Stefan Piraux is the chef concierge at Little Rock’s luxurious Capital Hotel. Pirauz grew up in the U.S. Virgin Islands on St. Thomas and moved to Arkansas, where he attended high school. He has stayed ever since.
Brad and Morgan laced up their tennis shoes and took to the streets of Nashville, Tennessee, to compete in a half marathon. A full 13.1 miles later, Morgan was in for a big surprise. After crossing the finish line, Brad asked to spend the rest of his life with her.
One of the most impressive weddings from our latest issue was that of Mary Susan Martin to Wesley Williams. Mary Susan and her mother brought in event designer Todd Bagwell—who splits his design time between Arkansas and New York City—to create a wedding that would be the talk of the town.
You could say it started as puppy love for Little Rock’s Mary Susan Martin and Wesley Williams from Bullard, Texas. It all began when Mary Susan took her dog for a checkup at the vet, which just so happened to be Wesley. The two hit it off immediately.
In 2005, Chuck Magill and his wife Gigi blew into Little Rock from New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina. He interviewed for the director of marketing position at the Capital Hotel, then under a grand renovation. He got the job, of course, and has been with the Capital Hotel since October 2005.
Your bride has intricately planned the big day — from the color story and flowers down to the last grain of rice for the getaway. Fortunately, your job planning the rehearsal dinner is a lot easier, or at least it can be if you choose a venue experienced in hosting rehearsal dinners of all sizes and budgets — like these seven. Whether yours is formal, casual or something in between, consider these venues for an unforgettable night.
Arkansas Bride magazine's Pin It to Win It contest asks brides to create a wedding inspiration board on Pinterest designed around a beautiful wedding cake. The finalists' board will be shared on Arkansas Bride's Facebook page for fans to vote for their favorite. The winner will get a three-tier custom wedding cake from one of the state's top cake designers.
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s (ASO) Grand Ball, Opus XXVII, was held at The Capital Hotel and featured a gourmet dinner by Chef Lee Richardson accompanied by fine wines, silent and live auctions, dancing and entertainment by the ASO Big Band. Proceeds benefited the ASO’s education and outreach programs.