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We have had a few emails from our current brides asking what our favorite “send off” ideas are so I thought I would put a quick blog post up explaining some different options! We have seen a lot of different things but the majority of weddings here in Oklahoma use either sparklers or rose petals. We are starting to see a new trend of a send-off after the ceremony when all of your guests are still there instead of at the very end of the night when only a few family and friends are left. We absolutely LOVE this idea for a couple of reasons. ONE… there are WAY more people there to throw or hold the things that you will be running thru. TWO- a lot of times it is still light outside and you can still see all of the people in line and we dont have to light up the exit with flash. We have a couple of different things that we have seen at receptions that we will talk more about below…

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Brad and Katie were married 4 years ago and they had a send off right as they were walking down the aisle. They had cute little flower petal holders hanging on the end of each aisle and I love the color and celebration that  showed in their images from the aisle exit.

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Confetti is another fun option. Guests thru colored paper confetti at Rachel and Evans wedding a few years ago. I love the different sizes of paper.

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Glow sticks are fun but in my opinion they dont photograph all that well for the actual send off. When its dark I love the colors they put off (see below) but when you are running thru the lines we have to use flash to be able to see your faces and they look like sticks being held.

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This fun crowd decided to throw the colored glow sticks instead of hold them and it actually looked a lot better! Glad these guests got crazy ;)

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This is some sort of eco-fetti that Lauren and Cody used as their send off. It had a different texture than I have seen and was a fun send off idea! Kristin and Matt, and Brittany and Rob used confetti as well!

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Certain venues that have restrictions require to use something that doesnt involve fire or that they have to pick up. Quite a few of our brides have used these types of ribbon wands that you can make yourself or find on Etsy.

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We even have had one bride and groom almost 7 years ago use placebo pills because they were both pharmacists… how fun is that?

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Sparklers are the most popular option for late evening send offs…

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I found this funny pic in the archives as I was searching for sparkler send offs… how funny is this little guy?!?!

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Our bride Aija used balloons and rose petals for her send off… we loved this idea! I have seen balloons a handful of times at one of my weddings and think they are really fun for a send off post ceremony when its still light outside!

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Bubbles are also still a popular option….

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But sometimes when it is really windy you cant see them… thanks to the lovely Oklahoma wind ;(

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Pom poms are a new trend that I havent seen all that often but think they are fun!

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Chinese lanterns have made their way to Oklahoma wedding receptions… they are a fun way to end your evening.

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We hope this gives you some insight on reception send off ideas! As always, feel free to email us if you have any questions or thoughts on what to use for your own wedding! We love to help!

Brent and Blaire were married last weekend and a beautiful wedding it was! The raindrops subsided shortly before their outdoor ceremony was to start and we sere so glad that they chanced the rain because the light was just PERFECT. Brent and Blaire have dated since high school and it was FINALLY their big day! It was such a joy to watch them throughout the night be just downright giddy to be together. In their final planning questionnaire Brent and Blaire answered our question of “Tell us what you envision your ideal wedding to be like…” and their answer was “wow, those two are really in love, that is love”. I am pretty sure they nailed it! We are SO excited for you guys to finally be able to start your lives together!

Coordinator: Lynda McCasland
Flowers: Poppy Lane
Cake: Stacie’s Cakes
Catering: Catering Connections
Dress: Meg Guess
DJ: Chasen Shaw
Videography: Leslee Leaming
Hair: Katelyn Traber
Makeup: A List by Jennifer McLaughlin

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You can see Brent and Blairs slideshow HERE {password is brides maiden name}

Jul 08, 2014

We realize we are not the photographers for every bride. We are totally okay with that and it is top priority for us to find clients that we connect with on a personal level and are not just “vendors” working their wedding. Sometimes you meet people and you instantly click. I met Morgan (and her sweet mom and dad) for an early morning consultation at my studio and instantly knew that we were just the right fit. People ask me all the time if I ever get bridezillas and honestly I never do. I think its because we attract clients who are similar to us.. and we are just fine with that ;)

Morgan and Paul are crazy about each other. Just flat out CRAZY. And its adorable… but not in the disgusting-kind-of-jealous way… in the I-wanna-love-like-them kind of way. They are seriously excited to spend the rest of their lives together and we are so excited to celebrate them on their big day! Morgan and Paul, thanks for running around my farm for your engagement session! We cannot wait for your winter wedding!

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We are bringing you something a little different on the blog today as it is PHOTOS OF US! Our friends at Blo. (Oklahoma Citys premier blow out bar) offered to do my teams hair and makeup as a fun little treat! It was such a fun day to get pampered by some of oklahoma citys best! We took some photos for them in exchange and wanted to introduce our brides to the BEST in wedding day hair and makeup!

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The girls at Blo. ARE SO INCREDIBLY TALENTED. They wanted us to shoot a few photos of a few different bridal looks that they offer for wedding days.

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I actually didnt warn my girls about being on the blog with no makeup…. but here we are in our before photos…

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I swear to you NO ONE is more awkward in front of the camera than photographers themselves. LOVE these girls!

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and here is our “After” photo! I dont know what I would do without my team of talented people!

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Sadly we are missing one very important person. I hired Whitney shortly after this shoot last fall. In fact, SHE photographed these pics… so a big thank you to my second shooter, WHITNEY!

Mackenzi and Chance were married last weekend and we were so excited to see how her tropical/Hawaiian themed reception in her parents backyard was going to look! She had told us a few of the things that she was doing but it was more beautiful than I imagined! We were so impressed with all of the planning her and her sweet mom had done to make it come together beautifully. From the decor to the lighting to the amazing tropical food from Cheevers- it was all so so pretty! Have I mentioned lately how much I love backyard wedding receptions? My brother was married in my parents backyard and it is still one of my favorite weddings to date. There is something so sweet about being at the home you were raised in as the place where you are starting your new life together!
Photographer: HolliB
Ceremony: Crossings Church OKC
Reception: Brides parents backyard
Flowers: Tony Foss
Brides Cake: Stacie’s Cakes
Grooms Cake: Roseberry’s Designs
Catering: Cheevers
Lighting: IES Events
Band- Drive: Top Box Talent
Bridesmaids Dresses: Prim
“Day Of” Coordinator: Leslie Herring

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You can view Mackenzi and Chances slideshow HERE {password is brides maiden name}