Greystone Estate sets the stage for a dreamy wedding scene in Northwest Arkansas
Lynzie + Colton
Perryville // March 21, 2020
Once it’s set on a calendar, it’s rare that a wedding date gets moved up. However, when COVID-19 hit, Lynzie Thoman and Colton Wylie adapted plans for their April 2020 wedding not by postponing it, but instead by moving it up five weeks.
On Friday, March 20, they realized the wedding was not going to look like what they had imagined. “I still remember Colton calling me at work,” says Lynzie, who is a nurse and was in the middle of a 12-hour shift. “He said, Why don’t we just get married tomorrow?” Lynzie agreed, but the two weren’t set on a location until she thought of the place where they went on their first date: the Ouachita National Forest. With breathtaking views and natural scenery as their backdrop, the top of the hiking trail at Flatside Pinnacle couldn’t have been a more romantic venue. With 11 guests in attendance and Lynzie’s dad serving as the officiant, the couple exchanged vows, focusing on their love for one another in a time of many unknowns.
Morgan + Jeremy
Little Rock // December 29, 2018
Move-in day at the University of Central Arkansas was also meeting day for college sweethearts Morgan Huff and Jeremy Light. “I was a freshman and he was a junior,” Morgan recalls. “We were both in Greek life at UCA, so we met through mutual friends.” After four years of dating, Jeremy proposed at Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs. “It was a very sweet moment for both of us. We were over the moon with joy and excitement,” Morgan says. Prior to the engagement, Jeremy asked for permission to marry Morgan and received a ring from her grandmother. “It was the first diamond my grandmother received from my grandfather, 11 years after they were married,” Morgan says of the cherished token….
Brittany + Tim
Bentonville // May 18, 2019
Brittany Bial and Tim Kane were living in Portland, Oregon, when a chance meeting over margaritas at a neighborhood Mexican restaurant brought them together. The pair dated for more than two years, during which time Tim’s job moved him to Chicago. He planned a trip back to Portland for Brittany’s birthday. While there, he took her to Bridal Veil Falls where he popped the question.
Jane Anne + Ryan
Little Rock // May 4, 2019
Jane Anne Murphy and Ryan Shanahan might have met at a New York City bar called “No Fun,” but the celebration of their wedding day was anything but that! After four years of dating, Ryan surprised Jane Anne with a proposal in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in the spring of 2018, and the couple began planning their celebration in Jane Anne’s hometown of Little Rock. They selected May in hopes of beautiful spring weather where their guests could enjoy all that central Arkansas offers. “It was so special to bring all of our family and friends to Arkansas, a place many of our guests had never visited,” the bride says. …
Jo + Matt
Fayetteville // May 4, 2019
It’s not every day a bride delivers her own ring to an engagement. But that’s exactly how Matt Overby and his bride, Jo Johnson, began their journey to the altar. Matt had purchased a ring and had it shipped to a friend in Arkansas, planning to get it when he moved there from St. Louis in the near future. However, he knew he would have to catch Jo off guard to surprise her with the engagement, so at the last minute, he joined in on a trip to Salt Lake City for a shoot with Jo and two friends, all of whom are photographers. Now, all he needed was the ring.
Before she left, one of his friends was able to slip the ring under the driver’s seat of Jo’s car, where it rode with her to meet Matt in St. Louis before their trip. Once in Salt Lake City, he proposed at sunset in the Bonneville Salt Flats. “It took about an hour before anything hit me, which means the surprise was real, and I loved that,” Jo says. …