Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 • Paron Cold Springs

Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez
September 10, 2016 • Paron
Cold Springs

Matt Martinez and Sydney McGehee were introduced in 2013 by Sydney’s sister. After meeting, the two hit it off and soon fell in love. Sydney was studying at Harding University in Searcy at the time and Matt was working and going to school at UCA in Conway. The couple dated for a year and a half before Sydney graduated and was able to join her family and Matt in Conway.

Lately, the two have enjoyed visiting Conway Escape Mystery Rooms. On one particular visit to the escape rooms—while becoming “bank robbers” and retrieving the bank’s gold—Matt revealed a ring from a locked box and asked Sydney to marry him.

Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 • Paron Cold Springs


The Inspiration

Music to Our Ears

First Dance
“Forever Like That”
by Ben Rector

The color inspiration was a "fall transitional" feel, while keeping it formal with gold accents. They also used greenery to complement the natural light and openness of the venue.

When it came to choosing the venue, Sydney and Matt were having a hard time deciding between an indoor or outdoor ceremony. With Cold Springs, they didn’t have to choose. Having the ceremony indoors provided an abundance of windows with an outdoor feeling, without the worry of bad weather.

Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 • Paron Cold Springs

Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 • Paron Cold Springs

Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 • Paron Cold Springs

Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 • Paron Cold Springs

Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 • Paron Cold Springs

Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 • Paron Cold Springs

Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 • Paron Cold Springs

Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 • Paron Cold Springs


How They Customized

Sydney and Matt chose to serve breakfast for dinner. The two incorporated all of their favorite morning-time foods including Sydney’s mother’s recipe for chocolate gravy, which was a big hit.

Sydney says that the photography and videography where their most-worth-it splurges.

Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 • Paron Cold Springs

Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 • Paron Cold Springs

Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 • Paron Cold Springs

Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 • Paron Cold Springs


Video

Sydney and Matt | Cold Springs Events Wedding Film by Sunflower Films from Sunflower Films on Vimeo.


The Details

Photographer Sterling Imageworks
Venue Cold Springs, Paron
Event Design & Florals Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock
  Day-of coordinator Connie Wear
  Caterer Catering Creations, Little Rock
  Cakes Harps Bakery, Conway
  Invitations Conway Copies
  Wedding Paperie Shutterfly.com
  Videographer Sunflower Films, Little Rock
  Photobooth Photobooth Etc., Little Rock
Wedding Gown Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley
Bridesmaid Attire Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley
  Groom & Groomsmen Attire Jos A Bank, statewide
  Jeweler Fletcher Smith Jewelers, Conway
  Hair Joy Williams, Salon Blue, Conway
  Makeup Jackie Walker
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Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 • Paron Cold Springs

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