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Jan
4

Brooke + Hayden's Lovely Outdoor Engagement Sesh

Lela & Lyla Photography

Benton natives Brooke McGinness and Hayden Lessenberry met during Brooke's junior year at Bryant High School. He was the senior quarterback and Brooke was the totally smitten cheerleader crushing on him from the sidelines. The two began dating on Halloween in 2012 after their first date spent rushing through a haunted house. Fast-forward almost six years later — and after four years of long-distance dating through college — Hayden got down on one knee and asked Brooke to be his wife April 7, 2018. 

Here's their engagement story from Brooke's own words:

"He snuck up to Fayetteville one weekend while I thought I was just attending an event at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art as my best friend’s (and now MOH) date. She had somehow convinced me to walk the trail to look at the outdoor exhibits even though it was freezing cold outside. I was so clueless! We turned the corner by the pond and there he was at the end of the path with a bouquet of flowers looking handsome as ever. It was simply a blur from that point on; I only remember being overwhelmed with joy! It was my dream come true and I could not say 'yes' fast enough!"

The two will tie the knot on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Legacy Acres in Conway — and we can't wait to see their big day. 

Congrats, you two!  

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

Dec
14

Cebrina + Haden's Plant-filled Engagement Sesh

Myranda Randle Photography

Cebrina Swanson and Haden Zirbel are getting married! The two will say their I Dos on Saturday, December 14, 2019, in sunny Gulf Shores, Alabama. In the meantime, we're obsessing over their engagement session by Myranda Randle Photography. (Those succulents!)

Congrats, you two!  

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Myranda Randle Photography

Nov
22

Kayla + Seth Chased Waterfalls During Their Engagement Sesh

Justin Palmer Weddings

Bentonville natives Kayla Condon and Seth St. Pierre chased waterfalls for their engagement session and the result was magic. The happy couple tied the knot on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Mildred B. Cooper Chapel, but we couldn't help but share their incredible engagements and cute love story with y'all. 

Seth and Kayla met through mutual friends. The first time they met, they sat and talked for hours, discovering they have quite a lot in common including a love for Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. 

Later on in their relationship, Kayla took Seth to see Les Miserable in Kansas City. After the play, they chose a random little French restaurant to eat at, continuing with the night's French theme. When they finished dinner, the couple walked across the Missouri River on a bridge with locks on it — like the love lock bridge in France. 

Kayla commented on the French-filled day, mentioning the French play, restaurant and the bridge. 

"Then Seth said, 'Yeah, the only thing missing is a French last name,'" Kayla says. "He told me some other things and got down on one knee with the ring. So random yet smooth. He didn’t even plan on proposing that night, he just had the ring in his pocket in case the time was right."

We love it. Congrats, you two! 

Justin Palmer Weddings

Justin Palmer Weddings

Justin Palmer Weddings

Justin Palmer Weddings

Justin Palmer Weddings

Nov
15

Katie + Justin's Puppy-filled Engagement Sesh

Sterling Imageworks

Little Rock native Katie Holcomb and Charlotte, North Carolina native Justin Vollmer are engaged! The two will tie the knot on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Terry Mansion in Little Rock. 

Here's a little bit of their love story in Katie's words:

"We met while working on a political campaign here in Arkansas. He proposed to me on Memorial Day weekend in our hotel room in New Orleans. As he was getting the ring out of the safe, he said, 'Well I was trying to think of the best time to do this but I guess there’s no better time than now!'"

Congrats, you two! 

Sterling Imageworks

Sterling Imageworks

Sterling Imageworks

Sterling Imageworks

Sterling Imageworks

Sterling Imageworks

Sterling Imageworks

Sterling Imageworks

 

Katie + Justin engagements
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