Kira and Nathan

Life got a little wild around here after the new year and so we missed telling you about  a couple that just should not be missed. So here is Kira and Nathan from the end of December.

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They are a precious couple whose love and faith was so evident in every aspect of their event. They were not only a joy to work with, but their day was seriously beautiful.

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Kira and Nathan wanted a very Christ-Centered Ceremony and their minister did a beautiful job sharing about their love and faith, and what a truly Christ-Centered Marriage looked like. The music for the ceremony was very seasonally appropriate (the songs for the Seating of the Parents, Processional, and Presentation of the Bride were 3 different versions of Canon in D) and also featured current worship music such as Never Once (during the family prayer) and All That’s Left (during their Unity Candle).

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Kira chose a stunning plum color with a green that popped and added a festive element (we are talking 4 days after Christmas here folks!). They also chose to add a super fun Hot Chocolate Bar to their cake and punch reception which added to the warmth and elegance of the event.

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The Guestbook Table had engagement photos that showed the couple holding signs that said why the loved each other.

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The scripture readers during the ceremony used a special Family Bible.

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Kira’s Shoes and the Bouquets that she made for herself and her bridesmaids.

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The Big Happy Wedding Party!

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Congrats Kira and Nathan! May you be blessed in your marriage!

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The Cake with a fun Mr&Mrs Topper!

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The Couple toasted with bottles from POPS set on coasters that displayed the wedding date!

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The Hot Chocolate Bar provided by Cypress Creative Services: www.cypresscreativeokc.wordpress.com

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The Hot Chocolate Bar

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Toppings: Marshmallows, Whipped Cream, Crushed Peppermint, Cinnamon Shake, Caramel Drizzle

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Delaram and Scott : An Intimate Ceremony

Delaram and Scott say “I do.”

Here at Ashland Gardens and The Gardens, we offer a number of packages that we provide to couples and families to aid them in planning the most stress free event possible. One of the packages we offer is The Intimate Ceremony Package.

Our Intimate Ceremony space features a koi pond with a bride where the couples stand to marry.

This is a simple package for couples who want to have a very short, simple ceremony. We offer two versions of the package: for the couple and two witnesses (you can provide them or we can)  OR for the couple and up to 15 guests. This allows people in a myriad of situations to have a beautiful but simple ceremony in a lovely setting. The package includes 30 minutes use of the facility and the minister, and chairs for your guests (if having any). We offer Intimate Ceremonies during our office hours only: Mondays and Tuesdays between 10-6 and Thursdays and Fridays between 10-4). There are lots of ways to upgrade or personalize the package  – adding time, a florist, a photographer, or (during the summer) moving the ceremony to our outdoor garden area – all for additional fees, etc.

Their first kiss as husband and wife!

Some of our Intimate Ceremony couples wear full wedding gear: gowns and tuxes. Other times they will wear a simple white dress and suit or nice dressy clothes (like our couple in the pictures). And sometimes, people come as they are (which is perfectly lovely!)…in their work or play clothes! Some couples bring music to be played during their ceremonies or flowers to hold and wear. Some people don’t. The point of the Intimate Ceremony is to essentially just tie the knot – in whatever way works for you!

A precious embrace after the ceremony.

Most of the time Intimate Ceremonies are scheduled one or two weeks in advance. Sometimes many months. Other times, people will call the morning of the day they would like to get married – that works just fine for us as long as the facility and the minister are available. We require a valid Oklahoma Marriage License in order for you to get married here at Ashland Gardens and The Gardens.

The Happy Couple!

Scott and Delaram are a beautiful couple that absolutely radiate love for one another. Prior to their ceremony here in Oklahoma City, they shared in a ceremony in Iran – surrounded by friends and family there. They hope to schedule a full wedding and reception here in the States in the future for their friends and family that live here. We wish this gorgeous pair all the happiness in the world.

Scott and Delaram 11.27.12

Mr. and Mrs. Garland!