Taylor, from Barefeet Photography sent us this fantastic fall wedding in Arkansas. Thank you so much for sharing this wedding with us! Please stop by her blog and show her some love…tell her GSS sent you, it’ll make her day. We were able to ask Megan a few questions to make this post extra special for you readers and you can see how this all comes together for your own wedding. Without further delay…take it away, Megan!
How did you and your husband meet?
We originally met at a home bible study at a man’s home named Bill. We were both really interested in each other when we met (which neither of us knew at the time), but my husband ended up having a Wednesday night class so we didn’t see each other again. I remember thinking what a handsome guy who seemed so wonderful, so needless to say I was a little let down when I didn’t see him there again. We didn’t meet up again until a year later when we both signed up on eHarmony and were matched up. Crazy right!? We still to this day can’t believe that is how we met back up and he always says “I can’t believe you are that girl from Bill’s!!!”
How long have you been together?
We have been together now for a year and a half
Tell us about the proposal?
On our first date we went to eat at a place called Sushi Cafe in Little Rock and then went walking around downtown Little Rock and across the River Bridge. On the day he proposed, we had decided to go downtown and he had everything set up on the bridge…rose petals and a photographer to catch the moment. He was so nervous that I think his knee just barely even touched the ground before he swept me up in his arms…I don’t even remember saying yes because I was just so excited!!! After he proposed we went back to Sushi Cafe to re-live the rest of our first date.
What sold you on your wedding venue?
The chapel was built when I was in high school, and my parents and I fell in love with it when the builder gave us a private tour. I knew immediately that was where I wanted to get married one day. The chapel is absolutely stunning and the reception sight was just perfect. Our reception was in a beautiful house that was built by the owner just for his antique collection. The whole ranch has a touch of rustic but still very elegant.
Your dress is gorgeous, where did you get it and how did you know it was “the one”?
I got my dress from Lowe’s Bridal in Brinkley, AR. I was looking for something simple but elegant. I had tried on probably 20 dresses but never found one that “felt right.” I knew it was the one because I felt beautiful, elegant, and I knew my mother would have loved it.
We love the shoes….tell us more about those?
I originally wanted to find some blue shoes, but I just fell in love with the turquoise color. They just seemed so fun and different. I wanted a traditional wedding but a little flair in there somewhere too, yano!? I love heels so it was fun trying to find reaaaally high ones….they were 5 inches tall which helped with the height difference considering I am 5’5 and my husband is 6’4!!!
How did you choose your wedding color palette?
Autumn is my favorite time of year because of the BEAUTIFUL colors. I always wanted a Fall wedding so it all just worked out perfect to have greens, oranges, and browns. My bridesmaid dresses were fern green. The flowers were different shades or oranges with bright green berries and pieces of willow intertwined. I used brown as an accent color to kind of pull everything together and keep things a little more along the theme of what I called “rustic elegance.”
What song did you dance to for your first dance as husband and wife?
We actually did not have dancing at our wedding. We are both Church of Christ.
What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”?
My something old was my mom’s stone in my engagement ring. My something new was my dress. My something borrowed was one of my best friends pearl necklace and bracelets that she wore in her wedding. My something blue were my panties
Do you have any advice for brides that are in the planning process?
My advice would be to just enjoy the process and not get too caught up in the details. You can drive yourself crazy by trying to add too many details so try to keep things on the simpler side (which is way easier said than done!!!) Make sure you get a book to help keep track of things and to write down details. I only had 4 months to plan my wedding so those of you who also have a short engagement…I promise you can get EVERYTHING done!!! Your wedding is pretty much all that is on your mind from the time you get engaged, but make sure to pencil in some “no wedding planning time” with friends, family, and your husband-to-be to give yourself (and everyone else) a break.
What was your favorite part of your big day?
My favorite part was having our “special moment” before the wedding. I didn’t think I would be nervous but I was so nervous that I was almost shaking. Seeing my husband before the wedding was perfect because he was able to help me relax so that I could just enjoy every aspect from that day.
Venue: Hendrix Ranch in DeQueen, AR
Dress: Lowe’s Bridal in Brinkley, AR
Cake: The Bakerman in Texarkana, TX
Floral: Joanie’s Flowers in DeQueen, AR
Linens: Dots Rentals and Special Events in Texarkana, TX
Catering: My aunt Angelea Talley from DeQueen, AR
Videographer: Wedding Videography Services out of Sherwood, AR
Invitations/Wedding Stationery: Freddies Printing in Little Rock, AR
Thank you so much, Taylor, for sharing this wedding with us! Please stop by her blog and show her some love! And thank you, Megan, for taking the time to answer our questions! We wish you newlyweds a lifetime full of love, laughter, and happiness!!! May every day be better than the last!
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