Jared and Mary Jo met at Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City. They both work there, and are huge sports fans. With so much in common, this was a match made in heaven. On a crisp beautiful Fall day in October, Jared and Mary Jo promised their forever love in front of family and friends. As Mary Jo and her amazing bridesmaids were preparing for the evening, laughs, hugs, and smiles were a constant.
With a beautiful gold sparkly curtain in place and a basket full of props, I knew she had planned a fun evening with her guests.
Oh the excitement. "Look at my dress!!"
Mary Jo and her crew! She was definitely feeling the excitement! There is always an electric buzz on a wedding day. It's hard to describe, and there is no other moment like it.
There was a game that day, so in between getting dressed, Jared and the guys HAD to watch the game!
Beautiful Bridal Photography happening here!
There are many posed photos on a wedding day, but we all love the spontaneous things that happen. The in-between is just as important as the intentional. We had the chance to have a lot of fun with Mary Jo and Jared before their ceremony, but they were waiting to see each other for the first time as she was walking down the aisle.
We have witnessed many gift exchanges between a bride and groom- but nothing like this. Jared made a scrapbook of ALL of the dates they had gone on over the years. From games, to movies, it was all there on the pages, complete with pictures.
Her dad walking her down the aisle, Jared's big smile, standing together as husband and wife. It was such a beautiful ceremony. I loved it when Mary Jo leaned her head on Jared's shoulder. So. Much. Love.
We love the First Dance. With family and friends gathered inside as darkness fell, it was time to cozy up to each other and let the night slowly unfold.
Everyone had a blast, right up until the moment they left. Congratulations Jared and Mary Jo! Cheers to the start of your happily ever after!! #silsbygothope
Venue: Chisholm Springs
Dress: Moliere Bridal
Photography: Leia Smethurst Photography
Table Settings and Decor: Marianne's Rentals
Cake: Stacie's Cakes