Photography: Kati Mallory Fine Art Photography |
Selby + Jamie
Cave Springs // 3.13.21
For Selby Whitbeck and Jamie Boyd, May 2020 was meant to bring a trip to New Orleans’ famed Jazz & Heritage Fest. In particular, the couple were excited to hear artist John Prine sing their song, “In Spite of Ourselves.” However, when the pandemic began, everything changed. Jamie, who had planned to propose at the festival, still wanted to pop the question that weekend. Rather than in New Orleans, the couple spent the day together in Little Rock on the golf course. He got down on one knee at the 18th hole with their beloved song playing in the background as Selby said yes.
After looking at a number of venues, they kept coming back to the idea of Osage House in Northwest Arkansas. Upon touring it, they were blown away by its “simplicity and beauty” and decided on an early March date. Working with Anne-Claire Allen Planning & Design, they dreamed up a day that Selby describes as “playful and fun.” “I could not have survived without my amazing wedding planner. Anne-Claire is literally a dreamworker!”
The scene was set with an altar adorned with bright florals. The palette was repeated in both the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets, carrying the colorful scheme throughout the ceremony and later into the reception. The menu was also a reflection of the couple’s whimsical style, drawing inspiration from Selby’s favorite restaurant, Cheers in the Heights, and Jamie’s, Taco Bell. Individual stations included everything from chicken street tacos to roasted rosemary pork loin sliders.
When the evening ended, cool sparklers lit the way to a 1967 Cadillac DeVille convertible, which the couple used to make their getaway. After a honeymoon in Inlet Beach, Florida, they are now at home in Little Rock.
Selby and Jamie’s Advice to Engaged Couples:
“Be present in the moment; everything will work out as it should.”
Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shoppe created a three-tiered bridal cake consisting of hummingbird, strawberry, and chocolate layers. The topper, to be shared on their first anniversary, was also the citrus and raspberry jam-filled hummingbird flavor.
Bartending Koon’s Saloon Bride’s gown Unveiled Bridal Collection Cake Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shoppe Catering Event Group Catering Dance floor (custom) The Dance Floor Man Entertainment (ceremony) William Reyes Entertainment (reception) Chinatown Band Floral design Silks A Bloom Groom’s and groomsmen’s suits Jos. A Bank Hair Devin Vanpatter Pate, DVP Hair Salon Makeup Madison Domenick, Makeup with Madz Photography Kati Mallory Fine Art Photography Rentals Alpha Lit NWA, Eventology, and Lightworks Events Transportation NWA Classic Car Rentals Venue Osage House Videographer Lucy Camryn Films Wedding design and coordination Anne-Claire Allen Owens, Anne-Claire Allen Planning & Design