2015, anthony green, b&w, black & white, black and white, bradley mack, bright colors, centerpieces, creative, cute, details, dramatic, elisa solomon, fashion, fresh, fun, funny, green, hands, kiss, la, laugh, los angeles, love, Myriad Botanical Gardens, natural, natural light, okc, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, original, outdoor, Photo, photo shoot, Photographer, Photography, pink, Portraits, pose, rings, romantic, rustic, smile, succulents, sweet, unique, vintage, vintage tone, wedding
2014, b&w, black & white, black and white, bright colors, ceremony on stairs, creative, cute, details, dramatic, dry shop okc, fashion, fresh, fun, Gaylord-Pickens, hands, kelly hogan, kiss, laugh, lavender send-off grand exit, Model, nate laughlin, nathan laughlin, natural, natural light, navy blue, okc, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, oklahoma heritage museum, original, outdoor, outdoor ceremony, outdoor reception, Photo, photo shoot, Photographer, Photography, pink, Portraits, pose, romantic, smile, sunlight, sweet, unique, vintage, vintage tone, wedding
Can’t believe how grown-up this girl looks! She’s a natural model talent. Mary helped me out with a last minute promo shoot, and we did a fun modeling session around Piedmont!
2013, b&w, barn, black & white, black and white, bright colors, country, creative, creative editing, cute, dramatic, fashion, field, fresh, headshot, Marilynn Andrews, Mary Andrews, mint green jeans pants, Model, natural, natural light, okc, Oklahoma, old, original, outdoor, peplum top, Photo, photo shoot, Photographer, Photography, piedmont, pink, Portraits, pose, quality, red blaser, rustic, sassy, school district, senior pictures in oklahoma, senior portraits, short lighting, skinny jeans, smile, sunlight, talent, texture, trees, unique, vintage, windy blown, woods
Hello gorgeous! Can’t take a bad photo of this girl! We did Emmy’s bridal shoot around the OKC Public Farmer’s Market, where they also got married. (Wedding photos are up next on the blog!) Her chic vintage lace dress fit perfectly with all the details of the day that I can’t wait for everyone to see! Definitely loving the statement necklace, and the pop of coral from her shoes.
2013, aged, b&w, beauty, black & white, black and white, bokah, bokeh, bright blue eyes, bright colors, coral shoes, cover photo, cover photos, creative, cute, details, dramatic, fashion, fresh, fun, inside old building, lace wedding dress, laugh, long, long blonde curly hair, Model, natural, natural light, okc, OKC Public Farmers Market, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, old, orange, original, outdoor, Photo, photo shoot, Photographer, Photography, pink, Portraits, pose, romantic, shadows, short lighting, smile, statement piece necklace, sunlight, sunny, sweet, sweetheart top, twinkle lights, unique, vintage, vintage tone, weathered texture, wedding hair, wedding jewelry, window light
I’m excited to launch a new blog category in 2013- vendor features! In order to make by blog more of a resource for my wedding fans, I’ll be profiling local vendors and showcasing some of their work! It’s a huge task to research all the businesses needed for a wedding, and even harder to get to know them all before making a decision. In these profiles, you’ll get answers strait from the pros to some frequently asked questions, and get to see some of their REAL work! Please let me know in the comments what types of vendors you’re interested in seeing profiles of!
I’m excited to bring you the profile of Adrianne of Pink Poppy Event Designs for my first vendor feature. This beautiful lady is a doll with whom I worked on Becca & Jake’s wedding in last year. If you’re still looking for a planner, check out her interview and photos of her work below! (Some of the photos feature work from Sooner Calligraphy.)
What made you decide to start planning weddings?
There is just something so magical about a bride and groom’s wedding day. When I got married I remember wishing I had more help navigating what felt like an overwhelming list of ideas and vendors. After helping several friends with their weddings I decided that perhaps this is what I wanted to when I grew up. Planning a wedding is so much fun, but it can be stressful. I hope to help brides and grooms plan their big day so their special day is truly unique and are all that the couple could dream of regardless of budget.
How would you explain the difference between a wedding planner and a wedding coordinator? Do you do both?
I think the primary difference is that a wedding planner will assist with a lot of the preliminary details such as vendor selection and overall event details. Wedding coordinators are often hired to coordinate wedding vendors and last minute details. The roles of both a planner and coordinator overlap, but just know a coordinator (Especially day or month of) is often just going to manage the vendors and choices you have already made. I do both, but I really prefer to take on the full wedding planning role because I like to make sure my brides us excellent vendors that I have worked with and trust.
Why should someone hire a planner?
I think the biggest reason a bride should hire a wedding planner is because planners have experience planning weddings. We have faced challenges and have experience with how best to handle problems as they come up. Planners will help with vendor selection, event styling and can greatly reduce the amount of stress along the way. I tell my brides my job is to help make this really fun, but at times stressful process a lot easier. I also tell them when you hire a wedding planner that means you and your family get to enjoy the big day, rather than “work” that day. Managing all the pieces that will make that dream wedding come together becomes my job and the wedding party can kick back and enjoy the big day.
What basic process do you go through with the bride (and groom) to nail down a style direction for their event?
I typically ask brides and grooms to tell me what they think about when they imagine their big day. Do they want to be barefoot on the beach? Do they want a formal black tie occasion? I have also pinned a lot of unique wedding looks on my Pinterest Boards so we look through those together to map out a style direction. I find inspiration all over from cooking books, to design magazines etc and I will create a custom Board for each of my brides if they are interested in that.
Some couples have a pretty specific idea of what they want, while others may have no idea. Is it better one way or the other for you as a planner?
I think it is fine either way. I remember when I planned my wedding years ago I just felt overwhelmed with narrowing down just one specific look. I liked so many. I have worked with many brides that struggled with the exact look too and we just kept pulling together ideas until we found the one that was just right.
Check out her website for more. Pink Poppy Event Design’s ad can be found in the next issue of Oklahoma City Perfect Wedding Guide.
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2012, Arcadian Inn Bed and Breakfast, auditorium, b&w, back lighting, balloons fly into sky, beaded wedding dress, beautiful, big white balloon send off, black & white, black and white, blond curly hair, Bolivar, bouquet, bridal, bridal party, bride, bridesmaids, bright colors, brothers, cake topper, candid, candles, ceremony, chapel, close up, cool old house, country, couple, creative, cross, Crown Heights Christian Church, crystal cake stand, cut the cake, cute, decoration, delicate, details, diamond, different, documentary, downtown Edmond, downtown Edmond Community Center, dr. pepper, engagement ring, excited, external flash, fashion, father of the bride, first dance, first look session, first night, flowers, fresh, fruit, fun, get away car, getting ready, grand exit, Grant Wadley, green, grey groom suit, groom, groomal, groomsmen, hair light, hand beading, hands, handsome, happy, high ceiling, hotel, hug, in love, intimate, isle, ivy, Jay Wadley, just married, kiss, kiss on cheek, kiss on the hand, lace, laugh, letters, lip gloss, long shadows, love, macro, marriage, married, marry, Mere Bear, Meredith Wadley, metal stairs, Missouri, MO, mother of the groom, natural, natural light, Neal Wadley, nick name t-shirts, okc, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, old, original, outdoor, pastel colors, peach cake, peaches, pew, Photo, photo shoot, Photographer, Photography, pink, pinning on boutonniere, porch swing, Portraits, pose, prep, reception, ring profile blue jewel, ring with halo, romantic, roof top, rooftop, rose petals, Ryan Bayer, salmon, send-off, sexy, silh, simple, smile, sode cans explode, stained glass window, sunlight, sweet, table cloth, the kiss, two exits, two receptions, two send offs, unique, venue, victorian house, vintage, vintage tone, walking down the isle, wedding dress, white, yellow
2012, 6 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen, acreage, Alice in Wonderland, all different color bridesmaids dresses, antique, arms in the air, artificial, b&w, baby's breath, back lighting, backyard, banner, beautiful, big group picture, birdcage, black & white, black and white, bokah, bokeh, bouquet, bouse, boutonniere, bride, bright colors, brown, bustle, button, button up dress back, cake, centerpieces, ceremony, ceremony crowd shot, close up, contemporary, country, craft, crafty, creative, creative set up, crochet, cropped in, curly brown hair, cute, Daniel Hendrickson, deck, decoration, details, diamond, dip back kiss, DIY, doilies, doily, dramatic, dress hanging, Durant, eclectic, excited, fabric, fake eyelashes, fan programs, farm, fashion, father of the bride, field, first look session, flash, flower cake topper, flowers, flying veil, fresh, friends, fun, funny, garden, getting ready, glow, goofy, gorgeous, green, grey suit, grey-brown, groom, guestbook, guests, halo ring, halter top empire waist dresses, handmade from different color same pattern fabric, hands, hands in pockets, happy, hotel room, hug, intimate, Jamie Sampson, jars, kiss, lace, lacey, lantern, large area of land, laugh, Laura Simma, lens flare, lensflare, long cathedral style veil, love, macro, magical, makeup, Model, modern, mom help, mother of the bride, natural, natural light, notes, nude, okc, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, old, old books, old chair, old doors, original, outdoor, parents, pastel color scheme, pendant, Photo, photo shoot, photogenic, Photographer, Photography, picture, pink, Portraits, pose, poses, prep, pretty, projects, props, recycle book pages, red, relaxed, resourceful, retro, ringlets, rings, romantic, roses, rustic, scene, scrabble pieces, sentimental, shallow depth of field, short lighting, silly, silver, sister, smile, Southern, sparkle, sparkley, special, speedlights on location, stage, stars, strapless, strobe, sunlight, sweet, tables, tan, teacup, teddy bear, Thackerville\, thread spools, trees, unique, unity salt, unusual, variety, vases, venue, vest, vintage, vintage tone, walk down isle, waterfall, wedding dress, wedding planner, whimsical, white, white chairs, white isle runner, wildflowers, wind caught veil, window light, wooden, woods, yellow
I’ve been taking pictures for Cristi since before she was pregnant, so it was fun to do one year pictures for Eli! We even did a cake smash- he loved it!
2012, b&w, baby, Ben Moore, black & white, black and white, blue cupcake stand, blue eyes, bridge, bright colors, cake smash, ceramic, child, country, Cristi Bergeron, cupcake, cute, details, eat, Eli Moore, field, fresh, fun, funny, green grass, hands, happy, hilarious, hold hands, icing, intimate, laugh, leaves, love, mess, messy, mommy, natural, natural light, okc, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, original, outdoor, Photo, photo shoot, Photographer, Photography, pink, play, Portraits, pose, smear, smile, son, sunlight, sweet, tree, walk, Will Rodgers Park
2012, Ann Riney, b&w, backlighting, bar, big weeping willow tree, black & white, black and white, bouquet, bride, bright colors, brown blue, button up dress back, centerpieces, ceremony, chapel, close up, Coles Garden, Crossings Community Church, crystal, cute, dad, details, diamond, different color eyes, dramatic, Edmond, envelope, fashion, father daughter dance, first dance, flowers, forehead, fresh, green uniform, groom, hair piece, hold hands, hug, indoor, isle, jars, kiss, lace, look, Louis Guerrant, macro, medals, military, mom, names, natural light, okc, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, original, outdoor, pathway, Photo, photo shoot, Photographer, Photography, pink, Portraits, pose, purple, put on shoes, reception, reception dress, rings, romantic, service, simple, smile, soft, stained glass window, sunflare, sunlight, sweet, Tuesday, unique, vintage tone, wedding cake, white shoes, white wedding dress, wine