When Stephanie and Drew began planning their big day at The Momentary wedding venue, they knew they wanted it to be an event to remember. The couple utilized local vendors from start to finish to give their wedding a distinctly Northwest Arkansas flavor and celebrate the place where their love story began. Read on to learn how they made it happen!
Planning a Wedding at The Momentary Wedding Venue
The wedding planning was done by the amazing Amanda Reed Weddings. Amanda Reed prides themselves on creating a stress-free and fun planning experience for its couples, with weddings that are a unique reflection of their love! Invitations were provided by Shindig Paperie, a local stationery supplier in Fayetteville. Shindig also provided custom menu cards in navy and gold for the reception. Visit their website or call their office to learn more about their custom creations for your special day.
Stephanie elected to rent an AirBNB for the morning of, while the groom got ready at the couple’s home. An AirBNB offers multiple benefits, ensuring the bridal party has plenty of room to spread out while getting ready, as well as being close to the ceremony site.
The Big Day
Stephanie and Drew held their wedding at the famed Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel in Bella Vista. Designed by E. Fay Jones, the chapel is inspired by Gothic cathedrals of the Middle Ages. The chapel’s steel and glass structure allow for unmatched natural light, as well as a stunning backdrop of the foliage surrounding the venue.
Since the chapel only allows for ceremonies, the party then moved to Tower Bar at the Momentary for cocktail hour. And while a former cheese factory may sound like a head-scratcher for a happy hour and reception, this contemporary art space is sure to turn heads. Couples who use The Momentary enjoy customizable seating arrangements and room design, bar setup and service, on-site event management, as well as labor from setup through breakdown.
Once the cocktail hour was over, the guests made their way to dinner and dancing at the Rode House located in The Momentary wedding venue. Lighting provided by Lightworks Events set the mood. Twinkle lights were strung across the room in lieu of curtains, and a romantic golden glow bathed the venue. Florist Samantha Gardens created eye-catching tablespaces of burgundy, gold, and green to reflect the season.
The three-course menu featured tasty bites such as kale and black-eyed pea salad, sweet tea brined chicken, and southern succotash. The cake was provided by The Cake Occasion, an NWA bakery founded in 2015. In addition, the couple served bite-sized delights such as macarons, brownies, and lemon bars.
After the meal, the couple and their friends danced the night away! The good times rolled while the music played, with guests enjoying fun props and even a game of limbo! They departed for their honeymoon via a sparkler lit exit of friends and family.
Stephanie and Drew wanted to make sure they could relive their big day long after they bid their guest’s goodnight. They prioritized getting both still shots as well as a video of their ceremony and reception. All the memories of this special day were captured by us working alongside Ironside Photography as well as videography by Dave and a Camera.
Interested in The Momentary Wedding Venue?
The Momentary is one of the premier, all-inclusive reception options in Northwest Arkansas. Choosing The Momentary gives you multiple, customizable spaces to host your reception, including Rode House, Fermentation Bar, and Tower Hall. It also gives you access to their catering team, an on-site event manager, service staff, and a wide selection of tables and chairs. In addition, the space offers A/V technology and support, as well as complimentary wi-fi. With the venue rental, you also get labor for set-up and takedown. Pricing information is available upon request by calling 479-657-2395 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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