Classy Summer Wedding, Downtown Tulsa

Hannah and Levi’s elegant, classy wedding took place at the Holy Family Cathedral with reception following at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in Tulsa, OK. The bride and groom decided to see each other before the wedding for a private “first look” and Hannah told me that day she was so glad they decided to do pictures together before the wedding. For her, it helped get the nerves out, but it also made sense because it would be dark after the 7:00 ceremony was over, and we wouldn’t have been able to get these beautiful outdoor pictures. August 8th was a very hot day, but we moved quickly and stayed mostly in the shade for the pre-wedding pictures. (Also had plenty of water handy) The ceremony was just awesome, with a range of emotion from laughter to tears, it was a beautiful ceremony in an amazing church. The reception was a fun celebration, tastefully decorated. Many professionals contributed to this special wedding, and I’ve listed their names at the end of this post. On a personal note: I first got to know Hannah in 2004, when she and some of her friends (a couple of the bridesmaids) were in a discipleship group that I helped lead. Eleven years later, these cute Jr High girls I knew are all grown up, and it’s so rewarding to get to be a part of their most special days. So glad Hannah and Levi met on that mission trip and now are walking through life together to love and support one another! Here’s a preview of the wedding day images.

 As I looked through all the pictures I thought Hannah looks like her pretty momma!

Many thanks to Jake Duncan for photographing the guys getting ready.  Looks like these boys had some personality!

Two pictures below of Levi waiting for his bride, shot by Jake Duncan.

Picture below on the left by Jake Duncan.

Loved these pictures below of Levi’s expression (by Jake Duncan)

Holy Family Cathedral in the background.

Back to the hotel to cool off for a bit, and grab a picture with the wedding party before heading over to the church!

Just the cutest little ringer bearers and flower girl!

Sibling love

Full church, shot below by Jake Duncan.

Bride and dad waiting, shots by Jake Duncan.

Love getting to see all the smiling faces looking at bride and dad. Shot by Jake Duncan.

Shot below on the left (from balcony) by Jake Duncan.

Beautiful voices singing from the balcony. Photo by Jake Duncan.

Loved this shot of the bride and groom entering reception, taken by Jake Duncan.

Picture below on the left by Jake Duncan.

I always love the “anniversary dance.” This couple had been married the longest.

So fun to see the bride’s grandparents dance together!

Florist: The Garden Party
Caterer: Lady Fingers
Cake: Ann’s Bakery
Hair Stylist: Kelsey Kruse
DJ: DJ Connections