Our award winning, picturesque 30-acre historic estate nestled on a private lake for all inclusive Outdoor Weddings is listed on the National Historic Register. Destination weddings are our specialty for vintage southern outdoor and indoor areas. We specialize in custom one stop all-inclusive wedding packages. From the moment of arrival via horse and carriage to our Elegant Exit in our 1939 vintage car amid a professional fireworks display.
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
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Spring Bridal Portrait Season
Spring is just the perfect time for Bridal Portraits.
I feel so blessed to walk out my back door and
see all of God's handiwork...
which here at Magnolia Hill, Spring is a time for portraits!
Ornate benches are ideal for a day of spring day's dreaming.
The spring lake is so pretty and it is no secret
we love to work with great photographers.
Actual wedding days are so jam packed,
that it is a calming feeling to get a portrait
in your dress with no one around.
It is a perfect time to try hair and makeup for the big day.
For a portrait session wear comfortable shoes
as there may be lots of walking.
Most of the time, the shoes
do not show in the portrait.
Our historic dogwood tree
is always in bloom by Easter.
Look high up in the treetops too, for there
is the wild purple wisteria that blooms
profusely in the tree tops.
Perfect for a bridal portrait...
Looking closely, each petal cluster
is shaped like a cross with two longer petals
and two shorter ones.
A crown of thorns is in the center
and "blood stained" tips with
nail scars on each petal.
The dogwood is seen from afar
even with azaleas showing off their colors.
Spring was quite cool this year and
we burned our wood burning
outdoor patio stove for warmth.
The Red Bud trees seemed to bloom early this year.
They frame a bridal portrait session nicely.
The days getting longer, most portrait sessions
are late afternoon and early evening
after the sun goes down.
Gathering the spirit of Spring's soft beauty,
I picked some wisteria and dogwood for the table
and placed it in a vintage crock, as it smelled so delightful.
From across the lake, as if from another era,
and the wisteria are blooming
with a timeless point of view.
Covered in wisteria blooms,
the dock on the water creates
a cozy room draped with the dripping blooms
pouring over the rails.
Our private country house is found inspiration
for photographers for our house
was built in 1918 but only three families
have lived in it previously. It is a house
people moved to stay. It has always been
a place that is loved by the families
who lived here. The house is wonderful,
but the location is also quite special.
Life is newness and
ever changing when you live by the water.
Friends meet, where memories live, and where LOVE grows. Happy Spring to you....