SAME SEX WEDDINGS
Discover Oklahoma’s Best Same-Sex Wedding Ideas
Oklahoma may be world-renown for its cowboy charm and Native American flair, but its mix of country, midwest, and southwest influences make it ideal for wedded bliss. Whether you’re wooed by rustic country, vintage glam, or urban chic, Oklahoma has fabulous options for a perfectly planned day with a lovely Okie twist.
Inspired by Southern society, American Indian lore, and the wild-west spirit of the land, classic Oklahoma weddings have a diverse blend of glitz and down-home feel. However, it can be difficult to strike the right balance. As Oklahoma’s Fairy Godmother of Weddings, Gail Rocquemore shares 5 ideas to create the perfect Sooner wedding.
Choose An Officiant Who Gets You
Although weddings can be planned and styled to your tastes, a guideline should be followed to make the day fun for you and your guests. Beginning the celebration with a binding ceremony where you declare your love is a must. Grab a few friends or an entire room full of witnesses to share in your joyous day.
There are many same-sex marriage officiants, interdenominational ministers, and justices of the peace to make your commitment official. In Oklahoma, there are tons of same-sex friendly Officiants to choose from. Officiants like Lifelong Wedding Ceremonies, Sweetheart Weddings, A Solemn Oath, Somewhere In Love, and Rev. Sherri Lyon are all LGBT-friendly Officiants happy to minister your day. If you don’t have any personal recommendations from friends or family ask your wedding planner for guidance. At Weddings By Gail, we’ll help you narrow down the countless Officiants so you choose the one who’s right for you. Once you have a few picked out, meet with them in person.
Officiants are crucial to creating the love story you want to tell the world; they should help you bring it to life. Schedule some counseling sessions with your finalists to get a real sense of their style and philosophy. Ask them for their creative ideas and see if they steer you away from the vision you want (if they do– run in the other direction). You’ll soon know without a shadow of a doubt which Officiant is ideal for you.
Dress For The Love of Your Life
Some same-sex couples have a difficult time with this part of the celebration. What to wear? Who wears what? Does it even matter? Yes and no. With traditional constraints thrown out the window, you’re welcome to wear what you like. Brides can both wear white dresses or a fashionable white pantsuit. Two grooms can wear matching tuxes or one wears white and the other wears black– it’s entirely up to you.
Create Those Picture-Perfect Moments
Although there are plenty of great wedding photographers, many same-sex couples prefer to hire LGBT vendors for their wedding. Same-sex photographers can be a great choice for creating cherished memories. Comfortable with the subtle nuances present within some same-sex relationships, LGBT photographers are gifted with communicating your love on media like screen, canvas, and paper. J Spen Photography in Chickasha is an LGBT-owned business who specializes in bringing your unique love story to life through the lens of her camera.
Exchanging The Perfect Token Of Love
Some couples love the simplicity of gold or platinum for their rings. Others want to show their LGBT pride with a beautiful band that expresses their personality and style. LGBT-owned, EQUALLI.COM designs equality and rainbow wedding bands that are gorgeous symbols of your everlasting love. Their hand-crafted, ethically-mined and conflict-free sapphires and gemstones are sought-after by engaged and married same-sex couples everywhere.
Announce Your Love With Perfect Paper Goods
Gorgeous weddings should always have exquisite invitations and escort cards. Down + Holcomb is an LGBT-friendly paper goods Design studio in Tulsa. They’re a talented collection of creatives crafting beautiful stationery and paper goods for weddings.
Hire An Experienced Wedding Planner For A Flawless Day
Couples of all cultures and backgrounds report having the same regret after they get married– not hiring a wedding planner (or one with enough experience). At Weddings By Gail, we’re committed to delivering unsurpassed customer service and care. Enjoying the entire process of planning, designing, and executing weddings, we tailor your wedding to you. LGBT-friendly, we’re thrilled to celebrate love in every form and from all cultural backgrounds.
Wedding Planners don’t just sort out the details. Those who are trusted within the wedding industry have solid relationships with the finest vendors and venues. They can often negotiate better prices on your behalf and locate items that are impossible to find for everyday people. Plus, as a wedding decor rental firm, we also have everything you need to design the wedding you’ve always wanted. We’re your expert partners dedicated to your happiness. It’s why Gail is known as the Fairy Godmother of Weddings.
Without a talented and experienced Wedding Planner, this special time of your life is bogged down by stress and frustration. It’s nearly impossible to enjoy your day. Plus, at Weddings By Gail, we offer a range of packages to suit all needs and budgets. Don’t skip this– it’s crucial for a flawless day that runs smoothly.
Toast Your Newlywed Status With Rip-Roaring Entertainment
After you’ve kissed and said. “I DO!” it’s time to kick your shoes off and dance. Long gone are the days of hiring one DJ to blast oldies all night. Today’s couples are creating experiences. Live music like string quartets, big band, bluegrass, hip-hop, synth-pop and more are thrilling guests at weddings all over the world. Flamenco dancers, belly dancers, drag shows, magicians, and stand-up comedy are just some of the entertainers being used to create unforgettable wedding memories.
What type of entertainment defines you as a couple? Did you meet at a karaoke bar? Host a singing competition at your reception with a prize. Do you love taking swing dance lessons together? Hire some professionals to teach a class in the middle of the celebration. Are you both into yoga? Host a yoga session after the rehearsal dinner. This is your day– anything goes!
Oklahoma might not be the first place you think of when it comes to amazing same-sex weddings, however, we’ve got some of the best wedding talents in the country. No matter what your style, taste, or cultural background is, there are wedding professionals, venues, and vendors dedicated to making your wedding absolutely perfect. Schedule a consultation with us now to bring your wedding dreams to life. We’ll create a celebration you’ll never forget.
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