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Apr
11

Save the Date for The Bridal Cottage's Love Is Sweet Event

The Bridal Cottage and The Vintage Kitchen are teaming up to present Love Is Sweet, an event full of macarons and pretty wedding dresses on Saturday, April 13.

The Vintage Kitchen is a home-based bakery located in Maumelle that specializes in making amazing gourmet French macarons. Owner Ashley will be at The Bridal Cottage on Saturday handing out yummy samples for you to try.

During the event, brides have a chance to enter in a drawing for a 6-tier macaron tower. And, if you book a macaron favor or macaron tower on Saturday, you get 20% off your order! 

"We love to help showcase local wedding vendors to our brides and this is a fun way to do it," says Lindy Lanford, owner of The Bridal Cottage. "We are trying to bring more awareness to the wonderful local businesses around us. Plus who wouldn't want to have a delicious macaron while looking at pretty dresses?"

No appointment necessary, brides can pop into The Bridal Cottage from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more info, head to the Facebook event page.

 
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Mar
14

We're Obsessing Over Riffraff's Newest Bridal Collection Launch

Friday + Saturday

You (and your closets) are probably well acquainted with Riffraff, a boutique based out of Fayetteville with arguably the best social media game in the biz. We teamed up with Riffraff and their sister company Friday + Saturday to reveal their newest bridal launch with plenty of pop culture references that are tailor-made for brides before, during and after the wedding bells. 

We asked the fashionable ladies over at Riffraff about their top picks from the newest launch (which you can shop here!). Brb, adding them all to our cart. 

Friday + Saturday

Friday + Saturday

BEST WEEKEND EVER RAINBOW TEE

My favorite is the rainbow best weekend ever tee because not only can I wear it to my best friend's bachelorette party but also all weekend long when she gets married! And then I can wear it every weekend after that because honestly, every weekend is the best weekend ever!
- Kirsten Blowers Morman | @kirstenblowers

Friday + Saturday

BRIDE OR DIE TEE

This year, I'm obsessed with our Bride or Die tee. I love the idea of a western/biker themed bachelorette party! The black tee is incredibly soft and the neutrals match everything. Just add a bandana.
- Alex Bodishbaugh | @alexbodishhh

Friday + Saturday

WIFE OF THE PARTY TEE

I'm loving the Wife of The Party tee because it's perfect for the bride to wear on her honeymoon. My favorite thing about this tee is it's something that she can wear long after the big day. I mean who doesn't want to be the wife of the party?
- Kelsey Nolte | @kelssugg

Friday + Saturday

I'M READY TO PARTYYYYY TEE

I love this one because "Bridesmaids" has become a classic wedding movie that speaks to everyone who has either been a bridesmaid or a bride! Also, it would be so funny to recreate the picture while wearing the tee on a bachelorette party?!
- Kynzee Smith @kynzeeblairsmith

We're just a little bit in love. Shop the full collection online now. 

Mar
7

Mark Your Calendars for NWA Fashion Week x Bridal

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This is one bridal fashion event you won't want to miss!

NWA Fashion Week is going bridal for one night only. Get inspired by the latest styles during NWA's biggest night in bridal fashion on Thursday, April 4 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at 21c Museum Hotel

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show kicks off at 7:15. Guests will be treated to a fashion show featuring bridal boutiques include TesoriShe Said Yes Bridal and Joon Bridal

Tickets range from $25-$60 and include one drink token and light hors d'oeuvres provided by The Hive.

To grab your tickets and find more info, head to the Facebook event page.

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Feb
19

We're Smitten: Arkansas Bride Favorites Found Only Online

From a nine-tier cake to one-of-a-kind wedding dresses, we’re obsessing over these details found exclusively on ArkansasBride.com!


1. AMAZING “ARCH”

Shirley’s Flower Studio assembled this gorgeous hoop for Emily & Ryan Buller’s ceremony outside the Ballroom at I Street. The greenery and burgundy florals created a romantic spot to exchange vows. Her She Said Yes Bridal dress flowed beautifully beside it in pictures.

Corrie Childers Weddings
Emily & Ryan Buller

Corrie Childers Weddings
Emily & Ryan Buller


2. VENUE-INSPIRED ENVELOPES

We can’t get enough of these artful envelopes designed by Deborah Allen. Arkansas bride Natasha Macy Gates slays the wedding stationery game with these custom liners showcasing her wedding venue, Goodwin Manor. Invitations printed by Hobart Print Studio.

Kati Mallory Photo + Design
Natasha Macy Gates


3. ALL THE COLOR!

Cabbage Rose Florist’s use of color — flowers in hues of orange, pink, blue and yellow — shine throughout the Moss Mountain Farm wedding of Hannah & Clayton Holder. Their day was made even brighter thanks to the cheerful cake ensemble designed by PattiCakes Bakery.

Erin Wilson Photography & Cinematography
Hannah & Clayton Holder

Erin Wilson Photography & Cinematography
Hannah & Clayton Holder


4. THAT DRESS, THOUGH!

As we sifted through submissions for this edition, Victoria Filipek’s gorgeous gown totally captured our attention. Victoria wore a lacy crop-top wedding dress by Calla Blanche, which she discovered at Inverness Bridal Couture in Conway. The dress was just one reason we’re obsessed with her wedding.

Stephanie Parsley Photography
Victoria Filipek


5. SO EXTRA

This nine-tier wedding cake by A&M Cake Designs of Conway and its over-the-top floral backdrop stopped us in our tracks. Tipton & Hurst created a flower wonderland to embellish the cake and transformed the Country Club of Little Rock for Anne Marie Hastings & Joe Doramus’ wedding.

Lyndsey Sullivan Photography
Anne Marie Hastings & Joe Doramus


6. EDIBLE FLOWER POWER

We have exclusive styled shoots on the ArkansasBride.com blog too, including this one dreamt up by Erin Duncan Events. We’re particularly obsessed with the edible flowers from Gourmet Sweet Botanicals, dreamy cake from Rick’s Bakery and blush wedding dress from Tesori

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings