Cody and Adrienne’s wedding was AMAZING. I’ve shot a handful of weddings at the Oklahoma City Civic Center and I’ve never seen it transformed to look as gorgeous as it did. Emerson Events did an incredible job bringing Adrienne’s vision to life. And the poinsettia backdrop at Christ the King Church in Nichol’s Hills…stunning. If you’re going to have a Christmas-y backdrop, that’s what you want. Cody and Adrienne met at work here in OKC. As soon as they got engaged, the settled on a New Years Eve wedding downtown! The art deco, glam theme was pulled off beautifully and tastefully (I mean, those bridesmaid dresses!). I was a little afraid of the chaos that was going to entail, because not only was the wedding taking place downtown on NYE, but the lawn of the venue also happened to be where Oklahoma City decided to host the New Years Eve Ball Drop, live music, and fireworks. Streets surrounding the area were going to be blocked off, special requirements were having to be put in place to keep out wedding crashers (which was attempted), and parking lots had to be rented out to ensure that wedding guests wouldn’t have to walk too far in the 20 degree temps. Despite all of this, the entire day went off without a hitch. It was flawless.
Speaking of chaos though, this was quite a unique wedding situation. Adrienne, the bride, is a dear friend of mine from college. When she got engaged, I was honored to accept her request to be a bridesmaid. And then she asked me if I would be her photographer as well. Wow! I was totally honored and totally freaked out. I wasn’t sure how I was going to pull it off initially, but I love photographing friends so I was determined to find a way to make it happen. With the remarkable help of Oh My Dear Photography, Angie Webb Photography, and my wonderful Husband who filled my role of first shooter during the ceremony, we managed to pull it off. Surprisingly, the day of I wasn’t as stressed as I thought I would be, considering my role. I couldn’t be more touched that Adrienne asked me to play such a significant role (times two) in her wedding day.