Jesilyn + Kyle chose to have most of their engagement photos taken at the gorgeous Stone Barn at Blueberry Hill event venue in Oklahoma City. It was the most perfect day, right at that crisp beginning of fall. We explored the beautiful Blueberry Hill while listening to their favorite music, some Shania Twain and Turnpike Troubadours. (Also, spoiler alert: these two can seriously two-step.) Then we drove over to downtown OKC to a favorite rooftop to catch the last golden rays of sun.
You might remember seeing my last post featuring The Best Wedding Venues in Oklahoma (aka, my favorite wedding venues in Oklahoma). Since that post, I have had the opportunity to experience even more gorgeous venues this wonderful state has to offer, so I figured it was high time to add a few more favorites to the list.
Usually my clients come to me a bit uncertain about their engagement session, asking for advice and help with planning. But Kendi + Denzel knew exactly what they wanted. We sat down over coffee and they told me all about their ideas. They were looking for something different. They were over what was traditional. They wanted modern, funky, bold, and unique.
A few weeks ago Holly secretly texted me wanting to set up a surprise photoshoot for her and Kaleb on their 6-month anniversary. Adorable, right?? WELL, around that same time, Kaleb also secretly texted me saying he was planning to propose to Holly in the next couple months and could I photograph it. OH HECK YES.
I think everyone involved was overwhelmed with happiness to see this day finally come together. Hosted at the stunning Holloway House in the heart of Oklahoma City, I don't know if I've ever seen a wedding day that was so intentional, so focused on the marriage, so defiant of tradition and instead so beautifully reflective of the couple's unique personalities. Rachael + Preston decided against having a bridal party, got ready together the morning of, and had a private foot-washing ceremony an hour before their guests arrived. The emotion of this day was breathtakingly tangible. You felt it in the air, you heard it in their voices, you saw it on their faces.
Over the past year, I've had the privilege of watching my best friend fall in love with someone who is so incredibly perfect for her. To see how Blake loves Emily so sweetly and openly is an overwhelming joy. And in a mere sixteen days, I get to stand by her side and cry and celebrate as they say "I do" for life and begin their adventure together.