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!
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.
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.
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.
Inside the museum, the main staircase was covered in another magenta floral installation which ran up the historic stair banister.
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.
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.
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.
I’m also so excited to say that my photographs of this wedding editorial were featured on Ruffled Blog! View the feature here.
Planning & Design: Aisle Be With You Weddings
Photographer: Alison Brooke Photography
Hosts: Develope Academy
Floral: Max Owens Design
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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