Lisa and Shane celebrated their nuptials at Oklahoma City’s The Magnolia turning the industrial warehouse venue into a beautiful wedding terrarium of greenery, jewel tones, metallics and twinkling lights. We’re loving the couples rich palette for fall, especially the stunning florals by Emerson Events. All the stunning details by planner Aisle Be With You definitely showcase why the bride Lisa strongly recommends opting for a wedding planner. Everything is so beautiful and it’s all captured in these gorgeous photographs by Anna Lee Media.
What did you envision your wedding being prior to planning?
Prior to planning my day was to have delicious food, good beats, and be surrounded by friends and family. I would say it was success! We had our favorite food vendors cater, the best band, and all of closest loved ones there.
What was your color palette and your style vision?
My vison of the flowers and décor at my wedding were Jewel tones with gold and grey accents. The style I envisioned for my wedding was elegant, modern, and romantic.
What unique elements or DIY details did you include?
Our altar was outlined with large gold medal lanterns atop of clear acrylic boxes adorned with air plants and florals. The backdrop was greenery hung from the ceiling and we purchased a jewel tones rug to tie it all together. The rug is now in our home and has a special memory for us tied to our wedding day. My flowers were jewel-toned, big blooms with hints of greenery and air plants.
Another DIY detail that is one of my favorites was our hand cut menu cards. Each guest had one placed on their napkin. I hand cut the shape myself from my design I had printed from a local printer.
What was your favorite crafted detail?
My favorite crafted detail was our welcome sign. I had a friend hand letter our welcome onto a gold mirror.
What is one piece of advice that you could give brides-to-be?
Hire a wedding planner. I’m very detail oriented and she helped bring my vision to life. My wedding planner was worth her weight in gold. She also made it so that I could truly enjoy every minute of my wedding day spent with my family and friends.
Describe the Day!
The day began with me getting ready at a hotel suite located in downtown Oklahoma City just blocks away from my wedding venue. I opted for no bridal party but instead had girlfriends come and get ready with me in the morning. We listened to tunes, sipped on mimosas, and had got ready together. I hired a brilliant makeup artist who is also a friend of mine to come make my look complete for the day. I felt the most beautiful I have ever felt when I saw myself and in the mirror with my dress on.
My groom and I then shared a first look together. I’m so happy I decided to do this. It was a moment just for us that I will cherish always. We then made our way to our wedding venue. We got to have the whole place to ourselves to take in all the details before our family started to arrive for pictures.
Shortly before our guests arrived my groom and our families gathered in a back room. One of my favorite moments was getting to sit and watch the guests arrive through a window that overlooked the entry to the building. Guests were greeted by a welcome sign that I designed and had printed at a local printer. Along with an “unplugged” wedding sign. We wanted our guests to be fully in the moment and enjoy this time with us minus the cellphones and cameras.
Then the ceremony started. Two of our nieces carried hand lettered signs down the aisle. Then I proceeded and greeted my groom at the altar. We were married by a family friend, honorable Philippa James. After exchanging our vows, we said I do and danced down to the aisle to our favorite Neil Diamond song “Cherry Cherry.”
The ceremony was followed by a cocktail hour with specialty champagne cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. We hired our favorite live band to play music while guest sipped cocktails and found their seats. The bar was decorated with air plants and a DIY sign that said “Eat Drink & May The Force Be with you.” We are both big Star Wars fans and wanted subtle hint at our favorite movies.
Shortly after the cocktail hour My husband and I had our first dance and got the party started! We danced to “Song for Zula” by Phosphorescent (Which our videographer included in our wedding video)!
As the band continued to play cover songs and hits us along with our guests enjoyed dinner catered by one of our favorite restaurants in town. Shane’s favorite was one of the main courses – the meatloaf. The recipe was the chef’s grandmothers handed down to her.
After enjoying our first meal as husband and wife we cut our petite Italian Cream cake and toasted each other. I’m a cookie lover so naturally there were a lot of cookies on our dessert table! My favorite is the coconut corn flake cookies.
Then the real party started! The band played while friends and family got their groove on the dance floor. We topped the night off with a last song “Coming Home” by Leon Bridges. Once the event ended my husband looked at me and said “That is the most fun I have ever had.” To me that meant the night was a success. I could not have asked for a more perfect day!
Photo: Anna Lee Media // Planner: Aisle Be With You // Florals: Emerson Events // Getting Ready Venue: The Colcord // Venue: The Magnolia // Video: Dewberry Cinema // Cake: Stacie’s Cake // MUA: Hayley DeVilbiss // Hair: Blo. // Gown Retailer: RL Bridal // Lighting + Rentals: Marianne’s Rentals // Catering + Bar + Deserts: Cafe 501