A colorful carnival setting, flirtatious attire, and treat-adorned floral designs make for an out-of-the-box, all-out-fun wedding celebration
“We just wanted to do something fun,” Tanarah Haynie, owner of Tanarah Luxe Floral, says of this mid-century-meets-colorful-carnival inspirational wedding setup. “We’ve seen a lot of organic, very serious inspiration on Pinterest and we wanted to have something that was poppy and more playful.”
With this thought in mind, the team of vendors (listed in the resource section) chose the carnival area at Burns Park as the backdrop for the day. Its vivid, whimsical feel ties in with the floral design, invitations, cake, and even the tulip table and red crystal-inspired stools. The park also allowed plenty of space for the Loblolly Creamery ice cream truck to park and serve up a signature berry sorbet.
The bride and groom’s attire was equally playful. “I wanted something that had a 60s vibe and was reminiscent of a young Marilyn Monroe for the bride’s dress,” event designer Rachel Haynes says. “I chose a fun and flirty throwback dress to carry the mid-century look throughout the shoot.” In the same fashion, a suit and bowtie ensemble, rather than a tuxedo, is a more casual approach to the groom’s attire.
Bridal gowns: Tesori Bridal, Formal & Occasion, Fayetteville
Cakes: Natalie Madison Artisan Cakes, Little Rock
Event design: Rachel Haynes Events, Little Rock
Floral design: Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock
Hair and makeup: Kakki Jones, Little Rock
Ice cream: Loblolly Creamery, Little Rock
Invitations: By Invitation Only
Photography: Whitney Bower Imaging, Little Rock
Rentals: Hank’s Event Rentals, Little Rock