Photography: Emma Farr Photography |
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.
While neither Brittany nor Tim is originally from Arkansas, they knew Bentonville, where Brittany’s parents now live, was the perfect location for their wedding. “We were absolutely blown away by Record as a venue,” Brittany says. “On top of everything, we knew our guests would be pleasantly surprised by Bentonville as it has so much to offer visitors. It’s a hidden gem.” They especially loved the idea of being able to exchange vows in a church and host their reception in an industrial space where Brittany says they could “integrate nature and a softness” into the day.
To further personalize the celebration, a motif of bubbles and circles—a nod to Brittany’s childhood nickname, “Bubbles”—carried throughout the celebration. This included everything from champagne to circular balloons and guests blowing bubbles as the couple exited the church. To give their friends and family a taste of Arkansas, the couple served barbecue at the reception, followed by a cake featuring both her favorite flavor, lemon with raspberry buttercream frosting, and his, carrot cake with classic buttercream. Brittany and Tim enjoyed a honeymoon in Italy before returning to Chicago to make their home as newlyweds.
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT
Both Brittany and Tim say their favorite memory of the day was the first look. “For that moment, it was not only the culmination of months and months of excitement and preparation, but it was also the reality setting in for us that this was OUR day and the first day of a lifetime of happiness together as a married couple,” Tim says.
IN FULL BLOOM
The bridal bouquet including bright flowers paired with soft greenery around the edges along with a few tropical flowers for an unexpected touch.
As a nod to Brittany’s childhood nickname, “Bubbles,” guests blew bubbles as the pair exited the church.
We were absolutely blown away by Record as a venue. On top of everything, we knew our guests would be pleasantly surprised by Bentonville, as it has so much to offer visitors. It’s a hidden gem.”
Brittany’s sister, who is an artist, created a pom installation, which served as a backdrop for the head table at the couple’s reception.
Bride’s gown Joon Bridal Cakes The Cake Occasion Catering Wright’s Barbecue Florals Vase & Vine Hair Kirsten Holden, Blonde Salon Makeup Ashley Gregory, Freshair Salon Music (reception) DJ E-YO (Eric Olson) Photographer Emma Farr Photography Rentals Somthin Borrowed Venue (ceremony) First United Methodist Church Bentonville Venue (reception) Record Wedding coordination and design Sonnet Weddings & Events
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