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  • Writer's pictureTraci Howard

Picture Perfect: Our Favorite Moments

We have been planning events for over ten years. Just when we think we have seen it all, something new is thrown our way. Want to know a secret…WE LOVE THE CHALLENGE! Sure, the initial feeling might not mimic that of excitement, but once the vision comes together and we see the full picture, we cannot stop looking at it. Literally! This article features three of our favorite events and the photos that capture the details we hope to never forget.

The Barn

When we first met with Bailey, she told us she had always dreamed of getting married on her property in front of her barn. We instantly fell in love with her vision and determination to make her dream come true. We then had a moment, ok, a long moment, of trying to figure out the logistics to ensure we could live up to her dreams. On our first tour of the property, the barn took our breath away. We could instantly see Bailey’s vision through her eyes and that fear of making her dream possible quickly turned into a challenge we knew we could meet.

Let us talk about the barn before it was turned into a personal wedding venue. The barn was gorgeous. The rustic and tarnished appearance allowed for minimal decoration and brought out the barn’s natural beauty. The barn was a working barn. Dirt floors, a horse pen for Bailey and Wyatt’s horse, Gus, and a storage area for many of the tools needed to maintain the property made up the interior of the barn. Within a matter of days, the barn was transformed into a gorgeous backdrop that brought about life and personality for Baily and Wyatt as they shared their I Do’s with many of their friends and family.

During the reception, we found a moment to take a step back. The venue we once feared was one of the most beautiful views we had ever seen. It was simple, it was real, and it was authentic. We are still grateful to have been a part of making Bailey’s dream come true.

Wedding Coordination and Design: Jane Carol Events

Photography: Jamie Lee Photography

Switch It, Change It, Rearrange It

Lexi and Gil chose a beautiful venue that was simple in nature. The room itself was large and neutral in color giving us a lot of versatility to capture their vision of elegance and bling. The only challenge…the ceremony and reception would be held in the same room giving us the challenge of flipping the room. SAY WHAT?

Room flips are not unique. The challenge is the logistics of time and the anxiety build up hoping that the time you have allowed is enough to carry out every detail. When Lexi and Gil put their confidence in us to make this happen, we were all in!

The ceremony was beautifully designed. Chairs lined the aisle where Lexi’s father would walk her to be united with her husband. The drapery in the ceiling gave a hint of elegance without being too formal. Lexi and Gil said “I Do” in front of a glowing sheer drape that would later double as their sweetheart table backdrop. Immediately following the ceremony, guests were ushered to an open area for cocktails. We quickly got to work. Chairs were moved, tables were placed following our detailed layout and table décor was perfectly placed. With the help of our staff, Stapleton Photography, and members of the catering crew with Aila’s Catering, we were able to accomplish this room flip in ONE HOUR. WHEW!

The reception transformation was stunning. This room flip could not have been more perfect. We will always remember this wedding and one of our favorite families!

Venue: Noah’s Event Center

Wedding Coordination and Design: Jane Carol Events

Floral: TK Wedding and Event Decor

Photography: Stapleton Photography

Catering: Aila’s Catering

Falling for Fall…Again

Fall is our favorite time of year. The cool crisp air and beautiful colors make for a perfect recipe for a beautiful wedding day. Sydney and Austin chose the perfect time of year to embrace an Oklahoma fall wedding. When we began planning this wedding, there was much uncertainty given we were walking a fine balance of keeping our staff and clients healthy along with abiding by local Covid regulations. After many months of social distancing, this October 2020 wedding was the perfect way of falling in love with fall weddings…again.

Sydney and Austin said “I Do” at an outdoor ceremony while 200 of their family and friends gathered to share in their special day. That evening, guests enjoyed food from two different food trucks. They captured the fun in a vintage photo booth that was darling and enjoyed a variety of desserts and a beautifully decorated dessert bar. There was dancing, laughing, and celebrating that made us appreciate even more the details of this event. The evening ended with the newly married couple walking through a sea of fresh leaves accompanied with cheers from their guests as the newlyweds made their grand exit. The day was so well executed, we almost forgot it was taking place during a pandemic.

Planning a wedding during Covid presented a new set of challenges. We were grateful that this couple and their families trusted us with their planning needs. This wedding helped all of us to gain a sense of normalcy and return to celebrating life moments in a way that we may have taken for granted in the past. It was fun to see people enjoying the company of others and celebrating Sydney and Austin.

Venue: The Silo Events Center

Wedding Coordination and Design: Jane Carol

Décor and Floral: TK Wedding and Event Decor

Photo Booth: Dragonfly Road

Photography: Erika Teel Photography

Catering: The Mobile Mango and Linam Up Grill

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