I love weddings! As a teenager, I started collecting issues of Martha Stewart Weddings magazines. I loved looking through all the pictures, and especially the included checklists! Consider it lame or adorable, but I had key elements of my wedding decided about a decade before I said “I do”!
Fast forward to 2013, when I met my Renaissance Man, Caleb! We dated for 7 months and then were engaged for nearly 4 months. We decided to get married in January (1/4/14!). I dreamed about a white wedding with pink accents, so having it in the winter was perfect! As I talked with my mom and explored different venue options , I decided on a beautiful white chapel in Oklahoma City, Okla.
A key aspect that appealed to me about the chapel was that the women who owned it were also wedding planners! It was comforting to know that they would take care of many elements of the planning, including floral design and catering. I was free to relax about certain details!
I settled on the colors white, pink, and silver. I found a second hand Vera Wang lace dress and my bridesmaids (2 sweet friends!) wore pink satin dresses, with my 4 sisters in black dresses. (The chapel was too small to have 6 bridesmaids!)
Our intimate ceremony was witnessed by about 80 friends and family. A family friend officiated and had the perfect words for our wedding day. The evening was followed by a delicious Mediterranean dinner buffet, wedding cake, and dancing!
There were so many wonderful elements to our day! Surrounded by family and friends. Perfect vows. Great weather (for January!). Delicious food and drink. I also learned some things I would like to share with future brides! 😉 Check back for lessons from my own wedding. SS
Venue: Old Trinity of Paseo, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Wedding Planners: Simply Sisters
Photography: Stubbs Photography by Kim