My fiance proposed right around Christmas in 2017. We knew that we needed to begin our venue search RIGHT AWAY to find the perfect location. I think we went to EVERY venue in Central Arkansas trying to find the right feel. However, we KNEW Magnolia Hill was our perfect location the moment we pulled in the drive. The trees, the estate, the beautiful pond, and even the Wedding Crashers (two very silly little geese) greet you immediately. But the true heart and soul of Magnolia Hill is Mr. Buddy and Mrs. Alda. They are the family members you never knew you were missing in your life. Throughout this year, some of my favorite "wedding moments" are the hours and hours my fiance and I have spent sitting around Mrs. Alda's table, with some of her famous sweet peach tea, laughing, crying, and planning the most magical day of our lives. Mrs. Alda thinks of EVERYTHING... and Mr. Buddy is her perfect counterpart. We have felt loved, embraced, and cherished every moment of this year we have spent with them. Even though this process will be over next week, Magnolia Hill will always hold a special place in my heart- and Mrs. Alda and Mr. Buddy will always be a part of our family.