Outdoor or Indoor Wedding | Brooke + Josh

Winter Creek Country Club Wedding

Storms were brewing in the distance, so it was a big wedding decision as to whether to have an outdoor or indoor wedding ceremony on this Oklahoma May Wedding day. Yes, they had a back up plan to move inside the Winter Creek Country Club, but the rain held off and the ceremony was held outdoors on the green. Just a side note, ALWAYS have a back up plan for an outdoor wedding. Oh, I could tell you some stories. Just have a back up plan :-)

Josh was a bit nervous waiting to see his Bride in her gown for their first look on their wedding day, but it was all smiles once she came to meet him. Brooke and Josh met on a blind date set up by their siblings. Somehow, I don’t think their siblings will let them forget that bit of their story.

Outdoor Ceremony Indoor Reception

Well the storm did roll in later that evening and the DJ, BTP Productions kept everyone up to date on the weather. He encouraged everyone to stay and enjoy the party as sirens were going off in their hometown just some fifteen miles west of the country club. It was a great night to capture some lighting shots. And yes, there was a take cover plan too! We are oh, so thankful we didn’t have to use the take cover plan.

Despite the drama with the weather, Brooke & Josh enjoyed their wedding day. Brooke was always smiling and she can find laughter in any situation. I have to think that is one of things Josh loves about her. Click play to catch a glimpse of Brooke and Josh’s Wedding Day Edit guests enjoyed at their reception.


We have to share the toasts of the Matron of Honor, the Bride’s sister and the Best Man, the Groom’s brother. The Bride’s sister sang her toast, mermaid style. The Groom’s brother, well he Googled his toast. For those looking for ideas for wedding toasts, both were GREAT! Hit play and enjoy!


Brooke and Josh, thank you for allowing us to share in your special wedding day. May your love for one another continue to grow stronger with each passing year. May you also leave your children with the legacy your parents and grandparents have left you, a lifelong marriage! ~All Our Best, Mark + Trisha

Venue :: Winter Creek Golf and Country Club
Gown :: Moliere Bridal
Tuxes :: Hicks Company
Cakes :: Laura Conner
Florals :: Emerson Events
Rentals :: Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events
Lighting:: Innovative Event Solutions
Entertainment :: BTP Productions
Photography :: Traina Photography
Videography :: Von Wedding Films

Caitlin + Phillip Ring their Wedding Bell

With storms brewing in Oklahoma this past weekend, Caitlin and Philip opted to move their wedding ceremony indoors. Emerson Events did a beautiful job of making everything perfect for their indoor wedding celebration at the Hall of Mirrors. Even down to having a plan if a tornado began to circle. Thankfully, the tornado didn’t come our way.

Hall of Mirrors Wedding Caitlin and Phillip

Click play to experience Caitlin and Phillip’s Wedding Day Edit shown at their reception. And to think, I had to convince her she wanted a Wedding Day Edit. I told her she would thank me later. We both got big hugs from her after this played.


Just a few of things we loved about Caitlin & Phillip’s wedding…

The Bag Pipe band, The Highlanders of Oklahoma, was a definite wow for the ceremony music. There was a bit of concern, they might be too loud when we moved indoors, but it was perfect. The crowd loved them.

Bag Pipe Band The Highlanders of Oklahoma

Caitlin and Phillip put their personal touch on their wedding day blending both Caitlin’s Irish and Phillip’s Persian cultures. They celebrated their nuptials with both a Persian and a Christian wedding ceremony. The Wedding Bell is a traditional wedding gift for Irish couples. The chime of the bell is said to keep evil spirits away. The couple rang the bell together after reciting their vows. As they venture into married life, they are to ring the bell if they argue and it will remind them of their wedding vows.

Irish-Persian-Wedding-Ceremony-Hall-of-Mirrors

Did we mention the cake by Amy Cakes adorned in gold was also another WOW!

Wedding Cake Trimmed in Gold by Amy Cakes Norman, OK

Lastly, how Caitlin & Phillip chose to include their Grandparents within your wedding ceremony, says a lot about how they honor and cherish their families. Caitlin’s Grandmother read I Corinthians 13, while Phillip’s Grandfather prayed a prayer of blessing over them in Spanish.

Honoring Grandparents at your wedding

Caitlin and Phillip, while it stormed outside, you had an amazing celebration of love inside. May you continue to celebrate your love for one another and ring your wedding bell rain or shine for a lifetime. ~Mark + Trisha

Wedding Planner :: Emerson Events
Venue :: Hall of Mirrors
Gown :: JJ Kelly Bridal
Bridesmaids Gowns :: R Meyers Inc.
Ceremony Music :: The Highlanders
Florals :: Tony Foss Flowers
Persian Sofreh Aghd :: Ariana Simms
Cake :: Amy Cakes
Catering :: Zorbas & Cheever’s Catering & Events
Rentals :: Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events
Specialty Lighting :: Innovative Event Solutions
Band :: Born in November
DJ :: DJ PJ
Photography :: Photos by Keshia
Videography :: Von Wedding Films

Gaillardia Wedding Day Edit | Carron + Greg

I get a little teary eyed thinking about Carron & Greg’s Gaillardia Wedding last weekend.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Gaillardia Country Club

They have a very special story. Carron had never been married. Her Dad said he had been waiting forty some years for a man to ask for her hand in marriage. Greg was a widower with two beautiful daughters. The day I met with them to book our services, they each got a little emotional sharing their story with me. I must admit, it touched my heart.

We invite you to click play to share in the romance of this amazing Gaillardia Wedding Day Edit shown at their reception. It starts out with a great line from “When Harry Met Sally” recited by Greg’s daughters.


Carron & Greg, we are so happy for you to have found one another and to see the joy you bring to each one another’s lives. May you enjoy doing life as Mr. & Mrs. Condray! ~Mark + Trisha
Bride & Groom at their Gaillardia Wedding

 

Wedding Planning & Design :: The Wedding Belle
Venue :: Gaillardia Country Club
Gown :: Warren Barron Bridal
Hair/Make Up :: Malorie Avaline
Ceremony Music :: XCell Productions
Florals :: Tony Foss Flowers
Cakes :: Mishelle Handy Cakes
Rentals :: Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events
Lighting :: Innovative Event Solutions
Entertainment :: BTP Productions
Photography :: Traina Weddings
Videography :: Von Wedding Films

Guthrie Scottish Rite Wedding | Marlee + Francis

This spring wedding season has been a whirlwind of Weddings Day Edits for us. Each having a flair of its own. Let us introduce you to Marlee + Francis with their Guthrie Scottish Rite Wedding.

Guthrie Scottish Rite Wedding Marlee and Francis

Marlee and Francis’ Guthrie Scottish Rite Wedding was simply lovely. The Guthrie Scottish Rite has such grandeur with its stately columns, sweeping archways and classic chandeliers. The Guthrie Scottish Rite Temple has a character not found in other Oklahoma wedding venues. It was the perfect setting for this elegant wedding coordinated by Gibson Events.

Guthrie Scottish Rite Temple

Click play to share in Marlee & Francis’ Guthrie Scottish Rite Wedding Day Edit, guests enjoyed viewing at their reception.

There was a lot of hustle and bustle prior to the ceremony as the wedding party collaborated to assemble the altar for this Guthrie Scottish Rite Wedding in the Atrium. The Maid of Honor had the honor of designing the florals for the altarpiece. Everyone pitched in and it looked beautiful for the ceremony.

Guthrie Scottish RIte Wedding Ceremony

The Bride & Groom had a fun surprise for their little one year old ring bearer. He was to go down the aisle in a remote controlled little red Ferrari sports car. It was oh so cute. They did a practice ride before the ceremony and all went well. The little guy wasn’t too happy about his ride in his little red sports car when the ceremony time came around, but it was an adorable wedding idea for sure.

The Guthrie Scottish Rite Ballroom looked fabulous lined with banquet style seating for the 200 plus wedding guests. All the tables lined with beautiful florals by Poppy Lane Design and their gold chargers awaited guests following the cocktail hour. The wedding cake by Amy Cakes added such charm to the overall décor with its delicate details and gold flowers.

Guthrie Scottish Rite Wedding Reception

Marlee and Francis, we wish you many more wonderful memories as you begin this wonderful adventure called married life. May your love for each other deepen with each passing year as you love one another. ~Mark + Trisha

Wedding Planner :: Gibson Events
Venue :: Scottish Rite Temple
Gown :: Moliere Bridal
Cake :: Amy Cakes
Catering :: Cheever’s Catering
Floral :: Poppy Lane Design
Rentals :: Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events
Lighting :: Innovative Event Solutions
Photobooth :: Picstories
Entertainment :: BTP Productions
Photographer :: Watson & Payne
Videographer :: Von Wedding Films

Garden Wedding Day Edit | Haley + James

Garden Wedding at the Dallas Aboretum

Haley & James had a beautiful Garden Wedding at the Dallas Aboretum coordinated by After Yes Weddings. With all the spring flowers in full bloom, it was the perfect setting for their garden wedding. Haley & James exchanged their vows in Crape Myrtle Allee with its sweeping archway of crape myrtles and the long stone pathway for an aisle. James added a very personal touch to their garden wedding by building the magnificent arbor adorned with florals by Bows & Arrows for their ceremony. They hosted their outdoor reception at the DeGolyer Loggia at the Aboretum as guests enjoyed dinner and dancing.

Click play to catch a glimpse of their Garden Wedding Day Edit shown at their reception. It was fun and magical!


Just a few things we loved…

Crape Myrtle Allee made for a magical ceremony location.
Garden Wedding in Crape Myrtle Allee Dallas Aboretum

While their wedding cake was amazing, we loved the Groom’s chocolate naked cake. Not to mention the cool cake topper with their names.
Bride and Groom cutting wedding Cake

We were so impressed with Haley & James heartfelt letter on their wedding program to their parents, we had to share it with you. It put the wedding day in a great perspective. We so admire the love and value they place on their families.

Letter to Parents on their wedding day

Haley & James, what a beautiful wedding day to begin a life long marriage. May you enjoy each and every day you share together as husband & wife and grow more in love with each passing year. ~Mark + Trisha

Wedding Planner :: After Yes Weddings
Venue :: Dallas Arboretum
Hotel Accommodations :: Highland Dallas
Gown :: Nieman Marcus
Hair/ Makeup :: Beauty & the Blush
Florist :: Bows & Arrows
Stationery :: Blue Eye Brown Eye
Strings :: Serenata Strings
Caterer :: Gil’s Catering
Cakes :: Cakewalk Bakeshop
Rentals :: Ducky Bob’s + Celebration
Special Linen :: BBJ
Lighting :: Astounding Sounds
Entertainment :: Timeless
Transportation :: Executive Car Service
Fotobooth :: Flock Together
Photographer :: Apryl Ann Photography
Videographer :: Von Wedding Films