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Nov
20

Tiffany + Christoph's Fairy Tale Wedding at Goodwin Manor

Kylie Farmer Photography

Fate brought Tiffany Clark and Christoph Singer together and they never looked back. The two met at a ministry school in California that Tiffany came to from Arkansas and Christoph came to from Germany. The two both joined the BSSM cheer team for the yearly staff versus students basketball game. 

Christoph asked Tiffany on a date and from then on they became inseparable. "From then on we saw and/or wrote to each other every single day till about three weeks later when we officially started dating," Christoph says. "I am so thankful that my small group leader in BSSM first year got me to join the cheer team. It changed the rest of my life!"

The couple decided to have their big day on June 16, 2019. Tiffany took on the role of wedding planner for her big day with the help of Sarah with Graceful Events on the day-of. Tiffany and Christoph fell for Goodwin Manor and the rest of their wedding style stemmed from their venue choice.

"My husband and I loved it because it had the castle feel," Tiffany says. "I wanted to be a princess and he loved castles that reminded him of Germany. We also knew after looking at the venue that we then wanted our wedding outside, because my husband loves the outdoors, and we wanted the cross right in the middle since faith is so important to us and how we met. This venue was our most expensive part of our wedding, and we were so glad we splurged on it!"

Read on for more of Tiffany and Christoph's beautiful and romantic wedding day. 

Kylie Farmer Photography

Kylie Farmer Photography

On the dress: "The dress was one of my favorite things about the wedding!! It was everything I dreamed of, and the back was the best part! It was V-neck with nude lining. It had pearls and beads on the top, and then when it got to the waist, it poofed out. I always knew I wanted a ballgown and to have the fairy-tale feel. The back was even more of a jaw-dropper and had strands of beads that laid on my back and connected on the other side. I loved everything about it and how it fits!"

Kylie Farmer Photography

Kylie Farmer Photography

On the bridesmaids 'fits: "For my bridesmaids, I knew I wanted the cornflower blue color. I picked colors that made me feel good to look at. I knew the color was bright enough but still allowed the pink flowers to pop! I let my bridesmaids pick the styles they wanted because I wanted them to feel confident and look beautiful in what they personally loved!"

Kylie Farmer Photography

Kylie Farmer Photography

On their wedding day theme: "Our theme was more of a garden, Happily-Ever-After theme. We wanted it to be a celebration and also feel very romantic and intimate. This describes our relationship the most when we have a day of fun but also intimate and full of celebrating our love for one another with the people we love!"

Kylie Farmer Photography

Kylie Farmer Photography

Kylie Farmer Photography

On florals: "My bouquet was one of my favorite things about the day. I love flowers and Kelly with A Perfect Bloom did such an amazing job! I had decided between doing neutral colors or going full-on with the bright and fun colors. For me, it was important that the wedding really showed my personality, and fun and bright is what I went with to describe me! I wanted some blue flowers in there to really bring in the cornflower blue with all the other colors going on. It was important to me that there were several different shades of pink to make it even more colorful. My bouquet was full of oranges, yellows, pinks and of course the blues! It was a dream!"

Kylie Farmer Photography

On ceremony decor: "During our ceremony, we had the cross in the middle decorated with flowers. We also had two centerpieces on the sides of the isles, and a floating 'S' in the pool for people to see when they look up for me to walk down the aisle. The floating S was something that my mom thought of, and it was so fun to have it in the pool! The S was made out of light pink/white flowers and floated on an isle of greenery with some of the flowers that were at the ceremony!"

Kylie Farmer Photography

Kylie Farmer Photography

Kylie Farmer Photography

Kylie Farmer Photography

Kylie Farmer Photography

On their reception style: "For our reception, growing up in the South, I wanted it to feel like a big Southern family reunion. I wanted people to feel at home and to have some of the colors pop throughout our decor. We had lanterns, greenery and wood decorations to blend with the farm tables. We also had the cornflower blue napkins from A Perfect Bloom to really bring in the color of the bridesmaid dresses. We had honey at every seat for our guests to take home. All of our guests had the German honey (that Christoph's parents make), and the German guests had American honey. We loved adding touches that really brought both cultures together."

Kylie Farmer Photography

Kylie Farmer Photography

Kylie Farmer Photography

On their first dance song: "Our first dance song was called 'Known' by Tauren Wells. This song is actually intended to be a worship song about God and how he fully knows us. When I heard this song and the lyrics I knew that this song described how known I am by my husband, Christoph. The lyrics are, 'I’m fully known and loved by you, You won’t let go no matter what I do, And it’s not one or the other, It’s hard truth and ridiculous grace to be known fully known by you.' For me, this song describes our relationship and that it is such an amazing grace that I found the man that knows and loves everything about me. It really is a great feeling to be so known by someone, and to know that we will only get to know each other more for the rest of our lives."

Kylie Farmer Photography

Kylie Farmer Photography

Kylie Farmer Photography

On their getaway ride: "My parents and aunt and uncle actually surprised us with the horse and carriage as our getaway. It was the icing on the cake and really topped off the end of a perfect day that I had dreamed of since being a little girl. Christoph and I enjoyed being able to ride away feeling like we are in a fairy tale book, waving at all of our friends that were there the very end of the night. It was magical."

 

The Details

Photography: Kylie Farmer Photography 

Videography: Patrick Hawkins Videography

Photobooth: Just Peachy Balloons, Little Rock

Day-of coordinator: Sarah Keathley with Graceful Events 

Florist and rentals: A Perfect Bloom Florist & Wedding Rentals, Beebe

Cake and groom's cake: Angela Fraser

Caterer: N&N Catering, Jacksonville 

DJ: D.J. Rick Z

Wedding dress: Low’s Bridal & Formal, Brinkley

Bridesmaid dresses: Kennedy Blue

Jeweler: Michael Hill

Hair: Belle Cheveux Blow Dry Lounge, Little Rock

Makeup: Tania Brewer with Beauty By Brewer 

Horse and carriage: The Princess’s Carriage, Rose Bud  

Nov
12

Mary + Derek's Moody, Romantic Bentonville Wedding

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Mary Semon & Derek Walker

April 19, 2019 / Bentonville
Record

Thank goodness for retail jobs! Mary Semon and Derek Walker met while working at Abercrombie & Fitch after college. Derek recognized Mary and he asked her out quickly after they started working together. 

Years later, the two took a trip to New York City during Christmastime. While they were there, they looked at rings — so Mary knew a proposal was coming soon. The year passed, holidays passed, and two days before their fifth anniversary, Derek proposed. 

“Derek had spent weeks planning and tricked me by saying he was in meetings all day, but really had left work early to decorate our kitchen,” she says. “I walked in after my workout (disgusting) and was completely surprised — he had strung lights all over the kitchen and had candles everywhere. He had put together a playlist and it was all perfect. And then we had our favorite dinner from Saiwok to celebrate.”

Read on to find out the details behind the couple’s beautiful modern boho wedding at Record Downtown in Bentonville. 

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

On the gown: I reached out to Joon Bridal and scheduled a fitting. Beth was so sweet and helpful, and we tried on dresses until finding the one — a romantic lace Made with Love gown with a train. I added a front slit for a little drama, and a long veil for the ceremony.

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

On those pretty florals: We worked with Zuzu’s and Cindy was incredible with what she designed. I wanted the cake wall to be dramatic. Cindy used greenery, palms, pampas and blooms, which were then repeated on the ceremony arch. The boutonnieres were a mix of greenery and blooms. My bouquet was mostly white, and the bridesmaids mixed in some roses.

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

On flower girl fashion: Jade wore a tiered white tulle and lace dress. She had a basket with petals to throw but instead walked down the aisle holding her puppy and her flower crown. We were just happy she had finished her Sonic fries.

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

On the venue: We wanted a modern venue, one that was minimal and could be decorated to our style. The Record was perfect because we were able to set up the North Room for both the ceremony and reception. We love Bentonville and the square, so having it there allowed for us to do the pictures on the square after the ceremony, and for our guests to go out after the reception ended.

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

On her wedding style: I wanted the flowers to be the focus, and the room was built around the cake wall and the ceremony arch. The bar has a massive arrangement in the middle and then two of our favorite candles to make the whole room smell like Volcano. We love Bentonville and had Yeyo’s cater a taco bar. We went outside after the ceremony and walked through our friends tossing flower petals which was fun and gave us some of my favorite pictures.

Stephanie Parsley Photography

Stephanie Parsley Photography

On wedding decor: We had long farmhouse tables, eucalyptus runners, candles and grey linen napkins. The head table had an arrangement that spilled over the front of the table. We used two peacock chairs for our chairs, and moved the ceremony arch behind our seats during the reception. I had cocktail napkins made that said “Drunk in Love” and “Love on the Brain.” My friend built the easel for our wedding sign. As a fun surprise, we had cookies that were our cat’s face on the favors table. Outside Victory & Co. created a seating area.

Stephanie Parsley Photography

On her cake: Earth and Honey made us a three-tiered cake that was champagne with lavender on two layers and the middle was lemon. The icing was textured and Zuzu’s added some blooms.

Stephanie Parsley Photography

On the moment they were declared man and wife: We were so happy! My friend officiated the ceremony and he actually forgot the rings! We wrote our own vows, and then did the traditional vows and Gabe went straight to the end. We had to say, “The rings!” So we were laughing up to the end.

The Details

Photography: Stephanie Parsley

Month-of coordinator: Victory & Co., Little Rock

Florist: Zuzu’s Petals & Gifts, Fayetteville

Furniture rentals: Victory & Co., Little Rock, Hank’s Event Rentals, Little Rock, Somthin Borrowed, Rogers

Cake: Earth + Honey Cakes, Rogers

Other desserts: Alexander Baking Co., Rogers

Caterer: Yeyo’s, Bentonville

DJ: DJ Afrosia, Fayetteville

Invitations: Minted

Wedding dress: Joon Bridal, Fayetteville

Bridesmaid dresses: BHLDN and Asos

Groom/groomsmen attire: Indochino through the Black Tux

Jeweler: Catbird, New York City

Hair: Anna Evans

Makeup: Adriann Duncan

Venue: Record Downtown, Bentonville

Nov
5

Mayse's Incredible Bridals at Willow Brooke Farm

Erin Wilson Photography and Films

Mayse Pippin is now officially Mrs. Johnson after the couple's wedding on June 28, 2019 — and we just couldn't help but share her incredible bridals taken at Willow Brooke Farm in Huntsville.  

The Details

Venue: Willow Brooke Farm, Huntsville

Gown: Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley

Makeup: Olivia Blair Yeager

Hair: Adriann Duncan

Florals: Zuzu's Petals & Gifts, Fayetteville

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

Nov
4

Chelsea + Andrew's Beautiful Wedding at Houston's Venue

Emilee Gill Photography

Chelsea Batten & Andrew Knopp

June 8, 2019 / Brookland
Houston’s Venue

Chelsea Batten and Andrew Knopp met at their college ministry campus at one of the church's service nights. The two hit it off and eventually, Andrew proposed in a truly romantic way. Chelsea thought it was just any other day. She was doing a photoshoot for the boutique that she worked for at the time.

The photographer convinced her to go to the park to continue the shoot. Once they got there, the photographer led her up a hill and she saw a gazebo decorated with her future husband waiting for her.   

"Then I understood.... he decorated a gazebo with thousands of rose petals, candles and pictures of us," she says. "It was so beautiful."

The two tied the knot on June 8, 2019, at the new Houston's Venue in Brookland. Read on for more details from their beautiful day.

Emilee Gill Photography

Emilee Gill Photography

On finding her dream dress: I have dreamed about my wedding dress since I was a little girl. I just knew no matter what, I wanted to feel like a real-life princess and feel like one, too! Boy did I! My dress was a flowy white dress with a long train, that flowed beautifully behind me when I walked and had the most amazing sparkle.

Emilee Gill Photography

Emilee Gill Photography

On the venue decision: It’s actually funny how we came about choosing this venue. I always knew I wanted an all-white venue that was very elegant but there was nothing like that or what I envisioned in the Paragould/Jonesboro area. So we decided we would do a big white tent with cathedral draping and make it elegant and all-white that way. We were at Elegant Party Rentals looking at tent options, I was getting discouraged thinking it wasn’t going to look how I dreamed when Angelia and Jamie of Elegant Rentals at told me about the venue being built in Brookland. I immediately called the venue and the owners, Kim and Walter, met me out there that day. It wasn't even complete yet but I could tell by the location, the framing and the pictures that it was going to be my dream venue. We decided to book it that day!

Emilee Gill Photography

Emilee Gill Photography

Emilee Gill Photography

On the ceremony set-up: [We had a] double-sided arbor draped in white fabric, dripping with white roses. The aisle runner was 18,000 white rose petals and the outdoor space was flanked on each side by two tall all-white arrangements. White linens and more floral adorned the ceremony and welcome tables. Since it was outdoors and very hot, we had white custom fans made with the reception schedule and pictures on it.

Emilee Gill Photography

Emilee Gill Photography

On the cocktail hour: We had what we called our wedding snack shack set up outside for the guests to enjoy after the wedding while the reception hall was being photographed. We served iced coffee and frozen hot chocolate along with an assortment of sweet and savory snacks. It was an 8-foot table draped in white satin with various individual snack containers and popcorn containers in blush and gold, as well as personalized glasses and napkins. It was the cutest little setup and guests really enjoyed it.

Emilee Gill Photography

Emilee Gill Photography

Emilee Gill Photography

On the planning process: My mom and I had so much fun picking out all of the elements, planning the layout and adding all of the special touches such as customized napkins and glasses for the snack shack, designing the candy bar, picking out table settings as well as the details for all the gorgeous floral that would make my dream wedding a reality! So many little details, so much fun!

Emilee Gill Photography

Emilee Gill Photography

Emilee Gill Photography

On her florals: My bouquet was an absolute dream! I knew I wanted a very large bouquet with lots of roses. Vase and Vine did an awesome job of making my floral dreams a reality. My bouquet contained polo roses, blush roses, white and pink ranunculus and silver dollar greenery and my bridesmaid's bouquets were the same just a tad smaller than mine. They were stunning!

Emilee Gill Photography

Emilee Gill Photography

Emilee Gill Photography

Emilee Gill Photography

On the reception decor: I love flowers and had envisioned very dramatic floral displays of alternating heights. I knew I wanted lots of floral with a touch of blush accents. The bridal table was covered in an 18-foot long stage arrangement full of white and blush florals, that perfectly complemented the guest table arrangements that were over 3-feet tall. We had a floral photo wall in one corner of the hall and a white floral arbor in the other corner framing the cake. We had a beautiful 20-foot long food table with silver dishes of alternating heights layered with blush fabric, hydrangeas and two large arrangements. It was a beautiful display and it tasted as good as it looked!! We also had satellite tables that were draped in white and blush linens and included a punch fountain, a mashed potato bar, root beer float bar, as well as a candy bar that was adorned with two 3-foot tall silver vases with blush florals and a center crystal candelabra topped with more blush floral.

Emilee Gill Photography

Emilee Gill Photography

On the cake station: I had three large satellite cakes on stands of varying heights. The icing was overlapped and had swirl details on the top, then accented with floral. We had a 4-layer strawberry cake with strawberry filling and a 4-layer chocolate chip cake with cookie dough filling. The largest cake was a 4-layer in which the top two layers were almond cake filled with chocolate cream cheese frosting and the bottom two layers were chocolate with chocolate fudge icing. It looked and tasted amazing. Kudos to Abby Shannon at Abby Cakes!

Emilee Gill Photography

Emilee Gill Photography

The Details:

Photography: Emilee Gill Photography
Day-of coordinator: Kim Hall of Houston’s Venue, Brookland
Florist: Vase and Vine, Clarksville
Rentals: Elegant Party Rentals, Jonesboro
Lighting: Houston’s Venue, Brookland
Cake: Abby Cakes, Jonesboro
Caterer: Leanne Tyler
Iced coffee and frozen hot chocolate and snacks: Batten’s Donuts and Bakery, Paragould
DJ: Brian Osborne
Wedding dress: Inverness Bridal Couture, Conway
Bridesmaid dresses: Lulu’s
Groom/groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Jeweler: Sissy’s Log Cabin
Hair: Alexis Horner
Makeup: Leighton Clower