OKLAHOMA WEDDING IDEAS
5 Oklahoma Wedding Ideas For A Touch of Southern Charm
Oklahoma may be world-renowned 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.
1. Start with a rustic setting
Regardless of your style, if you want a country feel, a rustic venue will help you achieve the mood you want. Look for a sweeping ranch with elaborate architectural details. High steeples, huge wood beams, large windows, or an outdoor archway will start your design off right. You’ll want a property surrounded by Oklahoma’s world-famous countryside; the rolling timbered hills, high plains, and lush lowlands of cowboys and horses.
The Springs in Norman and Springs in Edmond is a fantastic choice for couples desiring an enchanting and classic Oklahoma wedding. Just South of Oklahoma City, The Springs’ pristine property make a beautiful backdrop for photos. With a solid-wood banquet hall and open beam trusses, it’s fit for both cowboys and city-slickers. Couples wanting more a modern-chic look can create an elegant feel with simple decor, lush greenery, and geometric accent lighting.
For a luxurious experience, Heartland Place of 81 Ranch is a breathtaking choice for couples. An exquisite venue in Enid, the natural wood beams, open ceiling, and rose garden are an impeccable backdrop to exchange your vows. Cradled on a lake, Heartland Place is every country girl’s dream wedding ranch.
2. Serve a Sooner Menu
There’s nothing more country than a comforting meal. Moving away from “conference food” couples are searching for truly delicious fare for their nuptials. If you’re looking to stir in some Oklahoma flavor, the menu is where you want to cook it up.
True classics like barbequed pork, cornbread, fried okra, and grits are being served in new and interesting ways. Interactive food stations, table-side barbeque performances, and make-your-own food bars are becoming popular to serve these down-home dishes.
Couples wanting to wow their guests are serving food throughout the night. Midnight pizzas, pop-up taco bars, pecan pie bites, and locally-made chocolate strawberries are brought to guests as they dance. It’s a wonderful way to offer your guests that famous Southern hospitality with a distinct Oklahoma flair.
3. Crimson and Clover Wedding Blooms
Although roses and hydrangeas are classic wedding blooms, natural Oklahoma wildflowers are a charming addition to bouquets and centerpieces. With wedding trends shifting to elements with personal significance, native Oklahoma flowers are perfect for brides with country pride. A touching sentiment honoring your Okie wedding, regional florals are perfect symbols of love.
Luscious Pinkladies, blue Corn Flowers, Crimson Clover, and bright Indian Paintbrush are fabulous choices for a bohemian or country vibe. Ruby colored Poppies, Texas Bluebonnets, and purple Verbain are also lovely blossoms for Autumn or Winter weddings. Add bountiful greenery for a romantic and modern atmosphere.
4. Treat your guests to the thrills of Oklahoma
Now that weddings are becoming multi-day celebrations instead of one-day affairs, your nuptials are a great excuse for your guests to take their vacation while they join you for your wedding. Oklahoma has so many exciting and enriching options to choose from; the Tulsa Ballet, the Tulsa Opera, the Riversport Adventures Sky Trail, Rodeo Opry Theatre, and the Oklahoma History Museum in Oklahoma City are all activities that can be planned surrounding the big day. Schedule a consultation with Gail to discuss your multi-day wedding celebration filled with Okie fun. You’ll create a once-in-a-lifetime experience your guests will never forget.
5. Toast your Newly Married Status With a Tasty Oklahoma Cocktail
Signature couple’s cocktails are all the rage with weddings today. Brides and grooms proud of their Oklahoma history can hire the state’s best craft cocktail makers to heighten the charm of their day.
Try your own twist on an Oklahoma Paloma. Citrusy and herbal, this cocktail will awe your guests. Mint Juleps, Bloody Marys, and Hard Sweet Teas are all possibilities. Experiment with a mixologist to find a signature cocktail that defines you as a couple and incorporate liqueurs from the cultures you feel connected. Scotch and Bourbon fans can offer tasting stations at the reception. Mixologists can also collaborate with guests in creating their own delectable drinks.
Whether you’ll be kicking it up in country boots or rhinestone heels on your wedding day, adding a touch of Oklahoma flavor to your wedding is simple. However, when you want an elegant, stylish country wedding, it’s easy to veer off the path. There are so many Oklahoma wedding ideas, but it’s common to become overwhelmed without help. That’s why hiring an experienced professional is crucial to having a stunning and flawless day.
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