Hayley’s Wedding!

Hello there!!

The post is finally here where I get to share photos and details from my cousin Hayley’s wedding- yay!!

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Get ready for a whole lot of gorgeous photos to indulge in. But first, let me tell you about the details.

The Couple: Hayley and Brandon

Wedding Date: January 3rd, 2015

Ceremony Venue: All Souls’ Episcopal Church, Oklahoma City

Reception Venue: Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club 

Rehearsal Dinner location/ lodging: The Skirvin Hotel

Number of Guests: 325

Photographer: Josh McCullock

Wedding Planner: Judy Lehmbeck

Flowers: Trochta’s Flowers

Dress: Martina Liana, style 527 (the belt was sewn on separately)

Food: Various food stations around the ballroom, inducing pasta, comfort food, and a carving station.


First things first, Rehearsal Dinner. Before the big day, close family and friends all gathered at the hotel for an intimate dinner and celebration (a dance party even broke out!). Here are some photo highlights from the Rehearsal Dinner.

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Top left: My mom, brother, myself, and Hayley. Top right: The cousins all pose for our famous photo position- pointing! I love how the photographer captured my dad and aunt taking pictures of the funny moment.

Bottom left: The bridesmaids and the beautiful bride! Bottom right: Hayley and I!


Rise and shine- it’s Wedding Day!! The girls of the family started the day off at 10am, getting hair and makeup done and enjoying time with the bride. Here are some photo highlights!

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Top left: Hayley getting finishing touches on her makeup. Top right: Hayley reading the scrapbook from all of us bridesmaids!

Middle left: Hayley opening her scrapbook and monogram necklace. Middle right: Bridesmaids and the lovely bride!

Bottom left: The girls bring it in for a group hug before Hayley headed out to greet her man for the First Look! Bottom right: Hayley showing off the monogram necklace with her new initials!


Meanwhile, Brandon was getting ready!

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Right before Hayley went to meet him, the Matron-of-Honor, Ashley, and I adjusted Hayley’s dress one last time! Can we just appreciate the dress for one second?  Its’s out of this world!

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My mom and I got some time with the dress too as we helped the photographer display the dress for Pinterest worthy photos.

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First Look time!! Check out this awesome couple seeing each other for the first time.

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Ceremony time! It was a traditional Episcopalian service, with traditional vows, the “tying of the knot”, and even communion for the bride and groom. Here are some highlights.

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After the vows were exchanged, it was back to the country club to celebrate! Here are some images from the Reception.

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The fabulous night concluded with a rose petal toss exit, as the bride and groom set off for a life of happiness (and a killer honeymoon in Turks and Caicos!).

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I hope this beautiful wedding was inspiring and day-brightening! This wedding is one for the books 🙂 Congratulations Hayley and Brandon!

xo- Allison


Thanks so much for reading about Hayley and Brandon’s wedding! To read more details about my experience as Maid of Honor, click here. To read all posts pertaining to Hayley’s wedding, click here.

All photos on this post are courtesy of Josh McCullock.

Touch of Pink

Hello there!

After my first week back at school, I finally made it to Friday! Yay! With only one class on Fridays, I get lots of time to blog and explore weddings.

Today’s post idea came from the weather outside… and how happy it’s making me feel! It’s almost 60 degrees here in Texas today and I’m loving it. Just feeling the sun shining down on my skin instantly boosts my mood. So, these surprisingly warm temps made me think of spring. Although I don’t see flowers blooming yet, the suns’ rays made me think of spring… more specifically a spring wedding full of a happy pink color.


Once I began dreaming of this mock-up in my head, I envisioned a soft shade of pink paired with a romantic couple, an intimate ceremony, and a live band reception on the ocean side. Here’s the breakdown:

Colors: Cream and Soft Pink (like these colors from Behr)

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Number of Guests: 80, close friends and family

Bouquet/Flowers: Simple and delicate- I’m obsessed with this bouquet packed full of gorgeous peonies.

Venue: Grassy venue overlooking an ocean or lake. I picture minimal decor to emphasize the natural beauty (and to take in some totally fabulous pink sunsets like these!)

Entertainment: Live mowtown band or some similar genre that is fun and entertaining to ensure guests have a blast.

Decor/Overall Look: I would incorporate touches of pink throughout the wedding, without being overly feminine or childish. I love these menus, bridesmaid dresses, and ceremony decor that add a splash of pink without being obnoxious.

Dress: If you wanted to go all-in on the pink idea, you could opt for a light pink/blush gown, such as this bride did in a gorgeous Watters gown.


I hope this wedding mock-up was able to brighten your day and transport you to a fabulous, flawless, and pink wedding day.

xo-Allison


Inspiration Board Links: Bouquet, Scenery, Menus, Bridesmaids/Ceremony Decor, Dress

I Knew

Hello there!

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I just got back from my cousin’s wedding in Oklahoma- SO much fun! It was amazing to be with family, to support my cousin, and to experience all the happiness and joy in everyone. The full run-down of the wedding will be in my next post (with lots of behind-the-scenes photos, don’t worry), but I first wanted to document and share a very, very cool moment that happened.

January 2nd, 2015. After giving my speech as Maid of Honor at the Rehearsal Dinner and the rest of the toasts concluded, a mini dance party broke out on the dance floor. I was dancing with my parents, my cousins, my aunts and uncles, my brother, the bridesmaids, and other extended family there for the bride and groom (the fan-favorite of the night was Uptown Funk). And then I knew. I looked around and saw how happy everyone was, including myself! After we had all just poured out hearts out in speeches, everyone came together to celebrate and have a wacky, goofy time together- bad dance moves and all. I knew that I wanted to work on weddings for the rest of my life. In that moment I knew I could never have another career. I knew that I was made to be a wedding planner.

I guess I had never realized the power of weddings until that Rehearsal Dinner night. Not only do weddings unite husband and wife, but they bring the people you love most under one roof. I hadn’t been with all of my cousins in one place in three years. I had never danced on the dance floor with my 78-year-old grandma. But weddings make that happen. Weddings bring people together, families together, and create a happiness and excitement that is incomparable. I want to be a part of making that happiness possible for people for the rest of my life. I will forever remember that moment, smiling and laughing on the dance floor and just knowing that this is what God put me on this earth to do. So look out wedding industry, I’m comin’ for ya.

xo- Allison