Clint and Karlie was married outside of Wister, OK at Mountain Creek Meadows. It's located close to the Arkansas border and by the Ouachita Mountains. Jesse and I even made an adventure of it and camped at Lake Wister with our pup Willow after the wedding. Everything was absolutely beautiful and they had put so much thought and work into their day. Seriously that wedding party table is a masterpiece! The weather couldn't have been more perfect. It was a cool fall day with just a soft breeze. Karlie and Clint are such sweet people and I wish them many years of happiness in their marriage. Enjoy a few of my favorites from their wedding day down below.
Austin and Samantha were married at the First Baptist Church in Woodward, OK. The day started at Samantha's home where she was getting ready with her bridesmaids. The maid of honor had set up the cutest little brunch setup with mini quiche's, cheese board, juice bar, and other yummy foods. Austin and Samantha then did their first look at his parent's house. One of my favorite things was the Scripture&Sign. They had guest highlight and sign their favorite bible verse in the couple's bible. What a sweet and cherished thing to have throughout their marriage. After the ceremony, the newlywed couple and their guests danced the night away at the Woodward Conference Center. Enjoy a few of my favorites from their wedding day down below!
Second Shooter: Lauren Grigg
Flowers: The Flower Pot
Dress: Bella Rose Bridal
Cake: Sweet Surprises Bakery
Catering: Ramiro's Mexican Restaurant
Hair: Kelsey Grogan
Makeup: Jacqueline Sandoval
Invitations: AP Letters
It's crazy to think that Jesse and I will be celebrating our 5th year anniversary this month. We starting dating in the fall of 2009 so that makes us together for 8 years! It's amazing how deeply you get to know a person after that amount of time. Something I learned is we are constantly evolving as humans and it's like learning to love a whole new person with each passing year. We are not the same people we were as high school sweethearts. We have learned to grow together. Notice I didn't say it just happened naturally. And even though we got married young I believe no matter what age you marry we are all constantly changing and growing. Marriage is something you have to work at and sometimes it's really hard. But what you get through all the hard work there is another human that knows you more than anyone else on the planet and is there for you through thick and thin. Jesse has been my solid ground when I get weary. He helps me to see clearly when my mind is a mess. Is he sometimes the one that makes me weary and my mind a mess? Yes. But we work through it and our relationship gets stronger for it. Things that used to really irk me when we first got married doesn't even phase me. And I know he has had to put up with a lot with me over the years. The main reason I am sharing these thoughts with you is I have the attention of a lot of newlywed couples and I just wanted to give you some insight. Marriage is not always pretty, in fact many of the things you discover about your spouse arn't. We as humans are flawed. You can't find a "perfect" person out there. But after 5 years what I have learned is having a partner in life that helps you and loves you unconditionally is worth it. And that bond grows ever stronger through out the years. Marriage, there's nothing on earth that compares to it. There were times I wanted to give up but I realized the very same thing would happen with any relationship. Many people jump from relationship to relationship when the going gets tough. Then they can just get the good "just new" parts. The problem with this mindset is with each passing relationship the loneliness gets bigger. They put trust and effort into a relationship and then abandon it all, again and again. It's sort of like paying rent vs buying a house. Yes the upkeep sucks when you own a house but after you get it paid off you can relax, enjoy and actually have an investment. Not to mention all the life long memories to be shared in a home. Of course just like you better make sure it's the exact house you are wanting it goes even more so for picking out a spouse. So it should be done with much thought and prayer. God is what has bound Jesse and I together on October 14, 2012. He has not left our side, he has been our solid foundation when we both get weary. He has directed us in the path we are to take. That is a huge key-factor in our marriage. Okay I'll stop rambling but it has been on my heart to share this message with you about marriage. And I know I have so much more to learn in the coming years with Jesse.
Photos were taken by Magnolia Adam's Photography. She did a wonderful job and I would always recommend hiring someone to do your photos vs trying to do them yourself. I have did the whole tripod thing and it is so much less stress free and you get WAY better results when having them professionally done. Plus it was an adventure! We had so much fun!
Garrett and Alma Gore's wedding was absolutely gorgeous! It definitely lived up to their hashtag #GOREgeous wedding. There was so many stunning details it's like eye candy on steroids! It was absolutely perfect for the two of them. They are both very ambitious. Garrett graduated with an engineering degree from Oklahoma University and got his pilots license to boot. Alma competed in the Miss Oklahoma pageant and was the Miss Oklahoma Teen USA in 2011. She also graduated from Oklahoma University with two different degrees! It blows my mind that they planned this wedding all while doing that! I am so blessed to be able to call them my friends. They are going to go so far with each other's support! I am so genuinely happy for the both of them that they found each other. See some of my favorites from their wedding day down below!
Rentals: Marianne's Rentals
Shoes: Chantilly Couture
Bouquets and Centerpieces:: Kasse Duffy Designs
Floral accents: Meliza Interiors
Dj: Austin Smith
Second Shooter: Lauren Grigg
Mariachi Band: Mariachi Orgullo de America
Cake: Deidre Archer
Coffee Bar: Delizioso's
I don't photograph seniors very often but I when I get the chance to I absolutely love it! Hint: If your a senior keep me in mind, wink, wink! Lauren is such a sweet girl and a joy to take pictures of. She was shy at first but by the middle of the session she was a pro! I would barely have to describe the pose I was wanting her to do and she would naturally go into it. Lauren plays softball and attends Chisholm High School in Enid, OK. See some of my favorites from this beauties senior session down below!