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INSTANT ATTRACTION Peter fell in love within minutes of meeting Eunhye. They met one day through a mutual friend, and the attraction was instant. As they sat together outside, Peter couldn’t help but ask Eunhye question after question about her South Korean heritage. He’d never met anyone from South Korea before, so he was immediately curious and couldn’t get enough of their riveting conversation.

LONG-DISTANCE LOVE Before long, Eunhye was headed back to South Korea to finish up her university education, so they remained in a long-distance relationship for over three years.

With a 14-hour time difference, their schedules worked out well. Peter would call to say hello as soon as he woke up, and then again before bed, as Eunhye was heading off to classes the next morning. Luckily, over the years, they were able to visit multiple times and their love was strong enough to survive such a long period of time apart.

THE PROPOSAL Once Eunhye moved back to the States to finish up her Master’s degree to be an English as a Second Language Teacher, Peter couldn’t wait to propose. He popped champagne outside on his balcony and asked Eunhye to stay forever and be his wife. www.okcweddingideas.com

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SETTING THE STAGE Eunhye was more than ready for her new role as Peter’s bride-tobe, and planned an absolutely gorgeous event with the help of her wedding planner Robin Martin. Everything was to be classy and elegant, with a gold, navy, and coral color scheme.

A BEAUTIFUL SENTIMENT

As she collected all of the items for her wedding, Eunhye made sure to include some sentimental pieces that meant a lot to the couple.”

As she collected all of the items for her wedding, Eunhye made sure to include some sentimental pieces that meant a lot to the couple. She borrowed a pair of earrings from her new mother-in-law for the wedding day, and wore a ring that had been passed down from Peter’s grandmother to Peter’s mother, and then to Eunhye. Sadly, the beloved grandmother passed away only a few weeks after the wedding.

AN UNFORGETTABLE CELEBRATION The night of Peter and Eunhye’s wedding is something that they will remember forever. As music played in the background, a beautiful sunset appeared while the guests were eating dinner. With their amazing view from the top floor of their venue, it was one of the most special moments of the whole day. www.okcweddingideas.com

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Lakeita met Marlon unexpectedly while shopping for furniture. For her, it was love at first sight. After their first date, they couldn’t stop talking and it felt like they had known each other forever. They had a surprising amount in common and felt like true soulmates. Their love progressed and he proposed, leading to two wonderful years of engagement. Lakeita and Marlon set the date for a time when their son would be old enough to participate in the wedding, since it was important to both of them to include him.

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some unique details, like a jewel-toned floral wedding cake that was suspended in the air on a platform. The bride really craved an extravagant affair that wasn’t common or “been-there-done-that.” The couple also wished their grandparents to be involved, so even though they couldn’t be there in physical form, they hired Blessed Crafts by Tonya and


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THE BIG DAY The morning of the wedding, Lakeita spent time with her bridal party at the hotel getting her hair and makeup done. She was excited to see Marlon in his tux as she walked down the aisle and even more excited to marry her best friend. When it was time to walk down the aisle, she was sure to take a deep breath and truly be immersed in the mo-

ment. She knew it was important to do that because the day goes by so fast.

LOOKING BACK The moment that Lakeita had waited for since she was a little girl came and went, and she found herself contentedly married to her best friend. Looking back, she says she won’t ever forget the time her son Marlon laid his head on her chest during the reception and she was speechless with her incredible love for him. Her favorite memory from the wedding day was seeing her husband’s face as she walked down the aisle. Lakeita and Marlon will be taking a honeymoon on their one year anniversary to Aruba. They can’t wait to relax together as a married couple (and best friends) on some beaches! www.okcweddingideas.com

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“The 5-Week engagement didn’t phase them: They had already waited so long for the Big Day!” 38

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“From seeing ‘I Walk the Line’ on their first date to walking down the aisle, this happy couple is sure to have an incredible marriage.”

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When Caroline + Kyle met through mutual friends, they probably never imagined that down the line they’d be exchanging handwritten vows, and that’s just what they did at The Manor at Coffee Creek. The ultra-personalized summer day Caroline would do “over and over again” went smooth as silk and was an incredible day for friends, family and the two newlyweds alike. As for us? We’re just lucky Caroline agreed to tell us all about it.

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SHE DID WHAT? “During our ceremony we drop-painted a canvas to symbolize our married lives together. He had one color and I had another. Everyone was so surprised that I painted in a white dress! It turned out better than I could've imagined!”

COUNTRY + COMRADES “When our friend Tad grabbed the mic and sang along to Hunter Hayes ‘Wanted’ [was a moment I’ll never forget.]”

PERSONAL TOUCHES “My grandma, Buna, was unable to make the trip from Ohio, so to honor her I tied a piece of my “Buna blanket”, that she made for me when I was born, around my bouquet to have a piece of her there with me.”

BUM, BUM, BUM… “I walked down the aisle to an acoustic version of Sweet Caroline. The timing was perfect...our doors opened right at the chorus.”

LOCKIN’ IT UP “Our entrance into the reception hall was a pretty cool moment! Kyle and I are big WWE fans so each bridal party pairing came out to different WWE superstar entrance music. For us, we had a Flutter Fetti cannon go off! Everyone loved it and all of the kids made snow angels on it throughout the night! For our dance party we had glo-stick glasses handed out.” www.okcweddingideas.com

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