Rolling hills, gorgeous views, and rustic country vibes are all descriptive words I would totally use for Melody & Ricky's wedding out at The Rustic Pearl venue in Stilwell, OK.
It was a clear, albeit cloudy day, when I drove out into the Oklahoma countryside and way up this steep hill to get to the venue's gravel parking lot. Immediately you are welcomed with amazing views of the land as far as the eye can see, all across the horizon. Just as I was parking, the rest of the bridal party and family were too.
Hugs all around as the girls shuffled on in to start their hair & makeup. I started with the usual expected photos: bride & bridesmaids getting ready, groom & groomsmen getting ready, and of course detail shots of the venue/ring/bouquet/shoes/dress. There were sweet moments when Melody's mom would help put on her jewelry for the day, and her twin sister helping her with her shoes.
The rest of the day goes so smoothly as we progress with photos of: the bridal party, the first look, the ceremony, the family photos, all the important first dances plus the cake cutting. As we neared the time for the *fake* grand exit, I remembered that they had wanted sparklers and fireworks. We totally nailed the shots we wanted and they instantly became some of my favorite photos! The party wasn't over though, as we all headed on in and danced the rest of the night away!