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I’m the founder of Sonnet Weddings & Events, and I’m based in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

I’m a good listener and peacekeeper. I love strategizing interesting family dynamics and being a mini therapist as you set the stage for starting your own family unit. I will have the most fun brainstorming how to incorporate your nerdy obsessions, and thinking of ways to make your wedding feel so much like you it couldn’t be anyone else’s day.

My eye is drawn to fun colors and my heart is full when I’m designing bold, bright, happy weddings. I also love minimalist aesthetics and classic looks! Being creative and getting to build/paint/craft/dye/forage/thrift is a joyful part of my job.

My husband and I have a big veggie and flower garden where we are waging a constant battle against the deer that keep knocking over our fence to get to the rainbow chard.

I would love to see many photos and cute videos of your pets. We have a cat of our own and I volunteer with the NWA Community Cat Project trapping and neutering stray cats and fostering some of the ones that turn out to be friendly! I used to volunteer in Texas working with super shy and scaredy shelter dogs and I grew up with a hilarious blind/incontinent beagle. I love animals!

I am positive and calm and love working with my couples. You can expect me to tell you over and over throughout the planning process that you’re doing a great job and that everything is alright.

Vegan | Enneagram 9 | Oldest Child | Teva Wearer

Everyone on the Sonnet Wedding team is an LGBTQ ally and we are respectful of all gender identities and expressions. Love is love.

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Hi! I have been a planner at Sonnet Weddings since 2018.

I’ve worked with people and in events my whole life across different fields: theatre, restaurants, museums, and the nonprofit world. I’m a do-er and enjoy getting into the details to get something just right. I love the energy when people gather together to learn, connect, and celebrate, particularly when it comes to weddings.

I’m a knitter (18 years!) and I’m drawn to subtle textures and color combinations. I appreciate the challenge of finding the right stitch to highlight the yarn itself while creating something functional and wearable. I love to stay active through barre, running, and anything in the Ozark outdoors. Hiking and canoeing with my boyfriend and his dog? Even better!

I will advocate for you and your partners’ needs, be your cheerleader, and help your vision come to life.

Omnivore | Enneagram 1 | Oldest Child | Chaco Wearer

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Melissa's first photo credit: Ironside Photography