Marriage for a Lifetime | Katie + Nick

Reminiscing about Katie and Nick’s OKC Wedding, a few things stood out…

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The Importance of Marriage for a Lifetime

First of all, Katie & Nick come from families steeped in the tradition of marriage for a lifetime. They too want to follow in their families footsteps of marriage for a lifetime. So much so, each set of Grandparents share a bit of marital advice at the close of their anniversary dance.

Celebrating the marriages of their grandparents, Katie presented each Grandma with a bouquet of flowers and asked each Grandparent for word of marital advice. They get to hear all of their wise words in their wedding film, but we chose Nick’s Grandfather’s advice for the highlight. It is sure to make you smile.

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We salute Katie and Nick for the value and love they place on their family relationships. The appreciation and love expressed to their families was quite impressive.

Surprise First Dance

Katie & Nick plotted, schemed and choreographed one of the most extensive first dances’ we have seen in over twenty one years of filming weddings. To keep their first dance a surprise, while staying with Katie’s parents the month prior to the wedding, this dancing couple would practice after her parents went to bed. The surprise first dance was quite a success. Everyone loved it! Click play to see these two are quite the dancers.

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Since the first dance was going to be the big event, they actually did their parent dances first. Then, followed it up with this amazing surprise first dance.

If the Shoe Fits

Lastly, Katie is a girl who loves glamour and shoes. We know a lot of girls have a love affair with Jimmy Choo, shoes. Katie wins the prize for her Jimmy Choo Cinderella Heels. They were magical! The glitz and glamour of these Cinderella Heels were the perfect fit for Katie to wear down the aisle to say her I Dos.

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Katie and her Mom made a trip to the Jimmy Choo salon in San Francisco where she discovered these stunning wedding shoes of her dreams. These sparkling gems were handmade just to size for Katie. They were quite the WOW! First pair of Bride’s shoes we have seen displayed in a glass case at the wedding reception. Her Mom says Jimmy Choo still sends her Christmas cards. Katie plans to get them out and wear them each year on their wedding anniversary. She will be walking in style for a lifetime of Wedding Anniversaries.

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Katie & Nick, may your home be filled with beautiful memories… and a few kids, as you live to love, honor and cherish one another in your marriage for a lifetime! ~Mark & Trisha VL

Wedding Planner :: Planned 2 Perfection
Wedding Gown :: JJ Kelly Bridal
Wedding Shoes :: Jimmy Choo
Hair & Make Up :: Marlo Haus
Florals :: Tony Foss Flowers
Rentals :: Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events
Catering :: Chuy’s
Dessert Bar :: Mishelle Handy Cakes
Wedding Cake :: Amy Cakes
DJ & Lighting :: Xcell Productions
Photography :: Randy Coleman Photography
Videography :: Von Wedding Films

Gaillardia Wedding Day Edit | Sam + Jordan

As Sam and Jordan return home from honeymooning on sandy beaches with stunning sunsets, we thought it was time to share their Gaillardia Wedding Day Edit that left their guests in awe at their fabulous reception.

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Sam & Jordan’s Gaillardia wedding was simply one we won’t forget. The Wedding Belle truly knocked this one out of the park. OKC had an abundance of rain the week of their wedding. It was questionable as to whether the Gaillardia Lawn would be one large puddle of water for their outdoor ceremony. But, with a lot of help from a Norman grounds crew and some water evacuating equipment, the ceremony was on their lush green lawn. And no girls lost their shoes going down the aisle. Whew!

Click play to have a peek at this sweet couple having a whole lot of fun while making some beautiful memories on their wedding day.

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A Wedding Day Edit Experience

Sometimes we just get so in the routine of pulling off these wedding day edits, we forget they are such a “WOW” moment for the Bride and Groom and all their wedding guests.

As we were departing Gaillardia following the wedding, a couple waiting for their Uber ride, shared with us they had been to twelve to fifteen weddings over the past two years and had never seen a Wedding Day Edit shown at a reception. The wife began to share with us, her husband has a GoPro and does a little video editing, so he truly had an understanding of what it took to produce the Wedding Day Edit just shown and was just floored we could pull that off so fast.

We love producing them just as much as everyone loves watching them at the reception. Wedding Day Edits are just a “WOW” you have to experience to appreciate.

Just a few things worth noting.

Their love and respect for their families…

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The beauty of their reception decor… The Wedding Belle, Emerson Events, Marianne’s Rentals, Mishelle Handy Cakes do beautiful wedding design & decor!
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In memory of the Bride’s Grandfather, she had a buckeye he always carried in his pocket. Remembering-Deceased-Grandparent-Wedding-Day

Wedding Planning & Design :: The Wedding Belle
Venue :: Gaillardia Country Club
Gown :: Stanley Korshak
Make Up :: Chelsey Ann Artistry
Hair :: Bettina Thomas & Toimenka Burns
Ceremony Music :: Oklahoma Strings
Florals :: Emerson Events
Cakes :: Mishelle Handy Cakes
Ice Sculpture :: Vault Ice
Rentals :: Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events
Lighting :: Innovative Event Solutions
Entertainment :: Wade Tower & Hook
Transportation :: Bespoke Limousine Service
Photography :: Josh McCullock Photography
Videography :: Von Wedding Films

#tohinzandtohold | Natasha + Shane

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Exquisite beauty, romance and one amazing party sums up #tohinzandtohold. Click play to view Natasha and Shane’s cinematic highlight.

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Here a just a few of their wedding details we loved. Their Gaillardia Wedding planned by The Wedding Belle was simply luxurious. Not to mention all the Storm Trooper touches to their wedding day, cuff links, Groom’s cake and then… Who has Star Wars Storm Troopers show up to serve Gigi’s Cupcakes for a late night snack for their Wedding Day Edit preview? Just a little surprise for Shane from Natasha. And his reaction was just a priceless! Maybe just as good as his reaction to seeing Natasha come down the aisle. #tohinzandtohold

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Wedding Planning & Design :: The Wedding Belle
Venue :: Gaillardia Country Club
Gown :: JJ Kelly Bridal
Hair/Make Up :: Malorie Avaline
Ceremony Music :: Oklahoma Strings
Florals :: Emerson Events
Bride’s Cake :: Stacie’s Cake
Groom’s Cake :: Gigi’s Cupcakes
Ice Sculpture :: Ideas In Ice
Rentals :: Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events
Lighting :: Innovative Event Solutions
Entertainment :: BTP Productions
Transportation :: King’s Limousine
Photography :: Traina Photography
Videography :: Von Wedding Films

Wedding Dreams Do Come True| Kimberly + Kyle

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Wedding dreams do come true in many ways. Click play to share in Kimberly and Kyle’s romantic Gaillardia wedding, flawlessly orchestrated by Bea Penhall from About Last Night Event Planning.

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A girl dreams of getting married, having a family and living happily ever after. Kimberly had all those dreams. It was just a matter of finding the man to share those life experiences. Kimberly might say it took a bit longer than she would have planned, but she would also say, Kyle was well worth the wait. She might call him her knight and shining armor or the guy who stole her heart. Either one fits him to a tee. One thing is for sure their wedding was a dream come true.

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Kimberly’s love language is gift giving. She gave Kyle heartfelt cuff links as a wedding gift (above). For their first touch prior to the ceremony, (above) they exchanged notes and wedding gifts. Kevin Paul suggested the Groom kiss the Bride’s hand before departing. Kevin is a master at photography and always a pleasure to work with on weddings. Kimberly’s Bridal bouquet (above) from New Leaf Florist was just beautiful. New Leaf has such a way with flowers (below), not only are they beautiful, but they always have a way of making the room smell amazing.

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Kimberly & Kyle, may this only be the beginning of many dreams coming true for the two of you as journey together along life’s path of romance and marriage. ~ Mark + Trisha

Wedding Planner :: About Last Night Event Planning
Church :: Wesley United Methodist Church
Reception Venue :: Gaillardia Country Club
Wedding Gown :: JJ Kelly Bridal
Foral :: New Leaf Florist
Cakes :: Mishelle Handy Cakes
Rentals :: Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events
Lighting :: Innovative Event Solutions
Entertainmnet :: Souled Out from Box Talent
Photography :: Kevin Paul Photography
Videography :: Von Wedding Films
Licensed Music :: The Music Bed

Love is in the Air | Taylor + Jackson

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Love is in the air for Taylor and Jackson’s lovely summer evening at the McGranahan Barn as they said, “I do!” Click play to view their Wedding Day Edit, everyone enjoyed viewing at their reception.

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The McGranahan Barn was the perfect setting for Taylor and Jackson’s vintage inspired wedding day. Jackson is a country boy at heart who found himself a beautiful girl who loves to do life with him. They both come from great families. There was a lot of love and anticipation in the air as Taylor and Jackson got ready on their wedding day. They choose to keep that first glimpse of one another for the walk down the aisle. Taylor looked amazing as she graced the aisle on her Father’s arm as Jackson ever so patiently waited to see his Bride. A big smile came across his face as he caught a glimpse of Taylor coming down the aisle.

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There is something so special about weddings as two people surrounded themselves with their closest family and friends to commit their lives to one another. We loved this birds eye view of the wedding party during the ceremony at the McGranahan Barn.

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Amy Ray Events did a wonderful job of orchestrating every detail of this charming country wedding. We loved the whimsical florals from Birdie Blooms. Taylor and Jackson’s custom cake topper was just about as cute as them feeding one another that first bite of wedding cake. Let’s just say, Jackson got the first bite of cake and might not live that one down for a while.

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Taylor and Jackson, we loved capturing your beautiful wedding day. May you always take time to breathe in all the love in the air and cherish one another for a lifetime! ~Mark + Trisha

Wedding Planner :: Amy Ray Events
Venue :: McGranahan Barn
Florist :: Birdie Blooms
Rentals :: Ruby’s Vintage Rentals & French Tulip
Cake :: Rosebeary’s Designs In Baking
Caterer :: Abbey Road Catering
Entertainment :: OKC Entertainment & Events
Photography :: Candi Coffman Photography
Videography :: Von Wedding Films
Music Licensed :: Music Bed