Jessica Mack & Andreas Plackis
August 25, 2018
Moss Mountain Farm, Roland
Little Rock native and star on the Country Music Television (CMT) docu-series “Music City,” Jessica Mack chased her music dreams to Nashville, Tennessee, and there, she fell in love with the man of her dreams. Jessica and Andreas “Dre” Plackis first heard of one another from mutual friends, but they officially met in a small group Bible study at their church. The two hit it off, and after a whirlwind courtship that unfolded on camera, Dre popped the question after a fun scavenger hunt that took them to special places they’d been to over the course of their relationship.
“At the end of the hunt, we ended up at Centennial Park where I was to find the last clue,” Jessica says. “He ended up proposing to me under the biggest, most beautiful tree in the park and he even thought to hire a photographer to capture the moment! I was so surprised and overwhelmed with joy! We went on to celebrate with friends and family that evening, and it will forever be one of the best memories of my life.”
The couple lives in Nashville, but Jessica knew she wanted to get married in The Natural State. Jessica’s mom began scouting out venues for her, and after she met with James Sumpter at Moss Mountain Farm, she knew it was the venue. Between the beautiful gardens and the views overlooking the Arkansas River, it was the perfectly dreamy spot Jessica had always envisioned for her timeless Southern wedding.
Jessica can’t point to a specific inspiration behind her big day, but she knew she wanted a wedding that was classic and wouldn’t ever go out of style. The solution was a gorgeous late-summer wedding filled designed around a pretty pastel palette of soft pinks and buttery yellows. Florals from Silks A Bloom were a perfect complement to Moss Mountain’s abundant gardens. Jessica’s beautiful bouquet filled with blush and sunny yellow roses and hydrangeas weighed close to 10 pounds.
HOW THEY CUSTOMIZED
Jessica found her gorgeous wedding dress through her planner Anne-Claire Allen. Anne-Claire reached out to a bridal fashion designer she knew named Allison Webb. Jessica was completely smitten with Allison Webb’s “Augusta” gown. When she found out it came in white, she was sold. It has that classic, soft and flowy look that fit the pastel garden theme so well.
Anne-Claire says her favorite part of the wedding was getting to know the bride and groom. “Jessica is truly one of the kindest and genuine people I have ever met, and Dre is the perfect complementing partner for her,” Anne-Claire says. “The [‘Music City’] filming aspect was exciting and unique, and our team really enjoyed the new experience and juggling the curve-balls that came with roughly 20 production crew members also on-site.”
The wedding was broken up into chapters so guests could experience all of Moss Mountain Farm’s beauty. As they arrived, guests meandered down to the rose garden, where the ceremony took place. After the ceremony, guests had time to explore, take photos and enjoy their surroundings.
The farm bell signaled dinner was ready and guests made their way to the dinner tent where florals and candlelight created a dreamscape as they were treated to a plated dinner of Southern classics. Following the cake cutting, everyone transitioned to the front lawn for dancing and a little bit of the bride’s personal music under the farm's "Big Sister Oak" tree.
One of Jessica’s favorite memories involves her new husband and the reception dance floor. DJ Jellybean played “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” for the final dance, and at the end of the song, when the key change happened, all of Jessica and Dre’s friends and family danced in a circle around the couple as Dre lifted Jessica and spun her in the air. “Everyone was singing and celebrating in that moment together and you really could feel the love that night,” Jessica says.
The couple had an equally epic reception exit as they ran through a tunnel of sparklers to Katy Perry’s “Firework.” They piled into a burgundy Rolls Royce and rode away husband and wife.
|WEDDING VENDORS WE LOVE|
|Photography||Erin Wilson Photography and Films|
|Furniture rentals||Hank’s Event Rentals, Little Rock|
|Rentals||Party Time Rental & Events, Little Rock|
|Rehearsal dinner venue||Capital Hotel, Little Rock|
|Hair||Heather Copeland with The Fix Salon, Little Rock|
|Planning||Anne-Claire Allen Planning & Design, Little Rock|
|Venue||Moss Mountain Farm, Roland|
|Florist||Silks A Bloom, Little Rock|
|Videography||Done and Done Productions, Los Angeles|
|Caterer||Heritage Catering, Little Rock|
|Cake||Kelli Marks, Little Rock|
|DJ||DJ Jellybean with Central Arkansas Entertainment, Little Rock|
|Ceremony music||Isaac Moorman and Carey Moorman|
|Lighting||Central Arkansas Entertainment, Little Rock|
|Air conditioning rental||Sunbelt Rentals, Mabelvale|
|Invitations||Hobart Print Studio, Bryant|
|Wedding dress||White Dresses Boutique of Nashville, Tenn.|
|Bridesmaid dresses||David's Bridal|
|Groom's attire||Barakat Bespoke, Little Rock|
|Groomsmen attire||Men's Wearhouse|
|Makeup||Merry Kline with Belle & Blush, Little Rock|