Patricia Elliott & Rotnei Clarke
June 7, 2014 | Castle on Stagecoach, Little Rock
Photography by Drew Cason Photography
Believe it or not, Patricia (PD) Elliot of Little Rock and Fayetteville resident Rotnei Clarke’s relationship began when she called him a “sissy.” A flirtatious conversation about basketball kick started this U of A couple’s love story, and they soon fell head over heels. Soon indeed. After only their first date, PD remembers telling her roommate she found the man she wanted to marry. Four and a half years later, after a sentimental scavenger hunt, Rotnei popped the question and the rest is history.
The romantic mist of the Castle on Stagecoach cast a spell on PD and Rotnei and they fell in love with it immediately. Adding a rustic Italian ambiance to the springtime vows, they brought in a European pasta bar, wine barrels and whimsical flowers—all set against a backdrop of green and coral. The goal was to create a memorable and meaningful environment for everyone involved.
The couple had a few fun DIY projects, like making their own programs, but it was the food that stole the show. Everything was handpicked to showcase PD and Rotnei’s favorites. Kabobs, wings, a pasta bar and the groom’s surprise ice cream cake were big time crowd-pleasers.
PD is one of six sisters who all grew up admiring their mother’s wedding dress, even pulling it out to try it on every once in a while. As a special surprise, PD had some of her bridals taken in the dress and presented a photo to her mother the morning of her wedding, which later hung at the reception.
|♥||Photographer||Drew Cason Photography|
|Videographer||SS Pictures in Bentonville|
|Florist||Inspired by Nature in Little Rock|
|Rentals, Décor & Lighting||Eventures in Fayetteville|
|Caterer||Catering Creations in Little Rock|
|Bride’s Cake||Heavenly Cakes in Fayetteville|
|Ice Cream Cake||Baskin-Robins in Little Rock|
|DJ & Dance Floor||Arkansas Entertainment in Little Rock|
|Wedding Gown||Applause Dress Shop in Little Rock|
|Bridesmaids Dresses||Bridesmaids’ personal selections|
|Groom & Groomsmen Attire||Men’s Warehouse|
|Jeweler||Jared’s Fine Jewelry & Sissy’s Log Cabin in Little Rock|
|Hair & Makeup||Suzy Cecil of M Salon in Little Rock|
|Transportation||Little Rock Carriage Company|
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