Joe & Annie Johnson | Centerton, Arkansas Wedding Photographer | Ziegler Photography

Hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas! 2017 is almost here folks! Enjoy this pretty wedding! We loved shooting at The Ravington in Centerton, Arkansas. Congrats again, Joe + Annie!! <3



Venue: The Ravington
Catering/Bartender: Spring Street Grille, Salad served family style tableside, entrée and sides Buffet
Cake: Cakes by Robbin
Rentals: Eventures, Somthin’ Borrowed, Unforgettables,
Pretty Old Stuff NWA Design & Vintage rentals
DJ: Brock Entertainment
Hair: Amy Hester / Salon FIX
Makeup: Ashley Gregory @ashgbeauty on Instagram Freshair Salon
Officiant: Daniel Robertson
Reception Coordinator: Carmen Newberry
Musicians for Ceremony: Tim Grear, Treese GrearDJ: Brock Entertainment
Most Joyful Day event planning
Hair: Amy Hester / Salon FIX
Makeup: Ashley Gregory @ashgbeauty on Instagram Freshair Salon
Florals: Zuzus Petals/Most Joyful Day wedding coordinator

Song of Solomon 3:4 I have found the one whom my soul loves.

Every detail was perfect and completely how we had envisioned it! -Annie

“I was happy that day, because you were happy. The day felt perfect for you, which made it perfect for me. I loved the food–especially the orange rolls we had with our meal. My groomsman were great in helping get me psyched up for the big day. I enjoyed the moment that I turned around during our first-look and saw Annie in her dress, and saw how pretty she was. I can’t imagine having anyone else by my side than my best friend!”

One of Annie’s most favorite parts of the ceremony itself was having the song “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan played and sung by our amazing friends Tim Grear and Treese Muller. Admittedly, I only first heard this song because it is the theme song for my favorite television show, Parenthood. But over the last couple years, it has become one of my favorites–even one of my alarm clock ringtones. Every part of the lyrics resonate with me, but I love the following verse the most: “May your hands always be busy, May your feet always be swift, May you have a strong foundation, When the winds of changes shift, May your heart always be joyful, And may your song always be sung, May you stay forever young.” I am obsessed with the fact that we could include this in our wedding.

I LOVED OUR VENUE! We got married in a 100 year old, newly renovated venue with gorgeous high ceilings, amazing exposed brick, and a million-and-one other fabulous details. It was seriously the perfect setting, and we absolutely can’t imagine getting married anywhere else. Right after we got engaged, about this time last year, we started looking for venues and came across The Ravington–which at the time was literally bare bones, and basically a construction zone (it looked nothing like what it does now, a year later). One of my favorite parts of the planning process was envisioning what the venue, decor, theme, linens, etc. etc. etc. were going to come together as. This experience was heightened by checking Facebook and Instagram constantly to look for updates of the venue renovation-process as well. It was so fun watching everything come together and dreaming about what it would all look like by the time our wedding day was finally here!

“Joe and I have a really special relationship that has stemmed from a strong foundation of friendship. He is my perfect person, and it seems as if everywhere I have weaknesses he has strengths. Throughout our wedding day I just kept thinking about everything he was doing and hoping it was all going smoothly on the boys side, and I was just so excited to see him and finally marry my best friend!” -Annie

It was really special to us to have our families support at our wedding. Walking down the aisle with my dad, watching our mom’s light the unity candle, having my little brother do a special reading, and ooking out into the crowd and catching glimpses of all of our loved ones is something we will cherish forever.

Joe and I worked together on writing our own vows, because we wanted what we said to each other on our wedding day to be unique and a little bit different than the traditional “I-do’s”. We both said various things to each other, but ended our vows with the same phrase: “From this day forward, you will not walk alone. My heart will be your shelter, and my arms will be your home. As I have given you my hand to hold, I give you my life to keep.” I love this part of our vows and the context that it has for us, and I think it was a perfect thing for us to both include to emphasize the meaning of what we were saying to each other. -The Bride

We were blown away by the generosity and love so many of our family and friends shared with us! It meant the world to us to have each and every person there, and I don’t think either of us has ever felt any better than being surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones as were that day!

As many brides (and groom’s I guess too) can probably relate–our wedding day was one giant blur! It literally felt like 20 minutes between waking up that morning and walking down the aisle that evening! One of our favorite parts of post-wedding life has been reflecting on each little detail, and loving how perfect it all turned out! Even though it flew by in the moment, we are obsessed with the fact that we will have amazing photos, video, stories and memories to love and laugh about for our whole lives together.

Our first dance together as husband and wife was a Ben Folds song called “The Luckiest.” This song is so simple and sweet–and completely applicable because we both think that we truly are the luckiest.

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