A Whimsical DIY Wedding at Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Myriad Botanical Gardens is a stunning modern venue with a stage that’s on the water—that’s where longtime friends turned sweethearts Elisa Solomon (2

Myriad Botanical Gardens is a stunning modern venue with a stage that’s on the water—that’s where longtime friends turned sweethearts Elisa Solomon (29 and a wigmaker for film and TV) and Bradley Mack (29 and a business-intelligence professional) said “I do.” They knew it was their venue as soon as they stepped into the gardens (although Elisa had first thought of getting married there when she was 13!). Planned 2 Perfection helped the couple with a number of details, including scheduling and making sure the decor was perfectly placed, especially the 500 wild succulent plants Elisa clipped in Los Angeles, California, and drove to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to create the bouquets, boutonnieres, decor and centerpieces. Everything came from recycled materials, such as old fence posts, soup cans, baby food jars and more. (Even better, guests could take the potted succulents home.) A cool detail? Elisa and Bradley brought their past, present and future together in their choice of beer. They stocked the bar with beer from Texas (Shiner Bock), Oklahoma (Anthem Brewing) and Los Angeles (Golden Road Brewing). They also had three wedding cakes—all with fox cake toppers that looked like their dog—and six flavors of miniature pies from Mim’s Bakery for dessert. See the pretty details, captured by the talented Anna Lee Media, below.

Elisa drove hand-clipped succulents from Los Angeles, California, to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and used them to create her own DIY succulent bouquet. Clearly, the result was well worth it.
Elisa and Bradley wore head coverings that were special in their families. Elisa’s veil was passed down from her grandmother, who purchased it in Italy; she was the 35th bride to wear the veil. Bradley wore a yarmulke that belonged to his grandfather.
Bradley wore an orange and blue plaid tie from the Tie Bar with a succulent boutonniere made by Elisa.
Elisa and Bradley wanted their wedding party to be comfortable and happy in their clothes. They asked the bridesmaids to wear any style of blush dress, and their choices worked out great. Elisa made their succulent bouquets from plants she clipped in Los Angeles, California.
Elisa and Bradley were married on the water stage under a chuppah made by Elisa’s mom. The prayers on the chuppah were written in neck ties, which belonged to Elisa’s grandfather.
The reception took place in the Dean McGee Center in Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, which provided a perfect blank palette for Elisa and Bradley to customize. They decorated the simple white dining tables with a variety of hand-picked succulents in recycled mismatched planters.
Elisa’s stepfather, Rick, helped with all the wooden accents in the DIY centerpieces, including wooden hexagons, planter boxes and chopped-wood slices for the succulents.
Elisa and Bradley’s beloved dog, Nori, looks like a fox, and so did their cute cake toppers.
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