October 4th, 2017
North Little Rock, Arkansas | Faulkner Lake Orchard
What was your budget? Please give us a breakdown of how you spent your budget!
- Photography: $1300
- Catering: $3100
- Cake: $700
- Favors: $150
- Venue: $3200
- Flowers: $850
- Decor: $0 (we used the venue’s large selection of decor)
- Groom’s attire: $250
- Music: $500
- Alcohol: roughly $850
Total: Approximately $11,000
How many guests did you have?
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
We used peaches in our centerpieces and our table because we were married in a peach orchard. Our signature drink was also a peach bellini.
Did you do any DIY projects or create any handmade items for your weddings?
We did DIY for the centerpieces and sweetheart table. We used minimal decorations around the venue because it was so pretty in itself.
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
Since Faulkner Lake had a lot of decorations, it really made it easier for us to save money. Also, our amazing wedding planner had pieces that we used. She had a lot of gold chargers that really saved us and made the tables look amazing.
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
Do not stress, and give yourself plenty of time to plan. Because I did that, it made the night before and day of extremely smooth.
What was your biggest splurge?
This was probably the food. We wanted to make sure we had enough food during cocktail hour AND for dinner since we did buffet style. We definitely had more than enough planned out :).
What was your favorite detail?
The peaches we used throughout the venue. It made our day unique and special!
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
Saying I DO to my amazing husband and him finally seeing me in my dress.
Photography: Captured by Nicki • Ceremony Venue: Faulkner Lake Orchard • Reception Venue: Faulkner Lake Orchard • Flowers: Tipton and Hurst • Wedding Planner: Meredith Corning with Meredith Events • Event Design / Styling: Meredith Events • Stationery: Wedding paper divas • Catering: Vibrant Occasions Catering • Bakery: Art is in cakes • Linens: faulkner lake orchard • DJ and lighting: Little Rock entertainment Agency • Hair Stylist: Chasity Ringer-twisted flair salon • Makeup Artist: Ashley Booth-twisted flair salon • Wedding Gown Designer: Bouquet by Eddy K • Bridal Salon or Shop: Lows in Brinkley , AR • Shoes: davids bridal • Groom’s Suit/Tux: Men’s Wearhouse • Groomsmen Suits/Tux: Men’s Wearhouse