NATALIE COUNCE & DAVIS TRICE
July 10, 2021 / Central United Methodist Church and Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville
Natalie and Davis became friends through the Student Council at Fayetteville High School and didn’t start dating until Davis graduated a year later. After graduating from the University of Arkansas, Davis moved to Washington, D.C. and Natalie moved to New York. They dated long distance for two years until Davis finally joined her in New York.
Davis asked Natalie to marry him at the top of Aspen Mountain in Colorado. Davis had secretly arranged for a photographer to follow them up the mountain, and once they reached the peak, he got down on one knee. With the beautiful mountain view behind them, it was a dreamy and perfect moment for the couple.
They knew they wanted to get married in Fayetteville because it’s where they grew up, met each other and spent so much of their relationship. The ceremony was held at Central United Methodist Church, which they decorated with only a few flowers.
The couple was able to transform the Walton Arts Center to create a wedding unlike any they had ever been to with the help of their planner and rentals from Eventology.
HOW THEY CUSTOMIZED
When it came to finding her dream dress, Natalie tried on at least 40. Her bridal gown consultant brought out one more for fun — a strapless, modified A-line gown with an intricate floral applique across the bust and buttons down the back. Immediately, Natalie fell in love. To customize, she extended the train to be more dramatic. Her custom veil had flowers from the gown’s detachable shoulder covers and beaded rosettes from her grandmother’s wedding dress, which every girl in her family has used.
For the reception, Natalie and Davis envisioned something contemporary, dramatic and memorable. Their color scheme consisted of black, white and gunmetal. They wanted a venue that wasn’t typically used for weddings and landed on the Walton Arts Center. It took a lot of planning to bring their vision to life, but this unique space ended up being perfect for their dream reception.
Natalie wanted an “explosion of flowers” at the reception, and they used tons of white and fuchsia orchids in the tablescapes. The dinner portion was held in the Walker Atrium, and the architecture added to the elegant, classic vibe. Upon entering the reception, the newlyweds cut into their tall, nine-layer square cake.
The black walls and floors of the Starr Theater provided the modern, one-of-a-kind look they were going for and made the white dance floor and balloon installation stand out.
WEDDING VENDORS WE LOVE
Ella’s Table, Fayetteville
Bella Bridesmaids, Little Rock
Eventology, North Little Rock
Venues: Central United Methodist Church and Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville; Photography: Lela & Lyla Photography, Little Rock; Planning: Anne-Claire Allen Planning & Design, Fayetteville; Florist: Zuzu’s Petals & Gifts, Fayetteville; Furniture rentals: White Door Events, Memphis; Eventures Party Rentals, Fayetteville; Other rentals: Center Stage Floors, Dallas; The Balloon Closet, Siloam Springs; Cake: Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe, Springdale; Lighting, Drink service: Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville; DJ/band: Taylor Pace Orchestra, Jordan Kahn Music Company; Ceremony music: Scott Montgomery, Dennese Adkins, Fayetteville; Invitations: Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville; Calligraphy: Janna Wilson; Wedding dress: Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier, New York; Shoes: Bella Belle; Groom/groomsmen attire: Sid Mashburn Tuxedo, Men’s Wearhouse; Jeweler: R&R Jewelers, New York; Hair: Anna Evans, Bentonville; Makeup: Paige Ghahremani, Rogers; Transportation: Golf Cars of NWA, Sprindale; Honeymoon: Poe Travel, Little Rock; Rehearsal dinner venue: The Garden Room, Fayetteville