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A u g u s t 2 0 1 4 Northeastern Oklahoma’s

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CONTENTS

05 Jessica & Sam Walker

Featured Wedding - Jessica Lewis Walker and Sam Walker, Stigler, OK.

09 Courtney & Kasey

Courtney and Kasey Miller Wedding, Coffeyville, KS .

11 Moore Farms Rustic Weddings

Rustic Wedding Venue and Cabins Venue, Pryor, OK.

13 April Dollarhide Bakery 10 Courtney & Jerry Don

Custom Bakery for Custom Needs.

14 Ashley & Zach

Ashley and Zach Hollingsworth Wedding, Claremore, OK

15 Sarah & Jesse

Sarah & Jesse Smith Wedding, Claremore, OK.

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17 Courtney & Jerry Don

Courtney & Jerry Don Ballard Wedding, Inola, OK.

19 Jennifer & P.J.

Jennifer & P.J. Stimson Wedding, Tulsa, OK.

25 That’s Pinteresting! What about Pinterest?

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Jessica & Sam

Walker

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spent many nights praying that God would send me the man He made for me and one night in college it was obvious that I always had him right in front of my face. I married my best friend on January 5, 2013. I know everyone says they’ve married their best friend, but I truly did. This is our story.

We grew up living only minutes from each other and we went to the same school and shared the same friends. Since grade school I have called him “My Sam” but for a different reason then I do now. I’m almost two years older than Sam and age makes a big difference when you’re younger but not so much later in life. Since I can remember I have called him “My Sam” as in “Oh my cute little kid friend Sam…my adorable friend that blushes when I talk to him.” owever, that all changed my junior year of high school. For the first time I viewed him as “My Sam; the man I could spend the rest of my life with.”

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e dated for two years and decided we both needed some growing up to do. During the time we weren’t dating, we remained best friends. He has been there for me during many ups and downs both as my boyfriend and as ‘just a friend.’ y junior year of college, Sam gave me an ultimatum. He couldn’t remain ‘just friends’ because he said he cared too much about me as more than that. My options were to be with him or go our separate

ways. That was the night I heard God whisper in my ear. I obviously chose the right option. am and I dated a year before he proposed at Christmas dressed as Santa. My parents, brother and I were at Sam’s parents’ house celebrating along with his grandma (Mama Bigun) and his aunt and uncle. Sam left the room for a while and

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returned dressed as Santa. This wasn’t uncommon on Christmas because he followed his grandpa’s tradition by dressing as Santa each year for the neighborhood kids. I also wasn’t caught by surprise that everyone had cameras out. But when he asked me to tell him what I wanted for Christmas, I had a hunch. My perfect ring designed by the perfect man was wrapped up in a Christmas box. After I opened my very special gift, Sam asked me to be his “Mrs. Claus.” It was perfect. A year later, we were married.

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ur wedding was the best day of my life and everything was perfect from the cake to the photographers. All the little details meant something to us, including the fishing lure boutonnières, the ring bearer dressed in overalls, and the lockets with photos of our grandparents placed in my bouquet along with the Air Force pin for

my brother who couldn’t be at the wedding, just to name a few. t has been almost two years and we just bought our first home together. We are youth leaders at a church and the students have become like our own kids. Life is good and I’m so glad God made us for each other and I love this journey we’re on together. He will forever be “My Sam.”

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Mr & Mrs Sam Walker Married - Stigler, Ok December, 2012

Photography Provided courtesy of Kathleen & Kyle B Photography, Claremore, OK


Courtney & Kasey M i Junel14, 2014 l e r On June 14, 2014, Courtney Shald and Kasey Miller started the rest of their lives together. Services were at the Nazarine Church of Coffeyville, KS followed by a very jubilant reception at the Shrine Barn. Immediately following the reception (or at least within the next two days) Courtney and Kasey enjoyed their honeymoon in Jamaica for a week. Congratulations Courtney & Kasey Miller.


Services Provided by Kathleen & Kyle B Photography, DJ Connections


Moore Farms Rustic Weddings - Pryor, OK Hello we are Roger & Renita Moore - Your rustic wedding hosts. We created Moore Farms Rustic Weddings in the Spring of 2013. This part of Moore Farms includes; 146 beautiful acres that just said, “Make me prettier, keep me rustic and share with someone else.� It was first started as a weekend get away but quickly became booked for our rustic weddings. We welcome you to our farm and hope you enjoy it as much as we do on a daily basis. We have spent countless hours and funds to make it as comfortable


as possible without taking away it’s rustic charm! We are happy to share it with our guests; brides, grooms, family and friends. To celebrate love and marriage.

sharing it’s timeless beauty in every season. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall... Please enjoy your visit and make sure to pass the word about our rustic wedding venue.

Our family has spent 9353 W 500 Rd many good times at Pryor, OK. 74361 the facility and we love 918-697-1498


Over the next 10 years,

April made cakes for family and friends but didn’t consider it a job until a few years ago when her husband got out of the Army and they settled in Pryor. “I have been surprised at how fast the business has grown”. Currently, April makes cupcakes, special occasion cakes, decorated

People always say that it’s great if you can

sugar cookies, and wedding cakes. When make a living doing something you love, and asked what she prefers, April said “I work April Dollarhide feels grateful that she is able with mainly buttercream icing and do fondant accents. I don’t cover cakes in to do so. “I would have never thought cake decorating would be my passion when I was fondant because many people dislike the younger” said April when asked if this is what taste and texture of it. Clients are surprised that the same smooth look can be she always wanted to do. She did not come obtained with buttercream”. from a family of decorators or bakers, but April always enjoyed seeing beautiful cakes.

While in college, April knew that she want-

ed to take cake decorating classes, but didn’t get the chance to do so until after she graduated. April started taking the night decorating classes at Vo Tech after work where she immediately found her new hobby.


April Dollarhide

Baking Something Special April offers a variety of flavors such as

strawberry, lemon, orange, and red velvet, and she said she is always open to suggestions. April’s goal is to give the couple a beautiful cake and make my prices reasonable so they’re not still paying for their cake a year after the wedding. “It may just be cake, but I love that it can make people happy.” Contact Information: dollarhide3@yahoo.com 918-636-3086 Facebook: aprilstimsondollarhide

Bake Me A Cake


The Country Wedding Chapel If you are planning a wedding in Northeast Oklahoma, we can provide the perfect venue. Located in a quiet and picturesque country setting just 25 minutes east of Tulsa, you will find an elegant and modern facility with chandeliers and sconces, and a serene Chapel with seating for 100 guests. Country Wedding Chapel Inola Reception & Banquet Hall (918) 543-7292 countryweddingchapel@tds.net

We are an exclusive Boutique located in Claremore, OK. We stock over a thousand gowns in a variety of styles including bridal, evening, bridesmaid, flower girl and mother of the bride for retail sales.

(918) 341-4733 -

221 East Patti Page Rd.

Contact us today for your Wedding “Floral Creations�. Located in Claremore at the NeMar Center


Ashley & Zach

Hollingsworth

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shley Williamson Hollingsworth and Zach Hollingsworth were joined in Holy Matrimony on May 17, 2014. Reception followed the services at The First Baptist Chucrch in Claremore, OK.


Jesse and I met in 2008 when he moved in with my brother, Matt. But after Jesse moved out in 2009 we drifted apart. We ran into each other again at a mutual friend’s house and casually kept in touch for a little while. In the summer of 2011 we began hanging out often, which turned into dating, then a relationship. By September, we knew it was true love. A year later, Christmas Eve in 2012, Jesse proposed. We were in our pajamas, had just opened our presents from each other and were getting ready for bed when he said “Wait! I have one more!” He gave me a large box (That he had hidden in MY car) and when I opened it, there was a smaller box inside. When I opened that one, there was an even smaller box and so on... Finally, when I got to the smallest box, he dropped to his knee, and I burst into tears (happy tears, of course!). It was a beautiful moment that I will never forget. So then, we were happily engaged and clueless about weddings, so we stayed that way for a year and a half. On Valentine’s Day 2014 we set a date, June 7th, 2014. We planned the whole thing in those four short months with lots of help from our family and friends. When the big day arrived, we were both very nervous. We wanted it to be perfect and were relieved when everything was better than we could have ever imagined. It was a beautiful day full of family, friends, laughing, crying, hugging, kissing and dancing. But most importantly, it was full of love.

Photos Courtesy of Kathleen & Kyle B Photography


Sarah & Jesse

SMITH

June 7th, 2014 Claremore, OK


Courtney & Jerry Don

Ballard

Courtney & Jerry Don Exchange Vows!

On May 21st, Landon proudly gave his mothers hand in marriage. The services were at The Country Wedding Chapel in Inola, OK. Following the wedding, Mr. & Mrs. Ballard had their honeymoom in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Beautiful family, beautiful wedding!


Photography provided by Kathleen & Kyle B Photography. Catering Provided by Wild Country Meats.


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P.J.

Stimson

Love

Jennifer

Jennifer Morris Stimson and PJ Stimson were joined in matrimony on June 8th 2013 in the Tulsa Holy Family Cathedral. The reception followed at the Tulsa Zoo.


Photography Provided by Kathleen & Kyle B Photography


Mrs. K and Company Bridal Gowns, Prom & Formal Gowns. New Dresses at Discount Prices. www.mrskpromandbridal.com

221 E. Patti Page Claremore, OK 74017 (918) 341-4733

The Country Wedding Chapel

Moore Farms Rustic Weddings

16583 E 640 Rd, Inola, Oklahoma 74036

9353 W 500 Rd Pryor, OK. 74361

(918) 543-7292

918-697-1498

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That’s Pinteresting! Mrs. Kathleen

What About Pinterest More and More Brides are Turning to Pinterest for Ideas If you’re planning a wedding and knee-deep in collecting ideas for the perfect dress, hairstyle and invitations, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with Pinterest. The four-year-old social bookmarking site — which allows users to collect and share things they like on the Internet — is becoming a hotbed for the wedding industry. Not only are Pinterest users adding images to their virtual pinboards for inspiration to help plan their


big day, but some are collecting ideas for the future and aren’t even engaged. Either way, Pinterest is an easy way to make planning a wedding more manageable. It’s like ripping the pages out of wedding magazines and taping them to your bulletin board — but digitally. Even better, each picture is typically linked to a site where you can buy the styles you want, learn DIY crafting tips and become informed about the latest trends. Friends and other Pinterest followers can also leave comments and feedback to make the whole planning process more interactive.


Travis & Melissa H a r o l d

Travis & Melissa were joined in Holy Matrimony at the St. Cecilia Catholic Church of Claremore, Ok. Followed by a wonderful reception at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa, OK.


Photography Provided by Kathleen & Kyle B Photography


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Bridal & Wedding Placement 1/4 page - $75.00 1/2 page - $125.00 1 page - $225.00 2 page - $400.00

Engagement Announcements 1/4 page - $50.00 1/2 page - $100.00 Limited Availability. First Come First Serve.

Something Old Something New Something Borrowed Something Blue

Vendor Placement 1/4 page - $100.00 1/2 page - $175.00 1 page - $300.00

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Hannah Ayers

He did it, he finally did it. That one moment that every girl has on her mind as soon as she is in a serious relationship; he bought the ring, got down on one knee and asked that certain question. “Will you marry me?” and of course you most likely cried, laughed or yelled the word “YES!” Most women have their certain “go to” stylist that they have used since the beginning of time, and even though she may do a perfect job on your color and hair cut doesn’t necessarily mean she can give you the perfect wedding hair. Each stylist has their strong and weak points, and to most everyone’s surprise, a lot of stylists do not like to be associated with wedding parties or brides. Yes, it’s a stressful time for the bride but it can also be very stressful for the stylist as well. In this article I want to share with you a wedding from a stylist’s view, as well as, some etiquette you might want to consider before and on your big day. Let’s start five to six months from your “I Do” date; start gathering pictures and styles that you like and that will go along with your theme. If you are having a beach wedding, flowers and loose

curls would go along beautifully; if it is a black tie affair, you should consider a very chic and sleek up do. Look around at portfolios and talk to previous clients of the stylist you are choosing to get a feel of how you may get along or interact with her. Wedding.com is an absolute fantastic place to look, try and avoid very general websites such as Craig’s list. As soon as a date is in place, it’s time to get a game plan. Meet p for coffee or a light lunch to discuss and sort out what is going on in that bridal brain of yours. This is the time to talk about anything and everything hair and makeup related. If you are wanting your hair colored or changed, this needs to be done quickly so that you are not shocked when it is re-done closer to the wedding. It’s a very smart idea for you to bring a picture of your dress, preferably with you in it so the stylist can see and discuss what hairstyle would compliment your dress the best. The pre-wedding session should be going over the style that you chose, and making sure that is what you want. In this session, bring any and all hair accessories you will use on the big day including your veil if you are using one. We want to give you a full picture of what you will look like the day of, from the shoulders up anyways. This is also a time to go over the times and locations of where you need your stylist, as well as, final prices and compensation. Provide her with an invitation or map of where she needs to be, as well as, an itinerary


your bridesmaids, flower girls and even mother of the bride. We have to be able to plan the amount of supplies we will need for that person. Keep in constant contact with her until the day of so that she knows that your game plan has not changed. On the day of most stylists allow about an hour for each person they are working on; maybe about an hour and a half for the bride, depending on the circumstances. It works the very best if you have your girls showing up in hour intervals in order to avoid confusion. Let everyone pick what time they want so they will be there on time. Once again, make sure you have all of the pictures there for your stylist, whether they are printed out or pulled up on a tablet. It makes it a lot easier if we have a reference to look

back to. Whether you opt for a simple style, or an intricate up do remember this; on your wedding day you will be surrounded by happiness and the people you love most in the world. It is almost impossible to look bad in this situation. Your skin will glow, your eyes will sparkle, your hair will look flawless; and of course, you will live happily ever after. Article written by Hannah Ayers; bridal hair and makeup specialist from Claremore, Oklahoma. If you have any further questions or need to book a date with her contact her at stylesbyhannah@gmail.com or her cell at 918-237-3739.


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