Alexis Yasmine Hefner and John Blake Burckart were joined in Covenant Marriage at the First Presbyterian Sanctuary in Oklahoma City on July 6, 2013 officiated by Rev. Matt Meinke.
Alexis is the daughter of Carol and Robert Hefner IV of Edmond. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Sam Coury of Edmond and Mr. Robert A. Hefner III of Oklahoma City. She is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian School and The Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas.
Blake is the son of Susan and J. Robert Burckart of Bentonville, Arkansas. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Pinky Davis, the late Mr. John Burckart and Mrs. Barbara Platner of Rogers, Arkansas. He is a graduate of Bentonville High School and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas’ Walton School of Business and his Juris Doctorate at the University of Arkansas School of Law.
Given in marriage by her father, Alexis wore a couture Monique Lhullier of diamond white Spanish tulle featuring an encrusted belt of crystals and seed pearls. The trumpet gown enhanced the Bride’s silhouette with asymmetrical tucks with a sheer portrait décolleté that draped her shoulders finishing in tiny knots at her shoulder points. Her scalloped cathedral veil and blusher of gossamer silk tulle was designed by Toni Federici and featured sparkling hand set crystals and pearls accented by a large hair embellishment of pearls and Swarovski crystals also by Federici. She carried a bouquet of white crystal peonies, roses, white phlox, jeweled stephanotis and lysimachia with wrapped stems featuring “something blue”, an antique batiste handkerchief from her late great grandmother embroidered with her new monogram and wedding date. “Something old” were heirloom earrings given by her father. “Something new” was her wedding ensemble and crystal embellished garter and Blake’s Lambda Chi fraternity pin nestled next to her Kappa pin inside her bodice represented “Something Borrowed.” She carried a sixpence in her shoe rounding out the tradition.
Bridesmaids wore sparkling column gowns designed by Ralph Lauren which featured wrapped “v” necklines and ruching at the waist. They carried white peonies, hydrangea, jeweled stephanotis and lysimachia wrapped in crystal buttoned champagne organdy. Groomsmen were outfitted in Vera Wang and sported monogrammed pocket squares.
Serving as Matron of Honor was sister of the Bride, Iman Hefner Berglan of Oklahoma City. Sister of the Bride, Gabrielle Hefner of Edmond served as Maid of Honor. Also serving the Bride were sisters-in-law, Brooke Burckart Sanderson of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Kellie Hefner of Oklahoma City. Others were Jamy Green, Las Vegas, Nev., Colbie Magness of OKC, Jordan Watkins of Bentonville Arkansas, Hannah Glover of Houston, Texas, Allison Davis of Santa Monica, California, Lindsey Lookadoo of Bentonville, Arkansas, Elizabeth Leggett of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Serving as House Party attendants were the Bride’s cousins, Mia Solheim, Allie and Maddy Coury, and friends Ryan McNitt, all of Edmond, Oklahoma. Kappa Sorority sisters, Joanna Reed of Atlanta, Georgia, Danielle Pestel and Hollin Koh of Dallas, and Rae-Marie Busby of Little Rock, Ark. Party attendants wore variations of lavender and wristlets with customized embellishments.
Best Man was Richard Watkins III of Bentonville, Arkansas. Groomsmen included brothers-in-law, Robert Sanderson of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Robert Alexander Hefner V of Oklahoma City. Also, Cody Kees and Justin Bentley of Fayetteville, Ark., Nash Thomas, Brad Secrist, and Mitch McCuistian of Oklahoma City, Jordan Greer of Bentonville Arkansas, Robert Spears of Denver, Colorado, Will Morrow of Houston, Texas, and Thomas Welch of Dallas.
Ushers were Kane Davis and Brad Siamakoun of Dallas, Zach Berglan and Kellen Anderson of Oklahoma City, Brian Lookadoo of Bentonville, Ark., Brett Fleck and Andrew Shelor of Fayetteville, Ark., Will Moore of Edmond, and Jordan Greer of Fayetteville, Ark.