Category Archives: Wedding Highlight

Daniel {+} Morgan | OKC Wedding Video | Boathouse District

Daniel and Morgan were married June 5, 2016 in the boathouse district in Downtown Oklahoma City. Daniel and Morgan are such a sweet, god centered couple, and we had a blast working with them.

Morgan and Daniel met at a community group through their church. Morgan says that if their church didn't have the community fellowship they have, she and Daniel wouldn't be where they are today. Morgan said that as their relationship went on, they both realized that they were both romantics, Christ-centered, persevering, hard working, people serving, and that their love would never end.

Daniel proposed by tricking Morgan into coming to his office. When she arrived she was totally surprised because the building was lined with lights that created a pathway that led straight to Daniel. She found him at the end of the path playing a song he wrote for her. After he finished playing the song, he got down on one knee and proposed. She was so overwhelmed with the beautiful details, she didn't even notice at first! But, she said yes, and they went out to celebrate with family and friends after.

When Morgan and Daniel started planning their wedding, they wanted to combine their stylistic upbringings. Daniel was raised in the city, and Morgan was raised in a small town. So they wanted to combine the modern, clean lines of the boathouses with rustic colors and shapes of nature and the woods. They were inspired by bold colors, beautiful architecture and Oklahoma's natural beauty.

Morgan's advice to future brides is to remember that the marriage is what your wedding day is about, not the flowers and food. Invest more time and money into your marriage than your wedding.

Be sure to look for the amazing aerial views of the river and the boathouses, and also for Daniel's killer dance moves!

We absolutely loved capturing all the moments of Morgan and Daniel's day, and we hope you love their video.

Morgan's Vendors:
Videography: Slow Fade Weddings
Photography: Carsyn Abrams
Ceremony Venue: CHK Boathouse
Reception Venue: Devon Boathouse
Hair and Makeup: Natasha Shipley Artistry
DJ: Snap and Spin
Lighting: IES
Florist: Oklahoma Flower Market
Bridal Store: Meg Guess Couture

Austin {+} Julie| OKC Wedding Video | Petroleum Club

Austin and Julie were married on June 11, 2016 at First Church in Downtown Oklahoma City. Their reception was at the Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City. When we met Julie and Austin, we knew this wedding would be one for the books. They both has so much style! And we could just tell how much they loved each other.

Julie and Austin were introduced by Julie's "Little" in her sorority, Madison. Julie needed a date for the spring formal in 2014. Austin was in Madison's sociology class. Madison gave Julie's number to Austin, and they started texting and making plans for the formal. (There might have been some Facebook stalking too!) When Austin finally met Julie for the first time the night of the formal, he knew he wanted to spend more time with her. They talked non-stop on the way to the formal, and by the time they arrived, Julie knew Austin was special. For two weeks, they spent a lot of time studying and hanging out. Austin knew he couldn't let Julie go, so he took her on a date and he asked her to be his girlfriend. Julie and Austin really bonded over their passion for Soonerthon, benefitting Oklahoma City Children's Hospital. Austin proposed by at Vast, on the 49th floor of the Devon town in downtown Oklahoma City. After Julie said yes, Austin had 50 friends and family waiting to celebrate with them at Julie's parent's house.

When Julie started planning their wedding, she started with her flowers. She picked her favorite ones, and then built the rest of her day around that. She wanted the day to be passionate, blissful and romantic. She was inspired by Kate Spade and used stripes and pinks, but also wanted dark red and gold mixed in for a timeless feel.

Julie's advice to future brides would be to hire a planner and know how to use spreadsheets! She and her planner had a Google Doc they shared that covered her budget, guest tracker, and ALL her details. Organization is key! Julie said "don't be afraid to meet with as many vendors as you need to. Compare prices and make sure your personalities mesh well!"

Don't miss Austin's adorable reaction when he sees Julie for the first time as she's coming down the aisle. Talk about a man in love, he couldn't take his eyes off of her all day. They also had a live band at the reception- what a treat! Keep an eye out for the pink, sparkly guitar!

We absolutely loved capturing all the moments of Julie and Austin's day, and we hope you love their video.

Julie's Vendors:
Videography: Slow Fade Weddings
Photography: Jessica Elle Photography
Ceremony Venue: First Church
Reception Venue: Petroleum Club
Coordinator: The Wedding Smith
Hair Stylist: Blo
Rentals: Factor 11o
Vintage Rental: Ruby's Vintage Rentals
Caterer: Petroleum Club
Photobooth: 405 Photobooths
Cake: Amy Cakes
Band/Lighting: Life of the Party
Jewelry: Kendra Scott
Florist: Birdie Blooms
Bridal Store: RL Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Prim

 

Michael {+} Stephanie | OKC Wedding Video | IAO Art Gallery

Stephanie {+} Michael | OKC Wedding Video | IAO on Film Row from Slow Fade Media and Weddings on Vimeo.

We got to shoot Stephanie and Michael's big day on June 4th at the IAO Art Gallery in Oklahoma City. Stephanie was so fun to work with from the very beginning. She was just glowing and so happy all the time, and her love for Michael was obvious.

Stephanie and Michael met at a party with friends. They started talking and hanging out, and became best friends very fast. Stephanie says they fell in love with each others ambition and love for Michael's daughter, Haley. (Check her out in the video, she's so adorable!) Michael proposed by putting Stephanie's beautiful ring in her stocking on Christmas Morning in 2014.

When planning their special day, Stephanie and Michael envisioned a relaxed, romantic fun atmosphere that celebrated their true love. And FUN is definitely how we would describe her reception! Between the dancing, the photo booth, the pizza and the dessert bar, how could you not have the time of your life?

Stephanie's advice to other brides would be to relinquish control and delegate! And download the WeddingWire checklist EARLY! "Find a package. Don't pass those up! They may seem expensive, but DIY is a lot of work and it all adds up in the end."

Don't miss Hayley cutting it up on the dance floor in this video, that girl can DANCE! Also, the OKC ProAM bike race was happening on the day of their wedding, so look for the bikes in the background of a lot of their outside shots.

We adored capturing every moment of Stephanie and Michael's day, and we hope you love their video!

Stephanie's Vendors:
Videography: Slow Fade Weddings 
Photography: Kate Lane Photography
Venue: IAO Art Gallery
Coordinator: Amy Ray Events
Make Up: Britani Batchelder
Rental Company: 110 Events
Caterer: Joey's Pizzeria
Photo Booth: Zoomed In Photobooths

Michael and Stephanie's Feature is here:

Justin {+} Melissa | OKC Wedding Video | New Church

We shot Justin & Melissa's wedding on June 3rd at New Church in Oklahoma City. From the moment we met this couple, we knew it would be a great wedding. They are so well suited for each other, and just generally fun to be around.

Melissa and Justin have known each other since elementary school, their sisters are good friends! But they never talked until their senior year of high school. Melissa made Justin's locker sign that year, and they started talking more and more. The rest is history. You can see more of their love story here.

Melissa envisioned a day that reflected their joy, commitment and love for each other. She wanted to keep things simple, vintage and rustic, and she absolutely succeeded!

Melissa's advice for other brides-to-be is not to stress so much. "Just remember, at the end of the day, you'll still be married and that's all that matters. The wedding is just one day, your marriage is forever."

A couple of fun things to watch for in the video are the Bride and Father Dance and the Garter Toss. For the Garter Toss, Justin stretched the garter around a football and threw it into the crowd of guys. We had never seen that done before, and thought is was a great idea that suited them perfectly. For the Bride and Father dance, Melissa and her dad brought out a big surprise as a record scratch transitioned from your typical slow dance to a mix of up beat dance themes. It was so much fun watching Father and Daughter dance to the Wobble. We loved capturing every moment of their wonderful day, and we hope you enjoy the video!

Melissa's Vendors:
Video: Slow Fade Weddings
Photo: Sarah Libby Photography
Ceremony Venue: New Church
Reception Venue: Fraternal Order of Police (for members only)
Flowers: Morrision's
DJ & Lighting: Sound By Scott
Caterer: Interurban
Cake: Carlye Carter
Wedding Favors: Koozies from Transcript Press