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Lacy and Mark were married in an intimate early evening ceremony held at the Chouse in Norman, Oklahoma.  The Chouse is now a privately owned home, but was originally the St. Thomas More University Parish attended by the groom as a boy. The highlight of the ceremony was the giving of rings, when the groom surprised the bride by presenting her with a beautiful and unexpected pear shaped diamond ring in addition to her channel set engagement band that she had intended to wear as her wedding ring.  Not a dry eye in the house and an audible gasp from the bride!

Lindsay, of Gibson Events and the bride Lacy worked together to design the reception in a working greenhouse. Guests were welcomed down a lantern lit path into the greenhouse.  A labyrinth like space that was filled to the brim with nooks and crannies of fountains, Koi ponds and romantic seating areas where guests could almost slip away unnoticed.  Of the approximately 5,000 square feet of indoor space only about 40% was usable for guest seating, food/bar service and dancing.  With a little ingenuity Lindsay and the vendor team made use of every available space! “The magical feeling was palpable,” said their photographer, Aaron Snow.

Wedding Blog Greenhouse Wedding in Oklahoma

Wedding Blog Greenhouse Wedding in Oklahoma

Wedding Blog Greenhouse Wedding in Oklahoma

Tell us about your vision for the big day!

I had been introduced to Lindsay Gibson previously and knew I wanted her to be the director guiding our vision. Before meeting with her I looked on her blog and fell for a small scale promotional photo shoot she had done at an awesome old Greenhouse in Oklahoma City. Our meeting was simple, I showed her the pictures and said, “please make this happen for us.” We quickly began brainstorming over venues that would serve as our inspiration. After a trip to the Greenhouse in Norman, Lindsay’s wheels began spinning and soon she had us convinced. Lindsay pulled together vendors and resources from previous associations.

Wedding Blog Greenhouse Wedding in Oklahoma

Wedding Blog Greenhouse Wedding in Oklahoma

Wedding Blog Greenhouse Wedding in Oklahoma

What was your most memorable part of the day?

Mark arranged a breakfast for all the women in both families on the morning of the wedding.  It was the perfect calming and peaceful experience I needed before the busyness of the day set in.
Lindsay and our photographer, Aaron, arranged for us to do our first look at the Greenhouse so that we could see it before the guests arrived and because it was an amazing backdrop for photos with not an ugly view in sight!  I was so nervous and second guessing the idea of slipping into my gown in the back room of a garden center, but the moment Mark turned around and I saw his reaction I thought, “Yes, this is right, this is awesome, this is exactly what we wanted, now let’s have a party!”.
Wedding Blog Greenhouse Wedding in Oklahoma

What are some personal details you added to make the wedding unique?

Tons of heirlooms, including: The flower girl basket — same basket used at my parent’s wedding, handkerchief I carried–my grandmother’s “something old”, I wore my Grandmother’s wedding ring for “something borrowed”, and the earrings my parent’s gave me were my “something new”.

Wedding Blog Greenhouse Wedding in Oklahoma

Wedding Blog Greenhouse Wedding in Oklahoma

Wedding Blog Greenhouse Wedding in Oklahoma

Wedding Blog Greenhouse Wedding in Oklahoma

Wedding Blog Greenhouse Wedding in Oklahoma

How did you meet and become engaged?

Our story starts in 2007 when I was an intern at the company that Mark worked for. As we reflect on our history together he shares how he was really impressed with my passion, enthusiasm, commitment, and drive to the job. Immediately after my internship I went abroad and studied in Italy. Due to the connection we made I frequently contacted Mark while overseas to share my experiences. When I came back to the United States I started working for the same company that Mark worked for in 2009. Within a year Mark decided to take a chance and ask me out on a date. I refused at first. However that did not diffuse Mark’s feelings he had developed for me. After a month of persistent romantic gestures I agreed to go on a date with him. We went to Othello’s in Norman and what I thought would be a quick dinner turned into a three hour intimate conversation. After that dinner Mark and I were inseparable. Before knew it the first chapter of our love story lasted 3 years. Mark proposed to me on the anniversary of our first date on a surprise trip to New York City. It wasn’t long before we settled on a wedding date and began the planning.

Wedding Blog Greenhouse Wedding in Oklahoma

Wedding Blog Greenhouse Wedding in Oklahoma

Wedding Blog Greenhouse Wedding in Oklahoma

Wedding Blog Greenhouse Wedding in Oklahoma

Vendors: Photography: Aaron Snow // Design/Planning/Coordination: Gibson Events // Venues: Ceremony: The Chouse // Reception: The Greenhouse // Rentals: Mood Party RentalsMarianne’s Rentals for Special Events // Cakes/Sweets: Amy Cakes // Catering/Bar: Abbey Road Catering // Photobooth: SNL Booth // Floral: Poppy Lane Design // Hair: Ali Earnhart // Makeup: ChelseyAnn // DJ: Blake Overstreet // Bridal gown: Maggie Sottero // Maid of Honor gown: J.Crew

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Two years ago, Bryan and I had the privilege of staying at Secrets Maroma and ever since, we’ve been HUGE fans! We even convinced some of our friends to go to Secrets for their honeymoon, which they LOVED and in turn, sent another set of friends (and the list continues!!!). So of course we are beyond beyond excited to see that the new Secrets Playa Mujeres Resort & Spa is set to open in November 15, located in beautiful Playa Mujeres, and situated on a gorgeous stretch of white sandy beachfront in an idyllic location just minutes north of downtown Cancun.

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Wedding Blog Playa Mujeres Resort and Spa

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With a heavy dose of color, stripes, and bows, this shoot by Maxit Flower Design, Melissa Prasad of Pretty Little Details, and Sharon with Sharon Nicole Photography has us over the moon! You know Lady Grey loves this fun and preppy style, so we couldn’t resist sharing all of these fab ideas! Are you ready?

Wedding Blog Bows and Stripes and Pops, Oh MY!
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Wedding Blog Bows and Stripes and Pops, Oh MY!

Wedding Blog Bows and Stripes and Pops, Oh MY!

Wedding Blog Bows and Stripes and Pops, Oh MY!

Wedding Blog Bows and Stripes and Pops, Oh MY!

Wedding Blog Bows and Stripes and Pops, Oh MY!

Wedding Blog Bows and Stripes and Pops, Oh MY!

Wedding Blog Bows and Stripes and Pops, Oh MY!

Wedding Blog Bows and Stripes and Pops, Oh MY!

Wedding Blog Bows and Stripes and Pops, Oh MY!

Wedding Blog Bows and Stripes and Pops, Oh MY!

Wedding Blog Bows and Stripes and Pops, Oh MY!

Wedding Blog Bows and Stripes and Pops, Oh MY!

Wedding Blog Bows and Stripes and Pops, Oh MY!

Vendors: Photography: Sharon Nicole Photography // Event Planner: Pretty Little Details // Florals: Maxit Flower Design // Dress Designer: BHLDN // Equipment Rentals: A Finer Event // Venue: fifty-two-twenty-six // Hair and Makeup: Pink Palette // Linens: Party Cloths // Invitation + Calligraphy: Artful Designs by Rachel Nieman

Sara and Sam grew up near each other, but it wasn’t until connecting at a friend’s wedding that romance sparked! They planned an incredibly romantic and spiritual ceremony that held a deep sense of tradition and meaning, and afterward hosted family and friends at Country Club of Virginia for a gorgeous reception with plenty of dancing, thanks to the James Brown cover band, The Big Payback, they hired! Sarah Der Photography captured all the love and details for us, and we are so excited to share the photos with you! Blue is so chic and on our list of upcoming trends. Don’t you love the soft palette?

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia
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Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

What made the wedding special and unique? We got married, got to invite everyone we love, and throw a big party to celebrate!

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Tell us about your dress and where/how you found it! I snuck away to the only wedding store I knew about in Richmond (“Jingles”) to try on dresses by myself (without friends and my mom) and ended up choosing it after only a few dresses! It was not the style I originally had in mind, which is of course is how it always works, right?

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

What were some touches added to make it personal? We focused on making the service personal (the service was very important to us and was the one part of the wedding day that no one in our family knew about or could offer their opinion on). One special detail about the service was the breathtaking music by our incredibly talented musician friends (to whom we gave very little direction). Also, since we are both really into music, we spent a while searching for the perfect reception band – which ended up being a James Brown cover band made up of local musicians. They rocked and got everyone – young, old, black, white, northerners, southerners – dancing their faces off.

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

What was the most memorable part of the day? Renewing our baptismal vows together during the service – it was incredibly intimate and meaningful.

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Tell us how you met/proposed! We lived in the same neighborhood and went to the same church. He first asked me out at a friend’s wedding. He proposed on a slushy winter Wednesday night. I was grumpy, wearing a cat sweatshirt, had just burnt a pot of chili and was listening to a melodramatic indie album (Youth Lagoon).

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Wedding Blog Sara and Sams Wedding at Country Club of Virginia

Vendors: Photography: Sarah Der Photography // Hair: Mango Salon // Cake: WPA Bakery // Reception: Country Club of Virginia // Ceremony: Third Presbyterian Church // Flowers: Beehive Events // Reception Band: The Big Payback // Gown: Watters // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom’s Tux: Hugo Boss // Bridesmaids’ dresses: Anna Elyse // Bridesmaids’ necklaces (a gift from the bride): Dogeared Silver with different charms // Invitations & Calligraphy: Rock Paper Scissors

We are so excited to introduce you to Kina Wicks, one of our newest members of the Grey Collective. Kina’s work speaks for itself, and while she’s a Chicago native, this gal travels worldwide to shoot crazy beautiful images. We work super hard to find an amazing collection of vendors to share with you in our Grey Collective, and make sure to represent an array of styles, locations, and budgets, so be sure to check it out as you plan the big day.

And now, may we present one of our newest members: the ever so lovely Kina Wicks.

Wedding Blog Welcome Kina Wicks
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Wedding Blog Welcome Kina Wicks

Wedding Blog Welcome Kina Wicks

Wedding Blog Welcome Kina Wicks

Wedding Blog Welcome Kina Wicks

Wedding Blog Welcome Kina Wicks

Wedding Blog Welcome Kina Wicks

Wedding Blog Welcome Kina Wicks

Wedding Blog Welcome Kina Wicks

Wedding Blog Welcome Kina Wicks

Wedding Blog Welcome Kina Wicks

Wedding Blog Welcome Kina Wicks