Minimalist Oakdale Wedding With Florals Galore

November 2, 2021 | kailey

The saying less is more couldn’t be more true when it comes to this modern Oakdale wedding. With the help of wedding planner Jessika McCuin, Gab and Hunter were able to bring to life their dream celebration where family and florals took center stage. This simple, chic nuptial— captured by photographer Heath Whorton—is proof that simple can still be show-stopping. 

Complete with vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, The Venue at Oakdale made for a jaw-dropping ceremony and reception space. The customizable nature of the venue allowed this couple to incorporate personalized touches unique to their love—cue the florals!  

Because the bride’s family owns Vase and Vine, the wedding was heavily focused around the florals. Stunning pop-of-color arrangements cascaded the reception tables and created a wowing ceremony backdrop. Plus, it was a great way to incorporate loved ones in the wedding process. If you’re in search of minimalistic wedding inspo where florals take a front seat, look no further. 

The Couple:

Gab and Hunter

The Wedding:

Little Rock, Arkansas


A Memorable First Look At This Oakdale Wedding

Our first look was so special. It was really the best part of the day because everything else was so busy and went by so fast. The first look gave us time to spend with each other. We wrote our personal vows and read them to each other during this time. We laughed, we cried, and we just expressed how much this day meant to us.

Planning Florals With Mom And Owner Of Vase and Vine

I will never forget planning and designing the florals with my Mom, Gina. That was so special for me and it made all the long nights worth it to see it all come to life. It was really the perfect vision and I’m so lucky to have those memories together with her.


The Importance Of A Wedding Planner 

The best wedding planning advice I could possibly share is to hire a wedding planner! Jessika, from Jessika McCuin Weddings was an absolute dream to work with. The entire day was seamless and I wouldn’t change a thing!


Modern And Minimal 

We wanted something very modern but still minimal. We didn’t want a crazy over the top venue. It just isn’t our personality. The Venue at Oakdale was a new venue at the time we booked. It was the perfect mix of modern and minimal that we wanted all along. The Venue at Oakdale was also local to a lot of our family and friends so it was a no brainer for us to book!


Songs That’ll Get Your Guests Dancing 

Our goal was to have the whole vibe be fun and upbeat. We didn’t want the classic, slow music playing as our guests walked into the ceremony. We wanted our guests to hear throwback songs, mixed with country, and today’s hits. It set the perfect tone for our wedding and was exactly what we wanted.  

A Breakfast Menu For The Win

We’re big breakfast people and we knew that’s what we wanted on the menu. We chose chicken and waffles, biscuits and gravy, quiche and a biscuit bar full of jam, honey and fruit. It was delicious! 

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Heath Whorton
Event Planning – Jessika McCuin
Ceremony + Reception Venue – The Venue at Oakdale
Floral Design – Vase and Vine
Catering – Coco’s Catering of Little Rock
Cake – Patti Cakes Bakery
DJ – DJ Frankie with Crown Entertainment 
Videography – The Powell Films
Invitation Design – Minted Weddings
Makeup Artist – Carly Westerman + Mandy Nguyen
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Tesori Bridal
Rentals – Eventology Rentals


Congratulations to Gab and Hunter on their minimalist Oakdale wedding with florals galore! And big thanks to photographer Heath Whorton for capturing every modern element that made this celebration one of a kind. 

If you’re wanting a nuptial where florals take center stage—like Gab and Hunter—kickstart your wedding planning process by checking out these floral installations that’ll blow your mind. Make sure to have your Pinterest boards ready, we guarantee you’ll want to share these with your florist.

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One Comment

  1. A perfect combination of details, energy, smiles and emotions. Amazing photo reportage on the wedding day!

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