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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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Oklahoma City Botanical Gardens Wedding - Oklahoma Wedding Photographers - Cade and Mara

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Another gorgeous summer wedding coming up!  Cade Davis and Mara Nelson were married in June at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City.  Let me tell you, this is one GORGEOUS location!  We started the day getting ready with the wedding party at the Skirvin Hotel which has to be one of the most beautiful hotels I've ever seen.  It's this fabulously renovated historic hotel in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City.  LOVED IT.  From there, the party traveled by carriage to the Myriad Gardens, where the wedding and reception were held.  It was sunny and warm and perfect. :)  On a side note, Cade actually plays professional basketball overseas (he's awesome!), so I was surrounded by ball players all night!  Oddly enough, it took seeing Blake Griffin on a Subway commercial to realize he had been there as well. lol  So much for knowing my sports, right?  So, if you see several people in this crowd that look familiar - don't be surprised....just email me and tell me who they are.  ha ha ha ;)  Enjoy!!

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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