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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!

Photographer: HolliB
Flowers: Poppy lane
Cake: Amy cakes
Catering: south wind hills
Dress: moliere bridal
Cookies: secret sweets
Band: limelight
Donut holes: donut king

A big thanks to the vendors above that helped in making their wedding awesome!

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You can see their wedding slideshow HERE!

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.

Photographer: HolliB
Venue: Sand Plum Event Center
Flowers: Poppy Lane
Cake: Bride: Andrea Howard Cakes;
Groom: BrooksAnderson
Dress: The Bridal Boutique
DJ: Chasen Shaw Productions
Video: Leslee Leaming Videography
Invitations / Paper: Touie’s Design
Bridesmaids Dresses: Prim

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Photography: Taylor at Holli B Photography
Coordinator: Leslie Herring Events
Ceremony: Nichols Hills United Methodist
Reception Venue: Oklahoma History Center
Hair/Makeup: Molly McGuire at Blo
Floral: Birdie
Dress: Moliere Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: J Crew
Band: Drive
Catering: Interurban
Bride’s Cake: Madison’s on Main
Groom’s Cake: Johnnie’s Sweet Creations

Jenn and Alex were married earlier this July and they had the most fabulous weather. Who would expect 85 degrees and a cool breeze in the middle of July in Oklahoma? It was perfect. Everything about their day went so smoothly. They had a super fun wedding party and the best families. Every detail was intact, thanks to the wonderful work of Jenn and her coordinator, Leslie Herring.

My favorite thing about Jenn and Alex are their personalities. They are incredibly goofy and are always laughing about something. Alex was beaming from ear to ear after the ceremony. He couldn’t stop looking at his beautiful bride. He was definitely one of the giddiest groom’s I’ve ever seen. It was so fun to capture their wedding day.

And they threw quite a celebration at the History Center. Some groomsmen tied their bowties together for a game of limbo and everyone, even the band participated! Then Jenn spontaneously sang karaoke with one of her bridesmaids. It was such a fun and memorable evening.

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Photographer: Taylor at Hollib.com
Venue: Castle Falls
Catering: The Cellar at Castle Falls
Ceremony: Wesley United Methodist Church
Flowers: Capitol Hill Florist
Cake – County Line Bakery
Dress – R&L Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Rose
DJ – Chasen Shaw Entertainment

Ashley and Braden were married this past Saturday. They celebrated afterwards at Castle Falls, in Oklahoma City. Castle Falls is such a hidden gem. It has a great outdoor option if you are looking for outdoor locations, but it also has an indoor reception hall. The grounds are beautiful, with tons of trees, some open areas and lots of garden areas. Ashley is absolutely gorgeous and looked stunning in her wedding dress.

My favorite thing all day was their first look. Braden was so excited to see his bride and Ashley was tearing up as she walked up to meet him. Ashley read her letter to him, which is something I haven’t seen before. (Usually our couples exchange letters and each read them to themselves.) As she read, she wiped tears from her eyes. It was such a sweet and emotional moment. Sarah and I were dying behind our cameras at the preciousness of this moment. As we photographed one of the sweetest moments I’ve ever seen on a wedding day, I was reminded of why we love first looks so much. What an incredible time they shared on their wedding day. So often we hear brides and grooms say they don’t want to “miss out” on that moment when their groom sees them for the first time as they walk down the aisle. But we argue that you are actually missing out on a more intimate moment shared only by the two of you. Well done Ashley and Braden.

Here’s a look at their beautiful wedding.

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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!