I think this wedding series is really fun! I love seeing all the special details people put into their big day! Today’s bride is Sara! Read on to learn more about Sara & Jared’s beautiful spring wedding.
As far as my wedding day style goes, I don’t think I fit into one category, and neither did my wedding ;) I guess you could call it fancy and casual, simple and stunning, or minimal and memorable. Other than our venue, Coles Garden in OKC, every other detail about our special day had a simplistic nature about it.
Our venue was probably the centerpiece of our wedding. Full of stone, iron and rustic wood and then paired with a gorgeous garden for guests to wander through, it was perfect. It fit my love for everything rustic while staying modern but not being over the top.
It’s the little details that really get me. For the ceremony we had two flower arrangements on either side of us with mostly fresh, spring colors. Pinks and orange hues paired with a charcoal gray provided the perfect contrast to the iron and stone venue.
There was some burlap, lace, pearls, and linen throughout the ceremony but it wasn’t the main focus. We used it to help keep the event feeling more casual.
My dress was by far not easy to find. I tried on several different styles, shapes, colors, and textures but nothing felt right. On a whim my mom and I went into a bridal store just for fun and what do you know, I ended up finding the perfect dress. It was a Maggie Sottero cross between an A-line and ball gown. I never thought I would wear a ball gownish, sweetheart neckline dress as my wedding dress but that just goes to show, try on every style, you might just be surprised. I loved the beading around the waist and the buttons on the back that went from the top to the bottom of the train. And it had pockets!
The original plan for my bridesmaids was to have them all wear a different style dress but in the same fabric and color. Well, when the time came to pick out their dresses everyone picked the same dress. :) Perfectly fine with me! They each had different hairstyles and picked out their own black heels as well. But to add in a pop of color, they all wore long dangle coral earrings and had coral and pink bouquets.
I really wanted the guys to look sharp and paired an ombre orange tie with their charcoal suits. Since my dress was a bleach, stark white and I didn’t want their shirts to be different we used an off white button down. It gave everything a softer look for pictures. Jared was in a charcoal ombre tie.
My flower girl dress was custom made using the fabric from my shall that came with the dress and A LOT of tulle. I had found the style on Pinterest and just loved it! My flower girl was a little bit older than most (7) so I wanted her to have a puffy dress without looking like a cake topper. It came out perfect!
There were so many small and special details on our wedding day that most people probably didn’t notice them but that’s ok, they weren’t meant to be noticed by all. Wrapped around my flowers was the leftover shall material from my wedding dress. Then pinned to the base of my flowers were three very special lockets for the loved ones who weren’t able to be with us that day. Jared’s cousin and best friend, Kirk Vickery, hung in the middle so he would be standing up there with us. One very special detail of the day is that we held our wedding on Kirk’s birthday with the permission of his parents. My Grandma Mary and Grampy were on the sides of my boutique. The blue ring I wore was my Grandma Mary’s. It’s a Platinum set 4 carat Aqua Marine circled with a halo of diamonds (She always had good taste jewelry :) ) It was my something old, something borrowed and something blue all in one.
My Grandma Jody made both my garters out of vintage lace and did all the beadwork by hand. She also made fabric flowers that were scattered around the reception and on the cake as decoration.
Our cake held two very special gifts from my parents, Swarovski crystal cows, limited edition weddings cows that are just adorable. The wife cow has on a string of pearls and the husband cow has on a bow tie.
We also toasted with vintage looking Dr. Pepper bottles, a token to my husband who drinks it like it’s water. And we also share bites of Angel Food cake, his favorite. Picky eaters get their way, even at weddings hehehe. :)
After a night of dancing and fun, we were super surprised to look outside and find golf ball sized hail stones breaking light bulbs, plates and glass wear and dinging up everyone’s cars (sorry!). And we didn’t send out favors for our evenings, we sent everyone home with little “J” to go boxes of wedding cake!
Flowers: Tony Foss Flowers
Catering: The Catering Connection
Cake: Baked in Moore
Dresses: Pomp & Pageantry
Photographers: 241 Photography