Marlo and Patrick’s Vibrant Botanical Garden Wedding in Arkansas

Marlo and Patrick's love story is over ten years in the making. Having first met as college freshman they began a friendship that strengthened with every passing moment. Marlo would soon recognize Patrick's dedication and genuine character, becoming her "knight in shiny armor." They would form an unbreakable bond and together raise Marlo's daughter. On New Year's Eve of 2015, in front of family and friends, Patrick would make their love permanent, asking Marlo to spend the rest of their lives together as husband and wife.

Read all about Marlo & Patrick's love story, romantic proposal and wedding experience in their stunningly vibrant Arkansas ceremony - featuring event planning and design by MunaLuchi Coterie member Ashley Ann's Events.

Bride & Groom: Marlo & Patrick
Occupations: Marlo - Travel Registered Nurse for Travel Nurse Across America Specializing in Cardiovascular Intensive Care. Patrick - Engineer and Supervisor for Pinnacle Foods.
Wedding date: May 28,2016
Wedding location: Wildwood Park of the Arts; Little Rock, Arkansas

Tell us how you met and all about the proposal. Patrick and I met as Freshman at the University of Central Arkansas by a friend who introduced us! As a single mother I was very scared to date someone but he took it slow and became my knight in shiny armor! We became friends which turned into lovers! He has been a father to our now 9 year old daughter since she was 9 months old! We have grown together and watched and supported each other throughout our careers and success! On New Year's Eve of 2015 my mother and her twin had a birthday party with all of our family! He asked for my hand in marriage in front of all of my family and also asked Our daughter Kynnedy for her permission! It was the best day of our lives!

Describe your wedding dress. Mermaid style, off white Allure Dress! It is lace with a train to die for!

What was wedding shopping like for you?
Shopping was not hard at all! It was exciting! The first dress I tried on I knew it was the one! It felt magical! Of course I had to try on other ones and they were beautiful! My mother my aunt, my mother and law, and of course my wedding planner were in attendance and helped so much! I wouldn't have been able to do it without those ladies!

What is your best memory from your wedding? Best memory from the wedding is my husband saying vows to our daughter and presenting her with a promise necklace! He promised to always be there for her and never let her down! There wasn't a dry eye in the venue!

What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples? Best advice is to always do what you want to do for your wedding not what others want you to do!

Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts: Bridesmaids received custom robes with their names on them and custom makeup bags with goodies in them! And groomsmen received a custom flask with goodie bags!
Favorite item on the menu: Shrimp Cocktail and our signature drinks.
First dance song: "At Last" by Etta James.

Event Coordination and design- Ashley Ann's Events
Lighting and DJ - Classic Ent
Photography - Skytoche photos
Wedding cake - Dee's Delightful Desserts
Food - House catering
Venue - Wild wood Park of the Arts; Little Rock, Arkansas

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