Photography: Sterling Imageworks Photography |
Mina + James
Little Rock // October 20, 2018
The couple exchanged vows at James’s dad and stepmother’s home amidst a natural fall backdrop.
A chance meeting via phone led to romance for Mina Pham and James Greenhaw. “James worked for Hewlett-Packard in Conway, and I worked for a company that was a partner of HP in Washington, D.C.,” Mina says. “We got to know each other when he visited D.C. later in the year, and the rest is history.”
The couple initially wanted a summer outdoor wedding. However, after considering the heat and the comfort of their guests, they opted for a fall date and chose James’s dad and stepmother’s backyard as the venue. “It’s a beautiful backdrop that highlights the changing of the leaves,” Mina says of the location. Following the ceremony, the couple and their guests headed to Pleasant Valley Country Club to celebrate. Guests dined on a buffet loaded with the pair’s favorite entrées and plenty of side dishes. “We can be indecisive at times so this was the best way to get everything!” Mina says.
James surprised his bride and their guests with his rendition of Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E.” “I had no idea he could sing so well!” Mina says. After a delayed honeymoon in Bordeaux and London, the couple are making their home in Virginia.
“I wanted a lot of greenery in our wedding to represent the green in our last name, Greenhaw. I also love blush-colored flowers, so we incorporated a lot of blush and champagne roses,” Mina says.
“I wanted to make sure my dress represented my personality,” Mina says of her gown, which featured an elegant illusion V-neck in the front and delicate lace detailing in the back.
Mina was very close to three of her cousins growing up. To honor this, she had their four daughters serve as flower girls in the wedding party.
James entertained guests by singing his version of Nat King Cole’s famous “L-O-V-E” to his new bride.
I had no idea he could sing so well! – Mina
Each tier of the couple’s cake featured a different flavor, including coconut, almond, and strawberries and cream.
CAKE PattiCakes Bakery ENTERTAINMENT (RECEPTION) Arkansas’ Best DJ Service FLORAL DESIGN Petal Chik Designs HAIR AND MAKEUP Face Your Day Salon PHOTOGRAPHY Sterling Imageworks Photography PLANNING AND DESIGN Kate & Co. (St. Louis, Missouri) VENUE (RECEPTION) Pleasant Valley Country Club VIDEOGRAPHER Minh Pham Photography
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