Sweetheart Story

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Photography courtesy of Andrea Clark

Lindsey Weatherford is a Registered Nurse who works at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs and also at Arkansas Heart Hospital. She is working on getting her master’s degree as an APN specializing in Family Pracitce. In the little spare time she has, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and her Great Dane, Thor. Brian Smith is a Certified Public Accountant who works for BKD LLP out of Little Rock. He enjoys working on his car and watching football.

It all started with a 1968 Camaro when Lindsey Weatherford made a comment about Brian Smith’s car, Daisy, on Facebook. After catching his attention, the two talked for several weeks before their first date to a powderpuff football game in the spring.

Brian took her for a ride in Daisy, when Lindsey told him to “Punch it and let’s see what she’s got.” Brian knew then that she was the girl for him. Lindsey said she secretly questioned is she would give him another chance, but his charm stole her heart.

“We got engaged on a Friday night,” she said. “We had plans to go to dinner and meet some of his family afterward.”

“Brian came in from work, running late as usual, I kept trying to get him to hurry up. He called me into the bedroom and asked me to pick out some clothes for him to wear to dinner, I looked at him funny and proceeded to pick out his clothes.”

Walking out, she told him to hurry up, but he called Lindsey back in once more.

“When I turned the corner to our closet he was down on one knee and had the nicest speech and asked me to be his. I said ‘yes!’”

The big day: Oct. 9, 2015weatherford2

Best Man and Maid of Honor: The Best Man was Nick Thompson and the Maid of Honor was Kirby Nelson.

The location: Forest Creek Barn at Royal Ridge The reception: The reception was in the same location as the wedding, with the food catered by Bubba’s Catfish. The cake was brought in by Harps — strawberry with buttercream icing, and the groom’s cake was a razorback, white cake with vanilla icing. Thomas Calabrese III was our DJ, also known as DJ Breeze.

The look: The wedding was an elegant peacock theme, the feather itself as the “theme.” I incorporated the colors into the sashes of my bridesmaids who each wore a long sweetheart black dress, and each sash was a color from the peacock feather. My maid of honor’s sash was made of peacock feathers. The groomsmen were coordinated with the bridesmaid they walked with so their tie, vest, and pocket hand- kerchief matched the lady they walked.

Each bridesmaid carried five Calla lilies with peacock feathers and greenery intertwined and wrapped in jewels. The groomsmen had a single Calla lily and a single peacock feather wrapped in silver for their boutonniere.

I had large vases filled with Calla lilies and peacock feathers at the reception.

The dress: My dress was a sweetheart ballgown, designed by Maggie Sottero with jewels on the top portion and tulle with a long train on the bottom.

weatherford3Most unforgettable moment: We loved our first dance. We were on opposite sides of the dance floor and Brian came over all charming and dancing to “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran. It was amazing!

The honeymoon: Cozumel, Mexico

The details:

Florist – MerryLee Meeker and Hot Springs Florist

Hair – Beth Johnson at La Bella Vie in Bryant

Makeup – Kristina Watson
Cake – Harp’s

Band/DJ – DJ Breeze, of Little Rock

Caterer – Bubba’s Catfish
Photographer – Andrea Clark Photography

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