Monthly Archives: August 2012

Summerlin-Ward Wedding


Amy Summerlin was a laid back bride. She knew she wanted shades of purple, fresh flowers, and barbeque! The wedding took place near a local lake. There wasn’t really a budget, we just knew we had to keep it small. It came out around $2,000 for the entire wedding.

There was touches of more feminine things around the room to soften the stone walls of the reception, so it all blended well with her dress.

Her seating tables for the reception were rectangle, so we went with white cloths, and purple runners to keep it simple with touches of purple. Her centerpieces were fresh flowers in jars.

The couple cutting their cake!

I love doing shades of one color to break from the traditional color scheme. I think her wedding was a great combination of country laid back, and feminine.

Is this wedding your style? Will you be using any of these elements?



Woods-Lovell Wedding


Taylor Woods was one of the busiest brides I’ve ever had. I actually didn’t meet her until the day of her wedding! The budget wasn’t exact, but everything┬á rented and purchased, as well as event planning came out to $1800, plus about $300 for food and drinks that was prepared by friends.

Taylor married Ricky Lovell on August 18th, 2012. Her colors were candy pink, chocolate, and burlap. ­čśë She wanted it to be as country as it could be!
Since I didn’t get to meet her beforehand, I just went with the things I knew she wanted from speaking with her Mother in person. She had chosen an unusual combination for her flowers, wildflowers and carnations! Carnations are the birth flower of her baby sister, so it was important to her to have them a part of the wedding. She knew she wanted burlap, and her dress to be pulled together with the theme.

It was a backyard wedding outside of town, with about 100 guests. It was raining all day during the set up, so it has to be artfully done to keep everything dry and ready for the wedding! Thankfully, the rain let up about a half hour beforehand, and the sun came out for the cake cutting. It was perfect timing for beautiful pictures, and the weather was pretty amazing for the wedding.

The wedding set up, underneath a hexagon tent

Her boots at the opening of the aisle

The archway, handmade just for Taylor and Ricky

The reception tables

Her large cascading bouquet proudly displayed on a stand next to the cake, with a special charm tied in of her baby sister.

Announced husband and wife!

Cutting the cake!

Enjoying their special day…

It was a great laid back wedding. They were all a pleasure to work with! Best wishes to the couple and their new child.

What did you think of this backyard country wedding? Is it your style? What are you doing for your country wedding?


Goad-Scoggins Wedding


You may recognize this bride from Ashley’s Personal Shower post!

Ashley Goad and Javan Scoggins married on May 13th, 2012 at the Skelly Lodge in Catoosa, Oklahoma. The wedding and reception were outdoors. The budget was $10,000. We came in well under!

She wanted the wedding to be simple and not draw attention away from the surroundings of the Lodge. Her colors were white and shades of pink, but mostly blush. All the flowers were fresh.

The wedding took place under a large tree, overlooking the cliff. The ceremony was in front of an archway overgrown with ivy.

The reception tables were covered with white rose damask cloths, and placed with fresh rose and baby’s breath centerpieces, accented with tea lights.

The cake was made by Ann’s Bakery, one of our favorites to work with. It was placed on a silver stand for simplicity.

Their first dance took place under the stars, on the dance floor covered porch of the Skelly Lodge.

The bride and groom took a moment to enjoy their photo booth, which was a big hit with the guests!

And to finish off this post, a collage of the more personal moments of the day.

All the rentals for this wedding were provided by The Party Loft of  Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

Thanks for checking out this post, I hope you enjoyed it!


Ouray, Colorado


This honeymoon destination is a great getaway, most any time of year!

In the warmer months, there is great hiking, biking, and shopping to be done! The Yankee Boy basin is a must for novice “Jeep-ers”You can see old mining sites, a vast array of wildflowers in the summer, and gorgeous waterfalls on your 4-wheel ride up the 11,000 elevation trail, then hike to the top for an intimate picnic with a fantastic view!

In the colder months, go ice climbing in the beginners area of Uncompahgre Gorge for a great adventure!

Take a relaxing soak in the hot springs before a romantic dinner on the rooftop of the Ouray Brewery.

Ouray Brewery

Or just curl up in your room at the China Clipper Inn, rated number 2 on Trip Advisor in the B&B category!

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No matter the season you’re going to honeymoon in, this is a place to consider! It’s breathtaking scenery to be found year round, unusual activities, and many homes-away-from-home to choose as your own, it’ll be the trip of a lifetime to settle for a week in this sleepy town nestled in a valley of the Rocky Mountains.