A Tented Wedding at the Philbrook Museum

This spring, I had the pleasure of photographing a stunning tented wedding at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With elaborate floral installations, a full tented reception space, and access to the Philbrook’s European-style gardens for portraits, this spring wedding editorial was such a dreamy day!

The weather in Oklahoma was super gloomy and absolutely freezing, but the whole editorial team stuck it out and created some gorgeous work! Honestly I think the cloudy weather really contributed to the romance and elegance of the whole event.

The bride wore two designer gowns–a Galia Lahav and a Sareh Nouri–which both moved beautifully in the Oklahoma wind. All of the details were accented with pops of rich magenta and green, adding to the romantic, European-inspired aesthetic of the day.

This whole editorial would not have been possible without the efforts of this talented vendor team. Find a full list of contributing vendors with links to their work at the bottom of this post!

A tented wedding reception with a white, textured wedding cake surrounded by a pink floral installation.

Wedding invitation suite including invitation wrapped in ribbon, RSVP cards, and colorful illustrated escort cards.

With deep green tones and touches of magenta, this elegant invitation suite featured so many beautiful illustrated details. I particularly love the floral invitation liner–it reminds me so much of a renaissance painting!

Additionally, the escort cards also implemented rich, dramatic color, coupled with a light pink floral wax seal.

Wedding escort cards with rich green illustration and a dusty pink wax seal.

The ceremony space was on the Philbrook’s back terrace, overlooking their gorgeous manicured European gardens. An aisle lined with florals led to stone arches of the museum facade completely wrapped in vibrant tones of magenta flowers. This dramatic ceremony floral installation was a perfect complement to the neutral stone of the Philbrook building.

Wedding ceremony at the Philbrook Museum with enormous pink floral installation.

Black and white portrait of bride and groom looking into distance.

For the ceremony, the bride wore a Galia Lahav gown with a tulle skirt of two layers. The dress also had a textured collar which lay over the brides collarbone.

Bride and groom smile under intricate pink floral ceremony arch.

Close-up of textured pink and magenta wedding florals.

Bride on staircase with magenta floral installation winding up the rail.

Inside the museum, the main staircase was covered in another magenta floral installation which ran up the historic stair banister.

Groom stands in European style gardens in classic black tuxedo.

Bride runs her hand up a staircase rail in up close photo of wedding dress.

Photograph of wedding invitation with illustration of the Philbrook Museum

Magenta floral installation on staircase of historic museum.

Bride brushes hand over flowers winding up staircase of historic museum.

Flags on top of wedding sperry tent blow in the Oklahoma wind.

The reception space, on the front lawn of the Philbrook, was under a white sailcloth Sperry tent. Under the tent magenta florals winded up the support beams, surrounded by tables with velvet linens and modern glassware.

Tented wedding reception with florals winding up support beams and velvet table cloths.

Wedding reception place setting with modern dishware, letterpress menus, and pink floral centerpiece.

Groom leads bride by the hand as they walk through European style gardens at a historic musuem.

For the second bridal look of the day, the bride changed in to a Sareh Nouri gown with detached sleeves that tied into a bow, and a skirt that flowed behind her beautifully.

All white wedding cake surrounded by whimsical pink and magenta flowers.

At the front of the tent, an all white cake with textured leaves on each layer sat surrounded by an abundance of whimsical pink and magenta flowers.

Bride runs through arch way in European gardens with dress flowing behind her.

Up close wedding portrait of bride and groom looking at the camera.

Dinner table at tented wedding reception covered in candles and pink flowers.

Train of bride's dress falls down stairs as groom holds her hand.

Far away photograph of wedding reception under a white sperry tent.

I’m also so excited to say that my photographs of this wedding editorial were featured on Ruffled Blog! View the feature here.

Wedding Vendors:

Planning & Design: Aisle Be With You Weddings

Photographer: Alison Brooke Photography

Hosts: Develope Academy

Floral: Max Owens Design

Venue: Philbrook

Tent: Mariannes Rentals

Stationery & Paper Details: Southern Fried Paper

Tabletop Rentals: Mariannes Rentals

Chairs: Posh Couture Rentals

Cake: Amy Cakes

Hair & Makeup: Chelsey Ann Artistry

Videography/BTS: Pen Weddings

Gown: Stanley Korshak

Models: Brink Models

Alison Brooke Helms is a Colorado wedding photographer creating heirloom photographs of your most magic moments. Learn about my approach to a wedding day here.

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