Reagan Buckley Photography

These pages have always been for you, dear brides, but this edition is especially yours. Step by step, you helped us create it. From the 200-plus real weddings you submitted to the more than 300 photographs you entered in our first-ever cover contest — and the 4,299 votes you cast to crown our winner — you are the stars of this edition.

You’ve always inspired us, and we are so proud to showcase that more than ever before this season. As you explore the Fall/Winter 2020 issue of Arkansas Bride magazine, we hope you’ll earmark ideas you love and reach out to the vendors you admire — and even though it might seem hard to do right now, as we pull through a really challenging time, we hope you smile a lot. We can’t help but smile when we see you so happy on your wedding day — and you better believe we oooh and ahhh each time we stumble upon a cool idea or an emotional moment captured in your galleries. Your beauty and creative talents have lifted our spirits and kept us joyfully creating this magazine.

For brides and wedding vendors, this season has been particularly hard. Many of you had to postpone your weddings or pause planning, and that has left you confused on how and when to proceed and where to pick up where you left off. We are here for you. We are a quick email or Insta message away.

Our team is dedicated to supporting you through this unique time, and have an exclusive list of wedding vendors we love who can easily navigate you to the wedding of your dreams (even if your dreams look a little different than they did six months ago).

Please let me know if we can help you find the perfect wedding professionals or answer any planning questions you have. We love connecting with you on social media — so keep tagging us on Instagram (@arkansasbride) and sharing your wedding journey with us. We love following along!

Best wishes,
Lindsay Irvin, Editor (501) 455-9255

In April, we created a fun Arkansas Bride cover filter for Instagram and asked our Insta brides to create and share their very own “covers.” We shared more than 50 of the faux covers on our story throughout the week, and you liked and commented on your faves. Above, from left, are submissions from Katie Driscoll PhotographyCameron and Elizabeth Photography and Julia Stroud Photography.