Photography: Karen E. Segrave | KES Weddings |
Cat Garland + Bill Wood
January 23, 2016 | Little Rock
Photography Courtesy: Karen E. Segrave | KES Weddings
A Cliff Hanger
After dating for six years, Bill took his high school sweetheart, Cat, to the bluffs near North Little Rock’s Emerald Park to propose. Cat recalls almost turning around because she was still wearing heels after a long day at work. “We finally made it to the cliff’s edge where we took pictures of the beautiful Arkansas landscape,” she says. “I said it was about time to go, turned around, and he was on one knee. I was completely surprised and relieved I didn’t fall off the bluffs in excitement.”
Cat and Bill were married in the same church, Grace Presbyterian, were her parents said their vows. She also notes that her maternal grandparents were founding members of the church, which made the venue even more special.
Cat and Bill advise newly engaged couples to make a video diary. “The process goes so quickly so it’s nice to have something to look back on and remember the emotions,” she says.
Cat says the pair would have been lost without her mother, Elizabeth Garland. “We never had a wedding planner, but she seemed to always have the answers,” she notes.
Making a Menu
Cat advises engaged couples not to fret over the menu for their celebration. “Honestly, I barely remember what we ate…and I think there is a lesson in that. Don’t worry too much about the menu for your special night. It’s just one meal; in the course of a lifetime, it’s no big deal,” she says.
With approximately 200 well-wishers on hand for the big day, Cat and Bill made their grand exit through a tunnel of swirling ribbons.
First Dance Song
“It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Cat’s Three Words to Describe the Day
Soft, Inviting & Personal
Wedding Day Resources
Accommodations: Embassy Suites, Little Rock
Bride’s gown: The Bridal Cottage, North Little Rock
Bridesmaids’ attire: Nouri, Little Rock Bridesmaids’
Jewelry: Kristen Nelms, Natural State Essentials, Little Rock
Cakes: Mickey’s Cakes and Sweets, Little Rock
Catering: Pleasant Valley Country Club, Little Rock
Floral design: Cabbage Rose, Little Rock
Groom’s & groomsmen’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse, locations statewide
Hair: Mauricio Martinez, Dry & Dash Blowout Bar, Little Rock
Makeup: Abby Blevins, Dry & Dash Blowout Bar, Little Rock
Music—reception: DJ Mario, Central Arkansas Entertainment, Little Rock
Photography: Karen E. Segrave, KES Weddings, Little Rock
Rentals: Party Time Rentals & Events, Little Rock
Venue—ceremony: Grace Presbyterian Church, Little Rock
Venue—reception: Pleasant Valley Country Club, Little Rock