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Real Weddings: Organic Sophistication

By Lynn Wheatley

Our bride and groom this week chose earthy colors of espresso and apple green so a garden theme seemed appropriate - but with an elegant twist. No cutesy flower pots here. Guests entered to the sounds of dripping water from an outdoor fountain in a woodland setting. Escort cards for their 330 guests surrounded a large urn filled with creamy ranunculas, orchids and green viburnums, hydrangeas, callas and roses.

Four different tablescapes included tall bronze urns, multi-layered iron “trees” with lighted candles and flowers, lower scenarios of antique oval and round urns and monogrammed paper bark covered cylinders topped with various toppings of moss and lilies and spheres of Kermit mums with “billy balls” in espresso brown. The walls glowed with amber wall washing and the dance floor featured pierced chandeliers with crystals.

One of the highlights of the evening was the photo booth from Tulsa PhotoBooth. Guests lined up to leave a photo memory for the bride and groom. Since there were many, many children at the event, we placed coloring book menu cards with crayons at each child’s place. The small fry dined on their own menu of mac and cheese and chicken nuggets and one young man was heard to observe that this was “the best meal I’ve ever had”. Compliments of Chef Michael Hobbs at the Tulsa Country Club.

You couldn’t ask for a more glorious evening. Tulsa Country Club has one of the best Tulsa skyline views and at night it is spectacular. Guests were up on their feet and dancing to Dave and the Wavetones after dinner. The families of the bride and groom took the color scheme to heart and we saw more than one guest dressed in appropriate colors. One gentleman in particular wore an apple green suit with top hat and patent leather shoes to match! Now that’s dedication.

Caroline and Landon chose to take all their photographs before the ceremony so their grand exit at First United Methodist Church, Tulsa, allowed them to beat the crowd to the reception. It has to be one of the best ideas we’ve seen. They got to see the tables and entire reception site BEFORE the guests arrived. Most brides and grooms never see the reception until the tables are filled with guests and decorations are compromised.

It was a beautiful wedding for a terrific family. We enjoyed every moment. Our best wishes to Caroline and Landon! And our thanks to mom and dad for choosing Lasting Impressions to guide them these past few months.


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