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About Us

Owners Gloria and Howard Townsend, along with their associate, Lisa Seaton, will go out of their way to make sure your event is beautiful, fun, and stress free - especially stress free!


Gloria and Lisa are professional photographers specializing in weddings, bridals and engagements. Of course they will photograph any subject matter, including families, children, seniors, animals, etc. 


Gloria has been a professional photographer since 1999. Being the main photographer at weddings, her clients rely on her to manage the timeline of the day. She now coordinates most of her weddings at the Hidden Chapel (most meaning, if clients don't already have a wedding coordinator.) If they do, she steps aside and lets them do their work. Because she loves everything about weddings, the frills, the fantasy, the excitement, she and Howard decided to open up their farm, Acadiana Acres, as a wedding venue. They have 11+ acres just inside the Saline County line.


The Hidden Chapel is situated among a beautifully landscaped garden area on approximately 3 acres of Acadiana Acres. It is an existing cutting horse farm filled with beautiful lush trees and flowers. Couples are able to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere for their event. Landscaping and improvements are continuously ongoing, so from month-to-month, it looks a little different.


Appointments are scheduled Monday-Friday after 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Saturday upon availability, if there are no weddings scheduled. Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.


Directions - Take Exit 126 at the Alexander, Hwy 111 exit. Cross over the I-30 bridge and head south on Hwy 111. You will cross over a railroad track at the Alexander Police Department and Post Office. Go to the 3rd street on your right and follow the signs that point to Arkansas Human Development Center, Hwy 111. Follow Hwy 111 for approximately 3 miles until you get to Germania Road. Turn left at Germania then go ½ mile and turn right onto Mann Lane. Go another ½ mile until you see a white sign that reads “Acadiana Acres” and turn right into the driveway.