I remember first meeting with Hannah and her telling us that she really just wanted a simple set of photos since it was going to be a quick little wedding. She was even dabbling with the idea of eloping at the courthouse and postponing the reception. As time crept closer and family started chiming in on preparations I would get messages…telling me how she was getting married in a church and the guest list is growing and they’re putting together a reception, lol. Long story short, it was perfect! She got her small wedding but she had her closest friends and family along with all the right details to tie it together.
I was excited about the wedding from the first time I met her. She had me at “little white dress” ♥ Her BCBG dress is so cute! And Kevin was so handsome in his perfectly matched Calvin Klein linen suit. Hannah paired her little white dress with classic Gianni Bini shoes and pretty pink roses from Furrow Flowers in Guthrie, OK.
Kevin and Hannah were married in their beautiful bright church. But just to the side we all noticed the adorable original chapel. It’s one of those special buildings that give you a warm nostalgic feeling inside. We just had to take photos in front. It was at this point that anyone could see how perfect they are together. They were outside, smiling and laughing together…and it was easily over 100 degrees! They are a wonderful lighthearted couple to know. The photos below were from their first glance ♥
Kevin and Hannah met through her brother-in-law, Cody. These boys both wrestled at OSU and have been good buddies. She was a sophomore in college and Kevin was a grad student, they dated for 3 years before he proposed while they were fishing. Kevin has been coaching in Arkansas at OBU as the head wrestling coach and Hannah has gone back to school for radiography.
It’s hard to believe that Hannah started getting her hair done just 30 minutes prior to pictures! She looked amazing! Incase your curious, the stylist’s name is Crystal McBride and she does hair in a little shop by her house here in Stillwater. I loved how chalkboards were mixed in with the theme. The program was a large black mat board in a frame made by Hannah’s sister Hillary and it was written with a chalk pen – a really neat idea and apparently a lot easier to write with than chalk. They also had a chalk board by the reception. I’m glad that I remembered my own chalkboards to finish off the night :)
Hannah’s family really came together for the reception and with some great DIY ideas to boot! The canopy was made by her dad with 4×4 posts and a large canvas. All the table cloths were made from linen fabric from Hobby Lobby. And I found out that she’s reusing the fabric and turning them into drapes! How resourceful!
Hannah’s mom made all the awesome food herself with a little help from from her aunt, sisters, and cousins. The pretty cake that matched her flowers was made by Stacey Anderson of Guthrie, OK.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Val Gladden, a local talent here in Stillwater, performing at the reception. We’ve seen him at many local venues including an Italian restaurant and wine bar here in town. Later on, Kevin mentioned that Val actually taught him how to play the guitar ;)
I know this post is kinda long, but I couldn’t help but share their wonderful day! Check out more of their photos on their Event Page. Happiest Friday my friends and have a fun weekend!