Hughes & Plumlee
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.