CreedsTown’s serene setting, lovely lighting and natural beauty created the perfect atmosphere for the breathtaking ceremony in Rogersville.
One evening three years ago, Dustin Smith and Kelly Mitchell met while out with mutual friends in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Dustin, a former Oklahoma State University football player, and Kelly, a fellow OSU student, quickly hit it off. Shortly after, they went on their first date—a sushi dinner that ended with sunset gazing. “I loved it!” Kelly says. “It was simple and perfect.”
Many dates and several months later, Dustin started thinking about proposing, which he did in a spontaneous moment while they were visiting family for Thanksgiving in 2014. “He grabbed my hand, and with a big smile he said: ‘You know I love you more than life itself. It would mean the world to me if you would be my wife,’” Kelly says. “So, of course I said yes.”
A year and a half later on May 14, they married in a romantic outdoor ceremony officiated by Dustin’s father at CreedsTown Weddings & More. The elegant affair had a Western flair, a natural fit for Dustin and Kelly, who now own a farm in Long Lane.
Their lively, sumptuously decorated reception in CreedsTown’s event hall featured a tantalizing spread by Simply Delicious Catering. Surrounded by loving family and friends, Dustin and Kelly danced the night away to Red Dirt, their favorite genre, and celebrated their new life together.
Kelly selected a sophisticated lace trumpet-style dress from Norman’s Bridal, complemented by a soft updo and subtle smoky makeup.
On their big day, it was important to Kelly to honor her mother, who passed away several years ago. She did so with special touches like a cherished photo of her mother.
Photographer Mandy Evans captured a tender moment: Dustin and Kelly’s first look a few moments before walking down the aisle.
The bridesmaids wore elegant eggplant gowns with a champagne underlay from Norman’s Bridal, and the groomsmen’s ensembles featured Jos. A. Bank sportcoats and unique touches like black felt cowboy hats. Dustin’s cousin’s children served as flower girls and ringbearer.
Kelly and Dustin celebrated their new life together by imprinting a cowhide with their brand, an emblem which nods to Dustin’s nickname, Big Country.
Artistry in Bloom created tall, eye-catching centerpieces for the reception featuring seeded eucalyptus, purple stock flower, Free Spirit roses, Solidago, scabiosa pods, ivory hydrangeas, curly willow and pheasant feathers. Kelly’s wedding colors, purple and orange, were also her mother’s favorites.
Kelly and flower girl Kennedy shared a fun moment out on the dance floor. At the reception, B Sharp Entertainment spun an eclectic mix of music so guests could dance all night long.
Planner: Abby Mitchell Event Planning & Design
Venue: CreedsTown Weddings & More
Catering: Simply Delicious Catering
Cake: Cake Worthy Design
Music/Entertainment: B Sharp Entertainment
Flowers: Artistry in Bloom
Dress: Norman’s Bridal
Suiting: Jos. A. Bank
Rings: Hyo Silver; Zales
Photographer: Mandy Evans Photography; Defined Image Photography
Videographer: Aperture Video
Hair: Jodi Cline
Makeup: Airbrush by Andie
Rentals: Eventful Rental
Linens: Elegant Touch Linens
Invitations: Invitations by Dawn
Transportation: Wheel Kings