Candy Crush | Published Editorial Feature

I absolutely LOVE all the soft pastel pretty I see when I photograph weddings.  But, when Rachel Haynes and Tanarah Haynie approached me about shooting something super different and super fun – I was 100% IN and so excited about shooting some bright bold COLOR.  The shoot evolved over time and ended up being bursts of bright color and floral made of candy that we shot in a carnival like setting.  I was just in awe of these pieces that Tanarah created.  We had some absolutely incredible wedding vendors join us in this shoot and the entire thing had me giddy because of all of these wonderful folks many talents.

Huge thank you’s go to these incredible folks that came together to create this beautiful carnival elopement we lovingly call “Candy Crush”:

Planning and Design:  Rachel Haynes of Rachel Haynes Events

Floral and Design: Tanarah Luxe Floral

Photography:  Whitney Bower

Paper Suite:  By Invitation Only, Erin Crain Brady

Makeup and Styling: Kakki Jones

Gowns: Tesori Bridal & Formal, Fayetteville

Cakes : Natalie Madison’s Artisan Cakes

Dessert Truck:  Loblolly Creamery

Models: Mary Claire Payne and Emerson Davis
www.whitneybower.comYou guys – a boutonniere accented with Smarties?!  I. Die.

This color, this candy … all of these gorgeous ranunculus.  Tanarah killed it!


Are those corsages made of candy?!  Why, yes… yes they are.  That’s it – I am making my husband have another wedding with me so that we can do a carnival themed day.


There is no way you can look at this bright floral and NOT be happy.  No way.

This floral accent on her dress – so fun!

These Tesori gowns were so perfect for the shoot.  Kakki pulled dresses that fit so well with our theme – but what doesn’t look perfect on Mary Claire?!


Icing on the cake to a wonderful styled shoot is when it is chosen for publication.  This particular shoot is featured in this past issue of Weddings in Arkansas.  You can get your very own copy of newsstands right now.

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