When you have two cuties that radiate such fun, fabulous vibes on their own, when combined, the energy is absolutely electric. And Randy Coleman and Dewberry Cinema captured that spark in every pic snapped and every second filmed. With their shining smiles – and one fabulous floral arch – this is one of those Vault galleries that’s an automatic mood-lifter!
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From the Bride… Matt and I wanted our big day to be a reflection of our wacky, creative, and fun personalities, as well as be a symbol of our love and commitment to each other.
We worked for 14 months with our wedding planner, Allyson VinZant, and couldn’t be more pleased with how everything turned out. Allyson is the angel of wedding planning. She knew exactly what we wanted, even without us saying it. We are so grateful for her help and creativity, and relentlessly cheerful spirit.
We got married on the rainiest day of 2015, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying every minute of our perfect wedding. Some even say that it’s good luck! If that’s true….we should have PLENTY of luck stored up.
The day started with the ceremony being moved indoors of the Gaylord Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum. Guests were escorted by our groomsmen carrying umbrellas to the 3rd floor, which was beautifully appointed with a gorgeous floral arch by Tony Foss Flowers. Initially, I had been pretty disappointed by the rain, but if one thing is true about weddings, it’s that on the big day, literally nothing else matters except the fact that you are getting married to the person you love. That silly rain didn’t even get a second thought.
Not only did Tony Foss put together a show stopper of an arch, my bouquet was literally dripping with pearls and gold beads, and was adorned with Matt’s great great grandmothers brooch. Our aisle had beautiful flowers and sashes, and our bridal party had the most incredible boutonnieres and bouquets.
To make our ceremony space more “us” I added special touches like including photos of our grandparents on their wedding days, and had our classical string quartet play only contemporary music.
One of my best friends, Lauren, officiated our ceremony which was really special to us. And two of the my high school girlfriends did a unique reading – quotes about love from our favorite movies. We also included a ring warming in our ceremony. Our rings were passed to every person who attended the wedding, so that they could bestow a special wish or prayer upon them.
Our reception was held at my parents “office” – a 1920’s warehouse near Historic Film Row in Downtown OKC. My parents own a sign manufacturing shop, so we got to have a lot of fun customizing the space to fit the wedding. Their J&B Graphics sign was swapped out for one that said “Bob’s Speakeasy” – named after my dad, and they created a huge custom banner to hang behind our band that had our initials on it. They even made vinyl graphics that matched our wedding invitations to cover the front of our illuminated bars.
Guests were greeted by In10City Entertainment already playing the roof off the house and an extravagant candy bar by 42nd Street Candy Company.
We kicked off our reception with a first dance, which Matt and I practiced for almost a year, a foxtrot to Lady Gaga and Tony Bennetts “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” choreographed by our friend and dance teacher Amy Lawrence.
Guests were served an expansive buffet from Cheevers Catering, which included carving stations, a mac n’ cheese bar, and a custom s’mores station.
Mood Party Rentals turned our warehouse into a lavish, glittery palace. A crystal curtain dripped across the width of the room, sequin table runners, and gold chivari chairs glittered in the uplighting, and a cozy set of lounge furniture lined the dance floor.
To this day I am still having issues picking just 60 photos for my wedding album. Randy Coleman Photography is truly a master. And Dewberry Cinema put together an absolute tear jerker of a wedding video.
It was the party that no one wanted to end, least of all us. Our wedding was a night that we will absolutely never forget. It was so much fun, so filled with love, and the epitome of perfect. Matthew and I want to thank all of our family and friends who showed up – with the rain, to wish us luck, bring us their love, and share in our big day.
Photography: Randy Coleman Photography | Cinematography: Dewberry Cinema | Event Planning: Allyson VinZant Weddings | Floral Design: Tony Foss Flowers | Wedding Dress: Winnie Couture | Ceremony Venue: Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Hall Of Fame | Reception Venue: Bride's Parents Warehouse | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Catering: Cheever's Catering | Hair And Makeup: Studio Grand | Lighting: Innovative Event Solutions | Band: In10City Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Steven Giles Clothing | Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Bride's Accessories: JJ Kelly Bridal Salon | Custom Signage And Graphics: J&B Graphics | First Dance Choreography: Amy Lawrence Ballroom Dance | Quartet: Mid-America String Quartet | Rentals: Mood Party Rentals