Bride "Zebra"...... need I say more? With a bold design idea of zebra and red we transformed the Gaillardia Country Club. Sophisiticated and adventurous, with an amazing cake and bridesmaids shoes to match.
Stylish and crafty. Becky was so excited about doing her own craft projects like creating the "Just Married" sign for their golf cart and the personalized programs for each guest. The stylish black and white damask was accented with pink satin at the reception.
A romantic vineyard wedding at the V. Sattui Windery in California preceded this wonderful reception held in Ada, Oklahoma. True to the bride's alma mater, The University of Oklahoma, we designed everything with crimson and cream.
So you have booked your
first appointment at the best bridal boutique in town and your counting down the
minutes until you try on your first wedding dress!! Before packing the tissues
for mom stop think about who want to go with you on this big day. Not every
sibling or bridesmaid may share or support your unique vision for your perfect
day so be cautious. It might be a great idea to get together with some of your
closest B.F.F's and talk about what you are envisioning for your wedding to get
a idea if they are on board with what you want. I've seen too many brides end up
in tears because the lack of love and support from the loved ones that they
chose to bring with them. Those that seem to have the “I know best” attitude are
the ones that should stay home. Finding the dress is very similar to
finding Mr. Right, it's not about which
one you can live with, but which one you can't live without! Just
remember to have fun, enjoy the day and pack the tissues.
Not every bride can
have a Kardashian wedding, but there is a way to make it look as if you spent a
million dollars, well maybe not actually a million......but you get my point.
Narrowing down your guest list is the first and biggest step. If your guest list
starts at 250 and your able to trim it down to 125 you can now choose to have a
seated and served dinner instead of a buffet, or if you like the idea of a
buffet then maybe you could add in a cocktail hour either before the wedding or
immediately following while you are taking pictures. It will also allow you to
have bigger centerpieces, lounge furniture, more lighting, possibly a band
instead of just a DJ, nicer favors for your guests and a very full and lively
dance floor. Normally the 250 guests will thin out to just about 100 right after
the is cake cut, and those last 100 that stay around are usually your close
friends and family anyway. As the bride, you always have the final say on what
your wedding day vision turns out to be, but in my opinion it's all about the
details and sharing your day with those that mean the most to you.
We had the opportunity to plan and design an amazing wedding for Taylor and Preston. The ceremony and reception were held at Gaillardia Country Club. It was bright, beautiful and full of fun details including a 6' tall hot pink wedding cake!!
I'm sure you and Mr.
Right have spent countless hours discussing your guest list and as each day
passes you seem to remember another “special” person that you just have
to put on the list. Before you know it your small intimate wedding has turned
into a 300+ person event and you immediately feel stressed and overwhelmed, but
how do you cut the list? If you really want to give your guests an unforgettable
event without breaking the bank, then give yourself a limit and STICK TO IT! If
your seating 100 guests, then break it down. His parents have 20 seats they can
fill, not 20 invitations....big difference. Your parents have between 20-30
seats to fill, you will want to offer them a few more seats especially if they
are financially contributing to your wedding. That leaves roughly 50-60 seats
for your close, supportive friends. If it has been more than 8 months since you
have either seen or spoken to some of your “friends” then they should not
be invited. Again focus on those people that are supportive of your
relationship, instead of those just coming for the open bar.
This may take a group
effort but the end result will be worth it. Just take it one step at a time.