Eric ♥ Laurel | Tulsa Wedding Photography

The First United Methodist Church in Tulsa is one of those churches that you see as your drive through town or even on the freeway in this case and one can only imagine how absolutely beautiful it would be to attend a service there. Well, we didn’t have to imagine and we got the extra treat of attending what I would bet was this church’s wedding of the year. I’m so excited to finally share the story we captured of Eric and Laurel’s wedding beneath the glow of stained glass windows in this magnificent church.

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Eric and Laurel are both missionaries in Ireland. These two wonderful souls, met each other through their mutual friend, Grace, who was one of the bridesmaids at Laurel’s wedding. Eric was looking to go to Ireland to do missions so Grace put both of them in touch. They realized they had so much in common and became fast friends. They definitely had so much love for each other and for the work that they do. Eric worked at Galway church’s worship and outreach while Laurel worked at the An Tobar Nua cafe outreach. Actually, a few weeks later after their wedding they both flew back to Ireland to continue their mission and of course start their new life as newlyweds.

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I love Laurel’s “something blue”! There’s no reason why a bride can’t be comfortable and stylish in a pair of Toms on her wedding day. Oh and how beautiful is Laurel’s veil!? It was lovingly handmade for her by women in India. I love how happy she was when she was getting ready, you can’t help but get all teary-eyed.

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Laurel looked absolutely radiant in her vintage inspired gown by The Savvy Bride of OKC. I love all the lace, the open back, and the sweet bow. Laurel was a promising young gymnast but in December of 2000, she woke up to a strange numbness and was unable to move. After several tests, she was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, a virus that cut cross the middle of her spinal cord and left her unable to move anything below her elbows. It took years and a lot of faith and hard work to get her back on her feet and she gets around now with the help of a leg brace. She’s still in the process of healing and I’m sure in God’s time, she will be be completely healed. I look at her and all I could really see is a strong and kind-hearted woman.

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No standard penny loafers for these guys! They were as comfy as they could be in their black Tom shoes. I love how Eric is such a happy fella. Kind and caring just like Laurel.

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Yup! That’s Eric with a guitar strapped around his shoulder serenading his one and only love! Impromptu ballads aren’t such a surprise to those who know Eric but it sure was a shock to Laurel and the congregation when he picked it up during the ceremony! It was so sweet! ♥

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Congrats Eric & Laurel! We are so honoured to have captured the beginning of your happy-ever-after as newlyweds! You two have a love that no one can break. It was wonderful meeting you and your families. And the support from your church family is something that can’t be substituted. Friends, thank you all for stopping by and make sure to hit ‘Like’ or leave some Love {aka comments} and don’t miss out on the slideshow on their Client Site for more photos. Have an awesome week!

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5 Comments

  1. Wow! The photographs just keep better each time :) Thanks for sharing their story Kristine!!!

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    Sally Shelton

    Exquisite photography, beautiful story. You nailed it. If I had another daughter to marry off, you would be the photographer I would choose!

  3. Thanks Sally! Well if you know any wonderful bride, just pass along our name to them! :)

  4. Thanks Jeff! We always try to do our best. :)

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    Linda Dyson

    We are so pleased with the special memories you captured of our kids wedding! You were great to work with and we will highly recommend you. Blessings! Please come to church with us anytime you would .like!

    Linda

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