Paola and Michael’s luxury wedding at Stonebrook Meadows is one of my favorites. (Honestly, I say this about every wedding but I truly just LOVE every single couple of mine, how am I so lucky to get the best clients?!) I love Paola and Michaels love story so much! They are travel nurses and met at work! When they were inquiring with me for their wedding, we chatted on the phone and were telling me all about their upcoming move to Maine for work. They are both adventurous and hard working people, and they love each other fiercely. I love following along with their adventures post-wedding! That’s the best part of my job; clients turned friends.
Before I begin, I must give credit to the many amazing vendors who contributed to this wedding day! I highly recommend these wonderful and talented people to be apart of anyone’s wedding!
Wedding Planning and Design: Wed By Meg
Floral Design: Vase and Vine
Videography: Alpha Dream Productions
Venue: Stonebrook Meadows
DJ and Entertainment: Central Arkansas Entertainment, DJ Mario Luna
Wedding Gown: Lows Bridal
Cake: Mickey’s Cakes
Stonebrook Meadows is a gorgeous venue and has both a groom and bride getting ready area! These guys went all out for their getting ready experience full of mimosas, brunch, snacks and good company! I loved how the mens getting ready setup was unique to Michael’s personality and love for Batman, while Paola’s was colorful and classy, like her. I absolutely love the photos of Paola in her getting ready outfit.
We got some really great portraits of Michael putting on his tie, tying his shoes, and showing off the fit! I loved how fun his groomsmen were hyping him up and hanging out!
A First Look with her Bridesmaids
There is nothing better than having your best girls (and guys) with you to hype you up and keep those nerves calm on your wedding day! Paola had some amazing bridesmaids with her and the sweetest flower girl that I just couldn’t get enough of! I always love seeing the girls reaction to seeing their best lady in her gown for the first time!
Private Vows and First Look as Bride and Groom
Something I have been loving lately is when my couples do a private vow exchange before the ceremony. As someone who gets nervous speaking in front of large groups, I can relate to this and I’m all for it! It was the sunniest day in November and I was just in awe with how beautiful the property of Stonebrook Meadows is! This was such a special and quiet moment for Paola and Michael. I love the photo of Paola looking at Michael as he shared his vows to her.
Photos of the Bride & Groom
I cannot emphasize this enough, you should ensure you have time allocated on your wedding day to get some formal portraits of just the two of you! After all, this day is about you and your love story! These are the photos you are going to print and hang in your new home as husband and wife, so my goal is to make these photos meaningful for you! We were able to get some photos before the ceremony and at sunset, which is a DREAM for a wedding photographer! I absolutely love how these turned out!
A Golden Hour Ceremony
I am in love with these photos y’all! Michael’s smile as he sees his bride walk down the aisle is the best! The sun was still bright but slowly dimming which is the best time of day to get married! The ring bearers were adorable all dressed up as security guards and our precious flower girl did an amazing job prepping the aisle for Paola to walk down! I’ll never forget their first kiss as husband and wife and how happy they looked to finally say “I do!”
The Bridal Party – and the Rest of the Party!
I have to say, these guys really know how to throw a party! They had the best people surrounding them and it was inspiring to see all of the love and support these two had! I honestly wish I could share every single photo from this wedding because it was all SO good! The vendor team for this day was top notch and brought everything together perfectly! The DJ threw an amazing dance party, the caterer (Paola’s uncle) provided the most amazing food, Vase and Vine (the florist) did phenomenal work with all of the florals for the day, and ofcourse Wed by Meg and her whole team who planned, designed, and brought it all together!
Emily Quigley is a wedding and engagement photographer in Northwest Arkansas. She’s been featured in Glamor and Grace, Aisle Society and several other online websites. Click here to get your booking today!
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