Vanessa + Ryan | Tulsa wedding film {Oklahoma wedding videographers}

We decided to do a little something different with the opening to Vanessa & Ryan’s wedding highlight. They both work at Disney, as do a number of their friends and wedding guests. Since they put a bit of Disney flare into their wedding day by way of music, we did the same with their film. Vanessa wanted to look like a princess, and I think she nailed it. They had a classic, elegant wedding at The Mayo Hotel, with their ceremony on the steps of the Grand Hall and their reception in the Crystal Ballroom. And let’s not forget the fun at their rehearsal dinner at the Summit Club. One of my favorite parts of any wedding weekend is hearing friends and family share stories about the couple, and this was no exception.

Vanessa + Ryan | Tulsa wedding film from Sarah Pendergraft on Vimeo.

Cinematography, PenWeddings | Photography, Kevin Paul Photography | Coordination, Christina Leigh Events | Venue, The Mayo Hotel | Rehearsal Dinner Venue, The Summit Club | Florals, The French Bouquet | DJ/MC, LoganMania Music & Madness | Cake, Ludger’s Bavarian Cakery | Lighting, Omni Lighting | Rehearsal dinner music, Jason Swanson | Hair & Makeup, Styles by Hailey Wheeler

Music by Ilene Woods & Mike Douglas, and Sara Masterson, licensed through SongFreedom

Morgan + Brian | Marco Island, Florida wedding {Destination wedding videographers}

Let’s start with the obvious… the setting. Marco Island was a gorgeous place for a destination wedding and I wish we’d had more time to explore the area. But even more beautiful than the scenery were the people involved in Morgan and Brian’s wedding. They wanted to have a small beach wedding with their closest friends and family, and I must say I think it was a fabulous idea. The entire weekend was very relaxed and intimate, and we learned so much about this wonderful couple at their rehearsal dinner. We loved sitting outside by the water, watching the sun set, as one after the other, each person shared how kind and giving and full of the love of Christ these two are. We hope you can feel it too.

Morgan + Brian | Marco Island, Florida wedding film from Sarah Pendergraft on Vimeo.

Cinematography, PenWeddings | Photography, Aaron Snow Photography | Coordination & Design, Kylie Swanson | Venue & Catering, Marriott Marco Island | Florals, Isn’t She Lovely Florals | Rentals & Decor, Niche Event Rentals | Ceremony & Reception Music, Matt Winter Band | Hair & Makeup, Makeup by Cari Baker | Rehearsal Dinner, CJ’s On The Bay

Music by Tyrone Wells, licensed through SongFreedom

Debbie + Chris | Russellville wedding film {Arkansas wedding videographers}

The running joke the weekend of Debbie and Chris’ wedding was the “wink, wink” Debbie would give anytime she spoke of the “violinist.” I recall Grace (one of our fabulous associate shooters) turning to me and asking, “Okay, what’s the deal with the ‘violinist’?” The answer… there wasn’t one. Apparently the one thing Chris always wanted for his wedding was a bagpipe player, but because they were keeping things small (fewer than 40 guests including wedding party) he knew they wouldn’t do that. Leave it to Debbie to hire a bagpipe player, and to keep it a secret until the ceremony began. Chris definitely got choked up, but we’re sure that’s not the only reason why. :-) They held their ceremony at the absolutely beautiful Subiaco Abbey, and for their reception they had a lovely intimate dinner at the Russellville Country Club. We may have worked all day, but they truly made us feel like guests, and we loved spending the day with them.

Debbie + Chris | Russellville & Subiaco, Arkansas wedding film from Sarah Pendergraft on Vimeo.

Cinematography, PenWeddings | Photography, Jennifer Williams Photography | Design & Florals, Sweeden Florist | Ceremony Venue, Subiaco Abbey | Reception Venue, Russellville Country Club | DJ, Brad King | Bagpipes, Kenton Adler | Hair & Makeup, Cameo Salon

Music by The Candlepark Stars & August York, licensed through The Music Bed

Brooke + Brett | Kansas City wedding film {Missouri wedding videographers}

One of my favorite moments from Brooke and Brett’s wedding was when one of the guys described Brooke as being like “a really cool brother with long hair.” I loved this because, in a funny way, it said a lot about this entire group. Each person there was like “one of the guys.” It was a giant group of great pals all around, who love their friends, family, and a good party. And speaking of a great party, this gang knows how to do it right. The ceremony was beautiful, the guests (including some of our former couples) were so fun, and the party was rockin’. Thanks Brooke and Brett for having us up to KC for your amazing wedding weekend!

Brooke + Brett | Kansas City wedding film from Sarah Pendergraft on Vimeo.

Cinematography, PenWeddings | Photography, Andrea Nigh Photography | Coordination & Design, Tie the Knot Weddings | Ceremony Venue, Country Club Christian Church | Reception Venue, The Gallery | Rehearsal Dinner, Californos | Florals, Fussie Mussies | Rentals/Decor, All Season Event Rentals and Ultra Pom Event Rentals | Lighting, The Gallery Event Space | Wedding Cake, Dolce Bakery | Groom’s Cake, Covenant Cakes | Band/MC, Michael Beers Band | Transportation, Custom Limousine & Trolleys | Hair & Makeup, Meagan Schmitz | Invitations, Lindsay Gray | Favors, DIY by bride’s mother | Bride’s gown, Romona Keveza from The Gown Gallery | Guest accommodations, Hilton President

Music by Blue Cinema, licensed through SongFreedom

Halie + Andrew | Tulsa wedding film {Oklahoma wedding videographers}

I don’t believe I’ve ever been around a group who could go from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other so fast and so often. One minute the tears were flowing, and then next minute they were jumping up and down… literally. And I LOVE that about this bride and groom, and their families too. Halie and Andrew were so happy, so fun, so sweet, and so very much in love. We had some other PenWeddings brides and grooms at the wedding, which always adds to the fun for us. It was an absolutely beautiful day… perfect for an outdoor ceremony (as long as you didn’t mind the crazy wind). And the party was a total blast. One of the cutest things about these two is the fact that Andrew’s last name is Haile… and he married Halie… and their families had fun with that little fact for sure.

Halie + Andrew | Southern Hills Country Club wedding from Sarah Pendergraft on Vimeo.

Cinematography, PenWeddings | Photography, Chris Humphrey Photographer | Venue, Southern Hills Country Club | Florals, Lyla with Southern Hills | Band/MC, Dave and the Wavetones | Cake, The Tulsa Cake Guy | Photobooth, Route 66 Photobooth OKC | Transportation, Old Urban Trolley, Inc. | Hair & Makeup, Faccia Bella | Invitations, The Inviting Place | Bride’s Gown, Vera Wang

Music by Blake Ewing and Andrea Marie, licensed through The Music Bed

Callie + Jake | Tulsa wedding film {Oklahoma wedding videographers}

You don’t have to be around Callie for long before you’ll find yourself smiling from ear to ear or busting out laughing about something. One friend described her as, “weird, in a good way.” Both she and Jake are loving, easy-going, and incredibly fun to be around. Making their wedding even more fun for us was the fact that we already knew their family (having shot Callie’s sister’s and cousin’s weddings) and a number of our other couples were guests. We saw so many friendly and familiar faces, especially when they all took to the crazy-packed dance floor, designed to feel like an amazing night club. Our most favorite moment of the day was when Callie asked if she could run to Jake for their first look. And of course we can’t ignore the amazing cake and stunning decor. This day was filled with so much energy, we hope you can feel it too.

Callie + Jake | Oklahoma wedding film from Sarah Pendergraft on Vimeo.

And as a bonus, we’re including the video of Callie’s fun bridal portrait session in this post too. Edmonson Weddings did a fabulous job with the photos.

Callie’s bridal session at Dresser Mansion & Southern Hills from Sarah Pendergraft on Vimeo.

Cinematography, PenWeddings | Photography, Edmonson Weddings | Planning/Coordination, Erica Weddings | Design/Tent/Rentals/Escort Cards/Menus, Stageworks | Florals, Todd Events | Ceremony Venue, Kirk Of The Hills | Reception Venue, Cedar Ridge Country Club | Stationery/Rowdy Towels/Foam Fingers, The Inviting Place | Dinner Band, Charles Scott Duo | Party Band, Simply Irresistible | Cakes, Creme De La Creme | Hair & Makeup, Maitee Miles | Transportation, Old Urban Trolley | Accommodations, Aloft Tulsa Downtown | Guest Transportation, Kincaid Coach | Rehearsal Dinner Venue, Southern Hills Country Club | Rehearsal Dinner Florals, Bridal Garden by Lindi | Bridal portrait venues, Dresser Mansion and Southern Hills Country Club | Bridal portrait bouquet, Toni’s Flowers

Music by The Afters, licensed through SongFreedom

Katie + Nick | Tulsa wedding film {Oklahoma wedding videographers}

I love Katie and Nick’s story. They were high school sweethearts, and one of my favorite things about their wedding weekend was hearing the funny stories from family and friends about how their relationship began. This whole group was full of laughter, but Katie still got- as she said- “weepy” while reading Nick’s letter to her. The most important thing was just getting to spend time and chat with family and friends, but that doesn’t mean this crowd didn’t know how to party.

Katie + Nick | Mayo Hotel Tulsa wedding film from Sarah Pendergraft on Vimeo.

Cinematography, PenWeddings | Photography, Slaton Weddings | Venue, The Mayo Hotel | Florals, Tasha Bartholic | DJ/MC, Zach Downing | String Quartet, Karen Naifeh Harmon String Quartet | Bride’s Cake, All Things Cake | Groom’s Cake, Icing On The Top | Hair Stylist, Lisa Hamil | Rentals & Decor, Party Pro Rents | Bride’s Gown, Bridal Elegance | Lighting, Empire Lighting Design | Invitations, Letterpress of Tulsa | Favors, Sweet Tooth

Music by Joe Moralez, licensed through The Music Bed

Ariana + Matthew | Oklahoma City wedding film {Oklahoma wedding videographers}

I liked Ariana right away thanks to our mutual love for all things furry. We spent our first meeting chatting quite a bit about our pets, but of course gabbed about her and Matthew and their wedding plans too. They had a gorgeous Persian-American ceremony on the lawn at Gaillardia Country Club, but chose to say their vows privately beforehand. They did so, though, without seeing one another… and believe me, you could tell Matt wanted to glance at his beautiful bride. :-) We so love moments like that. A belly dancer entertained guests during cocktail hour, and then everyone partied the night away.

p.s. Ariana is a wedding planner herself, and I have to give her credit for enjoying her own wedding day rather than trying to run it. :-)

Ariana + Matt | Gaillardia wedding film from Sarah Pendergraft on Vimeo.

Cinematography, PenWeddings | Photography, Photos by Keshia | Coordination & Design, Aisle Be With You | Venue, Gaillardia Country Club | Florals, Tony Foss Flowers | Cake & Favors, You Need A Cake | Rentals & Decor, The French Tulip | Ceremony Musician, Jason Swanson Music | Reception Band, Born In November | Lighting, Innovative Event Solutions | Invitations, Wedding Paper Divas | Photobooth, Route 66 Photobooth | Ice Sculpture, Ideas In Ice | Hair & Makeup, Michael Harris | Transportation, Black Diamond Limousine | Bride’s gown, Bella Rose Bridal

Music by APM & Mat Kearney, licensed through SongFreedom

Emily + Ralph | Tulsa wedding film {Oklahoma wedding videographers}

A few reasons why I love Emily: we both love for photography, Huey Lewis & The News, and all things musical theatre. And I have to mention the fact that she walked down the aisle to the theme from The Princess Bride, one of my all time favorite movies! Together, she and Ralph are such a sweet and endearing couple. Emily is a bird photographer, so there were touches of this passion sprinkled throughout the wedding. They planned a small yet beautiful ceremony and reception at Five Oaks Lodge (which we’re admittedly partial to because it’s where we had our own wedding reception). Emily said early on that she envisioned it being like “a feast they had in the olden days” and I believe she got her wish. Christina Leigh Events did a beautiful job, especially with the amazing head table featuring florals by The Bridal Garden.

Emily + Ralph | Five Oaks Lodge wedding film from Sarah Pendergraft on Vimeo.

Cinematography, PenWeddings | Photography, The Salty Peanut Photography | Coordination & Design, Christina Leigh Events | Venue, Five Oaks Lodge | Florals, Bridal Garden by Lindi | Cake, Ludger’s Cakes | Rentals & Decor, Mood Party Rentals | String Quartet, The Brava Quartet | MC/Reception Music, Jason Swanson Music | Hair & Makeup, Faccia Bella | Transportation, The Kristal Limousine

Music by Blue Cinema, licensed through SongFreedom

Naiva + Stephen | Odessa wedding film {Texas wedding videographers}

Naiva and Stephen welcomed us to West Texas with open, loving arms. Everyone was so friendly and happy, and ready to just hang out and party. But before they could do that, they had a beautiful Mass at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. While the couple took some time to relax after the service, an awesome mariachi band entertained guests. And then it was time to dance the night away.

Naiva + Stephen | Odessa, Texas wedding film from Sarah Pendergraft on Vimeo.

Cinematography, PenWeddings | Photography, Gaeb Photography | Ceremony Venue, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton | Reception Venue, South Forty Banquet Hall | Florals, Arlene’s Flowers and Gifts | Cake, Fix-It-With Frosting | Lighting & Draping, Boyd’s Events | DJ/MC, Boyd’s Events | Band, Mariachi Armonia | Photobooth, Boyd’s Events | Makeup Artist, Juan Ronquillo-Mae | Hair Stylist, Terin Padilla | Bride’s Gown, Lazaro | Favors, Cracker Barrel

Music by Mercy Me, licensed through SongFreedom