Amy Falls & Andrew Stone
October 26, 2019
Cold Springs Events, Paron
Jonesboro natives Amy Falls and Andrew Stone go way back. The two met in 2004 and have been friends ever since high school. On a 2018 road trip from Arkansas to California, the couple stopped at Joshua Tree National Park. Andrew chose a random spot that happened to be where desert flowers were growing in the shape of a heart to ask Amy to marry him.
“I love that we complement each other so well,” Amy says. “We have a positive impact on one another. We help each other be better versions of ourselves.”
Amy wanted her wedding style to be harmonious with the season. She was really inspired by darker, moodier tones in florals and color schemes she saw on Pinterest as well as in art, interior design and architecture.
The couple fell for the clean and industrial look of Cold Springs Events, and the convenient location to their central and northeast Arkansas guests made it the perfect venue. Fall shades inspired Amy’s stunning bouquet filled with large blossoms of roses, ranunculus and chrysanthemums in shades of orange, pink and white, along with dried amaranth and rose gold fern leaves.
The couple chose to have a private outdoor ceremony at Cold Springs followed by a reception inside. They wanted a moment by themselves to say their vows followed by a celebration with friends and family. The ceremony setup consisted of natural elements and a simple altar of two pampas grass arrangements. “I was inspired by our desire to have a personal and stripped-down ceremony outdoors among the trees,” Amy says.
HOW THEY CUSTOMIZED
One of the coolest custom features of the Stone’s wedding was their custom candy wall, which stemmed from a crazy idea that Amy had that Courtney Newell with Paper Supply Co. turned into a reality. “It was a way for us to add some fun and showcase one of my favorite things, candy, in a totally new way,” Amy says. Guests were invited to take bags of Pantone-matched candies from the wall as wedding favors.
The reception was a relaxed and joyful affair filled with good food and drinks, beautiful flowers and the couple’s favorite people. In lieu of a first dance, the couple chose to karaoke ABBA’s song “SOS” together. Guests hit the dance floor to boogie to a playlist of ‘80s post punk, new wave and dance hits.
Looking back on her wedding day, Amy says her favorite moment was when she and Andrew were introduced as Mr. and Mrs.
“All of our friends and family were seated in the reception space, and the DJ played “I Only Want to Be With You” by Dusty Springfield, and we walked into the room to applause and cheering,” she says. “I cried. It was very emotional to see our loved ones gathered together for us.”A major design element was the Pantone color candy wall created by Paper Supply Co. Each bag was filled with color-matched candies ranging from M&M's to Cuba Libre gummies. Amy's vision for the reception was a feast for the senses filled with beautiful flowers, good food and drinks — and all her favorite people together.
|WEDDING VENDORS WE LOVE|
||Joon Bridal, Fayetteville|
|Photography & videography||The Montoya Collective|
|Venue||Cold Springs Events, Paron|
|Planning||Anne-Claire Allen Planning & Design, Little Rock|
|Florist||Silks A Bloom, Little Rock|
|Furniture rentals||Victory & Co., Little Rock|
|Furniture, flatware and glassware||Eventology, Little Rock|
|Cake||Sweet Lavender Bakeshop, Little Rock|
|Caterer & drink service||Boulevard Bread Company, Little Rock|
|Groom's cheesecake & mini blueberry cakes||Boulevard Bread Company, Little Rock|
|DJ||Central Arkansas Entertainment, Little Rock|
|Candy wall, seating chart, signage & menus||Paper Supply Co., Little Rock|
|Custom koozies & napkins||Rubi and Lib via Etsy|
|Groom's attire||Hubbard Clothing Co., Rogers|
|Dress alterations||Anita's Fine Tailoring, Fayetteville|
|Wedding bands||EVM Jewelers, Fayetteville|
|Hair||Leah Conrad of The Fix Salon, Little Rock|
|Makeup||Lindsey Powers Huey|
|Shuttle||Arkansas Destinations, Little Rock|