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THE MAD HATTER MEETS ALICE IN WONDERLAND “We’re all mad here”, says the Cheshire Cat

A nnalisa and Sean’s

Extraordinary W himsical Wedding Annalisa and Sean share many interests that fueled their desire for a wedding that was both unusual and beautiful. They share a common interest in board games, video games and entertaining. As a photographer, Annalisa has an eye for the unique and their wedding was a whimsical confection of fun and fantasy based on Lewis Carroll’s classic book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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The bride wore a gorgeous strapless silk gown with a sweetheart neckline. She was adorned with a soft, tulle train lightly embellished with jewels. She wore a birdcage veil and attached a vintage brooch for a statement piece. Her garter held special meaning to her as it was made from her mother’s wedding dress lace. The groom wore a linen colored tuxedo, a brown vest, and a natty blue striped bowtie.

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Get ready to fall in love with all the special flourishes that this wedding features. From the lovely antique needlepoint to teapots filled with beautiful vibrant flowers, the wedding became somewhat of a fairytale to all that attended. Topsy turvy polka dotted cakes and cupcakes atop vintage cake stands. Antique teacups. Toast and jam at each table. An elegant wedding cake in green with pink flowers that

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lighted up. Ceramic white rabbits. Marriage manuals from the 1880’s and so much more fabulous décor. Guests typed well wishes and advice on an old Corona typewriter found at an antique store - messages that they will always treasure and hold dear. Annalisa and Sean’s goal was for everyone to celebrate and have an enchanted evening. They wanted it to be fun and relaxed and for everyone to enjoy the party. We say, “How could they not”?

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And, the romance? Annalisa says when they opened the doors and she saw her future husband smiling and waiting on her, she knew she was going to have a blessed future with the love of her life.

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Rachel and Kevin A SURPRISE PROPOSAL, AN ELEGANT DINNER AND A BARN WEDDING! We love proposal stories! How did Kevin propose?

What about those great cowboy boots…

Kevin asked me to get dressed up for a company business dinner but before we left, he surprised me with a picture book he had made depicting pictures of the 7 months we dated. The last picture was an empty ring box. He then got down on one knee and proposed…of course, I said yes! Instead of going to a company dinner, Kevin took me to a wonderful, romantic restaurant for dinner to celebrate.

The girls wore boots at the reception so they could really “kick up their heels”! After I saw the front of the barn, I knew I wanted a picture of all of us in front of the doors, so I asked each of my girls to buy a pair of boots. We aren’t “cowgirls” but we all went to OSU or live in Texas, so we love our boots! The bridesmaids all have on different dresses in a lovely shade of pale pink. How did you decide on your colors and styles?

Rachel, please tell us about your wedding.

We wanted a low key, relaxed wedding, preferably in a wonderful, old barn with lots of character. After searching high and low, we found the perfect place for our wedding and reception. The old, weathered wood and rock were just want we wanted and our pictures were amazing.

My girls are such varying sizes, I knew one style would never work for everyone….and really, I didn’t want all matchy- matchy. I wanted something soft, pretty and baby pink in a style that complemented the different body types. I used a soft green accent color. I loved how they looked, especially those boots!

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What was in the cute mason jars that you made?

We wanted something to go with the style of our wedding, so my fiancée bought 200 pounds of trail mix and we filled and decorated the mason jars for our guests. It was such a fun project for both of us to share. In fact, Kevin, was there helping throughout the planning process. What was the first song you danced to as husband and wife?

Georgia by Willie Nelson. A slow, romantic song…and just right for our kind of wedding. What kind of food did you serve at the reception?

Bar-B-Q, of course! It was perfect for a barn reception. It was a casual buffet. Everyone seemed to have a great time and enjoy themselves. You had a “Gut Pack” station? What is this?

LOL, it does sound weird but basically, it is a chili pie station. Kevin went to Baylor and “Gut Packs” are a pretty big deal in Waco, TX. It ended up being a big hit at the wedding. And, finally…the honeymoon?

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Debbie’s Tips SELECTING YOUR BRIDAL PARTY This process should not be taken lightly. First, you need to make a list of possible attendants. Consider the duration of the friendship, is it one that will last as your life continues to change. Do they share the same values and ideas about relationships and marriage as you and your future husband? Will they have the time available to shop with you, attend parties for you and can they take off work to be with you for the rehearsal day and the entire wedding day? Finally, don’t forget to discuss their financial responsibility with them. If they are paying for their attire, shoes, jewelry, hair, make-up or a day at the spa, they need to know what that total expenses will be. I often hear from bridesmaids that are put in an uncomfortable position because they don’t have the money to buy their attire, buy a wedding gift and help host a party. Be considerate and thoughtful. Enjoy! For Information on Advertising call 405.216.0747

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Shay and Bill’s

RUSTIC AND VERY CHARMING WEDDING

Shay and Bill wanted the beauty of the outdoors as a setting for their marriage vows. They exchanged their vows under the tall, whispering pines and a brilliant blue sky at a local winery and added many of their own touches to make their marriage a day of many special memories.

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Shay has long wanted to have a vintage-y, rustic and country chic feel to her wedding. The couple’s friend Natalie, a wedding stylist, incorporated a vintage chandelier and yellow country French sofa as a backdrop. Shay and Bill instantly fell in love with the look Natalie created and knew their photographer, HaleyG, would be able to capture some unique memories of their wedding.

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antiquing and Shay had a timepiece to be proud of for one of her centerpieces.

The officiant of the wedding strummed the guitar, providing wonderful background music for their guests. As the wedding party walked in, he played one of Shay’s favorite songs, “I Will not Take my Love Away” by Matt Wertz, while his wife sang the lyrics. As Shay walked down the aisle, Bill’s 3 year old son, Mikey, yelled “You look so handsome, Mama!”. Shay says it was “priceless” and will remember it forever.

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straint, I suggest finding a venue that has package options. This is a stress reliever and time saver as they do most of the work for you. Creekside Wedding Chapel took care of the caterer, supplied the DJ, arranged for the cake, dĂŠcor, pastor and many other details. They were wonderful! All we had to do was find a florist and photographer. I made our guest book as a scrapbook of past photos so guests were able to sign their names and write messages. I suggest a photo booth. It is fun and everyone loves having their pictures taken. It is a memento that they can take home and remember the fun. Finally, you need to take the time to enjoy yourself throughout the process.

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Debbie’s Tips Thank you notes are essential. It’s not proper to invite people, accept a gift and not respond with a hand written thank you. This means no emails, texts or phone calls to offer thanks. Snap a photo of each gift and the enclosed card as you receive them so you have thoroughly documented each gift. Write (and I did not say - type) the thank you notes as the gifts arrive. After your honeymoon, create a plan and divide the list so that you and your husband can write a set amount each night.

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