Are you an Arkansas bride?

If so mark your calendar now and please plan to visit Ocken Photography at the 12th Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bridal Fair on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008.The event will be from 1 to 5:30 pm at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, with a fashion show at 4 pm.

Destination Weddings

 

Jerusalem Wedding

Planning a wedding away? Ocken Photography will join you at your destination. We are seasoned travelers and have captured celebrations from a variety of cultures and located everywhere from beaches to ballrooms.

Out of the Box Bridal Show

Attention Chicago Area brides to be! Join us for a fun, relaxed afternoon that will actually help in the planning of your wedding. And mix and mingle with an intimate assortment of Chicago’s hippest wedding vendors—in a crazy cool location—without fighting a crowd of thousands!

Out of the Box Bridal show at Catalyst Ranch
on Sunday, October 21, 2007 from 12pm to 4pm.

Jonn Richardson Video

Another of Jenn Ocken’s passions is blues performers, and she spends quite a lot of time documenting their performances. She created this photo diary of guitarist Jonn Richardson’s last two years — since he won the Albert King Award in 2005. The award is given to the most promising guitarist at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, TN. Get more information about the blues at http://www.blues.org/.

Engagement in the Rain

Erin and Tony had the best attitudes when the rain came pouring down on us during their engagement portrait! Erin, owner of A Stem Above florists, knows that when it comes to wedding events, the show must go on — despite the weather — and she and Tony agreed to be flexible. We escaped under scaffolding and the El tracks at Lake Street and State Street and photographed away. The available light of the city and reflected light from the rain and puddles lent a special glow to the atmosphere and allowed us to create a beautiful set of portraits. Thanks so much to Erin and Tony for their fearlessness when it came to getting a little wet. We had a great session.

Rachel Frazer

I LOVE them!!! I do not know how we will ever decide which ones to get. There are just so many I really love, I don’t know how I will ever choose. I can’t get over how much I love them. I can’t believe how wonderful the ones in the pool are too! I am already envisioning my wall in the kitchen.

— Rachel, Baton Rouge mom

Little Rock Fall Bridal Fair

For the first time since it began 10 years ago, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette will expand its popular January Bridal fair to include a fall event Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007.The event will be from 1-5:30 p.m. at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock with the fashion show at 4 p.m.”Many vendors who were with us in January have already planned to attend, and we expect around 120 booths at the fair,” said Promotions Manager Tabitha Cunningham.The Bridal Fair is established as “the place” in Arkansas for brides to go to plan their weddings.”Our goal is to have one place for brides-to-be and their fiances to go to assist them in planning their dream wedding. They can book vendors, see their products or examples of their work and get to know the vendors’ personalities, all of which are important aspects of planning a wedding.”Admission is $5 and includes admittance to the fashion show at 4 p.m. Brides-to-be and grooms-to-be can register for prizes when entering the fair. There will also be a separate registration for those interested in participating in the Almost-Newlyweds game for a chance to win a prize. (Four couples will be chosen randomly at 2 p.m. —the game will follow shortly after.)

Janet Lefley & Dan Applebaum

The artist’s book is really beautiful! It is a great collection of some of the really special moments from our wedding. We’re already enjoying looking through it.

— Winnetka, Illinois, married June 2007