Megan and Chris were married on New Year’s Eve, 2012, at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.
From the very first phone conversation, I found myself loving Megan’s wedding plans. She wanted a 1920s, Depression-era theme because “Back then, everyone was poor, but they went out and had fun anyway.”
And fun is what Megan and Chris offered to everyone who came and helped them celebrate their marriage! Shawna Young of Young Designs did an amazing job of transforming the Atrium of the Arkansas Arts Center and creating an event that took everyone back in time for an evening. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to get into the spirit of the evening by going by the Arkansas State Capitol (finished in the 1920s, and still lit up for the holidays) for some portraits.
In fact, this wedding turned out to be more about making do that Megan had originally planned. The snowstorm that came through the week before left me without power or access to my computers. A hand-crafted guest book was the solution … I went back to my years-ago practice of putting together post-bound albums with photo corners for something that was really very special and matched the spirit of the wedding much better than the modern-looking books I usually create.
I love how so many of the guests got into the spirit of the night, wearing flapper dresses or feather in their hair. The dancing was incredible, thanks to Central Arkansas Entertainment. There was even moonshine!
Simply the Best Catering provided “Southern New Years Good Luck Food” including black eyed peas, cornbread, and seasoned greens.
This was the perfect themed wedding … organized around a central idea, but without insisting on strict adherence to that idea. It resulted in so many fun things that together made a wedding that guests will remember for a long time to come!