Reem and Patrick

February 8, 2014

 Reem came to us with an idea and a challenge.  A February wedding that incorporated her love of pink and red, an inspiration board heavy on ombre and request to keep the kitsch to a minimum.  The result was a special celebration of she and Patrick and a great party! A couple of notes.  1.  CHECK OUT HER AWESOME GOWN!!! We had to rent a limo at the last minute because she realized the week of the wedding that she couldn’t fit the dress into a classic car! 2.  Seriously. That dress.

Happy Valentine’s week!

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Venue: St. Joseph’s Old Cathedral and the Oklahoma History Center

Photography: Josh McCullock

Floral: Poppy Lane Design

Rentals: Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events

Cake: Amy Cakes

I’m sorry, who did you say you were with?

September 11, 2013

In March of this year I received an email I had been dreaming about for a while.  Southern Living was contacting me about doing an editorial spread for their “Southern Table” feature.  Would I be interested in working on a piece for their September Issue?  Um, YES, yes I would.  Cue weird Elaine Benes style dance in my kitchen.

The editorial staff of Southern Living were awesome and it was completely fascinating to experience the editorial process for a national magazine.  I have a healthy respect for these people and the lengths to which they go to ensure the quality of their publication.

The scene is an early fall dinner party among friends.  One of the hallmarks of Southern Living is advocating the use of what you have, what you’ve inherited and what you can create. So we used my china, crystal and flatware, all inherited from a very dear friend of the family, whom I thought of (and miss) like a grandparent. I roped my sweet momma into custom stitching the napkins.  The florals, I’m sure you can guess if you have read any blog post EVER of mine, are from the incomparable Poppy Lane, who lived and breathed this shoot with me from start to finish.  Chirps and Cheers made the most adorable sign for our signature cocktail “Coffee White Russian” and custom letterpressed some bookplates for me that doubled as place cards.  Cafe Evoke went so far as to create a recipe for the drink, which I made up in my head.  I’m sure Jason will make one for you next time you stop by their shop.  Finally, on basically NO notice, Cheever’s (our fantastic neighbors!) gave us a WHOLE carrot cake for the shoot.  And you’d better believe it did not go to waste.  The proverbial icing on the cake was getting the green light to shoot the whole thing at Dutch, the NOW OPEN floral and home boutique on Uptown 23rd and the shiny new home of Gibson Events and Poppy Lane Design.

Below are some of the shots captured that day. A huge thank you to all the players who worked so hard to make it happen. It was pretty awesome.

Sherree and Brad

August 16, 2013

People shouldn’t be allowed to be this good looking on the outside and this good hearted on the inside. These two are as good as they come.  Sherree is a teacher by day/singer-songwriter by passion, while Brad is the designer behind our Ball and Chain and Dutch brands (among the other goodness he produces at his day job).

It was truly a pleasure to be a part of their beautiful and very unique wedding day.  The ceremony was a surprise, and was held after the toasts at their rooftop reception.  It was VERY emotional.

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Venue: OKCMOA and the Colcord Hotel

Photographer: Josh McCullock

Floral: Poppy Lane Design

Cake: Cuppies and Joe

Band: Smilin Vic’ and the Soul Monkeys

Printed pieces: Design: Brad Ulrich

Printing: Chirps and Cheers

Jackie and Ryan – engaged in paradise

July 25, 2013

We recently took a family vacation that included a stay in Carmel, California.  While there I had the awesome opportunity to style not one, but two photography sessions for this beautiful (inside and out) couple.  Working with a dear friend and crazy talented photographer Aaron Snow, I wish I could take more credit -  but mostly Jackie and Ryan were just fabulous, Aaron is a genius with the camera and, in Carmel, you could shoot in the parking lot of the gas station and it would look like a million bucks!  It was an honor to get to work with such a cast of characters.

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Ball and Chain; a thoughtfully curated bridal show that doesn’t feel like torture

January 14, 2013

Coming to the Plaza District of Oklahoma City on January 24th, 2013, is this labor of love from the Gibson Events team.  All the info and tickets are available here.  But here’s a little backstory… we’ve been working on this concept for about two years now.  Traditional bridal shows aren’t generally a great fit for us, or our friends in the business.  We know we have a niche market, and we’re okay with it.  But wouldn’t it be fun to show what we can do to folks who DO want our aesthetic?  Um, yes.

So we figured we should do a little styled shoot to support our vision.  We are absolutely THRILLED that Southern Weddings are not only participating in the Ball and Chain, but are also blogging our shoot today!  You can see their post here.

Below are more of our favorite photos from the day.  The best part, oh the best part… is that these images were captured by not just one, but four of our favorite photographers.  Everyone brings their own perspective, and the result is GORGEOUS.  We hope you’ll agree. 

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Photographer: Josh McCullock
Photographer: Aaron Snow
Photographer: Candi Coffman
Photographer: Greer Inez
Dancefloor: Always Greener
Cakes and Treats: AmyCakes
Printed Pieces: Chirps and Cheers