Photography: B. Matthews Photo |
Hailey + Daniel
Greenwood // June 2, 2018
You could say that Hailey Flatte and Daniel Wilkinson have had chemistry from the start. The two first met in a high school chemistry class in their hometown of Greenwood. They hit it off while working on several group projects and began dating a few months later.
Their courtship lasted seven years, during which time the pair both attended the University of Arkansas. Daniel, who is a year older, went on to pursue a master’s degree at Vanderbilt in Nashville, but frequently visited Hailey back in Fayetteville while she was finishing her senior year. During one of these trips, he proposed in Wilson Park after what started out as a typical walk with their dog. “As Daniel and I and our dog, Nelson, rounded a corner of the park, I saw a table set up with flowers and photos of us. We walked over to it, and Daniel proposed!” Hailey recalls.
In planning for the wedding, the pair knew they wanted to return to their hometown to exchange vows. The high school sweethearts chose Daniel’s family home, which is a historical landmark known as The Rox or The Rox School, as the venue for their ceremony and reception. Working with JLK Weddings and Tanarah Luxe Floral, the team transformed the home into a graceful setting for a day to remember.
The couple’s golden retriever, Nelson, who was also with them at their engagement, walked out to the ceremony with the groomsmen.
Garden By Design
“I knew my biggest design focus would be on the flowers. I was always telling our wedding planner that I wanted the guests to feel like they were in an ethereal garden,” Hailey says. Working closely with Tanarah Luxe Floral, the vision became a reality. Florals were found at every turn—from the home’s 25-foot front columns, which were wrapped in roses and greenery, to a large-scale hanging installation over the black-and-white dance floor.
A Clear Sign
All of the signage for the wedding was printed on fabric, a motif that was carried throughout the wedding’s design. “It was the perfect dreamy detail for the wedding!” Hailey says.
A Marbleized Confection
The couple served a lemon sheet cake with raspberry filling at the reception, while a stand-in faux cake that featured marbled fondant and gold accents was displayed throughout the night to coordinate with the palette of the day.
“We both wanted to have a beautiful and fun wedding day. Every time we talked about the wedding, we agreed that having fun was at the top of our list.”
Bride’s gown and bridesmaids’ dresses Tesori Cakes Sweet Boutique Calligraphy and signage Paper Supply Co. Catering River City Bistro Entertainment (ceremony) Serrano-Torres (cellist) Entertainment (reception) DJ Derrick, Smoothman Music Productions Floral Design Tanarah Luxe Floral Groom’s and groomsmen’s suits Menguin Hair and Makeup Olivia Blair Yeager, Olivia Blair Hair and Makeup Invitation Suite Brittany Long, BNL Photo + Design (Kansas City, Missouri) Lighting and sound Lightworks Events Photography B. Matthews Photo Rentals Dancenhance Entertainment, Party Pro Rents (Tulsa, Oklahoma), Randal Events (formerly Eventures), and RSVP Rentals Rings (and bride’s jewelry) Newton’s Jewelers Venue The Rox Wedding coordination and design Jessica L. Kersey, JLK Weddings
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