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Preston {+} Rachel | Tulsa Wedding Video | The Springs Tulsa

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Preston & Rachel were married on August 6, 2017 at the Springs Event Venue near Tulsa, OK.

We met Rachel about 3 weeks before her wedding day. She had hired another videography company, and they went out of business. We were available on her date, and things just fell into place. Rachel was so calm and easy going about the whole situation, I know I wouldn't have been. We knew instantly that it was going to be a great day.

Preston and Rachel met in college. Rachel played softball and Preston played baseball. Rachel was drawn to Preston because of his huge, caring heart and his Godliness.

 

Preston took Rachel out to dinner at Red Lobster on October 21, 2016. After dinner, he drove Rachel out by the lake, to their favorite picnic spot. Rachel said "That simple Friday suddenly became the moment that I have been dreaming about since the first day I met Preston."

Rachel says "Preston compliments me in every aspect of my life. I am so so blessed to have him in my life. He is the most hard working, selfless, and kind person I have ever met. I have been praying for the man that would one day be my husband since I was a little girl, and Preston is so much more than I could have ever imagined. He pushes me to be a better person, he chooses to love me, even when it's not easy. He is my favorite forever."

Rachel envisioned a day that was full of family and fun! They were drawn to the Springs in Tulsa because of it's location overlooking the Skiatook Lake. Preston and Rachel love being on the water, so this location was a perfect spot.

The only thing Rachel says she would have done differently is ask for more help. But, she wanted to remind other brides that things are going to happen that are out of your control. Such as losing your videographer 3 weeks before the wedding! "Don't sweat those things because at the end of the day, all that matters is that you married the love of your life!"

Rachel's Vendors:
Videography: Slow Fade Weddings
Photography: Taylor Sivard
Venue: The Springs Event Venue, Tulsa, OK
DJ: Banks Entertainment
Caterer: Tim Kelly
Flowers: Catoosa Flowers

Kyle {+} Kayla | Oklahoma City Wedding Video | The Grand Canadian Theatre

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Kyle & Kayla were married on July 3, 2017 at the Grand Canadian Theatre in Purcell, OK.

Kyle and Kayla met when his family moved to town when Kayla was in 8th grade. Kayla and Allyson, Kyle's sister, became best friends almost instantly. Since Kayla and Allyson were best friends, Kyle and Kayla ended up spending a lot of time together, and she always thought he was cute, but Kyle was older, and wasn't interested in his little sister's friend.

Around the time that Kayla was deciding where to go to college, she and Kyle had been texting and chatting on Facebook off and on. However, Kayla decided to play college softball in Omaha, NE, and she had no interest in dating someone long distance. Throughout that year, she came home several times, and each time, found herself hanging out with Kyle.

After Kayla's freshman year was over, she felt like Omaha was not the right place for her, and wanted to move back home to play for SNU. With this move, it allowed Kyle and Kayla to spend more time together, and before they knew it, they were going on lots of dates. Pretty soon, Kyle asked Kayla to officially be his girlfriend, and she, of course, said yes.

Their first official date after Kyle asked her to be his girlfriend, he picked her up from her parent's house, and instead of just sending her a text to come outside, he actually walked to the front door to get her. That was the first moment Kayla thought to herself "I love him."

For Valentine's Day, Kyle planned a date in Bricktown: a nice dinner at KD's. They weren't hungry yet when they got to Bricktown, so they decided to wander around Bass Pro Shops and the Bricktown canal. They stopped to sit down several times, since Kayla's shoes were making her feet hurt. At one of their stops, Kyle slid down on one knee and asked Kayla to spend the rest of her life with him. She was so suprised that she cried and hugged him so tight. That moment was such a blur, that neither are certain if she actually said yes!

Kayla has envisioned wearing cowboy boots with her wedding dress since she was old enough to realize that she would grow up and get married some day. She wanted to show off her girly side, but also wear her boots- a little bit rustic, but not too country, "boots & bling" was her inspiration. She wanted a fun, special and beautiful day filled with family and friends celebrating with her and Kyle. She used navy, dark red and shiny neutrals (gold, rose gold, etc.)

Kayla's advice to other brides is to have fun during the planning process! Make memories from every second that you spend on your special day. Don't worry or be anxious about it. She said her favorite bible verse has guided her through this process: "Do not be anxious about anything." -Philippians 4:6

Kayla's Vendors:
Videography: Slow Fade Weddings
Photography: Crawford Photography
Venue: The Grand Canadian Theatre
DJ: Yogi Motion Entertainment
Hair: Jaclynn Anderson
Make Up: Leah Norman
Caterer: Harris Custom Catering
Flowers: Laced Vintage Blooms

Jacob {+} Megan | Tulsa Wedding Video

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Jake and Megan were married on June 10, 2017 at his family's home in Catoosa, OK. Jake and Megan are made for each other. Their love for each other and for God is so apparent.

Megan and Jake met when they were freshman in college. She played softball for Southern Nazarene University. He played baseball at Mid America Christian University. They had many mutual friends, and their paths had crossed through sports, but had never truly met or gotten to know each other.
Jake and Megan's birthdays are 2 days apart, and their 19th birthday celebrations happened to be at the same location. Megan's cousin was attending Jake's party, when he suggested Megan and her friends combine their celebration with Jake's. They made eye contact and flirted a little that night, but the night ended in a sweet "Happy Birthday."
For a month after their first meeting, Jake asked Megan on date after date. But, Megan always had a reason why she wouldn't be able to make it. Finally, she agreed to go out with him, and their first date was April 29, 2013. Jake picked her up after her morning classes and took her to Raising Cane's for lunch. They talked, and enjoyed each other's company. The date was cut short because they both had to get back to school for their respective sports practices. But, after practice, Jake and Megan went out again. They shared snow cones on the tailgate of his truck while watching the sunset. Megan says "While lost in laughter and conversation this was the night I knew Jake was going to be around for a while. It was that night that I regretted not going on a date sooner. Jake was everything & more that I prayed for in a man. He was charming, handsome, witty, full of cute smirks, godly, respectful, he was simply wonderful. Falling for him was so easy + loving him was so simple."

Megan fell for Jake's selflessness. She says "As I met Jake's family and friends, I listened to them share their favorite memories of Jake. Usually, they begin with Jake being ornery or pulling a prank, but there was so much more to him. Every person would talk about how Jake cares for others, how he was present in their life at a difficult time, or how he keeps up with their life after weeks of not talking." Megan and Jake have been together just over 4 years, before their wedding day, and Jake has continuously put God first in their relationship. Megan loves that he doesn't need material things, he would rather see his friends and family happy and well.

Jake proposed to Megan on May 7, 2016. Jake's family had come to Oklahoma City to celebrate his college graduation. All of Megan's family came up from Norman to celebrate Jake as well. Being so family focused, having everyone there was special for both Jake and Megan. After the graduation ceremony, there was a party for Jake. Jake opened all his cards and gifts, and his grandfather asked everyone to go outside for a group picture. As everyone gathered, Jake's mom suggested Megan stand in the middle with Jake. As she approached him, she noticed "Marry Me" by Train playing in the background. She hands started to shake, her heart was racing, and her eyes began to fill with tears. Jake took her hand, and got down on one knee. Megan said yes, jumped into Jake's arms, and the rest is history! Meg says "Jake made his day, our day. He continues to make his dreams, our dreams and is now making his life, our life. I am so ready for a lifetime of marriage with this sweet man!"

Megan wanted a romantic, dreamy, elegant day filled with love, fun and celebration with the people they love. She used teal, soft pink and gold tones to bring her vision to life. Megan said "I pray my wedding is a day that feels like a glimpse of heaven, filled with that much love and happiness in the air. I picture a ceremony that as I walk down the aisle I am completely breath taken by the love and support J and I will have in our sweet marriage, we are truly blessed. I imagine seeing the arch in front of the green woods, decorated with bright flowers a chandelier hanging, surrounded by our dearest friends, and then my handsome J waiting for me. I picture shaky hands, tear filled eyes, and teary words as we say our vows. I see simple elegance with soft pinks, teal and gold. I picture our unity being intimate in Christ. I envision a day that screams love; through our smiles, our eyes, our words, our family and friends. I envision an abundant amount of love."

Megan want other bride's planning their day to get caught up in it, enjoy it! Don't focus on what other people are doing. "Be consumed by your story, your love, your marriage. Don't worry what other people have done or are doing. This is your moment and it is going to be absolutely beautiful! Choose people in your bridal party who want to celebrate your marriage now and in twenty, thirty, forty years. This is your foundation of support for the future. Do not stress the small moments or hurt feelings, because ultimately it is your day and you should enjoy every moment of it from the engagement to the wedding day. This is such a special and exciting time in life; embrace, indulge, and be consumed in YOUR wedding, your love for one another, and your marriage. Your wedding is going to be a dream."

Megan's Vendors:
Videography: Slow Fade Weddings
Photography: Patricia P Photography
Venue: Private Residence
DJ: Banks Entertainment
Hair: Joanie Andoe, Andoe Salon
Make Up: Faccia Bella
Rentals: Party Perfect Event Rentals
Margarita Machines: Frozen Drinks R Us
Caterer: Denise Mann
Cake: Mendy Sparks

Hunter {+} Tara | Oklahoma City Wedding Video | Civic Center Hall of Mirrors

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Hunter & Tara were married on June 17, 2017 at the Civic Center Hall of Mirrors in dowtown Oklahoma City. Their wedding was a super fun celebration filled with so much dancing!

Hunter and Tara met in a college algebra class in 2013. Hunter was a college freshman, but Tara was still in high school. They really clicked and fell in love because of their personalities, and the similarities they share.

To propose, Hunter took Tara to Melting Pot in Bricktown, in December 2014.

Tara wanted a fun, exciting and emotional day that was inspired by their love for each other. She used grey, silver and tiffany blue hues in her decor. Everything came out very sophisticated.

Tara's Vendors:
Videography: Slow Fade Weddings 
Photography: Josh Fisher Photography
Venue: Civic Center Hall of Mirrors
Caterer: Abbey Road Catering
Cake: Susie Phillips
DJ: DJ Connection
Photobooth: Back Drop Entertainment