Real Arkansas Wedding: Ashley Young & Aaron Rutlege of Portland
Ashley Young & Aaron Rutlege
May 24, 2014 | Overflow Lodge • Wilmot
Photography by Whitney Bower Imaging
Lifelong friends and high school sweethearts Ashley Young and Aaron Rutledge have been together ever since they started “going out” when she was 14. Both from the small Arkansan town of Portland, it was only a matter of time before these lovebirds finally tied the knot. By the time they said “I do,” they had been together for 10 years. Not many couples get to say that.
Ashley knew exactly what she wanted for her wedding: to bring Morocco to Arkansas. With gold, ivory and a hint of peach, the ceremony was nothing short of luxurious. For the reception, however, the party was on with more of the traditional bright colors the Moroccan style is known for.
The couple’s monogram played a big role in the day. Their golden initials were displayed from rehearsal to reception—on the cups, napkins, drink stirrers, koozies and more. Ashley added touches of sparkle to the whole event with gold and sequins, including a confetti popper exit from the ceremony, letting her personal style flow. She even used some of the decorations in their new home, a happy reminder of the perfect day.
|♥||Photographer||Whitney Bower Imaging|
|♥||Wedding Stationery||The Social Type in Little Rock|
|Floral Décor||Charlotte Lassiter & Rosa Bolin|
|Other Décor||Paul Michael Company in Lake Village|
|Rentals/Lighting||Taylor Rental in Greenville, Miss.|
|Caterer & Drinks||DeLinda Vaughn in Dumas|
|♥||Cakes, Macarons & Truffles||Natalie Madison's Artisan Cakes in Little Rock|
|DJ/Band||Tragikly White in Little Rock|
|Photobooth||Photobooth ETC. in Little Rock|
|♥||Wedding Gown||Low’s Bridal & Formal in Brinkley|
|♥||Bridesmaids Dresses||Proposals in Little Rock|
|Groom & Groomsmen Attire||Mansour’s in Greenville, Miss.|
|Jeweler||Sissy’s Log Cabin in Little Rock|
|Hair||Karen Abraugh of Shear Style in Portland|
|Transportation||T&A Limousine Service in Leland, Miss.|
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