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Traditional Oklahoma City Navy and Gold Wedding

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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Spring
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Ballroom

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

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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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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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Elegant Midwest Wedding at the Oklahoma History Center

Elegant yet comfortable, stylish yet packed with personality this Oklahoma beauty planned to perfection by Leslie Herring Events and captured beautifully by Brett Heidebrecht is one for the SMP hall of fame. It’s absolutely stunning from start to finish, and you can see just what I mean here.

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Fall
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Museum
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Elegant

From Leslie Herring EventsWhen meeting Scott and Christine, it’s apparent that they behold a one-of-a-kind, lasting relationship. Through the entire planning process, they never lost focus of the significance of their wedding—each other. We knew that their genuine friendship and personalities had to shine through in every aspect of their wedding, and we constantly swoon over the gorgeous memories captured by Brett Heidebrecht Photography. The Oklahoma History Center’s natural light was the ideal venue for the couple’s simplistic, yet sophisticated reception. We began planning around the neutral, earth-toned color palette and added metallic accents. Blends of ivory, white and slate paired perfectly with the bridesmaids’ blush gowns and groomsmen’ navy suits. Thoughtful floral concepts by Juniper Design added a whimsical flair, using friendly anemones, dahlias, peonies and an assortment of greenery. Romantic, amber uplighting by Innovative Event Solutions paired with festive marquee lights set the mood for the evening. Thanks to Glorious Day Films, we can relive this magical evening over and over again.

Photography: Brett Heidebrecht | Videography: Glorious Day Films | Event Planning: Leslie Herring Events | Floral Design: Juniper Designs | Venue: Oklahoma History Center

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Romantic Rooftop Elopement at the Oklahoma City Museum Of Art

This is basically my dream. A light-filled, gorgeous-fest captured in a way that makes every image frame-worthy?  It honestly doesn’t get prettier than this elopement shoot from Something Gold Photography. With stunning styling by Ever Something, every detail sitting in this gallery is pure photo shoot perfection, and you can see it all here.

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Summer
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Museum
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Romantic

Something Gold PhotographyI was thrilled when Katie and Taylor of Ever Something Event Styling were on board to collaborate on this shoot; their style is beautiful, precise and unique. We knew we wanted to do something romantic and feminine, and after discussing a few options for settings and style, we concluded that a natural, yet beautiful elopement would suit or desires perfectly

When we arrived to scope out the venue, my breath was taken away when I looked over the edge of the rooftop at the vast openness that lay before us. We loved this location because it seemed not to define a specific place, but to let the imagination decide the couple’s elopement destination.

Katie and Taylor brought our vision to life, creating the scene for an intimate and emotional elopement. I was honored when other amazing vendors came on board to help execute this shoot. From the beautiful furniture by Mood Party Rentals to the gorgeous invitations by Marisa Woolever, this shoot became an inspiring collaboration and was a joy to photograph!

Ever Something ….We started with the simplicity of overflowing eucalyptus and interesting stones. Paired with the white sweet peas and lavender the Eucalyptus created a natural theme to our table-scape. The linen runner was used to soften the bold look of the farmhouse table. We used textured plates with a polka dot napkin, mismatched silverware, and stunning glassware. The bridal bouquet was wild and unruly featuring a large airplant, anemones, dahlias, ranunculus, sweet peas, and sprigs of lavender tied together with velvet ribbon. The dress was the perfect color and texture next to her flowers and bold necklace. The dessert table made an elegant statement next to the simple concrete surrounding which held a variety of desserts such as berry pie, cream puffs, and cupcakes. We used glass bottles of all sizes holding single stems, a large potted succulent, and a glass box of stones to style. All of these elements combined created such a soft and elegant gathering for the bride and groom and their close friends.

Photography: Something Gold Photography | Videographer: Molly Thompson Visuals | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Hair And Makeup: Blo. | Dishes: West Elm | Elopement Venue: Oklahoma City Museum Of Art | Envelope: The Postman's Knock | Grooms Lapel: Two Guys Bow Ties | Invitation Designer: Marisa Woolever With Good Measure Creative | Purple Ice Cream Bowls: Anthropologie | Rentals: Mood Party Rentals | Stylists And Floral Designers: Ever Something | Table Number And Calligraphy Chalk Sign: June Bride Lettering | Violinist: Laura Naturally

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