Photography: Ashton Rail Photography |
Rachael + John
North Little Rock // 6.5.21
Rachael Rainey and John Cobb were just 15 years old when they met through a mutual friend in their shared neighborhood. After dating for four and a half years, John knew the time to propose had arrived. He planned a special day, starting with painting pottery and ending at the waterfall overlook at Petit Jean State Park where Rachael said yes to his proposal.
Wanting to marry before Rachael started nursing school in July, the two chose a June date, allowing them six months to plan their wedding day. The couple desired an intimate outdoor venue, especially because of COVID concerns, which led them to the perfect spot in North Little Rock. “We had come across The Baker a few times in the Argenta District and loved the story behind it as well as its beauty,” Rachael says. Not only did this venue check a number of boxes on their ceremony and reception list, it also allowed all of the bridal party to stay together on the property. “The community time we shared around the whole weekend was amazing,” the bride says of this experience.
The Baker also inspired the wedding day palette of blue, orange, and neutral hues which manifested in the floral design and décor. At the conclusion of the ceremony, guests were invited to dine at The Crêpe Coop food truck, which was set up at the historic venue for the occasion. The menu included four crepes: chicken pesto, chicken and cheese, taco, and roasted sweet potato. This was followed with a three-tiered bridal cake consisting of red velvet, chocolate, and classic wedding cake layers. After a honeymoon in Mexico, the Cobbs are now at home in Conway.
“Our wedding involved our community, and that meant so much to us… There was so much intentional time that weekend spent with all our friends and family.”
Inspired by Location
Using the colors of The Baker and its setting as inspiration, floral designer Dale Aldridge of Little Rock’s Silks A Bloom created a fairytale scene with a range of orange, blue, and neutral-hued flowers. These included anemones, hydrangeas, coral tulips, orange and peach roses, and an abundance of greenery, all of which carried throughout the bouquets and décor.
Balloon installation Moore Pop Balloons Bride’s gown Buffie’s Cake Community Bakery Catering The Crêpe Coop Entertainment DJ Tee Rose, Central Arkansas Entertainment Floral design Silks A Bloom Groom’s suit Jos. A Bank Hair Lynn Durbin Paper goods Mikayla Sellers Photography Ashton Rail Photography Rentals Confetti’s Party Rental and Eventology Rings Brooks Fine Jewelry Venue The Baker Videographer Emily Bezet, EBlettering Wedding coordination Emily Free, Emily Free Event Coordination