It was by chance that Angela and John were paired up as tennis partners while playing mixed doubles one day. They held their July wedding at The Garden Room in Fayetteville, Arkansas, brightened by vibrant red + yellow bouquets by Shirley’s Flowers, potted herbs, thumbprint guestbook alternative, and an array of homemade fruit pies. They also made sure to incorporate their tennis rackets by tying them to the back of their chairs. The Garden Room – literally a beautiful outdoor room/garden created an intimate and charming space to exchange vows and celebrate their love. Angela and John also had a surprise for their guests – they took dance lessons and kept it a secret until they hit the dance floor with a Foxtrot as their first dance!
From the Bride: We had about 15 children at the wedding so we created a kids corner and hired a clown (not dressed as a clown) to entertain the children. She made balloon animals, did face painting, and magic for the children. It was the talk of the night! I also had a wedding dress where the train zipped off… so I went with a short dress at the reception! We also incorporated J.Rod’s children in the wedding ceremony. The fact that everyone from the age of 2 to 90 had a fabulous time! This was one of our goals. Kids are still talking about it today and so are the adults.
Photography: Photo Love / Venue: The Garden Room / Floral Designer: Shirley’s Flowers / Dress: David’s Bridal / Shoes: Jessica Simpson / Jewelry: Kay Jewelers, Blakeman’s Fine Jewelry, Zales / Tuxedo & Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse / Caterer: The Garden Room / Bakery: Harp’s / Invitations: Vista Print / DJ: Brock Entertainment