Vintage Southern Weddings at Magnolia HIll

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

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Engagement Photos

 Fall is one of the most beautiful times to take a moment and get those memorable engagement photos. I wanted to share with you some of the love we have here at Magnolia Hill. From casual to formal, they are all most memorable. There is just something magical as you look back years later on those photos of "The Engagement". I think it wise to step back and enjoy every minute of the beginning process of planning a life together....especially here at Magnolia Hill !
  Leading up to your wedding you might choose to have an engagement session which just gives you the chance to have engagement pictures taken of your and your fiance and gives you the chance to work with your wedding photographer before the wedding day.

Here are some of my favorite Engagement photos at Magnolia Hill...

We were honored  to be a part of a heartfelt moment...

Whatever stage of life you and your sweetheart are in, make sure you’re capturing these memories!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Persimmon Tree Predictions

It is that time of year again, and I went out to our back pasture to check out a favorite element of fall. There are several Persimmon trees on our property, and I LOVE to eat them and crack open the seed. The Old Farmers Almanac ( and my 92 year old daddy) used to say what kind of winter we would have. In each seed will be a knife, spoon, or fork. So far 99% of my seeds have been spoons, but here is a knife I think.

If the kernel is spoon-shaped, lots of heavy, wet snow will fall. Spoon = shovel!
If it is fork-shaped, you can expect powdery, light snow and a mild winter.
If the kernel is knife-shaped, expect to be "cut" by icy, cutting winds.

The fruit begins to ripen every October and is delicious. They fall from tree as they ripen especially on a windy day. Our horses love them too, as well as the deer and racoons. The ground underneath the tree is trampled every morning as we can tell it was a busy night when they are ripe in the fall.

Two "spoons" and one "knife" in this persimmon

99% of our persimmons have had spoons.     

Delilah foraging for Persimmons that have dropped to the ground.

 Looks like we better get out the snow shovels...I will let ya'll know if I find a fork!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Glass Slippers

  Glass Slippers

For your dream wedding, comfortable shoes are a must.
            Christian Louboutin says, “Shoes are just a pedestal. What interest me is the power of the woman who wears them.  And this could never be more true than on wedding day. Shoes are one of the most important elements of wedding day.
            Actually you should pick your shoes before you start your dress fitting.  Your seamstress will mark the proper length so bring the shoes you are going to wear to your fitting. Decide do you want heels or flats, for both can be stylish, but one will definitely be more comfortable.  
            If you are used to wearing heels, go ahead and wear them on wedding day. But if heels are not your common “go to” item in your closet then the most swoon-worthy pair of shoes can not put a smile on your face if your feet are “killing” you. If you are using an outdoor venue, then think about the walk…especially if the ground is wet. Wedges seem to be a popular choice for outdoor weddings.  You might think about flats or even ballet style slippers for the ultimate comfort shoe.  
            If you do decide to go with the six-inch heels, wear them prior to the wedding so you can get used to walking in them. Break them in by gently wearing them especially when you have your portrait.  Bottom line, wear a pair of shoes that are easy to walk in and do not hurt your feet. Remember too, you have a night of dancing ahead of you too!
            Think about the color of your shoes, but don’t limit yourself to just white. Perhaps the shoes are your “something blue”.  You might want a bit of color and any shoe color can be worn. And of course a popular trend is to wear western boots under a beautiful wedding gown.  An easy choice if you are used to wearing boots for they are always comfortable.
            Even with the most comfortable shoes, bring a second pair that you can change into and let your feet rest. Enjoy every minute with your prince charming and glass slippers on wedding day. 

Tradtionally, the higher the hem, the lower the heel....these bridesmaids here have it perfect.