Rustic Arkansas Barn Wedding
The Bride and The Groom
Kelsey Collins and Corey Greer first met one another while in college at the University of Arkansas, so it was only natural that Corey bring his soon-to-be bride back to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the proposal. The day consisted of the couple re-visiting sentimental sites from college before Corey got down on one knee.
Pratt Place Barn
Ever since Corey proposed to Kelsey at Pratt Place Barn, the couple has had sentimental ties to that venue. So, they decided it would be the perfect place to have their rustic Arkansas wedding, one year later.
For some added glam to her wedding day ensemble, Kelsey wore white satin Kate Spade heels with feminine bows on each ankle strap.
Beautiful Blush Bridesmaid Dresses
Keeping with the bride's color palette for the wedding of blush, ivory and champagne tones, each bridesmaid wore dusty rose colored, floor-length gowns by Bill Levkoff.
Stunning in Satin
Kelsey wore a strapless, satin gown from Bella Rose Bridal. The gown featured a sweetheart neckline, jewel accents below the bust, and cathedral train. The bride's favorite details were the functional, yet discrete pockets on either side.
Here Comes Your Girl
Preceding the bride's processional, the couple's designated ring bearers carried a hand-painted sign reading, "Corey, here comes your girl."
A Shimmering Barn Ceremony
"Our ceremony was everything I could have dreamed of, they opened the big barn doors and my father walked me down the aisle," the bride says. "Corey's minister growing up was our officiant, and I don't think anyone could have done a more amazing job."
The Glamorous Barn Reception
For the reception, long banquet tables were draped with sequined ivory and blush tablecloths, bouquets of flowers filled the centers and tree branches wrapped in delicate lights lined the walls. Champagne sashes added a chic flair to the dining chairs and the floors were dusted with blush colored rose petals.
Clever Chocolate Escort Cards
For some added creativity, guests received Ferrero Rocher chocolates designating their assigned dinner table number.
Mini Grilled Cheeses with Tomato Soup Shooters
"One of my favorite things about the reception was the cocktail hour," the bride says. "We had the most darling mini grilled cheeses with tomato soup shooters. They were delicious and such a hit."
Perfectly Pink Hydrangea and Garden Rose Centerpieces
Throughout the reception, vases of pink hydrangeas and garden roses designed by Rose of Sharon, dotted the tabletops creating a captivating Southern atmosphere.
Four-Tired, Multi-Flavored Bride's Cake
Local bakery Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe designed a four-tier multi flavor bride's cake for Kelsey. The cake featured paisley icing detailing topped with garden roses and a gold monogram. The top and bottom tiers consisted of white cake with Bavarian cream, and the tiers in between consisted of strawberry cake with cream cheese filling, and white cake with hummingbird filling.
Southern Wedding Etiquette You Need To Know Before The Big Day
Southerners know that RSVPs are mandatory and skipping out early is a terrible insult to the bride and groom. We carry ourselves with grace and class – even when there's an open bar and some great music. And, of course, the most important rule of a Southern wedding is that the guests should always participate. Here are the rules of wedding etiquette that every party-goer needs to know.
A Sparkling Send Off
"Everything just turned out better than I could have ever imagined. It all came together so amazingly."