Ree Drummond shares photos from her daughter’s crowded maskless wedding

Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman, married off her first child over the past weekend. Alex Drummond 23, and Mauricio Scott (also 23, I think), were married on the Drummond compound in Pawhuska, Oklahoma last Saturday. I know I wrote a post on the date of this wedding but honestly, I’d forgotten it was this close. I remember our discussion on how the Drummond Clan was eschewing any sort of social distancing or COVID concerns in favor of getting their way with this wedding, just like they did with the surprise engagement party Alex and Mauricio had. And so they did, they had their huge May 1 wedding at the family ranch. Ree wrote an emotional blog post about her “honeymoon baby’s” Magical Night. The good news: it didn’t rain. The bad news: not one person wore a mask.

Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond’s firstborn daughter is officially a married woman — and no one is more proud than her celebrity chef mother!

In a blog post shared on her website Monday, Ree wrote a lengthy update on her daughter Alex’s weekend wedding on the family ranch in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, to Mauricio Scott.

“It was such a meaningful, memorable night — beautiful flowers, great food, and so much fun…but what we all felt most of all was the love,” Ree said in the post. “It was even more special than any of us could have hoped for.”

She went on to detail every aspect of the evening. From the location on the family property, which Ree’s husband Ladd chose, to why the bride and groom opted out of first look photos.

“When I thought about the wedding day, that’s what imagined: my dad getting to walk me down the aisle — especially considering his accident and everything that’s happened lately—and seeing Mauricio for the first time,” Alex said in the blog post. Ladd Drummond was in an accident on the ranch while fighting a fire in March that left him in a neck brace and then kicked in the head by a cow last week ahead of the wedding.

Ladd recovered and was able to walk Alex down the aisle without his neck brace.

For her wedding gown, Alex chose a gorgeous strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline and flowing skirt.

“The dress is simple but the details are so feminine and beautiful,” she said in her mom’s blog post. “Most importantly, it was comfortable enough to wear all night, and it twirls—which was great for the dance floor.”

[From Yahoo]

I’ve included a few pics from social media, but you can see more at Ree’s blog. It really was a beautiful wedding. Alex’s dress complemented her beautifully and the netting and lace matched the rustic romantic backdrop. I like the style of Ree’s dress too. I don’t love the color of the lace she selected but that’s a minor quibble. The tent was a nice combination of elegance and pastoral with floor length linens and formal place settings paired with crafted chairs and patterned china. But the flowers were my favorite. They were colorful, luscious and everywhere. Literally dripping throughout the tent. I guess the bridesmaids wore ice blue. The gowns look pearl grey in some shots. They’re simple A-line silhouettes in layered chiffon, so in keeping with the romantic feel.

As the article stated, the wedding was not without its hiccups going in. Ladd Drummond, Alex’s dad, was involved in a few incidents. One was getting kicked in the head by a cow a week before the wedding. The other was a pretty bad car accident in March. He and his nephew, Caleb, were in their personal fire truck racing to fight a fire on a neighboring ranch when they collided with another fire truck en route to do the same. Both were hospitalized. Caleb was then arrested on April 17th for a DUI. No word if he attended Alex’s wedding last Saturday.

As for COVID precautions, there were none. Ree did not discuss testing, vaccines, masks, social distancing or anything relating to protecting the wedding party or their guests. The wedding took place outside so that’s one thing. They had enough room to space the chairs for the wedding ceremony with space in between but didn’t. The tent was supposed to be open sided but in a few photos I saw the plastic sides were down. I hope the memories from this wedding remain beautiful and unspoiled. Congratulations to the happy – and hopefully healthy – couple.




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  1. Jezz says:

    Not a clue who they are, but these are really pretty wedding pictures. Even crotchety old me has to admit.

    • ItReallyIsYouNotMe says:

      Gorgeous wedding and flowers hanging from the ceiling. I have no energy to even comment on the mask sitch.

      • Nina says:

        Thats too busy for me. Hurts the eyes just looking at the picture. But clearly they like that kind of chaos

      • Laura says:

        My family is from Oklahoma — What I gather is that adults in Oklahoma who want a vaccine have had a chance to get one by now. The majority of my once diligently-masking family has the vaccine now, so they don’t wear masks anymore either at parties, as far as I know.

    • sal says:

      I don’t have the bride gene. All i see is a down payment on a house in a trash can on fire.

  2. Lara says:

    23? Divorced in a year.

    • Indywom says:

      That is what I said. Why so young?

    • Astrid says:

      Even Pioneer Woman was older when she married and had a job in LA before going back to Oklahoma and getting married.

    • Betsy says:

      I got married at 22. Celebrating 18 years this summer.

      There’s a lot to nitpick about a superspreader wedding, but age isn’t necessarily one.

    • Becks1 says:

      My parents got married at 22. They’ve been married 48 years. I got married at 25, which isn’t that much older than 23, and this is our 14th anniversary.

      I think sometimes age is a factor, and sometimes it isn’t.

      • Courtney B says:

        I agree. I think a lot depends on the couple. I got married at 21, hubby was a month shy of 23. We’re celebrating 29 years this June. But I look at my kids (26, 23 and 19) and am like ‘nope, nowhere near ready’.

    • Msmlnp says:

      I got married at 22. And it’s going to be 22 years this September.
      That being said, I do think it is kind of young for most people and I wouldn’t encourage it for my kids. Yes I’m hypocritical lol.

    • TaraBest says:

      My mom was 17 when she married my dad (no, she wasn’t pregnant) and they have been married for over 35 years now. Age isn’t always an indicator of if a marriage will last.

    • Marie says:

      My brother and his wife were married at 23 and were told “you’re too young!” They actually got engaged at 19 and both sets of parents made them postpone their engagement due to how young they were. This summer, they’re celebrating their 28th wedding anniversary and they honestly still act like newlyweds. It’s adorable.
      23 is young by today’s standards but it still works for some. Marriage isn’t for everyone but it is for those two. Everyone is different.

    • MM2 says:

      I got together with my partner at 18, married at 23 & it greatly influenced my decisions on college & career. I hope young women are told the truth- it is a trade off to get married young and their personal goals are more important than partnering up.

    • cassandra says:

      My first thought was “they look like babies!”.

      Ultimately though, her family is incredibly well connected and incredibly wealthy. Even if the marriage flounders she has one heck of a security net to fall back on.

    • MerlinsMom1018 says:

      Got married at 22. He turned 23 six days after we were married. 43 years come November. It can last so hopefully it will for them

    • Heather H says:

      Met my husband at age 20, married at 24, celebrating our 27th anniversary this month. Not sure why people think marrying young = divorce. I know many similar to me and I know many who married later, few of us have been divorced. In fact one friend who married later in her 30′s was the first to get divorced.

    • MyJobIsToPrincess says:

      My husband and I are together since our teens years! 25years together this year and married 17! People can get to know each other for 10 years, get married and divorce 2 years later. And for others, they get married after 6 months – and are still going strong. Love, we just never know!

    • Ange says:

      Statistics don’t lie. If your young marriage worked that’s great but you’re an outlier.

    • A says:

      It’s amazing to me how all the people crawl out of the woodwork to be like, I got married super young and I’ve been with my husband for eleventy bajillion years, and we’re still going strong, so you’re wrong!

      Like, good for all of you who are, I guess. But, times have changed. People have changed. Women these days don’t get married young, and the ones who do often aren’t getting married for the proper reasons. That is just my observation, as a young person.

      Alex Drummond is very religious. Her Instagram in the year up to her engagement was just full of all her friends getting engaged, or getting married. All of her friends are also, it seems, religious like she is. It seems like a thing in her crowd, to get married young, and in my experience, religious people of her ilk who do so are not doing so for the right reasons.

    • sal says:

      I think 23yo is young by today’s metric.
      I was a more mature 23yo than much of what I see today because I didn’t live my life
      on social media. I actually interacted.

      Also comparing this to days of yore? The only reason my grandparents celebrated 6oyrs + is due to the stigma of divorce back then coupled w hostile work environments/low pay for women.

  3. Eleonor says:

    Would I like to attend a wedding pre pandemic style?
    Would I attend to a wedding during an effing pandemic which is far from over, in this way?
    HELL NO.
    I want to feel safe, I want the people around me be safe.
    (Next week I am doing my first trip to Paris since 2019! I am sooo excited, and self quarantined, and I am doing a Covid test, out of precaution before leaving)

    • Jane says:

      France is still on lockdown…

    • Mel says:

      I hope you’re there after the 19th. That’s when some restrictions will be lifted, though I don’t know about Paris…the numbers aren’t so great in that area and Macron said they could lift the restrictions or not, depending on the spread of the virus in specific parts of the country.

    • Laura says:

      Why? No. Please stay home. We barely have anyone under 60 vaccinated, our ICUs are still completely full, we had 25000 new cases yesterday, 81% of cases are of the British variant which is very contagious. France doesn’t need foreign tourists right now. Tests are not 100% accurate. My GP tested negative twice with a 40C fever and was unable to work for six months. I know people at work who wore their masks, washed their hands etc and still ended up in the ICU. It’s fucking terrifying Please stay home, you’d only be endangering your life and the life of others by coming to our country right now. If you’ve waited two years you can wait a little longer.

    • Becks1 says:

      I could be wrong, but I thought Eleonor lived in France.

      • Laura says:

        Oh no I’m sorry if that’s the case. If she does she’s certainly taking more precautions than French people I know traveling within France!
        I know I went off but damn, my work in Paris has been closed since October and I can’t even work from home so I’m going a biiiiit crazy. I can’t even remember when I last saw my sister because she has asthma. Shit’s exhausting you guys, and I’m not looking forward to métro cars packed full of foreign tourists again. Taking the métro already scares me so much these days… :-(

      • Eleonor says:

        I confirm.
        I live in Grenoble 🙂 .

  4. Lauren says:

    I mean it’s just a pandemic. What’s the worse that could happen? That all the guests get infected and pass on the infection to their friends and family and so on and so on? Why should that be the Drummond’s problem? Their daughter was getting married! Who cares about CoNsEqUeNcEs??

    • Izzy says:

      Seriously. Anyone who gets sick from attending that wedding gets exactly what they deserve. I feel sorry for the people they’ll spread it to.

    • Esmom says:

      I have been floored at how many people in my FB feed insisted on moving ahead with their plans during the pandemic: weddings, showers, bachelorette parties, baby showers, christenings. Not small gatherings, not outdoors either. With token masks mostly laying on tables and joked about. I also know many who postponed things but seeing how many just refused to be inconvenienced was pretty disheartening.

    • Me says:

      This is a bunch of really rich westerners—Ole Ladd is the largest landowner in OK—they probably bought vaccines all around early on. They may do the Fox schtick in public, but Ole Rupe was vaccinated three weeks before the Queen. Rest assured these people have taken care of number one.

      • Lara says:

        Ole Ladd? Ole Rupe? Is this English? Who are these people?

      • Becks1 says:

        LOL. Ladd Drummond is the PW’s husband. Rupe is Rupert Murdoch in the UK – he was vaccinated well before the Queen like @Me says. She’s saying that even though they’re pushing a certain image in public, they’re definitely taking care of themselves behind the scenes.

      • Astrid says:

        Ladd is the father of the bride. He makes millions every year from the US government using his land for wild horses. I don’t know about Rupe.

      • MaryContrary says:

        Just because their immediate family may have been vaccinated does not at all mean that their tons of guests have been.

    • Marie says:

      A neighbor on my street held a wedding for his sister in law at his house last summer in the thick of the pandemic because the country club it was supposed to be at rightfully canceled the event. He sent out notes to the neighbors that everyone would have masks on and would maintain 6 feet of distance. I guess he didn’t count on social media posts and the fact that everyone in this town knows each other and was bound to see pics from the wedding. None of those protocols were put into place. And he is the head of an OBGYN practice. Thanks for putting pregnant women and newborns and everyone else in danger, a-hole.

      • SusanRagain says:

        An OBGYN?? Time to look for a new one.
        No way on earth would I have that person as my doctor.

    • rainbowkitty says:

      Seriously. Going on year two of not being able to see family who live in Canada. We’re a two hour flight away and Ontario and Atlantic Canada are back on lockdown. Since the pandemic is far from over, seeing this stuff pisses me off.

  5. Becks1 says:

    So I’ve been low key obsessed with these pictures and am glad we are discussing the wedding! I don’t know what exactly I expected, but damn this wedding was stunning. the flowers! her dress! the whole vibe with the elegant couches and candles etc. I know money makes a huge difference obviously with weddings and the like, but damn this was still gorgeous. I was expecting it to be a bit more…cowboy themed, I guess, and it definitely wasnt. I dont even think alex wore cowboy boots under her dress.

    That said – yikes to the lack of COVID protocols. Not even discussed! Like a statement about how all the guests had been tested or vaccinated would have gone a long way IMO. and the majority of the guests were from out of town (I found myself wondering where they stayed, there aren’t that many options in Pawhuska, ha). I think for her business, Ree has been pretty good about COVID – I think she shut down indoor dining at the Merc last year when she was NOT required to do so by the state, her kids have been filming all her food shows so no out of town camera crews, etc. Then the engagement happened and I think the wheels came off, for lack of a better term?

    It ticks me off from a public health perspective, because how many lives are you putting at risk with this, and from a selfish perspective, bc I just want to enjoy the pretty wedding pictures but I’m distracted by the lack of COVID protocols!

    • Becks1 says:

      And I’m going to add that they went to the Maldives on their honeymoon (I think first class, dont judge me, i’ve been following her IG stories) so I’m just imagining there was a lot of exposure along the way. But I do wonder if the Maldives (or the airline?) required a COVID vaccination before traveling?

      • Melissa says:

        @ Becks – airlines are not requiring proof of vaccination to travel — individual countries have rules regarding a negative within a certain number of days before entry and then various quarantine rules (if any) on arrival.

        I am reading a lot of discussion in the industry on whether they can require a covid test to fly, everything from privacy issues to the fact that some people are unable to obtain the vaccine for health issues etc.

    • Seraphina says:

      I too looked out of curiosity. They have the money to throw a very elegant and lush wedding. Obviously they do have taste as well. Or maybe the wedding planner does. Beautiful none the less.
      And shame on them – with a pandemic still in full swing. My family is coming down with it and they have been vaccinated. This is still being transmitted and they should better. Very selfish on their part.

    • A says:

      I think they probably stayed at the hotel (bed and breakfast?) that she owns. I forget what it’s called, but I know they have one.

  6. Who ARE these people? says:

    And people will use this to justify their own unsafe events…

  7. Ellie says:

    A beautiful wedding. And nice of the family to share it with the US taxpayers who subsidise their lifestyle to the tune of two million big gubmint socialist dollars a year!

    • Indywom says:

      And they are the same people who tell others to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

    • Lara says:

      What now? I have no idea who these people are, or what “pioneer woman” is, but I’m guessing they get farm subsidies?

      • Becks1 says:

        LOL, Pioneer Woman was her blog (I think it’s still up but its very different) and she has made that blog into a multi million dollar company – she has two or three restaurants in her small OK town, a hotel, her cookbooks are bestsellers, she has a large store in town (the Mercantile), and she sells a lot of products at Walmart.

        But, her husband’s family had money before that, she married into an old ranching family and they get 2 million a year from the government for letting horses graze on their property, I think.

    • Seraphina says:

      @Ellie. Yes indeed! I am so glad this was brought up.

    • Anne Call says:

      Also read that the “Pioneer women” went to USC so it’s a schtick she does.

  8. Hell Nah! says:

    A beautiful bride, gorgeous dress, stunning flowers and decor. These photos are so pretty!

    Mazel tov to Alex and Mauricio but we are absolutely still fighting a horribly contagious virus. It’s an odd and irresponsible choice to hold a large non-socially distanced, maskless wedding during a pandemic which has claimed so many lives.

    I hope everyone remains healthy but they will be deserving of all the guilt and blowback if this turns out to be a SuperSpreader event.

  9. Mina_Esq says:

    Beautiful decor, horrible people.

  10. Léna says:

    My dad’s boyfriend is organizing a family event of 20 people (cousins from his wife) next weekend and when my boyfriend said it was stupid and he would not attend he took offense. And his dad had the audacity to bitch about his neighboor breaking curfew twice lol

    • Andrea says:

      Oh my goodness, I read this line three time: “My dad’s boyfriend is organizing a family event of 20 people (cousins from his wife).” I think you mean, My boyfriend’s dad LOL.

      • Frida_K says:


        Some folks have fathers who came out later in life. It’s not out of the question that @Léna’s dad has a boyfriend. Nothing wrong there, if it’s in fact the situation, either.

        You’re probably right that this is a typo, based on the rest of the statement, but still. You never know. There might be a boyfriend there in the mix.

      • MaryContrary says:

        I would not assume that at all. Of course her dad could have a boyfriend.

      • lisa says:

        it’s because of the (cousins from his wife)

        I mean he could have a husband and a wife but I suspect a typo

      • Léna says:

        Hahaha yes sorry My mistake!! I was speaking german the whole morning and sometimes switching languages is hard

  11. FeedMeChips says:

    Sorry, but the bride looks extremely orange in every picture. That’s really all I can see.

    • Astrid says:

      Plus all the “hunched” up shoulders.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Yeah, I think her beautiful wedding gown will have been ruined by that spray-tan gunk by the end of the evening.

    • Jordana says:

      All I saw was the orangeness too.

    • Emilia says:

      All of the young girls at the wedding have that orange, poorly applied, fake tanner glow. I really thought we all left that look behind in the 2010s.

      • Ann says:

        I don’t get it. Fake tanning has been around since I was in college, and that was before the 2010s, and it has never looked good. I had a friend who was bi-racial, with what I thought was the most beautiful skin color, and SHE used to go use a tanning bed! It just made her beautiful skin look….orange.

        A natural tan is great, within reason, though obviously shouldn’t be overdone because it’s bad for you. But whatever your color, pale to dark, please let it be! That just looks awful.

    • Ann says:

      Me too. My first thought scrolling down was holy cow the spray tans!

    • Murphy says:

      Both of the daughters did, pity it ruins the whole look :/

  12. Brittany says:

    This so disastrously irresponsible. Wtf. White privilege out the wazoo.

  13. MellyMel says:

    Seems like a very pretty wedding…those flowers are a dream, but we’re still in a pandemic. The few couple I know that have gotten married (or were supposed to get married), have done it over Zoom, with a handful of ppl there or are holding off until later this year. This is very irresponsible. Hopefully a lot of these ppl were vaccinated already.

  14. Lemons says:

    The most important parties have surely been vaccinated. They’re rich and famous!
    Now the whole wedding party??? I doubt it, and they will have to live with their choices should anything happen from their exposure.

    Gorgeous wedding photos, but holy fake tan!!!

  15. Spicecake38 says:

    I did not think it was possible to dislike these people more than I already do…

  16. Courtney B says:

    I’m going to a cousin’s wedding on the 22nd. It’s really downsized, in a venue that allows for social distancing and even then the only people coming are those that have been vaccinated. On the flip side, I’m also attending a funeral on Monday (not covid related) that’s also small. It’ll be zoomed for those not coming. Both will be the first events I’ve been to since the pandemic began.

    • Marie says:

      Courtney – did your cousin provide language on the invite that only vaccinated people were welcome? I am curious how to word this politely.

  17. JP says:

    This event was irresponsible. I know how much weddings mean to people, but honestly- an intimate ceremony with your immediate family is special too. Have the party later- maybe after children have been vaccinated, because that’s what stuck out to me- people brought small children to this event and we know they weren’t vaccinated. It is just so selfish to ask people to come to large gatherings right now.

  18. Lucy2 says:

    Pretty wedding, hope no one dies!

  19. mellie says:

    I’d just like to say the flowers were absolutely freaking beautiful and the cost of those probably could have paid for two years of my kids college education…but that is neither here nor there.
    I’m not a big PW fan for various reasons, but it is damn funny how her crazy a$$ fans come to her defense if you even dare to complain about the lack of COVID protocols on her page (or even the TODAY Show instagram, which is where I saw these pictures this weekend). They are rabid. I swear that woman could light a puppy on fire on national TV and they would find a way to rationalize it.

    • Genessee says:

      This family has a HISTORY of DUIs and arrests. Few of which are on the record because they have a judge in the family. Ree used to openly and proudly call her disabled brother a “r*tard” (until her PR firm made her clean up her blog). Don’t even get me started on all the whitewashed background of how they met or what she actually used to post in her early days of the blog. (back when it was on Typepad).

      Her followers will pile on any slightly critical post. It’s cult frankly.

  20. Case says:

    I can’t even tell you how many acquaintances I’ve unfollowed on social media this year because they were carelessly posing for maskless photos at weddings and parties. It’s totally unacceptable to be this irresponsible and brag about it on social media.

  21. Thaisajs says:

    I don’t care how pretty the flower arrangements are and that the wedding was held outside (thank god for that, at least). It is still irresponsible for a very public person like Ree to share photos of what could clearly be a super-spreader event. With no nod to COVID at all? Is she a denier? I get she has many many conservative fans who don’t believe COVID is a big deal, but honestly, I have lost a lot of respect for her over this. (And that even worse engagement party last year, which was held indoors, right?)

    • Becks1 says:

      She’s not a denier, I am sort of getting the vibe that she is one of those people who thinks the pandemic is over? Or that SHE’S not going to get COVID because she’s rich? IDK.

      (the wedding was outside but with a lot of out of town guests, and the after party was indoors.)

    • A says:

      She’s not a denier, but her fans certainly are, and unless she wants to alienate her whole fanbase, she’s not going to be talking about things like wearing a mask, or social distancing, or any of it, bc that would absolutely hurt her brand.

      This has always been the issue with Ree Drummond and her “brand.” A lot of her fans are shitty people, but they are the ones who drive her gravy train. She grew up in a fairly cosmopolitan place, went to school in big cities etc., and her whole shtick is that she is a fish out of the water in a rural environment (which, LOL). But she has always had to do this weird balancing act, where she tries to be progressive without really saying it out loud.

      I remember a whole thing about her hesitating to write a blog post on a book of Annie Liebovitz photos, bc she wasn’t sure if her audience would be okay with some of the nudity in it. She writes a lot of dreck about gender roles, but then turns around and says that she raised all of her children, daughters and sons, to work on the ranch, bc work is work, and there are no gender roles when it comes to that.

      Then she’ll turn around and write a blog post about how her husband doesn’t eat anything except meat and potatoes, how he calls everything else chick food, and how it’s so heartwarming that women writing recipes for church cookbooks go by their married names bc they are accepting being married to their husband as part of their identity.

  22. milliemollie says:

    Do her fans actually believe the honeymoon baby story?! Lmao, she was knocked up before she got married. I can’t stand this family.

    • Msmlnp says:

      Lol, I don’t think you’re alone in that. I actually like a lot of her recipes (more for special occasion things, not really in line with my weekday, everyday cooking).

      I know some people from OK that aren’t fans of hers. I live not too far from Waco and the opinion about another reality family is very low around here too- these people are geniuses of branding.

      • Spicecake38 says:

        If the family from Waco is who I can only assume they are,I have never liked them same as I can’t stand the pioneer woman.Nauseatingly fake,all of them!

        Geniuses at branding 👏👏👏👏👏

  23. Amelie says:

    Absolutely beautiful wedding and gorgeous pictures, though really over the top for my taste. The bride’s dress is beautiful and suits her really well. The bridesmaids dresses were fine. I dunno if it’s just me but I’m in my early 30s and very over seeing bridesmaids all wear the same dress. The concept to me is just weird and I hate it. I also am just disliking the concept of bridesmaids in general, it causes way too much drama.

    However I’ve ignored all news about this wedding except for this post because 1) I am not familiar with Pioneer Woman lady and 2) I was not going to bother reading about a wedding that was being planned as if COVID did not exist. I am invited to a wedding at the end of July and while I am fully vaccinated and I’m assuming most of the guests will be, I am still nervous about attending. I have a feeling most of my friends will be going. It will be a smaller wedding as this is the bride’s second wedding (her first husband passed away suddenly) so less than 100 people will be in attendance. COVID-19 guidelines have not been discussed at all as far as I know. I will probably go–I miss my friends and I know my parents (who I live with) will be fine with me going. They just came back from a week in Florida (they’re fully vaccinated too) so they have no room to complain (plus they flew, they didn’t drive). And as we know, COVID will be with us for years to come. It’s just so hard trying to figure out what the right thing is to do.

  24. ME says:

    Why are so many Americans acting like the Pandemic is over? It’s nowhere near over. This behavior is disgusting. This pandemic will be over when the entire world has Covid under control. I saw pics of Kylie Jenner partying in Miami at a club for Travis’s bday. No masks, no distancing. How the f*ck are clubs allowed to even be open? I don’t understand any of this.

  25. Lizzie Bathory says:

    Ok, like everyone else, I think the flowers are gorgeous. But I couldn’t get over the father of the bride (who was already in a neck brace, apparently), getting kicked in the head by a cow a week before the wedding?! The man was lucky to be alive and that was *before* attending a possible super-spreader event. Jeez.

  26. likethedirection says:

    What an expensive way to get to have sex!

  27. Valerie says:

    All I’ve gotta say is, yikes.

  28. Annaloo. says:

    Dumb AF

  29. SusanRagain says:

    Looks like a beautiful wedding.
    Fine and dandy. If we were not in a Pandemic!!

    My child has multiple health concerns and has been frequently hospitalized during her lifetime.
    Due to immune/allergy troubles several of her Drs. recommend waiting on vaccine for her yet.
    We have been very close to completely homebound. She certainly has, including not going into any public gatherings.
    Living on Zoom calls daily, we actually visit more often with some of our favorite friends and relatives.

    On an almost daily basis someone will say to me “C’mon, let’s go to lunch” or “I’m just gonna drop by”
    I’ve spoken to my own Brother thru my glass front door at Xmas. No, sorry, no you can’t come in. I’ve explained why repeatedly, sorry.
    No.Dammit.Pandemic. She is fragile health wise and stop bitching at me about your opinion.

    Anybody who attended this huge wedding, did so at their risk. If/when they get covid = well your choice.

    • kat says:

      We’re in the same boat and it’s so hard for me not to wish that all of these people have to suffer lifelong tragedies like we do for or daughter’s medical condition as a punishment for their lack of care for others. Like I know that I don’t want to wish that they all to die, but also….it’s getting harder and harder to try and take je high road.

      • SusanRagain says:

        Yup. I just keep saying “No. Not until we are certain she is safe.”
        I have started using my emotionless, customer service voice.
        So much so, a friend got angry with me and snapped “Dammit! Don’t use your work voice with me”
        Well, stop trying to endanger my childs life with your stubborn foolishness then.

        Thanks for reaching out, I know about 15 families doing exactly what we are to keep our loved ones safe.
        6 billion+ people on planet Earth. My only child is the 1 human I would take a bullet for, and that will never change. 😀

    • 2lazy4username says:

      If the people who chose to attend this wedding were only putting themselves at risk, fine. But that’s not the case with Covid. It’s a chain that never ends. And that’s what pisses me off. The way I live my life to protect people like your daughter and my boyfriend’s daughter, who is also high-risk and not old enough to be vaccinated, is not at all how I want to be living right now. But I do it because we are not alone in this society, and we must all do our part. This wedding makes me sick. Period.

  30. L4frimaire says:

    Visually, it’s a stunning wedding and they’re a very cute couple ( v. young but not my business). The dress, the settings and decor, all lovely. It looks like it was mostly outdoors, which is good, but Covid is still in these streets so hope most of the attendants and guest were vaccinated and that the catering and other staff wore masks. Hope everyone is lucky and stays safe. We’re really in this in between stage where things are improving somewhat and we are going out and about, but there are still clusters of outbreaks, there is too much misinformation and people are still getting sick and dying. My vaccine resistant BIL is considering getting it now because his desire to travel outweighs his conspiracy theories. Obviously to Drummond, Covid is over for her and her family, but it’s still out there. Anyway a lovely wedding.

  31. Aimee says:

    But these people don’t even believe COVID is REAL! They think the vaccines are useless and think this whole thing is way over blown so of course they can justify this wedding. It’s business as usual for them.

  32. RavenA206 says:

    I love how everyone is all “pretty flowers!1!@” All I see in these pictures is white privilege and death. I look forward to reading about her husband’s DUI/sex scandal in a few years when he’s bored with this family and signing on for all this nonsense. (Don’t worry, he’ll have a redemption arc just like all the other cult members)

    • Becks1 says:

      No, everyone is saying “gorgeous flowers but omg we’re in a pandemic and they’re behaving really irresponsibly.”

    • L4frimaire says:

      Yeah they really glossed it over big time and we were all distracted by the pretty pictures.

  33. Lucy says:

    I’m wondering about her dad, breaking your neck and then getting kicked in the head by a cow a few weeks later? I hope he doesn’t end up with legitimate brain damage.
    I kind of want to like Ree, I read her blog when it first started and my mom is from near where she grew up.
    But I researched Pawhuska, and let’s just say her in laws are literal colonizers who are still profiting off of land they couldn’t have acquired through entirely legal means. It’s Osage land. Scorsese is there right now filming a gangster flick (it should be, local white folk as the gangsters vs the FBI, I have a feeling he’s going to mostly leave the Osage people out if it). The Osage were robbed of land and money and killed from the 1910s through the early 1930s. They asked for help and the FBI finally showed up after 20 years, it is one of the first big things they did.
    Anyway, thanks for coming to my Ted talk. Pretty wedding.

    • SusanRagain says:

      Agree 100%. That family owns an enormous amount of land.
      Nobody gets to that level of wealth without being ruthless or serious criminal activity.

      i.e. The Kennedy family
      Old Joe Kennedy was a brilliant, ruthless, criminal whose family benefited hugely from his business activities.

    • jOoLz says:

      and Ree personally is an awful person. she has a special needs brother and used to regularly refer to him an “r” word (you know the one). also, her rabid, obsessive fans defended that too.

      the site got hella scrubbed shortly before she signed the food network deal.

  34. Coji says:

    I read her blog way back when. I think it’s pretty obvious that her fame was bought. She’s not a good writer, her recipes are not terribly inspired and (I think) her taste is pretty tacky. As an animal lover and former librarian, I’m grossed out by her children’s books about the family dog when the family dog is actually a series of dogs that have been run over and killed on their ranch. A giant no thank you from me to this hot mess of a family. Yuck.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Wow that is sad about the dogs. Very sad to hear. I despise people who can’t be responsible for their pet animals, let alone love and nurture them.

  35. Susan says:

    My daughter is getting married next week. We are NOT doing the big wedding we originally planned for same date in the fall of 2019. Instead there will be 14 of us, courtyard wedding, dinner in huge ballroom with a wall of French doors open and we (and the serving staff) have all been vaccinated (I told my aunt that she can’t come because she is refusing to get vaccinated). We don’t want to be responsible for anyone getting sick or dying. In one years time she’ll do the big wedding/ vow renewal with ALL of our closest friends and family at the same place. We’ve discussed cancelling that but she wants to wear mine/my mother’s gown that we couldn’t get altered due to COVID and most of it is already paid for and is not refundable. It’s been tricky navigating all this but we didn’t want to take any chances and start her marriage off with bad karma.

  36. SusanRagain says:

    Dear Susan said,
    Thank you! My word, Common sense and good planning = how wonderful.

    I wish you all a safe and lovely small wedding. Best wishes to the happy couple!

    Btw, I’d have 2 cakes at the vow renewals next year 😀 Enjoy

  37. Isabella Saxon says:

    I once saw her at a book event. She brought her daughter and both seemed very sweet. I can’t with her recipes. She pours butter and fats over everything and is gleeful about it.

  38. SusanRagain says:

    Her recipes along with Paula Deen are meat, butter, fat.
    Yeah, my german grandmother cooked that way too and it does taste good, plus if you are in fact doing manual farm labor 10-12 hours a day, you burn off everything pretty fast.

    These days we sit at inside desks 10 hours a day + the family history of heart attacks and bypass surgeries = I am very careful not to eat that way anymore.

    Best thing about Drews cooking? Her kitchen woodwork is gorgeous. lol

  39. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    Love the flowers!!!
    Having said that
    Rich people gonna rich people

  40. Anna says:

    Ugly, ugly, ugly. No Covid protection? No adherence to pandemic protocol? No mention of testing or anything? Sorry not sorry, but I can’t see past the ugly of this. Beyond ugly, in my mind, anyone who does this is attempting murder. #Entitled and #Dangerous

  41. eliza james says:

    Every rancher should be kicked in the head by a cow.
    Pretty flowers tho.

  42. 2lazy4username says:

    This pandemic will never end.

  43. Katy says:

    Sounds and looks like it was Ree’s dream wedding and her daughter was just….there? lol also he doesn’t seem straight and they have no chemistry, interesting.

  44. Mrs. Smith says:

    For the record, they were planning this wedding since last May regardless of the pandemic. So you know they’ve had tons of parties since last year (maskless no doubt) and then held the wedding as if nothing were the matter. It will be interest to see if in a couple weeks whether there is a spike in OK.

  45. A says:

    I’ve been catching up on this lady and her blog, bc I had no clue that her husband was in such a serious accident. And you know, it pisses me off how she’s shaking her head and shrugging about how her husband “refused treatment” at the scene, bc it’s such a “cowboy thing” to do.

    This man had TWO SPINE FRACTURES, and drove HIMSELF to the hospital to get himself treated. Like, lady, now is NOT THE TIME to be lauding whatever toxic masculinity/stiff-upper-lip bullshit you think is so endearing, ffs!

    And then she writes about how her daughters checked in with her, and asked her how she is doing, and she writes that “women are like Steel Magnolias” and she has been holding it together, and how all women know there are times in their life that they have to be like this. So I guess she’s going to be weirdly and vaguely equal opportunity about unhealthy coping mechanisms.

  46. Savu says:

    We had our destination microwedding two weeks ago. 17 of us in Mexico, everyone fully vaccinated. Luckily this was always our plan, pre-pandemic, to have a small wedding and a big party later. I’m hoping we can do it in the fall, but no way in hell will I be responsible for gathering 150 people when we don’t have herd immunity. NOPE.

  47. amilou says:

    My cousin had a big, indoor, MASKLESS wedding this past Sunday. I wasn’t invited, but I wouldn’t have gone anyway. There is a lot of Trumper Trash in my family. :(

  48. Rose says:

    Everyone in Oklahoma is obsessed with this woman and her family and I just don’t get it.

  49. Lisa says:

    That may be one of the prettiest weddings I’ve ever seen. Also, 23 can or can’t be young. For example, 23 year old me was worlds away from 28 year old me. If I had married at 23, it would have been to the recording artist/DJ (not a successful one) I was with at the time and probably at some club or rave. I ended up getting married at 28, to my husband who is a CPA (who is my most favoritest person in the world after almost two decades [we dated for years before marrying; I’m 42]). Just depends on how much growing/changing you have to do. To each their own.

  50. Sigmund says:

    Beautiful wedding, but irresponsible AF. Smacks of entitlement. I hope their guests don’t get sick.

  51. sassafras says:

    I think the bride and groom went to a Texas university which means everyone there is Texan/ Okie and vaccines are super available here for people who want them. Still side-eyeing because everyone in my neck of the woods in Texas is still masking even if vaccinated, but I’m also trying to give people the benefit of the doubt at a happy event after a very long, painful year.

    • Gennessee says:

      They both went to Texas A&M in College Station and live together in Dallas since graduating

  52. T says:

    Will we hear about the number of positive COVID cases that this event generated or will someone’s fame/money keep that quiet? Hmmmmm….