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Garvan Gardens + Arlington Wedding of Kaitlin and Adam

June 5, 2019

Filed in: Weddings

After photographing around 500 weddings, I have what I call dream scenario: sentimental ceremony and prep with a fun reception with lovely details.

As it turns out, Kaitlin and Adam’s wedding at Garvan Gardens and reception at the Arlington was exactly that!

The day started with Kaitlin and her parents exchanging gifts – they couldn’t help but be emotional during these special moments.

bride giving parents wedding gifts

And then Kaitlin had a first look with her bridesmaids (I LOVE when brides do this! It’s so special and fun, and what a great way to get pumped up to go see your groom!

bride first look reveal with bridesmaids

I had to snag a quick portrait after the first look because the glass chapel at Garvan Gardens was so pretty and full of incredible light!

bride and groom kissing in a glass wedding chapel

When Kaitlin sent me her photo list a week before the wedding (something I ask all my brides to do), the first thing on the list was that she wanted pictures with her flower girl. Seeing how adorable this flower girl is, I get it! These pictures are so sweet!

Tyler 2nd shot this wedding with me and she was on daddy/daughter duty. This shot is everything!

bride and groom leaving glass chapel wedding with bubble leave

I’ve never seen the ballroom at the Arlington look better or more dreamy than it did Saturday evening! Props to Tyler for photographing tablescapes while I was finishing up the wedding party and family portraits…

To create such a masterpiece of a day, a lot of work from a lot of amazing central Arkansas wedding vendors went in to the wedding. Big shoutout to the following:

Mickey’s cakes and sweets- brides cake/grooms cake/cookies
Whiplash Beauty – hair and makeup
Signature Events – Planning
Hot springs Party & Event Rentals – tables/chairs/linens
Hot Springs Wedding Photographer Benfield Photography
Flower’s and Home – florist
Nathan Willis Wedding Films- video
DJ Lantz Central Arkansas Entertainment
Arlington Hotel- Food and reception venue
Crown Entertainment – Magic mirror photo booth 

Talk to you soon,

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