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Real Searcy Weddings: Tessa Brown & Jonathan Beavers

by Arkansas Bride Staff 7/31/2014 12:00 am

Tessa Brown of Searcy met a lot of people coming in and out of the salon where she worked. She would often chat with them while checking them out before they left. One day one of those customers insisted Tessa come to dinner with her family because she had a son she wanted Tessa to meet. Tessa agreed, but the son didn’t. He made his stepmom call Tessa back and give her an excuse about why they couldn’t go out. Eventually, though, the son – Jonathan Beavers– came around and contacted Tessa himself, and the two were soon an item. After dating for a while, Jonathan, a Searcy farmer, put Tessa to work in his cornfields. One day while she was hoeing weeds and just about to get fed up with it, she turned to find her farmer boy down on one knee with a ring in his hand. It was a picturesque setting for a forever commitment, and Tessa – of course – said yes.

Real Arkansas Wedding: Erin Caylor of Kentucky & Aaron Baldwin of Hot Springs

by Arkansas Bride Staff 7/7/2014 12:00 am

The wedding took place on Aaron’s family farm in Hot Springs, which provided all the inspiration needed for this rustic, open-air event. The couple wanted a natural look and they achieved it with organic textures, soft flowers and romantic candlelight from lanterns and votives. The goal was to complement the natural beauty of the land and not look too contrived or out of place.

Real Arkansas Wedding: Melissa Karras of Fayetteville & Steven King of Bentonville

by Alexis Crowe 5/30/2014 12:00 pm

Melissa Karras of Fayetteville wed Bentonville resident Steven King in a fall ceremony at the Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel in Bella Vista last Oct. 12.

Hot Springs Arkansas Wedding: Lindsey Landrum's Romantic & Rustic Ranch Wedding

by Arkansas Bride Staff 7/23/2013 12:00 am

This Hot Springs couple featured Southern specialties such as fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and cotton candy. Homemade pies organized by the grandmother who made them took the place of a cake and included chocolate, pecan, cream cheese, coconut and apple varieties.

Camden Arkansas Wedding: Jenny England & Doug Knight

by Jordan Westbrook 6/4/2012 12:00 am

Entering their fall semester of college, the leaves weren’t the only things falling, Jenny England of Maumelle and Doug Knight of Heber Springs were falling for each other. Two and a half years later, the couple was canoeing on Greers Ferry Lake, when Doug shared some poetry he had come across and asked Jenny to marry him. To celebrate, the couple shot off fireworks that Doug conveniently packed.

Eureka Springs Wedding: Paige McPhail & Marty Duda

by Jordan Westbrook 6/4/2012 12:00 am

Paige McPhail and Marty Duda’s friendship started when they met in elementary school in Springfield, Mo., but it turned into something more when they began high school and started dating their freshman year. As they grew up together, Paige and Marty’s love grew deeper, even as they attended college 500 miles apart. A proposal came, and after a two-year engagement, the childhood sweethearts said “I do” in front of 70 their closest family and friends.

Alma Arkansas Wedding: Kara Valentine & Nathan Elmore

by Arkansas Bride Staff 12/12/2011 12:00 am

Real Wedding: Kara and Nathan held their northwest Arkansas wedding in Alma on the family farm.

Real Wedding in Arkansas: Sarah Barbot & Dylan Edwards in Mountain Home

by Amanda Hoelzeman 6/7/2011 12:00 am

Mountain Home natives and high school sweethearts Sarah and Dylan Edwards love their hometown, especially in the fall. So when the couple got engaged in 2010, there was no question they’d have an outdoor wedding in scenic Mountain Home.

Real Wedding in Arkansas: Kelsey Thompson & Zachary Roth in Fayetteville

by Lindsay Irvin 12/21/2010 12:00 am

Kelsey Thompson and Zack Roth brought their enthusiasm for the natural world back home to Northwest Arkansas for their wedding among family and friends.

Real Wedding in Arkansas: Alia M. Smith & Vincent M. Wagner in Hot Springs

by Lindsay Irvin 6/1/2010 12:00 am

A Searcy couple solve the problem of the August heat in Arkansas by bringing the outdoors inside at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs.