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Rain Didn’t Ruin This Backyard Wedding!

If you think four inches of rain within an hour is enough to derail an outdoor wedding, you better think again. In fact, “After a brief delay in the bride’s family home as the worst passed overhead, guests cast off their shoes and gents rolled up their pant legs for a parade of umbrellas to usher the Wellie-clad bride and groom as they wed under a tree in Sara Kate’s parents’ backyard,” described Gibson Events. Go see the fun for yourself through the lens of Brett Heidebrecht.

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From Gibson EventsInterior designer Sara Kate Huff of Sara Kate Studios and Commercial Real Estate investor Jason Little aren’t known for doing things less than exceptionally.

When it came to her wedding the free flowing bride-to-be didn’t want to be tied to a theme or color, but more a feel. She wanted a bright, eclectic aesthetic that mirrored her personality. Using vintage textiles and furniture pieces from the bride’s inventory she and event designer Lindsay Gibson envisioned a comfortable, quirky and one of a kind wedding at the bride’s parents’ estate. With inspiration in hand, two floral design teams The Southern Table and Poppy Lane Design worked in tandem to create wild, natural flower arrangements and installations in shades of red, pink, peach, orange, white and green.

As many know in theory but fewer know in practice, it is the joining of souls, not the weather that determines the joy of a wedding day. Sara Kate and Jason took in stride the four inches of rain that fell in an hour beginning about half an hour before their ceremony was to begin. After a brief delay in the bride’s family home as the worst passed overhead, guests cast off their shoes and gents rolled up their pant legs for a parade of umbrellas to usher the Wellie clad bride and groom as they wed under a tree in Sara Kate’s parents’ backyard where she’d had a tree fort as a child.

Following the nuptials, the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed a reception in a tent aglow with strung lights and candles. Tables came alive with dynamic floral arrangements antique china, glassware and vintage flatware from the bride’s own collection. During dinner guests were entertained when Sara Kate took the dance floor with her father and Jason with his mother. The group had secretly been taking ballroom dance lessons and showed off their skills to Nat King Cole’s “L-O-V-E.”

The groom’s wedding day priority was the music. While they were celebrating their engagement in London, the couple heard an amazing DJ at a cocktail lounge. Sara Kate and Jason spoke to DJ Junior Otamon for a while at the lounge and asked him on a whim if he’d consider a wedding reception in Oklahoma! He agreed and brought the house down at the party with his mix of soul and R and B classics.

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Photography: Brett Heidebrecht Photography | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Amy Cakes | Invitations: Blue Eye Brown Eye | Catering: Cheevers | Hair + Makeup: Chelsey Ann Artistry | DJ: DJ Fusion | Cocktail Entertainement: Box Talent | Design + Production: Gibson Events | Personal + Ceremony Floral Design: The Southern Table | Reception Floral Design: Poppy Lane Design | Rentals + Decor: Marianne's Rentails | Tent Rentals: Sperry Tents | Valet: Exquisite Valet

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A Vintage Gown + Crown Took This Bride’s Look to the Next Level

It’s official. I want to steal everything about the bride, Britta’s style. The Gossamer blush gown. The Miu Miu peep-toe shoes. And the vintage gold crown fit for a princess. “Obsessed” is putting it lightly and thanks to the dream team of Lindsey Brunk on design and Brett Heidebrecht behind the lens, we have the entire celebration right at your fingertips.

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From Lindsey BrunkBritta and Reeve’s intimate backyard wedding was held at their home in Oklahoma City on a perfect summer evening. They wanted a simple wedding with live music, delicious drinks and personal details.

Guests were invited to gather for pre ceremony cocktails while the bride and groom enjoyed a first look and a private toast of their own upstairs, overlooking the festivities. The band paused and Reeve walked his bride down the aisle to exchange their vows under a gorgeous tree adorned with string lights. The ceremony was framed by fresh lavender bushes the bride and groom had planted with their wedding in mind, and after saying “I do” guests tossed fresh lavender in celebration.

Britta wore a blush vintage gown and crown by Gossamer and carried a stunning bouquet created by Yellow Rose Co. Other details of the day included a whimsical Rifle Paper Co. Invitation suite, elegant Anthropologie glassware and an after party at the nearby Aloft hotel.

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Photography: Brett Heidebrecht Photography | Floral Design: Yellow Rose Co. | Wedding Dress: Gossamer | Cake: Raspberries And Creme | Invitations: Paperless Post | Ring: Lewis Jewelers CT | Catering: Raspberries And Creme | Makeup: Chelsey Ann Artistry | Hair: Chelsey Ann Artistry | Calligraphy: Kelsey Smith | Band: Empty Bottles | Groom's Attire: The Wardrobe | Event Planning + Styling: Lindsey Brunk | Groom's Tie: ByBird | Rentals: Ruby's Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Marianne's Rentails | Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Wedding Crown: Gossamer

A Sweet Pink + Navy Garden Wedding

Not only did Sheradee Hurst photograph this garden wedding to perfection, but she’s sharing a pro tip with brides-to-be. “Be sure to talk with your photographer about ceremony time and be open to their suggestions for the best lighting.” She advised Randy and Joi on that golden timeframe to get ceremony shots like this, and you can see everything inside The Vault.

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Randy and Joi hosted a lovely garden wedding that was welcoming to guests at every turn. The details of entertainment and gifts for all ages made guests feel like they were the most important part of the night. An open bar for drinks for the adults, and even a separate classy cigar bar with some of the finest cigars were available to guests. This was a family event, so kids were also included in the surprises. Fun packets to keep the kids busy with crayons and other goodies were at the kids table with a sign saying these items were for when the adults got boring.

The ceremony was shaded with gigantic shrubs all around the gorgeous aisle at Cole’s Garden. Tony Foss created stunning floral pieces to garnish the outdoor event. Navy bridesmaids dresses paired with soft touches of pink in the floral created a beautiful contrast. The bride specifically asked for peonies in her bouquet with navy in them to tie the romantic look together.

Just as the couple said I do, they walked down the aisle for the first time as Mr. And Mrs right as the sun was setting. This was not by chance. Randy and Joi planned every detail, right down to the timing of the ceremony with their photographer, Little Black Book member, Sheradee Hurst Photography. Sheradee advised them on the best time for the ceremony for the best light for their photography. This is a great tip for brides planning their wedding, be sure to talk with your photographer about ceremony time and be open to their suggestions for the best lighting.

The couple cut a piece of their soft grey and ivory cake and danced the night away with guests.

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Photography: Sheradee Hurst Photography | Floral Design: Tony Foss Flowers | Cake: Buttersweet Cakes | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony Venue: Coles Garden | Rings: Mitchell's Jewelry | Bridesmaids Dresses: Moliere Bridal | Catering: C2 Catering | Makeup: Ciara Amir | Hair: Hair by Janae | DJ: BTP Productions | Bridal Gown Salon: JJ Kelly

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