We are excited to reveal our Spring/Summer 2023 issue. It’s packed with unconventional ideas and inspiration to help you do whatever you want for your wedding—and do it unapologetically. 

Photography: Jason Masters
: The Capital Hotel, Little Rock
Model: Alex Crawley
Wedding dress
: Tesori, Fayetteville
: Lara's Jewelry and Design, Hot Springs
Beauty: Lori Wegner

Being authentically YOU as a couple depends on your commitment to infuse the things that truly matter most into your wedding. It’s the secret sauce. And it’s the theme of this edition.

We chose 16 highly personalized and authentic Real Weddings for this issue; we can’t wait for you to check them all out. 

Our fashion and fine jewelry section showcases non-traditional bridal looks to consider, as well as modern takes on traditional silhouettes. The Runway Report reveals the styles that are hitting our local boutiques now for your upcoming wedding dress hunt—gowns and jewelry fresh from designer showrooms. (This is a good time to remind you that our local bridal boutiques have an amazing mix of gowns from the best designers—Ines Di Santo, Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra, Pronovias, Martina Liana, EddyK, Amsale, Mikaella, Essence of Australia, Allure, SAVIN London, Beccar, etc.—so there is absolutely no need to leave the state or shop a chain.)

As your big day approaches, we want you to consider the traditions you’re used to seeing at every wedding. We dug deep into the history books to uncover how and why things became “tradition,” then asked wedding vendor experts for ways to shake it up and do things differently!

In the spirit of breaking all the rules and doing it YOUR way, the tablescape section showcases design and florals inspired by clashing colors

We’re also excited to reveal where our favorite photographers said they love to take your engagements, bridals and portraits in Arkansas, including many hidden gems! And, as always, you’ll find Trends and New & Noteworthy stories spotlighting cool new venues and unique services (like our new fave, On the House Mobile Bar!) for your weddings, and our exclusive list of Wedding Vendors We Love.

I hope you have a blast planning and personalizing your wedding with our latest issue. Enjoy the digital edition now or find a FREE copy at one of these locations around the state. Just can’t wait? Order one here.

Cheers to you and your upcoming weddings!

Yours truly,

Lindsay Irvin