Orchards Park Elopement

Tonight I’m featuring some of my favorite photos from the gorgeous elopement I did recently in Orchards Park in Bentonville, Arkansas!  This sweet couple tied the knot in the sweetest little ceremony near the pond on one of the most beautiful days I’ve ever seen for August in Northwest Arkansas!  The sky was clear, the weather was perfect, and everything was just lovely!  Complete with the cutests blue heels I’ve ever seen, a gorgeous all rose bouquet, and even a rainbow coming out during portraits, this elopement was one for the storybooks.  Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Nickell!  Wishing you a long life full of love, laughter, and joy!


Intimate Wedding at Mildred B. Cooper Chapel

Mr & Mrs Moreno tied the knot in a sweet intimate ceremony at the Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel in Bella Vista, Arkansas recently.  Their wedding was hillarious, featuring, you heard it, a comedian as their minister.  Local comedian Raj Suresh had us all laughing hysterically as he married this beautiful couple, and the entire day was just full of joy and love.  During their lovely reception at Cedaridge in Bentonville, the new Mr & Mrs got to find out that their sweet bundle of joy is a GIRL!  All around this was a beautiful wedding that will definitely be one to remember!  I hope you enjoy some of my favorite photos from their sweet day!  Congratulations to the happy couple on their marriage and their darling baby girl!


Grunge Engagement Session on Dickson Street

Recently I did an unconventional engagement session with this sweet couple!  We had so much fun walking around in Downtown Fayetteville!  The grunge look was so perfect for them and I absolutely loved getting to know them during our session.  We took a walk around Dickson Street to embrace their unique punk rock style and the result was amazing!  I absolutely can’t wait for their wedding (which will be just as awesome) this October!


Fullmer Wedding – Cedar Valley Event Center

Recently I was blessed to photograph the gorgeous Fullmer wedding at Cedar Valley Event Center in Pineville, Missouri.  The rain literally held off just long enough for the ceremony and photos – like it was waiting just for them to finish up their special day.  This intimate wedding was sweet, simple, and overall just lovely!  Surrounded by their closest friends and family, this beautiful couple said I Do and started their new journey as husband and wife.  I was so blessed to be a part of their special day and I can’t wait to edit the rest of these photos!  Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Fullmer!


Hall Wedding – Pratt Place Inn & Barn

Today I’d like to share some of my favorite photos from the gorgeous Hall wedding!  This sweet couple tied the knot at Pratt Place Inn & Barn in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The colors were beautiful deep yellows and maroons which gave everything a romantic and moody look.  Sunflowers, an old barn, a stunning bride….this wedding was gorgeous!  Congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Hall!  I can’t wait to edit the rest of these photos!


Mikkelson Wedding – Sassafras Springs Vineyard

Today I want to share some of my favorite photos from the gorgeous Mikkelson wedding!  This sweet couple was an absolute joy to be around and I so loved working with them!  Held at the gorgeous Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Springdale, Arkansas, their wedding was beautiful from start to finish!  Nestled in a tree grove with paper birds hanging from the trees, the ceremony was so beautiful and had me crying multiple times!  They even did a foot washing ceremony (reflecting back on John chapter 13 in the Bible) with was absolutely beautiful!  Filled with love, beauty, and overflowing joy, their special day was just perfect!  I absolutely LOVED the vines that were in the flower crowns and the bouquets!  So many congratulations to this sweet couple!  I hope you enjoy some of my favorite images from their special day!


Mr & Mrs W – Wedding for a Special Cause

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!
Venue: The Branded K – Washburn, Missouri
Planning & Coordinating: You & Me Event Rentals AND Savvy Bliss Events
Serving/Clean Up: Bohemian Geeks
Photo Booth: Say Cheez
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.Walters