During the height of quarantine and social distancing, the Arkansas Bride team spent extra time connecting with our brides online. Our fave moment was the debut of our first-ever cover contest, which invited Arkansas brides and wedding vendors to submit photos from real weddings or styled shoots for a chance to be front and center this edition.
After the near-impossible job of narrowing down more than 300 entries, we selected 10 finalists and presented them to our readers to crown a cover (Can you believe more than 4,200 votes were cast!?). And then, we kept it a secret for more than a month — phew!
So, we are absolutely thrilled to reveal this cover and introduce our winner. Here’s a little bit more about this beautiful photograph.
BEHIND THE WINNING COVER
|Photo||Reagan Buckley Photography|
|♥||Vision & Styling||Britt Jones Co. Weddings|
|Venue||Stone Chapel at MattLane Farm, Fayetteville|
|♥||Gown||She Said Yes Bridal, Rogers|
|Bouquet||Samantha's Garden, Rogers|
|Hair & Makeup||Kendra Adams|
♥ Wedding Vendor We Love!
STARS IN OUR EYES
Congratulations to these incredible brides and vendors who made the top 10 in our first-ever cover contest.
These finalists were voted on by more than 4,200 people! Each one is cover-worthy and our readers truly loved them all.
Couple: Colton & Lynzie Wylie | ♥ Gown: She Said Yes Bridal, Rogers | Bouquet: Nitzia's Designs | Photo: Allie Atkisson Imaging
Bride: Joanne Fuller | ♥ Gown: Tesori, Fayetteville | ♥ Venue: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Fayetteville | Bouquet: ZuZu's Petals & Gifts, Fayetteville | Photo: Jo Johnson Photography
Bride: Madison Boyd | ♥ Gown: Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley | Bouquet: Imagine that Flowers, Yellville | Venue: Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock | Photo: Megan Burges Photography
Couple: Brittany & Chea Peterman | ♥ Gown: Unveiled Bridal Collection, Little Rock | ♥ Boutonnière: Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock | Venue: Hillbrook Farms, Twin Groves | ♥ Photo: Lela & Lyla Photography
Bride: Michaela Boyd | ♥ Gown: Joon Bridal, Fayetteville | Bouquet: ZuZu's Petals & Gifts, Fayetteville | Venue: Fairlane Station, Springdale | Photo: Kelsie Crockett Photography
Bride: Mckenzie Savage | ♥ Gown: Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley | Bridesmaids Dresses: RenzRags via Etsy | ♥ Bouquets: Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock | ♥ Venue: The Grandeur House, Little Rock | Photo: Molly Anne Photo
Bride: Grace Elliott | ♥ Gown: Joon Bridal, Fayetteville | Bouquets: Meus Floral, Fayetteville | ♥ Venue: Inn at Carnall Hall, Fayetteville | Photo: The Dogwood Collective
Couple: Adrianne & Preston Pianalto | ♥ Venue: Osage House, Cave Springs | ♥ Gown: Tesori, Fayetteville | ♥ Bouquet: Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock | Photo: Jo Johnson Photography
Bride: Logan Munzinger | ♥ Gown: Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley | Bouquet: Magnolia Belle Floral, Conway | Venue: Moss Mountain Farm, Roland | Photo: Kristen Marie Parker Photography