Photography: Corrie Childers Photography |
Hailey + Brad
Cave Springs // 6.11.22
A day on Table Rock Lake sparked love for Hailey Bush and Brad Cooper. Three years later, while on a trip to Colorado, Brad proposed during a hike overlooking a beautiful frozen lake. “The lake has always been special to us,” Hailey says. She said yes, and the planning began soon after.
While she is from Missouri and he is from Kansas, the two now live in Bentonville and decided to plan a summer wedding celebration in Northwest Arkansas. They worked with Elizabeth Gorman and Emily Ellis of Kate & Company to pull off their dream day. “I envisioned special moments but also a great party where we could dance the night away. We wanted our guests to have an experience,” Hailey says of her goals for the day. The Reserve at Osage House turned out to be an ideal location for their vision to come to life. “I loved how modern the venue was, and it also feels very Bentonville,” Hailey says.
As foodies, the couple opted for a variety of tastes buffet-style rather than a seated meal. These included Southern selections, a carving station, appetizers, and even late-night pizza delivery. Taking the same approach for the confections, Sips and Sweets NWA created a dessert bar featuring cookies, brownies, fudgesicles, and cake pops along with a small cake for cutting.
After dancing late into the evening to the tunes of JukeBoxx, Hailey and Brad made their exit through a tunnel of friends and family holding sparklers. The joyous celebration was followed by a honeymoon in Tahiti and Bora Bora before the newlyweds made their way back home to Bentonville.
Hailey’s Favorite Memory of the Day
Walking down the aisle. “I have walked down the aisle many times as a bridesmaid, but I couldn’t have prepared myself for the emotions I felt this time. I looked out and saw everyone who is important to Brad and me. It was so special, and I will remember it forever.”
The couple love spending time with their six nieces and nephews and wanted them to play a role in the celebration. “It meant so much to us to have them included,” Hailey says.
“I envisioned special moments but also a great party where we could dance the night away.”
Peonies, ranunculus, anemones, and roses brought Hailey’s bouquet the bright yet romantic feel she desired.
Brad’s Favorite Memory of the Day
The last dance. “It was just us on the dance floor, and it was so special seeing all of our friends and family surrounding us…It wasn’t about the celebration, it was all about us.”
Cake Harps Catering The Event Group Catering (Desserts) Burton’s Creamery and Sips and Sweets NWA entertainment (reception) JukeBoxx Floral design Jules Event Design Hair Jillian Genz Makeup Artistry by Veronica Photography Corrie Childers Photography Planning & design Emily Ellis and Elizabeth Gorman, Kate & Company Rentals Eventology Videography Wedding Stories by Korrie Venue The Reserve at Osage House