After meeting in fifth grade, Caitlyn and Austin wanted their Oklahoma wedding to be full of sentimental details, centered around family and the long history they share. The natural first step was choosing the groom’s family home as their venue for an intimate and laid-back ceremony. The bride wore her grandmother’s jewelry that inspired her custom-made engagement ring and the groom built the ceremony arch with wood found on the land, completed with a macramé backdrop by Ivy Wool. From the invitations by Unica Forma to the floral design by Cactus Hill Flower Company, a crisp and moody autumnal color palette completed the ethereal but relaxed vibe. Photographer Abby Roses captured the couple’s first look in a quiet moment before the ceremony and a stunning sunset as this romantic day wound down.
Caitlyn and Austin
Private Residence, Oklahoma
The single most important thing to us on our wedding day (other than ending up married of course!) was to be surrounded by our families and friends. We wanted our day to feel intimate and ethereal, yet relaxed and chill, to celebrate not only us, but everyone who helped get us to that moment!
We were both nervous to be in front of a crowd, so we knew that seeing each other would be calming and let us truly immerse ourselves in the day and enjoy it. It was the most intimate moment of shaking, laughing and talking about what had happened already that day. It was fun to get lost in that moment!
Our day was so family centered! We honestly could not have done it without all their help. My aunt, uncle and cousins offered to cook and serve all our food. Austin‘s uncle officiated our ceremony and I wore jewelry that my grandmother had given me just a few months before she passed away (including the center stone Austin designed my engagement ring around!). Austin handmade the arch we were married under. He found the wood on their land, cut it and fabricated it to place our macrame hanger and flowers on. It was perfectly us!
If you ask Austin what the most special part of the day was he would say being married at home on the land he grew up on. His one request was to be married there so it was so special that we were able to turn that in to reality. It allowed us to each get ready with our best friends in our own homes, and we will be able to go back to that spot forever knowing it was where we were married.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Abby Roses Photography
Floral Design – Cactus Hill Flower Company
Cake – Sugarica
Videography – Lume Videography
Invitations – Unica Forma
Wedding Dress – Maggie Sottero
Rentals – Party Perfect Event Rental
Macrame Backdrop – Ivy Wool
Congratulations to Caitlyn and Austin on their sentimental family-filled day, and special thanks to Abby Rose Photography for sharing these lovely images with Junebug! For more backyard wedding inspiration, check out this moody fairytale wedding in Southlake, Texas!