Ashley Beck & Nicholas Andoe

April 5, 2016

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Bride’s hometown: Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

Groom’s hometown: Tulsa.

Occupations: Ashley is a public relations coordinator for Cherokee Nation Businesses. Nick is an executive sous chef for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

Live in: Tulsa.

Favorite date: Nick surprised Ashley with a weekend trip to San Francisco. They dined, explored and fell in love in the city. Five months later, they returned to be married.

The proposal: At Nick’s house the night before Christmas Eve, after walking around at Utica Square and Swan Lake. He proposed with candlelight and rose petals.

Wedding day weather: Sunny and 70s.

Attendees: 25.

Favorite details: The newlyweds took their wedding photos all over San Francisco. They were congratulated by what felt like the entire city. Tour buses stopped to take photos; strangers yelled, "Marry me!"; and police and firefighters turned on their sirens.

Her advice to other brides: Don’t get too caught up in the details. In the end, it’s not about throwing a party. It’s about pledging your life and marrying your best friend. The cake will be eaten, the flowers will die, but your marriage is forever.

His advice to other grooms: Forget all outside distractions. Remember your partner’s face on the best day of your life.

Three adjectives to describe the wedding/reception: Sophisticated, urban, timeless.

Time to plan the wedding: One month.

Ceremony: San Francisco City Hall rotunda.

Reception: A yacht cruise around San Francisco Bay, followed by karaoke in the city.

Gown: Stella York.

Menswear: Custom tuxedo, Suit Connection.

Bride’s jewelry: Diamond drop necklace from Helzberg Diamonds (a gift from the groom), her mother’s heirloom octopus brooch and gifted earrings.

Cake: Three tiers and dusted in gold; Whisk Cake Creations in San Francisco.

Caterer, music, lighting and rentals: Commodore Cruises.

Makeup and hair: Lia Negrete, Beauty by Lia.

Honeymoon: A nine-day trip through California, Arizona and New Mexico. 

 

 

Quinn Cooper & Luke Eves

April 23, 2016

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Bride’s hometown: Tulsa.

Groom’s hometown: Sublette, Kansas.

Occupations: Quinn is a lawyer at Moyers Martin LLP. Luke is a crude oil representative at Pacer Energy Marketing.

Live in: Tulsa.

How they met: Through mutual friends while attending the University of Oklahoma.

Courtship: They started dating in early 2012. Following college graduation, Quinn moved to Tulsa to attend law school, and Luke lived in Norman. In 2014, Luke moved to Tulsa for work.

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The proposal: Luke proposed on Feb. 17, 2015 — three years to the day after they met — in a private room at the Summit Club. They celebrated with Champagne and later met their family at the Tavern for dinner.

Wedding day weather: Sunny and 82.

Attendees: 500.

Favorite details: Creative food stations, inflatables on the dance floor and a scotch bar at the reception.

Time to plan the wedding: 14 months.

Ceremony: Christ the King Catholic Church.*

Reception: Southern Hills Country Club.*

Gown: Vera Wang.

Bridesmaid dresses: J. Crew "Nadia" dress.

Menswear: Ed Beshara’s.*

Wedding jewelry: She wore her late grandmother’s earrings.

Rehearsal dinner site: Burn Co. Barbecue.*

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Cake: No cake — cookies and ice cream by Southern Hills.*

Caterer: Southern Hills Country Club.*

Music: The SoulSations of Memphis, Tennessee.

Wedding planner: Annie Brady of MagPie Events.*

Invitations and programs: The Inviting Place.*

Video: Dave and a Camera.*

Makeup: Shannon Schroeder.*

Hair: iidentity Salon.*

Transportation: Cheyenne Bus Co.*

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Favors: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

Lighting: Empire Lighting.*

Rentals: Party Pro and Suite 206 in Dallas, Texas.

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa-Warren Place.*

Officiants: Monsignor Daniel Muggenborg, Fr. Brian O’Brien and Fr. Kerry Wakulich.

Honeymoon: Excellence Playa Mujeres in Playa Mujeres, Mexico.

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Whitney Cannon & John Jennings

April 2, 2016

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Bride and groom’s hometown: Tulsa.

Occupations: Whitney is a supply chain analyst for Helmerich and Payne Inc. John is a financial analyst for CommunityCare.

Live in: Jenks.

How they met: John and Whitney met at Jenks High School in the marching band. When John proposed, they had been together for more than nine years.

Favorite date: Walking to breakfast at Hugo’s in Jenks on Sunday mornings.

The proposal: The couple traveled to Isla Mujeres, an island off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, with John’s parents and little brother. As the trip drew to an end, and on the morning of July Fourth, John asked Whitney to join him for a sunrise walk on the beach. Just as the sun rose, John dropped to one knee.

Wedding day weather: Sunny and 65 degrees.

Attendees: 150.

What was unique: At the end of the ceremony, the organist played the state song, "Oklahoma." The bride and groom love Oklahoma and thought this was the perfect small detail that everyone would appreciate. The ceremony also was at the same church where Whitney’s parents were married 32 years ago.

Her advice to other brides: Don’t sweat the small stuff. I said, "Oh, well," at least five times on the wedding day. Wedding planners are the best.

His advice to other grooms: The bride has hundreds of decisions to make; if you have an opinion, share it. Better yet, take action so the bride doesn’t have to.

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

Time to plan the wedding: Eight months.

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Ceremony: Sharp Chapel at the University of Tulsa.*

Reception and caterer: Tulsa Country Club.*

Gown and bridesmaid dresses: Vera Wang.

Menswear: Jos. A. Bank.

Wedding jewelry: Kendra Scott Alex earrings and a pearl necklace from the mother of the bride.

Cake: G Cakes by Gabby Grijalva.*

Music and lighting: DJ Connection.*

Wedding planner: Errin Perez.*

Invitations and programs: Touies Design.*

Makeup and hair: Andrea Taylor.*

Favors: Succulents; King James at Reasor’s in Jenks.*

Hotel: Ambassador Hotel.*

Officiant: The Rev. Sarah Thornhill.

Honeymoon: Athens and Santorini, Greece; and Rome.

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Madeline Beck & Ben Nein

Dec. 19, 2015

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Bride’s hometown: Tulsa.

Groom’s hometown: Skiatook.

Occupations: Both the bride and groom are in outside sales.

Live in: Tulsa.

How they met: The couple met in high school while working at Pizza Hut. 

Favorite date: A glass-bottom boat ride to the "Arch" in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

What she loves most about him: His selflessness and quick wit.

The proposal: On Christmas Eve 2014, Madeline opened a blue box with seven envelopes inside. Over the next six weeks, Ben recreated some of the couple’s most meaningful dates. He proposed at Madeline’s favorite restaurant, Mahogany Prime Steakhouse. On the final date, the couple went on a weekend adventure to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, to relax. 

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Wedding day weather: Cool and crisp. 

Attendees: 125.

Favorite details: Custom gold-foil stamped wedding invitations, pieces of fir tree in the center arrangements and the band Zodiac to liven up the dance floor.

What was unique: The bride’s grandparents wed at the cathedral 50 years earlier.

Her advice to other brides: Don’t worry about other people’s opinions. It is your day, and it should be your way. However, the day goes by so quickly that some of the stuff you stress out about seems really silly by the end of it all.

His advice to other grooms: Understand that the "small" details are important to your bride.

Three adjectives to describe the wedding: Timeless, intimate, joyous.

Time to plan the wedding: 11 months.

Ceremony: Holy Family Cathedral.*

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Reception: The German American Society of Tulsa.*

Gown: Allure from Gowns of Grace in Dallas.

Cake: Merritt’s Bakery.*

Caterer: CCD Catering Co.*

Invitations and programs: Joan’s Print Shop.*

Makeup: MAC at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Hair: The Beauty Shop.*

Transportation: Galaxy Limo Service.*

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Rentals: Party Pro.*

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa Downtown.*

Officiant: The Rev. Fr. Jack Gleason.

Honeymoon: New York City for New Year’s Eve.

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Jordan Miller & Nick Grasshoff

Sept. 10, 2016

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Bride’s hometown: Tulsa.

Groom’s hometown: Austin, Texas.

Occupations: Jordan is an occupational therapist. Nick is an attorney.

Live in: Austin, Texas.

How they met: The couple met through a mutual friend at the Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge. 

Courtship: Nick asked Jordan on a date right after they met. The couple quickly started spending more time together and was engaged 11 months later. They continued a long-distance relationship for more than a year because Nick moved to Austin for a job, and Jordan still had to finish occupational therapy school at OU-Tulsa.

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What he loves most about her: I love that she is so caring and compassionate.

What she loves most about him: He is the most selfless person she has ever met; he would do anything for his family and friends.

The proposal: Nick’s parents and Jordan’s out-of-town family came to Tulsa for an "early Father’s Day weekend." Jordan didn’t suspect anything. She went to get her nails done with her mom before dinner with Nick’s parents. Her mom quickly dropped her off at home, where she walked into the house and saw a trail of presents with rose petals. The presents had mementos from some of the couple’s most memorable dates: a Blue Rose Café cup from their first date, a ticket stub from a Garth Brooks concert and many more. At the end of the trail, Nick proposed. Afterward, the couple went for drinks with all their family and friends at the Blue Rose. 

Her advice to other brides: Don’t sweat the small stuff, which is easier said than done. It will all work out in the end, and the things you think are a huge deal really aren’t.

His advice to other grooms: Don’t voice your opinion too much, but try to make it seem like you care a little bit.

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Time to plan the wedding: 14 months.

Ceremony: First United Methodist Church.*

Attendees: 196. 

Reception, caterer and hotel: The Mayo Hotel.*

Gown: Cristiano Lucci.

Bridesmaid dresses: Adrianna Papell.

Menswear: Ed Beshara’s.*

Flowers: Petal Pushers and Jane Butts Events and Interiors.*

Cake: Ms. Laura’s Cakes.*

Music and lighting: LionsRoad Studios.*

Invitations: The Inviting Place.*

Video: HeartLight Media.*

Makeup: Shannon Schroeder.*

Hair: Christina Rotramel.*

Transportation: Old Urban Trolley Co.*

Favors: Sip Sip Hooray.*

Rentals: Party Pro.*

Officiant: The Rev. Aaron Tiger.

Honeymoon: Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Local vendors*

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Jennifer Kushnerick & Matt Moeller

Nov. 7, 2015

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Bride’s hometown: Tulsa.

Groom’s hometown: Edmond. 

Occupations: Jennifer is a medical device sales representative. Matt is a project manager for Fleming Co.

Where they live: Tulsa.

How they met: In April 2010, through mutual friends at In The Raw before a concert.

What she loves most about him: His willingness to put others first and his sense of humor.

What he loves most about her: She’s ambitious. She always strives to improve herself and, in turn, better the lives of those around her.

The proposal: The couple became engaged on the night of Sept. 18, 2014, in front of the old Water Tower in Chicago. The water tower was one of few structures to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

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Wedding day weather: Beautiful, sunny day in the high 60s.

Attendees: 215.

Favorite details: The company of family and friends, and a macaron bar from Antoinette Baking Co.*

What was unique: A custom antique monogram was carried throughout the wedding decor. 

Time to plan the wedding: One year.

Ceremony: Holy Family Cathedral.*

Reception and caterer: Five Oaks Lodge.*

Gown: Romona Keveza Couture. The trumpet silhouette gown was made from a French net with illusion neckline and draped, fitted bodice. The pearl color gown was accented with delicate paillettes scattered over Chantilly lace along the gown’s hemline. The bride’s shoes were Christian Louboutin.

Bridesmaid dresses: Full-length bobbinet dresses by Watters.

Menswear: The groom wore a custom charcoal gray tuxedo by Merritt West*, an Oklahoma City-based company. Groomsmen wore custom black suits by Merritt West.

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Cake: A five-tiered cake from Icing On the Top* with white flowers from the French Bouquet* between each layer.

Music: Dave and the Wavetones.*

Flowers: The French Bouquet.*

Video: Hunter Albert.*

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Makeup: Lyn George of MAC.

Hair: Kelsi Downey of Sterling Salon.*

Transportation: Old Urban Trolley Co.*

Lighting: Omni Lighting.*

Rentals: Five Oaks Lodge, Party Pro.*

Hotel: Ambassador Hotel.*

Officiant: The Rev. Msgr. Patrick Gaalaas.

Honeymoon: Hermitage Bay in Antigua.

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