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Downtown Oklahoma City Elopement | Kelli + Tony

October 22, 2021

If you love a unique Oklahoma City elopement filled with fun locations, you will love Kelli and Tony’s elopement! These two wanted to do things totally differently and wanted a simple and intimate day. But they didn’t just want it to be a quick elopement – they wanted to take the day for portraits! I always tell my couples that they can make the wedding day whatever they want. So if that means going to multiple spots for pictures, I’m in!

Kelli and Tony wanted to go to some of their favorite spots in downtown Oklahoma City, and I was down for the adventure. These two have known each other for many years and started dating in 2018. Tony proposed at home, and it was a complete surprise. As soon as they got engaged, they knew they wanted to keep it small and elope.

Getting Ready Together at Colcord Hotel

We started out at the Colcord Hotel where the two got dressed and ready together. When I arrived, they were both so excited, but a little bit nervous! So they had reruns of The Office on to help ease the nerves. The Office is one of their favorite TV shows, and Kelli told me that it helps them relax and laugh together. It was such a beautiful morning, and the two just enjoyed getting ready together.

For their ceremony location, the two wanted to be married in a pretty unique spot in OKC: the library! They were unsure if the library would let them get married there since it had never happened there before. But the staff at Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library were so excited! They kept their elopement very intimate, with just their immediate families present as their witnesses. It was perfectly them!

Since Kelli and Tony had me for six hours, we got to go to all their favorite spots! They wanted urban city vibes, so I helped create a timeline with fun activities for them to explore together. It rained the entire day of their wedding, but we made the best of it with some of my backup plans!

Elopement Portraits Around Downtown OKC

After their ceremony, we visited the OKC Museum of Art. Kelli loves the Dale Chihuly exhibits, and I am so glad we added this to the list for photos! The incredible glass art made for the most amazing pictures, which are some of my favorite from the whole day.

Next, we headed to Bar Arboloda — a cute, cozy little bar downtown. We ordered some french fries and their favorite cocktails and toasted the newlyweds. I mean, does it get any cuter than toasting with bubbly and fries?

The rain let up for us a little bit, so I decided to take them to one of my favorite views of the city. I had champagne and glasses ready for a sweet toast overlooking the city, and I’m so glad the rain let up! The rain stopped, the city was quiet, and we had the rooftop all to ourselves for these two to soak up their day, toast each other, and enjoy the view together. And, of course, we got some of the most delightful pictures!

As the sun started to set, we headed to their dinner at The Jones Assembly. Their closest family members joined and enjoyed celebrating the couple. It was the perfect way to end a perfect elopement. They got to relax, sit back, and spend time with their loved ones.

Planning Your Oklahoma City Elopement

When you add more photography time to your elopement, you get a much more relaxed experience. We can really take our time, walk around, and just let you two enjoy it all. This sweet couple was able to really take the day in and not feel rushed.

As your photographer, I will help you plan the perfect day and create a timeline that lets us get as many pictures as you want! For Kelli and Tony, photography was the most important aspect of their day. They knew how valuable these photos would be and how they could cherish and remember this day for years to come. We got to take time walking around Oklahoma City and make every little detail all about them! As you plan your downtown Oklahoma City elopement, I would love to learn all about it! Elopements in OKC are so much fun, and I would love to capture this incredible day for you.

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Vendors:

Getting Ready Hotel: Colcord Hotel
Ceremony: Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library
After Ceremony Bar: Bar Arbolada
Portrait Location: OKC Museum of Art
Elopement Dinner: The Jones Assembly

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So much creativity! Brilliant work all around.

That first image took my breath away….the light….the warmth….the love and connection between these two..beautiful!

I’m obsessed with your artsy shots! Sooooo cool! Downtown Oklahoma City looks like a fun location for an elopement!

I absolutely love that they eloped in a library! That is what elopements are all about and I’m glad that they found the perfect location to get married that was the most them! Great job !

OKKKKKKK, I am HERE for this! Your work is so incredibly dreamy 🙂

Yeeeesssss! City elopements are SO underrated, yet so special. I wish more couples would elope in a city, whether it’s one they’ve known and loved forever or one that’s a totally new adventure for them!

These are stunning. I particularly love the lighting you were able to capture, the reflections that bathed them in multiple colors. Truly wonderful and makes me so happy for this couple. Awesome job!

I LOVEE that they got married at a library and then went to an art museum??? your photos are absolutely gorgeous. I love your documentary style. Also that photo of the dress 😍😍

Thank you SO much! RIGHT?? They had so many fun ideas and I love that we made the art museum happen!

This is sooooo cool! I love when wedding couples include cityscapes in their day. The art gallery is such a neat idea!

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