Category Archives: Wedding Highlight

Jason {+} Mary | OKC Wedding Video | Skirvin Hilton Hotel

Jason and Mary were married on July 30th, 2016 at the Skirvin Hilton hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. When we met Mary, we knew this wedding would be amazing. The beauty of the Skirvin is unmatched, and Mary, Jason and their friends and family were so much fun to be around

Jason and Mary met in 2008 while they both worked at Office Depot. Their paths crossed many times, but they never really talked. Mary was drawn to Jason for his warm smile and his charm. Jason couldn't help thinking Mary was cute and he wanted to make a move, but Mary only wanted to be friends. Jason respected that she wanted to be friends and left it at that.

When Mary left Office Depot, she and Jason didn't keep in touch. In 2012, they reconnected on social media and sparked a virtual friendship. Mary thought Jason just wanted to catch up, but Jason wanted to get Mary's number. He told her he didn't want to talk about his employment online!

In September 2012, Jason posted about his participation in Baker St. Idol, a karaoke contest at Baker St. Pub. Mary just had to find out if Jason was as good as he claimed to be! For the next 8 weeks, Mary was a regular at Jason's show.

Mary fell in love with Jason because he always wrapped his love and arms around me despite what life was throwing at me or us as a unit. He was the first man I've dated to challenged me and loved me beyond the stars. He made me feel like a queen even during my bad days. He would chuckle at my not so funny jokes (cliche but it's true). Their love grew when he embraced Mary's Asian culture and wanted to know and understand it more.

After 2 years of dating, things got more serious for Mary and Jason. They began to mature, and they were learning to lean on each other more for support. On August 13th, 2015, Jason told Mary he wanted to take her on a nice date to celebrate their 2.5 year anniversary. Mary agreed, of course! Because it was the first game of the pre-season for Jason's favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys, Mary suggested they eat at Buffalo Wild Wings so he could watch the game. Jason wouldn't have it. So, instead, Mary chose the Cheesecake Factory. During dinner, Jason was paying more attention to his phone than normal, and Mary caught on. Jason just claimed his friends were texting him about the game, but he was really texting their friends and family about the proposal!

After about an hour, Mary was getting frustrated at Jason, and him not paying attention to her. She had finished eating, and he hadn't eaten anything. She was ready to go home, but he insisted they order dessert (to delay their dinner). Not one to normally order dessert, Mary indulged. On the way home, Jason took a detour. She thought it was to avoid traffic, but really it was to stall longer so her friends and family could get set. Jason took another detour to his dad's house, and said he needed to pick up a package. He went inside and returned with a look of shock on his face. He told Mary his dad was very upset and needed to talk to someone, and they needed to go inside. Mary went inside to find her closest friend and family waiting, and Jason proposed. She said yes, of course!

When Mary began to plan their wedding, Mary envisioned a night of elegance and fun. They had family and friends come from all over the world, and wanted to spend a night of love and laughter with all of them. She wanted the decor to be elegant, but not over the top. She selected elegant flowers, subtle up lighting, and floating candles. She wanted a fun atmosphere too, so she made sure to include a great DJ and a fun photo booth!

Mary's advice to brides planning their day is to start early! If time allows, start early so you have time to build a great team around you. A great team (outside your bridal party) will be a HUGE part to making your day great and all you wanted. Remember, it's YOUR DAY! Everyone moves when you say move. You will have pre-created timelines and points to be at or with, however if it doesn't happened on the time you scheduled on, its okay. Its' YOUR DAY! Everyone can wait for the bride! 

We have loved getting to know Jason and Mary, and getting to capture their big day. We hope you enjoy their video!

Mary's Vendors:
Videography: Slow Fade Weddings 
Photography: From Britt's Eye View Photography
Venue & Caterer: Skirvin Hilton Hotel
Coordinator: Leslie Herring Events
DJ: DJ Ryno- Ryan Waldrop
Hair Stylist: Trichology Salon
Make Up Artist: Imogene Dent
Florist: Uptown Grocery
Lighting: PSAV
Cake: Cake Designs By Ty
Dress: David's Bridal
Photo Booth: Smile Time Photo Booth

Jamin {+} Kaylee | OKC Wedding Video | Crossing Community Church

Kaylee and Jamin were married on July 16, 2016 at Crossings Community Church. A reception followed at Southwest Christian University. Jamin and Kaylee had us laughing from the moment we met them. It's so obvious these two have so much fun together, all the time.

Kaylee and Jamin met at Southwest Christian University, but they really became friends on a mission trip to Guatemala. The girls on the trip needed to be accompanied into town by a guy, so when Kaylee went to the market, she took her "bartering buddy" with her, Jamin. 2 years go by and they both were working for Residence Life at Southwest Christian, so they were spending more time together. Kaylee fell in love with Jamin's loving personaility and his ability to make every situation more fun. Jamin was drawn to Kaylee because of her values and what she stood for.

Jamin proposed on October 20, 2015. It was Kaylee's parent's 26th wedding anniversary and Kaylee and her mom planned, cleaned and cooked for their "anniversary party." As it turns out, Jamin set the whole thing up to propose to Kaylee! He took Kaylee into her backyard where all her family and friends were waiting. He read her a poem he had written about wanting to spend their lives together and then popped the question. Of course, she said yes

When Kaylee started planning their wedding, she didn't want to look back in 20 years and ask wonder "What was I thinking?" with her decor and color choices. So, she wanted to choose timeless ideas. In addition to that, she wanted the whole day to be God-honoring and a whole lot of fun!

Kaylee said that she would tell a future bride to find the things that you absolutely cannot compromise on and plan those things first. Then, accommodate the other ideas (and the rest of your budget) around those things. Kaylee also said try to cherish the moments in your engagement!

So many of Jamin and Kaylee's friends and family are so musical! So look for all the special musical moments during the video- there's one in the ceremony, and then her mom sings a song to Kaylee and Jamin during the reception too!

We have loved getting to know Kaylee and Jamin, and getting to capture their big day. We hope you enjoy their video!

Kaylee's Vendors:
Videography: Slow Fade Weddings 
Photography: Smiles Captured by Wendy
Venue: Crossings Community Church
Hair Stylist: Natalie Willard at Thairapy Salon
Caterer: Uptown Grocery
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

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