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.
"I have been blessed to be a part of the wedding industry for the past 8 years and with each year my love for my brides and the fashion of weddings grows stronger and stronger. I'm here to create long lasting relationships with my clients and truly understand their dream wedding."
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.
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 daughter 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 in a feed truck and Muck Boots. I'm warning you now, there will be feed in my hair...
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 love to create floral arrangements.
6. I married by best friend last year and we were published in Brides of Oklahoma!
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 strawberry Poptarts just about every day.
10. We just welcomed our little boy July Kent Carter in 2019
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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.
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?
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.
Paige Acker, 2021
Mother of the Bride, Facebook review
MRS. Brown 2018
Lexi Hoebing Photography
Mrs. Pierce, 2018
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