Thorncrown & Basin Park Wedding: I was so excited when Shelby described her wedding style to me as “classically romantic with a touch of vintage flair”. Thorncrown Chapel and the historic Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs were the most perfect backdrops for such a style, with the soaring beams and classic materials in the chapel and the intricate vintage details of the Barefoot Ballroom (decorated to perfection by Amy at the Vintage Soul).
There was something else that felt right about their theme too, and I’m not sure that I quite put my finger on it until a few days after their wedding. Have you ever met an older couple stops you in your tracks just by the loving and attentive way they interact with each other? Their love has been protected and cherished for the decades that they’ve spent together and in a world where relationships so easily grow bitter and distant, they’re more deeply in love in all the most meaningful ways than ever before.
I’m probably giving this way more depth than I should (I am a chronic over-analyzer), but that’s what I think about when I think about classically romantic and vintage. Brad and Shelby, while clearly not a silver-haired couple with 50 years of marriage under their belt, have that kind of love. The kind of love that people notice, admire, and know will endure. Their tender interactions in the quiet moments, the way they look at each other, him like she’s the only person he sees in a crowded room and her like she can’t imagine spending her life with anyone else…their wedding was an incredible day but it’s easy to see that really, it was just a beautiful and meaningful moment in an abiding love story that is already well-underway.
Ceremony Venue | Thorncrown Chapel
Reception Venue | Basin Park Hotel
Photographer | Corrie Childers Weddings
Planner, Florals & Rentals | Vintage Soul Events
Hair & Makeup | Blossom Beauty
DJ | DJ JRed
Cake | Rick’s Bakery
Dress | The Blushing Bride Boutique
Tux | The Black Tux company
Invitations | Shine Wedding Invitations
Getting Ready Venue | Can-U-Canoe Cabins
Rings | Ascot Diamonds & Blue Nile
Corrie Childers is a sought-after Northwest Arkansas wedding photographer, Arkansas engagement photographer, Arkansas bridal photographer and Arkansas proposal photographer. Corrie has a natural passion for classic, timeless wedding photography in an elegant and relaxed style. Corrie is currently booking Arkansas weddings in Bella Vista, Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Siloam Springs, Eureka Springs and all of Northwest Arkansas, as well as Little Rock, El Dorado, Dallas, St. Louis, Kansas City, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and beyond!
Thorncrown & Basin Park Wedding