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Little Rock At-Home Engagement Session

If you’re looking for a few reasons to schedule an engagement shoot, look no further than this little gallery captured by Kati Mallory. Set at the couple’s Little Rock home, it’s the very definition of “sweet + simple” proving a no-fuss photo session is still every bit as special. Especially when there’s an adorable pup named Olive in the mix. More fun in THE VAULT.

From Kati Mallory Photo & DesignThe inspiration behind this engagement session was simple – to show off the easiness between Ashley & Malcolm. These two live in downtown Little Rock, an area that is undergoing great changes as it is experiencing a revival, and more and more people are choosing urban living. Ashley & Malcolm are no different, and love that their home is close to so many restaurants and their jobs! They share their home with their sweet puppy, Olive – a sweet and playful cavipoo who obviously adored being in front of the camera with her parents, and can’t wait for them to get married next year in Mexico, where Ashley’s family is from.

As soon as I walked into their bright and airy apartment, I fell in love with Ashley & Malcolm’s style – casual and light with some mid-mod touches thrown in. Everywhere I looked were the sweetest mementos, from a love poem written for them while on vacation, to a chalkboard that Ashley’s been working on to map their family trees. Photographing them was a walk in the park, and we quickly fell into an easy, laid-back afternoon of shooting.

After spending awhile inside, we decided to venture outside and into the beautiful weather! Because of the proximity of their home to our reviving downtown area, a golden parking lot seemed like the perfect fit for the end of the shoot! It was an absolutely perfect day.

From The Bride-to-be…Malcolm & I met in November 2013, when our mutual friend set us up. We started dating shortly after, and were inseparable from pretty early-on. There was a snow storm in the winter of 2013, and as luck would have it, Malcolm got stranded! He decided to stay with me for a few days, and just never left! I thank the snow and ice gods to this day!

We got engaged on a beautiful Saturday morning in June while hiking Petit Jean Mountain in Arkansas. Malcolm wanted to go on a hike with the pretext that we had never taken our puppy, Olive, hiking. However, I had other plans for the day! I had been wanting to buy a new toilet paper holder for our bathroom, since ours had broken. I finally agreed to go on the hike, but only on the condition that we went to Lowe’s for the toilet paper holder after! During the entire hike, I talked about nothing but that darn toilet paper holders. You can imagine my embarrassment when we stopped at a nearby pond and Malcolm turned around, reached into his pocket and got down on one knee! He told me that I was his best friend, and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me – if I would have him. I said yes, OF COURSE, and then balled my eyes out. It was so awesome!

And then we went to Lowe’s…haha, just kidding! We went the next day.

Photography: Kati Mallory Photo & Design | Venue: At Home

Sweet Lavender Infused Wedding at a Private Healdsburg Estate

This wedding is a sea of lavender in every sense of the word. From a palette of pretty soft purples to a tablescape decorated with fresh herb sprigs, it ‘s stuffed to the gills with summer style and a reception built around sunlit dining. Plus a ton of gorgeous images by Heather Elizabeth Photography. See the full affair right here in the gallery.

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From Heather Elizabeth PhotographyI am sending you the wedding of Doug and Felice that I photographed on May 31st of this year. The wedding took place at Doug’s parent’s place in Healdsburg, California. The couple still lives out in that area and are huge beer & wine fans. So of course the wedding had the best of the local brews and wines. Felice is so detail oriented that she really had a small detail for everything – down to the sign pointing to the restroom! It was really a feast for the eyes for me to photograph. They even had a private vineyard to shoot in! From The Bride…All the succulents were ordered on Etsy from a vendor in San Diego and (DIY). We bought all the vases and put the burlap on them and put the lavender in the tall vases. The escort cards were paper from the paper source and I embossed them, cut corks and my mom did the calligraphy. Everything that was not rented was a DIY. Even the arbor was made by Doug’s brother. The bars were rented. We did so much of the wedding ourselves.

Photography: Heather Elizabeth Photography | Videographer: Britton Productions | Wedding Gown: Eddy K. | Cake: Cake Girl | Bridesmaid's Dresses: A Touch Of Class (Davinci Collection) | Catering: Oak And Smoke Catering | DJ: DJ Tony Sparks | Band: Paul Blinkley Duo | Tuxedo: The Tuxedo Gallery | Officiant: Larry Wilkerson | Venue: Private Residence | Cake Topper: Wedding Star | Florals (bouquets, Boutineers, Alter Arrangement): Vanda Flowers | Florals (whole Sale For Table): Never Roses | Make-up And Hair: The Power Room | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals

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Little Rock Wedding from Nathan Willis Wedding Films + Cottonwood Studios Worldwide

My heart has a special place reserved for high school sweethearts. It’s right there next to baby kisses and little kittens learning to walk. They are maybe the sweetest, ever. So when a set high school sweethearts all grown up has a wedding beautifully captured by both Nathan Willis Wedding Films and Cottonwood Studios Worldwide, my little heart feels like it could burst with happiness. Care to join me?

Oh, we’re not done yet. Nathan Willis has the highlight of all highlights…

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From the gorgeous bride… Daniel and I met in the 5th grade in elementary school and became best friends around the 9th grade. Our sophomore year of high school, he asked me to the Christmas Dance and that night we officially started dating. Throughout college we long-distance dated. It had been 7 years on July 22, 2012, when he asked me to marry him on a wooden bridge at Pinnacle Mountain, our favorite spot in Little Rock. Complete with balloons, candles, and secret photographers, it was an engagement to remember.

Eight months later, April 6, 2013, we exchanged vows and finally became a married couple. We had a limited budget and a big guest list, so we decided to have a simple wedding outside, because we both love the outdoors. With that in mind, we chose our theme to be a mix of simple, rustic, and woodsy ideas. “Less is more” was our way of thinking. All of the decorations and even the groom’s cakes were made by family and friends. My favorite color since I was younger is yellow, so I chose the colors yellow and grey. Our wedding was at sunset so our guests could enjoy our reception under a lighted-up tent complete with desserts, drinks, and dancing.

Photographer: Cottonwood Studios Worldwide | Videographer: Nathan Willis Wedding Films | Dress: Allure Bridal from Low’s Bridal  | Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse | Caterer: Simply the Best | Bride’s cake: Community Bakery | Rentals: Confetti’s | Band: Great Forest | Florist: Tipton & Hurst | Hair: Catherine Grant Salon, by Laura Hart | Makeup: Glo | Invitations: David’s Bridal | Groom’s Ring: Jared | Bride’s Ring: Fletcher Smith Jewelers

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