Grace Roberts & Dillon Goins
October 12, 2019
The Barn at Lost Creek, Pearcy
After living abroad for a year, Grace Roberts moved back to her hometown of Little Rock. About a week after she settled in, she went out with friends and met Dillon Goins at a house party. After, the party moved to a local bar called The Afterthought where Dillon mentioned taking her out on a date. About a month later, they went on their first date and have been together ever since.
One Saturday, the couple headed to Hot Springs for a family event at Oaklawn. Dillon told Grace he had to take pictures at Lake Hamilton for his work afterward (he works for Entergy at the dams that make Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine), so he told her to bring hiking clothes for after the races. The two hiked to a waterfall in Lake Catherine State Park and Grace helped Dillon get his drone set up to take pictures of the shoreline. “Next thing I knew, he was down on one knee, and the whole thing was on video thanks to his drone,” Grace says.
Growing up in Little Rock, Grace wanted to do something a little outside of the box, but still stay close to home. The couple loves going to Lake Hamilton in the summers, so Hot Springs seemed like the perfect spot. They fell in love with The Barn at Lost Creek. The venue’s sprawling acreage offered a blank canvas for creating the boho wedding of her dreams.
Grace wanted the wedding to reflect Arkansas’ natural beauty and for the day to feel fun and effortless from start to finish. One of the major design elements of the day was Grace’s bridesmaid dresses. The silk dresses with dainty floral prints from LoveShackFancy proved to be the perfect jumping off point for the rest of the wedding planning.
As for the flowers, Grace knew she didn’t want a ton of color. Silks A Bloom kept the balance between florals and rustic greenery to create organic and foraged-looking bouquets and arrangements.
HOW THEY CUSTOMIZED
The couple got married at the chapel area at The Barn at Lost Creek. Silks A Bloom created an amazing floral arrangement over the altar that accentuated the natural beauty surrounding them.
Grace’s mom walked down the aisle to “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof that’s been played at every wedding in her family for generations. Grace’s processional was to Coldplay’s “Yellow” played by Dallas String Quartet and the couple’s recessional was to “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone.
After the ceremony, guests walked down a path lined with abundant greenery and florals and a greenery arch that served as the grand entrance for the tented reception.
Clothes have always been Grace’s passion, so finding the perfect outfits for all the wedding-related activities was high on her list of priorities. She found an amazing white lace high-neck mini dress to change into for the reception and accented it with white leather and glitter Rachel Zoe high heels. She finished off the look with an incredible vintage suede jacket made by her friend and artist that was personalized with her new last name on the back.
|WEDDING VENDORS WE LOVE|
|Jeweller||Sissy's Log Cabin, Little Rock|
|Bridesmaids' Makeup||Belle & Blush, Little Rock|
|Rehearsal dinner venue||Superior Bathhouse Brewery, Hot Springs|
|Venue||The Barn at Lost Creek, Pearcy|
|Photography||Laurken Kendall Photo, Seattle|
|Videography||Britney Logan Photography, Little Rock|
|Planning||Anne-Claire Allen Planning & Design, Little Rock|
|Florist||Silks A Bloom, Little Rock|
|Furniture rentals||Eventology, Little Rock|
|Caterer, cake||Boulevard Bread Co., Little Rock|
|Ceremony music||Dallas String Quartet, Dallas|
|Band||Rodney Block Band, Little Rock|
|Invitations||Paper Supply Co., Little Rock|
|Wedding dress||VeKa Bridal Boutique, New York City|
|Groom & groomsmen attire||Jos A. Bank|
|Jeweler||Roberson's Fine Jewelry, Little Rock|
|Hair||Shelby Day with Salon Scarlet, Little Rock|