The combination of navy and gold is possible my favorite wedding color palette and this wedding, captured by Amanda Watson Photography ties it all together perfectly with the help of Leslie Herring Events. From the romantic invitations to the striped ribbon on the brides bouquet, you’ll want to catch every dazzling moment here.
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From the beautiful Bride… Micah grew up attending the church where my grandfather was the music minister for almost two decades. I remember coming to visit in the third grade and seeing Micah sit several pews in front of me. I leaned over and whispered to my little sister that he was the cutest boy I’d ever seen. Thanks to the Lord’s perfect plan, we reconnected and started dating the summer before I started college. The rest is history.
When we started planning our wedding, we knew that one of our biggest priorities was to hire a top-notch planner. Oklahoma City has an incredible field of planners, but after interviewing Leslie of Leslie Herring Events, we knew we had found a perfect fit. She leads with poise and grace and has an impeccable eye for design. Throughout our planning process, she led us to an all-star team of vendors, without whom we would have never been able to create our absolutely dreamy day.
I had been a fan of Amanda Watson Photography for years after seeing her work in several nationwide publications. We knew that we wanted to splurge on photography, and we are so grateful we did! Every encounter I had with Amanda left me even more impressed with her not just as a photographer, but also as a person. She has an innate ability to make everyone around her feel completely comfortable and beautiful. Her breathtaking photos have been the biggest blessing – what a treasure it has been to be able to relive our favorite day over and over again!
We focused on creating a cohesive storyline for our wedding by incorporating our overall style in several of our elements. Everything – our cake, our gold and navy-and-white striped color scheme and even my dress further reinforced our style, which Leslie so pointedly defined as, “crisp, yet approachable Southern sophistication with a dash of sparkle.”
I am a serial monogrammer, so I knew that it would be so special to have something created with our new initials that we could debut at our wedding and use for years to come. We commissioned a custom monogram through Allison Banks Designs that was present in many of our wedding and reception elements such as our ceremony programs, custom bar cups, thank you notes at the each place setting and even the cake. Now we are looking for ways to incorporate our monogram in design elements in our home.
Our guestbook was a large wooden letter P – the first letter of our last name. Our guests signed the letter, which is now hanging in our living room. Now when people visit us in our new home they love to look for their name!
One of my favorite elements of our wedding was our invitation suite. I designed each piece from start-to-finish so Micah and I were able to completely customize everything to fit our style. I designed all of our paper and had them printed through a local printing shop, which was a great way to cut costs. I also hand-lettered all of our save-the-dates, invitations and escort cards. While tackling the calligraphy myself was a tall task, it turned out to be a great stress reliever as we got into the hectic last few months before the wedding.
We are both very close with our families and wanted to be intentional about involving them in different ways throughout our wedding day. Both my paternal and maternal grandparents read scripture during our ceremony, and I wore my Grammy’s 48-year-old veil . Micah’s grandfather married us, which was incredibly special. After we were announced as Mr. and Mrs. Praytor, we walked down the aisle to my grandpa leading the congregation in a chorus of “To God Be the Glory.” It was a moment of pure joy and a feeling I hope to never forget.
With our families scattered across the country, Micah and I knew what a blessing it was to have everyone under the same roof. Between visiting with our guests, tearing up the dance floor and eating way too much cake, neither one of us sat down the entire evening. We left our reception in Micah’s 1966 Ford Mustang and couldn’t stop talking about all the fun we had.
When people ask me how my wedding was, I tell them it was the most fun day of my entire life – and it was! Thanks to a rock star team of vendors, we were able to enjoy every moment of our wedding day surrounded by our best friends and entire family. We truly couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Photography: Amanda Watson Photography | Event Planning: Leslie Herring Events | Floral Design: Poppy Lane Design | Wedding Dress: Meg Guess Couture | Cake: Amy Cakes | Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Little Borrowed Dress | Hair And Makeup: Blo. | Entertainment: M&M Productions | Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Warehouse | Venue: Skirvin Hilton