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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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A Fresh Take on An Industrial Wedding With Serious Pops of Color

I’m never surprised when a graphic designer becomes a bride and her wedding is AMAZING. There’s something about a designer’s knack for aesthetics that always translates to pretty and this day is certainly no exception. It’s a fresh take on the industrial chic style with unexpected moments like ghost chairs for the win. Go see the rehearsal dinner in the gallery, along with every capture by Michelle Boyd.

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From Michelle Boyd PhotographyTaylor and Adam were married on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the historic Hotel Emma in San Antonio. (The hotel building was originally The Pearl Brewery’s Brewhouse, which was built in 1894.) Taylor and Adam have special ties to the hotel because both Adam and the bride’s father contributed to its construction.

For the overall design of the space, we drew inspiration directly from the hotel, which combines old world elegance, and a mix of industrial and modern touches. We brought in luxe, patterned linens from La Tavola and ghost chairs for dining. Sprout designed lush florals (seriously, those bouquets!) which added pops of soft, pretty color throughout the space.

The bride is an incredibly talented graphic designer, and she designed all of the paper goods for the day, which included an illustration of the landmark hotel that they love. (Not to mention letterpress for days, gold edge painting, wax seals, and Frou Frou ribbon to bundle each suite together!) Their day-of paper goods also featured modern, acrylic touches.

The hotel itself has a huge culinary emphasis. One of our favorite details from the evening is the gorgeous marble-clad, fully functioning display kitchen, which we flipped three times to use throughout the night: First for sign-in, then for cocktail hour (the chef prepped and served appetizers from this space!), and finally for an incredible dessert display, complete with three cakes and hundreds of assorted pastries.

Following dinner, toasts, and desserts, The Night Owls opened the dance floor and kept everyone dancing (and singing!) until Taylor and Adam’s sparkler departure. After a quick wardrobe change, they joined the after-party where Matthew Rubio with the Flashdance played to a packed room until the early morning.

Working with Taylor and Adam and their families was a dream. They are kind, talented, and so very in love. So thankful for the incredible team behind this day that pulled together to achieve every thoughtful, beautifully executed detail for this sweet couple.

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Photography: Michelle Boyd Photography | Cinematography: Brittan Pittman | Event Planning + Design: Westcott Weddings | Floral Design: Sprout | Wedding Dress: Anna Maier | Invitations: The Bride | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Nicole Miller | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew | Catering: Hotel Emma | Makeup: Makenzi Laine | Hair: Mindy Orsak | Lighting: Intelligent Lighting Design | Band: The Nightowls | Groom's Attire: Armani Collezioni | Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings | Venue: Hotel Emma | After Party DJ: The FlashDance | After Party Romper: Diane Von Furstenberg | Bridal Luncheon: Hotel Emma | Groom's Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Hat Box: Trousseau & Co | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Lounge Furniture: Loot Vintage Rentals | Photography - Assistance: Jessica Scott | Rehearsal Dinner: Cured | Rentals: Marquee Rents

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You’ll Want to Steal This Bride and Groom’s Sweet Design Ideas

This wedding must have floated off a cloud of cotton candy because it is all things pretty, pink and oh-so-sweet. From the floral Plum Pretty Sugar robes and the Bride’s beautiful off-the-shoulder lace Romona Keveza gown to the reception’s boxwood backdrop and decadent dessert display, this day is an absolute dream. See it all from Amy & Jordan Photography and Amore Films in The Vault!

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From Amy & Jordan PhotographySuch a gorgeous navy and blush wedding. The color scheme was perfection, the florals stunning. The location was pristine, and the night ended with an incredible fireworks show. But that isn’t what stood out most. No.

It was the small frames that lined the table outside the ballroom doors. Silver ones. Gold ones. White ones, too. Inside? Black and white wedding pictures — a few in color — of generations past. Grandparents. Great-grandparents. Their parents and siblings, too. Holding hands, holding each other and holding all the hope in the world. Of a bright future. Of an exciting tomorrow. Of a life. Together (and forever.) That table, without knowing it, held hundreds and hundreds of years of faithfulness and commitment on its shoulders — and stories, oh-so many stories. Some surely told, some surely not. Ups and downs. Sickness and health. Richer and poorer. Each couple transforming as the photographer clicked the shutter, just moments after they said, “I do.” From two into one. That’s what these two inherited. Something far more valuable than mountains of money, lots of land or precious jewels. But a heritage. A legacy of love. Built on a firm foundation and passed from one couple to the next.

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Photography: Amy & Jordan Photography | Cinematography: Amore Films | Coordination: Outstanding Occasions | Floral Design: Flower Studio | Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza | Invitations: Checkerboard | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Catering: McCormick Ranch Golf Club | Hair + Makeup: Top Knot Beauty | Band: Ray the DJ | Groom's Attire: Clavin Klein | Transportation: AZ Limo | Venue: McCormick Ranch Golf Club | Bridal Boutique: Nordstrom Wedding Suite | Dessert: Morsel Confections | Fireworks: Fireworks Productions Of Arizona | Furniture Rentals: Prim Unique Rentals | Linen Rentals: CV Linens | Photo Booth: Snapz Photo Booth | Rental Chairs: Us To U | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Veil: Mariée Bridal

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Just Wait Until You See Their Epic Wedding Send-off

Talk about making an exit, because this couple? They literally flew off into the sunset. That’s right, and if you think that’s good just wait until you see the campsite wedding that happened beforehand. The perfect representation of Southern charm and classic details, we’ve got Rachel Whyte Photography to thank for capturing it all. Fall in love firsthand with every single moment via The Vault!

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From Rachel Whyte PhotographyRachel and Ford’s wedding was one for the books. Their wedding weekend took place at Camp Waldemar in the Texas Hill Country. The venue was absolutely gorgeous and they were blessed with perfect, Texas fall weather. (Not raining and not blazing hot- that’s a major win!) Rachel and Ford are a class act couple and their wedding was a perfect representation of them. Rachel was a radiant, peaceful bride and Ford’s love for her was so evident.

Their ceremony took place in a beautiful stone amphitheater on the banks of the Guadeloupe River, and they said said their vows under a canopy of trees. The reception was held in a large tent on a field and they danced the night away under the stars. Rachel’s Oscar De La Renta gown and their epic helicopter exit were just two of the stunners of their big day. The happy couple was surrounded by hundreds of their closest friends and family and the weekend was filled with love, laughter and happy tears. It was an honor to be a part of such a special event!

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Photography: Rachel Whyte Photography | Cinematography: Sight and Sound Films | Event Planning: Lynn Huntress | Floral Design: Viridian Design Studio | Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Cake: Bird Bakery | Catering: Perini Ranch | Hair + Makeup: Veronica Ibarra | Ceremony and Reception: Camp Waldemar | Reception Band: In10City

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