When Grace Lebeda and Austin Jones first met while working together on a group project at Oklahoma State University, they would have never guessed a few years down the line they would be tying the knot! Their late May wedding at Eight Ten Ranch & Cattle Co. was all things simple, romantic, and natural with a calming and clean color palette of white, sage and navy. Every day for a week leading up to the affair, it poured rain. The sky they woke up to on their wedding morning was sunny with hardly a cloud in sight – perfect weather for their outdoor ceremony! Chelsea Littleton Photography made sure to document some of their sweetest moments before and after “I do,” even capturing detail shots of Grace’s white Bible that accompanied her grandmother, mom, and sister down the aisle years before – even more sentimental given that Grace’s grandmother was unable to attend their wedding. Her grandma also made two pearl bracelets out of the one she wore on her own wedding day for Grace and her sister to wear at theirs. This made for an extra special moment as Grace’s mother put it on her while getting ready.
Of all the sweet moments throughout their big day, though, the bride says her favorite memory was her first look with her soon-to-be groom. “Our first look was by far my favorite memory of our day!” says Grace. “Austin and I had decided to write love letters to each other and read them during our first look. I wrote something short and sappy, while Austin wrote a long and beautiful note that he wasn’t able to read out loud because he was choked up. It is something that I will always remember and will keep forever!” The two said “I do,” and as the sun went down in the sky, their love was only just getting started! A dreamy reception decorated with pieces from Party Perfect Event Rental + Design swept guests away while keeping their down-to-earth vibe at its core. The day also fell on groom Austin’s birthday, so the cake was even more necessary for this affair as their entire reception sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to him! Not a detail was out of place in Grace and Austin’s big day. Read on for a special note from the bride about her and her groom’s dream wedding maker and what set them apart from the rest! Cheers to Mr. and Mrs. Jones!
Grace and Austin’s Dream Wedding Maker:
“It’s so hard to choose just one vendor because they truly were all amazing! Chelsea Littleton was beyond exceptional as our photographer and I’m so thankful she was able to capture our big day. She has such an eye for the small details that would often be missed. She made sure we stayed (mostly) on schedule during all of our pictures, never faltered when someone was missing, and made the stress of taking thousands of pictures bearable.”
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