A day wrapped in anticipation and excitement. The hustle and bustle of Oklahoma City and Automobile Alley. Two souls clothed in their very best–a BHLDN gown and some Jimmy Choos for her and a tailored, modern black suit for him. Laughter with their closest friends in the morning followed by “Ave Maria” echoing throughout the sanctuary, marking the beginning of the ceremony where Meredith would marry her love, Kyle.
This day was so good for so many reasons: The Magnolia Room (one of my favorite venues ever), kind and fun wedding parties, some seeeeeerious style, pretty blooms and twinkle lights and gold everything, very, very delicious food, plenty of drinks to get even the shyest people on the dance floor, the prettiest golden light and rooftop vibes, joyous guests and a joy-filled atmosphere, the most-packed dance floor I’ve ever photographed, a dance battle featuring Meredith and her girls versus Kyle and his boys–one of the best things ever. Not to mention my homegirl, Heather of Forever Cole Events, was there to make sure everything looked gorgeous and went off without a hitch.
The things that floored me most were Meredith’s and Kyle’s graciousness and kindness. They filled the room with fun energy that guaranteed smiles all around. Meredith never let me guess whether or not she was thankful that I was there. I knew from the moment I got there and she reminded me all day.
That means the world to me (and to wedding photographers). It’s not often that we’re thanked for our hard work on the day of the wedding (I totally know how busy and chaotic those days can be), so it’s so lovely to be told we’re appreciated throughout a wedding day.
These are good people with good taste and good hearts and good people loving them. What an honor and a joy it was to be a small part of Meredith and Kyle’s big day. (I’m also writing this on the day before their first month anniversary…so HAPPY ONE-MONTH ANNIVERSARY YOU TWO).
Thank you to my second shooter, AJ, for grabbing a few of these shots. He’s a champ.
OKC Wedding Photographer: Rachel Photographs