When the wedding vision is based around the Bride’s beautiful blush pink Lazaro ballgown wedding dress, you know you’re in for a treat. From the blush peonies and peach garden roses in the Bride’s beautiful bouquet to the art deco design details carried throughout the reception, this Tulsa wedding, captured by Amanda Watson Photography, is so perfect, not even a tornado warning could spoil it. See all the pretty in The Vault!
From Emerson Events & Design…Natalie and I met in November 2014, after her photographer, Amanda Watson sent her my way to discuss planning and floral design. When that first meeting ended and she gave me a big hug, I knew her and I would have lots of fun planning!
Most of the creative vision was based around Natalie’s amazing Lazaro gown, and the beautiful art deco elements of the reception venue. Though they live in Oklahoma City, where Brandon works for Oklahoma City Thunder, Natalie and Brandon chose to get married in Tulsa, where she
They chose the beautiful historic Harwelden Mansion to have the ceremony. To create a laid back vibe, we had a pre-ceremony happy hour. The guests sipped on champagne, snacked on spring rolls from the couple’s favorite Thai restaurant in Tulsa, and viewed the gorgeous venue. The couple exchanged vows in front of the Harwelden Mansion’s doors under a chuppah adorned with flowers. As a nod to Natalie’s father, who had passed, she walked down the aisle to ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by the Beatles, one of his favorite songs. Natalie’s bouquet featured peonies, garden roses and ranunculus to accent her gown. A brooch that belonged to her grandmother was also pinned to the wrap.
After the ceremony, the guests hopped on shuttle buses to 624 Kitchen where they enjoyed Moscow Mules, while they waited on the newlyweds to arrive. The reception decor was kept sleek and simple, to not take away from the amazing original deco elements it has. The flower arrangements were a mix of tall black vases with hydrangeas, pale pink roses and some cascading foliage. The other half of the tables had a low lush compote arrangement with anemones, pale pink blooms and foliage. Brandon and Natalie made their entrance and danced to the classic Etta James, At Last. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful tapas style dinner, drinks and music handpicked by the couple.
Near the end of the reception, I got word that we were under a severe storm watch, and it was heading right towards Tulsa. Just about the time the couple were supposed to make their grand exit, the tornado sirens began to go off and the remaining guests, vendors and staff were all escorted to the basement stairwell until it passed. Thankfully, no tornadoes came through! We did have a torrential downpour of rain that caused some flooding, but Natalie and Brandon were still the happiest they could have ever been! It’s not an eventful wedding in Oklahoma unless you have severe weather. Nonetheless, Mother Nature was on our side that day and the Barnett’s had their beautiful outdoor ceremony and a fun reception with all of their family and friends in attendance.
Photography: Amanda Watson Photography | Floral + Event Design: Emerson Events | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture, Inc | Cake: Anne Keller Cakes | Invitations: Good Measure Creative | Ceremony Venue: Harwelden Mansion | Reception Venue: 624 Kitchen | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: David's Bridal | Makeup: Stunning By Starla | Transportation: Galaxy Limo | Bridal Boutique: Stardust Celebrations | Photo Booth: Botbooth | Rentals: Party Pro Rentals