Eureka Springs Wedding from Erika Dotson Photography + Finishing Touch Event Design
August 2, 2012
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An all white color palette can be heaven, don't you think? All the different textures of the clean, crisp color make for a wedding that is filled with absolutely perfect layers (at least in my humble opinion). Finishing Touch Event Design was able to put together the most amazing all-white wedding for these long time sweethearts (they fell in love on the playground!) and it is phenom. Seen from Erika Dotson Photography's lens, the soiree is super sweet and the gallery is the perfect way to spend an afternoon!
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Marty and I first met in first grade and stayed friends through out grade school. As we grew up together, our friendship turned into love as we began dating our freshman year of high school. And even though it was very difficult at times, our love got us through attending college 500 miles apart.

We knew we wanted a feeling of an intimate destination wedding, but still wanted it to be accesible for our closest friends and family. When I saw the beautiful Conservatory room at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, AR I knew that was were I wanted to be with Marty on our day. Everything from there feel into place as we were able to get married in the quaint, but gorgeous, Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, that was literally steps from the reception space.

From the beginning, I knew I wanted a timeless and elegant feel. And I have always been a less is more person, so I really liked the idea of more natural and understated colors. With the amazing guidance from Jessica Kersey with Finishing Touch Event Design, we used the Conservatory room as our main piece of inspiration. We wanted the colors and style to really highlight the beauty and natural light of the room.

My goal was also to combine beauty with a sense of intimacy which was created by using the long family style tables and adding local touches like the local band, Brick Fields, that played during the reception. Staying local, we used fudge from a nearby shop as our guest favors. We also had family members sing during our ceremony and Marty's grandfather read our vows which really made the day feel very special.

My most vivid and favorite memory from that day was hearing Marty give his toast to all the people that made our beautiful day possible. He conveyed our sincere gratitude so well and said everything I know I would have been too teary eyed to get out. In that moment, I felt so proud to be his wife.

Photography: Erika Dotson Photography / Cinematography: Brandon Goodwin Films / Flowers: Artistry in Bloom / Event Planning & Design: Finishing Touch Event Design / Ceremony Location: St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church / Reception Location: Crescent Hotel Conservatory / Invitations: Molly's Paperie / Band: Brick Field's / Hair & Make Up: New Moon Spa / Carriage: Eureka Carriage / Shoes: Grazia / Dress Designer: Anne Barge / Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Wtoo / Men's Fashion: Paul Morrell Formal / All bridal attire and accessories: Ella Weiss Wedding Design