Summer & Tayler | A Love filled Wedding at Skiatook Lake
An emotional, wholehearted and stunning wedding at Skiatook Springs near Tulsa, Oklahoma. Summer and Tayler were so in love and extremely happy to be getting married. We felt so welcome all day and it was a joy to be there capturing this amazing day. We had previously taken Summer and Tayler's engagement photos. It was so wonderful to capture from the time she said yes all the way to the dress. We loved getting to know this fantastic couple and they truly made us feel at home.
Summer is the oldest of 3 sisters and she is definitely Daddy's little girl. The first look with her Dad was so emotional. They both broke down and you could see the joy in their faces. The entire team choked up at all these beautiful moments. Summer looked stunning. She wore a gorgeous white wedding down, with a sweetheart neckline. It was the type of dress you can imagine she dreamed of wearing ever since she was a little girl. She and her bridesmaids had the most wonderful time in the prep area, getting ready for the amazing day ahead. Her bridesmaids wore the most beautiful dresses, all in different shades of purple and lilac. Summer's Mom helped her with her necklace to complete her look, before sharing a lovely hug and embrace.
Tayler looked happy and relaxed as he got ready. He wore a stunning blue suit complete with brown brogues and an amazing watch. You could see how excited he was for the day. We joked about him bursting out of his suit because of how in shape he was; he looked fantastic.
There were no hiccups throughout the day. Everything ran smoothly and it was the most gorgeous day. You could see the true beauty of the springs; it was an idyllic location for a wedding and the views were breathtaking. They matched the fall colors beautifully for their theme and the whole venue was simply gorgeous. Before the ceremony, Summer and Tayler stood either side of a doorway, holding hands, and read letters from one another. They both were very emotional in this moment and you could see the love between them. We couldn't wait to see this gorgeous couple get married.
The ceremony was beautiful. The sun gently shone through the trees. Summer and her Father crossed the bridge and made their way to the altar. Tayler had the biggest smile on his face when he saw his bride, who had the same look of elation on her face too. They lit a candle, read vows and said 'I do'. After sealing the deal with a romantic kiss, Summer and Tayler walked back down the aisle as Mr and Mrs.
After the ceremony, we captured the most gorgeous shots of the families, including one of the wedding rings of three generations. Then we took the bride and groom away to get their couples portraits. It is always such an honor to capture these moments and you could see just how much love they had for one another. Summer sat on the swing as Tayler stood beside her. The couples portraits allow the couples to take a moment for themselves and take in the magical day.
Summer and Tayler walked down the grand wooden staircase into their reception. There were amazing toasts and dancing into the night. The dance floor reflected the word 'Love', that was lit up at the back of the room. Everyone had the most fantastic time, dancing, drinking and laughing the whole night through. The cake was cut and the garter was thrown into the crowd. The night grew louder and merrier. Tayler was part of a fraternity at one point and the old group were all chanting and swaying. They lifted him up and at one point we got inside the circle which was a really fun shot.
Friends and family blew bubbles at the couple as they left the reception. Summer and Tayler climbed into the wedding car and set off to enjoy their new life together as husband and wife, after what had been a magical day.
I really hope you guys have an incredible start to this new journey in your life. Keep us in mind if you want us to document anything else because it was such a pleasure and joy to work with you guys, capturing your engagement photos and wedding photos. We were really happy you guys invited us along on this ride with you.