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Operation Welcome Home - Early!

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Operation Welcome Home - Early!

 We were ONLY a few feet away from Paul's proposal spot in March 2014.

We were ONLY a few feet away from Paul's proposal spot in March 2014.

There are a few times in a relationship when you are able to pull off a surprise that will leave your partner speechless.

One of those times should be the proposal and Paul managed that surprise back in March 2014 when asking Kristal to share their lives together.

Of course, the second time was an early arrival from months away from Oklahoma on duty with the US Army overseas.  It was fitting that during the planning, that was very flexible and challenging, of his surprise appearance during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration at McNellie’s. 

Check out the preview of their wonderful wedding despite the raining, cold weather that day.  If you are wanting to show off your surprise skills, check out Paul’s proposal images!

Here are some images from the “Welcome Home Operation” planned between Joe, Christin, and Paul.  I may have helped a little, since I wanted this to happen in the exact place as the proposal and almost was blown when Kristal spotted me with a camera.

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Cody + Becca = the Fishing Knot

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Cody + Becca = the Fishing Knot

If the title is surprising, you might need to get the pre-wedding story from a previous blog post - GROOMS - Step It Up.  Yep, this is the "fishing groom" we were bragging about.  Cody is his name and Becca is his newly wedded bride.

We had the great honor and privilege of covering the wedding activities for this fun loving couple. Their ceremony and reception were held at Faith Bible Church in Edmond, Oklahoma.  I have to mention that besides the beautiful surroundings of this church and the tenderness of the staff, this church had an awesomely cold A/C.  It was that cool air that kept us inside comfortable and dry from the Oklahoma humidity.  One more thing, I've never seen a facility with better landscaping.  Kudos to the yard people!

We also want to give a big shout-out to the vendors that helped make this day extra special with their caring attitude, professional spirit, and quality services.  

Jennifer Klakulak - Wedding Coordinator - klakklan@gmail.com

Susan - Uptown Grocery Co. Catering - events@uptowngroceryco.com

Cindy Keeton - A Better Bloom - (405) 309-3300

Nicole Dionne Willis - Ibrow Studio - (405) 348-2769

Bridal Gown - Pomp & Pageantry - (405) 631-1927

We don't want to miss mentioning and giving a "high-five" with a round of applause to our talented photographic team that made it possible for us to be in multiple places at once.  They are like MAGIC!

Vanessa Wells - Vanessa Wells Images - (405) 210-4518

Jamie Cobb - RentPhotoVille - (405) 370-1268

Now that you make it through all the kudos and kind words, here are some teasers from Cody & Becca's wedding day.  Enjoy!

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Alfred Angelo - Are You Missing Me Yet?

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Alfred Angelo - Are You Missing Me Yet?

I was going through some old videos looking for some BTS of a wedding for one of my sponsors and WOW! - I found some videos on my other channel of the great Girls' Night Out hosted by Alfred Angelo in Oklahoma City.

These events were hosted once a quarter with local wedding vendors while brides came it to try on dresses, check out accessories, or browse through the endless selections of bridesmaid's gowns.

After looking at the videos and images I can't help but wonder - Does Alfred Angelo miss me?  Maybe you don't, but I sure do miss the great times and wonder where all the people and what are they doing.

If you attended these vendors parties, please comment below with an update. And if you are a current staff of the location in Oklahoma City - Call me, let's do lunch... I miss you!

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The New Green Way for Weddings

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The New Green Way for Weddings

We recently attended a bridal show in Elk City, Oklahoma.  The vendors were so friendly, caring and had a sense of purpose in their business.  While many of them will quickly become more friends than vendors to us, I wanted to point out a unique entrepreneur we met during our visit.  Here name is Mechelle from Aloha Gardens, a flower nursery, and greenhouse.

Mechelle is offering a very special service to couples looking for an eco-friendly, cost effective method for decorating a wedding with lush greenery, plants, and succulents.  I'm actually surprised that this idea of a "green wedding" isn't more mainstream with current brides. 

Plant leasing is a new option for wedding decorating. It’s a new way to be green. It’s affordable and easy; Aloha sets up & returns the plants. Mechelle offers free quotes for plant leasing options. You can also option to buy the plants after the event or gift to bridesmaids or other members of your party to remember your special wedding.  They also offer an array of rustic props for decorations to add with plants, flowers, and succulents.

Aloha Gardens is located on 2813 West 3rd Street in Elk City, Oklahoma 73644. Please call 580-243-7214 for more information.


Here are some images from the greenhouse

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The Most Experienced Wedding Photographer in Oklahoma - Maybe the World!

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The Most Experienced Wedding Photographer in Oklahoma - Maybe the World!

This is not a title to be taken lightly, in fact, I’m honored to have the most experience and all my fellow photographers agree with this claim. This helps me pass along some great information to grooms - and the bride - that could elevate your day from great to incredible.  This post will touch on the groom’s responsibilities because after so many weddings, I’m getting tired of the joke regarding the importance of his part during the wedding planning.  Traditionally, the groom’s duties are varied and specific when it comes to wedding planning and the day’s events.  These range from selecting the engagement ring, arranging reception toasts to carry the bride across the threshold.  While many of these have been modernized with the changing times, there are a few that the groom needs to step up to take ownership.  I hope you are viewing the relationship with that significant other as a partnership versus the standard “ball & chain” analogy.  Be involved in the planning stages of this public display of affection and be more than just another party decoration at the reception.  Grooms matter on the wedding day.

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