Intimate July Wedding | Myriad Botanical Gardens | Skirvin Reception

I'm really excited to share this wedding with you all from last July! I love, love, love a small wedding gathering, and the mood and scenery for this particular wedding was just so absolutely perfect. The flowers were in full bloom at the Myriad Gardens, the trees and grass were bright green and the sun was just setting as the cool summer evening set in. After five I dos, a kiss, a quick stop at Flint in the Colcord for drinks, these two headed off to their fun & food filled reception at the Skirvin

Meg Guess Couture
Floral and Hardy  
Sharon Tabb - Hair and Makeup

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Pippin Hooray! | Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

Krystal and Michael were married last November on a beautiful Fall day. They wed at the Hall at the Railhouse in Norman, OK. Krystal and Michael planned an intimate ceremony and fun reception to show their appreciation to their friends and family for their support. Their ceremony included the Japanese San San Kudo ritual as well as the usual American wedding customs. Krystal's wedding gown was one of my favorites from last year. The back was so beautiful and intricate and flattered her perfectly.  The food was yummy, as it always is from Abbey Road Catering, and the cakes were delicious. Now I'm going to stop rambling and show you what you're really wanting to see: photos. ;)

Hair and Makeup: Britani Batchelder
Wedding Gown: Impression Bridal
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Macy's
Groom's suit and groomsmen attire: Express
Planning: 725 Weddings
Catering: Abbey Road Catering
DJ: M&M Productions
Wedding Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Snacks: Oklahoma Gourmet Popcorn
Florals: Flower Moxie & Fifty Flowers

Malcolm & Angelica | Norman Backyard Wedding

Malcolm & Angelica | Norman Backyard Wedding

Last July, on a warm, sunny day, Malcolm and Angelica said their "I dos" on the top of a hill at sunset in her sister's backyard surrounded by their entire family and all of their closest friends. The night ended with tacos, tequila and toasts (at least two of the best things that start with Ts) cartwheels, laughter, hugs, and tears. I couldn not think of a more perfectly planned wedding for these two. <3

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Marilyn | Boudoir | Oklahoma Boudoir Photographer

Marilyn is one of my most beautiful, genuine, and kind friends and I was so happy to shoot her for my upcoming boudoir marathon promo (click here for information or to sign up!). I'm really happy with how these turned out and I'm excited to share them with you guys. Check out my favorites below.

P.S. I didn't do my typical "stacked" design for this blog since I'm working from my laptop and it's a little more difficult. Do you guys prefer this over the stack? Or should I stick to that?

Jordan & Palmer | The Manor at Coffee Creek Wedding | Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

Wow guys. Let me tell you, this fall, Ashley has been one busy little buzzy bee. I am so behind on blogging, it's ridic.

Jordan and Palmer were married in August at the Manor at Coffee Creek and it was such a fun day! The company was great, the food was delicious, and the laughter was contagious. 

Venue: The Manor at Coffee Creek
Dress: Bella Rose Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Vow to Be Chic
Photographer: Ashley Porton Photography
Videographer: Ripperton
Films Caterer: Brad Beard
Cake: Uptown Grocery
Flowers: Uptown Grocery (Floral Fusion)
Rentals: Borrowed Charm
Jewelry: Kelley Jewelers

DJ: DJ Connection

Jamie & Joseph | Eureka Springs Wedding | Thorncrown Chapel | Arkansas Wedding Photographer

I'm so excited to finally share this wedding with you all! Jamie & Joseph were married at the abolutely gorgeous Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The day was filled with so many smiles, tears, and joy and at the end of the day, two wonderful people were married. My favorite quote of the day was "Today is the day you two will love each other the least." <3

Vendors:
PenelliBelle - Ets. Engagement & Wedding Band
B.C. Clark - Groom's Wedding Band
Lulu's Bridal Boutique, Dallas, TX - Wedding Dress
Suit Supply - Groom's Suit
EcoFlowers - Floral Arrangements
Betsey Johnson - Brides Shoes
The Wool Fish - Groom's Tie
Bella Via Designs - Bridal Accessory
Fellow Coffee - Coffee Catering

Elissa & Jay | Winter Creek Golf Course Wedding | Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

Elissa & Jay were wed on a beautiful day in May. Their wedding took place at the gorgeous Winter Creek Golf and Country Club in Blanchard, Oklahoma. As I was driving in, the fields were covered in wild flowers and I immediately got googly eyed.  When it came time for the ceremony, the blue sky was filled with white fluffy clouds that created an absolutely perfect backdrop for their "I dos." They danced the night away surrounded by their friends and family and became the most adorable family of three. Congratulations, Elissa & Jay! 

Vendors:
Petals & Twigs
Amy Cakes
405 Productions

Alumni Productions
Jay's Jewelry
Scissortail Salon

Hayley & Saben | The Pasture at Willows Ranch | Broken Bow, Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

I am so excited to share this wedding with you guys. Hayley and Saben got married in my hometown of Broken Bow at one of my favorite venues, The Pasture at Willows Ranch.  They said their vows surrounded by giants pine trees with the twinkling sun setting behind them. The day was filled with so much love and laughter and the weather could not have been more perfect.

Their details were the perfect blend of traditional and rustic with pink peonies (my FAVORITE) and cream roses and lots and lots of sparkles! I really wish Hayley didn't live all the way in Dallas, because if she lived closer I would force her to be my new bff. 

All of the amazing vendors:

Cake : Michelle Green
Rentals : Cheryl Hughes
Music : DJ Chris Terry
Bouquets: Wright Flowers of Broken Bow
Dress: Eddy K & LuLu's Bridal in Dallas
Hair : Madi Stiles
Makeup: Sophia Lee Beauty
Food: Texas Roadhouse
 

Chelsea & Chris | Panama City Beach Wedding | Anna's Veranda

Chelsea is the first person I ever photographed after considering myself a professional, so it was a true honor that she trusted me with her wedding memories. Chelsea & Chris's wedding weekend was a long one. It rained the entire first day I was there and was predicted to rain all day long on their wedding day. I mentioned to Chelsea as a joke that every wedding I've ever shot that called for rain always ends up being clear at least for the ceremony. The next morning I got up and saw THE SUN. The rain wasn't supposed to roll in until 3:00 so I headed over with plans to get all of the photos done before then. As I kept refreshing the weather, the rain chance kept getting pushed further back. Around 1:00, the rain wasn't supposed to show itself until 7:00. Right after sunset. Perfect timing. They said their "I dos" in front of a cloudy sky over the ocean, but not a rain drop in sight. Congratulations to my friend and her new family of three! 

VENDORS:
Anna's Veranda
Morgan Nichols HMUA
Everything and the Wedding Too

If you or anyone you know is getting married in 2016/17, contact me for more information about wedding photography via the contact form or by email at ashley@ashleyporton.com

The Grand Canadian Theater | OKCs Newest Wedding Venue Promo Shoot | Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

I am so excited to share with you guys the newest venue in the OKC Metro area: The Grand Canadian Theater in Historic Downtown Purcell. I brought together some of the best wedding vendors in Oklahoma to help with this shoot and I have to say, I think it couldn't have turned out better! Tony Foss Flowers made the amazing bouquet, boutonniere and centerpieces that were complimented beautifully by the amazing dinnerware from Vintage Tabletop Rental. Brown Egg Bakery was fabulous enough to provide our cake and Dapper Guy Bowties lent us the beautiful silk bowtie worn by our groom that accompanied the classic tux from Tuxedo Warehouse OKC. Moliere Bridal brought the most amazing blush ball gown I've ever seen designed by Justin Alexander (STILL OBSESSING) and Alumni Productions was there to film the entire shoot. 

The Grand Canadian Theater was originally a movie theater in the heart of Purcell before becoming an antique shop for as long as I've been visiting there. I have a secret obsession with historical buildings so as soon as I heard it was becoming a wedding venue, I began stalking the internet for signs of it being completed. The entire venue is beyond gorgeous. It's classic with a touch of rustic and midcentury, and can be styled to fit with any bride's wedding. Contact Gisela at events@thegrandcanadiantheater.com to take a tour and book your wedding before they're all booked up! As soon as you see it, I know you'll all be sold just like I was (too bad I've already had my wedding). 

Are you getting married? Send me an email and say hi to see if I'm available on your wedding date! I would love to hear from you.

Lauren & Ben | Southwind Hills Brunch Wedding | Norman Wedding Photographer

I'm so excited to share this wedding with you guys. Lauren and Ben were married on one of the first chilly days in October on a Saturday morning. Their brunch wedding was complete with mimosas, coffee, amazing food and lots of laughter - as you'll see in a minute. I'm not sure I could imagine two people more perfect for each other than these two fabulous people. They don't stop laughing when they're together and it's a pretty contagious thing. Their wedding took place at Southwind Hills Barn Venue in Goldsby, Oklahoma right outside of Norman. Shooting here is always a treat because I know that every detail will be perfect and the entire day will run smoothly thanks to the awesome coordinators. Check out a few of my favorite moments!

Vendors: Amy Cakes
Venue: Southwind Hills Barn Venue

 

Jessica & Adam | Thunderbird Chapel Wedding | Norman Wedding Photographer

Jessica and Adam were married a few weeks ago on one of the first cool days of Autumn. The leaves had just started changing colors and there was a slight breeze. The sun was just setting as they said their vows and their reception was filled with close friends and family and yummy food and cute kiddos to boot. Congratulations, Jessica and Adam! I wish you both all the happiness in the world.

Flowers: Lily Grass
Venue: Thunderbird Chapel