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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney
August 1, 2015
Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

If at first you don’t fall for the love of your life, keep bumping into them around town until you do. Well, it worked for Corning native Natalie Black and Patrick Blaney from Heber Springs. They met at a party and went their separate ways without much thought, occasionally seeing each other around Little Rock. It was after she invited him to her birthday gathering that he asked her out, and they’ve been together ever since.

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

Two years went by, and the couple was visiting Natalie’s family for Thanksgiving. As they took turns saying what they were most thankful for, Patrick proclaimed that what would make him most thankful would be to make her his wife.

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs


The Inspiration

The atmosphere Natalie built at the inn was natural and ethereal. She opted for lots of bright whites, grays and greens to help guests feel “like it was the only place on Earth for one weekend.” The goal was for guests to fall in love with Heber Springs, and the couple achieved it with an airy daydream of a wedding.

Weddings by Christopher & Nancy
Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

Weddings by Christopher & Nancy
Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

Weddings by Christopher & Nancy
Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

Weddings by Christopher & Nancy
Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

Weddings by Christopher & Nancy
Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs


How They Customized

Instead of a dizzying swirl of extravagant events, Natalie and Patrick designed a relaxing weekend for guests, most of whom stayed at the inn for two nights, allowing the couple to spend quality time with friends and family.

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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

Although they chose not to enlist a wedding party, the intimate ceremony had numerous personal touches, such as Natalie’s brother singing a song from their parents’ wedding as she walked down the aisle, and the overflowing of hydrangeas that honored Patrick’s late mother.

Weddings by Christopher & Nancy
Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

Weddings by Christopher & Nancy
Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

Weddings by Christopher & Nancy
Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

Weddings by Christopher & Nancy
Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

Weddings by Christopher & Nancy
Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs

Weddings by Christopher & Nancy
Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs


The Details

  Photographer: Weddings by Christopher & Nancy, Little Rock
  Videographer: Don Lawler, Storytellers, Memphis
  Event Designer & Flowers: Southern Bloom, Memphis
Cakes: PattiCakes Bakery, Conway
  Caterer/Drinks: Red Apple Inn
  DJ/Band: AL Paris & the Heartbreakers
  Ceremony Music: Bentley Black
  Wedding Stationery: By Invitation Only, Little Rock
  Wedding Gown: Lulu's, Dallas
  Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss, Austin, Texas
  Jeweler: Roberson's Fine Jewelry, Little Rock
  Hair: Summer Campbell, Fringe (Benefits) Salon, Little Rock
Makeup: Tess Wilmans, Winc Beauty, Little Rock
  First Dance Choreographer: Wesley Crocker, Arkansas Ballroom Company, Little Rock
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Natalie Black & Patrick Blaney August 1, 2015 Red Apple Inn & Country Club, Heber Springs


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