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Dec
10

Intimate + Earthy Styled Shoot at the Brick Ballroom

Corrie Childers Weddings

We teased to this amazing styled shoot in our new issue, and now we can finally share it with y'all. We’re particularly obsessed with the edible flowers from Gourmet Sweet Botanicals, dreamy cake from Rick’s Bakery and blush wedding dress from Tesori.

The Details 

Photographer: Corrie Childers Weddings
Videographer: Dave and a Camera
Coordinator: Erin Duncan Events
Venue: Brick Ballroom, Siloam Springs
Floral & linens: A Gracious Host
Edible florals: Gourmet Sweet Botanicals
Paperie: Paper Supply Co., Little Rock
Cake: Rick's Bakery, Fayetteville and Rogers
Rentals: Intents Party Rentals, Fayetteville
HMUA: NWA Occasions, Bentonville
Gown: Tesori, Fayetteville
Gown designer: Hayley Paige 
Tux: Mr. Tux, Fayetteville
Bride model: Angelic Smith
Groom model: Colten Johnson
Earrings: A Pop of Pretty
Necklace: The Knotted Nest
Calligraphy: The Lettered J

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Corrie Childers Weddings

Nov
19

Trends We Love: Coffee Table Books as Guest Books

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When it comes to coffee table books, there's something for everyone. From art lovers and design gurus to hunting aficionados and hiking fanatics, there's a coffee book for every interest. 

After spotting this trend at a recent Arkansas wedding, we were smitten. And the best part? This is a guest book you'll actually want to leave out in your home.

We picked a few of our favorite Arkansas-related books that would happen to make a perfect guest book. 

1. "Celebrating the American Spirit: Masterworks from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art" by Christopher B. Crosman and Emily D. Shapiro 

Whether you tie the knot at Crystal Bridges, or just love art, this is the book for you.

Order online here.  

 

 

 

2. "Arkansas Backstories, Volume 1: Quirks, Characters, and Curiosities of the Natural State" by Joe David Rice

Born and raised in Arkansas? This book explores the little-known stories about Arkansans of old. And Joe David Rice is an expert source on the matter. Born and raised in Paragould, he served as the former Tourism Director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. 

Order online here.

 

 

 


3. "Arkansas Wildlife: Intimate Portraits of Wild Species That Roam 'The Natural State'" by Tim Ernst

No doubt you've seen the work of nature photographer Tim Ernst. His famous photos paint a pretty picture of the Natural State — and who wouldn't want this beauty gracing their coffee table?

Order online here.

 

 

 

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Florals by Tanarah Luxe Floral. 

4. "Calling The Wild: The History of Arkansas Duck Calls - A Legacy of Craftsmanship and Rich Hunting Tradition" by Mike Lewis

Is your man a duck hunter? Then he's sure to love this book by Mike Lewis. The book chronicles the history of Arkansas duck calls and how the industry has grown over the years.

Order online here.

 

 

 

5. "Home Sweet Home: Arkansas Rescue Dogs & Their Stories" by Grace Vest

It's hard not to want to immediately order a copy of Arkansan Grace Vest's book about how rescue pups tend to change their owner's life for the better. The photography is stunning and would be a beautiful addition to any home. 

Order online here. 

 

 

 

6. "The Grand Prairie" by Brent Birch

And last but not least, "The Grand Prairie" is another beautiful book for the duck hunter in your life. Written by lifelong waterfowler Brent Birch, the book explores the history of the Delta, which has earned the title of "Duck Hunting Capital of the World."  

Order online here

Nov
16

Black Friday Bridal Deals You Won't Want to Miss

We're giving some extra thanks because of all the amazing sales and bridal events local bridal boutiques are hosting this season! And like we always say, the best time to find "the" dress is when it's on sale. 

Here's what's in store for Black Friday and pre-Thanksgiving deals:

 

Furry Friends Food Drive at Bridal Cottage

Nov. 1-17

Join The Bridal Cottage for their "Furry Friends Food Drive", Nov. 1-17 benefitting Rock City Rescue. Bring in a can or bag of food and for each one, you will receive a percentage off your purchase up to 10 percent! So 5 food items means 5 percent off, six items means 6 percent and so on up to 10 percent off!

The dogs and cats Rock City rescues are often in danger of imminent death, as they are on the kill lists at very high volume, high kill pounds. Rock City rescues these fur babies and spays/neuters, vaccinates, provides flea and heartworm preventative and then transports them to foster and forever homes.

For more info, head to the Bridal Cottage's website or call (501) 753-4138.

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“Give Thanks” Event at Danielle’s Bridal

Nov. 17-24

Danielle's Bridal is offering 15 percent off your purchase when you bring in three canned food items! Danielle's is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday of Thanksgiving week. 

For more info, head to Danielle's website or call (479) 754-5885. 

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Black Friday Pre-Sale at Tesori

Nov. 19-21

When you shop early at Tesori, you'll receive 10 percent off your new bridal gown order. (Does not apply to past purchases and not to be combined with any other offer.)

For more info, head to Tesori's website or call (479) 966-4622.

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Black Friday Gone Bridal at Bridal Cottage

Nov. 20-24

Black Friday has gone bridal! For the entire week of Black Friday, The Bridal Cottage is giving you incredible deals!

  • 10 percent off all wedding dresses
  • 50-75 percent off spring/summer bridal shower and bachelorette party outfits
  • 75 percent off in-stock shoes 
  • AND 50-75 percent off in-stock prom dresses!

For more info, head to the Bridal Cottage's website or call (501) 753-4138.

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Blush by Hayley Paige Trunk Show at Tesori

Nov. 23-25

Brides making a purchase from the Blush collection will receive 10 percent off plus a $200 accessories credit. Appointments are on a first-come basis and will book up quickly. Tesori will also have a mimosa and cookie bar to keep brides and guests fueled in order to find the perfect gown!

For more info, head to Tesori's website or call (479) 966-4622.

 

 

White Saturday at Inverness Bridal

Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Those after Thanksgiving Day sales aren't just for department stores! Join Inverness on Saturday, Nov. 24, for "White Saturday." Take 10 percent off your gown purchase and up to $250 off an accessory with the purchase of a gown. There will also be a mimosa bar and special goodies just for #invernessbrides! Call today to schedule your appointment. 

For more info, head to Inverness' website or call (501) 358-6100.

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Bridal Sample Sale at She Said Yes Bridal

Nov. 25 from 1-4 p.m.

Head to She Said Yes Bridal in Rogers to shop their bridal sample sale. No appointments necessary, but gowns will go quick so make sure you plan accordingly! 

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Nov
16

Lavender and Honey-Themed Shoot at The Venue at Stonebrook Meadows

Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch

This lavender and honey-themed styled shoot highlights everything we love about intimate farm-to-table weddings. This shoot is full of unexpected details like the cute lollipops and the amazing food spread to the local honey and those amazing Unveiled gowns — and we're loving every bit of it. 

Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch

Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch

Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch

Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch

Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch

Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch

Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch

Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch

Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch

Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch

Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch

Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch

Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch

Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch

Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch

Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch

The Details

Photography: Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch
Event Planning and Art Direction: Meredith Events, Rogers
Venue: The Venue at Stonebrook Meadows, Bauxite 
Videography: Arkansas Wedding Cinematography, Conway
Flowers: Flowers and Home, Benton
Cake: SugarDumplin's Cupcakes, Bryant
Catering: Heritage Catering, Little Rock
Gowns: Unveiled Bridal Collection, Little Rock 
Suit: Q Clothier, Little Rock
Hair/Makeup: Melody McJunkins
Rentals: Vintage Tablescapes, Little Rock 
Calligraphy: Nicole Smith
Female Model: Jacque Halderman
Male Model: Zane Washington with Sculp Agency, Little Rock 
Hand-Made Soaps: Sweet & Savage Soaps
Lollipops: FlourAndFig.com
Furniture Rentals: Hank's Event Rentals, Little Rock 
Fabric Runner: Hobby Lobby
Stamps: Art Stamped, Etsy
Ribbon Spools: Anastasia Marie Shop, Etsy
Ring Box: Marcia May Designs, Etsy 
Local Honey: Honeyton Farms, Cabot

= Vendor we love

lavender and honey styled shoot
Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch