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.


Reagan Buckley Photography

  Model Kaitlyn Fields
  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!


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.

Allie Atkisson Imaging

Couple: Colton & Lynzie Wylie |  GownShe Said Yes Bridal, Rogers | Bouquet: Nitzia's Designs | Photo: Allie Atkisson Imaging

Jo Johnson Photography

Bride: Joanne Fuller |  Gown: Tesori, Fayetteville |  Venue: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Fayetteville | Bouquet: ZuZu's Petals & Gifts, Fayetteville | Photo: Jo Johnson Photography

Megan Burges 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

Lela & Lyla 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

Kelsie Crockett Photography

Bride: Michaela Boyd |   Gown: Joon Bridal, Fayetteville | Bouquet: ZuZu's Petals & Gifts, Fayetteville | Venue: Fairlane Station, Springdale | Photo: Kelsie Crockett Photography

Molly Anne Photo

Bride: Mckenzie Savage |  GownLow's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley | Bridesmaids Dresses: RenzRags via Etsy |  BouquetsTanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock |  Venue: The Grandeur House, Little Rock | Photo: Molly Anne Photo

The Dogwood Collective

Bride: Grace Elliott |  GownJoon Bridal, Fayetteville | Bouquets: Meus Floral, Fayetteville |  Venue: Inn at Carnall Hall, Fayetteville | Photo: The Dogwood Collective

Jo Johnson Photography

Couple: Adrianne & Preston Pianalto |  Venue: Osage House, Cave Springs |  GownTesori, Fayetteville |  BouquetTanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock | Photo: Jo Johnson Photography

Kristen Marie Parker Photography

Bride: Logan Munzinger |  GownLow's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley | Bouquet: Magnolia Belle Floral, Conway | Venue: Moss Mountain Farm, Roland | Photo: Kristen Marie Parker Photography