Friday, June 10, 2011

Arkansas Bride Magazine {feature}


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Wait, snowflakes in June? It's true! Last winter, we had the great pleasure of designing an ultra fabulous Winter Wonderland Wedding for our dear friends and clients, Stacey and Brandon Feagans. In case you missed it, we posted some delicious photo highlights a few weeks following the December wedding, courtesy of Stacey and Brandon's fab wedding photographers, Benfield Photography. 
What's this have to do with June snowflakes? With the newly published 2011 Fall/Winter issue of Arkansas Bride featuring this magical wedding, we've decided to celebrate with an INSIDE PEAK of the event with the creative vendors that made it happen and never before seen images that our talented friends Aus10 PhotoArtists took exclusively for our records and portfolio before Stacey and Brandon's guests arrived! Why not share, right?   

But first, here's a special sneak peak of the Arkansas Bride wedding feature with a few lovely photos of the wedding day taken by the talented Benfield Photography. Go pick up your copy today!



Great spread, eh? Thanks to Arkansas Bride for the terrific interview and event coverage. We absolutely loved sharing informational party and wedding planning tips and tidbits for the future bride and at-home party planner. You'll definitely want a copy for your backpocket.

Of course, the spread could only cover so much, but we're eager to show the design details and behind-the-scenes shots pulled from our design vault; much thanks to the AMAZING Aus10 PhotoArtists for staying with us during setup and capturing every teeny tiny detail!


the VENUE {The beautiful Pratt Place Barn in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The marvelous architecture, friendly staff, and charming vibe makes for the perfect Northwest Arkansas venue.}

the ENTRY {Guests were greeted with a lovely winter-scape complete with freshly cut blue spruce, douglas-fir, and scotch pine trees plucked straight from the tree farm the day before. Twinkling lights and "freshly fallen snow" created a sparkling backdrop to the sign-in table featuring Swarovski and pearl framed nostalgic photos of Stacey and Brandon's parents' and grandparents' wedding days! Finishing off the glistening table was a snow-flocked garland complete with live floral and handblown glass ornaments.}


the ROOM {JJ WED provided white draping and patterned "gobo" lights in the shapes of branches and snowflakes to give the ceiling a punch of wintry glamour. Freshly flocked wreaths with glass baubles and crystal beading hung above the shimmering room of silver Chiavari chairs, custom linens, and beautiful floral designs created on-site by the Junkerman Jones team.}



the CENTERPIECES {Over 3,000 fresh floral stems were shipped in from all over the world, from Ecuador to Thailand, and were designed on-site by the talented Junkerman Jones floral artists into wintry masterpieces in varying heights. The designs were elegant, yet simple and understated incorporating shades of winter-white in the form of hydrangeas, roses, calla lilies, ranunculus, silver brunia berries, and tall birch branches. Swarovski crystal strands hanging from the branches along with mirrored candle holders reflected the twinkling lights throughout the room.}  




the TABLESCAPE {Creating the first layer of the table design,  the table was set with a circle-patterned contemporary, yet elegant sheer overlay on a silver satin table cloth. The table was given a heavy dose of "fallen snow", along with the custom designed floral arrangements and mirrored glass votives. The silver Chiavari chairs were gently draped with a simple, white satin tie pinned with a square diamond brooch. Bring on the bling!}



the SERVING STATION {There was no shortage of bling for this winter wonderland wedding. JJ WED designed a shimmering serving station with dozens of glass-blown baubles hanging from flocked birch branches, as well as tall floral "trees" that framed a lovely monogram ice sculpture. Who knew chilly winter could look so hot! The Event Group did a great job warming the bellies of hungry guests; superb food!}






the CAKE {Eating freshly fallen snow has never sounded so good. Stacey and Brandon's cake was to die for. TO. DIE. FOR. The cake, designed by Main Sweets Bakery in Noel, Missouri, could have sat in an empty room, and it would have looked equally as beautiful. Their work making the fondant look like real snow was impeccable! The top and bottom tiers were wrapped in a satin ribbon with the perfect brooch. JJ WED framed this masterpiece of a cake with billowing fabric draping and a backdrop of crystal beading. A custom designed icy chandelier hung above the cake with flickering candlelight to set the romantic mood. The cake sat atop a satin "rosette" table linen with dozens of roses and hydrangeas encircling the base...and yes, tiny Swarovski crystals lit up the floral bed like ice on a snowy landscape. Pure winter heaven.} 




the VENDORS:
Venue: Pratt Place Barn
Designers/Planners: Junkerman Jones, Wedding and Event Design
Florist: Junkerman Jones (reception flowers), Shirley's Flowers (bridal bouquets)
Caterer: The Event Group
Cake: Main Sweets Bakery
Stationary: Sincerely Yours Paper
Tables/Chairs/Linens: Eventures Party Rentals

That sums up the design details from Stacey and Brandon's Winter Wonderland Wedding. Thanks for browsing!! And, thanks especially to Matt + Meghan of Aus10 for doing an outstanding job capturing every design detail. Truly, truly amazing (as always).

In case you missed out on the official wedding photos of Stacey and Brandon's wedding, check out Benfield Photography's blog for beautiful highlights of the gown, the ceremony, the cake-cutting (my absolute fave...so romantic!), first dance, and much much more wintry wedded bliss!

Thanks for browsing! Looking for more inspiration? Check out our INSPIRATION STATION for some seasonal recipes, gift ideas, and other party tidbits! Enjoy!

14 comments:

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Winter wedding invitations said...

The winter decor looks amazing. The wedding reception with the lights, the crystal buckle on the chair sashes, the crystal brooch on the cake every detail so looked after.... PS Are you able to post a photo of the invitations and wedding stationery used? Would love to see how the tie with the winter wedding theme.

table and chair wedding decorations said...

Perfect ? this word wouldn't be enough I wish I would be there

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Salle de reception said...

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tisha said...

Amazing location. I really like the venue and the arrangements. Everyone is looking stunning. Well, I also chose location for weddings for my wedding day and I am super excited for the day.

Anonymous said...

How did everyone arrive there and how did they leave.Was the barn in the middle of nowhere or close to the city (hotel required for long distance visitor)otherwise fantastic set up with a WAW factor.

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