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About Us

Contact us at 501-690-1918 or email at

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Gloria Townsend and I am the owner of Brides In Bloom Photography and the Hidden Chapel at Acadiana Acres (our outdoor wedding venue). Weddings are my passion - I absolutely love everything about them - the Fairytale, the romance, the beauty, and most of all, making people happy.

As we photograph each wedding, We shoot with the goal that once you, or anyone, view your photographs, they will be able to know what happened throughout the day, even if they didn't attend your wedding.

We are sensitive to our clients' wants and needs. We are extremely patient, fun to work with, creative and very flexible. Although we do use post-editing techniques, we prefer to get it right the first time. And, we don't climb up on the Chapel and be visible to photograph your moments. We are more hidden than "in your face"! Our love for wedding photography is unmatched! We would love the opportunity to be your wedding photographer.

Photography: (See "Photo Pricing Only" tab for a complete brochure of packages)

We will travel worldwide to document and capture the details of your life-changing special event in whatever location you select.

You are hiring us to tell your story, to show your romance and individuality, and to document your fairytale. Every photographer's vision is unique, but how you want your wedding photographed should also reflect your own style and personality. The photographer you select should capture that style and personality.

Brides In Bloom Photography blends two very important styles to capture your wedding memories - Traditional and Photojournalism. Your moments will be captured as they unfold to tell the story of your special day, including moments of which are unexpected, so that your fairytale will last forever.

Our inside venue with a beautiful staircase and ornate moulding is now open for photography, as well as wedding receptions and special events. 

Outdoor Wedding Chapel (Hidden Chapel): (See Hidden Chapel Prices Tab for a complete brochure of packages and pricing)

The Hidden Chapel at Acadiana Acres and Brides In Bloom Photography studio are located on the premises of Acadiana Acres which is a beautiful 11+ acres cutting horse farm in Alexander, Arkansas. The area is surrounded with horses, antique tractors, hay barn and much more. There is also a lush, beautifully landscaped outdoor garden area with an open-air wedding chapel, and a footbridge that crosses a running creek. The ceremony area will hold approximately 225 guests, and the outside reception area will hold approximately 350 guests. The area is large enough to have tents erected in the event of rain. 

These are perfect locations for weddings, receptions, bridals, engagements, and family sessions, barbeques, reunions. Your event can be as elegant or as casual as you want. We have packages where we do it all or if you do it yourself.

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Make an appointment today to discuss services available. 501-690-1918


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