Elizabeth Gorman & Christopher Tompkins
It's All In The Details
Sep 8, 2018
Bentonville , Arkansas
Chris proposed to me in August 2017 on my family’s annual vacation in Seaside, Flordia. He set up pictures of us through the years linning the path to the beach. At sunset, I followed the pictures to find Chris ready to propose one the sand. After I said yes, my family cheered from the balcony of the beach house-it was absolutely perfect!
As a wedding planner myself, it was relatively easy to get started. However, I wasn’t expecting to feel the intense emotions that come with being a bride. Creating the design was my favorite part, especially putting together all the small details. Chris and I have very distinct personal styles and I wanted to make sure that our style was reflected in our wedding design. It was a combination of our family’s southern traditions, vintage touches, and world flairs from traveling.
The Big Day
Our wedding was a whirlwind of joy and nerves. I had so much fun getting ready with my bridesmaids that I didn’t even start to get nervous when we got to the church. I held it together until I saw Chris and then I broke down sobbing while smiling as I walked to the altar. My favorite part of the entire day was walking into reception-seeing all of our friends and family and all of the design aspects coming together. Chris’s favorite part of the day was our first dance. We love dancing and let it show! Words cannot even describe how amazing the whole day was.
We went to Cabo San Lucas for our honeymoon at an all-inclusive resort, a wedding gift from Chris’s parents. The weather was absolutely perfect and we enjoyed some much needed R&R. We were scuba certified in preparation for the honeymoon and we had such an amazing dive at Los Cabos Arch along with with beautiful days relaxing on the beach.
PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEOGRAPHY
Kate & Co.
St. Thomas Aquinas
The Ballroom at I Street
RENTALS + DECOR
Eventures, InTents, and NWA High Society
Gooseberry Pie + Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shoppe
DJ Derrick Dansby + Dr. Nola & The Soul Shakers
Tie One On
Erin Box + Taylor Thompson
AFTER PARTY VENUE