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May
24

Claire + Chris' Urban NWA Engagement Sesh

Kelsie Sneegas Photography

If you've ever had a glass of Post Winery vino, you have Chris Post's family to thank. And that family will be adding a new member thanks to a recent engagement between Chris Post and Claire Trieschmann. 

Here's their engagement story in Claire's words:

"Chris picked me up that Friday morning for brunch at the Inn at Carnall Hall and told me he had written me a note he wanted to share with me at some point. After brunch, we went for a little stroll on campus. We walked up to a bench outside of Old Main with a journal and bible placed on it.

Chris told me my note he mentioned earlier was inside the journal, and when we both sat down, I realized he had circled Matthew 19:6, 'So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let man not separate.' In that moment, my heart began to race as I realized what was happening. Next thing I knew, the man of my dreams was getting down on one knee asking me to be his wife.

Afterwards, we walked hand in hand back to Carnall Hall to toast champagne and spend the day as a newly engaged couple, and later celebrated at a joy-filled party with all of our closest friends and family."

The two will say their I dos on Saturday, October 26, 2019. In the meantime, we're swooning over their lovely engagement photos by Kelsie Sneegas.

Kelsie Sneegas Photography

Kelsie Sneegas Photography

Kelsie Sneegas Photography

Kelsie Sneegas Photography

Kelsie Sneegas Photography

Kelsie Sneegas Photography

Kelsie Sneegas Photography
 

May
22

Memorial Day Weekend Sales to Shop 'til Ya Drop

Jason Masters

Gown from Tesori.

Ladies leave your man at home, because there are amazing wedding dress deals going on this weekend!

Inverness Bridal Couture

May 23 / Conway

You might have heard, but Inverness is having an epic one-day-only sample sale that you won't want to miss! The deals start at 10 a.m. to noon with gowns priced at 30% off the reduced price. From noon to 2 p.m., gowns will be 20% off the reduced price and then from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., they'll be 10% off the reduced price. No appointments are necessary and brides will get 30 minutes to try on. Brides can bring along two guests, but no more than that. For more info, call Inverness at (501) 358-6100 or go online.

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She Said Yes Bridal & She Said Yes In The Heights

May 23-25 / Rogers & Little Rock

She Said Yes Bridal will have tons of amazing sample gowns on sale for fabulous prices at both of their locations! Gowns will be on sale for as low as $500! (Yes, really.) Shopping will be by appointment only so make sure to book yours now. Call the Rogers location at (479) 631-2006 or the Little Rock location at (501) 661-4696 or go online to book your slot.

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More gown events to keep on your radar:

Danielle's Bridal — Semi-Annual Sale 

June 1 / Clarksville 

Danielle's is booking appointments now for their big Semi-Annual sale beginning on June 1. Call (479) 754-5885 or book your appointment online.  

Tesori — Pronovias Trunk Show

June 7-8 / Fayetteville

Shop the latest Pronovias frocks at Tesori's trunk show on June 7 and 8. Book your appointment by calling (479) 966-4622 or book online

Low's Bridal & Formal — Semi-Annual Sale

July 5-Aug. 4 / Brinkley

This is the big one, y'all. Low's will offer hundreds of bridal gowns (sizes 0-32) at half price, as denoted by a blue tag. These gowns are in stock and cannot be ordered. There will be extra special markdowns on a selection of gowns priced 75% off of the regular price. Book your appointment now as the slots will fill up quickly! Call (870) 734-3244 or book online.

BONUS:

Prefer online shopping? Then the Bridal Cottage's online shop is right up your alley. You can shop a sample sale every day with deals up to 75% sitewide. The Bridal Cottage offers everything from wedding gowns and accessories to bridesmaid gowns and evening wear. There's a little something for everyone.

May
22

This Styled Shoot Is Giving Us Serious Celestial Vibes

Lissa Chandler Photography

We're not sure what we love more — the celestial invitations or that amazing two-piece bridal set. Either way, we're 100% here for this ethereal styled shoot dreamt up by Amanda Reed Weddings.

The Details

Bridal boutique: Tesori, Fayetteville
Planning: Amanda Reed Weddings, Springdale
Florist: Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock 
Invitations: Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville
Photography: Lissa Chandler Photography
Rentals: Randal Events, Fayetteville
Artwork: Soulsby Art
Calligraphy: Momma Lo Letters
HMUA: Bo Senesomxay 
Cakes: Mary's Little Sweets, Bentonville
Groom attire: Walker Brothers, Fayetteville
Models: Emily Edwards and Keetun Pierce
Gold necklace: Mae's Emporium, sold through Lola Boutique, Fayetteville

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

Lissa Chandler Photography

May
20

Allison + Lance's Modern Glam Memphis Wedding

Megan Burges Photography

Salem native Lance Powell surprised Paragould native Allison Howard with a perfect proposal in Mexico. The two planned a trip with Lance's cousin and his wife for January 2018. Lance had always said the proposal would happen when Allison least expected it, but to her, a vacation was too obvious a time to propose so she expected nothing. 

The two had a special dinner on the beach and after opening a bottle of champagne, Lance asked her what they should cheers to. Allison said, “Cheers to us, being in Mexico, and our Christmas gifts to each other!” Lance then replied with, “No, I have something better.” He got up, walked around the table, got on one knee and proposed.

"To say I am one lucky girl to have such an amazing man is 100% an understatement," Allison says. "He went above and beyond for our (my) proposal, and I’ll forever be grateful for him!"

Lucky for Allison, she knew exactly what she wanted for her wedding day before the proposal even happened. She already knew the venue, the photographer and all of the big things. All she had to do was make sure they were available on her date and go from there. 

Here are a few snaps of Allison and Lance's big day (and the stories behind them) at The Columns in Memphis. 

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

On her dress: "Oh, the dress. It’s just the most amazing thing I’ve ever laid eyes on! It’s by a designer in Rome — Alessandro Angelozzi Couture. It was sleeveless, the front and back were mostly satin, and the sides were all lace. It had a sweetheart neckline, then sheer mesh up the chest into lace around the neck. The back was cut out in a diamond shape, with zipper closure up to my lower back. It had a semi-long train, but when I had on my cathedral length all lace veil, it made my train look even longer." — Allison

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

On the venue: "It was just stunning and grand. I wanted it to be a venue that spoke for itself and The Columns does that. It has multiple grand marble columns in the main room. It’s an old bank building, so there’s an actual vault downstairs, which is where our cocktail hour was held while they were flipping the upstairs from our ceremony to our reception." — Allison

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

On the beautiful ceremony decor: "Now this, in my opinion, is where the magic happened. The more florals, the better, which is where the floral archway came into play. I had seen a picture of wooden faux trees at the front on an aisle on Pinterest, and had to have that with LED lighting in the trees. Clear lucite chairs seemed like a must as well." — Allison

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

On her color scheme: "I’m obsessed with neutral tones — especially black, white and gold — so I knew my wedding had to be centered around that. When I found the emerald green sofa to rent, I knew I had to incorporate that into my theme, so that's how the floral photo wall and floral archway came about. I wanted everything to be glam! I wanted people to talk about our wedding for years to come." — Allison

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

Allison's advice for brides-to-be: "Start booking things as early as you can. That way, you’re not stressed when a vendor you fall in love with isn’t available on your date. I had everything booked within 3-4 months of our engagement. Then, all I had to do was wait. It was so easy. And start making lists now of wedding guests! That was tough for us too!" 

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

Megan Burges Photography

On her favorite things about her groom: "Lance is so thoughtful. From our dream proposal to just everyday life, he puts me first. He is so genuine, he makes me laugh, and most importantly, he loves our fur babies as much as I do! We do not have children yet, so they are our children, and he loves them so much." — Allison

Allison + Lance from Austin Gilliam Cinematography on Vimeo.

The Details:

Photographer: Megan Burges Photography, Mountain Home
Videographer: Austin Gilliam Cinematography, Mountain Home
Florist: Deedra Stone Designs, Southaven, Mississippi
Event planner: Amy Tyler Weddings, Memphis
Furniture rental company: White Door Events, Memphis
Linen rentals: Elegant Chair Solutions, Memphis
Cakes: Lee Sanders, Memphis
Caterer and drinks service: CFY Catering, Memphis
Band: City Mix, Memphis
Ceremony music: Frances Philips (harpist)
Save-the-dates: Minted.com
Invitations, programs, etc.: RSVP Stationers, Memphis
Bridal boutique: Elite Pour La Vie, Atlanta
Bridesmaids attire: AdriannaPapell.com
Groom/groomsmen attire: Bonobos.com
Jeweler: Sissy’s Log Cabin, Jonesboro
Hair: Lauren Eggers
Makeup: Hope Allen
Transportation: Limo from Tennessee Limousine Service, Memphis