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Curtis and Marcia’s Huntsville wedding

Marcia and Curtis were married on April 16, 2011 in Huntsville, AR. Their celebration had lots of thoughtful details that pulled the theme of an old-fashioned wedding together very nicely. You wouldn’t think of bright pink, lime green and orange as “old-fashioned” colors, but it looked really great! The ceremony was held at Calvary Baptist Church, and the reception was at the Madison County Fairgrounds. The wedding arch at the ceremony and the guest book table were made from reclaimed wood, and the head table and desert table were covered in old quilts. There we also lots of quilts hung along the walls behind the food tables. On the other side of the reception hall, the wall was covered in burlap and hung with crosses of all shapes and sizes. This “cross walk” displayed engagement photos as well a serving as a sweet tribute to the grooms father. The guest tables had mason jars full of colorful jellybeans mixed with small floral arrangements as centerpieces. The bride even wore cowboy boots under her wedding dress, and her bridesmaids joined in by changing into their boots for the reception. We had a great time and wish Marcia and Curtis all the best!

The ceremony at Calvary Baptist Church. During the service, Marica and Curtis poured colored sand into a glass jar as a reminder of how thier lives are joined together.

Handmade programs made with bright scrapbook paper made each one a unique memento. The flowers were designed by Huntsville Floral and Gifts.

There was a great pasture and barn area just out from town where we did the family and bridal party portraits. The Dogwood trees were blooming all around town and made the drive from ceremony to reception very pretty.

Madison County Fairgrounds wedding reception

The entryway to the reception continued the old-fashioned country wedding theme with barn wood furniture. and wrought iron accents.

Fun details from the reception. Colorful quilts were used to decorate tables and walls. Starlitght Music got folks out on the dance floor. To finish off the excellent BBQ from Boars Nest, the couple chose to have a table stacked with many kinds of pie instead of a traditional wedding cake - yum! The "cross walk" wall was a really pretty focal point at the reception.

This beautiful ring pillow was hand-made by the couple's grandmothers. The lovely picture of the bride and groom at sunset was taken by my trusty sherpa (aka my hubby) Ed as the couple were leaving the reception.

Vendor links: flowers Huntsville Floral and Gifts, catering Boars Nest BBQ, DJ Starlight Music, wedding coordinator Kim Carlton.

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Easter duckling portraits now even better!

The kids are going to love meeting some adorable animals, and you are going to love the pictures!

Easter weekend is fast approaching, and I would like to fill a few more spots for Easter portraits. So for you procrastinators out there, I have decided to sweeten the pot (for those already signed up, don’t worry, this applies to you too): $49 (+ tax) will now get you a 30 minute session with the most adorable baby ducklings and a bunny, an online gallery, and a print package including 1 8×10, 2 5x7s, and 2 4×6 prints – wow! These sessions come just in time for ordering Mother’s Day presents, too.  Sessions can be scheduled for Friday, April 22, or Saturday, April 23. Drop me an email at steelyjoestudio@gmail.com, or call (479)839-4321 to book your session. This is going to be great fun and I hope to see you there!