Hot Springs Chapel & Barn at Lost Creek Wedding – Hitee & Casey

This was such a fantastic day. I always love spending time with couples who love life and love each other. Hitee and Casey definitely fall in that category and their wedding day was filled with so much laughter, killer dance moves, and so many wonderful memories.

The ceremony was at the beautiful Garvan Garden’s Anthony Chapel and then for the reception we went over to The Barn at Lost Creek. Both wonderful places! Since Hitee and Casey are super great and always up for some extra adventure, we finished up the portraits toward the end of the night with some starry sky pictures. :)

Here are my favorites from the wedding! Thanks Hitee and Casey for having me along! :) Also, thanks to Abby Tran for 2nd shooting with me.

Ceremony: Garvan Woodland Gardens
Reception: The Barn at Lost Creek
Hair: Levi Walters
Makeup: Angela Alexander
Catering: Sweet Tooth Catering
DJ: DjMercer / John Cooley

Hanna & Luke Married!

This is Hanna and Luke. These two are fun loving and charismatic, always bringing smiles to anyone their lives touch. And now they’re Mr. and Mrs. Smith! I’ve known Hanna and Luke for quite a few years now, so this wedding was extra special to me. I was Luke’s housemate through the beginning stages of these two becoming a thing, and it’s been a real joy seeing these two friends of mine grow closer together, finally leading to this day. Wishing all the best to Hanna and Luke on their big adventure together. Congratulations, friends. <3

Venue: The Wedding Barn
Hair: Rock Salon and Spa
Makeup: Hayley Barker
Catering: The Mixing Bowl
Coordinator: Mirti Murray
Flowers: Corner Florist

Bethanie & Seth Married!

These two wonderful humans (sometimes referred to as Sethanie) are married! It was such a pleasure spending the day with these two for their wedding festivities. We started out with getting ready at their house, finished getting ready and portraits/ceremony at Downtown Church of Christ, then finished up at the pretty Robbins Sanford Grand Hall in downtown Searcy.

Se excited to finally see these two married! Here are a few of my favorite moments from their wedding.

Big thanks to Ashel Parsons for 2nd shooting with me, as well as these vendors:
Reception Venue: Robbins Sanford
Flowers: Weddings by Karen
Catering: Lea Ann Tyler
Cake extraordinaire: Rachel Marshall
Makeup/hair stylist: Kylie Koeneke

Paragould Backyard Wedding

These two have become very near and dear to my heart. They’re the best of humans. :) I loved spending the wedding day with these two, but it was also half sad that it was the last photographic adventure that we would have for a little while.

Since rain always seems to follow Reba (which is good luck, right?), we had a bit of rain during this day too, but similarly to the engagement session and bridal session, the rain held off when it mattered and made for some cool weather and dynamic lighting. ?

Without further ado, here is the beautiful wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Howe! ❤

Hair: Marty Thompson
Makeup: Stephanie Parker
Flowers: Leslie Baker
Lettering: Abbey Pinkston
Catering: Dark Side Catering
Cake: Amanda Akins
DJ: Rich Christian

Savanna & Austin Married!

Savanna and Austin’s wedding was not the most typical day, but it turned out beautifully and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. The ceremony was originally planned to be in the evening, but after seeing the forecast for an impending torrential evening downpour, friends and family took to the phones to notify all the guests about a ceremony time change. I have to say that it was splendid planning and execution!

I’ve known Savanna and Austin for a while, and they’ve always been some of the most cheerful, encouraging friends anyone could ask for. I’m excited to see where the future brings these two and I know wherever life takes them, they’ll be brightening people’s lives and turning frowns upsidown. :) Congratulations Savanna and Austin! ❤

Florist: Janet Jackson
Ceremony: Private estate on Lake Tuscaloosa
Reception: University Church of Christ
Videography: IB Event Video (check out the wedding video here)
Dress: Maggie Sottero from Bella’s Bridal and Formal
Hair/Makeup Artist: Katie South
Catering: Southern Ale House
Cake: The Cottage Bakery

Singing in the rain…what a way to finish a wonderful wedding. :)

Casey & Justin Married!

Even without spending a lot of time with Casey and Justin before their wedding day, it was so easy to see how much they respect and adore each other. This was truly a wonderful day and I’m excited to see what the future holds for these two.

The wedding was at Leachville’s Adams Estate, which is one of my favorite venues for its pretty gardens and architecture. Without further ado, here’s the abridged story of the day Casey & Justin got hitched. ❤

Dixie & Andrew Married!

There’s something really special about people willing to pursue the dreams that they have that aren’t just copies of what other people have done or what is normal, but pursuing what is in their heart. In this case I’m talking about weddings, and more specifically, Dixie and Andrew’s! Dixie’s dream for her wedding wasn’t anything close to traditional, but it felt as genuine and authentic to both of their personalities as could be, and I couldn’t really ask for anything better than that. :)

The wedding was in the backyard where Andrew grew up, their dog was a part of the ceremony (yess!), they fed each other popsicles instead of cake (well, in addition to), and had a killer first dance to the song and style of The Rockafeller Skank.

Dixie and Andrew are such kind and caring (and super smart) people and it was wonderful being able to spend the weekend with them in Dallas.

Here’s to Dixie and Andrew, to always making each other laugh, and to not taking formalities too seriously. :) I wish you guys the very best!

Thanks to Jannet Blas for 2nd shooting with me and also to these vendors:
Coordinator: Monica Cardenas
Dress: Tradesy – Pronovias Belia
Makeup: Nancy Brown Style and Frame Work Artistry
Hair: Lisa Jenkins and Robin Larson at Chez La Femme
Catering: Esparza’s
Popsicles: PopStar
Cake: La Pâtisserie

Holly & Preston – Southern Arkansas Church Elopement

Holly and Preston tied the knot at a pretty church that Holly fell in love with after driving past it one day. It turned out to be a beautiful afternoon for an elopement in this cute little church with Holly and Preston and a few of their closest family members who couldn’t be talked out of missing this. :) Congratulations you two!

Lydia & Jake – Lebanon TN Wedding at the Mills

Starting off this year of weddings for me are none other than Lydia and Jake. Lydia has been a wonderful friend for so many years and has always been someone that I’ve looked up to. So this whole getting married thing was extra exciting for me too. :) Jake and Lydia make such a wonderful couple and I’m very proud to be able to document and tell the story of that one brisk day in March when Jake and Lydia became Mr. and Mrs.

The wedding was at The Mills, a cute rustic venue in Lebanon, TN. And the day went something like this…

Big thanks to these people and vendors that helped make this happen:

Coordinator: Misty Saunders of Finishing Touches
Flowers: Fresh by CarryAnn
Catering: Two Fat Men 
Cake: Rachel Marshall
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Oliver’s Icebox
Band: Craig Duncan Band
Dress: Seamstress Mama Steger’s wedding dress that she made (with some alterations)
Hair/make up: Kelcie Anne Kamer at Asante Masters Salon