When Leah first emailed me, I knew this was a couple I’d get along with! She started by telling me the story of how she and Seth met, and you guys… it’s just too good!! Leah is an ER nurse, and Seth worked as a mortician when their paths first crossed. I’ll give you one guess where he ironically proposed…
And as Leah said, “it’s breathtaking, not morbid at all!” And she’s right! Seth and Leah both have a deep love for travel (I feel ya), and had taken a road trip together when he surprised her with the most stunning and one-of-a-kind engagement ring, but more importantly, a promise to love her forever.
They chose to celebrate their wedding day with an intimate fall ceremony in a beautiful spot near Lake DeGray in Bismark, Arkansas. The weather could not have been more perfect, and the celebration couldn’t have been sweeter. They picked out a private spot on a quiet trail to share a First Look before the ceremony so they could spend that time focused on just the two of them, and creating some timeless portraits.
During their engagement session a few weeks ago, they told me how they were learning a special choreographed dance for their first dance at the wedding, and THEY. NAILED. IT! Good food, great cake, fun dancing… that’s my kind of party! (and sweet tea… it’s not a proper wedding reception without good sweet tea)
Seth and Leah, it was an honor to be your photographer, and I’m SO happy that you got your perfect wedding day! I hope the honeymoon was perfect, and you’re settling in to your new married life! Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Smedley!!
Venue | Oak Bower Recreation
Bride’s Dress | Low’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup | Paisley Parlor
Flowers | Mary & Martha’s
Invitations | Zola