The Carter Collective was created for the bride who needed a one stop shop. I want to provide Southeast Oklahoma with a fresh and modern alternative to the everyday wedding and floral design. I strive to create a truly custom and classic event design. I know having images to look back on 50 years from now is important so let me create something timeless just for you.

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My Mission

"I have been blessed to be a part of the wedding industry for the past 12 years and with each year my love for my brides and the fashion of weddings grows stronger and stronger. This year we strive to bring some of that wedding charm to our home town in everyday sympathy and occasion florals"

-Bobbye Jean

this is us

I started this journey in 2011 with a kit camera from Costco, with hopes of taking decent pictures of my new baby girl. A fellow Navy family paid me $40 to do some family pictures of them in a park, near my Washington State home. From there a business blossomed. 
After gaining a degree and a book of business, I took a leap and moved back to my hometown with my high school sweetheart and that little girl in tow.
Since 2018 we have been building a floral company. May 1 of 2023 we cant wait to open our first full floral and retail store in Antlers, Oklahoma.

about me

I love coffee... that's an understatement. I FREAKING love coffee. I swear I'm half coffee. hehe. I love dry shampoo. I love when someone drives down our dirt road during the golden hour and the dust kicks up into the sun. I love being small town. I love watching my kids grow. I love the life that Kent and I are creating together. I am so proud of all of us. 
Don't be surprised when I pull up to your session, consult or wedding with in a feed truck and Muck Boots. I'm warning you now, there will be feed in my hair...

fun facts

1. I served in the worlds greatest Navy.
2. I have watched every episode of Fixer Upper at least 2x.
 3. Every job I've ever had is in the service industry.
4. I've been creating small businesses since the 2nd grade.
5. I'm on the autistic spectrum.
6. I married my high school sweetheart.
7. I love to sing but nearly throw up in front of a crowd.
8. I could watch #royalicing videos all day.
9. I eat PB&Js just about every night.
10. I loathe making reels/tictoks, I do it for all 4 of my fans! 

 favorite things

My Nieces and Nephews
Kendra Scott
Fresh Flowers
Tuna Sashmi
Creme Brulee Latte
Cake Pops


My desire in this, is to provide you with a stress free; easy to navigate way to wedding planning. My design process starts with a meeting, maybe a skype or over a cup of coffee because it is so important for me to get to know you and your fiancé personally. I want to know your entire vision, your goals and how I can make your day a dream. In this we take care of the most tiny details, helping you choose vendors, creating mood boards, styling invitation suites, I mean you name it and we will do it. Our job is to make sure you are able to enjoy it with your friends, family and of course your new partner in life. There are different tiers to this you can do petite planning, full or just month of coordination. We are excited to be here for your new season in life. 


Wedding Planning

Not quite wanting just the courthouse steps but something intimate with your most important people. I have got you covered. Our all inclusive elopements include a custom mood board, a keepsake invitation suite, your florals for you and one bridesmaid, bouts for him and one groomsman. Oh yeah and of course I'll document the most important day of your life. I have been a professional wedding photographer for the past 7 years and I’m ready to serve my clients beyond the lens. You just provide the chapel and the officiant. I'll help you get down the aisle and be off to that honeymoon of your dreams, that you could afford because you didn't feed 200 people. Can I get an Amen?

I feel like florals tell such an amazing organic story in wedding design, from the color theory behind a couples style to the texture and movement. I am very drawn to a surprising pop but also love soft and romantic. Your florals are a real part of your wedding day, just like the cake, the food and the drinks! I’ve heard "but they just die”... yes they do but the gorgeous pictures do not! What’s better, a picture of stunning fresh flowers or BBQ? (totally subjective question) 

My style is very whimsical-modern. I provide mostly small scale event florals as I’m a one woman show. But inquire to ask about larger events. I would love to create something truly unique for your day.

Floral Design

We have a whole page dedicated just to photography. I believe in timeless, authentic portraiture. I want you to look back on your wedding day and see true to life colors, emotions and memories that filled the entire day. In the last 10 years of business. I have grown to see what creates a legacy in portraiture. It takes years of constant education, searching and seeking within myself and others to find our unique style. I'm very excited to continue to be a small part in all of my clients heirlooms they leave behind for future generations to come. 




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Paige Acker

Choosing Bobbye Jean with The Carter Collective was one of the best decisions we could have made. Doing both our florals and photography, she provided us a beautiful wedding and memories that will last a lifetime. Bobbye is incredibly kind, personable, and fun. Her planning and coordination leading up to the wedding and the day of allowed us to be present with one another and enjoy every moment without stressing over the details. Without a doubt, you can not go wrong with choosing The Carter Collective. We are so incredibly thankful for Bobbye and her business!

Paige Acker

MRS. Fowler

I loved having Bobbye as my florist and planner. She made my life so much easier throughout the whole wedding process. To have a vendor like her was a huge asset to making my day a dream come true. I will forever cherish the beautiful work she put together. Thank you Bobbye for making my day PERFECT


Mother of the Bride, Facebook review

Bobbye Jean spent so much time with my daughter planning her wedding! It gave us peace of mind of her knowledge and planning down to the smallest things we never thought about! It was absolutely beautiful! The flowers, photos, and planning were perfect! Thank you again for everything you did and didn't have to do!

MRS. Brown

Bobbye blew away every single expectation I had for a wedding coordinator. She helped with so many small details leading up to the wedding like assessing the venue with us, vendor recommendations, decoration ideas, and more. On the day of the wedding, we really couldn't have done it without her. The venue site was SO muddy from previous days of rain which made so many things go not as planned - but because of Bobbye, I didn't have to worry about any of it. She ensured that all the decorations were in place, communicated with the vendors, and was a huge help in every way that we needed. What could have lead to several wedding day disasters, Bobbye perfectly handled all of it. Hiring Bobbye was the best decision I made for my wedding (other than saying I Do to my husband, of course

Lexi Hoebing Photography

Mrs. Pierce

From the moment that got engaged I knew that I wanted to work with Bobbye. I knew absolutely nothing about flowers or having a venue that had good places for pictures, but she helped me through it all. She helped me pull together a wedding in less than 10 weeks and it couldn’t have been anymore perfect. The floral arrangements were gorgeous and matched the theme perfectly. The way that she captured my special day was phenomenal. She made me feel beautiful and the pictures that she took reflected that. Looking at the pictures my breath way taken away and it was hard to believe that it was me in them. She has a way of taking in all aspects of the bride and grooms personality and turning into the perfect setting for your wedding to be a day that you will never forget. 

Thank you!

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