The Blog at Lauren Corbyn Interiors


Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on October 7, 2009

UPDATE 10/20/09: Sorry about this craptastic post, where all the pictures have disappeared.  I’ll get new ones up soon.

One of my greatest, maybe THE greatest, design feats I have accomplished was for my wedding.  I had a TON of help, a budget that was smallish by national averages (and peer averages), but a clear vision that I wanted something different from the country club weddings I was used to attending.

In full disclosure, I did have a wedding planner.  However, the creative vision was all mine.  She made sure that people got where they needed to be and also came with me to vendor appointments.  She also helped me make decisions when I was feeling flustered.  These were all valuable services.  I definitely needed someone to keep me in line and on schedule as wedding craziness ensued.

Here are some highlights of how everything came together last November.

First off.  My flowers were UN-FREAKING-BELIEVABLE.  The girls at A Date With Iris outdid themselves.  I thought my bouquet was the most beautiful I had ever seen.  Still do.

Piece of advice #1: When dealing with “creatives” (of which I am one), it helps to talk with images.  I had a folder full of tear outs from the expected bridal magazines to the unexpected Anthropologie catalog.  I think between this Anthro cover and the general feeling of the images I had collected, Kris totally got the feeling I wanted and at a price another florist basically told me was impossible.  Yay Kris!

The ribbons hanging down were beautiful and rumpled and antiquey feeling. They complimented the eggplant color of the bridesmaids’ dresses beautifully.  Yes. I asked my bridesmaids to wear the same dress and yes, it was technically purple satin.  For the record, they all looked beautiful.  Even the pregnant one.  Really.  And they never complained … at least where I could hear them.  We likely have Vera Wang to thank for that.

The entrance to the reception, which was at  City Arts.  Drama with candles, a lit tree, and a gobo made from our wedding invitation.

I was so in love with my wedding invitations from Mr. Boddington’s we made a gobo from the fabulousness.  Looooove that font.  Also a nice little way to reinforce that special element.  I’m the kind of person who saves invitations of all kinds–it kills me to know that people open up invites and immediately toss them.  Ugh.  All that beautiful letterpress!

The amazing hanging treatment above the food table.  This was all Kris at A Date with Iris.  Can you say drama?  Also, more gobo action on the wall in a leaf pattern to warm up all the blank white walls of the art gallery.  We didn’t use these on every wall, and in retrospect, I would’ve actually added a little more.  I was really concerned about overdoing it and using my pennies wisely.

Lee and Tiffany at Mood helped me to achieve the modern yet rustic mix I was going for (and also to fill up the vast white space of the gallery).  They provided furniture in the form of fabulous, rustic farm tables for the food and also comfortable lounge-y furniture for extra seating.  As Lee put it, “I mean, how many people have a zebra wood cocktail table at their wedding?”  In Oklahoma City?  Not many (but you could! Just call Lee and Tiffany!).  It was the perfect bit of rustic warmth mixed with lounge-y modern.

We had two seating areas in addition to the usual banquet tables and chairs.  One was near the dance floor and the other was near a bar.  The one next to the bar was used far more than the one near the dance floor!  We added more gobo action in the form of a thank you for our guests.  It simply said “We are so grateful you are with us. Lauren and Will.”  We added two grey (the obsession with grey has been going strong for a while)  pillows with our C monogram.

Gratuitous foodporn:

I am always hungry at weddings.  Always.  I wanted people to eat and to enjoy what they were eating.  Also, I was not one of those brides who gets to the end of the night and thinks, oh my! I didn’t eat!  That’s just not in my DNA.  Food is all about celebration and so was this wedding.  I wanted a feast-like feeling: all abundance and fallishness.

Also, I believe in chocolate cake with chocolate icing.  So that’s what we served.

A few more images, because I can’t leave out a bit of wedding fashion.

The huge blossoms sealed the deal on this dress.  And below, my something blue (and really dark toenails, because that’s just the kind of girl I am).

Anyway, that’s a taste of what my wedding was all about.  There are approximately 20,000 more photos, but I’ll leave you with this as I’m feeling a little nostalgic as my one year anniversary nears.  It was a fabulous wedding, and it’s been a fabulous first year.  Cheers to that!

P.S. I forgot to mention that Tara Lokey took all the fabulous photographs!


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  1. Dagny @ Beautiful Living said, on October 8, 2009 at 2:31 am

    I can’t see any of the pics?? 😦

  2. laurencorbyn said, on October 8, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Oh dear! I’m not sure what the problem is. They’re kind of big files and might take a minute to download. Everyone else having the same problem?

  3. Jackie said, on October 20, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    I can’t see the pics either. I left it up for a few minutes and nothing ever showed up.

  4. cait said, on January 27, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Your blog is great! While blog stalking you I found this post about your wedding- I am LOVING what you have to say about it…I would love to see the pics! Sounds gorgeous…

    • laurencorbyn said, on January 27, 2010 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks Cait! I don’t know why the pictures never worked. I should create a new post with actual pictures. It would be much more interesting.

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