When Aaron Linder met Deidra Ellison, at the local store on Hwy. 7 where she was working at the time, he had no idea it would quickly grow into the romance of their lives. “He would always come into the store and we would talk about our cars or the Razorbacks,” said Deidra. “I thought he was cute. When he would leave, it was almost like I was a little school girl with a crush wondering if he liked me.” The pair became inseparable and shortly after while out on a drive Aaron asked Deidra to be his wife. “I just knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. I would have drove straight to the courthouse right then,” he added. The couple instead drove to her parents house, where he properly asked her father for her hand in marriage.
The big day: Nov. 2, 2013
Best Man and Maid of Honor: Steve Linder and Dana Ellison
The location: Old Spanish Mine, which is located off of East Strawberry in Jessieville. This day couldn’t have been better as nature shined with the fall colors and 70 degree weather. We both love being outdoors so having our wedding with God watching down and mother nature’s beauty was pure bliss.
The reception: The reception was also located at the venue. We had light hors d’oeuvres provided by my mother. The cake was a three tier, white cake with cream cheese frosting. The groom’s cake was dark chocolate and had a Razorback theme. Both cakes were provided by Tina O’Donnell in Hot Springs Village. Entertainment was provided by friends and family.
The dress: The dress was an ivory A-line vintage inspired strapless gown with embellishments on the corset. My veil was a custom timeless birdcage veil with a feathered hairpiece that included jewels, lace and ivory tulle, made by my mother.
The look: Our colors were the colors of fall — Razorback red, Harley Davidson orange and sun-golden yellow. The theme was vintage country which included bales of straw covered with burlap for seating. The arch was twined with fall leaves and draped with ivory satin. We also included a Mr. & Mrs. Razorback tent featuring all things “vintage” such as old rocking chairs and
quilts. The floral arrangements were a mixture of lilies, roses, carnations and baby’s breath designed by Beckwith Visions of Hot Springs Village.
Most unforgettable moment: The most unforgettable moment of our wedding for me was the moment I was walking down the front steps and looked up at the alter and saw the man of my dreams standing there, waiting on me. That’s when I really started crying. That was the same unforgettable moment for Aaron. All he could see was the beautiful woman he was marrying and it seemed like we were the only ones there. When I got to the alter, my dad gave me away and once we locked hands, we both knew this was our life. As Aaron said, “When you know, you know.”
The honeymoon: We went to Branson, Mo. and stayed at Still Waters Resort tucked away on the beautiful Table Rock Lake. We really enjoyed the beginning of our new life as husband and wife. It really didn’t matter what we did because our lives truly began as we drove away. A special “thank you” goes to our parents, because without them none of this would have been possible. We love you more than words can say.