The wedding photos are here!
There are over 700 of them, so I’ve narrowed that number down quite a bit for the blog. The whole trip, and especially the wedding was deeply beautiful and nearly perfectly successful! I thought I’d use this space to highlight the many vendors we used, all who helped make the wedding so beautiful and successful.
In no particular order:
Floral - Ever Something. They worked wonderfully with me to find alternate flowers for poppies, my first choice but, they’re not available in Oklahoma :(. I adore this company’s work and was thrilled to use them.
Catering - Chimera Cafe. They did completely vegan taco feast, plus a centerpiece of unique and colorful pickled foods on each table! (I LOVE pickled foods)
Dress - BHLDN by Anthropologie
Cake - Sweet Devotion Cakery. Angela did a wonderful job of creating an all vegan, 3-tiered red velvet cake with a vegan Italian meringue frosting (made with aqua faba!)and vegan cannoli filling.
Bartender - Blue Label Bartending
Venue - Dresser Mansion. Could not have been happier with this venue.
Day-Of Coordinator - Bethany Faber Events. Bethany helped the wedding move seamlessly which allowed me to just take it all in.
Ceremony Musicians - Lorelei Kaiser Barton, harp and Annie Ellicott on vocals and ukulele.
Cocktail Hour Musicians - Edwin Canito Garcia, bass and Grant Goldstein, guitar. Our friends, Brittany, Annie, and Keith all sat in.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Photographer - Abbey Wells of You Are Photo Co. We cannot praise Abbey enough. Her talents are priceless and we are so grateful to have had her shoot our wedding. We could not be happier with our photos.
I personally made all the invites and ceremony programs. I used cards from Rifle Paper Co. and a template design from Etsy for our fan-programs. I wore white Crocs with my wedding dress (they don’t look like the classic crocs but like classic sling-back flats. I also wore family jewelry and did my own hair and makeup. The bridesmaid dresses were from David’s Bridal and the guys’ ties and pocket squares, plus our ring bearer pillow, were made by my sister, Bifftastica. She also made our officiant’s stole out of fabric my mom had made (with Spoonflower) from a painting I asked her to paint of some poppies (so I could have some dang poppies!). The stole had a thread in the back which made it into a stole, but once cut, the stole is now a beautiful table runner! Our family friend, Christine made my fascinator and incorporated it with a small birdcage veil I found on Etsy. She also made my flower girl’s flower crown. The flower girl’s dress was from David’s Bridal, as well. The table centerpieces of pickled platters also had small gold tea lights from Ikea and gold framed photos of all of our cats (Coconut included, God rest her soul), which I found of WeddingFavors.com. We ordered sparklers from WeddingSparklers.com. I bought our guest book from a small boutique shop in Claremont, CA and ordered these beautiful vegan Jordan Almonds and little gold baggies, for wedding favors, from Amazon. I also got my bridesmaid robes from Amazon. The flower girl basket was an old basket that belonged to my mom (and I think my granny before that) and we just wrapped a ribbon around the handle. The felt board sign on our guest table is from Target and we also purchased a Fujifilm Polaroid camera so that our guests could take photos of themselves for us to keep. I love that touch. It’s much cheaper than renting a photobooth, which is always fun, but wasn’t in our budget. We did our save-the-dates and rehearsal dinner invites with Paperless Post, which is owned by Rifle Paper Co. so, I was able to keep the same design as the invites. My something old was my necklace and engagement ring which contained the diamonds that belonged to my Granny and my Aunt, and my something new was my dress. Something borrowed were a pair of beautiful gold hoop earrings that belonged to my Granny (my sister has had them for years and let me borrow them), and my something blue was some blue embroidery thread from my mom’s cross stitch that we wrapped around the handle of my bouquet. Also, as a something blue, I guess we could consider our getaway vehicle - it was my step-grandfather’s car, from which my father inherited, and we get to drive when we’re visiting.
I think that covers it all. Again, we were so totally pleased with everything and were so fortunate to be surrounded by so many loved ones in such a beautiful setting in my hometown.
Now, onto the pictures!
ALL PHOTOS BY ABBEY WELLS OF YOU ARE PHOTO CO.