Destination Wedding Photography | Hy Palace, Oklahoma City

Portrait of the bride and groom in front of a sculpture at Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City captured by traveling photographers

I met Jennifer & Mike last Spring in Orlando when they were visiting Disney. They contacted me to capture some magical engagement photos for them at Magic Kingdom and their session quickly turned into one of my most popular Disney shoots to date! A few months later they reached out to let me know they had set their wedding date and were interested in having me come out to Oklahoma City to capture their big day. I was so incredibly honored that they would even consider flying me out for such an important day! Several emails, phone calls and text messages later, our flights and hotel were officially booked and everything went off without a hitch.

We arrived to Oklahoma City on the Friday before their wedding where we visited their houses and talked about where we would capture everything. We also joined them at the church for their rehearsal and lastly had dinner that evening alongside their closest family and friends. Everyone truly treated us like part of the family and welcomed us with open arms!

On the big day my second photographer Jerzy and I arrived bright and early at the bride’s house to capture her getting ready. She wore her traditional Chinese attire and headpiece for the first part of the day which included having breakfast followed by the Chinese tea ceremony at her house and lastly the Vietnamese tea ceremony at the Groom’s house. We had a nice lunch break with their families and then headed to the church where the bride changed into her white dress for their Catholic wedding ceremony. After their beautiful ceremony we took the new Mr. & Mrs. and their wedding party out to Myriad Botanical Gardens for some fun portraits! The gardens were absolutely stunning and everyone really hung in there despite the crazy hot temps Oklahoma was having that day.

We finished up our 12-hour day at their Hy Palace reception where their guests enjoyed a delicious eight course meal, a live band and tons of fun moments alongside the bride & groom. It was truly an amazing day from start to finish and although it was probably the longest wedding we have ever photographed to date, I would do it all again in a heartbeat. It was such a blast– somehow I wasn’t even that tired at the end of it all! I can’t thank Jennifer & Mike enough for trusting us with their big crazy Asian wedding!! :)))) It was everything I could have hoped for and more.

P.S. Check out a little behind the scenes on my YouTube channel to see how we handle traveling out of state for weddings!

Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Coordinator – Amy Ray Events
Ceremony Location – St. Andrew Dung Lac Catholic Church
Reception Location / Catering – Hy Palace Restaurant
Hair Stylist – Ali Earnheart
Makeup Artist – Madison Graber
White Dress Shop – Bella Rose Edmond
Videographer/Photo Booth – Cam Cam Crew
Cake – Cakes by Liza
Photography – Captured by Elle

Bridesmaids robes on personalized hanger during wedding day preparation
Traditional chinese and vietnamese red dresses hung alongside white wedding dress during an Asian wedding in Oklahoma City captured by Orlando wedding photographer
Bride and bridesmaids share a toast during wedding day preparation
Brides mom helps her with traditional chinese wedding attire during her Asian wedding in Oklahoma City
Brides mom helps her with traditional chinese headpiece during her Asian wedding in Oklahoma City
Chinese bride in her traditional Asian attire and headpiece as she prepares for her wedding day in Oklahoma City
Chinese bride eats her traditional breakfast with chopsticks during her Asian wedding in Oklahoma City captured by Orlando wedding photographer
Boy serving tea for a chinese and vietnamese tea ceremony at a wedding in Oklahoma City captured by top Orlando wedding photographers
Traditional Asian tea ceremony captured in Oklahoma City by traveling wedding photographers from Orlando
Traditional Asian tea ceremony captured in Oklahoma City by traveling wedding photographers from Orlando
Traditional Asian tea ceremony captured in Oklahoma City by traveling wedding photographers from Orlando
Bride & Groom participate in traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony during their wedding day
Bride gets a gift during the Chinese and Vietnamese tea ceremony at her wedding day in Oklahoma City
Bride and groom present tea during the traditional Asian ceremony on their wedding day captured by Orlando wedding photographers
Gifts given to Chinese bride during the tea ceremony on her wedding day
Red invitation suite from a Chinese and Vietnamese wedding day in Oklahoma City captured by top Orlando wedding photographers
Groom getting ready for his wedding day in Oklahoma captured by photographers from Orlando
Groom getting ready for his wedding day in Oklahoma captured by photographers from Orlando
Bride getting ready for her wedding day in Oklahoma captured by photographers from Orlando
Bride getting ready for her wedding day in Oklahoma captured by photographers from Orlando
Catholic Vietnamese wedding ceremony in Oklahoma City captured by traveling wedding photographers from Orlando
Catholic Vietnamese wedding ceremony in Oklahoma City captured by traveling wedding photographers from Orlando
Asian bride and groom share their first kiss during their Catholic wedding ceremony in Oklahoma City
Bride and groom have their grand exit with confetti as they leave the church in Oklahoma City captured by top Orlando wedding photographers
Candid portrait of the bride and groom at Myriad Gardens in front of a waterfall in Oklahoma City captured by traveling photographers from Orlando
Candid portrait of the bride and groom at Myriad Gardens in front of a waterfall in Oklahoma City captured by traveling photographers from Orlando
Fun candid photo of the wedding party wearing pink bridesmaid dresses captured by top Orlando wedding photographers
Fun candid photo of the wedding party wearing pink bridesmaid dresses captured by top Orlando wedding photographers
Fun portrait of the groom and his groomsman taken by top Orlando photography team in Oklahoma City
Bridesmaids wearing blush pink dresses with bride at Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City
Groom and groomsmen wearing black tuxes with pink ties at Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City
Bridesmaids wearing blush pink dresses with bride at Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City
Top Orlando wedding photographers capture sunny photo of a wedding party wearing pink dresses at Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City
Portrait of the bride and groom in front of a sculpture at Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City captured by traveling photographers
Portrait of the bride and groom in front of a building at Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City captured by traveling photographers
Blush pink bridal bouquet captured by Orlando wedding photographer
Black and white portrait of Asian bride and groom under veil captured by top Orlando wedding photographer
Close up of pink napkin and chop sticks on the reception table at Hy Palace in Oklahoma City
Close up of pink Disney wedding cake at the reception at Hy Palace in Oklahoma City
Close up of pink and gold table setting at the reception at Hy Palace in Oklahoma City
Bride and groom share their first dance at the Hy Palace in Oklahoma captured by traveling wedding photographers from Orlando
Bride and groom share their first dance at the Hy Palace in Oklahoma captured by traveling wedding photographers from Orlando
Top Orlando wedding photographers capture first dance at Hy Palace in Oklahoma
Top Orlando wedding photographers captures the bride dancing with her dad at Hy Palace in Oklahoma
Top Orlando wedding photographers captures the groom dancing with his mom at Hy Palace in Oklahoma
Chinese bride and Vietnamese groom share a toast with their guests at Hy Palace wedding in Oklahoma captured by traveling photographers from Orlando
Chinese bride and Vietnamese groom share a toast with their guests at Hy Palace wedding in Oklahoma captured by traveling photographers from Orlando
Asian wedding reception at the Hy Palace in Oklahoma captured by Orlando wedding photography team
Asian wedding reception at the Hy Palace in Oklahoma captured by Orlando wedding photography team
Group photo of all guests at the reception at Hy Palace in Oklahoma City
Fun and candid photography of bride and groom on the dance floor at their Hy Palace wedding reception in Oklahoma City