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Timeless, Traditional & Maximum Glamour – Q&A with Blair Sims of Blair Sims Events

Blair Berry had a strong eye for a timeless design and knew exactly what she wanted for her dreamy wedding.

Photo by Brett Heidebrecht

Blair Berry had a strong eye for a timeless design and knew exactly what she wanted for her dreamy wedding. Throughout the months of prepping and planning, unique touches were constantly utilized to shape our olive, gold, white and black color palette based off the Omni ballroom decor. 300 guests enjoyed an outdoor ceremony on the patio facing Scissortail Park followed by an elegant sit down dinner with the most stunning floral from XO Haleigh Kenney.  Guests were taken care of from start to finish with charming details like escort envelopes on a black acrylic wall, custom cocktail napkins with their favorite love quotes, a bar menu and custom cocktail stir sticks featuring their cutest pup Otis, to a custom monogrammed acrylic dance floor for those to dance on all night. Overall it was a dream of an evening and was an absolute party celebrating the best couple there is!  

Color Palette:

Olive Green, White, Gold, and Black  

List of vendors:

Hair and Makeup – Chelsey Ann Artistry

Photographer – Brett Heidebrecht

Videographer – Transformation Visuals – Jimmy Tran

Venue/Catering/Ceremony/Reception – OMNI

Flowers – XO Haleigh Kenney

Rentals – Marianne’s

Rentals Lounge – Eventures

Band – Empire 6

Cake – Amy Cakes

Pastor – Jeremy Sanders

Ceremony/Cocktail Music – World On A String Quartet

Photo Booth – The SNL Booth

Paper Goods/Details – Paper N More

Exit Car – Getaway Cars

Planner – Blair Sims Events

Photo by Brett Heidebrecht

What was the inspiration for the event?

Blair’s wedding was the first one at the brand new Omni hotel in downtown Oklahoma City so we really played off their color palette and designed the wedding to elevate the space. By using similar color palettes, the room looked cohesive and timeless! 

Photo by Brett Heidebrecht

How far in advance did you start planning?

A little under a year! June 2020 – April 2021

Photo by Brett Heidebrecht

How/why did you choose the various vendors?

We chose vendors that both the bride and I had past successful relationships with along with similar design aesthetics. Blair and I started with a mood board and selected vendors that we thought could execute the vision the best! 

Photo by Brett Heidebrecht

What made this event special?

The couple. The couple not only has the best attitudes and friendships, but they really allowed the vendors to spread their creative wings and create new and elegant designs to show off. Their trust and obvious love for eachother and their guests brought it all home for their vendor team and their friends! Happiness and fun throughout the whole planning process! 

Photo by Brett Heidebrecht

What surprised you?

The amount of people on the dance floor! This was one heck of a party!  

Photo by Brett Heidebrecht

What was one roadblock or setback?

We didn’t really have any! With an outdoor ceremony, we always plan for wind, rain and bad weather and thankfully the Omni has multiple spaces available if needed but everything went great and we were able to have the wedding outside!  

Photo by Brett Heidebrecht

What were the highlights of the event for you?

Truly the friendship that I gained with the couple and the designs that we were able to bring to life for their guests to enjoy. From the tablescapes to the paper details, no detail wasn’t custom in some sort of fashion! The couple just lives right down the street and we keep up with each other, see each other on walks and overall call each other friends, which I am so grateful to have with my wonderful couples!  

Photo by Brett Heidebrecht

Were there any special requests or requirements?

Really that this wedding felt like “them.” Bringing their story and their elegance into the details and decor.  

Photo by Brett Heidebrecht

What are your go-to vendors in OKC that you always recommend?

The list above is a great place to start but there are SO MANY more! We have an amazing community of vendors here in Oklahoma City that aren’t afraid of custom work and big ideas! Start with your aesthetic first, then go from there!

Photo by Brett Heidebrecht