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This is the epic love story of two young people—Rachel and Dillon--who were acquainted in high school when they grew up in Texas, but didn’t actually become friends and start dating until they came to college at Oklahoma State University. Their romance started in the summer of 2017, and they tied the knot on February 9, 2019, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Stillwater, with a reception later that evening at Sparrow Beginnings.

The cold, winter day started at Sparrow Beginnings, the perfect local wedding and event venue in Stillwater, with an architecturally rustic-modern barn that helped to turn Rachel’s wedding dreams into reality. Bridesmaids posed for a few impromptu shots with Rachel before getting dressed, and the groomsmen had just as much fun with Dillon in the adjoining bachelor’s room…figuring out how to tie a bow tie. An especially touching moment before leaving for the church was the “not-first-look,” when the couple had an opportunity to share a few words of love and devotion…and Dillon proudly showed off his socks to Rachel.

The wedding ceremony was performed at the breathtaking St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, a newly constructed, gothic-inspired cathedral with a vaulted ceiling whose design goes back to the 1100s. After a beautiful ceremony, the couple posed for a couple of shots in front of the church, and it was off to OSU for a few more captures in front of the library—as a remembrance of their alma mater, and spending many hours there studying.

After a lavish, sit-down dinner for guests, the evening’s agenda included the ritual dances, the cake cutting—with donuts as an added treat--bouquet toss and garter toss, and then the dance floor was opened for some foot-stomping fun. And as a special treat—Pistol Pete arrived for pictures!

The wonderful evening ended as guests gathered outside with sparklers to wish this lovely couple a fond farewell…off to a tropical island honeymoon. It was truly an honor to capture every sweet moment of this uniquely romantic and fun-filled wedding day!

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