Our hearts skipped a beat when our eyes landed on Hannah Holder's incredible wedding gown. After a bit more scrolling, we found there was so much to love about her lovely springtime Moss Mountain Farm wedding.
Hannah (Longing) Holder of Conway and Clayton Holder of Little Rock met in a totally unassuming way — at work. Hannah says they were both eating lunch at the same time and a friend introduced her to “the new guy.” The two hit it off and after their engagement (you'll want to take a look at her amazing ring), they began planning a March wedding at Moss Mountain.
We chatted with Hannah about all of the special details that made her day her own. Scroll on for wedding beauty overload.
On her engagement rings and wedding band: "I was drawn to heirloom style rings. We chose a gold band with an emerald-cut diamond, that's turned horizontally which is less traditional for this cut. It also has three small diamonds in a triangle shape on either side."
On her amazing gown: "I absolutely loved my dress. We walked up to the store and it was in the window, I knew immediately that it was my dress. The fabric is really what made the dress for me, it is a textured floral design and the simplicity of the cut was perfect for an outdoor wedding. The cape portion over my shoulders is a separate piece and really made the dress special."
On bridal accessories: "I loved getting to wear my mom’s pearl drop earrings, I helped my dad pick them out for her for Christmas when I was younger. My shoes were a fun addition as well, they were a blush colored heel with satin ankle wraps."
On blooms: "I knew what flowers I wanted, peonies, ranunculus, daffodils, tulips, and Cabbage Rose made my flower dreams come true. My bouquet was one of my favorite parts of the wedding. The bold colors really made it stand out."
On wedding day snafus: "It was so windy during the pictures. Everyone had such a hard time keeping our hair under control, but Stephanie was able to get the best pictures even with the wind and bright sun. The wind ended up calming by the time the ceremony started, which made for a beautiful day."
On wedding style inspiration: "I really wanted something that stood out. I love daffodils and tulips, so I wanted to incorporate those flowers into my wedding. I planned a lot of the wedding details in hopes the daffodils and tulips would be blooming at Moss Mountain. The tulips were at their peak on the wedding day. It could not have been more perfect."
On non-traditional ceremony music choices: "Our musicians, Rob and Tyndall played the acoustic version of Van Morrison’s 'Tupelo Honey' and 'Crazy Love' during the ceremony. I’ve always loved Van Morrison so it was really fun to have some of my favorite music on our special day."
On flower girl fashion: "My niece, Whitlee, wore a white dress with a lace overlay and a cute little flower crown. We didn’t know how she would feel about the flower crown, but she ended up embracing it!"
On her favorite wedding moment: "One of my favorite moments of the wedding was during the ceremony, we secretly made a funny reference to our favorite show on television, 'The Office.' We didn’t plan it, it just happened, and we still like to giggle about it."
On wedding cakes: "We chose a lemon cake (my favorite!) with lemon curd filling and cream cheese icing topped with candied lemons. We had six satellite cakes on various sized, ivory colored pedestals."
On reception style: "I wanted everyone to enjoy the day! We had Rob & Tyndall play relaxing acoustic music in the seating area where everyone was eating and chatting. There were baggo games and croquet on the lawn as well."
On wedding advice: "Have fun! I absolutely loved working with my mom on my wedding. It really made everything special. Also, on a more serious note, write every idea and detail down! Even if you’re not 100 percent sure you’re going to use the idea."
Photographer: Stephanie Parsley Photography, Little Rock
Event planner/designer: Tori Jones and Moss Mountain Farm, Roland
Venue: Moss Mountain Farm, Roland
Florist: Cabbage Rose, Little Rock ♥
Custom wedding signage: Wright & Co. Design Studio, Bossier City, Louisiana
Cakes: PattiCakes Bakery, Conway ♥
Caterer and drinks service: Trio’s Restaurant & Catering, Little Rock ♥
Musicians: Rob & Tyndall, Little Rock
Wedding stationery: Linen & Leaf
Bridal boutique: White Dresses Boutique, Nashville, Tennessee
Gold and pearl hairpiece: She Said Yes in the Heights, Little Rock ♥
Shoes: B.Barnett, Little Rock
Groom’s attire: Paul Rainwater Custom Clothier, Little Rock
Usher and father of the bride suits: Bell & Sward, Conway
Jeweler: Fletcher Smith Jewelers, Conway (Now closed)
Hair: Lucero Krivanek with Harrington & Co., Conway
Makeup: Bridget Baltimore with Barbara/Jean, Little Rock
Rehearsal dinner venue: Groom’s parent’s home, Little Rock
Rehearsal dinner catering: Heights Tacos & Tamale Co., Little Rock
Rehearsal dinner dessert: Loblolly Creamery, Little Rock