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Lauren + Ryan | Norman Wedding Photographer | Rachel Photographs

Lauren and Ryan planned their wedding from out of state.  We met for the first time 2 days before their wedding and when we met, I knew working with them would be a delight.  I mean, Lauren was wearing a black and striped blazer over a cool t shirt.  I know they say not to judge by appearances, but I did and I think Lauren and Ryan are so rad.  Their wedding was at the stunning The Hall at The Rail House in Norman.  Exposed brick and ceilings, huge windows for natural light, twinkle lights, and hard wood floors.  It ruled.  They wanted a whimsical garden wedding.  With the industrial-ness of the venue mixed with the soft grouping of different greenery, peonies, and succulents for the decor, the juxtaposition of this wedding made it one of my favorites to date.  Lauren wore nude spiked heels.  Heels with spikes on them.  There were spikes on her heels.  That’s pretty cool.  They had a globe for a guest book, succulents as wedding favors, Greek food (!!!!!) for dinner, moss covered cake toppers, a bow tie with a map on it, a vintage typewriter, and a pink and rose gold ring.  It’s the small details that get to me.  And this wedding got to me.

After the ceremony, I snuck Lauren and Ryan away for some golden light photos.  Sometimes while I’m shooting, I’ll look at one on the back of my camera and will just sigh because I’m so excited about it.  I did that a lot.  These two sure do love each other and the way they exemplify that through soft touches, kisses on the nose, and hand holding is amazing.  Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they’re a gorgeous couple (seriously…Lauren’s a stunner and Ryan’s rather dapper).

The reception was tons of fun–the speeches were touching (Lauren’s dad, especially, spoke honestly and touchingly about both Lauren and Ryan) and the dancing was enthusiastic and fun.  There were a few couples who looked like they were married for 40+ years that danced and I might have teared up.

Without further ado, here are some of the photos from Lauren and Ryan’s big day.  Enjoy!