Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper
Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter
Dec. 6, 2014

Ceremony: First United Methodist Church
Reception: Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa
Photography: Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper

Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper
Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper
Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

Sarah French was just doing her job, reporting on the Boston Red Sox Centennial celebrations, when she caught the eye of pitcher Chris Carpenter from Bryan, Ohio. He made his move on Twitter and somehow won her over. He later proposed to her in Paris, France on the romantic Love Lock Bridge. She said “yes,” and they pitched their keys into the Seine River.

Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper
Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper
Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper
Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

The Details

Growing up in Hot Springs, Sarah was no stranger to the beauty of the Spa City. She wanted to accentuate the Arlington’s architecture with décor that was as elegant and timeless as the famous hotel itself. White hydrangeas, roses, stock, snapdragons and dendrobium orchids overflowed from every table, radiating pure luxury and grandeur. Music played a big part in the wedding. Sarah and Chris asked friends and family with musical abilities to fill the day with meaningful music. Sarah’s 13-time Grammy award-winning cousin Jerry Douglas played the dobro and an original song, a friend who sings country music in Nashville performed; and Sarah’s church choir teacher and opera singer sang with her husband.

Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper
Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper
Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter

The Professionals

  Photographer: Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper, Little Rock
Event planner/designer: Randi Slick of Signature Events, Hot Springs
Florist: Kelly Efird Flower Events, Hot Springs
Cakes: Mickey’s Cakes & Sweets, Little Rock
Caterer/drinks: The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa, Hot Springs
DJ: Central Arkansas Entertainment, Little Rock
Ceremony music: Arkansas Symphony String Quartet, Little Rock
Invitations and programs: By Invitation Only, Little Rock
Jeweler: Sissy’s Log Cabin, Little Rock
Limo service: Classic Luxury Limousine Service, Hot Springs
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Love, Life, Stories by Amy Carper
Sarah French & Christopher Carpenter