Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan
March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

Photography by Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative

West Africa may not be the first place you’d expect to find your future husband, but that’s exactly how it happened for Becca Hedges of Little Rock. While teaching public school science with the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, Zach Noonan of Miami was also there on assignment with the Air Force. The two met at a going away party and four years later, they got engaged with celebratory pizza.

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

The Inspiration

Becca wanted all of her guests to experience all the wonderful things her hometown could offer, so she set out to turn heads. There were some more traditional wedding elements she wanted to keep, but everything else was a laid back, uncommon experience. Even the classic touches had a more mellow vibe, with earthy hues and vibrant colors catching guests’ eyes at every turn.

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

The Details

DIY and Little Rock flair was abundant at the Noonan wedding. Becca made lots of funky decorations, like the gold animal swizzle sticks and paper backdrops, while her sister painted the photo booth backdrop. As an added nod to their beginnings, their guestbook was an African map of Burkina Faso.

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

Locavore Love

The couple asked Butcher & Public for an array of cured meats—all Arkansas-raised. Rolls from Arkansas Fresh Bakery accompanied the meats. Diamond Bear brews flowed and Boulevard Bread Co. supplied the pies for the groom’s table.

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock

  THE PROFESSIONALS  
  Photographer Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
  Event Planning, Flowers & Rentals Inspired by Nature in Little Rock
Caterer/Drinks Simply the Best Catering in Little Rock
  Cakes Robyn Abdullah
  DJ/Band Funky Town in Little Rock
  Ceremony Music Amy Garland Music in Little Rock
Wedding Stationery The Social Type in Little Rock
  Wedding Gown Anna-Bé boutique in Denver, Colo.
  Jeweler Walters & Hogsett in Denver, Colo.
  Hair Megan Harrell of Fringe Benefits in Little Rock
Makeup Angela Alexander in Little Rock
  Transportation School Buses from FirstStudentinc.com
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Life, Love, Stories by Carper Creative
Rebecca Hedges & Zachary Noonan March 29, 2014 | Arkansas Arts Center • Little Rock