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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna
April 21, 2018
Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville


It took relocating to Colorado for these Southerners to find each other. New Orleans native Kathleen Ory and Fort Smith native Griffin Hanna met after college in Denver after landing jobs in the city. A mutual friend introduced them at the Falling Rock taproom and they immediately gave each other a hard time about the Arkansas Razorbacks and LSU Tigers.

The two saw each other again, but one thing or another seemed to keep standing in the way of a relationship. The third time Kathleen saw Griffin, she went right up and kissed him. They’ve been together ever since.

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

THE INSPIRATION

The reception venue, Bosky Hill Farm in Cedarville, served as the ultimate inspiration for Griffin and Kathleen. The private residence was built by Griffin’s grandparents. The home has an unexpected English elegance to it and meaning behind each detail.

COLOR STORY

Kathleen had planned for their ceremony to take place outside in front of the columns at the Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith. The weather had other plans, however, and they were forced inside due to the rain. The wedding was relocated to the Great Hall, which is lined with swords, suits of armor, historical artifacts, and a gorgeous hand-carved fireplace.

Kathleen, a graphic designer, created the invitation suite. She had a friend paint a photo of the farm that was used on the save-the-dates. Her friend also created a logo that incorporated the couple’s initials, their dogs, little nods to Bosky Hill and a magnolia flower — something that’s near and dear to the couple.

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

HOW THEY CUSTOMIZED

During cocktail hour, a champagne tour was served while guests found their place cards. The cocktails, named after the couple’s dogs Folly and Ranger, were displayed beautifully on four-tier shelves. Their napkins even had watercolor paintings printed on them of their dogs with royal crowns atop their heads. The shelves also held custom-wrapped cherry, Nutella and apple pie pops for guests to take home.

At the end of the night, the DJ played the traditional New Orleans Second Line song so Griffin and Kathleen could parade around with umbrellas as their guests trailed behind waving white handkerchiefs. “I always dreamed about one day being able to do the second line and it was such a special experience because it was so many of our guests first Second Line,” Kathleen says.

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville


MUSIC TO OUR EARS

BRIDESMAID PROCESSIONAL

"This Must Be the Place"
Talking Heads

BRIDAL PROCESSIONAL

"Crazy Love"
Van Morrison

RECESSIONAL

"Take Me Home, Country Roads"
John Denver

FIRST DANCE

"Sound & Color"
Alabama Shakes

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville


THE DETAILS

MORE VENDORS
Photographer Wood and Graine, St. Louis
Event planner Anne-Claire Allen Planning & Design, Little Rock
Florist Silks A Bloom, Little Rock
Caterer, drinks service and groom's cake Boulevard Bread Company, Little Rock
Wedding cake Sweet Boutique, Van Buren
Wedding stationery Card & Cloth, Fort Smith
Ceremony music Allison Grace, Fort Smith
Escape Tones Fort Smith
DJ Groove Productions, Fayetteville
Furniture rentals & lighting Randal Events, Fayetteville
Videographer Tony Meoli and Lucian Matucheck, St. Louis
Wedding dress Ultimate Bride, Chicago
Bridesmaids attire Nordstrom.com
Groom/groomsmen attire TheBlackTux.com
Engagement ring Newton's Jewelers, Fort Smith
Wedding bands Diamond Center, Fort Smith
Hair Andrew Vongnarath, Fayetteville
Makeup Katy Campbell, Bentonville
Charter busses Village Tours & Travel, Fort Smith
Rehearsal dinner venue The Bakery District, Fort Smith
Pie Pops Pie Scout, Fort Smith
Bartenders Bohemian Geeks, Fayetteville

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Kathleen Ory & Griffin Hanna April 21, 2018 Old Main Hotel in Fort Smith • Bosky Hill Farm (private residence) in Cedarville


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