Trunk Shows & Gown Sales to Keep on Your Radar

For all our savvy brides on a budget, here are a few trunk shows and wedding gown sales you won't want to miss!

P.S. This post will be updated as new sale/trunk show info comes our way, so bookmark the page and check back often for all things wedding fashion in Arkansas! 

Unveiled Bridal Collection 

Marchesa Notte Trunk Show

Aug. 24 & 25

Brides, mark your calendars for this very special trunk show at Unveiled Bridal Collection! Unveiled will have the latest styles from Marchesa Notte on display. To make your appointment, call (501) 747-2561 or go email


August Promotion

Inverness is ending the summer with some sparkle! For the entire month of August, every new Inverness Bride will receive 10 percent off their purchase and a sparkle squad athleisure set of your choice for free! Call (501) 358-6100 today to set up your appointment.

Bella Bridesmaids Little Rock

Fall Promotion

Fall is the best time to shop at Bella Bridesmaids! The following designers are offering 10 percent discounts for all bridesmaid orders placed during the following dates:

  • Watters + Wtoo: Aug. 27-Sept. 7
  • twobirds: Sept. 10-Sept. 21
  • Amsale + Nouvelle Amsale: Sept. 17-Sept. 30
  • Monique Lhuillier: Sept. 25-Oct. 5
  • Hayley Paige Occasions: Oct. 1-Oct. 12
  • Joanna August: Oct. 8-Oct. 19
  • Jenny Yoo: Oct. 22-Nov. 2

Call (501) 398-0601 or email to schedule your appointment.


Hayley Paige Trunk Show

Sept. 7-9

Calling all brides to be! Tesori's Hayley Paige Fall 2018 trunk show is set for September 7-9. Brides will receive 10 percent off their Hayley Paige purchase and a $200 credit towards accessories. This trunk show is by appointment only, so be sure to schedule ahead of time by calling (479) 966-4622 or going online

Joon Bridal

Rebecca Schoneveld Trunk Show

Sept. 27-29

Joon Bridal in Fayetteville is having a trunk show for their new designer, Rebecca Schoneveld. The show dates are Sept. 27-29 and will offer brides 10 percent off during show dates only. Joon will have a huge selection of sample gowns from RS, along with sizes up to 18! Book your appointment onlin here

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Meet the Photographer: Benjamin Martin

Photo courtesy of Benjamin Martin

Our next photographer to spotlight is Arkansas native Benjamin Martin. He's been in the wedding biz for seven years after graduating from high school in 2011. 

Ben describes his photography style as bright, vibrant and modern. A great example of his work is this wedding we featured in our latest issue — so colorful, crisp and natural. 

Without further ado, here's a look inside the life of Ben. 

What are moments you make sure to capture on a wedding day?

Of course, I always capture all the major traditional moments on a wedding day, but I love shooting all the smaller moments that couples may not be able to catch during the moment.

What do you love about being a wedding photographer?

I think the thing I love most about this job is all the unique connections and relationships I’ve made with so many people from different walks of life that I normally wouldn’t have crossed paths with. I mean, we are side by side with the couple during some of the most important moments of their lives — that’s a major bonding experience!

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What’s your favorite part of photographing a wedding?

Ahh, this is hard! I enjoy it all, but first looks are probably my top moments to shoot. Just the couple, no crowd. Capturing those authentic emotions… I tear up almost every time.

What’s one piece of advice you like to give brides on their big day?

Talk to your photographer before planning your ceremony time! This is something that a lot of people don’t think about, but your photographer knows all the sunset times for every season. If you’re having an outdoor ceremony but not doing a first look, then a ceremony right at sunset would not be the best decision, because you’ll still need time after the ceremony to get all those important shots! Your photographer can suggest the perfect time.

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What price points can brides expect?

My collections range from $2,200-$4,900 and all include a complimentary engagement session and digital files!

When you’re not shooting weddings, what do you like to do with your spare time?

Video games, playing piano, spending time with my nieces & nephews (Ali, Oliver, Calvin and Lucy!) and fostering rescue dogs from Rescue Road (along with my own three dachshunds).

What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy wedding weekend?

This job can be so much fun, but weddings can also be stressful — so I normally spend my Mondays playing video games and absorbing a bunch of reality TV.

To contact Ben, click here. For more examples of his work, click here


Save the Date for Tipton & Hurst's Heights Location Open House

Tipton & Hurst

Trust us, you'll want to mark off your calendars for Aug. 30 from 4-7 p.m. to shop Tipton & Hurst's brand new bridal collection! 

The open house event at Tipton & Hurst's Heights location will debut pieces from brands like Anna Weatherley, Arte Italica, Beatriz Ball, Casafina, Simon Pearce, Vietri and many more. Representatives from these brands will be on-site and have even included some of their products to give away as door prizes at the end of the night. Stick around for the retired, limited edition reserve Herend figurine (valued at over $2,000!) that will be given away.

Tipton & Hurst's Shelby Bueker says this is the perfect time for newly engaged couples to talk to the company's bridal consultants about what they're looking to register for that fits their budget and their style. 

"I think what we're most excited about with the new bridal collection is that we're able to offer so much of a wedding experience all in one place," Bueker says. "We've been doing flowers for weddings since the beginning, but now that we can offer a bridal registry as well, it really just comes full circle!"

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Opulent Garden Styled Shoot at the Fayetteville Town Square

Lela & Lyla Photography

We see a lot of pretty flowers here at Arkansas Bride but nothing quite like this. And as if the roses weren't enough, the gold-detailed cake and personalized place settings truly steal the show in another amazing styled shoot from Turner & Co Events.

The Details

Planner and designer: Turner & Co Events
Photographer:  Lela & Lyla
Linens: M Grace at Home
Rentals: Eventures Event Rentals
Cake:  Cakes by Robbin
Floral design: Magnolia Belle Florals
Venue: Fayetteville Town Square

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

Lela & Lyla Photography

For more styled shoots, click here!