Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and while you can trust that your family and friends will be able to produce from their iphones a plethora of candid images for your scrapbook, the inclusion of a Live Event Painter can provide a unique one-of-a-kind portrait of your day that will capture your memories in a way photography cannot.
Live Event Painters are experienced artists with their own individualistic technique, so when going in search of an artist make sure to view their work or galleries to see their painting style. If you are unable to find someone local in your area, discuss your venue with your out-of-area artist of choice. You will find that many will travel to your wedding location.
davisdrew is an acrylic artist based out of Little Rock, Arkansas. Her work focuses on creating vibrant stylistic interpretations of people, pets, and places. She travels regularly to complete live wedding paintings.
Cindy Scott Artistry
Cindy Scott Artistry is based out of Colombia, Missouri and specialized in both Live and Livestream painting
Jenni Lou Art
Jenni Lou Art is based out of Denver, Colorodo with artistic services including Live Painting and Commissions.
Snap Chic Wedding Painting
Natalie Pheifer is a professional artist and live wedding painter servicing San Antonio, TX and beyond. Snap Chic Wedding Painting is based in Boerne, Texas
Wedding favors are a uniquely personal way to thank your guests for their attendance that goes one step beyond that of the traditional reception party. We found some unique momentos that we would absolutely remember to take home with us at the end of the night.
The gifting of special items to attendees dates back to the early Romans who gave honey-coated almonds to their guests. By the 15th century, confectioners were coating almonds in sugar or candy. These Italian candy covered creations became known as confetti. The natural bitterness of the almond, sweetened by their coatings, were said to symbolize both the good times and the hard times of married life.
If nut allergies are a concern, have no fear! There are many types of favors you can gift to your guests.
Everyone loves playing with the pulp board paper coasters at restaurants, and more than a few of us have taken them home on occasion, so why not add a little fun to your own tables! Personalized coasters can be a great way for everyone to remember your day, after the day.
‘Tis strange times we be living in and hence, the one thing we guarantee your guests will love is hand sanitizer. For you do-it-yourselfers this one is very DIY-able with multiple 2-3oz empty bottle options available on Amazon. Fill with your choice of name brand sanitizer and self-design some great printed labels!
Here’s one you may not have seen before. Peel and Stick Calendars! Create your own calendar wedding favors so your guests will remember you all year long. Often your local printing service will have a means of creating or ordering these for you so it’s a great way to support your community businesses!
If you are planning a small outdoor or beachside wedding during the summer months your guests might enjoy a quaint paper parasol to shield them from the warm rays of the sun. Instant shade and just plain fun!
Make a Charitable Donation
If you and your betrothed are not into tchotchkes, make a donation to your favorite charity, nonprofit or medical research group to commemorate the time your friends and family celebrated your happiest day with you!
It’s your wedding and it’s time to shine! If you’re an avid watcher of Say Yes to the Dress, you already know how broad price ranges can be for bridal gowns. Let’s say that $14,000 Swarovski Crystal encrusted gown just doesn’t mesh with your budget. We’re bringing you our favorite dresses, under $2000, that will make you feel like a princess!
Fit for a fairy tale, this beautiful bridal ballgown features a diamanté and crystal beading over an embroidered illusion net bodice. The full skirt tulle skirt is layered of over a sequined net that catches the light as you move across the dance floor. Attachable bodice lining available. Shown in Nude.
Orderable in White, Nude, or Ivory.
Orderable in sizes 0 – 28
Effortlessly romantic Kacey is a stunning fit and flare gown crafted from misty tulle and allover lace with a hint of sequin sparkle. The classic sweetheart neckline features off-the-shoulder illusion lace straps that easily detach for an instant strapless look. Richly beaded Schiffli lace applique’s adorn the entire gown and continue down to a hem lace finish and chapel train. The corset back adjusts easily to fit your frame for a secure fit. Shown in Ivory.
Orderable in Ivory or Ivory/Champagne
Orderable in Sizes 0 – 28
Shut-the-front-door, this dress is black!! This gorgeous ballgown dares to be dramatic with sequined black floral lace atop a nude lining that continues into a flowing train, the strapless sweetheart neckline keeps us grounded so we don’t get too carried away. YOLO!!
Orderable in White, Ivory, Nude/Ivory or Nude/Black
Orderable in standard sizes 2 – 28
Orderable in custom measurements for additional charge.
As sweet as they come, this satin Pronovias bridal gown is contrasted perfectly with lace appliques that trail over the skirt and up the bodice creating the perfect tattoo effect accross the high bateau neckline. If you doubt that this is your perfect dress, just check those pockets covertly hidden in the sides. Pockets!! In a wedding dress? Genius.
Orderable in Off White
Orderable in sizes 0 – 28
This gorgeous strapless wedding dress features allover crystal beading and metallic embroidered appliqués on net. The sweetheart neckline complements the slim, sheath silhouette of this designer gown. The zip up back is trimmed in covered buttons that completes this glamorous look. Shown in Ivory/Blush.
Orderable in White, Ivory or Ivory/Blush.
Orderable in sizes 0-28
Tanzanite tosses color back into the ring with this fabulous hydrangea/mocha gown! Unforgettably feminine, this designer gown is cut from misty tulle and fantasy organza. The sleeveless style offers a comfortable strap that leads into a deep plunging V-neck with a sheer peekaboo inset. The illusion bodice adds allure with its visible boning and hand-beaded lace appliques. A slimming natural waist, a back corset, and a voluminous skirt accented with more lace provide the ultimate princess look. Optional, attachable bodice lining is included.
Orderable in Hydrangea/Mocha, Ivory/Mocha, Ivory/Hydrangea, Ivory or White
Orderable in sizes 0 – 28
This glorious misty tulle ball gown features a dropped waist bodice richly embellished with beaded Schiffli lace appliqués and glitter sparkle tulle. The Illusion and lace long sleeves and sweetheart neckline with a sheer tulle panel are balanced by a sheer illusion back accented with matching lace and floating covered buttons. Shown in Ivory/French Beige.
Orderable in Ivory/French Beige, Ivory , or White
Orderable in sizes 0 – 28
Flirty, feminine and fit for a princess, Sweet is a ball gown made from cascading layers of butterfly lace on tulle, with a horsehair trim for added volume. The dramatic V-shaped back and front neckline is framed by beaded, illusion spaghetti straps. The natural waist is accented by a Duchess satin belt, and satin buttons complete the back. This designer knows what brides want. They thought ahead and created a perfectly matching cathedral veil to make your accessory decisions effortless! Shown in Ivory.
Orderable in Ivory, White, or Champagne/Ivory
Orderable in Standard Sizes 2 – 28
Orderable in custom measurements for additional charge
To Schedule A Bridal Appointment at our boutique in Downtown Springdale call (479) 756-8122
Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue. There are many ways to include blue in your wedding whether its dressing your wedding party in the shade or through traditional gifts inspired by the “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue” rhyme of old.
Clothe your favorite girls in this beautiful hue. You can do the same dress in different shades of blue or make every dress the same color but mix up the styles. Each version of this is dreamy!
Your groomsmen will look dapper in blue. Navy, cobalt, cornflower, and indigo! So many great options, you can’t go wrong!
We love working with local vendors to produce photos you can see yourselves in. We were excited to work with Aaron Taylor Photography for this Styled Shoot at the Botanical Gardens in Fayetteville.
We love how all of the details came together for this shoot. Subtle pink flowers with greenery, icing florals and real-flowers on the cake, and a beautiful green invitation go beautifully with the outdoor venue. The nature theme is carried throughout this entire styled shoot.
“Patience” by Casablanca Beloved is a sweet and simple strapless strapless A-line gown. Layers of soft tulle float over a satin lining to comprise the semi-cathedral length skirt, while the dropped waist bodice offers a scalloped lace trimmed in eyelash fringe.
The Botanical Garden of the Ozark is a captivating destination in Northwest Arkansas. The Garden is a collection of twelve themed gardens and includes the region’s only native butterfly house. They are a “member-supported public garden dedicated to education and environmental awareness and serve as a community destination for unique nature experiences.” We are so lucky to have this in NW Arkansas! It is beautiful in every season. Many brides have chosen to get married at this venue and we can see why – beauty is all around.
Mini ceremonies have become a social distancing powerhouse for the 2020 Bride. These intimate weddings include an officiant, the engaged couple, and 10–15 guests and take relatively little time to plan. Minimonies are a great option for those couples with immunocompromised or elderly family members or for those states and towns with necessarily strict social number guidelines.
Couples across the world have had to postpone their formal weddings due to Covid-19 but that’s no reason you shouldn’t go ahead and have your mini moment now and plan a big inclusive wedding next year. What better way to celebrate your first anniversary!
Can I hear you say TWO dresses!?!
If you haven’t found your perfect dress yet, that’s ok. Your minimony can be anything you want so if you haven’t found your you-nique gown yet, try choosing a chic cocktail or short dress. Wear it again as your going away dress after your wedding reception. This gives you more shopping time to find that perfect designer wedding dress to wow your guests at your sequel wedding next year!
Having a small wedding doesn’t mean your marriage celebration has to be small. Plan a dinner under the stars with steak and champagne for all, have an old fashioned family BBQ or call your favorite restaurant and see if they have a secluded party room where your party can social distance.
The most important thing is that you have started your lives together regardless of a pandemic, and as you look back at those photos where everyone is masked you will have a wonderful story to tell!