“I knew he was someone special from the beginning!” says Margo Edwards of her beloved Logan Lubke. After initially meeting while attending Oklahoma State University, the two became fast friends during their freshman year. The relationship later turned romantic in their senior year. “We had an immediate connection, the conversation was easy, and she looked beautiful that night,” Logan beautifully describes of the first time they were introduced through mutual friends.
As their relationship naturally progressed, Logan felt the timing was right. “It was truly a natural feeling that we were meant to be,” he confides. After asking Margo’s parents and brother for their blessings, Logan arranged a surprise proposal. “He told me his family was taking family photos at White Rock Lake, and they wanted me to be in them,” she explains. He escorted Margo to a dock lined with rose petals and got on bended knee with a clear view of the sparkling lake. “Afterwards, we went back to his house, and all of our family and friends were there for a surprise engagement party. It was an amazing night!”
Though planning a wedding can be extremely stressful, Margo found it so enjoyable that she was sad when it was all over. “Personally, I had the best time working with my wedding planner and mom,” she says, adding that Logan trusted her to take the reins for the big day. When it came time to select a wedding venue, they visited only one site. “I have driven by Arlington Hall my entire life and dreamt of getting married there,” illustrates Margo. “I have seen tents set up on their lawn and always wanted to do something similar.”
The bride decided on tones of white and blush for the springtime ceremony to create a clean, timeless look. “I love tulips, and Bella Flora [of Dallas] incorporated white tulips suspended over the altar, which is still one of my favorite parts,” she expresses of the stunning décor detail.
In addition to the pièce de résistance, there were jaw-dropping florals in every corner of the space – from the pillar-wrapped grand entrance to the foyer’s doorways lined in garlands – even overhead were gilt lanterns highlighting greenery and blooms. Guests found their seats in clear chairs facing the altar and sat in awe gazing at the dramatic, romantic sights of the room.
“I love tulips, and Bella Flora incorporated white tulips suspended over the altar, which is still one of my favorite parts [of the décor].”
Margo was resplendent in a strapless, fitted lace gown showcasing floral embroidery, whilst Logan chose a smart black tuxedo paired with ebony cowboy boots. Though they had a first look prior to the ceremony, the couple was just as excited to see one another for the vow exchange officiated by the bride’s childhood pastor. “It felt intimate and sweet,” shares the bride. Colorful programs featuring a floral motif and fastened with a satin fuchsia ribbon helped to lead guests through the service.
For the tented wedding reception, Margo wanted there to be a lot of color throughout, so it felt happy and fun, matching the energy they hoped for during the evening festivities. This time, pink tulips were suspended from the ceiling! Bright pink, tangerine, and coral blooms provided additional pops of color in centerpieces placed on coffee tables, cocktail tables, around the pretty blue-hued bar, and more. “The design truly came from Kristin Butler of Fabulous Fête and Lucy Diaz-Flores of Bella Flora. They are so talented and impressive. They turned my few ideas into the most magical and stunning space,” tells the bride.
Collections of velvet king-like chairs, cozy corner booths, long tables with floral coverings that matched the stationery, sleek bullion high tables, and other setups were available for guests to make themselves comfortable, enjoy meals from the vast selection of food stations, and sip on cocktails made complete with drink stirrers featuring the couple’s dogs. Loved ones cheered as the newlyweds completed their first dance, followed by dances for Margo and her father and Logan with his mom. “The mother-son dance was special to me as I have always been a momma’s boy,” notes the groom of the memorable moment.
The design of the gorgeous six-tiered wedding cake mimicked the floral embellishments seen on the bride’s dress, and a groom’s cake in the shape of an Oklahoma State football helmet were some of the many dessert options for guests to choose from before a night of dancing on the custom light blue-and-white dance floor. “It was really important to us that our guests had fun,” affirms the bride. “The band was amazing! We passed out lighted cowboy hats and tambourines for everyone to use, too.”
Margot and Logan’s best advice for brides and grooms is not to waste time being worried or stressed. “We think back at how much fun we had and how happy we were. I think every bride and groom should feel that way,” expresses Margo. “Logan and I genuinely had the best night of our lives.”
This real wedding was originally published in the Spring 2023 issue of Inside Weddings magazine.
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