Hannah Ruth LeMay & Jesse Lee Barker Davidson
December 2, 2017 • Little Rock
St. Edward Catholic Church | Albert Pike Masonic Temple
There’s nothing like a little duck gumbo to bring people together. Hannah and Jesse met through mutual friends at the Duck Gumbo Festival in Stuttgart in 2013. Jesse, a United States Navy veteran, decided to continue in the military as an Arkansas Army National Guardsman. He proposed just before leaving for basic training and the couple’s wedding was only a few weeks after Jesse’s homecoming from a yearlong deployment overseas.
Hannah wanted “a romantic overall feel but with rich, warm undertones.” With the wedding in chilly December, she knew she wanted people to feel like it was a warm, welcoming space with a sense of elegance. She found the elegance and grandeur she was looking for in the St. Edward Catholic Church and at Albert Pike Masonic Temple.
How They Customized
Music to Our Ears
“Cannon in D”
“Heaven” by Boyce Avenue
"Sunrise, Sunset" by Louis Armstrong
Hannah’s favorite customization was a watercolor crest designed with the couple’s monogram, which incorporated their favorite flowers, wedding colors and pets. Their cake designer, Natalie Madison, was even able to hand carve the crest to add to the top tier of their cake.
Family pictures were displayed in the foyer along with Hannah’s mother’s wedding gown, which was made by Hannah’s grandmother.
Instead of wedding favors, the couple honored Jesse’s military service by making a donation to Pro Duffers Southwest Chapter, an organization that serves homeless veterans in central Arkansas.
|♥||Photography||Lela & Lyla Photography, Little Rock|
|♥||Event Planner & Day-of Coordinator||Natalie Scott Events, Little Rock|
|Florals||Magnolia Belle Florals, Conway|
|Rentals||Party Time Rentals & Events, Little Rock
La Tavola Fine Linen, California
|Lighting||Central Arkansas Entertainment, Little Rock|
|♥||Cakes||Natalie Madison's Artisan Cakes, Little Rock|
|Caterer & Drinks||Gina's Catering, Little Rock|
|DJ||Central Arkansas Entertainment, Little Rock|
|Ceremony Music||Phillip Quick (Organist)
Susej Thompson (Cantor)
|Wedding Stationery||Kortnee Senn of Studio Senn|
|♥||Wedding Gown & Veil||Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley|
|♥||Bridesmaids Attire||Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley|
|Groom & Groomsmen Attire||Men's Wearhouse, Little Rock|
|Jeweler||Kay's Jewelers, Little Rock|
|Hair||Beth Johnson of La Belle Vie Boutique Salon, Bryant|
|Makeup||Makeup by Lacey Hall, Sheridan|
|♥||Rehearsal Dinner Venue||Albert Pike Memorial Temple, Little Rock|
|♥||Wedding vendor we love!|