A weekend adventure || Abel - Smith Wedding Festivities

This couple was full of life and full of fun! They wanted to go big and they wanted to make it something special that their guests would remember for a lifetime!

Amber and Jesse had just moved to Oklahoma when we first met about a year ago. Being from out of state, they wanted to give their guests a weekend of adventure! It all started with several days of touring locations until we reached The Park House at the Myriad Gardens. Amber fell in love with this modern, clean lined, incredible space and decisions were made!

It was important to start creating a weekend of fun and it all centered around the Park House. Guests were flown in from out of town and hotels were blocked and confirmed. A charter bus was booked to transport the guests to and from the venue.

The rehearsal was so incredible and let me tell you how impressed I am that our bride chose to do her Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding and then Brunch with the Newlyweds, all at the Park House. There was not one meal that was the same, similar or even reminiscent of the other. They really did an amazing job. The service staff and the food were all wonderful and the director at the Park House is also amazing to work with! The Rehearsal was fun, we did it outside at the Park House on their patio! All of the bridesmaids and groomsmen were there. The parents of the bride, parents of the groom (I adored his mother!) were there...all the usual suspects. We walked through our itinerary then off to dinner they were. 

The morning of, our Bride met up with her bridesmaids and Marlo Haus came and did what they do best, hair and make up for the party! (she was so gorgeous!) We set up a very small arbor for this quaint wedding, something simple yet just a hint of glimmer in all of the green gorgeousness offered by the gardens. And this back drop!!! Swoon!

We loved seeing these two get married. All the love they had and their first dance... it was so great! They were so excited to have had taken lessons.... and it showed! They were great!
 The evening went on with a passed heavy hors d' oeuvres, a full buffet meal and of course wedding cake from one of the greats, Mishelle Handy. The food and the cake were delicious and everyone enjoyed it! Dancing took over the night and then it was time for the send off!  Bride and groom headed off and their anticipated return for the brunch the following day was all anyone could think about!

The next morning, guests were greeted with mimosas and champagne and a delightful plated breakfast spread was served. Each and everyone of the attendees enjoyed it. There were lots of laughs, lots of hugs, some happy tears and then they were off! Guests returned to their hotels to gather their luggage and make planes, the bride and groom were heading to celebrate their honeymoon!

All was well and it was superb! I also highly suggest brunch with the newlyweds if you can swing it. It was incredible and we loved planning and providing the floral for every aspect!