This bride sticks out in my mind. She was very organized and particular about exactly what she wanted. She was specific and picky. Honestly, I am the most honored when picky brides book me because they are the hardest to please and it means that my work spoke to them. The best compliment ever!
I arrived to the chapel and Kate was getting ready with her maids. They were all in adorable silk robes and as calm as could be! When she put her dress on it was just her and her mother. She had a “first look” not only with her husband to be but with her bridesmaids. It was amazing!!!
These are two of the most photogenic people. Maybe it’s just that they love each other so much it made them beautiful! They said their vows in a beautiful little chapel and went right into their reception. Speeches were made, drinks were drunk and a great time was had by all! It was a classy reception with lots of black, white and red accents. They exited to their family and friends blowing bubbles! I love these two and wish them the best of blessings! ( Even though they left for Texas haha)
When I pulled up to this wedding I was really excited. It was out in Coweta, Oklahoma on the bride’s parents’ property. It sat up on a hill and there was a beautiful white tent set up. Both of their families were incredibly sweet and welcoming. I felt like I was a part of the family! There was a lot of yellow, white and burlap around and I have to tell you…I loved it! It was more of an intimate wedding with only 2 people in the bridal party and that fit these two. You can tell they’re all about quality of friends over quantity and everyone there was a dear dear friend.
Lizzie is one beautiful gal. I’m sure you can tell from the photos but really, she is just beautiful! She was glowing, the farthest thing from stressed and ready to marry RJ. Throughout the entire day, you could just tell that they’re both easy-going people who make you want to sit down and chill with them.
After the ceremony and first dances, RJ had Lizzie sit down next to him and he played his guitar and sang a song to her. <3 So incredibly sweet! The love between the two of them was tangible and it just makes you happy! They danced the night away with friends and family and had a beautiful sparkler exit among the flashes of lightning in the distance.
They’ve been married almost 10 months now and I wish them all the best in the world!
This wedding is memorable for a few reasons but the most prominent is the Mother of the Bride. I met Molly and her mother at a wedding show and the thing I remember most was Lydia being very clear with me. She wanted to make sure I was a strong enough personality to get the job done. She told me that she wanted me to do whatever I needed to do and go wherever I needed to go to get the best possible photos. I loved how feisty they both were!The wedding was absolutely beautiful. We started off in a hotel room where the bride and bridesmaids were wearing men’s button down shirts engraved with their names on them. Adorable! The girls were obviously relaxed and excited for the day. After a champagne toast, it was downstairs into the limo, and on to the reception.Molly wanted a first look not only with her soon-to-be husband…but with her father as well. This is something that’s gaining popularity and I LOVE IT!!! Nothing is more precious than a daddy seeing his precious daughter all in white, about to leave her family and cleave to her husband until death do they part. They always try to hide it but I see the small tears in their eyes! After her first look with her father, we headed to the chapel where Dean was waiting. They were adorable. He was smiling ear to ear looking her up and down and just as happy as could be.The ceremony went off without a hitch and was beautiful with the sun streaming in as it began to set. After family formals, we headed into the reception area to start the party! There was plenty of dancing, eating, singing and partying. Their cakes were both beautiful. Dean works in the oil industry so his fit his career and Molly’s cake was just stunning and classy. They left their reception to tons of friends and family holding sparklers and into the limo off to their first night as husband and wife! I wish you both many blessings and many more years of happiness.
This was a most memorable wedding. THAT is for sure! Not only was it gorgeous, but it was the day all of the crazy tornado-ridden storms rolled into OKC. We’ll get to that later!
I met my lovely second shooter (Ang of Angelica Jaeger Photography-check her out!) and we headed to the private residence where the wedding was taking place. This was the kind of property that every bride hopes to have at her disposal. There was a big guesthouse which was attached to a paved barn area. There was a bar with pool table in between. They had a big property with oak trees that Kaci and Michael got married beneath. Dreamy right??
Their first look was precious. I’m a sucker for that moment that the couple has anticipated the entire day (and really since they got engaged). There is tension in the air and that second right before she tapped him on the shoulder was killer! Okay honestly the second she walked out the door onto the patio was close to my favorite. She was in tears the second she saw his BACK y’all. Kaci also had a journal in her hand that was extremely special. She had written letters to Michael for years in that journal. Her thoughts, expectations for her future husband, bible verses etc. She may have even started it before they met, alas I can’t remember…this is why I need to keep up with my blogging so I’m not so behind! Anyway, it was wonderful. Ang and I were just in bliss watching this beautiful couple turn and see each other for the first time on the day they would become man and wife under God and in front of all their friends and family. Both bride and groom shed tears and prayed together before their ceremony.
The group photos, as you will see below, were insane. Haha trying to get the guys to behave was like working with toddlers! We ended up with some really fun pictures and had a great time getting them. The bride arrived to the ceremony in a horse drawn carriage like a scene from a movie. Towards the end of the ceremony there were a few light sprinkles but the rain held off and we got through it all perfectly dry!
The reception was a blast with adorable details galore! Kaci’s mom had done a lot of crafting for her and with her in preparation for the wedding. It paid off! Let’s just say pinterest exploded in her reception area. <3 About an hour before they were scheduled to leave it started raining. Not just raining, it was pouring!!! We’re talking a DELUGE of water dropping out of the sky. Sideways. Loudly. All of a sudden, LIGHTS OUT! Yes the power went completely out during their reception haha. Luckily, a big component of Kaci’s decorations was candles. So the rest of the evening was very romantic and dimly lit lol. For their exit, Michael went to get their car and pull it in to the reception space so that Kaci could leave completely dry (awww so sweet!) so everyone lit their sparklers and wished the couple blessings as they got into the getaway car and left for their new life together.
This particular wedding was special to me. It was held at the Harwelden Mansion which is where my own wedding took place! We arrived to the venue around noon and everyone was moving in. Once we got the beautiful bride Jordan downstairs into the bridal suite, hair and makeup began. This is always one of my favorite parts of the day to shoot and Jordan had the perfect eyes for a closeup! They didn’t want to do a first look and I love that! These days it’s usually half and half. And both are special! It’s always lovely to get the first look with just the couple alone with me behind my lens. But theres also nothing like seeing the groom with tears in his eyes watching his bride walk down the aisle toward him with her father. Beautiful.
The reception space was decorated in classic black and white linens and decor. There were photos of Jordan and Daniel as the centerpiece of each table. Their engagement session was also one of my favorites. We went to woodward park for the first phase, but then headed to her parent’s house for more photos of them baking cupcakes!! It was absolutely precious and I may need to blog those photos separately…
For the record, their cakes were something they were both VERY passionate about haha the bridal cake was orange with pineapple filling and the grooms cake was lemon with raspberry filling. Definitely yummy!
They left their reception (in beautiful weather I might add) to bubbles with family and friends and drove off to their beautiful life together! They are now expecting a beautiful baby and their one year anniversary is coming up in May. Congratulations you two and many blessings!
Eric and Amanda were married on a gorgeous day in May. I walked into the Farmer’s Market and man was I surprised! It looks very classic and vintage on the outside and when you walk in, it’s an absolutely monstrous room with beautiful wood flooring and lights and lanterns all over the ceiling. It really takes your breath away! I was shown to the bride’s room and it was just as beautiful. Amanda was just finishing the final touches on her hair and makeup and she was glowing! After everything was done and she was ready to become a Mrs, we brought Eric in the room for their first look. I can’t even tell you how much I loved this one. He was just in awe of her. He kept staring with wide eyes and lets face it, he cried happy, adoring tears. I love when grooms aren’t afraid to show true emotion!
After giving them their moment to spend alone before walking down the aisle into their new life together, everyone began arriving and the show was on! There was a unique arrangement for the ceremony which I loved and thought worked really well. When the ceremony was over, we stole the bride and groom to go take photos outside and found a fun former gas station across the street. We came back in and went straight into the party! They danced the night away and at one point even stole away to the balcony to look on to their friends and family celebrating. They made their exit to bubbles and a limo. They were definitely on cloud 9 and I wish them all the best in their beautiful life together!