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Dec
13

Peyton + Zach's Beautiful Engagement Sesh at The Grandeur House

Erin Wilson Photography and Films
Peyton Alexander and Zach Hodges met when they were in their teens. The two ran into each other at a concession stand during a baseball game, and Zach ended up flirting a bit. Two months later, Peyton worked up the courage to message Zach on Facebook. The two began dating before Zach proposed after their fifth dating anniversary at Garvan Woodland Gardens.
"He had arranged for our families to be there when he got down on one knee. We have been together for eight years now, making it through high school, college, and graduate school side by side. The day we say 'I Do' will be our nine year anniversary, and we could not be more excited!"

The two will make it official on June 20 at the Grandeur House.

Congrats, you two! 

Erin Wilson Photography and Films

Erin Wilson Photography and Films

Erin Wilson Photography and Films

Erin Wilson Photography and Films

Erin Wilson Photography and Films

Erin Wilson Photography and Films

Erin Wilson Photography and Films

Erin Wilson Photography and Films

Erin Wilson Photography and Films

Erin Wilson Photography and Films

Erin Wilson Photography and Films

Dec
12

We've Gone Down the Rabbit Hole with this Modern Mad Hatter Styled Shoot

Tony Baker Photography

We're always here for a theme and this modern spin on "Alice in Wonderland" is quite the trip down memory lane. Scroll on for all the special details including a cute bunny cameo! 

The Details:

Wedding planner/creative director: Kaitie Gill of Sailboat Weddings
Photography: Tony Baker Photography
Venue: Cross Iron Cottage, Glenrose
Dress and bridal hairpiece: She Said Yes in The Heights, Little Rock
Tuxedo: Q Clothier, Little Rock
Floral: A Pocket Full of Posies, Malvern
China: My China Place: Vintage China Rentals and Sales
Bridal jewelry: Kinsey Designs
Models: Jared + Ali Keith
Cake: Sweet Lavender Bakeshop, Little Rock
Bunnies: Courtesy of Mason Farms, Little Rock
Hair stylist: Rachel Harris

Tony Baker Photography

Tony Baker Photography

Tony Baker Photography

Tony Baker Photography

Tony Baker Photography

Tony Baker Photography

Tony Baker Photography

Tony Baker Photography

Tony Baker Photography

Tony Baker Photography

Tony Baker Photography

Tony Baker Photography

Tony Baker Photography

Tony Baker Photography

Dec
11

Madeline + Hayden's Winter Wonderland Wedding

Levi Miller

Madeline Phillips & Hayden Balgavy

December 22, 2018 / Little Rock

Junior League of Little Rock

After meeting in high school, Madeline Phillips and current THV11 Sports Anchor Hayden Balgavy reconnected in 2014 and were completely smitten with each other. Knowing the engagement was on the horizon, the couple was gifted a trip by their families to New York City.

The city held a special place in their hearts after the couple visited for the first time in 2015. It was their first time traveling out-of-state so they did plenty of research before arriving. Madeline wanted a rooftop view of Times Square, so the couple found Bar 54 atop the Hyatt in Times Square.

"Across from the rooftop is the H&M headquarters building, which we initially did not notice until someone pointed it out in the photo we posted online from our trip," Madeline says. "So ever since then, we’ve always traveled to NYC about once a year for our H&M (Hayden & Madeline) photo atop the Hyatt. This is where Hayden proposed!"

We can't get enough of their holiday wedding complete with gingerbread houses, real evergreen trees and plenty of winter whimsy. Read on to find out all the details about this gorgeous day brimming with creative inspo. 

Levi Miller

On the gown: "I’d known for years what type of dress I wanted— long sleeves, lace, off-white low-V neckline. No beading. We went to Inverness in Conway, a shop I had been following for a while on Instagram. The dress I chose was the fourth one I tried on! It was exactly what I wanted in every way. I wasn’t concerned about the name of the designer, but was pleasantly surprised to see my gown would be made by Pronovias."

Levi Miller

Levi Miller

Levi Miller

On the rest of the bridal fashion: "I wore a gorgeous diamond pendant necklace Hayden had given me for Christmas a couple of years before we were engaged. I wore diamond studs to match, also a gift from Hayden. The ring I wore was a silver spoon ring with a Taurus emblem and emerald stone, representative of my zodiac sign and birthstone, which was given to me by my Grandmother when I was a teenager. Although they couldn’t really be seen, I wore pink velvet shoes for that little eccentric touch that was just for me! At the end of the reception, I changed into a one-piece dress with a white wrap top and silver-sequined skirt."

Levi Miller

Levi Miller

On the venue: "We chose the Junior League of Little Rock Ballroom for several reasons. We loved its central location in downtown Little Rock, which is special to us because we live in Little Rock and one of our first apartments together was downtown. We love old charm and beauty, and the JLLR ballroom is exactly that. It also provided something else we wanted — the ability to have the ceremony and reception in one place, instead of asking our guests to travel to more than one location. We loved, too, that JLLR was walking distance from our rehearsal dinner location and from the hotels where our guests stayed."

Levi Miller

On the wedding inspiration: "The style and theme was largely inspired by all things Christmas! We told our designer we wanted to walk into a winter wonderland, and he made it happen."

Levi Miller

Levi Miller

On the ceremony decor: "The Junior League Ballroom was transformed into a sparkling winter wonderland as guests were met [with] the scents of fresh-cut Frasier and Douglas Fir trees ranging from 4 feet to 7 feet, grouped around the ballroom. The trees were lit with small warm twinkle lights and filled with silver and gold painted Grevillea and hundreds of black and white photos of the bride and groom hung with soft white ribbons. Billows of soft, snowy tulle were wrapped around the bases of the trees."

Levi Miller

Levi Miller

Levi Miller

Levi Miller

On the fun centerpieces: There were actually three different centerpiece concepts that graced the tables at the reception. One of them featured floral arrangements of blush and cream roses, hydrangea, cymbidium orchids with accents of pine, cedar, holiday ornaments and green hypericum berries. The second concept featured a clear glass cylinder of gold and silver holiday ornaments topped with white birch branches and hanging black and white photos of the bride and groom. The third centerpiece featured gingerbread tree forests with royal icing snow and a sprinkle of sugar.

Levi Miller

Levi Miller

Levi Miller

On that adorable gingerbread house: "There was a custom-designed miniature replica of the bride and groom’s new home, entirely in gingerbread, complete with royal icing snow and sugar. Loblolly Creamery designed the piece from a photo. This showstopper was placed at the back of the ballroom between the bride and groom’s cakes."

Levi Miller

Levi Miller

On their first dance song: "We chose 'Golden Hour' by Kacey Musgraves, who is one of our favorite musicians. The lyrics really represent what we mean to each other — we are each other’s 'golden hour,' now and always. One of the lines that repeats is 'I know everything’s gonna be alright,' which is always true when we’re together."

Levi Miller

Levi Miller

On what Madeline loves most about her groom + her favorite moment of the night: "I love the fact that Hayden is as cool as a cucumber all the time. He is the calm in any storm. He makes me laugh every single day. He is supportive and encouraging through all things! His level of patience and understanding is unparalleled. My favorite wedding moment was when Hayden was reading his vows after I’d read mine, and we realized we’d both referenced cheeseburgers and fries in our vows. It was just too funny!"

Levi Miller

Madeline and Hayden Wedding Film from Forestland Films on Vimeo.

The Details:

Photography: Levi Stephen Miller Photography, Little Rock

Videography: Anthony Byrnes

Planning and florist: Selby Brown Making Nice

Day-of coordinator: Carol Ann Conner McAdams

Furniture rentals: Confetti’s Party Rentals, Little Rock 

Cake: Sweet Lavender Bakeshop, Little Rock

Groom’s cake: Cheyenne Stokes 

Other desserts: Loblolly Creamery, Little Rock

Caterer: Cathead’s Diner, Little Rock

DJ: DJ Nick Hud

Invitations: Elli

Wedding dress: Inverness Bridal Couture, Conway

Bridesmaid dresses: Venus

Groom/groomsmen attire: Jos A. Bank

Jeweler: Cecil’s Fine Jewelry, Little Rock

Hair: Lynlee Wyatt

Makeup: Jessica Humerick, Little Rock

Rehearsal dinner venue: Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro, Little Rock

Dec
11

Tia + Tyler's Beautiful Outdoor Engagement Sesh

Jessica Brown Photography

Van Buren native Tia McCutchen and Lavaca native Tyler Teague are tying the knot! We're swooning over this engagement photos taken by Jessica Brown Photography as we wait for their big day on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Cabin Creek Lookout

Here's their engagement story in Tia's own words:

"We went to New York City on vacation in March 2019 with my sister, her boyfriend and my parents. It was March 17, St. Patrick's Day, and we went to Central Park. I remember holding hands walking into the park and Tyler saying, 'Is that Bow Bridge?' He was looking at a different bridge that had tons of runners on it from the marathon. Thinking back, I bet he was so stressed out when he saw all of those people.

Anyways, we made our way over to Bethesda Terrace, better known as the fountain from Gossip Girl. We walked around and took some pictures. After, we walked over to Bow Bridge. As we were just about to get on the bridge, Tyler grabs my hand, which I just think 'Awe he's so sweet' (because I am usually the one grabbing his hand all the time). We take about 5 steps on to the bridge and he stops and faces me. I KNOW exactly what is about to happen.

He unzips his jacket, grabs the box, and gets down on one knee. He says, 'Will you marry me?' I cry and freak out and say 'yes,' obviously. 

I was on cloud nine for the rest of the trip and still look down and stare at my ring. Yes, because it is so beautiful and he could not have done better, but because the most amazing man in the world gave it to me. The man I prayed for my entire life. The one who made it all worth it."

Congrats, you two!

Jessica Brown Photography

Jessica Brown Photography

Jessica Brown Photography

Jessica Brown Photography

Jessica Brown Photography

Jessica Brown Photography

Jessica Brown Photography

Jessica Brown Photography

Jessica Brown Photography

Jessica Brown Photography

Jessica Brown Photography

Jessica Brown Photography

Jessica Brown Photography