Real weddings: March 2015
Tulsa couples tie the knot
Aaron Snow Photography
Brittany Toll and Pat Viklund
Aug. 30, 2014
Teach for America brought Toll and Viklund to Tulsa, but it was a love of ’90s music that created a spark for the pair.
In 2012, Toll and Viklund met at a Fassler Hall performance of My So Called Band. Fast-forward to 2014, and the band played at their wedding.
The couple hosted their nuptials in their new hometown — Oklahoma City — in the presence of 215 guests. They planned the entire wedding together, including Toll’s hand-designed invitations, RSVPs, favors and more.
Jaci Garrison and Eric Gillette
Oct. 10, 2014
It was a whirlwind romance for Garrison, a registered nurse at Saint Francis Heart Hospital, and Gillette, a professional musician touring with the Neal Morse Band.
Garrison’s supervisor suggested she meet Gillette, who played lead guitar for the Swon Brothers at their 2013 Mabee Center performance. The pair met that night and hit it off.
Five days short of knowing each other a year, the couple married in front of 300 guests in an elegant ceremony at Camp Loughridge.
Rachel Weaver and Ronald Smith
Dec. 13, 2014
Longtime friends Weaver and Smith married in a private ceremony that included only their families and bridal party.
“Originally, we wanted to elope, so this was the perfect compromise,” she says. “The ceremony was intimate, and we wrote our own vows. After seven years of courtship and friendship, we were finally married.”
The couple, who lives in Tulsa, hosted an art deco-inspired reception at The Campbell Hotel and Event Center. The newlyweds entertained guests with a choreographed dance to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”
Shannon Easton and John White
Dec. 19, 2014
Under the Cain’s Ballroom disco ball, Easton and White met at a Jim James concert.
“We became best friends instantly,” she says. “We both knew we had found our missing piece within months.”
While vacationing in Mexico, Arkansas native White popped the question. Soon, the couple stood in front of friends and family to say their vows under the same disco ball where they met.
The night ended with an extreme sparkler exit into an over-capacity limo to The Shrine for more dancing.
If you live or grew up in Tulsa, were married within the past six months and would like to see your announcement published in the magazine, submit your wedding information and photograph at www.tulsapeople.com/tulsaweddings. Due to space constraints, inclusion is not guaranteed.