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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
18

Modern Boho Styled Shoot at Willow Brooke Farm

Laura Lee Powers Photo

We love the moody details in this gorgeous modern boho styled shoot at Willow Brooke Farm. From that incredible cake to the sleek Tesori gown — we're here for all of it.

The Details

Venue: Willow Brooke Farm

Photography: Laura Lee Powers Photo

Makeup artist: Veronica Lopez

Cake: The Cake Occasion

Model: Chloe

Wedding dress: Tesori

Floral: Amy with Darcey Floral Design

Styling and Rentals: Ginger Blue Girl Vintage

Stationary: Eros Stationery

Hair: Brushed Beauty Studio

Tux: Mr. Tux

Laura Lee Powers Photo

Laura Lee Powers Photo

Laura Lee Powers Photo

Laura Lee Powers Photo

Laura Lee Powers Photo

Laura Lee Powers Photo

Laura Lee Powers Photo

Laura Lee Powers Photo

Laura Lee Powers Photo

Laura Lee Powers Photo

Laura Lee Powers Photo

Laura Lee Powers Photo

Laura Lee Powers Photo

Nov
14

Sunny + Bright Farmhouse Styled Shoot at Kindred Barn

The Montoya Collective

It's as if Joanna Gaines dreamt up a colorful and bright farmhouse-inspired wedding day and we're 100% here for it. We love this sunny and sweet styled shoot created by Kate & Company Arkansas and captured by The Montoya Collective. Scroll on to see some of our favorite details.

The Details

Designer/planner: Kate & Company Arkansas
Photographer: The Montoya Collective
Florals: Stems by Em
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens
Bridal gown: Tesori
Makeup: Pa Moua with Makeup With Pa
Venue: Kindred Barn

The Montoya Collective

The Montoya Collective

The Montoya Collective

The Montoya Collective

The Montoya Collective

The Montoya Collective

The Montoya Collective

The Montoya Collective

The Montoya Collective

The Montoya Collective

The Montoya Collective

The Montoya Collective

The Montoya Collective

The Montoya Collective

The Montoya Collective

The Montoya Collective

The Montoya Collective

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