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

#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

Coles Garden Wedding Adventure | Jamie + Rob

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We had such a great time capturing Jamie & Rob’s Coles Garden wedding. It was just so much fun! Jamie wanted us to film their wedding almost as much as she wanted to marry Rob. Having a wedding film was pretty important to her and they communicated it to me in numerous conversations. So no pressure, but I think we won them over with their Wedding Day Edit at their reception.

Life is an adventure with Jamie and Rob, from running marathons, to following the iPhone’s directions and even getting married. Their wedding film will make you laugh, smile and maybe shed a few tears.

Click play to view their Coles Garden Wedding adventure!


Jamie & Rob’s Coles Garden wedding was filled with so many memorable moments, a tearful first look, their personal written wedding vows, and a very happenin party. Rob was all smiles. Jamie won the prize for being the most fun and enthusiastic Bride! Hey, she really enjoyed her wedding day. When the Minister pronounced them man and wife her squeal for joy was just too cute! Check out “The Kiss” in the film above.

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Jamie & Rob, may you enjoy all life’s adventures you share together and grow old falling more in love with each passing year. You two are a beautiful picture of love. ~Mark + Trisha

Venue & Coordination :: Coles Garden
Gown :: Bella Rose Bridal
Floral :: Poppy Lane Design
Cakes :: Cakes by Diane
Catering :: Catering Connection OKC
Rentals :: The French Tulip
Entertainment :: BTP Productions
Photography :: Jesse Lee Miller Photography
Videography :: Von Wedding Films

OKC Indian Wedding | Saul + Parul

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Saul and Parul celebrated their nuptials with a traditional Hindu Indian Wedding ceremony at the Oklahoma City Hindu Temple. Parul’s family traveled to OKC from India and Saul’s from Peru. It was a true blending of cultures. Indian weddings are always so rich in vibrant colors and Parul looked stunning in her traditional Indian sari. Guests were cheering and waving their napkins as the newlyweds were introduced into their reception at the Green’s Country Club. During dinner, both belly dancers and salsa dancers gave some lively entertainment for the guests. The couple chose to incorporate both Indian and Peruvian music for the reception and everyone loved it. Click play to catch a glimpse of this colorful OKC Indian Wedding Highlight video.


Ceremony Venue :: Hindu Temple of Oklahoma
Reception Venue :: The Greens Country Club
Florals :: Tony Foss Flowers
Cake :: You Need A Cake
Catering :: Gopuram
DJ :: Bari Event Productions
Live Entertainment :: Dholee Entertainment Services
Belle Dancers :: Aalim Dance Academy
Salsa Dancers :: Alma Latina Oklahoma
Transportation :: Paris Limousine
Photography :: DeLucca Photography
Videography :: Von Wedding Films

Exchanging Gifts On Our Wedding Day

Have you thought about exchanging gifts on your wedding day?

Just after Erin slipped into her wedding gown, her Dad came in with a special delivery from her Groom, Matt. As she opened her gift from Matt, there wasn’t a dry eye in the bride’s room filled with girls in pink dresses. Matt received his gift prior to the ceremony as well and was pleasantly surprised. You will have to watch and see how much of his letter he shared with his buddies.


It doesn’t have to be an elaborate gift shared on the wedding day, but you might consider taking time to write down your thoughts on a card to your future wife or husband…it will be a gift she or he will always treasure. It is also a good idea to let your photographer and videographer know so they can capture these special moments giving you the opportunity to see their reaction. There is just something special about expressing your feelings in writing to the one you love on your wedding day. So start writing your wedding day love letter. ~Mark + Trisha