Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center

Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks
April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart
First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center

Allison has a best friend to thank for her relationship with Tyler. The friend introduced them, even going to dinner several times with them before Tyler eventually asked Allison on a date – just the two of them. She knew Tyler was “sweet and caring,” but says seeing what a wonderful father he is sealed the deal. Tyler proposed on the beach in Florida with Allison’s family there.

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center


The Inspiration

Allison’s wedding was influenced by English gardens. Abundant greenery took center stage, with natural wood furniture, ivory linens and mirrored accents. Linen chairs and sofas from Hanks Events and Rentals gave the space a cozy feel.

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center


How They Customized

Music to Our Ears

  FIRST DANCE
  "How Long Will I Love You" by Ellie Goulding

  FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE
  "Isn’t She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder

Growing up in the First United Methodist Church in Stuttgart, Allison knew she “couldn’t imagine being married anywhere else.” Instead of choosing one flower girl and one ring bearer, all nine of Allison and Tyler’s young cousins rang bells as they walked down the aisle together in heirloom outfits. Allison accented her dress with a handkerchief and garter made by a family friend from her mother’s wedding dress. Their wedding officiant was Tyler’s youth pastor, which Allison says “was very special.”

At the reception, guests took to the dance floor in foam party hats with greenery and Edison light bulbs hanging overhead from a wooden frame designed by Central Arkansas Entertainment. Artist Issac Alexander captured their first dance in a watercolor painting that now hangs in the couple’s living room. Stephanie Boyd designed not only a five-tier wedding cake, but also a World Series trophy grooms cake for Tyler, a huge Chicago Cubs fan. Allison’s grandmother’s antique oak dining table served as the perfect cake table.

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center


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The Details

Photographer Meredith Benton Photography
  Videographer Supi Boonaphai, Stuttgart
  Event Planner Shawna Young of Young Designs
Rentals Hank's Events & Rentals, Little Rock
  Rentals & Lighting Central Arkansas Entertainment, Little Rock
  Cakes Stephanie Boyd, Hensley
  Caterer Woods Place, Camden
  Band Almost Famous, Memphis
  Wedding Stationery He Saw Sparks via Etsy.com
Wedding Gown & Veil Low's Bridal & Formal, Brinkley
Bridesmaids Attire She Said Yes Bridal in The Heights, Little Rock
  Groom & Groomsmen Attire Men's Wearhouse, Little Rock
Jeweler Wilkerson Jewelers, Stuttgart
  Hair Sunnie Jessup of Shine Bar, Stuttgart
  Makeup Autumn Clark of Roots Hair Salon, Stuttgart
  Transportation 1948 Chevrolet Fleetmaster owned by Valerie Jackson "Mr. Peabody"
  Rehearsal Dinner Venue Grand Prairie Center
Wedding vendor we love!

Meredith Benton Photography
Allison Marie McMinn & Tyler David Rooks April 8, 2017 • Stuttgart First United Methodist Church | Grand Prairie Center


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