Mary Susan + Peter got married in rural Arkansas in October. Their ceremony was held at a private residence overlooking a cotton field in honor of Mary Susan’s father who worked in them his whole life. Their reception was held at Bartlett Barn and though it rained intermittently all weekend long, you’d never be able to tell from these gorgeous ‘getting ready’ photos.
Lots of hands made this wedding. Mary Susan’s brother built what can only be described as a ‘set’ for their ceremony including doors for the bridal party to walk through and windows all around the guest seating. It was my favorite outdoor chapel to date. Mary Susan’s mom gathered cotton, dishes, grew succulents among many other things, and friends and family brought some of the most delicious desserts you have ever seen. There is such a thing as southern hospitality. If I wasn’t sure before being a part of this wedding, I am convinced now.
Back at the barn we had to scrap half of the outdoor seating as the rain picked up, but the family-style seating along with a few last minute tables we were able to bring in and set-up meant that everyone had room to sit and TONS of delicious southern cooking to fill their plates. I also got to go hog-wild propping and styling every little corner of the barn, which I loved because this northern girl doesn’t ever get beautiful cotton stalks to play with in unlimited quantities.
*all photos courtesy of Angela at Angela J. Martin Photography
Mary Susan + Peter’s Vendors
Ceremony: Private Residence
Reception: Bartlett Barn
Day-of Coordination: Anticipation Events
Catering: Carmen Phelps
Desserts: Family and friends
Photography: Angela J. Martin Photography
Florist: The Blossom Shop
Guest Hotel: Mallard Pointe Duck Club