I probably say this every time, but this issue is by far my favorite.

  • It's not just because we ran 12 amazing Real Weddings this issue, instead of our usual 10, each with tons of photos in print (and many bonus photos from each wedding online). Click the link above to see them.

  • It's not just because we decided to make our Wedding Cakes Spotlight a permanent member of our magazine.

  • And it's not just because we have an amazing assistant editor, Sam who researched his heart out to compile our super-helpful feature story, "What it Costs to Get Married in Arkansas." 

It's all of the above and a lot of the below...

We really broke the mold and went all out to create a super dreamy, fairytale wedding fashion spread (complete with new and beautiful bridal jewelry spreads!). We were inspired by many neat things (like a funky/neon W Korea cover—which you can see above), so to execute, we had to assembled an incredible team of professionals to style our models, style our set (special thanks to Mitchell Crisp, whose cool sketches you can see above) and to shoot beautiful images of everything (Jason Masters, we love you!). The end result was the most whimsical, striking photo shoot we've ever done (at least we think so).

There's just so much beauty in this issue, all meant to inspire you as you plan your dream wedding.

Speaking of planning, you'll need incredible vendors. So, throughout this issue, you'll find Arkansas wedding vendors we love—experienced professionals we trust and highly recommend. In fact, there are more than 500 vendors for you to choose from in this new issue. How's that for planning help!? 

This is seriously the most rewarding job. I love helping you plan and then later sharing the beauty from your big day within our pages. (Want to submit? Click the link for details.)

So, please do enjoy this big beautiful wedding book; you can buy a copy here. And I hope you'll drop me a line and tell me what you think of it!


Lindsay, editor