Real Arkansas Wedding: Audra Waits & Joshua Pettus
Audra Waits & Joshua Pettus
April 30, 2016
Moss Mountain Farm, Roland
The workplace is an unlikely place for a budding relationship, but not for Audra Waits of Texarkana and Joshua Pettus of Little Rock. The two coworkers would sometimes join others from the office for happy hour. After a few of these outings, Josh asked Audra on a date.
The two hit it off.
During a family vacation to Sandestin over a Fourth of July holiday, Josh planned dinner at Louisiana Lagniappe, an upscale seafood restaurant with a waterfront view. Upon arrival, Josh asked Audra to go outside. He wanted to show her a dock with gorgeous views. She was walking just ahead of him, when Audra suddenly turned around to find Josh down on one knee. When the two got back up to the restaurant, their loved ones were waiting to celebrate the newly engaged couple.
Audra always dreamed of getting married in a garden. The two toured Moss Mountain Farm and knew right away it was the perfect place for their wedding. After seeing the rose garden, Audra knew her dream wedding was coming true.
She wanted the décor to complement the natural beauty of the grounds. For the ceremony, the rose garden was décor enough.
The reception décor was a different story. Being an interior designer who loves color, Audra knew she wanted shades of pink, red and orange with pops of navy and yellow woven throughout the reception’s eclectic, bohemian design. A funky mix of furniture – like a farm table paired with Lucite chivari chars – accomplished the look.
How They Customized
Audra knew she did not want run of the mill bridesmaid dresses, so she ordered several frocks she loved online and met with each girl to try on. She handpicked the dress each bridesmaid would wear, creating the line-up off of that. It was more difficult than everyone wearing the same, but it was worth it in the end.
Music to Our Ears
• “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
• “Forever” by Ben Harper
• “Marry Me” by Train
• “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz
|♥||Venue||Moss Mountain Farm, Roland|
|Photographer||Stephanie Parsley Photography|
|Videographer||Nathan Willis Wedding Films, Little Rock|
|Event Designer & Wedding Coordinator||Anne-Claire Allen Planning & Design, Little Rock|
|♥||Florist||Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock|
|♥||Rentals||Hank's Event Rentals, Little Rock|
|♥||Caterer||Simply the Best, North Little Rock|
|Cakes||Natalie Madison's Artisan Cakes, Little Rock|
|Band||Boom Kinetic, Arkansas|
|Ceremony Music||Sam Clark, Little Rock|
|Wedding stationery||Hobart's Paper Creations, Bryant|
|♥||Wedding Gown||Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley|
|Bridesmaids Dresses||Free People|
|Groom & Groomsmen Attire||Men's Warehouse, Little Rock|
|♥||Jeweler||Sissy's Log Cabin, Little Rock|
|Hair||Devin Van Patter, Salon Scarlet, Little Rock|
|Makeup||Jessica Humerick, Little Rock|
|♥||Wedding Vendor We Love|