Raegan and Randy had their summer wedding at Blackmint Collective Tattoo Studio in Oklahoma City. It was the perfect venue as they and most of their bridal party and guests all have tattoos. There’s a real industrial feel to their day, with the venue’s exposed lighting rigs and brick walls dotted with modern art, all softened by details like pastel-glazed donuts and the delicate greens of succulents. It’s a look that says modern wedding with an edge, and it’s beautiful.
Describing the vibe, the bride said they went with “Simplicity. We didn’t want the big stressful wedding, we just wanted to celebrate us!” But there was room to also include the unique details, and she added, “I definitely think having our wedding on a Sunday morning with donuts and mimosas in a tattoo shop made us a little different!”
Photographer Robyn Icks said of the ceremony, “The small space filled quickly, a susurrus falling into silence as Raegan entered escorted by her father. She glowed, bright and lovely, and when Randy saw her he beamed too. Their song, Here Comes the Sun, was a perfect fit. After the ceremony, we crossed the street to take a few photos in front of The Plant Shoppe. The desert and succulents fit their theme, and I couldn’t resist taking advantage of their gorgeous outdoor space.”
The bride wore a classic dress from David’s Bridal, which really showed off her gorgeous tattoos, while the groom’s suit and dapper bow tie were from JCPenney, and the bridesmaids all wore dresses from Francesca’s in shades that echoed the succulents and also the mint and lavender iced donuts they had at their brunch reception.
There was a funny moment in the morning when she was getting ready, explained Raegan, “I completely forgot to grab cash for our hair and make-up artist, and I had already gotten into my dress, so I had to run into a gas station to use their ATM in my wedding dress!”
Raegan said her favourite part of the wedding was, “Seeing my husband-to-be light up when I walked down the aisle,” and that the best part about the planning was, “Getting to spend quality time with my friends and family. Having them help me prepare and plan meant the world to me.” She added that “There is absolutely nothing I would have done differently; it was the most special experience.”
The bride said her advice for future brides and grooms would be to, “Be a guest at your own wedding. You’ll definitely enjoy it more!” And also “That not everything is going to go exactly how you want, and that’s okay.”