A Whimsical, Alternative Wedding at IAO Gallery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


                    Bright colors and whimsical flowers filled Erin Buckley (30 and in the oil and gas industry) and Matt Buckley’s (35 and a retail

Bright colors and whimsical flowers filled Erin Buckley (30 and in the oil and gas industry) and Matt Buckley’s (35 and a retail professional) wedding in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Their modern venue, the IAO Gallery, was already full of colorful art, plus the beautiful Myriad Gardens nearby provided a pretty place to start the day with photos. Their day unfolded with a short but sweet ceremony indoors, followed by a reception surrounded by the galleries. With the help of wedding planner and florist Camden with Emerson Events, they pulled off an eclectic array of red and black-and-white tablecloths topped with vibrant blooms or edgy succulents. Their wedding photographers, Tom and Samantha at Hibben Photography captured beautiful images of Erin and Matt from their first look to their grand exit and they, transformed their vintage camper into a photo booth so guests could snap their own memories. As for a top memorable moment? After Erin and Matt shared their first dance, Matt and his band, Tweezer, hopped on stage and performed to get the party going. “All I cared about was that everyone had the best night of their lives,” Erin says. “We are both laid-back and like to have fun, which is exactly how our wedding turned out.” See the details, below.

For her nontraditional look, Erin went with a casual, ankle-length white dress from Asos, which had an illusion high neckline and details down the front. Her favorite part of her outfit were her coral Seychelles sandals. She's still obsessed with them!
The bridal attendants wore mismatched mint dresses with a vintage feel that fit the laid-back theme.
White and Pink Ranunculus Boutonniere
Matt wore a gray suit, and his attendants matched in more casual vest and suspender fashions. Each let their personality show, which was exactly what Erin and Matt wanted.
Coral and white bouquets matched the mint bridesmaid dresses. They consisted of roses, anemones, stock and scabiosa.
Gray Slim-Fit Suit Groom's Attire
Exposed brick and pipes on the ceiling of IAO Gallery paired with oversize windows created an industrial vibe. Eclectic original art surrounded the room to spark conversation and add visual interest.
"My wedding planner, Camden with Emerson Events, picked out the florals based on bouquets I had pinned," Erin says. "She did an amazing job, and I almost cried when I saw them." The arrangements included anemones, poppies, scabiosa, pincushion proteas and greens.
Black-and-white table linens alternating with red created a modern, edgy look to the reception in IAO Gallery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Centerpieces alternated between whimsical, colorful flowers and succulents.
A vintage canned-ham-style camper photo booth, brought in by Canned Ham Photos of Hibben Photography, was a fun touch to Erin and Matt's reception. Guests took silly photos with props, and both they and the newlyweds got to keep a copy. By the way, the vintage camper has a name: Ethel.
Erin and Matt's cake had two tiers and was frosted with buttercream. Colorful peonies, garden roses, spray roses, pincushion proteas and ranunculus added a whimsical touch.
Casual Alternative Ivory Wedding Dress