Arkansas Backyard Wedding

Posted by Jeffra on Feb 22, 2012

Catherine & Sean

July 3

Bella Vista and Bentonville, Arkansas

This is the Traylor-Parks wedding.  Yes, those are their real names.  And Catherine and Sean took full advantage of this coincidence, using an Airstream trailer as the bar for their adorable backyard reception.  There ceremony was held at the stunning Mildred B. Cooper chapel in Bella Vista, Arkansas, created by renowned Arkansas architect E Fay Jones.  Although it’s not far from the nearest highway, once you’ve walked the meandering path through the trees to the chapel, you feel as though you’ve left the world behind.  We were so thrilled that Catherine and Sean set aside time after the ceremony to take photos by the water, in a field, and at a neighbor’s barn too.  They finished the night with an adorable reception at Catherine’s parents’ house.  Wooden signs directed guests to the ”out house” and cocktail hour on the front lawn.  Beautiful arrangements of bottles, flowers and tree stumps awaited guests at their tables, along with their favors of honey and tea.  The Southern cooking was to die for, and the dancing seemed like it would never end.  Nothing could have made this day better, other than maybe a 20-degree drop in temperature.  I can’t say enough about what a fabulous day it was.

Here is a peek into Catherine and Sean’s day:


Cinematography:  PenWeddings | Photography: Wisner Photo | Coordination: Bates Marketing & Events | Ceremony Venue: Mildred B. Cooper Chapel | Reception Venue: Bride’s Parents’ house | Flowers: Jules Design | Cake: Rick’s Bakery | Catering: The Event Group | Lighting: Dance Enhance | Bride’s Dress: J Crew | Transportation: Pinnacle Car Services