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!
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
Cake: Cake Designs By Ty
Dress: David's Bridal
Photo Booth: Smile Time Photo Booth