Wedding | Roger and Heather Dooley

Heather and Roger’s wedding day could not have been more beautiful. From the light winds and bright blue skies, it was a perfect Oklahoma day.


The bride and bridesmaids started their day off with a brunch hosted in the big ranch house. All 21 bridesmaids gathered around a large table with beautiful flower centerpieces and a heartfelt speech given by Heather, in which the tears started to flow. Heather is one of the sweetest brides I have ever worked with. Every last detail was given so much thought, down to a Polaroid picture of each bridesmaid with Heather from one of their favorite memories together. The bridesmaids literally flew in from all over the US to be there when Heather said “I do,” which in my opinion says a lot about what kind of friend Heather must be.

Heather’s dress was bought in Chicago at a re-sale bridal boutique that benefits a non-profit. The details were dainty, but full of meaning. Her necklace and earrings were from a pearl set her grandmother had given her when she was just a teenager. She carried the bible of her family first carried by her aunt.

And, then there was Roger wearing a bow tie made by Heather’s mom the night before the wedding. It was made out of leftover fabric from Heather’s train. We spent a good long while trying to figure out how the heck to tie that thing, but with the help of Heather’s brothers they got it looking perfect. Roger’s boutonnière was made from wood flowers and old pages from a book.

The day went off without a hitch. For being April, it turned pretty warm out in the sunshine for the ceremony, where we were crashed by a couple of buffalos and a couple of bulls (no lie). Family portraits were a breeze and the reception was a hit. The reception was held in the barn adjoined to what the family calls the main house. They danced the night away, but not before sneaking out about sunset for a few more photos, of course!