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Alicia + Luke
Pangburn // April 28, 2018
Alicia Hamilton and Luke Moore had dated for close to four years when they began to talk about marriage. “Luke and I had talked about getting engaged for about six months prior to him proposing. I am very difficult to surprise, so I believed I would know when he was proposing,” Alicia says.
However, Luke was able to catch her off guard when he asked her on a day date to Little Rock’s Local Lime. The couple ate and shopped at a few stores where Luke treated Alicia to a new dress and shoes, which he asked her to wear for the last stop of the day, a trip to an ice cream store he wanted to try. On the way to this final stop, Luke turned down a road that was unfamiliar to Alicia. “The entire time he was telling me why he loved me and my family. When we crossed a little bridge, I could see a beautiful gazebo in the distance. Luke looked at me and asked if I wanted to kiss him one last time as his girlfriend,” Alicia recalls. After the proposal, they celebrated at a pre-planned party with friends and family.
The couple, who grew up together in Searcy but didn’t date until after high school graduation, were engaged for eight months before tying the knot. With the help of planner Natalie Scott of Natalie Scott Events, they created a beautiful and memorable day in a setting close to their hometown.
“I had dreamt of having a satin wedding gown for years, so I actually never tried on any other type of gown,” Alicia says.
Alicia’s Favorite Memory of the Day
“My first favorite memory is walking down the aisle with my dad and making eye contact with Luke … There really are no words to describe this feeling. My second is when my bridal party prayed over me. During the months leading up to the wedding, I faced a lot of health issues, so having my girls surround me and pray over that special day was incredible. We all cried so much that we had to redo our makeup and my gown had mascara stains on the train. I would not trade that moment for anything!”
“I love flowers, and this was something I was very passionate about during wedding planning,” Alicia says. Working with Magnolia Belle Floral, she opted for a bevy of soft pink blooms and greenery.
A Very Special Ceremony
Luke and Alicia wrote their own vows. In addition to this personal touch, they had Luke’s brother-in-law and grandfather each perform portions of the ceremony.
Luke’s Favorite Memory of the Day
“When my brother-in-law was performing the ceremony, he asked us to take a moment and turn around to look at everyone there. I made eye contact with a few very influential men in my life, and that was very special.”
“There were specific details that I knew I wanted, but overall I just wanted to have the time of my life with Luke!”
Rather than a groom’s cake, the couple opted to serve small glasses of strawberry shortcake, Luke’s favorite dessert—and a perfect spring treat.
Bride’s gown Low’s Bridal & Formal Cake Kelli Marks, Cathead’s Diner Catering Gina’s Catering Floral design Magnolia Belle Floral Groomsmen’s suits Men’s Wearhouse Hair and makeup Tania Brewer, Beauty by Brewer Music Central Arkansas Entertainment Photography MA.Designs Venue The Wedding Barn Videographer Amy Tribble, Just Like White Creative Wedding coordination and design Natalie Scott, Natalie Scott Events