It Was Wedding Bells (and Bountiful Blooms) for Wedding Pro Emily Noland and Thomas Moss

Emily Noland

Thomas Moss

August 1, 2020

 

After Thomas Moss surprised Emily Noland with a marriage proposal in 2019, the two went to work planning their wedding for May 2, 2020. But on the very day they were to mail their formal invitations, they realized they’d need to push the date. COVID stay-at-home orders would prevent the couple from hosting 400 guests that spring, but it wouldn’t prevent them from celebrating in style later in the year. On August 1, 2020, the two sealed the deal in “a fun, elegant backyard wedding” at her parents’ home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 

 

When the Tables Are Turned

Emily Noland has been a wedding professional for several years, most recently as vice president of operations at Bella Flora. Shes worked on scores of weddings, but last summer was the first time she was herself a bride. She found it difficult to let go and just enjoy the moment.

It was a hard thing for me, because I always wanted to be in control,” Emily says. “I wanted it to be what I wanted it to be, versus what I’ve seen before. Now I look back, and I didn’t have to be that way.”

The experience did give her some insight into the minds of her bridal clients, however. And she feels better equipped to put her brides at ease, reassuring them “that at the end of the day, youre going to marry your person,” no matter what else happens.

Its a good way for us to relate,” she says.

This article originally appeared in the Fall / Winter 2021 issue of D Weddings. Purchase yours online .

Credits

  • Ceremony/Reception Site

    Bride’s family home in Fayetteville, Arkansas

  • Photographer

    Carter Rose Weddings

  • Bridal Gown Designer

    Romona Keveza

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    Warren Barrón

  • Hair & Makeup

    Jamie White

  • Groom’s Attire

    The Black Tux

  • Bridesmaids’ Dresses Retailer

    Bella Bridesmaids

  • Groomsmen’s Attire

    The Black Tux

  • Flower Girl Dress Retailer

    J’s House

  • Flowers

    Bella Flora of Dallas

  • Stationery

    Stamped Paper Co.

  • Cake

    Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shoppe

  • Catering

    Catering Unlimited

  • Music

    Professor D Band

  • Lighting

    Lightworks Events

  • Videographer

    Splendor Films

  • Wedding Rentals

    Bella Acento

  • Wedding Planner

    Natasha Gates, Anne-Claire Allen Planning & Design

  • Wedding Designer

    Emily Noland, Bella Flora of Dallas

  • Additional Vendors

    Arkansas Portable Toilets; Brianna Noland Events; BTN Designs; Burton’s Creamery; Center Stage Floors; Eventology; Koon’s Saloon Mobile Bar Service; Mercedes-Benz of Bentonville; Nuage Linens; Party Pro Rents; Sage Fine Jewelry; TNT Events and Staffing

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