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.
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