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Rachel and Matthew… “We have loved each other for a long time.” 8

Where and how did he propose?

Our birthdays are a week apart so we celebrate with a large family birthday party. Just after we blew out the candles, someone asked me what I had wished for. I responded with “I think you all know” (we had been dating for 5 years). Just as I said that, Matt touched me on the shoulder and said, “Rachel, we have loved each other for a long time. I love you so much and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?” It was the best birthday present ever! Your colors were beautiful. How did you choose them?

I asked Matt to choose his favorite color and he chose blue. I knew I wanted a bright, vibrant wedding so I thought that beautiful flowers in all shades of orange would really POP.

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Something old?

My MeMe ( my grandmother) had an opal ring that she wanted to give me. We had it totally restored and I was proud to wear it on my wedding day. Something new?

My dress. Something borrowed?

My maid of honor loaned me a diamond stud earring. Something blue?

My shoes. For a keepsake, all the girls signed the bottom of one shoe and all the groomsmen signed the other. Tell us about your lovely wedding gown, please.

On a whim, when passing through Dallas, my girlfriend Emily and I stopped at little bridal boutique we spotted. We thought it would be fun to see what they had, not expecting to actually find The Dress. It’s a strapless Pronovias gown that is very fitted, flaring at the knee. It opens at the knee in a v shape, allowing my shoes to be seen. The bodice is embellished with beading and lace, then flares out in ruffles at the bottom. I fell in love with it immediately! Was there anything uniquely yours (or Matts) in the wedding?

Matt built the arbor that we stood under during the ceremony at the Boathouse. We decorated it with beautiful flowers and it was so lovely with the river behind it. We toasted each other with Waterford crystal toasting flutes which were engraved with our names and wedding date. 10

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Why did you choose the Boathouse?

This venue allowed us to do both the ceremony and reception at the same location and this was very important to me. It gave us the option to have an outside ceremony and that was a must for me. It is such an awesome location - the building is spectacular, it is beside the Oklahoma River and downtown Oklahoma City is the backdrop. You had a candy bar! Tell us about it.

Matt loves candy! We had an assortment of Matt’s favorite candies - almost anything sour and gummyso I ordered 11 different candies for him in shades of blue and orange. What were your bridesmaid gifts?

I purchased black and white damask bags and had the girls names embroidered on them. Inside the bags were V-necked fitted t-shirts that said “Bridesmaid” or “Maid of Honor” along with a candle, their jewelry, shoes for the wedding and a picture frame. Any special memories you care to share?

Matt and I wrote letters to each other to read on the morning we were getting married. I will treasure these always. Also… we will never forget the 60+ mph wind storm that came through right before the ceremony! Fortunately, it ended in just a few minutes.

Looks we Love…

Beaded jewelry, the cake that incorporated the architecture of the boathouse, breathtaking scenery, bouquets with striking, vibrant colors. 13

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Christina and Casey‌ A perfect spring vineyard wedding Christina wanted light and springy colors for her wedding and chose a soft golden yellow complemented by turquoise blue accents. These lovely colors accented the table decorations, embellished the cake, arbor and hanging flowers in the wonderful outdoor wedding near Luther, OK. The tall trees and beautiful scenery of the vineyard provided the perfect backdrop as they exchanged vows.

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GROOM’S CAKES… It’s a Guy Thing

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You lucky guys! For you, there are no rules when it comes to deciding what to do with your grooms cake. Pick a unique flavor, filling and frosting. Who’s your favorite team, what do you love to do, what do you like to munch on? How about your free time? How do you spend it? Well, you get the picture. Get creative - your favorite bakery will help you design a grooms cake that your guests will be talking about long after the wedding. Have fun with it! Enjoy.


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