The pictures are in and it is finally time to reveal all the details from the wedding of our October feature bride Haley who got married in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 4th. For Haley the wedding was really defined not by the celebration, but by the spirituality, intimacy and importance of the ceremony. The ceremony took place at their church and was lead by their pastor who asked both Haley and Danny to write out the reasons they love one another. The pastor then read them aloud during the ceremony. I love her because she is my best friend. I would come to her with anything, and I know she would do the same. Not a dry eye in the house.
The importance and involvement of family really defined the day from the very beginning. Haley’s older brother, an event and wedding coordinator, Drew Vanlandingham was for Haley a lifesaver. He kept the couple on track, he made things run smoothly and efficiently and he even insisted the ceremony start late because important guests were missing from the audience. Family was such a big part of the day we just couldn’t start without them.
The décor was beautiful, vintage and elegant and incorporated the wedding dresses of both mothers as well as a reception ceiling draped with fresh flowers. The bridesmaids looked stunning in their Jim Hjelm dresses, but of course no one shone brighter than Haley in her lace Augusta Jones gown. She customized the back and neckline of the gown to suit her tastes, and she wore bright pink pumps to add a little fun.
It’s no surprise after having the help of her event coordinator and brother, Drew, that Haley’s advice to future brides is to hire a coordinator no matter what the cost, but it does highlight the importance of staying on schedule and keeping track of timelines whether you have professional help or not. Organization is the key, and once you have that, well of course, it’s time to celebrate. Congratulations again Haley and Danny!
Special thanks to Jeff Woods at RedWoods Photography