If you’re a design lover with a flair for pink, then you’ve going to need to bear witness to this beaut. Because when the Bride wears a dream-worthy Monique Lhullier gown you know you’re in for a treat. From the lush bouquets bursting with creamy blush blooms, to the sun-drenched shots snapped up by Amanda Watson Photographers, we’ve got every lovely detail waiting in THE VAULT!
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From Amanda Watson Photographers…Jessica is a girly-girl and knew right away she wanted blush and ivory tones throughout her wedding day and those paired perfectly with her Monique Lhullier gown! Matt is a dapper gent so it was only fitting for him to wear a white tuxedo jacket! Beautiful florals and a stunning bridal party are just a few of the picture perfect items in this fabulous country club ballroom wedding!
From the Bride…Matthew and I both grew up in Oklahoma City, but as fate would have it our paths wouldn’t cross until we were in college on the night of his 20th birthday. That night marked the beginning of our extraordinary relationship, one so special and unique that we continually find ourselves incapable of conveying through words. As we set out to plan the wedding, the fundamental question hanging over our heads was “how do you plan an event worthy of celebrating the relationship you cherish most?” From the very beginning we knew we wanted a classic wedding, something simplistically detailed yet elegantly humble. We chose a color scheme that we felt would bring our fairytale wedding to life and capture the complexity of our vision: blush, gold and black.
Despite the fact that we both had moved to Texas after college, large portions our families still call Oklahoma home so being married anywhere else was out of the question. We were married in the beautiful chapel of Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City. The architecture of the chapel, an elegant stone and wood collaboration provided the perfect venue we had envisioned. For the reception, we chose Gaillardia Country Club (which lucky for us was located only a few minutes away from the church). Gaillardia gave us the elegantly classic theme we had in mind, best characterized by the gold undertones and provocative chandeliers; all the while providing ample space to accommodate our rather extensive guest list. A sprawling patio wrapped the back of the venue that overlooked the golf course, providing a nice change of pace for our guests to catch their breath from dancing. The planners and staff of Gaillardia did such an amazing job coordinating our reception!
For the flowers, we chose plush white peonies and ranunculus highlighted with beautiful blush roses filled with lush greens. I wanted the bouquets and centerpieces to be very loose and free falling. We used a fun, gold sequin table cloth for our cake table, gold accents for décor and gold chiavari chairs for the banquet tables that absolutely brought everything together. Perhaps one of my absolute favorite moments of the entire planning process was designing our wedding cakes. Feeling like the standard cake just wouldn’t do it; I envisioned three cakes instead of one, which Amy Cakes of Oklahoma City magically brought to life. The cakes were wrapped in gold ribbon with blush and white frosting, with one displaying a blush, frilly texture that was so adorable! Amy Cakes truly made my vision come to life with these three, amazingly perfect cakes! They were able to make something so artistically complex and yet still taste so incredible!
For the attire, we obviously wanted to stay very classic, clean and elegant. For our bridesmaids, I chose a faint blush, long, and flowy dress made by Allure bridals. The dress had a darling look to it with fun tool and appealing straps which allowed you to tie up around the shoulders and tied a bow in the back.
As for the groomsmen, we kept it classic with black tuxes. As for my dress, it had long been a dream of mine to wear a Monique Lhuillier on my wedding day. As other brides before me can attest, sometimes you feel like the dresses you “pin” on Pinterest are exciting rendezvous’ from reality, hardly representative of anything you will be actually be fortunate enough to find in your budget and perhaps most importantly…..in time for your wedding. After a multiple day search in many wedding boutiques in Dallas, Texas, I finally found the dress of my dreams. The Monique Lhuillier gown I chose was a fitted lace bodice, mermaid style with lace appliques on the bottom tool and wrapped in the most gorgeous white horse hair trim. The Monique veil absolutely made the dress and wrapped around my body like a glove. As for my handsome groom, he felt he wanted something more unique than the traditional black tux….something that captured his personality. He brought up the idea of wearing a white dinner jacket, and I fell in love with the look instantly. He ultimately chose a Ted Baker dinner jacket which looked stunning together with my dress. Our mother’s, both of which are always the life of the party, wore gold, sequined dresses. My mother’s dress, along with jewelry, was from BHLDN in Houston.
Matthew’s only request for the wedding was not to have a “first look”. It was truly the best decision we made for our wedding. Walking down the aisle and seeing him for the first time was the most magical feeling and the best moment of my life! The reception was full of love, laughter and our favorite people in the world. It was so romantic, lovely and not to mention a blast! Everyone danced the night away, which was my only request for the evening! We wanted our guests to have fun at our wedding. And as for Matthew and I, the night was complete wedded bliss. After being sent off by sparklers and our loved ones, we got in the limo pinching ourselves on what an incredible night it was and how truly blessed we felt. Our wedding was a fairytale and we are so thankful for all who made it happen!
Our photographer Amanda Watson did absolutely amazing – from our engagements, my bridals (and again a dream) with a Clydesdale horse and of course our wedding pictures, we now have the most incredible photos from the best day of our lives. Our wedding coordinator, Leslie Herring and her staff did such a phenomenal job and could not have done it without her! Amy Cakes is simply the best baker in Oklahoma City, making my vision and the cakes come to life. We had the best people working for us!
Photography: Amanda Watson Photographers | Cinematography: Hunter Meek | Event Planning: Leslie Herring Events | Floral Design: Uptown | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhullier | Cake: Amy Cakes | Invitations: Drolet Paperie | Ceremony Venue: Crossings Chapel | Reception Venue: Gaillardia | Bride's Shoes: Adrianna Papell | Calligraphy: Sooner Calligraphy | MOB Dress: BHLDN | Rentals: Marianne's Rentals For Special Events