MEGAN BACKOFEN & NOAH JONES
June 24, 2021 / Osage House, Cave Springs
Megan and Noah met in high school in 2015 and Noah proposed to Megan in Sept. 2019. He told Megan that they were doing a couples photoshoot in Bella Vista, ensuring that they were camera ready for the proposal. Near the end of the photoshoot, at a pier by the lake, Noah got down on one knee and asked Megan to marry him. Noah had arranged for both of their families to come from Bossier City, Louisiana and be a part of the day, which made it even more magical.
Megan and Noah originally planned on a destination wedding with only family present. They looked at a few venues in other states, but nothing stood out to them. Osage House was the first local venue they considered. While driving up the road to the venue, they immediately knew they would be married there. They loved the modern aesthetic of the venue and the ability to have their family and friends present.
The most important aspect of the day in Megan's eyes was the florals. They decided on big statement centerpieces for some tables, whereas others had daintier dried accents.
HOW THEY CUSTOMIZED
The couple wanted a modern bohemian wedding. The color palette included earth and pink tones of ivory, rust, taupe, champagne and pale pink. The décor was simple and soft, with florals taking the spotlight. At the ceremony, the couple stood in front of a floral arch, and large floral installations were suspended above the dance floor at the reception. Megan’s bouquet was a beautiful statement piece.
Megan found a gorgeous, fitted gown with a long train, which made her feel super confident. Megan chose a Hollywood glam look for her makeup and hair, pinning one side of her hair back with a custom comb. The bride wanted her girls to wear Show Me Your Mumu silk midi dresses. These champagne, cowl neck bridesmaids’ dresses fit perfectly with the wedding theme.
Megan broke tradition by having both her father and mother walk her down the aisle. It was important for her to walk into her next chapter of life with the two people who’ve been there since the beginning.
The dance floor served as the focal point of the reception space. With the surrounding tables and floral installations, everyone could come together to dance and celebrate. The couple included different areas for photo opportunities for guests, such as a hedge wall with a neon sign, light up marquee letters and a fun, colored couch.
“Try to not overthink every little detail because at the end of the day, as long as there is love, nothing else truly matters.”
WEDDING VENDORS WE LOVE
Wedding dress, veil, accessories
Joon Bridal, Fayetteville
Planning, day-of coordinator
Stephanie Benton, Amanda Reed Weddings
Eventology, North Little Rock
Photography: Miles Witt Boyer Photographic Collective, Bentonville; Videography: Jessica Whalen Films, Bentonville; Other rentals: BBJ Linen and Host Rentals, Bentonville; Lighting: Lightworks Events and Alpha-Lit NWA, Fayetteville; Cakes: Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shoppe, Springdale; Caterer: Catering Unlimited, Springdale; DJ/band: Brock Entertainment, Fayetteville; Invitations: Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville; Bridesmaid dresses: Show Me Your Mumu; Groom/groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse; Jeweler: Anjolee, Holden; Hair, makeup: Makeup by Boun, Rogers; Lauren Treat; Rehearsal dinner venue: Tavola Trattoria, Bentonville; Popcorn party favors: Hill City Popcorn Co., Fayetteville