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Traditional + Romantic Oklahoma Springtime Soiree

Here’s a tradition we think every bride can get behind: the bouquet presentation. Just before this gorgeous couple exchanged vows, the bride and groom met outside the church (she was hidden by a column!) where he handed her a beautiful bouquet from The Fleuriste, symbolizing the last gift before marriage. If that doesn’t have you saying, “Aw,” take a look at all the sweet moments captured by Candi Coffman Photography and PenWeddings in the gallery.

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Spring
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Rustic

From The FleuristeAbbey has such a sweet smile an undeniable sense of style, we knew from the moment we met her we were going to get along famously. We joined forces with the talented Wedding Belle and other amazing vendors to make Abbey’s vision come to life.

Florals in cream and blush hues accented by soft lighting set the tone for romance in the back yard of the bride’s childhood home. Did I mention she lived on a horse farm? With horses roaming the gorgeous landscape of the estate you couldn’t ask for a more enchanting venue.

The day started off with a chance of rain which teased light drizzles as we were setting up, but held off for a beautiful June evening! Bistro lights guided guests down to the lawn where vintage doors were suspended horizontally from the trees and created floating cocktail tables. The “floating tables” featured stunning florals including Phalaeneopis Orchids, Garden Roses and Peonies.

Mini potted succulents featuring guest’s name and table number doubled as escort cards and party favors. Sandblasted ghost wood adorned with flowers accented the escort card “succulent table”

The guests later moved inside a tent for dinner and dancing (and believe me when I say these folks danced the night away.) The ambiance was set with a huge crystal chandelier and bistro lighting. The beautiful floral centerpieces included Peonies, Roses, Hydrangeas, Lambs Ear, Dahlias, and Tulips.

The bride was all about the traditions for her wedding. One of the sweetest traditions the couple followed was the presentation of the brides bouquet. According to tradition, the groom would wait outside the church and hand the bride her bouquet when she’s arrived, this symbolizing the last gift from the groom as her boyfriend..With that in mind, Separated by a column to ensure they would not see each other, Abbey and Hunter met so Hunter could present the bride with her bouquet of Garden Roses, Ranunculus, Peonies in breathtaking white and blush tones. An heirloom bible was attached at the stems and accented with silk and lace ribbons.

When it came to tossing the bouquet, everyone was in for a surprise. The toss bouquet was created to burst into several petite bouquets once tossed into the air; this way all the single ladies would each go home with their own lucky bouquet.

Photography: Candi Coffman Photography | Coordination: The Wedding Belle | Floral Design: The Fleuriste | Wedding Dress: JJ Kelly Bridal Salon | Cake: Mishelle Handy Cakes | Invitations: Paper 'N More | Ceremony Venue: Faith Bible Church | Reception Venue: Private Residence | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Prim | Catering: Cheever's Catering | Lighting : IES | DJ: Bring the party productions | Cineomatographers: PenWeddings | Rentals: Marianne's Rentals

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To usher in the weekend, we’ve got a whole lot of pretty up our sleeves thanks to Stevee Danielle Hair and Makeup. For the past five years, these hair + make up gurus have been bringing the salon directly to brides and their ladies. With an incredible staff that trains weekly on bridal specific styles + makeup looks, you can rest assured that you’ll be looking your best on your big day!

Available 24/7,  Stevee Danielle Hair and Makeup with do their magic in their studio or on location (with no traveling fees!). They use the best brands (MAC + Dinair for airbrush) and make sure you and your ladies are looking gorgeous! Head over here for more info and to book your big day.

Welcome to the family, Stevee!  We are so excited to have you! xo

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Surprise Wedding Film by Pen Weddings

As I sit surrounded by wedding to-do lists, a fully planned surprise celebration kind of sounds like heaven. These two had put planning on hold – unable to find a date that worked for all. So the Bride’s mom, along with Poppy Lane Design and Gibson Events, took over and Ely Fair Photography snapped away. Pen Weddings captured every surprise squeal and kiss, and this film will make a romantic out of anyone – guaranteed.

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Winter
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Hotel
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Elegant

From Pen Weddings… The story is what makes this film and photo submission so special. Sami and Joe were trying to plan a small, family wedding… but even that was proving to be difficult since they couldn’t find a date when all of their immediate family could attend. They put planning “on hold”… but when an opportunity presented itself, Sami’s mom Susan had the idea to plan the wedding and surprise Sami with it. She made sure Joe was in agreement, and along with the help of family, planner Lindsay Gibson, and other wedding pros, they pulled off an unforgettable event.

Photography: Ely Fair Photography | Cinematography: Pen Weddings | Event Planning: Gibson Events | Floral Design: Poppy Lane Design | Cake: Raspberries And Creme | Stationery: Chirps & Cheers | Makeup: ChelseyAnn Artistry | Hair: Dry/Shop | Lighting: Innovative Event Solutions | Hotel: The Ambassador Hotel | Bride's Dress: Kate Spade | Farm Tables: Kahoy Studios | Rentals: Marianne's Rentals For Special Events | Rentals: Mood Party Rentals

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Let’s talk about bridesmaid dress shopping for a moment, shall we?  That weekend when you and your besties bop around trying to find that perfect gown that totally fits your vision AND looks great on every.single.girl in your bridal party.  It starts out as fun, but after the third salon, well, you know how it goes.  Enter Brideside, the online boutique that makes shopping for bridesmaids seriously easy and fun.

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Naturally Elegant Midwestern Wedding

Weddings are filled with once in a lifetime emotions, and this affair captured by Brett Heidebrecht is no exception. Kylie Swanson designed an effortlessly elegant day overflowing with natural textures, from the Bride’s Jim Hjelm gown, to the ribbon tied Birdie Blooms, this Midwestern soiree is tactile perfection. One look at this gallery and already I’m counting down the minutes until my very on “I Do”.

From the beautiful Bride… I think I would have to say that the vision I had for our wedding day was elegant but natural. I am a sucker for textures, so I really tried to tie that in with every aspect of my design. From my wedding dress, to the florals, to the bridesmaids dresses, and the tapestries. It all turned out even better than I could have imagined. With the help of the styling direction from Kylie Swanson and the amazing eye of birdie florals it all tied together and Brett captured it all elegantly with his keen eye for simplicity and lighting.

The day was filled with so much raw and once in a lifetime emotion. From the moment I read a letter from my future husband the emotions sprung out. Moments such as my Mom zipping up my wedding dress and seeing my Dad give his baby away and allowing someone else fill his shoes were some that boldly are displayed in my memory of that day. Seeing my husband Brett for the first time on our wedding day was the best of them all and it was even better when I became his wife. Moments like those are ones you want to keep forever and Brett’s photographs captured them perfectly and also will allow me to have small glimpses into those precious memories for the rest of my life.

Photography: Brett Heidebrecht | Event Design: Kylie Swanson | Floral Design: Birdie Blooms | Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm | Cake: Amy Cakes | Invitations: Katherine McKenzie | Ceremony Venue: Crossings Chapel | Reception Venue: Gaillardia | Shoes: Kate Spade | Makeup Artist: Dalinda Cox | Band: Lower 40 | Grooms Attire: Ralph Lauren | Guitarist: Joe Hopper | Rentals: Marianne's Rentals

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