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Jamie Jekel Weds Riley Benda | Rustic New Year’s Eve Wedding Captured by Peyton Rainey Photography

by Brides of Oklahoma

What better way to ring in the new year than with a rustic New Year’s Eve wedding at Oklahoma wedding venue Southwind Hills! Jamie and Riley kicked off the year and the next chapter of their lives with an amazing celebration featuring some incredible Oklahoma wedding vendors – we love it! Cheers to the happy couple!

Photos // Peyton Rainey Photography

Jamie was immediately attracted to Riley after seeing his love for Christ shine through his personality. They met after sitting next to each other during service at Life Church Oklahoma City. More than a year later, the couple officially started dating after Jamie returned from living in Europe for six months. Jamie was glad that he was still available when she came home.

On a Tuesday evening, Riley made reservations at a local Italian restaurant. Jamie had just closed on a new house and the couple had talked about how cool it would be if a neighborhood pool would be built. Riley told Jamie that he saw workers in the area near the gazebo and convinced her to go check it out after dinner. After walking up to the gazebo filled with candle lit lanterns, Riley got down on one knee and proposed. The couple’s dog came running towards them along with family and friends to celebrate the engagement.

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