Union's McAuliffe Elementary librarian Kirby Thomas stops at the salon to plan wedding hairstyle

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - In just more than a month, Kirby Thomas will say I do.

The Union Public Schools librarian is planning her dream wedding to her dream guy.  She has the dress.  She has the venue.  Now she's working on the perfect hair.

We first introduced you to Thomas, the McAuliffe Elementary School librarian, when she was surprised by Ellen DeGeneres with a big check for the school's library .  Since then, Thomas has made a number of appearances on the show, including one that resulted in her engagement.

Months into the wedding planning , Thomas is finalizing details for her nuptials July 11 .

We most recently caught up with her at Philosophy salon in Broken Arrow. Her best friend, Brittany Reyes, just happens to be the stylist.

"She's been doing my hair since we were 7 and cutting our own bangs and putting Sun-In in our hair," said Thomas.

Choosing a hairstyle can be very stressful for a bride but Thomas told us she hasn't been too affected...yet.

"Not very often but sometimes it (the stress) sneaks up on me," she said. 

With school out, Thomas is marking things off the to-do list.

"I finally picked out shoes yesterday," she said.  "Right now we're both working on writing our vows, which is very exciting and fun but also kind of hard because you want to say the perfect thing."

And speaking of perfect, while we were at Philosophy salon, Thomas and her stylist came up with the perfect hairstyle.

"There are a lot of trends right now, including loose messy curls and of course with braids." said Reyes.

Thomas chose a loose side bun with a special locally-made hair piece to go with it.

"All that fun stuff you see on Pinterest or on Etsy that I could never do myself, I recruited Mister Miss to do it for me," said Thomas.

Wedding invites are in the mail, and yes, the woman responsible for the engagement is on the list.

"Ellen and Portia got an invite too!"

But Thomas isn 't expecting the daytime talk show host to actually show up for the big day.

"No I think Ellen has a lot better things to do than to come to our wedding but I'd be really excited if she did!"

Next Week, find out who Kirby chose to capture her wedding memories.  Here's a hint... they're a couple of Okies.

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