Vintage Southern Weddings at Magnolia HIll

Vintage Southern Weddings at Magnolia HIll
Southern Romantic Weddings and Receptions at Alda's Magnolia Hill • 5110 Stageoach Road, Little Rock, Arkansas | call: 501-690-2574

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

It's no secret that one of my favorite things to do 
is to share a glimpse of our weddings with you.

For me- something that is key with a wedding
 is a simple elegance...Southern style.

There is a lake and a line of towering willow trees that are one of my favorite things about the altar area.
 The vintage stained glass doors create a soft visual  feel for an outdoor chapel. Getting married underneath our willow tree in front of family and friends...what could be better?
Even if it rains, we have the Big Red Barn. The walls are lined with  peely-paint red barnwood  that we salvaged from a torn down dairy barn.
 
Chandeliers, stained glass, a canoe, Italian String lights, horse and carriage, doves, a Chevy red truck, a vintage Packard 
and end the night with fireworks! 
Four seasons at Magnolia Hill...winter, spring, summer & fall...we love to share the beautiful setting. 
 
I hope you enjoy a glimpse of weddings here at Magnolia Hill. 
  
 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Rain and the Big Red Barn

Rain... 

 
It rained on my wedding day - thirty eight years ago. Some say it is a blessing and yes, you can turn it into one. You can check the weather daily just before your wedding and realize there are some things that we just do not have control over.  We can turn them around and make the day even more special, so embrace the rain. Appreciate it…Some seriously beautiful things happen when it rains on your wedding day…that can become magical and most memorable.


Make your decision …and don’t stress over it. Trust your vendors, for they are the pros. Our team at Magnolia Hill has switched quickly from the outdoor stone  altar quickly to the barn when it started pouring. The bride never got a drop  on her.

 No one, I mean NO ONE, will forget watching two people declare their love in the rain. Which means that your wedding will, quite literally, be unforgettable. Photographers love the overcast sky for the color saturation in your photographs is much more beautiful than in brilliant sunshine.

You can’t change it so, get over it and embrace it. You’re going to get wet, so go ahead and get some awesome, unique photos! Or even better – get the photos you wanted in the sunshine but with rain drops and adorable umbrellas!

Just be prepared, a bride and groom holding parasols…adorable. Perhaps even the whole wedding party holding matching umbrellas…


 
You are surrounded by the people you love most! Rainy weddings force us into small spaces. Forced togetherness, it’s great for families. Everyone will rally around you and your family photos and bridal party photos will feel very intimate.
 
If it continues to rain, guests enjoy the Big Red Barn that can host both the ceremony and the reception. But if we can squeeze out enough time for an outdoor ceremony, that is usually  first choice.

If the ceremony is in the barn, the bride is driven down in the Packard car for her entrance.
Parents are ushered in....

The bride arrives with a bit of help from the ushers.
A sweet precious moment of this wedding...the minister asked the couple to turn around and look around the room at the love in this room. They were circled and surrounded by friends and family who loved them dearly. The sound of rain hitting the tin roof as they said their vows, the candlelight, the warmth of the love in the barn this day was one of the most memorable ever. 

 You are surrounded by the people you love most! Rainy weddings force us into small spaces. Forced togetherness, it’s great for families. Everyone will rally around you and your family photos and bridal party photos will feel very intimate.



A First dance...and congratulations were in order.





oh, we do love our fireworks at the barn 
Memorable Moments



Everyone nice and dry, watches as our bride and groom are off amid fireworks
 even in the rain.


rain... and the Big Red Barn