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Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown Bentonville

Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith
June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown
Bentonville

Rogers natives Jackson Smith and Allie Sbarra found each other at a young age. The two were high school sweethearts, having grown up with each other in the small northwest Arkansas town. Jackson surprised Allie with the perfect proposal, and had Allie’s friends and family in on the surprise as well. Jackson arranged to have Allie’s dad pick her up and take her to a luncheon, but instead, her dad dropped her off at the proposal location. After an emphatic “yes,” the newly engaged couple celebrated with their closest friends and family.

Lela & Lyla Photography
Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown Bentonville


The Inspiration

When the time came to begin wedding planning, Allie fondly remembered a family trip to NYC where they dined at a restaurant called Beauty & Essex. She decided to recreate that nightclub-like atmosphere in northwest Arkansas.

“Our wedding planner did an incredible job of making that theme come to life inside Record, and it couldn’t have been more perfect,” Allie says.

Keeping in line with the nightclub feel, Allie’s dad insisted that the wedding was “10 percent ceremony, 90 percent dancing.” So they made the dance floor and DJ booth the focal point of the reception, and got the party started early.

Lela & Lyla Photography
Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown Bentonville

Lela & Lyla Photography
Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown Bentonville

Lela & Lyla Photography
Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown Bentonville

Lela & Lyla Photography
Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown Bentonville

Lela & Lyla Photography
Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown Bentonville

Lela & Lyla Photography
Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown Bentonville


How They Customized

Music to Our Ears
Recessional
“Can’t Stop the Feeling”
by Justin Timberlake

First Dance
“Then”
by Brad Paisley

Growing up with a love for florals, Allie knew she wanted dreamy, whimsical blooms to fill her wedding venue. The team at Tanarah Luxe Floral designed multiple floral arches that were placed along the aisle during the ceremony, and were repurposed to be used in the reception area.

For their signature cocktail, Allie and Jackson were looking for something light and refreshing during the hot Arkansas summer, so the couple went with grapefruit as the base flavor. As for the groom’s cake, Jackson is a big fan of rap music, so his cake was covered with his favorite rapper’s album covers.

The couple had full-size cardboard cutouts made of themselves to be used for transportable photo ops during the reception. To keep the party going, Allie and Jackson sent their guests home with a late-night snack of gourmet popcorn.

Lela & Lyla Photography
Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown Bentonville

Lela & Lyla Photography
Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown Bentonville

Lela & Lyla Photography
Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown Bentonville

Lela & Lyla Photography
Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown Bentonville

Lela & Lyla Photography
Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown Bentonville

Lela & Lyla Photography
Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown Bentonville

Lela & Lyla Photography
Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown Bentonville

Lela & Lyla Photography
Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown Bentonville

Lela & Lyla Photography
Allie Sbarra & Jackson Smith June 17, 2017 • Record Downtown Bentonville


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The Details

  Venue Record Downtown, Bentonville
Photography Lela & Lyla Photography, Little Rock
  Event Designer Amanda Reed Weddings, Springdale
Florist Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock
  Caterer Catering Unlimited, Springdale
  Drinks Record Downtown, Bentonville
  Cakes Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe, Springdale
Wedding Stationery Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville
  Videographer Dave & a Camera
  Rentals Eventures Party Rentals, Fayetteville
  Lighting Lightworks Events, Fayetteville
  DJ Elite Sounds, Kansas City, Missouri
Wedding Gown & Veil Tesori, Fayetteville
Garter She Said Yes Bridal, Rogers
Bridesmaid Attire Tesori, Fayetteville
Groom/Groomsmen Attire She Said Yes Bridal, Rogers
Jeweler Blakeman's Fine Jewelry, Rogers
  Hair & Makeup Bo Senesomxay, Fayetteville
  Party Bus Pinnacle Car Services, Rogers
  Reception Snacks Hill City Popcorn, Fayetteville
Rehearsal Dinner Venue 21c Museum Hotel, Bentonville
  Honeymoon Karen Walker of Destinations Arkansas, Fayetteville
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