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Sydney McGehee & Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 Cold Springs Event Center, Paron

Sydney McGehee & Matthew Martinez
September 10, 2016
Cold Springs Event Center, Paron

Matt Martinez and Sydney McGehee were introduced in 2013 by Sydney’s sister. After meeting, the two hit it off and soon fell in love. Sydney was studying at Harding University in Searcy at the time and Matt was working and going to school at UCA in Conway. The couple dated for a year and a half before Sydney graduated and was able to join her family and Matt in Conway.

Lately, the two have enjoyed visiting Conway Escape Mystery Rooms. They went on a date to the escape rooms on May 1. After becoming "bank robbers" and retrieving the bank's gold, Matt revealed a ring from a locked box and asked Sydney to marry him.

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Sydney McGehee & Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 Cold Springs Event Center, Paron


The Inspiration

The color inspiration came from a fall transitional feeling, while keeping it formal with gold accents. They also used greenery to complement the natural light and openness of the venue.

When it came to choosing the venue, Sydney and Matt were having a hard time choosing an indoor or outdoor ceremony. With Cold Springs, they didn’t have to choose. Having the ceremony indoors provided an abundance of windows that provided an outdoor feeling without the worry of bad weather.

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Sydney McGehee & Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 Cold Springs Event Center, Paron

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Sydney McGehee & Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 Cold Springs Event Center, Paron

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Sydney McGehee & Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 Cold Springs Event Center, Paron

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Sydney McGehee & Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 Cold Springs Event Center, Paron

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Sydney McGehee & Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 Cold Springs Event Center, Paron


How They Customized

Sydney and Matt chose to keep things casual when it came to the food and chose breakfast for dinner. The two incorporated all of their favorite breakfast foods including Sydney’s mother’s recipe for chocolate gravy, which was a big hit.

Sydney says that the photography and videography where the best things they splurged on. The couple has already used many prints from the photographers and will be able to relive the day over as often as they’d like from the work of the videographer.

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Sydney McGehee & Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 Cold Springs Event Center, Paron

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Sydney McGehee & Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 Cold Springs Event Center, Paron

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Sydney McGehee & Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 Cold Springs Event Center, Paron

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Sydney McGehee & Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 Cold Springs Event Center, Paron

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Sydney McGehee & Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 Cold Springs Event Center, Paron


Music to Our Ears

First Dance
“Forever Like That” by Ben Rector played by David Downs and Adam Dell


The Details

Photographer Sterling Imageworks, North Little Rock
  Videographer Sunflower Films
  Photobooth Photobooth Etc., Little Rock
Event Planner/Designer Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock
  Day-of Coordinator Connie Wear
Florist Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock
  Cakes Harps Bakery, Conway
  Caterer/Drinks Deanna Fleming, Catering Creations
  DJ/Band David Downs, Adam Dell, Julia Ward
  Wedding stationery Invitations from Conway Copies;
Other prints from Shutterfly.com
Bridal Boutique Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley
Bridesmaids Attire Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley
  Groom/Groomsmen Attire Jos A Bank
  Jeweler Fletcher Smith Jewelers, Conway
  Hair Joy Williams of Salon Blue
  Makeup Jackie Walker
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Sydney McGehee & Matthew Martinez September 10, 2016 Cold Springs Event Center, Paron

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