I've photographed weddings far and wide, from California to NYC to Italy, but don't think you need to go to one of those places to have a jawdropping wedding. Bentonville, and Northwest Arkansas, has a number of incredible wedding venues ranging from rustic to classic to elegant.
One of my favorite current elegant venues is the Ballroom at I Street in Bentonville. The location is really dreamy and is conveniently located and situated... I can't say enough properly nice things about it.
Abby and Austin chose this venue to share their vows and dance the night away. A touching (and hilarious) ceremony gave way to a fun party--the guests never left the dance floor, thanks to Brock Entertainment.
One of my favorite moments from the wedding day (there are a TON) was when abby sprayed the bridesmaid bags (there's probably a fancier word for this) with her perfume for an "smell memory." How cute and clever! I love olfactory memories, and the idea to plant one on the wedding day is a genius touch.
Alright... let's dive in to some images!
writing the note to her groom got Abby a tad emotional, which of course I think is so precious and perfect.
Because her girlfriends are so close with her, Abby wanted a lot of time spent with them on the wedding day. It was my honor (and frankly, my pleasure) to document all that.
A first look with the bridesmaids... obsessed.
then it was the boy's turn. Austin was so sweet with her as he turned to see his bride for the first time in her dress. This is maybe my favorite shot of the day because of the emotion involved.
one final first look... bring in the pup, who also helped Austin propose.
For their second portrait session of the day, we brought in some of that gorgeous Benny Backlight. My favorite way to light my wedding couples when the light is just right (thank ya Jesus!)
Then we had a party. A non-stop dance fest.
So happy I remembered to grab a selfie with the happy couple. Mostly because I was feeling cute. hahaha just kidding (sorta).
Congratulations, you love birds! I adore you both and I'm so excited for your marriage.
Talk to you soon,