Tori & Chase | A Magical Wedding at the Flying M Ranch
Tori and Chase celebrated their magical wedding at the Flying M Ranch, Inola, Oklahoma. It was an incredible, emotional and beautiful day. I felt like I clicked instantly with this couple and it was a joy to capture this wonderful day. We were fortunate enough to photograph and video the day for Tori and Chase. We shared so much laughter, including a lot of Talladega night jokes! We previously shot Tori's brother's wedding, so it was an honor to spend time with this family again.
Tori was a beautiful bride. She wore a stunning, floor-length, mermaid style dress that suited her perfectly. To complete her beautiful look, she wore brown cowboy boots which were perfect for the wedding. Tori's bridesmaids helped her get ready and looked gorgeous in their light blue, knee length dresses.
Chase smiled as he got ready for the day ahead. He looked extremely smart and handsome in his suit, completed with a blue bow tie to match the bridesmaids. His groomsmens wore matching ties too, and brown braces that looked dashing.
We captured the most gorgeous shots of the first look between Tori and Chase and also Tori and her brother. Both men looked overjoyed to see Tori, who looked radiant in her wedding gown and stunning veil. Tori's hair was beautifully done in an updo with wisps of hair gently falling at the front. It is always emotional capturing the first look moments and this was no exception.
The weather was perfect for the ceremony. The outdoor wedding was blessed with stunning natural lighting, gorgeous clouds and a light breeze. It felt like we were in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful trees. With the breathtaking views in the background, we captured the most gorgeous couples portraits before the ceremony. One of the trees had previously been struck by lightning, so we captured some stunning shots of the couple look through the split bark.
It was soon time for the highly anticipated moment; the ceremony. The bridesmaids made their way down the aisle from the barn, followed by the gorgeous bride. Chase looked overwhelmed to see Tori walking towards him. You could see the love and excitement between the two of them, as they met at the stunning altar, that was decorated with hanging whites flowers and gorgeous lights. The happy couple said the special words and read the most heartwarming letters to one another. And with that, they were pronounced husband and wife. It is always wonderful to capture the elation on a couples face as they walk back down the aisle as a newly married couple.
As the sun set, the couple were warmly welcomed into their reception. The venue was stunning. The grand, wooden barn had a large wagon wheel adorned on the front and inside was decorated beautifully. There were a number of fantastic toasts, before the couple took part in wonderful traditions, like the garter and bouquet toss. The bouquet landed on display at the back and in a hilarious moment, the bridesmaids dashed towards it and had to fight to get it down. It was a wild night. There was plenty of dancing and the guests enjoyed the photo booth; posing with mini cowboy hats and moustaches. At the end of the night, Tori and Chase left to a gorgeous sparkler exit and treated everyone with the most amazing fireworks display. It was an amazing and romantic way to round of what had been a fantastic wedding day.
It was an honor to capture your wedding day. You guys were amazing. You chose an incredibly beautiful venue. I loved hanging out with you guys and I wish you all the best. Congratulations Tori and Chase.
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