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After He Proposed, They Literally Sailed Off Into the Sunset

It’s a little ironic that a wedding nearly ruined this Groom’s proposal. Originally planning on taking his Bride for a walk out to a scenic lighthouse, he was forced to stall his plan when the path to the lighthouse was obstructed by a wedding. As soon as it ended, though, the plan was back on and he led his future bride to the lighthouse where he got down on one knee before they literally sailed off into the sunset. See every sweet moment, captured by Sheradee Hurst Photography, in The Vault!


From The Bride…Although Kevin and I had several mutual friends, our paths never crossed until two summers ago. He was interning with a friend of mine at an oil company when they came across my Facebook page. He became very adamant about getting my Snapchat name. She, knowing that I was not interested in a relationship, denied him the information. He decided to take matters into his own hands. He eventually found my username and added me immediately. We began snapchatting, the newest form of communication at the time. After weeks of sending pictures of our daily lives, we decided to go to a movie. We continued to hang out, after all, there were only a few more weeks of summer and life would soon go back to normal. Those few weeks ended, but we weren’t ready to. Going to rival schools, the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, we parted ways for the school year, meeting up on weekends, having daily Skype dates, and very quickly falling for each other. This past year I graduated and began teaching third grade, and impatiently waited for him to get down on one knee, something I had been dreaming of since the very beginning.

As spring break approached, I became very suspicious. I just knew he was going to propose that Friday. Everything was lining up perfectly, until he showed up in sweatpants. I was so disappointed. If it didn’t happen Friday, I couldn’t figure out when it was going to. It was definitely not the following night due to a double date we had planned. Once we arrived to our planned double date, Kevin began walking in the complete opposite direction of the restaurant. Evidently he had no intentions of actually going inside. I insisted that we go check in for our reservation and he finally obliged. After listing every possible name that the reservations could be under, with a line forming behind me, we left. Our friends were running late, but that was nothing out of the ordinary. Kevin decided that we should go walk around the lake to the lighthouse while we waited on them. To his surprise, there was a wedding going on, altering his entire plan. We began aimlessly walking in circles and he became glued to his phone, trying to figure out a quick backup plan. Eventually, the wedding ended and we made our way down the to the lighthouse where he asked me marry him, making me the absolute happiest girl in the world. Just when I thought the moment could not get any better, he pointed across the cove of the lake where a sailboat stood, awaiting us. We sailed around the lake on what could have easily been the coldest and windiest day of the year, drinking champagne, cuddled up in blankets. I could not have asked for a more perfect day in the world.

Kevin is currently finishing up school at Oklahoma State University and will be getting degrees in both mechanical and aerospace engineering. We plan on moving to Edmond, Oklahoma and are ready for whatever life brings. June 10th, 2017 cannot come soon enough!

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Photography: Sheradee Hurst Photography | Location: Corcomroe Abbey

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Colorful + Emotional Fall Farm Wedding

First looks aren’t for every couple, but there’s something so sweet and special about having that first moment just between you and your beloved. This lucky Bride got not one, but two first looks—one with her father and one with her future husband while all four parents looked on. Surrounded by friends and family and beautiful, rustic décor, this special day was all about celebrating this couple’s love. Experience every special moment captured by Sheradee Hurst Photography in THE VAULT!

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From Sheradee Hurst PhotographyThis was one of the most intentional wedding ceremonies I’ve ever photographed. Everything served a purpose, and every detail had a deep meaning. There was no unity candle or sand, instead the couple invited the groom’s grandfather up to say a private prayer with them. It was so touching for over 300 guests to bow their heads and pray for the marriage individually while his grandfather prayed so eloquently that the couple cried.

The groom and groomsmen didn’t wear shoes. The minister spoke during the ceremony of the many instances in the Bible where men remove their shoes when they are on holy ground. He said that this was holy ground, the uniting of two souls in marriage. The bride even took every detail and made it her own. From selecting a bodice and skirt from the same designer to create her own look for her gown to the flowers that she placed on the cake herself. The bride and her dad had a first look, and then all four parents looked on while the couple had their first look. Below are the bride’s comments on why she chose what she did to create a perfectly, lovely day. This wedding photographed so beautifully on film.

From The Bride… From the beginning, Connor and I’s number one priority was that we wanted our wedding to be FUN. We wanted people to have a good time and mean it, not feel the awkward and forced atmosphere that some weddings and receptions can have, we wanted relaxed. We knew we wanted to get married outside in the evening, because we both love and are inspired by nature. I love neutral colors that are found outside, and we really used those to create natural beauty around the party. We both have sort of an eclectic and different style, so we also wanted to incorporate that into the evening, hence the mismatching and random centerpieces of odds and ends we begged for, borrowed, and (maybe) stole from friends and family.

I think our wedding day was special because we really put our hearts into each and every detail. We didn’t obsess over everything of course, but we chose colors and decorations that we liked, and didn’t stress about whether or not they would necessarily go well together. But everything came together so nicely, and I really believe it’s because it was made up of all the things we like.

Connor and I have known each other since we were freshman in high school. We were always present in each other’s lives as friends until the summer after our freshman year of college. We were both home for the summer and began spending a lot of time together. And one day, things between us were just different. It’s like we had always been there for each other and had built this great friendship in preparation for the day when the time was right for us to be more than just friends. Since that summer we’ve spent every day in love. He really is my very best friend and true love.

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Photography: Sheradee Hurst Photography | Cinematography: Stout Multimedia | Floral Design: Oklahoma Flower Market | Wedding Dress: Leanne Marshall | Cake: Homeland | Rings: Mitchener Ferrand | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Catering: C2 Catering | Ties: H&M | Venue: The Red Barn At Waldo's Pond (Waldo's Landing) | Bridal Boutique: Meg Guess Couture | Bridal Boutique - Bridesmaids' Dresses: The Bridal Boutique | Bride + Bridesmaids Jewelry: Camden Beads | Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Gap Kids

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Pretty + Preppy Autumn Garden Wedding

With a subtle splash of prep (hello, navy and white stripes!) and a whole lot of pretty, this Oklahoma City garden wedding is as fresh as the crisp fall air. From the beautiful, cascading florals and the very adorable pup to the Bride and Groom’s emotional first look and the F. Scott Fitzgerald quote that will make your heart melt, this day from Emily Ann Hughes is the perfect combination of casual elegance and traditional beauty. See it all in THE VAULT!

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From Emily Ann Hughes… Teresa and Andrew’s day was absolutely perfect! They had their wedding on a gorgeous fall evening, with the ceremony taking place in a beautiful, intimate garden. They planned so many dreamy details, while still being relaxed and focused on the celebration of their marriage. One of my favorite moments of the day was their first look, which was full of sweet emotions and neither could stop smiling.

Teresa had amazing design and thoughtful details, created by Haleigh with XO Events and Design. She made beautiful, hand lettered signs for the ceremony and reception, as well as stunning place settings and name cards of gold and blue.

The florals by Juniper Designs were to die for. She assembled the perfect, fall color palette with gorgeous autumn blooms. My favorite detail was a canopy of flowers draped over the arbor where Teresa and Andrew said ‘I do.’

Teresa and Andrew are one of the kindest, loving couples I have had the honor of working with. They are an inspiring couple and I am very thankful I was able to be their photographer. Watching them celebrate with all their loved ones was a beautiful event to witness and I couldn’t be happier to have captured this special day for them!

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Photography: Emily Ann Hughes | Event Design: XO Events & Design | Floral Design: Juniper Designs | Wedding Dress: Watters | Cake: Amy Cakes | Invitations: Touie's Design | Bride's Shoes: Tory Burch | Catering: C2 Catering | Hair: Molly McGuire | DJ: Bob Pursell | Venue: Coles Garden | Bridemaids' Makeup: Chelsey Ann | Film Processing: Photovision

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