Deanna Karlheim & Colton Stanton – 07.29.2017

Photography by Meredith Melody Photography

Deanna Karlheim is the daughter of Susan and David Karlheim of Clarksville, Maryland. Colton Stanton is the son of April and Jay Stanton of Columbus, Nebraska. Deanna is a dancer with Ballet Arkansas and Colton works as a design engineer at Dassault Falcon Jet. The newlyweds reside in Little Rock with Bubs, their puppy – rescued from Little Rock Animal Services. The couple married on National Dance Day.

The First Encounter:
“It wasn’t long before I knew I wanted to do anything to know her more and more every day. The first time I told her I loved her, I thought it was WAY too soon, but I had felt like telling her for so long.” – Colton


The Proposal:
“When I took a step inside, I turned and saw balloons that said Marry Me without a question mark. Then from behind a curtain across the hallway, my cute puppy came rushing into the middle of things, as per usual.” – Deanna

The Big Day:
We took a moment together in prayer and thanked God for bringing us together for a lifetime. Dancer friends prepared a surprise performance – they traveled for the wedding, and the performance was the greatest gift.


The Location:
The Anthony Chapel at Garvan Woodland Gardens showcased our love for each other and our commitment to God. The doors opened to our perfect wedding day with family and friends who came to Hot Springs to celebrate with us.

Inviting Arkansas
  1. T.

    I adore this couple and their wedding. I don’t know them but have a sense about what brought them together. Beautifully done.

  2. Susan Anderson

    This couple’s story and lovely photos leave the reader wanting to know more about them. Stunning wedding party.

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