Allie Honey & J.R. Baxter
December 19, 2020
Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens and Hale Bathhouse
Thanks to their mutual love of state politics and mutual friends, Allie Honey met her now-husband J.R. Baxter at a campaign rally in 2014, during which the two got to know each other. Allie was elated when a few days later, J.R. asked her to dinner at Theo’s in Fayetteville.
The rain foiled J.R.’s original proposal plan, but he improvised and popped the question in front of the beautiful Sassafras Springs Vineyard cottage.
PLANNING DURING A PANDEMIC
When the pandemic hit, they had to postpone and reschedule their big day three times before they chose to opt for a small, intimate ceremony with only 35 guests. They went without a traditional wedding party and had the bridesmaids and groomsmen sit with their family during the ceremony.
HOW THEY CUSTOMIZED
Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens was perfect for their evening, candlelight wedding inspired by Allie’s parents’ wedding theme. Allie included many family heirlooms in her custom wedding dress and accessories as a way to honor family members who had passed or couldn’t be present. The gorgeous and cozy ceremony was followed by a reception at the historic Hale Bathhouse in downtown Hot Springs.
|WEDDING VENDORS WE LOVE|
|Ceremony venue||The Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs|
|Wedding planner||Randi Slick of Signature Events, Hot Springs|
|Cakes and desserts||Taste of Eden Bakery, Hot Springs|
|Catering||Taco Mama, Hot Springs|
|Rentals||Signature Events, Hot Springs|
|Ceremony music||String Quartet from Rebecca Bingham - Bingham Music Agency, Hot Springs|
|Wedding dress||Something Bleu Bridal Boutique, Hot Springs|
|Engagement ring||Blakeman's Fine Jewelry, Rogers|
|Photography||Lela & Lyla Photography|
|Reception venue||Hale Bathhouse, Hot Springs|
|Videography||Brent Walker Films, Hot Springs|
|Florist||Flowers & Home, Hot Springs|
|Invitations||Shine Wedding Invitations|
|Neon sign||Howdy Dudey Neon, Hot Springs|
|Drink service||Eden Restaurant at Hotel Hale Bathhouse, Hot Springs|
|Reception music||Aaron Ballentine, Hot Springs|
|Groom's attire||Rhea's Men's Store, Benton|
|Wedding bands||Young Jewelers Inc., Benton|
|Hair and makeup||Kadence Kirk, Hot Springs|
See this Real Wedding as it appeared in the 2021 digital edition of Hot Springs Wedding Planner. Discover more inspiration in Arkansas Bride's Real Weddings section and in the print edition of ARKANSAS BRIDE.