Real Weddings: Rhianna & Todd
Rhianna & Todd’s Wedding Day!
Do you ever meet people that you just KNOW are your people? When Tabor and I met Todd and Rhianna at the Springs open house last summer, we KNEW that we wanted to be a part of their wedding. Their day was filled with sentimental details and surprises, and certainly made for a STUNNING wedding day!
Hey, you know I’ll always be up for a chance to pop some champagne 😉
It was such a treat to photograph Rhianna getting ready with the help of her mom and friends.
Todd was able to get dressed upstairs with his friends. We loved these cuff links!
Rhianna had tricks up her sleeves, and planned a first look…..between Todd and his best friend! Todd thought we were getting ready to see his bride for the first time, when in all actuality, he turned around to see his best man in a wedding gown! What a shock!
And THIS moment made ME tear up. Cannon is Rhianna’s (almost) eight year-old son. His reaction was priceless!
To say that Todd and Rhianna love showering each other with surprises is an understatement! There were gifts to go around! Even Cannon got a special pocket knife as a gift from Todd.
These were super special– Cannon walked his mom down the aisle! The entire time they were walking down, it hit me. Most of the time, a mother supports her kiddos, but then there’s also a special time when a mother needs support FROM her kiddos!
And here it is, the moment they said their vows and pledged their forevers to each other and to Cannon.
Let’s not forget the value in the friendships within the wedding party. So much love and support from these guys, who made sure Todd and Rhianna had an amazing evening!
You would have never guessed that it was THE most humid day in June. Todd and Rhianna spent a few minutes walking around the grounds as we photographed the two of them.
Sunset over the lake? OKAY!!
First dances, marriage license, sharing a cake…those were just SOME of the festivities that took place on Saturday!
We loved the speeches that took place. Todd’s best man stood up there and reminisced on the speech that TODD gave at his wedding 20 years ago. What a friendship! Rhianna’s bridesmaids gave a collected speech, congratulating them on the relationship and the years ahead.
And as if we needed another reason to get teary-eyed, Rhianna and Todd shared a mother/son dance (cue the tears).
And if you weren’t already emotionally on edge, Rhianna and Todd decided to NOT have a traditional bouquet-toss. Instead, they decided to gift a lucky guest with a pre-paid adopted pet! Whoever caught the stuffed dog got to choose their fur baby from Skiatook Paws and Claws! Everyone was ready to catch the stuffed dog!
And then in the middle of the reception, we look out and see a sky that can only take place over an Oklahoma lake. We rushed out to get this shot, which happened to include the moon over the trees.
After an evening of dancing and filling the photo booth, Todd and Rhianna shared a secret last dance and got ready for their grand exit.
We are so grateful that we were able to spend an evening with the two of them!
Photography: Tabor Warren Photography
Venue: The Springs Tulsa
Coordination: BeYOUtiful Occasions
Staffing: Platinum Event Staffing
Catering: Silver Dollar Catering
Bartending: Hammered Goat (seriously, you have to try their specialty drinks)
Florist: TK Wedding & Event
Makeup: Lips and Linz
Photo Booth: Picture Perfect Photo Booth
DJ: DJ Connection
Cake: Patti Cake