Real Arkansas Wedding: Rachel Gibbons of Marvell & Drew Milner of Conway
Rachel Gibbons & Drew Milner
First Baptist Church & The Gibbon Residence in Marvell
December 19, 2015
The best kinds of friends have your back no matter what, especially when they keep setting you up with your future spouse. Rachel Gibbons of Marvell and Drew Milner of Conway have such friends, the kind who planned many a gathering to make sure the two’s shyness didn’t get in the way. A relationship eventually grew, especially when they both took part in a summer kickball team.
Four years later, Rachel had family in town and was gearing up to celebrate her birthday before setting out for a graduate school interview. Drew took her to one of their favorite restaurants in Fayetteville, Vetro 1925, and then on a walk around the town square before he popped the question.
Home was a big source of inspiration for Rachel. She combined this with her love for the church and small town she grew up in to create an ambience perfect for easy celebrating with family and friends, topping it off with a neutral palette of whites and lush greenery and pops of deep red.
How They Customized
Family recipes made a huge showing at the Milner wedding. Both the chocolate layered groom’s cake and the strawberry and vanilla wedding cake were made by relatives, including a cake topper first used by Rachel’s mom and then by Rachel’s older sister for her wedding.
Some of the day’s most memorable images, however, come from the couple’s first look. They chose to hold this stunning moment near the plane and airstrip where Rachel’s late father used to take them flying.
|♥||Photographer||Lela & Lyla Photography, Little Rock|
|Videographer||Pruitt Productions, Fort Smith|
|Event Designer & Day-Of Coordinator||Ali Tritt Wedding Designs, Fayetteville|
|Florist||Jules Designs, Fayetteville|
|Tent/Stage/Dance Floor||Amerispan Tents, Inc., Memphis, Tenn.|
|Caterer/Drinks||Elizabeth Heiskell Catering, Oxford, Miss.|
|Band||The Rockets, Little Rock|
|♥||Wedding Invitations||Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville & Bentonville|
|♥||Wedding Gown||She Said Yes, Rogers|
|Bridesmaids Attire||JJ Kelly Bridal, Oklahoma City|
|♥||Groom/Groomsmen Attire||Paul Morrell Formalwear, Little Rock|
|Jeweler||Sissy's Log Cabin, Little Rock|
|Hair||Andrew Vongnarath, Enve Salon, Fayetteville|
|Makeup||Erin Baldwin, Luxe Beauty, Fayetteville|
|♥||Wedding Vendor We Love|