Hailey and Taylor were married last weekend at the new Southwind Hills wedding venue in Goldsby, Oklahoma. We were SO excited to celebrate the evening with them and everything turned out perfectly! We love this family and their sweet love for one another… I almost teared up every time I watched Haileys sweet dad look at her. He was just precious! The band, Limelight, was from Dallas and we have only had one other wedding where we have heard them before and they were so fun all night long!
My team has photographed a few weddings at Southwind already this year but this was my first time to shoot there and it was just lovely! Our farm is just down the road a few miles so it was pretty nice to only have to drive a few miles to get home afterwards. The owners of Southwind are friends of ours from our small town of Washington and our children are in the same class. It has been really fun to support them in their amazing new venture! All of our brides that have gotten married there have just had wonderful things to say about this venue!
Flowers: Poppy lane
Cake: Amy cakes
Catering: south wind hills
Dress: moliere bridal
Cookies: secret sweets
Donut holes: donut king
A big thanks to the vendors above that helped in making their wedding awesome!
You can see their wedding slideshow HERE!
I met Caddy like 9 years ago! She was in high school and I was in college. I was a Young Life leader at her high school here in Norman. We hung out alot throughout the rest of her high school and then into college. We have always kept in touch, sometimes better than others! So when she got engaged, she asked if I would take her and Jarik’s engagement pictures and then, if Ellie would be a flower girl in her wedding. I said yes to both requests, of course! Ellie was such a cute flower girl at the wedding and she raced the other girls down the aisle…. she won… duh! But she was also a little diva, who wouldn’t let anyone take her picture, so I do not think there is a decent photo of her as the pretty princess that she was. My fingers are crossed that there is one out there and I will see it soon :) Anyhow, I digress… we shot Caddy’s engagement pictures just a few weeks before the wedding on her grandparent’s farm/land. I love shooting people I know and in new places, so this was such a treat!
Happy married life! Can’t wait to catch up!
We loved shooting Rachels bridal session in a few random locations this spring. Oklahoma is lacking in the bridal location department and you have to get creative to find spots that are unique. A few years ago we had a beautiful field of redbuds that we shot sessions in all of the time. They have since been cut and sold so we were on the lookout for some more. I drove around a found a few and loved how Rachels bridals turned out by driving around and finding a few new bridal locations.
I love my brides. But seriously, I do. I think one of the most fun things about my job is seeing how each and every one of our brides make their weddings truly and uniquely “them” … from the venue to the flowers to all of the details that surround the event. Its not an easy task making your wedding feel like you but when brides do it and do it well it is so fun to see it come together!
Amanda has such fun vintage style. Her wedding ring is an antique. Her favorite thing is to shop at antique stores. The Sand Plum was the PERFECT venue for her! We loved seeing all the things she did to make it come together.
The day started perfectly at Brendans family farm in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The plan was to do all of the photos in the pretty fields and farm around that area. The rain made that plan disappear but Amanda was TOTALLY cool with changing it at the last minute. We left the farm and headed to the wedding venue in Guthrie and dodged the rain for just a bit to get their photos in the streets of downtown Guthrie.
Venue: Sand Plum Event Center
Flowers: Poppy Lane
Cake: Bride: Andrea Howard Cakes;
Dress: The Bridal Boutique
DJ: Chasen Shaw Productions
Video: Leslee Leaming Videography
Invitations / Paper: Touie’s Design
Bridesmaids Dresses: Prim
Taylor Tuesday…. well hello there!!! It’s been a while since I’ve posted on a Tuesday. With the craziness of wedding season, I decided not to worry too much about posting only on Tuesdays, but just try to get each wedding posted. Mission accomplished. So now, let’s get back on track. Watch out Tuesdays.
I shot Emily and James’ engagement session just last week, in the heat of the summer! I do not suggest this of course, but Emily lives out of town and had a limited window of time to do her session. So we pressed on. She said she was a shorts and t-shirt gal anyway, so she didn’t mind. And James was a great sport, bringing his own sweat towel! Which of course he is used to since he played football his whole life.
These two are just fun to be around! I’m pumped about their wedding next spring.
Here’s your sneak peak Emily! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.