3 swoon-worthy Tulsa weddings

From classic to whimsical, these romantic nuptials (and beautiful newlyweds) will make you fall in love.




Valerie Grant & Evan Wei-Haas

• Oct. 6, 2018 •

Juliana Rose Photography



Photographer: Juliana Rose Photography.

Bride and groom’s hometown: Tulsa.

Live in: Tulsa.

How they met: About six years ago they began working together — Valerie would take photos for websites that Evan designed. They still work on a lot of projects together today.

Courtship: They became close friends and after a couple years began dating. They love trying out new restaurants together and going to food festivals.

What he loves most about her: The thing I love most about Valerie is the way she sees the good in all things. She’s the most genuinely kind and loving person that I’ve ever met, and her ability to find the light in even the darkest of times is something that has forever changed the way I view life and the world around me.

Juliana Rose Photography

The proposal: Evan planned a kayaking trip to Broken Bow in September 2017. They cooked dinner the first night in the cabin and after dinner he proposed. Valerie cried happy tears for almost 20 minutes straight. The ring belonged to his great-great grandmother.

Wedding day: Rainy morning that cleared up in the afternoon.

Attendees: Approximately 110.

Favorite details: The couple wrote their own vows, and the ceremony was very personal and genuine. The maid of honor is a potter, and she handmade small plates as favors for the guests.

Her advice to other brides: Getting a wedding planner was so helpful. Mary Fencl was absolutely wonderful throughout the entire process. Also, don’t worry too much. You’ll be married at the end of the night, and that’s all that matters.

Time to plan the wedding: 10 months.

Rehearsal dinner: Grogg’s Green Barn.

Ceremony: Tulsa Garden Center.

Reception: Tulsa Historical Society and Museum.

Juliana Rose Photography

Gown: BHLDN.

Menswear: Threads on Boston.

Cake: Laurannae Baking Co.

Caterer: 624 Catering.

Music: Stephanie Oliver and Band.

Makeup and hair: Hannah Miller Artistry.

Wedding planner: Mary Fencl Events.

Officiant: Tom Ackley, a family friend.

Honeymoon: Rome and Amalfi Coast, Italy.

 

 

Madison Carey & Alex Maguire

• Dec. 1, 2018 •

Katie Hadley Photography



Photographer: Katie Hadley Photography.

Bride’s hometown: Tahlequah.

Groom’s hometown: Tulsa.

Live in: Tulsa.

How they met: They met at Oklahoma State University their freshman year of college and quickly became best friends.

Katie Hadley Photography

Favorite date: “Alex’s Great American Brewery Tour.” Alex took Madison on a tour of his favorite breweries in Tulsa. She later learned it was the day he bought the engagement ring.

What she loves most about him: Madison loves Alex’s loyalty, fun-loving personality, humor and his ability to make everyone in the room feel special.

The proposal: On the way to dinner with friends, they swung by Alex’s sister’s house. Walking up to the house, Madison noticed a path of rose petals. They walked in to find their nephews and niece in matching outfits holding a sign that said, “Will you marry Uncle Al?” — the cutest surprise ever! Madison turned around to find Alex on one knee.

Katie Hadley Photography

Wedding day weather: 60 degrees in December.

Attendees: 250.

Her advice for other brides: The fewer the details, the less to worry about. Focus on the experience and the celebration.

His advice for other grooms: Focus on making the day fun for everyone.

Three adjectives to describe the wedding: Fun, simple, classic.

Time to plan the wedding: 10 months.

Rehearsal dinner: MixCo.

Katie Hadley Photography

Ceremony: Christ the King Catholic Church.

Reception: Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.

Gown: BHLDN.

Cake: Anne Keller Cakes.

Caterer: Biga.

Music: The Wonderfuls.

Wedding planner: Worry Free Weddings.

Makeup: Morgan Sotelo.

Hair: Tiffany Adney.

Officiant: The Rev. Fr. Elkin Gonzalez.

Honeymoon: Sonoma, California.

 

 

 

Taylor Gardner & Ben Pettit

• Oct. 13, 2018 •

Chelsea Reece



Photographer: Chelsea Reece.

Bride’s hometown: Duncan.

Groom’s hometown: Broken Arrow.

Live in: Tulsa.

Courtship: Each knew early on in the relationship that they had found “the one.” Ben drove to Duncan to ask Taylor’s parents for her hand in marriage while she was on a girl’s trip in Dallas.

Favorite date: Evenings spent fishing, listening to music and enjoying the sunsets on Ben’s parents’ land.

What he loves most about her: I love that Taylor is always by my side. She balances me out, and gets me to do things I normally would never do — especially traveling and seeing new places.

The proposal: Ben proposed to Taylor on a trip with friends to Santorini, Greece, known for its gorgeous sunsets.

Chelsea Reece

Wedding day weather: Rain.

Attendees: 280.

Favorite details: In line with the wedding’s Tuscan theme, the reception was a giant pizza party with Andolini’s Pizzeria.

Her advice to other brides: Do not stress about the weather. You’re surrounded by the people you love the most, and that’s all that matters. Start early so you can break up your vendor payments over the course of many months. Also, if you have the option, have a private bride/groom dinner. This is such a sweet moment and a break from everyone before the reception really starts.

His advice to other grooms: Make sure someone brings extra socks and your venue has a steamer.

Three adjectives to describe the wedding: Whimsical, energizing and romantic.

Time to plan the wedding: 10 months.

Rehearsal dinner: Agora Event Center.

Ceremony and reception: Spain Ranch.

Gown: Reem Acra, JJ Kelly Bridal, Oklahoma City.

Chelsea Reece

Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo.

Menswear: Jos. A. Bank.

Wedding jewelry: Reem Acra and Toni Federici.

Cake: Ms. Laura’s Cakes.

Wedding planner: Savy Social Co.

Hair and Makeup: Blo. Beauty Bar, Oklahoma City.

Favors: Personalized olive oil.

Hotel: The Mayo Hotel.

Officiant: Daren Coats.

Honeymoon: Bali, Indonesia.

 

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