Arkansas Wedding from PenWeddings + J.Bailey Occasions
April 16, 2011
DIY InspiredRustic Weddings

With all the beautiful barn weddings coming from Arkansas lately, it might just be time for this farm nuptials-loving girl to take a trip to The Natural State. This wedding designed by J.Bailey Occasions makes us think it's definitely the place to be! The Pratt Place Barn celebration has an abundance of personal touches the bride and groom created themselves, and I'm just as smitten as smitten can be, especially with that adorable 120 pound ring bearer. Spend some time taking this one in, and then get ready for a treat... PenWeddings was there to capture the entire event and has shared a stunning highlight film with us! After that, head to the gallery for more!

Allison and Chris

images courtesy of andrew bowser photography

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Pretty beautiful, don't you think? Now here's the cake-topper - a stunning highlight film from the ever talented PenWeddings.

Allison + Chris | Fayetteville, Arkansas Wedding Film by PenWeddings on Vimeo

Chris and I met and fell in love in Fayetteville while attending the University of Arkansas. Despite the fact that neither of us were originally from Fayetteville, we chose to get married there because it was so special to our relationship. We were immediately taken with the beautiful Pratt Place Barn, which is tucked away in woods, just minutes from campus.

We knew we wanted to have a simple affair, and our main goal was to create a fun, laid-back atmosphere for our guests. I really wanted our wedding to be memorable and to reflect our personalities. We were working on a pretty tight budget, so we tried to achieve a simple, rustic (yet modern), personalized wedding with do-it-yourself projects and Etsy.

We made a lot of non-typical choices, such as fun and modern wedding invitations and programs, homemade jelly and salsa for favors, a live marching band recessional, non-flower centerpieces, down-home Southern cuisine, and all of our DIY touches. And we included our beautiful 120 pound dog as our ring bearer! He was a big hit.

Amid all of the details that I loved, my favorite part of our wedding was the wording that made up our ceremony. We stayed true to ourselves with our ceremony, which we wrote start to finish (with the exception of our officiant’s opener). We integrated traditional and non-traditional elements, and we tried to communicate to our witnesses the way in which we were approaching our marriage. So overall, it was all of these personal touches that resulted in our perfect day!

Cinematography: PenWeddings / Photography: Andrew Bowser Photography / Flowers: Jules Design Events / Event Planning: J. Bailey Occasions / Ceremony & Reception Location: Pratt Place Barn / Cake: Rick's Bakery / Catering: Mama Dean's / Entertainment: Groove Productions