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Kristine + Thomas’ Women’s City Club Wedding | Downtown Little Rock, AR

Arkansas Wedding

We traveled home to Arkansas for Kristine + Thomas’ wedding a few weeks ago. These lovely Texans booked their wedding with us as we were in the process of moving to North Carolina…so their wedding weekend was the first chance we had to meet them. It’s always a little stressful meeting a bride and groom for the first time the DAY before their wedding, but we couldn’t have asked for a more fun, laid back couple! Love these two!! πŸ™‚

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The “No-Look First Look” is perfect for brides who are a bit more traditional. It gives the couple a chance to hold hands, exchange a few words, and calm nerves without breaking tradition and actually seeing each other. So sweet! πŸ™‚

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What is your favorite memory from the day?
“When my dad and I sat and talked while the bridesmaids began processional. It was just a calm point of the day where my dad told a funny story about being a 7-year-old boy the first time he saw a woman put a garter on under her wedding dress. My dad tells lots of old stories and I’d never heard that one – Β it was just a funny and neat moment.”

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First Dance: All I Need to Know, Kenny Chesney
Father/Daughter Dance: There Goes My Baby, The Drifters

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What were some of your favorite wedding details?
Our personalized beer koozies. I LOVE koozies. We buy one at concerts, restaurants…random places. I like to have a bunch, and sometimes it’s fun to leave one of ours at a friend’s place and steal one of theirs in return…just my kind of Β ‘thing’!”

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David was SO happy to be back among Razorback fans!Β 

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Do you have any advice for those currently planning?
“Enjoy it and know that the day really does FLY by, so make sure to take that extra moment the day of and just soak it all in. Each detail you worked so hard on, make sure you notice them.”

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Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Riviera Maya, Mexico. It was the perfect 4 days! We laid on the beach doing nothing and it was amazing!”

 

Arkansas Wedding Vendor Love:Β 
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Junior League of Little Rock (aka Women’s City Club)
Hair & Makeup: Suzanne Lewis & Cody
Dress: Christina Wu, Dallas
Wedding Coordinator: Ashley Carson, Anything and Everything Design
Videographers: Bryan + Selena of Over the Edge Studios
DJ/Entertainment: Joe Snell of Central Arkansas Entertainment
Florals, Β Boutonnieres, Centerpieces: Jessica Zimmerman of A Southern Tradition
Catering: On The Border
Cakes: Community Bakery
Officiant: Dan Wells (personal friend)
Invitations + Calligraphy: The Butler’s Pantry
Rings: Corporate Jewelers, Dallas