Tradition, With a Lot of Fun

Rebecca and Scott had a lot of plans for their wedding day. A global pandemic hit, so they stuck to the traditions they held dear and basically had fun with everything else. They made the mix of tradition and fun, something unexpectedly perfectly them.

The day was filled with the traditions of family, friends, and all of the weddings that made up their history.

Rings.

A bride.

A groom.

A team of bridesmaids to help carry the day to perfection.

A group of men supporting and encouraging.

They decided to hold to the tradition of not seeing each other before the ceremony, but they did opt to play around with that tradition.

The ceremony was perfectly beautiful and filled with smiles and a few tears of joy.

After the ceremony, the guests arrived and the celebrating began.

The entire wedding party was up to having fun and looking fantastic!

Rebecca and Scott were truly filled with joy.

They also came prepared with their pandemic protection.

And there was a father/father-in-law to look over the day in a very fun way.

The Lawton Heritage Community Center was the perfect place for such a wonderful day.

At the end of the night, it was the wedding party and a very fun museum. What better place could there be for some end-of-day fun?

Rebecca and Scott, your wedding was perfection! Please find the rest on your online album here. Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing day and for all of the laughter along the way.

Perfectly Detailed

So many weddings that had been planned for the summer of 2020 were different. The wedding of Rebecca and Scott was no exception. It was not what they had planned, but in many ways, it turned out better. They have love. And they have the deep love of family and friends. Really, what else does there ever need to be?

I will start their story with the start of their day. Details. Perfect details.

The dress was dreamy with white lace on top of champagne.

The shoes were solid just like both Rebecca and Scott are. Also with a glittery and clear fun side.

In certain light, they look like they have fire inside.

Shoes. So many fun shoes.

Beautiful flowers wrapped in the handkerchief once held by a grandmother. Something special. Something blue.

Rebecca and Scott started the day getting ready in the quiet of the morning.

Loved ones looked on and helped out.

Anyone watching throughout the morning would have known how important this one moment was to this very proud father as he looked at his little girl all grown up and ready to fly into the arms of her future.

Huge amounts of love to the family and to the Lawton Heritage Community Center for bending the day in incredible ways to somehow fit perfectly within the safety parameters of a global pandemic and still manage to create the most amazingly perfect wedding.

More images of this fantastic day are on the way soon.

Details for Love

This lovely summer day found love. Or maybe love found the day.

It was clear in the details.

The colors, the words, the music, and the scenery, that however the love and the day connected, it would be something special.

The bride surrounded herself with her special ladies to get ready.

Soon, the guests were gathered and the vows exchanged.

The ceremony was held at the fabulous Something Blue Berry Farm – the perfect location with a wonderful setting for the wedding day.

Linda and John were surrounded by love from friends and family and for their love of each other.

The details in all of the planning made the day perfect for Linda and John.

The night was just as lovely as the day. As darkness settled in, the night was filled with dancing and laughter.

Congratulations, Linda and John. Please find the rest of your online album here. Your day was so special.

Beautiful Day in Every Way

The recent wedding day of Mary and Coley was simply perfect.

It started at home and ended in the same perfect place – home – with a lovely bride

and groom.

They decided they wanted a private moment to see each other before the day unfolded.

We soon headed off to a secluded area with the closest of friends and family.

It was such a wonderful sun-filled, mid-summer day.

There were so many memorable moments throughout the entire day.

Laughter and happiness was everywhere.

Also there were many moments that were meaningful beyond words.

Congratulations, Mary and Coley. Your wedding day was filled with laughter and memories and very special in every way. Please find the rest of your online album here.

The Comforts of Home

Many wedding days start out at home with brides, grooms, bridesmaids, groomsmen, hair and makeup experts, and a few important people.

Many times, the wedding party continues on to a wonderful venue. But these are different times and this bride and groom were able to flex their plans, filling their special day with the warmth of very close family and friends in their own home and back yard.

With a bit of planning, this turned out exactly perfect. Because of the change in location, their special guests included a couple of tie-wearing, handsome family members who would not otherwise have been able to see their people exchange vows.

What they love was present in the planned details as well as the unplanned.

Getting ready didn’t include travel for this wonderful couple and there was no problem with forgetting to bring something important along.

Another benefit is the many opportunities for this fair-haired guy to sneak into a photo or two.

The day didn’t feel rushed. It was beautiful with all of the details. It was comfortable like home is. It was perfection.

This is just a peek for Mary and Coley. We’re starting at the beginning of this fabulous day while the rest of the edits and organizing of images are completed.

What Surrounds Us

The things that surround us on our special days should be those things that matter most of all.

Calla and Jeremiah chose to surround themselves with what mattered to them – love, family, home and beautiful countryside under a wide open sky.

The ceremony was held inside a family barn and reception was very much at home.

The details were chosen with care:

Her flowers were, of course, calla.

The wedding was small but made a big impact on all who were present.

The ceremony was elegant.

I had to snap a shot of this sweet little “photo bomber” in the background.

The drive after was breathtaking.

Calla and Jeremiah, please find the link to your photos here. I hope all of your days are as breathtaking as the views on your wedding day.

Laughter Filled the Day

As I was going through the photos of the wedding of Laura and Josh, there were many aspects of the day that were so remarkably beautiful, such as:

the dress,

the rings,

the flowers,

the details,

the bride,

the groom,

the tremendous amount of love shared between them both,

and their friends and family.

but the most beautiful part of the day, in my opinion, was the way she laughed with pure happiness.

The wedding was held at the Engel Farms.

Thank you so much Laura and Josh for letting me capture your day. Please find the rest of your online album here.

 

The Wedding of Nicole and Ben

Nicole began getting ready on her wedding day morning with family and friends helping to bring each perfectly planned detail to life.

Beautiful!

They were getting ready at the same place at the same time, so careful monitoring of the two was needed to ensure they didn’t see each other before the ceremony.

That look. The first moment Ben saw Nicole.

The ceremony was perfection.

What a gorgeous day!

She brought angels.

And they brought plenty of love.

They even had a very special place to stay.

The reception was fun for all and seriously had some awesome food, perfect music, and loads of laughter.

Congratulations to Nicole and Ben. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you both over these past few months. Please find the rest of your online album here.

All The Comforts of Home

The wedding of Nicole and Ben was held at a private residence. It was a place some call home. What was remarkable about this day was the tremendous amount of thought and detail and love that went into everything needed for the day to be spectacular and for guests to feel that comfort of home.

It was truly beautiful!

Here are some images from those quiet, calm hours that happened before the wedding began.

It was without question, a beautiful ceremony. I cannot wait to share the rest of the wedding day very soon.

A Beautiful Day for Maddie and Michael

This story is about the beginning of forever for the lovely Maddie and Michael. It took place on a warm end-of-summer day with the hints of fall already in the air and it began with the quiet getting ready moments and details.

Shoes and Flowers and a beautiful dress.

Rings to wrap around fingers.

Maddie – such a beautiful bride!

She started her day surrounded by so many important people.

Her colors for the day were hues of the season.

Michael was ready and waiting for the day with his wonderful friends at the Lawton Community Center.

Soon, their vows were spoken in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by lovely rock walls and glorious sunlight.

The reception was filled with dancing and love… and beautiful cake.

and fun! and full of action moments like the bouquet toss!

Maddie and Michael, your wedding was amazing.

Please find the rest of your online album here.