Jennifer might be the luckiest rustic bride of all time. Not only did her fiance propose in front of the whole OK fire department, she also got to include video footage of their proposal and all her real rustic wedding details in her special wedding video through her guests’ perspective!
What followed was a whirlwind of DIY projects, help from family and friends, and the pre-wedding mishaps. Nonetheless, all their beautiful real rustic wedding details of big day in Oklahoma City were captured by Jennifer and James’ guests and the WeddingMix photo & video app.
Check out the couple’s rustic wedding video for a quick look at their amazing engagement and wedding day.
Real Rustic Wedding | The Proposal
My husband and I met at Cowboys, a bar in Oklahoma City. The bar has live bull riding, and he used to go there every Friday and Saturday to ride bulls! I had some friends in town one Friday night, so we ended up going to Cowboys for the night.
Before the bull riding started, I saw this guy wearing a hot pink shirt kneeling down to pray in the middle of the arena. After his ride (where he got a great score!) I kept an eye on him. My friend (and eventual maid of honor) convinced me to go say hi. I was awkward and self-conscious, but he ended up asking me to dance and hasn’t left my side since! He swears it was love at first sight 🙂
He didn’t propose until 6 months into our relationship, but he told me he wanted to marry me after only one week! In fact, he started looking at rings less than a month after we met. So obviously, I knew it was coming. I just didn’t know how he would do it.
He had a few different ideas, but ended up proposing in the middle of a banquet with his fire department. The fire chief called us on stage, and James got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes, of course! He dropped the ring trying to put it on my finger, which made everyone laugh.
Real Rustic Wedding | The Big Day
Our wedding had a lot of DIY projects like shotgun shell boutonnieres and individual silverware bundles for guests, not to mention doing all our own flowers and baking cookies for the favors!
I did a ton of planning and work before the wedding, but honestly I could not have done it without help. My mom sewed the pew cones that held lavender, my matron of honor helped me make the twine ball decorations, and a whole army helped us haul everything to and from the reception site.
Other than actually marrying James, that was one of my favorite parts of the weekend: realizing how many people loved us and were willing to help us make it happen! It was also part of why using the WeddingMix photo & video app worked so well. We tasked a few people with videoing the important parts, and they definitely followed through!
Our wedding was imperfectly perfect. In the days leading up to the wedding, it seemed that everything that could go wrong, did. My dress needed last minute alterations, the weather forecast called for severe weather (in Oklahoma, that means tornadoes), flowers were delayed, packages were misdelivered, family and friends hospitalized…it was really everything and the kitchen sink, which started leaking two days before the wedding.
Yet, when I finally walked down that aisle (after missing my entrance cue because nobody came to get my dad and me!) it didn’t matter. James was waiting for me, and we had a beautiful traditional Episcopal ceremony. Afterwards we all drove down to the reception site for BBQ, drinks, and dancing. The severe weather never came – though we did endure 30 MPH winds all night – and everyone ended up having a blast!
Keep up with Jennifer on her fabulous blog, Mrs. Robbins Sparkles.