This Italian Wedding in Arkansas Had a Mega Size Guest List

Italian culture is no stranger to hospitality… and thank goodness because this authentic Italian wedding in the middle of Arkansas had a guest list like we’ve never seen! A plethora of lounges, a sailtent reception and a striped gelato cart are just a few of the things that first captured our hearts in Caroline and Blake’s Golden Hour wedding. But when we found out their guest list had 500 people(!!!), we were wholeheartedly inspired by the immensity of love shared on this special day. If you find yourself dreaming of European inspired wedding details a little closer to home, get ready to find happiness here.

intricate patterned wedding dress with navy groom suit

gold foil wedding invitation

bridesmaid pajamas

v-neck wedding dress with embroidered pattern

navy groom suit with tan tie

bridal accessories with starburst necklace and hair vine

v-neck wedding dress with embroidered pattern

square cut engagement ring

cap sleeve flower girl dresses and patterned bridesmaid dresses

Arkansas cathedral wedding venue

bronze hair vine bridal accessory

intricate patterned wedding dress with navy groom suit church wedding ceremony

From the photographer, Erin Wilson Photography: Right outside of Fayetteville Arkansas is this tiny little town called Tonitown and it is a beautiful little Italian community in the rolling hills of Arkansas. Caroline and Blake knew they wanted to infuse their culture and family into their wedding day. They chose to celebrate their wedding on Caroline’s families land with the beautiful views in sight. They were married in their home church and then hosted their reception on a gorgeous tent and under the stars with a live band, gelato, all the Italian food you can dream of, homemade cannolis, beautiful bars, a wooden dance floor, homemade family wine, gorgeous leather soft seating, twinkly lights, macrame hanging swing chairs and so much more. What a gorgeous sight to see!! I loved everything that Caroline and Blake chose to represent themselves and their love. I love that Caroline chose each and every bridesmaid’s dress for her best friends and Blake’s southern classic style. I love that so many people came to celebrate them and enjoy every second of their wedding day. They had the sweetest little flower girls and I love all the charming Italian details surrounding them as well as a live band! It was a big Italian celebration with nearly 500 wedding guests!

intricate patterned wedding dress with navy groom suit and cascading bridal bouquet

cushion sofa wedding reception furniture

copper urn wedding centerpiece

patterned wedding dress with mismatched printed bridesmaid dresses

gelato cart wedding reception

rustic chic wedding reception table

Italian statue wedding centerpiece

patterned wedding dress with mismatched printed bridesmaid dresses

mini round tables outdoor wedding

intricate patterned wedding dress with navy groom suit

rustic chic wedding reception table

hydrangea and anemone floral arrangement in a copper urn

sail tent wedding reception

cap sleeve flower girl dresses and patterned wedding dress

leather wedding lounge

outdoor wedding reception with string lights

intricate patterned wedding dress with navy groom suit

four tier wedding cake with spiraled fresh flowers

If all this talk of guest lists has you thinking about your own, check out this post on how to create your wedding guest list (and reduce if necessary)!

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Erin Wilson Photography
Event Planning: Claudia Slezak
Florals: Mayfield Flowers and Designs
Rentals: Eventures Rentals
Bartending: Koons Saloon Bartending Service
Gelato Cart: Vince Pianalto
Cake: Shelby Lynne Cake Shoppe
Catering Unlimited
Makeup: Emarie Taldo
Paper: Shindig Paperie
Hair: Bo Sensomaxay

 

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