Thorncrown Chapel Wedding - Eureka Springs Wedding Photographers - Trent and Chelsey

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I have no idea how I missed blogging this gorgeous wedding!  I guess this means our wedding posts will be a  TINY bit out of order - no biggie! ;)

Trent and Chelsey were married at the super gorgeous Thorncrown Chapel, here in Eureka Springs, AR.  Their reception was immediately following at The 1886 Crescent Hotel, and was equally lovely. :)  I must say, I absolutely loved the combination of Trent's military uniform and Chelsey's stunning Vera Wang gown and shoes.  Perfection!!  Oh, and the yellow bridesmaids dresses and flowers were the icing on the cake - such bright happy colors. :)  This was such a fun group of people to work with (note the last image...that song they're belting out is of course Journey "Don't Stop Believing") - gotta love it!

Enjoy! :)

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Little Rock Arkansas Wedding Photographers - Park on the River - Dwayne and Ashton

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Dwayne and Ashton were married and had their reception at the gorgeous Park on the River in Maumelle, AR (which is near Little Rock).  It was another absolutely perfect day - warm weather, beautiful golden sunset, and a great looking couple.  How could we ask for more?!  Hope you enjoy some of our favorites from their special day!

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Branson Missouri Wedding Photographers - D'Monaco - Chris and Suzanne

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I'm sure you all saw Chris and Suzanne's engagement session on the blog a while back - had SO MUCH FUN shooting it!  Later on, we got the pleasure of shooting their wedding at D'Monaco, a beautiful resort in Branson, MO.  The ceremony took place on a cliff overlooking Table Rock Lake, and the reception was on one of their beautiful balconies.  It was a gorgeous sunny day with crystal blue water and barely a cloud in the sky.  (*Having an "I miss summer moment")   I have to say, I think the day was perfect, and Chris and Suzanne are such a great couple, it was wonderful to share it with them. :)  Here are some of our favorite portraits - enjoy!

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Mt. Nebo Wedding - Arkansas Wedding Photographers - Seth and Krista

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Oh my goodness, Krista and Seth's wedding at Mt. Nebo in central Arkansas was GORGEOUS!!!  First of all...what a beautiful couple - LOVE them. :)  Krista and Seth had such fun personalities - their wedding was complete with neon sunglasses and dancing and funny hats in the photobooth.  To top it all off, the wedding was on top of a mountain with probably the most amazing views I have ever seen in all of Arkansas.  Wow.  Really - WOW.  You'll notice the first few portraits are of the "first look" - love it when the Bride and Groom decide to see each other before the wedding and they get that intimate moment to take it all in.  Also...totally adored the three generation of hands...bride, mother, and grandmother!

So, if you love Fall and pumpkins and bright leaves and twinkling prepared to fall in love with this wedding. :)

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Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Flowers have Secrets that I’ll Share with You

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The ever important selection of the bridal bouquet.  Many brides-to-be base their bouquet selection on 2 criteria:  color and appearance.  But what if you are poet at heart, a hopeless romantic whose sentimental heart yearns to be expressed through less obvious means?  What if you want to have, not just a beautiful bouquet but one fraught with meaning…like a secret message to your love?  Meaning and sentiment?  What could these possibly have to do with a bridal bouquet?  Everything.  Flowers have a secret language unto themselves.  So for those of you who would like to have, not just a beautiful bouquet, but one that tells a story, I present to you…

The Hidden Meaning of Flowers:

“There is a language, “little known,”

Lovers claim it as their own.

Its symbols smile upon the land,

Wrought by Nature’s wondrous hand;

and in their silent beauty speak,

Of life and joy, to those who seek

For Love Divine and sunny hours

In the the language of the flowers.”


Lily of the Valley & Forget Me Nots:


Lily of the Valley – Return of Happiness

Forget Me Not - True Love.


Violets & Pansies:


Violets – Faithfulness

Pansies – Thoughts

Roses & Honeysuckle:


Roses – Love

Honeysuckle – Bonds of Love

Lily of the Valley, Hyacinth, Sweet William & Myrtle:


Lily of the Valley – Return of Happiness

Hyacinth – Loveliness

Sweet William – Gallantry

Myrtle – Love

(and yes, that is Catherine Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding bouquet…simple and lovely)

Sweet Peas:

Meaning:  Sweet Peas – Lasting Pleasures


Meaning:  Snowdrops – Hope

For more information about flowers and their meanings visit Teleflora.  Though not a comprehensive list, it covers many of the more popular flowers’ meanings.  For a more comprehensive collection try “A Victorian Flower Dictionary.”

Kisses & Chaos,

Alli Woods Frederick

Image credits:  |  field of flowers – Indestructible Ideas   lily of the valley & forget me nots – stock photo |  violets & pansies - Martha Stewart Weddings  |  roses & honeysuckle – The Full Bouquet  |  lily of the valley, hyacinth, sweet william & myrtle – Betty Loves Blooms  |  sweet peas  |  snowdrops  |

About The Author:

        Alli Woods Frederick is an artist, photographer, writer, reiki master, intuitive & zombie slayer extraordinaire who blogs at  She is also the art editor for All Things Girl Magazine.  Her feline companion, Mischa the Wonder Cat, is currently being considered for sainthood.  She has a deep and abiding love of fancy dress, Bruce Campbell, Bob Hope, Adam Ant, the 1930′s & tea parties.   She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with ghosts, shoes, zombies, the deep south, England and glitter, though not necessarily in that order.  Her photography has been featured in F-Stop Magazine and All Things Girl and her writing has been featured on, The Goods, Kind Over Matter and in The Radical Uprise Issue #021: Grow/Create. Her photography has been exhibited at Springbox Gallery in Portland, Oregon.  To view more of her photographic/artistic work visit