Photography: B. Matthews Photo |
Kailey + Mark
Centerton // 6.7.22
Kailey Broaddrick and Mark Buck met through mutual friends during their time as students at the University of Central Arkansas. After eight years dating, Mark proposed on a trip to St. Petersburg in southwest Florida. “We took a walk on the beach one night and I was looking for seashells. When I turned around, he was down on one knee,” Kailey recalls.
While she is from Little Rock and he is from Conway, the two chose to be married in Northwest Arkansas where they now live. They planned a late spring wedding, and one of the first details they selected was the venue. “Mark wasn’t even there when I toured Kindred North. I was so sure that it was our venue as soon as I got there that he trusted me not to have him see it first,” Kailey says. The couple were particularly drawn to its mix of modern and rustic styles, which echo their own tastes. “Being true to our style was really important to me. I wanted everyone at the wedding to think, Oh yeah, this is totally a Kailey and Mark wedding,” the bride says.
The floral design played heavily into conveying their style as well. Kindred North and Kindred Blooms took Kailey’s inspiration and ran wild: They played off the idea of a fairy princess garden with romantic, natural blooms, climbing vines, and even a living wall of moss and ivy. “We felt like we were in a greenhouse or a big rolling field the whole time, and I could not stop smiling,” Kailey says.
Following the celebration, the couple left through a tunnel of sparklers held by well-wishers. After a cruise to the Bahamas, they are now at home in Fayetteville.
Kailey was gifted her grandmother’s embroidered handkerchief to use on her wedding day. Its green hue matches the palette of the day seamlessly.
The couple incorporated their dog, Chester, into the ceremony. Additionally, they had her likeness printed on koozies and named their signature drink after her.
Kailey and Mark shared their first dance to “I Love How You Love Me” by Bobby Vinton.
Wedding Day Must-have
“One thing we had to have was a photographer who really captured the joyfulness and love of our wedding day,” says Kailey. “It was something we all really wanted so we knew immediately we wanted to reach out to BJ Matthews. He brings so much personality, light, and fun to the day and to his photos.”
Bridal gown Tesori Bridal Cake The Cake Occasion Catering Catering Unlimited Entertainment Mega DJ Company Floral design Kindred Blooms Groom’s & groomsmen’s suits Bell & Sward Gentlemen’s Clothier Hair & makeup (bride) Lauren Welnicki Makeup (bridesmaids) Brittany Robbins Photography B. Matthews Photo Planning & design Christa Wilkins, JLK Weddings Rentals and venue Kindred North