When we we tell people we are heading out to the Wichita Mountains, they always think we are going to Kansas. Oklahoma has a couple of hidden gems and the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is at the top of the list! It’s a preserved pocket of the past where nature still reigns. It’s a strange place filled with bisons, long-horns, wild turkeys, granite mountains, lakes, waterfalls, and cacti. You feel like you’re in a different state. Andrew and Susan have been on so many adventures together and we’ve been there for a few. We first shot their engagement and then their wedding and this seemed like the perfect place for their next adventure. Saying someone is nice and kind feels like a cliché but really Andrew and Susan are truly one of the nicest and kindest and most laid-back people we know. Andrew is a gentleman and head over heels for Susan. You can tell he’s someone that always does his best. Susan is bubbly, funny, and has the biggest smiles. They are the perfect duo. They hiked up and down trails along Treasure Lake, finding little hidden waterfalls and epic spots by Charons Garden Wilderness Area. They climbed boulders the size of houses and watched the sunset at the top of Mount Scott. At the top of the world, they celebrated the first of many years together.

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Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Happy Anniversary Andrew and Susan! We love you guys! Every time we venture out to the Wichita Mountains it brings us right back to your shoot. We always have so much fun with you two. We hope to see you around sometime {if anything else, we’ll be stalking you on Facebook lol}. Friends, thank you all for stopping by and make sure to hit ‘Like’ or leave some Love {aka comments}. ♥

Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge

Koty and Lily’s wedding at Sparrow Beginnings in Stillwater, OK was pure joy! They have the most contagious smiles and always making each other laugh! After shooting their OSU Engagement Session, we were so excited for what’s in store for their wedding! Stillwater’s newest wedding venue, Sparrow Beginnings, is a special place. It’s grand, bright, and modern with Southern hospitality which is also how I would describe this wedding. Just outside the getting ready rooms is a massive balcony that is split down the middle to separate the gents from the ladies. Koty and Lily opted not to see each other before the ceremony. But they could feel the comfort of each other’s presence and the love from a sweet letter exchange as they held the other’s hand across the division. They met at Oklahoma State University and have so many memories together there, so they added lively pops of orange. The cheerful orange and fuschia florals contrasted well with the turquoise bridesmaid dresses. Lily loved her dress and we do too! When she spinned around in her gown she looked so happy. Nothing, not even the rain, could dampen the spirits of Koty and Lily. They weren’t even phased when it started raining halfway through the ceremony! They were there to be married and that’s what they did. These two are pretty awesome! As the rain poured outside, everyone partied inside. It was a night of laughter, tears, dancing, and a spirited sparkler grand exit!

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Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Congrats Koty and Lily! We surely had a blast knowing you two and meeting all your wonderful friends & families! I love Lily’s dad, he is such a fun character! We hope to see you all around sometime. Friends, thank you all for stopping by and make sure to hit ‘Like’ or leave some Love {aka comments}. ♥

Sparrow Beginnings Stillwater OK wedding

Venue: Sparrow Beginnings in Stillwater, OK
Wedding Planning/Coordination: KINDT Events
Dress: The Bridal Boutique in Norman, OK
Hairstylist: Candace Peck and Amber Stanberry of Level 7 Salon
Makeup Artist: Kelsey Kruse of Beauty Bar Makeup Studio
Florals: Heritage Florist
Videographer: Leslee Layton Films
Musician/DJ: 405 Productions
Cake: You Need A Cake
Caterer: OSU Celebrations Catering

We were so excited to be asked to shoot Chris and Jana’s wedding at The Barn at the Woods in Edmond, OK. We knew that it would be filled with so much love, support, and smiling faces. It would be a real party! We captured Jana’s sister’s wedding awhile back so it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces. The most beautiful part of the whole day was that this was more than a wedding between two people. Chris, Jana, and their little one Fin, would be a family. During the dinner speeches, there wasn’t a dry eye there because it was the celebration of a new family that was meant to be.

That morning, in the big white stately farmhouse it felt like the morning after a girl’s sleepover. The inside was so cozy and it was a reunion of the best of friends. Jana’s lace long-sleeved wedding dress was so stunning! I loved the mismatched flowing chiffon bridesmaid dresses, with her sisters in aqua-teal and friends in a neutral hue. The greenery and white bloom bouquets looked like they were picked fresh from an overgrown garden. Chris & Jana’s first look under the chandelier in the historic barn was everything! Throughout the day the old barn was always in view but I wouldn’t describe it as a rustic wedding. It was a classy fall wedding brought outdoors to a beautiful farm. The ceremony under the giant oak tree was picture perfect. Jason Swanson on his guitar created a lively romantic atmosphere that set the tone for a reception that looked like it came right out of a dream. China and white tablecloths lined long rows of farm tables. Eucalyptus leaves were overflowing on the tables. The whole space was lit by bistro lights overhead. A warm glow spilled from the old barn that vibrated with song and dance all night!

P.S. Their wedding is featured in the latest Fall/Winter 2017 issue of the Brides of Oklahoma magazine. Pick up a copy if you can, it’s filled with gorgeous real weddings, lovely inspiration, and awesome vendors that are a dream to work with!

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Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

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Barn at the Woods wedding

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Barn at the Woods wedding

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Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

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Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Barn at the Woods wedding

Congrats Chris & Jana & Fin! We love you guys so much! We feel like family {like long lost cousins lol}. I have a feeling we’ll cross paths again and I hope it’s soon. Friends, thank you all for stopping by and make sure to hit ‘Like’ or leave some Love {aka comments}. ♥

Barn at the Woods wedding

Venue: The Barn at The Woods
Hair: Lauren Henry of Salon D’Bella
Make-up: Sam McLoud of Brushed Salon & Makeup Studio
Bride Dress: Meg Guess Couture
Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Florals: Forever Cole Events
Videographer: Alumni Productions
Band: Jason Swanson Music
Event Styling & Coordination: Forever Cole Events
Rentals: Borrowed Charm
Catering: Okie Cookies Catering