Real Paron Wedding: Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez of Conway
Sydney Shawn McGehee & Ruben Matthew Martinez
September 10, 2016 • Paron
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.
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.
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.
|♥||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|
|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|
|♥||Wedding Vendor We Love|