Fairytale of OKC
Designing a dream date
Photos by Simon Hurst
Typically, a gentleman might send flowers, make reservations and pick her up at 8 p.m. Or maybe, in an attempt to be creative, he’ll purchase plane tickets for an extended weekend. While potentially delightful, that’s rather unoriginal and effort-free in terms of thoughtful planning.
This Oklahoma City couple, who actually is a couple and not merely playing the made-for-print role, helped us put a more personal take on how to spend an enchanted Valentine’s Day.
Instead of dining out, Kris Murray hires chef Andon Whitehorn to create a culinary delight for Jessi Chapman in the comforts of a downtown venue he rents for the evening.
And since pictures are worth a thousand words, the story goes a little like this …
The couple arrives at The Caliber. Kris is wearing a CORSO denim tweed jacket; Jessi is wearing a mink fur from Koslow’s and hat from Stella Thomas Designs. Bodyguard Evan Dowers is wearing a suit by Hans Herman Tailors.
Kris has a drink while getting ready; he’s wearing a suit and bow tie from Hans Herman Tailors.
Jessi touches up her makeup; her black custom dress is by Stella Thomas Designs.
An intimate dinner for two is served; Jessi is wearing a Stella Thomas Designs black custom dress and Kris’ white shirt is from Ty Hirtzel.
This gorgeous Swarovski crystal pendant on a delicate chain is from BC Clark Jewelers.
The sun sets on a thoroughly enchanting evening. Jessi’s dress and fox collar are by CORSO and her horn bracelet is by Stella Thomas Designs; Kris is wearing a custom suit from Hans Herman Tailors and scarf by Ermenegildo Zegna.
► Special thanks:
Makeup by Sami Daraby with Spring Creek Salon and Spa
Hair by Carl Wayne with 822 Broadway Salon
Styling by Frank Christon
Models Jessi Chapman and Kris Murray with Brink Modeling Agency
Meal prepared by chef Andon Whitehorn
Location provided by The Caliber
Mercedes-Benz AMG SL65 courtesy Mercedes-Benz of Oklahoma City