There’s something enchanting about a spring wedding, and when it comes to Morgan and Zach Uttley’s special day, the word “enchanting” doesn’t even begin to describe it. The heartwarming celebration perfectly blended intimacy, laughter, and genuine happiness. The day left everyone in attendance with cherished memories to last a lifetime.
The Venue: The Reserve at Osage House, Cave Springs, AR
Nestled in beautiful Northwest Arkansas, The Reserve at Osage House set the stage for Morgan and Zach’s beautiful spring wedding. The venue’s modern architecture combined with its vibrant lush landscape was the ideal location for this intimate celebration. The pastel purples and greens chosen as the wedding colors perfectly complemented the venue’s natural beauty, creating a harmonious and enchanting atmosphere.
A Relaxed and Joyful Ceremony
Morgan and Zach’s ceremony was a true reflection of their personalities – easygoing, laid-back, and filled with laughter. They chose to keep their ceremony small, inviting only their closest friends and family. The intentional decision created a day full of authentic joy and love, where every person present felt like an integral part of the couple’s special day.
In keeping true to their unique and intentional ways, the couple chose to skip the traditional “first look” between themselves, and instead had only a first look between Morgan and her father. There is truly nothing sweeter than seeing a father’s love for his daughter on the day he gives her away, beaming as he turns to catch sight of her donning the wedding dress of her dreams, ready to embark on the adventure of her life as she prepares to say “I do.”
While a father-daughter first look is easily a beloved moment at a wedding, witnessing the raw emotions of the groom unfold in real-time, as he met his bride for the first time that day was undeniably a highlight of this elegant, springtime wedding.
Every wedding photographer has a shot list established before the day of the wedding, and while we can control what shots are being photographed, we can’t always control the weather in which those shots are being taken. That said, as a Northwest Arkansas wedding photographer, I could not have asked for better weather on this spring afternoon.
The sky was the clearest blue, and as the day went on, it turned into the most breathtaking sunset that served as the perfect backdrop for the couple’s wedding portraits.
You could say this wedding was a dream to photograph, but in all honesty, Morgan and Zach were a dream to work with.
A Special Thank You to the Vendors
Venue: Osage House Reserve
Bakery: Sam’s Club
Dress: Lowe’s Bridal
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