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Katie and Michael AN AWESOME MOUNTAIN WEDDING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

The location of your wedding looks

and our closest friends to stay with

amazing. Tell us about it.

us. The house was full with seven families and tons of kids all weekend.

We rented a cabin for our wedding

We had the rehearsal dinner there,

that was large enough for our guests

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adorable six year old daughter

Did you make anything?

and me. We made almost everything! The It appears that you had a rustic

wooden signs out front, labels

theme?

for the mason jars that looked like small chalk boards and the

Yes, absolutely. Mason jars every-

wedding guest “book” which

where - we drank out of mason

was a large mason jar where our

jars, white candles were all over

guests would drop in well wishes

the house in all different sizes of

or quotes. We painted tiles with

mason jars and the favors were

blue chalk board paint and used

mason jars that every-

them for the place settings and

one filled with candy

coasters. I used lanterns, tons of

from buckets… similar

candles in mason jars and served

to a general store.

the signature drinks from large decorative dispensers.

What kind of flowers did you carry?

Your photos are really special. I’m sure you are pleased?

My florist used all types of beautiful flowers with touches of sap-

We were so lucky because our

phire blue. She was amazing and

photographer, Amanda Zabrocki,

was able to perfectly capture the

is my sister in law. She is an

feel of our wedding through the

amazing photographer and she

flowers.

captured so many special shots and many times we didn’t even realize she was taking pictures!

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What kind of food did you have at

local beers in bottles on ice. We had a

your reception?

signature drink that was a sweet tea lemonade drink that was a huge hit.

We wanted our favorite southern

We made it with Simply Lemonade

foods: collard greens, sweet potato

and Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka….yum!

salad, cornbread, shrimp and grits,

We also had Raspberry lemonade for

fried green tomatoes, chicken fin-

the kids with fresh raspberries added

gers… amazing! We had huge buck-

to it.

ets of beer outside on the porch…all

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Renee and Braden A LAWTON BEAUTY AND HER SONGWRITER HUSBAND Renee is one of the lucky few that has had a song written for her. Braden had secretly recorded the song to be played at the reception. It was a sweet and wonderful surprise because as they approached the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife, Braden’s voice filled the room, making this dance even more special and meaningful. Renee looked stunning in a fit-n-flare strapless lace gown with a sweetheart

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neckline, accented with beading and a rhinestone sash. Renee’s gorgeous bouquet was adorned with brooches belonging to her great grandmothers.

Wearing a sapphire ring belonging to her great-grandmother, she was surely as beautiful a bride as Lawton has ever seen.

The ring bearer carried a family Bible that Renee’s mom had carried in her own wedding. Upon the Bible was a special ring with a special story. Braden had bought a necklace and ring at a garage sale when he was a child. He had given the necklace to his mother, but told her he was saving the ring for his wife when he married. When Braden proposed, he pulled the garage sale ring out of his pocket and told Renee he had been waiting 18 years to give it to the woman he would marry.

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This guitar cake is really amazing…and good enough to eat! The groom’s red velvet cake is a replica of a guitar Braden’s grandfather had given him as a teenager.

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RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY... COME AGAIN SOME OTHER DAY.

W hit ney and Clay Whitney’s wedding to Clay was one of storybook proportions…and one that Mother Nature seemed determined to foil. The day before the ceremony, in the grove behind the house she grew up in, it rained 4 inches on the carefully manicured and groomed garden area. The family had rallied together to help Whitney create the beautiful antique storybook garden wedding she was hoping for. Her parents gutted the old red barn in the back, added electricity, cleared trees and planted flowers.

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Her dad had mowed and babied the lawn for months in order for it to be the most breathtaking ceremony location his daughter could have ever dreamed. Added to this wonderful setting were rocks, benches, birdhouses, wagons, bicycles, hay bales and so many other vintage “touches” that made this day so memorable. Whitney’s mom has a great eye for antiques and had saved away many decorations such as the old organ and stove for “a special occasion someday”. Totally wonderful! The rain? The grove was a swamp, the reception area a mud pit and Whitney, in her own words, a “wreck.” But, our story has a happy ending. Though it sprinkled all morning, family and friends came to the rescue and began drying off the chairs, setting up the sound system, church friends brought mulch for the reception area and when it came time for her dad to walk Whitney down the aisle, the clouds literally parted and the sun began shining through. Whitney’s father looked at her and said “It couldn’t be more beautiful.” Truer words have never been spoken. For Information on Advertising call 405.216.0747

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Elissa had some wonderful personal touches that she incorporated into her wedding. The thumbprint tree will always be a framed keepsake and her “keys to happiness” holds some invaluable advice. “Be honest with each other” and “never go to bed angry”

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I recommend a cake tasting. Janet from Rosebeary Cakes did an amazing job. She provided several samples of our top choices and was willing to work with us to ensure we were happy. I appreciate all the time she took to answer my questions.

Rachel and kevin Girls, you will be so busy and have so many decisions right up to the wedding day. But, my advice is: make the wedding your own. I was able to create my dream wedding, “country chic” , by finding and making many of my centerpieces, signs, cake stands and décor. It was part of the fun for us. My Mother and I went to flea markets and bought everything from candlesticks to birdhouses to cowboy boots. My father custom made my cake stands and a fireplace mantle that was amazing. I am keeping the cake stands and incorporating the mantle into our first home. These are the things I will always treasure when I think of our wedding. My wedding was perfect and more than I ever expected. There isn’t one decision that Kevin and I didn’t make as a couple. The wedding was very laidback and more about family than a huge party. We had a local B-B-Q establishment cater buffet style which created a casual feel to our reception. The food was delicious and perfect for a barn reception. We served beer and wine and here is a tip: if you don’t want beer bottles in all your pictures, order custom plastic cups. They are attractive, reasonably priced and can be taken home. For Information on Advertising call 405.216.0747

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Rachel gives valuable advice in helping brides create the perfect wedding day.

I researched photographers in the OKC area by visiting their websites, viewed their pictures and requested a quote. The photographer is one of the most important decisions I made and I couldn’t have been more pleased with my choice. Bit of advice: Schedule a session to interview a photographer. You want to be completely comfortable - this is the one person you want to have a good relationship with. Lisa George was our photographer and she was AMAZING! She was fun and listened to our ideas. We incorporated props into our pictures and they turned our great! Now for what I wished I had done: I would have hired a wedding coordinator for the reception. There were moments that didn’t go as well as expected simply because we didn’t think things through. For example - we cut the cake but didn’t have anyone to cut the entire cake and serve to our guests. The bridal party and family did not have a reserved table. By the time we arrived, the tables were full and we had to sit separately. The food was served buffet style and some of the guests started eating before we arrived. We should have discussed this with the caterer in advance. I feel a coordinator would have made sure the reception ran smoothly from start to finish. Again, make your wedding your own and have fun!

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ALTERATIONS

17 Creekside Chapel & Gardens ............................................. 405-330-8797 23 Dominion House............... 405-282-7789 60 EVE Center........................ 405-813-0009 22 Faculty House.................... 405-235-8212 50 Festivities........................... 405-262-6052 62 Hamilton Event Center..... 405-608-0342 42 I Cross My Heart Chapel... 405-390-5683 22 Milestones Chapel............. 405-872-3426 67 Overholser Mansion.......... 405-525-5325 38 Palace Event Center........... 405-350-7438 66 Quail Creek Country Club ............................................. 405-286-6714 IFC Redbud Room.................... 405-282-7070 20 River Oaks Golf Club ............................................. 405-771-5800 18 Rose Briar Place................. 405-603-7673 24 Rosebrook Vineyards........ 405-361-9821 6 Rose Creek......................... 405-330-8220 72 Sand Plum Event Center.... 405-282-7070 39 The Chateau....................... 405-350-7438 37 The Gardens....................... 405-670-8110 40 The Pulse of OKC.............. 405-740-6142 52 Thunderbird Chapel.......... 405-329-4848 59 UCO Nigh Ballroom.......... 405-974-2358 32 Walnut Creek Chapel........ 405-728-9400

66 Cynthia Sews...................... 405-282-6043

BACHELORETTE & BRIDAL PARTIES

68 Nothing But Class Women’s Fitness ............................................. 405-341-9112

BRIDAL ACCESSORIES

62 Madeline Elizabeth Couture ............................................. 405-818-6533 60 The Bridal Boutique.......... 405-801-3377

BRIDESMAID DRESSES

66 Cynthia Sews...................... 405-282-6043 60 The Bridal Boutique.......... 405-801-3377

CAKES, CANDIES & SWEETS

66 Johnnie’s Sweet Creations ............................................. 405-616-3255 61 Rosebeary’s Designs.......... 405-282-0188

CATERING

22 Faculty House.................... 405-235-8212 58 Johnny Carino’s................. 405-830-6306 35 Ned’s Catering................... 405-810-0208 7 Running Wild Catering..... 405-751-0688 62 Spirits A Go-Go................. 405-650-0416

CHAIR COVERS

CUSTOM WEDDING GOWN DESIGN

19 Soiree Party & Event Rentals ............................................. 405-613-8542 35 Sweetheart Linens............. 405-227-7211 61 The French Tulip............... 405-948-3330

66 CynthiaSews....................... 405-282-6043

DANCE INSTRUCTION

40 3 Premier Wedding Dances ............................................. 405-209-9830

Champagne and Beverages

16 Pancho’s Liquortown......... 405-721-7351 62 Spirits A Go-Go................. 405-650-0416

DISC JOCKEYS

20 A+ Entertainment.............. 405-659-5930 5 The DJ Company............... 405-210-6744

CHAPELS AND WEDDINGS

36 Ashland Gardens................ 405-670-9333 2 Clauren Ridge Vineyard.... 405-412-8630 63 Coles Garden..................... 405-478-1529

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EQUIPMENT RENTAL

58 Innovative Event Solutions ............................................. 405-286-1254 19 Soiree Party & Event Rentals ............................................. 405-613-8542 61 The French Tulip............... 405-943-3330

EXERCISE & FITNESS

58 My Personal Trainer.......... 405-703-8888 68 Nothing But Class Women’s Fitness ............................................. 405-341-9112

19 Amanda Zabrocki............... 405-365-1866 68 Art By Kriea........................ 405-812-2766 34 Haley G Photo.................... 405-620-6713 53 Jenni Woods Photography ............................................. 405-513-2060 6 LG Photography................. 405-535-0615 BC Sherry Lynch Photography ............................................. 405-843-1977 5 Stubbs Photo By Kim......... 405-615-5126

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RECEPTION SITES

66 Cynthia Sews - Guthrie...... 405-282-6043 34 Tuxedo Junction - Windsor ............................................. 405-946-7853 34 Tuxedo Junction – Quail Springs ............................................. 405-751-1745 34 Tuxedo Junction – Riverwalk Moore ............................................. 405-631-6714

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36 Ashland Gardens................ 405-670-9333 2 Clauren Ridge Vineyard.... 405-412-8630 63 Coles Garden...................405-478-1529 17 Creekside Chapel & Gardens ............................................. 405-330-8797 23 Dominion House............... 405-282-7789 60 EVE Center........................ 405-813-0009 22 Faculty House.................... 405-235-8212 50 Festivities........................... 405-262-6052 62 Hamilton Event Center..... 405-608-0342 42 I Cross My Heart Chapel... 405-390-5683 22 Milestones Chapel............. 405-872-3426 67 Overholser Mansion.......... 405-525-5325 38 Palace Event Center........... 405-350-7438 66 Quail Creek Country Club ............................................. 405-286-6714 IFC Redbud Room.................... 405-282-7070 20 River Oaks Golf Club......... 405-771-5800 18 Rose Briar Place................. 405-603-7673 24 Rosebrook Vineyards........ 405-361-9821 6 Rose Creek......................... 405-330-8220 72 Sand Plum Event Center.... 405-282-7070 39 The Chateau....................... 405-350-7438 37 The Gardens....................... 405-670-8110 40 The Pulse of OKC............. 405-740-6142 52 Thunderbird Chapel.......... 405-329-4848 59 UCO Nigh Ballroom.......... 405-974-2358 32 Walnut Creek Chapel........ 405-640-5597

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REHEARSAL DINNER SITES

FLORAL

7 5th Ave Floral..................... 405-242-2793 21 Foster’s Flowers & Interiors ............................................. 405-749-8844 61 The French Tulip............... 405-943-3330

GIFT REGISTRY

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ICE SCULPTURES

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LIGHTING

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LIMOUSINES

4 King’s Limousine.............. 405-733-5466

LIVE MUSIC

5 Angela Murphree............... 405-326-4326

MARRIAGE EDUCATION 61 Forever.FOR REAL........... 877-435-8033

PHOTO BOOTH

22 Faculty House.................... 405-235-8212 66 Quail Creek Country Club

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SPA AND SALON

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TRAVEL & HONEYMOON

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VIDEO PRODUCTION

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