but two of Callie’s uncles played guitar and sang before the ceremony and as she walked down the aisle.

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Callie Layer & Dustin Kellums April 30, 2016 Layer family home, Jonesboro

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Callie Layer & Dustin Kellums April 30, 2016 Layer family home, Jonesboro

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Callie Layer & Dustin Kellums April 30, 2016 Layer family home, Jonesboro


Music to Our Ears

First Dance
“Coming Home” by Leon Bridges

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Callie Layer & Dustin Kellums April 30, 2016 Layer family home, Jonesboro


The Details

  Venue Bride's family home in Jonesboro
  Photographer Kati Mallory Photography + Design, Little Rock
  Wedding Planner Shawna Young, Young Designs
  Florist Southern Bloom, Memphis
  Wedding Invitations By Invitation Only, Little Rock
  Rentals ARTents, Jonesboro
  Cakes Lou Burns
  Catering Beverly's Downtown Catering, Pocahontas
  Engagement Ring Jones & Son, Little Rock
  Reception Band Tyler Kinchen & the Right Pieces, New Orleans
Gown Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley 
  Groomsmen's Attire The Wedding Gallery, Jonesboro
  Hair Maranda McNair
  Makeup Heather Talley
  Videographer Jessie Swaffar, Arkansas Wedding Cinematography
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Callie Layer & Dustin Kellums April 30, 2016 Layer family home, Jonesboro

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