Dawson and Laurel’s Wedding at Hendrix College in Conway was one of the most creative weddings I’ve been a part of – it was absolutely beautiful and so much fun! I’ve waited waaaay too long to post it, but I’m hoping you’ll all forgive me
You may remember them from their engagement session earlier last year (yikes!) and I just knew that their wedding was going to be epic. One of my favorite things about this wedding is that a lot of the details you will see were made by Dawson and Laurel, or their family members. It was a true DIY wedding but because these two are both creative geniuses it was all pulled together perfectly…from the backdrop that Laurel made out of receipt paper all the way to riding off on their tandem yellow bike!
Dawson and Laurel thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your day – it was so much fun that it didn’t feel like ‘work’. We are so blessed to share your special day with you guys!
One of the most special things about this day was that Dawson surprised Laurel at their ‘first look’ with a song that he wrote for her! Doing the first look was so special and we wouldn’t have all these wonderful images of them together if we’d waited for after the ceremony when it was dark – yet another reason I highly recommend doing a first look!
Another super fun part of the wedding was the ‘potato dance’…I’ve never seen this before but apparently it’s a Slovak tradition (where Dawson grew up) and has become a Jones family tradition. Basically everyone grabs a partner and you have to dance holding a potato between your heads, no hands allowed! These wedding guests were doing so great that they has to raise the stakes a little by getting people to dance on one foot and ‘dip’ their partner…it was hilarious!
Ceremony + Reception: Hendrix College
Laurel’s Dress: J Crew
Invitations and logo design: Wedding Sheets // firstname.lastname@example.org
Wooden Chairs: Eventures Little Rock
Ceremony Music: Hudson Jones, Cory Nelson, Dustin Raney
Reception Band: Kris Wilson trio (featuring Barb Raney)