CAILEY BROOKE MOBBS & CLAYTON THOMPSON
Brooke and Clayton met on their first day of anesthesia school in January 2020. They soon started dating, and Clayton proposed in Branson, Missouri at the Branson Hills Country Club in front of friends and family. One of Brooke’s favorite traits about Clayton is that he genuinely wants to see her happy.
“We’ve worked very hard to achieve our dreams,” Brooke said. “It is rewarding knowing that we are writing the pages to our future every single day, and we get to build a wonderful life together not only at home but through our work life as well.”
Brooke and Clayton tied the knot on August 20, 2022, at Legacy Acres in Conway. Brooke stole the show in the stunning satin gown from Low’s Bridal paired with long gloves and a stunning veil. She hired Jessika McCuin to plan a feminine and romantic day, and chose an ombre of pink as their color palette.
“My favorite thing about Brooke is her determination,” Clayton said. “The word ‘no’ is not an option in her vocabulary. She’s not only beautiful and intelligent, but she has such a quirky, goofy side that very few ever get to see. She’s able to take the mundane to a completely different level. To know her is to love her. Loving my best friend is a privilege that I am so thankful for.”
Tanarah Luxe Floral designed and created show-stopping florals inspired by southern elegance with romance, drama and timeless touches. Brooke’s most worth-it splurge was the wedding florals, as she wanted them to be the main focus of décor.
Q & A
Q: What is your secret to wedding planning success?
“Hire a wedding planner,” Brooke said. “Stay true to yourself and do not take no for an answer! Considering the type of wedding [we] desired, a wedding planner was definitely going to be required. I had [minimal] time to focus on planning due to the demands of anesthesia school, and Jessika McCuin was a lifesaver during this process.”
Q: Name a wedding trend you’re loving right now.
“I love the fact that brides are able to change into unique reception dresses to reflect the personality of the bride,” Brooke said. “Some traditions that I incorporated into our day include: not doing a first look with Clayton, left in a getaway car, I wore gloves and a veil, and we did a bouquet and garter toss.”
Q: Favorite moment(s) of the day?
“The entire day was nothing short of magical,” Brook said. “Being with our closest friends and family celebrating meant the world to us. Having a first look at the ceremony and reception area with my mom, dad, and sister. We also loved having the last dance once all of our guests exited.”
Q: Wedding splurge and must-haves.
“It was important to me to have a wedding that was unique to my personal desires,” Brooke said. “I knew I wanted the florals to be my main focus, and my team definitely made this happen. We hired a DJ. We loved being able to incorporate all genres of music. We were able to play certain songs that had specific meanings to both Clayton and me.”
KEEPER OF TRADITION
Brooke loves timeless bridal style and many of the age-old wedding customs. She opted to keep these on the big day: veil and gloves, bouquet and garter toss, getaway car and no first look.
While traditional, Brooke said she still loves the trend where brides change into a second look. “I love the fact that brides are able to change into unique reception dresses to reflect [their personalities].”
WEDDING VENDORS WE LOVE
Wedding planner: Jessika McCuin Weddings; Rentals: Eventology; Catering: Cocos Catering; Cake: PattiCakes Bakery; Bar service: Drinks on Me; DJ: Crown Entertainment; Videography: NiLo Production Co.; Vinyl: Churchwell Visual Arts; Hair: Jessica Cogburn; Makeup: Caitlyn Cook and Sarah Meyer; Send-off/getaway cars: Loyd Delcore and Twin City Limo