Devon Boathouse Wedding Reception | Evan & Katie

Katie and Evan were in bliss. They had enjoyed their first month of marriage in OKC and on their honeymoon cruise to Europe (you can read more about their story and wedding here!)–they were loving life and couldn’t wait to celebrate with their friends. On July 4th, a month after they said “I do,” they gathered at the Devon Boathouse for brunch, dancing, and lots of red, white & blue.

 

 

Guests arrived and signed their beautiful guest book, full of their engagement photos–done by the wonderful Randy Coleman.

 

Before Katie and Evan’s grand entrance, we stepped outside with 14 of their best friends. They are so blessed to have so many amazing people at their side, from childhood to OU days…

 

And of course mimosa’s were in order!!

 

I don’t know if I could drink Bud Light at 9am, but I sure do love those starry blue cans…

 

As it was July 4th, everyone wore festive socks for the occasion. Well, most everyone. 6 out of 7 is pretty good for not planning on wearing fun socks!

 

Cheers! To best friends, America, and the happy couple!

 

Evan and Katie made their grand entrance to the boathouse and the party got started!

 

A lot of guests really embraced the 4th of July theme in their gifts and even their party outfit…

 

More mimosas to go with that beautiful OU grooms cake…

 

BOOMER!

 

And their wedding cake…excuse me while I swoon…

 

I love their wedding cake topper!! It’s so perfect and whimsy.

 

Katie’s father gave a beautiful toast and pulled several parallels to the start of America as a country and the start of Katie and Evan’s marriage…

 

I love this moment between Katie’s father and Evan as he hugs his daughter…

 

We went upstairs for the father-daughter dance. And this look that Katie is giving her dad is EVERYTHING. It’s so beautiful…

 

Katie and Evan both graduated from OU this year, and Katie’s sorority, Pi Beta Phi, has a fun and…refreshing tradition for sisters who get married. It starts with a huge crystal goblet that is kept locked away in their house (which somehow always slips away when someone is tying the knot) and lots and lots of champagne…

 

Everyone circles around the bride and groom, chanting the traditional Loving Cup song…

 

The goblet is passed around the circle and everyone takes just a sip…

 

The bride takes more than one sip…

 

And the groom must chug the rest!! Evan certainly had his work cut out for him…

 

Props to you, Evan.

 

The bride and groom with all the Pi Phi sisters!

 

Wow, I could go on and on about this amazing couple. They’re hilarious, genuine, down-to-earth and made Tanner and I feel so welcome. It’s very evident that they get this kind of love for people from their families, who were also the most welcoming and appreciative people in the room. Thank you for such wonderful memories and for making us feel incredibly close to you on your day(s). I hope you are serious when you say you want to hang out with us in “real life” because we think you’re super cool.

 

I wish you the very best in your marriage!! Cheers!

 

Venue: Devon Boathouse

Cakes: Stacie’s Cakes

Cake Topper: Prim and Prairie

Flowers: Lauren Bridgeforth

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