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A month after their intimate ceremony on the beach, Morgan and Brian gathered their family and friends back home together for a fun, casual reception. Even though the design between their Florida ceremony and Oklahoma reception switched from beachy to rustic, the most important thing remained the same: it was a joyful celebration of the love Morgan and Brian share. Y’all please enjoy part two of Morgan and Brian’s wedding, full of gorgeous styling by Kylie Swanson, and captured by the talented Aaron Snow!

Our reception took place on an equestrian farm in Tulsa. The horses were such stunning creatures and made beautiful wedding guests. I love being outdoors, so I really enjoyed the natural touches of the wide open spaces and grassy fields. All of the wood features and tables brought great warmth to the reception, and the greenery along the tables were extra lovely.

What was Southern about your wedding? Farm tables, horses, and the great outdoors!

What kind of food did you serve? We served a combination of some of our favorite foods at both our wedding and our home reception. Both were served buffet-style and were very casual.

Being a bride who never really had a particular “vision” for my wedding day, I honestly left all of the design up to our planner and designer, Kylie Swanson. She really made it her mission to get to know Brian and I as a couple, and that affected the outcome of both our wedding and our reception back home. Aside from having her focus on our aesthetic as a couple, I was drawn to bright colors and I love anything with great natural light.

For our cake in Florida, we chose to stick with something classic, and Kylie adorned it with fresh blooms. Our cakes at our home reception also included flowers and were not only beautiful, but also extremely delicious!

Tell us about your grand exit. We ran through a tunnel of smiles and sparklers and into a vintage hot rod getaway car.

What was the biggest challenge you faced while planning your wedding? It was probably the time crunch–we got engaged and married in four months. For couples with short engagements, I recommend hiring a wedding planner, for sure!
Tell us a bit about your first dance. Our first dance was to the original version of “Crazy Love.” It was soft, sweet, slow, and intimate. It felt like we were the only ones there.
Did you toss the garter or bouquet? We did both!
Tell us about a way or ways you saved money or cut costs while planning. Kylie not only created two incredible events in a short amount of time, but she was also invaluable in budgeting everything and brought everything together seamlessly. She supplied us with great vendor teams and we trusted not only her vision, but also those she chose to work with.
What’s next for you as a couple? Three months after our wedding, we moved to England to be missionaries.
What are you most looking forward to about marriage? We are simply looking forward to doing life together. One of God’s greatest gifts is getting to share your days with your best friend.
What advice would you give to someone currently planning his or her wedding? Wedding planning can be inevitably stressful, so always keep what your wedding day is really all about in the forefront of your mind! Brian says to make every decision fun and to celebrate when you get something accomplished.

Photographer: Aaron Snow / Videographer: Pen Weddings / Planner, Designer, and Stylist: Kylie Swanson / Ceremony Venue: Marriott Marco Island / Reception Venue: KJM The Farm / Florals: Isn’t She Lovely (Florida) and Poppy Lane Design (Oklahoma) / Catering: Marriott Marco Island (Florida) and Ludger’s (Oklahoma) / Cake Baker: Marriott Marco Island (Florida) and Amy’s Cakes (Oklahoma) / Hair and Makeup: Blo OKC / Bride’s Gown: Monique Lhuillier / Bridal Salon and Veil: JJ Kelly / Bridesmaid Dresses: Dillard’s / Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic / Paper Goods: Gather & Co. / Rentals: Niche Event Rentals (Florida), Kahoy Studios (Oklahoma), and Marianne’s Rentals (Oklahoma) / Transportation: Tulsa Vintage Rides / Lighting: Zach Downing Productions

lisa Written with love by Lisa
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  1. avatar Wendy reply

    Thank you so much for the beautiful feature. It was a honor to have Morgan and Brian celebrate their marriage at KJM The Farm! We wish the couple a very happily ever after!

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Oh my word. Haley + Patrick’s favorite part of their wedding was seeing all of their hard-planned details come together in one place. The result is a warm and welcoming night under the stars — a wedding that mimics what I imagine the night of the proposal was like! I can see why this was their favorite part! I’m loving how intimate their wedding feels — from the rustic seating at the ceremony to the dinner party-like atmosphere at their reception. While transforming the venue was no easy feat, we think it was well worth the extra attention.

We’re giving out big hugs to Heather Roth who shared this day with us!

Y’all, I’m just gaga over those sequined ruffles in Haley’s dress. She had actually picked out a different dress before spotting this one, but as soon as she left the store, she couldn’t get this beauty out of her mind! “I went back and tried it on again and became obsessed with it!”

Describe your wedding flowers: I wanted something simple and natural for my bouquet, so our florist used whites and greens and incorporated kale, which was my one request — I love how it looks. For the tables, I wanted to use fall colors and have a rustic feel to it. She nailed it and the flowers turned out better than I ever imagined!

Did you write your own vows? We didn’t write our own vows but we had an amazing officiant, Ruth Ellen Hasser, who gave us tons of options so we were able to make the ceremony personal and pick out vows that really meant something to us.

Our wedding ceremony and ceremony dinner were both outside. We wanted it to feel very rustic and warm for our family and friends. The ceremony night was very laid back with great wine, amazing food, candles and lanterns everywhere and out in the country, where we could enjoy a perfect night sky.

What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Location. We really wanted the whole thing out at the farm, but it is in the middle of nowhere! We had to change our plans to make it easier on our vendors and guests. We are so glad we did though because it turned out perfectly.

What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? Our ceremony dinner. We had an amazing chef, Lou Rook III from Annie Gunn’s, who came down and made an amazing five course game-themed dinner with wine pairings. He incorporated boar cheek sliders, squab, elk shoulder, rabbit, and even turtle soup! I have to admit I was a little nervous, but it was amazing!

Describe your wedding cake or dessert: For our cake, I wanted something simple and elegant. We chose a white buttercream cake with a flower that had cascading petals down the cake. We did two flavors, chocolate with raspberry and mocha filling and white cake with hazelnut and tiramisu filling!

And be sure to check out Haley + Patrick’s beautiful film by Love Bird Studios!

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. We met at the opening for a new rooftop lounge. Patrick came up and introduced himself and that was it!!
Describe the proposal. We were enjoying a gorgeous fall night out by our fire pit. Patrick waited until I fell asleep (he knows me well, I always fall asleep!), and when he woke me up he was on his knee with the ring in his hand. It was so perfect and us!
In what month did you get married? October
How many guests attended your wedding? We were married in Houston, where Patrick and his family have a farm. There were 20 people there. We then had our reception two days later back in St. Louis, where we celebrated with 100 close friends and family.
Did you decide to do a “first look”? We decided against the first look. There was something so romantic to us about waiting until the ceremony to see each other.
Tell us about some of the songs you used throughout your wedding. Our first dance was to “At Last” by Etta James. After our dance, we had fireworks go off, to which the band played Katy Perry’s “Firework”!
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: That we got married :) We loved seeing everything come together and all of our ideas put together to make the perfect two nights!
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Seeing each other for the first time!
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? I’m so glad I had such an amazing wedding planner. Especially the day of, I was so relaxed knowing I could trust her and was able to enjoy every moment of our day.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? To continue to enjoy our little family!

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Arlissa Vaughn / Special Event Painter reply

    OMG that invitation is gorgeous! It’s simplicity is stunning.

  2. avatar Ashleigh reply

    My mouth is watering just thinking about that cake! Stunning!

  3. avatar Anna ( reply

    The florals of this wedding are the game changer- these are amazing! I Love the colors and the abundance.

  4. avatar Dee Shore reply

    How beautiful and rustic. I’m in love!

  5. avatar Amber reply

    This is absolutely exquisite, I am loving every single detail!

  6. avatar Heather Roth reply

    This feature just looks so lovely on your blog. Thank you so much for featuring it. Warms my heart! xox HSR

  7. avatar {The NotWedding} reply

    Stunning rustic fall wedding! Every detail was beautifully tied together!

  8. avatar The wedding Painter Artist of N.Y.C. William West reply

    The country look was just amazing. The night sky was spectacular. And the dinning room
    table setting was as country rustic with charm as one could get. It was truly a well thought out design plan. And last but not least, the photography was excelent. Hat’s off to your wedding planner and may God bless both of you.

  9. avatar Ashley reply

    Love the wood chargers! We just used wood like that for the centerpieces at a friends wedding. Such a cool touch.

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  11. avatar Aimee reply

    Can you please tell me where Haley and Patrick got married at or where this location is in the picture attached to this message. I tried googling both locations listed but I cant find it and this location is perfect. Thank you.


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