Good morning SMPers! Get ready for another fab wedding Wednesday because today we’re bringing you tons of pretty inspiration in the form of seven drop.dead.gorgeous weddings. From coast to coast, these weddings are bringing the beauty all day long. Just remember, these are sneak peeks, so you’ll have to hit up the full gallery for all the gorg!
First up is this pretty, pretty modern Tulsa wedding captured beautifully by Josh McCullock Photography. We’re loving the simple monochromatic florals, those cute as can be ring bearers and the bride’s gorgeous dress and accessories by Gabriella New York Bridal Salon. See it all unfold right here in the gallery!
From the Bride… I was convinced numerous times before he was going to propose. But, um, I was wrong. Two days before the proposal day, my boss told me she wanted to talk to me that Friday after work. She provided nothing else, so I was nervous. I prepared all of these charts and stats on my performance. Before our meeting, she called a girl at work and told me to meet her at a restaurant by my house I shared with Steve. Then Steve called and said please let the painters in before your meeting. I was not thrilled because I did not want to be late. Once I got to the house the front door was open! (We always lock our house.) Once I walked in there were flowers everywhere and photos from all the stages of our life together. I walked outside on our balcony in the backyard, and he was there! He had this amazing setup and just acted normal. I had been so confident before I did not want to assume. After a moment of us sitting to eat some food he prepared he said let me go get you dessert. He put on our song and then brought out a platter with a photo of my family and his and my favorite desserts (sour straws and little Debbie Christmas Trees — classy, I know) Then he had the ring on the platter and said I want us to be one family! As soon as I could, I of course said YES! He had organized a party with gifts, drinks and our friends and family!
One early morning I had my bridal portraits at sunrise on my aunt’s grass tennis court. Being in Oklahoma there is naturally dew on the ground that early, and some grass had gotten on my dress. So, naturally, I took it to the cleaners to make it perfect again. Exactly two weeks before my wedding, I was in a meeting at work. My best friend had called the office, and I had numerous missed calls from my husband and aunt. I asked to excuse myself and found out that my dream wedding dress had been ruined. My mouth dropped when I heard on the other end of the phone, “We are sorry but we washed your dress with another and it is totally ruined.” The dry cleaners had cleaned my dress with another dress that had different fabrics. My trip to pick out a dress in NYC and get my dress fitted there, among a million other thoughts, flashed through my mind. But the dream team stepped in. Gabriella New York Bridal Salon contacted the designer and told them the situation. After sending new measurements over and praying Hurricane Irene did not hit NYC that weekend, I decided to just let fate take over. Within two hours, we were ready to have the same dress made again. Anna Maier had decided they would make me another one. If it did not work out I told myself I would just have Gabriella send me another dress since they had my measurements. People come up to me often after hearing this story and say, “I can’t believe you didn’t flip out more!” Now I did cry a good cry for an hour and needed a cocktail, but at the end of the day it is not about the material items. And I was thankful for the team I had around me helping me to realize it would all work out — without the bridal salon, designer, friends, coworkers, family and fiance, I might have handled it without so much grace. :) It all worked out that I got my dream dress again, and this time it fit without any alterations.
I wanted the entire event to be unique, bright and filled with touches of love and memories. I LOVED my bouquet of Yellow Wanda Orchids. My favorite wedding day memory was when my brothers walked me down the aisle and Steve was at the end — my Dad passed away a year before I got married, so this was a very emotional day for us all. My advice for other brides would be to plan and be organized so you can enjoy your day! Once our wedding weekend started, I promised myself whatever happens happens! And I lived by that. We celebrated for three days in a row and there were things that happened but overall I would not change ONE thing.
Wedding Photography + Cinematography: Josh McCullock Photography / Ceremony: Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa, Oklahoma / Reception: Living Arts of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma / Wedding Coordination: Christina Leigh Events / Floral Design: The French Bouquet / Wedding Cake: Icing On The Top / Wedding Stationery: Custom by Michelle Mayenschein, A Bridesmaid / Band: Stars / Accommodations: Courtyard Tulsa Downtown / Wedding Dress: Anna Maier Ulla-Maija via Gabriella New York Bridal Salon / Bride’s Veil: Sara Gabriel via Gabriella New York Bridal Salon / Bride’s Hair Piece: Untamed Petals via Gabriella New York Bridal Salon / Bride’s Necklace: Rivini via Gabriella New York Bridal Salon / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Hair: Jara Herron Salon / Makeup: Shannon Schroeder / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew / Menswear: Jos. A Bank