Category Archives: Wedding

Lauren and Miguel : Enid Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

I love these two. Like, big huge puffy heart LOVE them.

When I arrived at the church to start the day, I found Lauren getting her hair done in the hallway by the bathroom. Surrounded my saltine crackers, Sprite and Gatorade she looked up at me and said, “So…I’m sick.” Most brides would just be beside themselves to be sick on their wedding day. Lauren had a little moment with her Dad and from then on, no matter how she was feeling she made the most of it. She said, “At the end of the day, I’m going to be married and that’s all that matters.” And on Saturday, when they got home from their honeymoon and we were tweeting back and forth she said that even with feeling so sick “we had the most perfect day! A dream come true!”

See, she’s amazing. And Miguel isn’t so bad either! ;) I had an extra assistant with me during the day, training the hubs for when Madi goes off to college in the fall. Brad said time and time again what awesome families we were working with. Definitely a great group of people to work with!

These are some of my favorites from Lauren and Miguel’s wedding. Enjoy!

Phenergan gel to the rescue!

Lauren had her bridesmaids step out and her Mother and soon-to-be Mother-in-law helped her get into her gown.

Once she was all ready, we did a first sight with her sweet girlsfriends and her Daddy. I may have been tearing up quite a bit at this point!

I LOVE this!

Two things. First, as the groomsmen and bridesmaids walked down the aisle, they were accompanied by voice-overs by the bride and groom talking about how special each person was to them. So. Stinkin’. Awesome. Second, the bridesmaids all had a little note to hand off to Miguel. This one made him giggle!

Oh hey Lauren. Did you know that OSU Posse sticker was on this cart?! ;)

Lauren + Miguel = Love

Ceremony location . First Baptist Church Enid, OK

Reception venue . Leonardo’s Enid, OK

Hair . Friend of the Bride

Makeup . Sister-in-law

Flowers . Enid Floral

Lauren’s dress . The Bridal Shop

Bridal gown designer . Maggie Sottero

Bridesmaid dresses . David’s Bridal

 

Special Songs

Processional . Marry Me by Train

Recessional . White Dress by Ben Rector

First Dance . Marry Me by Train

 

Traditions

Something Old . Handkerchief that Lauren’s mom and aunt carried with their bouquets that was made in the 1920s.

Something New . Lauren’s wedding dress and jewelry (her amazing Mom MADE her jewelry!)

Something Borrowed . Flower in her hair from her Matron of Honor Amy

Something Blue . Pin from her Grandmother

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Kellen and Seth Part 2 : Macomb Illinois Wedding Photographer

It’s finally here! The much anticipated Sneak Peek Part 2 of the fantastic Hughes wedding. Woohoo!

Ok, it might just be that The Hughes are the only ones anticipating this that much but still. It’s exciting, right? In the first part of their sneak peek I shared them getting ready all the way up to arriving at the church. Now you get to see the ceremony and reception and all the amazing details that Kellen made sure were perfect. And let me tell you, they WERE perfect! Music, coffee and Scrabble are just a few things they love that Kellen successfully incorporated into the reception perfectly.

Table decor included framed song lyrics. Loved this!

The transformation of the curch lobby was amazing. And that hanging thing? It’s a parachute. How awesome does that look?!

A 10:30 wedding calls for brunch with delicious fruits and bagels and…COFFEE!

The cake looked so real Seth tried to play it. Just kidding. Kind of.

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Kellen and Seth : Macomb Illinois Wedding Photographer

What? “Macomb Illinois Wedding Photographer”? Ha! Just this once, although I’d happily go visit the quaint little town again and see all of my new friends there! Actually, it’s really not that little, but I picture the town square when I think of it so in my head it’s little. And quaint.

Anywho

I’m not a huge fan of snow unless I’m stuck inside, and I really don’t like to be cold, but I braved both elements when I traveled to Illinois to shoot Kellen and Seth’s amazing wedding. And let me just say, it was truly amazing. Kellen paid attention to every little teeny tiny detail. Seriously. There are so many wonderful details from this wedding that I’m splitting it up into 2 parts. Yep. I can do that, cause it’s my blog. Woohoo!

This time last year, there hadn’t been snow on the ground in Macomb for several weeks and gardens were already being planted. Thank goodness that the original plans for an outdoor wedding weren’t taking place because we had snow and lots of it for wedding day. We started bright and early that morning at one of the bridesmaids homes that was the perfect location for getting ready and gorgeous bridal party pictures!

These library themed programs were amazing!

I might have taken a few pictures of the Tom’s. Fair warning.

The whole wedding party getting ready at the same house could have been a problem but not with these nifty signs!

Did I mention how much I loved the Toms?

What’s sweeter than this Bible that belongs to Kellen’s mom? A footed pj little flower girl holding the Bible that belongs to Kellen’s mom of course!

Kellen and Seth exchanged letters and read them aloud prior to their first sight. I teared up when Kellen read the wonderful words that her soon-to-be husband wrote for her. But when Seth read his and got to the part about a journal that she had been keeping for her future husband…before she even knew who he was…oh my word. It’s a wonder I was able to get any shots at all after that!

As if the reading of the letters wasn’t enough to get me going! The prayers offered for Kellen and Seth were just amazing. What a wonderful group of Christian brothers and sisters they have!

“For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there among them.” I couldn’t help but think of this verse as I was there in the room that day.

My view of the first sight…

Madi’s view…

Kellen my dear, you are stunning!

These girls were such troopers! The high that day was 29 degrees and this was early in the morning so it had to have been in the low 20′s at this point. Brrrrrr!

Some of the guys huddled together for warmth. Others refused the huddle.

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