This wedding was absolutely beautiful and there is so much that makes this day extra special! Here’s a little bit of the backstory….
A gentleman posted in a wedding vendor group for the Northwest Arkansas area about 6 months before this wedding, saying that he knew an amazing couple that needed some help. He said that the bride and groom had already been married for a few years, but that they hadn’t ever gotten a wedding, something they always wanted. They had recently found out that the groom, who was a military veteran, had a terminal illness. When he asked them if they could have any one thing, they said “a wedding”. I knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of whatever it would end up being. I just had NO idea that it would be so amazing for them!
Not only was a venue donated for them, but more than 10 local vendors throughout Northwest Arkansas stepped up and volunteered their time and talents to make their dream come true. Food, flowers, an amazing cake, decor, music, etc. It all came together so wonderfully! This wedding was the fulfillment of that dream that started over 6 months prior, and it was beautiful. Everyone who put so much work into this day is just such a huge blessing, and it was so amazing to see how it all came together! To everyone who helped make this day what it was, thank you! When I first saw Brandon’s post in the vendor group, I never dreamed it would turn into this (and I’m sure he didn’t either!) The Northwest Arkansas community is truly amazing!
Finally, to the lovely couple, we all wish you days full of love, joy, beauty, and blessings. Thank you to the groom for serving our country and all the sacrifices you made to help keep us safe and free! We appreciate those sacrifices and I hope that today, you got to enjoy your special day as we all got to show you how thankful we are for your service. You and your family will be in our prayers!
A big thank you to everyone who helped, volunteered, and gave anything for this event. Your time, love, and talents were so very appreciated! Special thanks to: Brandon & Christina Johnson, Nichole & Jake Hamm, Stevie Flores, Clement Dufrene, Scott & Becky Jacobson, Carissa Cummings, Craig & Dawn Turner, Zach & Aly Dangos, Jesse & Dawn Fryer, Shalese Cheshire, Adam & Gretchen Wear, Tina Archer Cope, Kim Hulsey, Sandra Matthews Meyers, Robbie Jusola, T.K. Jusola, Eric Lamb, Lacie Rothrock, T.J. Teed, Cody & Tiffany Keene, Bret Anders, James Longmate, and Christina Mere.