Wednesday, October 28, 2009

When everything goes right...

Tiffany Swyden and Jerrod Lack
August 14, 2009

Weddings are fun. Some weddings are just crazy fun. This was one of those. During the course of most weddings there will be a few bumps that my crew and I work to take care of, making sure that the guests and hosts are none the wiser, but Tiffany and Jerrod's day was perfect. I mean down to being able to slip out and take food and a bottle of champagne to their hotel room smooth.

This classic Chevy picked the couple up at the church and delivered them safely to the reception at the Civic Center's Hall of Mirrors.

Heading up the stairs to make their grand entrance to the reception, photographer Aaron Snow is a master at catching intimate moments and unexpected shots.

The grooms cake. Dentures for the future Dr. Jarrod Lack, DDS!

Serious party. Seriously.

Tiffany and Jarrod left the reception in style in a pedicab I flagged down in Bricktown 20 minutes earlier.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Brandy Semore and Dylan Goodwin
April 2009
Petroleum Club, Oklahoma City

Brandy and Dylan were and are exceptional. She, so elegant and sure of herself - He, truly thoughtful and perceptive.

Brandy was in LOVE with the West view from the 36th floor. Unfortunately, at the rehearsal we discovered that the ceremony time caught the sun just before (instead of after) sunset. The light was literally blinding to the seated guests. Although her mother and I did our best to convince Brandy that changing the orientation of the room to face the North would be a worthy option- she persisted. Well... Brandy was right. On the day of her wedding the skies were unsettled. Mostly sunny gave way to partly cloudy which gave way (30 minutes prior to the ceremony) to the most amazing line of thunderstorms rolling in from Western Oklahoma. We were treated to a background of wildly streaking lightning- bright white against a cornflower blue sky and cotton candy cumulus clouds.

Once retiring to the reception, guests had a view from North, through West to South, as a continuous light show provided as much beauty as the elegant 35th floor ballroom!

Guests danced the night away before sending Brandy and Dylan off into the night through a waving sea of sparklers (this is where I simply must interject that I detest sparkler exits- If I'm planning your wedding, and you REALLY want one, I'll do it, but just know that I detest them and I've got umpteen work outfits with burn holes in them to prove it)(okay back to the story). Thankfully the rain made its exit just before the guests made theirs!

Thanks to Tammy Odell for the beautiful photos.

And... a great big congratulations to Brandy and Dylan who will welcome a little Goodwin next summer!