Hughes & Plum­lee

The Sentinel-Record - HER - Hot Springs - - In This Issue - Story by Beth Bright, pho­tog­ra­phy cour­tesy of Spencer Moody

Like many love sto­ries, Jes­sica Hughes, of Hot Springs, met her hus­band, Zach Plum­lee, while in col­lege in Rus­sel­lville. The two met in 2013 in an Amer­i­can History class, where af­ter sit­ting to­gether for weeks, Jes­sica fi­nally asked if Zach was in the army — al­ready know­ing the an­swer was “yes.” They have been to­gether ever since.

On a Spring Break trip with friends to Or­ange Beach, Ala., the group got dressed up for pho­tos on the beach and a nice din­ner.

“My best friend Hannah's fi­ancé asked to take pic­tures of she and I,” she said. “We are in the same soror­ity, so with our backs to the cam­era, throw­ing our sym­bol, Hannah ran away. When I turned around, Zach was on one knee and asked me to marry him.”

The big day: Aug. 29, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Best Man and Maid of Honor: We chose not to have a Best Man or Maid of Honor

The lo­ca­tion: Mount Nebo State Park, at the pav­il­ion. The cer­e­mony was held on the back cob­ble­stone area over-look­ing the River Val­ley.

The re­cep­tion: The re­cep­tion was held in­side the cabin-like pav­il­ion.

The look: My wed­ding colors were peach and mint with ac­cents of co­ral and navy. I made most of my cen­ter­pieces by wrap­ping wine bot­tles with twine or cov­er­ing them with gold glit­ter. We had pic­tures of us grow­ing up all over the walls and a large, old win­dow on dis­play. Our wed­ding theme was very rus­tic and ro­man­tic. The re­cep­tion was filled with can­dles, moss, bird cages and lanterns. I had navy ta­ble run­ners and cream, peach, mint and co­ral flow­ers every­where. We also had hun­dreds of twin­kle lights

as a canopy to give a warm, ro­man­tic feel­ing.

The dress: At Ren­dezvous in Rus­sel­lville, I chose a one shoul­der, corset bodice that flowed to ruf­fles start­ing at my hips. My veil was a cathe­dral with bead­ing all along the edges.

The most un­for­get­table mo­ment: Zach's grand­fa­ther mar­ried us. The two are so close and it made our spe­cial day just that more spe­cial.

The hon­ey­moon: Since we are still in col­lege and our wed­ding was a week af­ter school started, our hon­ey­moon will take place on Dec. 13. We are go­ing on a seven day cruise to Ja­maica, Cay­man Is­lands, and Cozumel, Mex­ico.

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