Have you been dreaming of a waterfront wedding but just can't figure out the travel logistics, be it finances or Covid-19 restrictions? What about a yacht elopement a little closer to home? Landlocked?–Not a problem! This team from Little Rock figured out how to bring the nautical vibes to their couples right there on the Arkansas River! On a luxury yacht, with the sunset bouncing off the water, and the bridges and city skyline in the backdrop, you'd never guess that this shoot took place in Midwest America!
These beautiful photos by Lori Sparkman Photography perfectly capture the nautical theme of this shoot. TLF Event worked closely with a team of local vendors to orchestrate every detail of this wedding inspiration, including a firework sendoff! Tanarah Luxe Floral created these over-the-top florals that really help set the scene. This shoot wouldn't have been possible without the spectacular 41-foot yacht from Yacht Weddings By Magnolia Hill. All the images are in the full gallery, so be sure to click through and read on to hear more from Meredith Corning about how you can make your nautical wedding dreams a reality.
Hosting a nautical-inspired fête does not necessarily require an oceanside backdrop as couples may utilize regional locations that incorporate rivers and lakes with sweeping views. This allows non-coastal areas to partake in the ever classic look of marine style effectively. Navy, stripes, and accents of gold played a part in this styled photo series by the team at Yacht Weddings By Magnolia Hill and Lori Sparkman Photography.
The luxurious vessel, affectionately named Happy Times, is a 41-foot private yacht offering a picture-perfect wedding or elopement on a river backdrop that would make the big day unforgettable and carefree like no other setting can. Sunsets on the water and twinkling lights of the cityscape bridges at night offer a one-of-a-kind ambiance. End the evening with a fireworks display in the distance for a night that goes out with a bang.
“Yacht Weddings By Magnolia Hill is new to Little Rock and the Arkansas River. We aim to serve as an intimate wedding option for couples. A reception for 10-60 guests can be made possible dockside at the Rockwater Marina. I had a dream team for this styled shoot that really showcased the beauty of the experience,” said Alda Ellis with Yacht Weddings By Magnolia Hill.
“Delicious charcuterie was served alongside shrimp cocktails to complement the easy, breezy atmosphere and was topped off with a bottle of Champagne Pol Roger, produced in a northern French vineyard,” explained Mary Krikorian with Vibrant Occasions Catering. An intimate ceremony top-deck with or without guests watching on the boathouse dock nearby, followed by a sunset dinner, makes the perfect celebration for couples seeking timeless, laid-back nautical nuptials.
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