Emily and Tom's wedding day began at the prestigious St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Rogers, Arkansas. Together they exchanged vows in front of 350 family members and friends. One of the sweetest moments I have witness during a wedding ceremony, all of Emily's current and past 1st grade students where present during the ceremony and sang a song together. Emily wanted to have a special moment with her students and served them all cake directly after the ceremony.
Emily and Tom both love the different seasons that our Natural State of Arkansas has. They wanted to incorporate the vibrant colors and the simplicity and comfort of the South for their friends and family to experience. The couple went with hues of blush, gold, and deep wine for their wedding color scheme. Perfect for a Fall wedding at Horton Farms in Bentonville, Arkansas.
The couple and their families found many of the decorations at antique stores and flea market like the gold table number frames, woven vases, vintage lanterns, and fabrics. All of the wedding day signage was hand painted by the bride's father. Since there was going to be a lot of kids at the wedding Emily wanted to have a lot of activities to entertain them. There was a table for decorating pumpkins, coloring, glow sticks, a ping pong table, bubbles, a photo booth, and even a 'Kid's Menu'! Tom’s family has been known for their BBQ in California. It’s a Dana tradition to BBQ for their own weddings as a way to say “thank you” to all of their guests. They call it “Santa Maria style BBQ.” Tom, his dad, and some of his friends brought their California touch to Arkansas by cooking all the meat at the wedding.
Emily's Wedding Day Highlight: "My dad and his brothers performed a“thriller dance” and last, we helped one of our friends get ENGAGED AT OUR WEDDING! Our wedding was truly a party!"
Emily + Tom | Horton Farms | St. Vincent de Paul | Wedding
CEREMONY: St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church - Rogers, AR
RECEPTION: Horton Farms - Bentonville, AR
BRIDE’S DRESS STORE: Lulu’s bridal - Dallas, TX
BRIDE’S SHOES: Antonio Melani
BRIDE’S JEWELRY: Her Mother’s
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: J. Crew
GROOM’S TUX: Joseph A. Banks
WEDDING BANDS: Blakeman’s Jewelry - Rogers, AR
GROOMSMEN TUXES: Joseph A. Banks
MAKEUP ARTIST: Morgan Hufford (friend of bride)
HAIR / SALON: Freedom Post (friend of bride)
FLORIST: KFB Events (Chelle)
CAKES: Harp’s Bakery
CATERER: KFB and Grooms side
DESSERTS: Pie from Village Inn