Faith is like the wind, you cannot see it, but you can feel it. It is a rare instance to find someone with a faith so strong that it seems to be a palpable, living thing - and even more rare when two of these someones find each other in life. But Eric and Emelie did indeed find each other, and their wedding at the Philbrook Museum of Art was a true celebration of their love and devotion, not only to the other, but to God and their families as well.
Emelie’s gown was stunning with long, jeweled sleeves in a vintage shade. She looked every bit the beautiful bride as she was escorted down the aisle by her parents. A full choir burst into song, singing “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee” as Emelie and Eric were pronounced husband and wife by their officiant, who just happened to be Emelie’s father! Their vows were perfectly coordinated with matching bible verses that fit perfectly with their ceremony.
What would a wedding be without cake! Emelie and Eric indulged in 2 cake cuttings: one with a stunning multi-tiered cake complete with sugar flowers, and another with Eric’s cake celebrating his love for the Chicago Cubs.
After all the dancing and celebrating, Emelie and Eric made their way to their getaway limo amidst a shower of confetti and cheers. Our favorite moment was when they stopped and took the time to dole out hugs and whispered words to as many loved ones as they could before they drove off.
"We met at Oklahoma State University in November 2008. Over the next year (2009) we became very close friends, and became officially a couple on January 23rd 2010. Eric and I got engaged on January 23rd 2015… Exactly 5 years to the day that we started dating. He proposed at The Summit Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After that we had a private dinner together, and to my surprise our family and friends were down stairs waiting for us to have a surprise engagement party. It was an amazing night! :)"
Emelie and Eric:
Your strength in your faith and your devotion to one another is on a level to which we should all strive. Your smiling faces and the way that you treasure all of your loved ones that celebrated your day with you is heartwarming and inspiring. Thank you for letting us share your day with you and allowing us to create something that will help you to relive this day over and over again.
Ceremony/Reception: Philbrook Museum of Art || @philbrookmuseum Planner: Farthing Events || @farthingevents Photographer: Traina Photography || @branditraina Florist: The French Bouquet || @thefrenchbouquettulsa Lighting: Integrity Lighting || @integritylighting Interior Plantscaping: Cohlmia’s Rentals: Party Pro || @partyprorents Chairs: ABCO Catering: La Villa (at Philbrook) || @philbrookmuseum Band: Dave and the Wavetones || Cake: All Things Cake ||@allthingscake Choir: Voices of Unity Quartet: Brava Quartet