A day full of celebration, Thomas and Crystal began their wonderful day with a traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony joining the two families as one! It was a unique and exciting experience that taught us a lot about how other cultures prepare for such a fantastic moment in time. We were welcomed with open arms and gracious hospitality into both the Bride’s home and the Groom’s home. The day continued on a balcony at the modern Aloft Hotel that overlooked the skyline of downtown Oklahoma City. Thomas and Crystal and their bridal party were so much fun and full of laughter! To top the evening off, the reception took place at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, with a guest list of over five hundred of their closest family and friends! The enormous reception hall was designed with a beautiful color pallet infused with shades of pink and fuchsia along with a majestic wishing tree and beautifully lit trees covered with whimsical glass ornaments. It was such an honor to meet all of their wonderful family and friends!
This lovely couple began their journey meeting at a TKO/aKDPhi mixer. Thomas remembers introducing himself to her, but Crystal had no recollection of even meeting him. They didn’t have many opportunities to hang out but Thomas would try to catch a glimpse of her as he was leaving his Genetics class and she was going into her Organic Chemistry class.
Through perfect timing, they would find themselves in Pharmacy school together where they rekindled their friendship. Crystal began small talk with Thomas only after recognizing that they were Facebook friends. A few years later they started played Words with Friends. Seeing this as an opportunity Thomas made a few bets on the game. Well after losing to dinner and cupcakes, Thomas finally had the courage to ask her out! As they grew closer, Thomas asked Crystal to be his girlfriend at the end of a surprise shopping trip to Dallas for her 24th birthday!
After spending three and a half amazing years together, Thomas knew that it was the right time to propose. On a trip to Destin, Florida with their friends, Thomas knelt down on one knee and proposed to Crystal on the beautiful sandy beaches at sunset!
We can’t say thank you enough to Thomas and Crystal for allowing us to capture your love for each other, and thank you for choosing us as your wedding photographers! We wish you both a lifetime of happiness and blessings! We love you guys!! =)
All the wonderful Vendors:
Hotel: Aloft Venue: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Wedding Coordinator: Little Surprises Design by Rebecca Thai Photographers: Travis + Haley G Wedding Dress: Bridal Boutique (Blue by Enzoani) Men’s Tux’s: J.Crew Hair & Makeup: Chelsey Ann DJ & Photo Booth Nexus productions Cake: Andrea Howard Cakes Florist: Rebecca Thai Videographer: Dewberry Cinemas Caterer: Hy Palace Bar Services: Blue Label Bartending