Terry/Carr

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LaShay Terry and Kevin Carr met in the sum­mer of 2011 through mu­tual friends and af­ter go­ing back to their friends’ house to hang out, they ended up stay­ing up the whole night talk­ing and laugh­ing. The ad­ven­tur­ous cou­ple loves spend­ing their time to­gether out­doors boat­ing, camp­ing and hik­ing, and when they pur­chased two acres of land to build their home to­gether, Kevin took that as an op­por­tu­nity to pro­pose to the love of his life. “He called me one night, say­ing he needed me to meet him over there to dis­cuss gas and wa­ter op­tions,” she said. “When I got there, he was all dressed up and had mu­sic play­ing.” “He said that he had thought long and hard about where to pro­pose to me. He de­cided since this was where we were go­ing to spend the rest of our life, he wanted to do it here.”

The big day: Oct. 26, 2013 The lo­ca­tion: Di­a­mond H. Ranch in Hot Springs, owned by Q. Byrum and Rita Hurst. We were mar­ried un­der a huge oak tree, adorned with multi-level lanterns and can­dles cre­at­ing the il­lu­sion of fire­flies. The re­cep­tion: We had a chili bar at the ranch with reg­u­lar, white bean and veg­e­tar­ian chili and var­i­ous top­pings. There was also fresh fruit, a pop­corn bar and s’mores bar, with tea and hot ap­ple cider served. The cake was four tiers with sculpted ruf­fles and topped with mango roses. The dress: Vera Wang paired with Bad­g­ley Mis­chka shoes. The look: Fall col­ors were used in the set­ting and ar- range­ments. Orange, red and yel­low roses, pur­ple Calla lilies, green spi­der mums and as­sorted berries, or­na­men­tal pep­pers, pump­kins and woven burlap rib­bon were used along with green­ery and rose sprays in­side and out­side the barn. Sheer draperies were held back by cas­cades of berries and rib­bons at each en­try barn door. Most un­for­get­table mo­ment: Ac­tu­ally there were two. First, when I walked down the aisle with the man I am look­ing for­ward to spend­ing the rest of my life with. And the sec­ond was the dance with my dad that was a part of my dreams as a lit­tle girl. The hon­ey­moon: We will be go­ing to Ire­land in March for St. Pa­trick’s Day.

Story by BETH BRIGHT Pho­tos by TYLER TARVER

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