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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.

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Emily & Ryan Buller

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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.

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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.

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Hannah & Clayton Holder

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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

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Feb
15

Alexandra + Will's Intimate Rehearsal Dinner in the South of France

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It's not every day we see an Arkansas bride travel to the south of France for an epic wedding celebration, but that's exactly what Star City natives Alexandra Harper Sulieman and Will Sulieman did.

The two traveled (with 50 of their closest friends and family members!) about four hours southwest of Paris to Saumur, France. The crew spent the week celebrating the couple before the big day. 

The night of the reception began with a walk around Saumur's village with its stunning architecture and sweeping views. Then, everyone headed to La Table Des Fouées, which is actually a cave housing delicious French wines and cuisine. The dinner lasted about three hours with live music wafting through the intimate, candlelit dining room. Speeches from friends and family rounded out a full evening of fun. 

Talk about a once-in-a-lifetime night. Congrats to you both, Alexandra and Will!

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Planning: Meredith Events

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Feb
15

Arkansas Wedding Cakes & Caterers: A Comprehensive List of Arkansas' Best Bakers

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Wedding cake from Rick’s Bakery (Fayetteville & Rogers)

Your wedding cake will be the centerpiece of your reception. The bakers and caterers inside Arkansas Bride's comprehensive guide can help you deliver the goods on your big day. Here are two ways to find the vendor who can bring the goods:

Feb
14

Valentine's-Inspired Styled Shoot at The Ballroom at I Street

Ashton Rail Photography

Happy Valentine's Day, loves! To celebrate, we're sharing this V-Day-themed styled shoot filled with strawberries, balloons and some especially lovely florals. 

The Details:

Photographer: Ashton Rail Photography
Florist: Samantha's Garden, Rogers
Coordinator: Cara Nicole Event, Bentonville
Venue: The Ballroom at I Street
Stylist: Amoureux, Cave Springs
Bridal Boutique: She Said Yes Bridal, Rogers
HMUA: Blossom Beauty, Eureka Springs
Bakery: Whisk & Spool
Furniture Rental: Somthin' Borrowed Rentals
Models: Valeria and Chaz
Earrings: Sue Ellens Elan

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