An Urban Rooftop Wedding at Plenty Mercantile in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Marissa Schultz (27 and a retail financial planner) and Scott Rader (31 and an environmental permit and compliance specialist) met at a college party,

Marissa Schultz (27 and a retail financial planner) and Scott Rader (31 and an environmental permit and compliance specialist) met at a college party, dated for eight years and got engaged while vacationing in Napa Valley, California. They moved to Texas for work but knew they wanted to host their wedding in Oklahoma, where they both grew up. Selecting the city, though, was more challenging, since Marissa grew up in Enid and Scott grew up in Claremore. “We looked at venues in both areas but didn't find what we were looking for,” Marissa says. In the end, they chose Plenty Mercantile in the heart of Automobile Alley in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma—a venue with a rustic bohemian aesthetic. They liked the raw, industrial feel with exposed brick and a metal staircase, and the 2,000-square-foot rooftop space boasted dramatic views of the downtown skyline and 150-person capacity. “Plenty Mercantile was like no other venue in Oklahoma,” Marissa says. The couple wanted a casual theme, so they blended Marissa’s vintage style with Scott’s more industrial-modern aesthetic. “Trying to define our wedding style, we landed on the theme of romantic industrial,” she says. Plenty Mercantile's existing decor created the vibe they wanted, so for personal touches, Scott and his groomsmen entered the ceremony to an acoustic cello version of Metallica’s “One” played by metal band Apocalyptica; the reception featured a taco bar and DIY signs (including the welcome sign and bar menu). With the help of Marissa’s mom and by hiring a month-of wedding coordinator, Marissa and Scott were able to plan their wedding from more than 400 miles away. Stay true to your vision, Marissa says, and with the help of friends, family and talented professionals, you can bring it to life. —Chrissy Sorenson

A garden on the east is part of the rooftop landscape at Plenty Mercantile in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
When wedding dress shopping with her mom, Marissa walked inside Brickhouse Bridal and told the attendant she wanted to try on the Watters Santina dress, “and that is the dress I wore on my wedding day.” Details include an illusion neckline, plunging back, covered buttons, hand-placed lace, satin ribbon and an amaretto lining under nude-colored tulle and ivory lace.
Marissa wanted her six best friends to have a common bridesmaid theme yet show off their personal style. When she found these cocoa-colored Amsale Nouvelle dresses on Pinterest, she knew they were perfect.
“I have always loved flowers and knew exactly what I wanted: all-white flowers with greenery for a natural look,” Marissa says. “My bridal bouquet had a soft, feminine palette, while my bridesmaid bouquets were full of texture. The gold ribbon was the perfect accent that tied everything together.”
In keeping with letting their bridal party show their individual style, the five groomsmen wore their own navy suits and brown shoes with matching socks and ties. Each bridesmaid chose the style that suited her personality.
For the ceremony, guests entered through the Plenty Mercantile storefront, then walked to the back of the store to the warehouse. They were greeted with a large welcome sign. Marissa’s mom found the frame; her cousin did the calligraphy.
Beverage dispensers of lemon-infused water and iced tea were placed at a casual self-serve station.
An illuminated hanging "Best Day Ever" sign added to the wedding day feel.
Marissa's parents created the bar menu sign.
The rooftop space boasts views of the Oklahoma City skyline.
The 2,000-square-foot rooftop features wooden plank floors, string lights, a serving bar and casual picnic tables.
Marissa and Scott’s first dance was to Aaron Neville’s “Crazy Love,” with includes the lyrics “I can hear her heartbeat from a thousand miles, and the heavens open up every time she smiles.” The singer was a favorite of Scott’s mom.
The three-tier buttercream cake was decorated in gold accents and flowers. The four flavors included lemon with lemon mousse, chocolate with caramel sauce, red velvet with cream cheese, and white with vanilla mousse.