RFC Event Center:
Jay, Oklahoma is the setting for Joe & Amanda’s picture perfect day at the breathtaking RFC Event Center. Amanda describes their experience – We got really lucky when it came to picking our venue. While the tiny town of Jay doesn’t have much to offer, RFC Event Center is a hidden gem that was placed a few miles out of town. The venue astounded us when we toured for the first time. Not only had it exceeded our expectations, but it was THE location that we could picture ourselves delivering our marriage vows to each other.
The venue had an indoor location as well as an outdoor location. Despite the heat of an Oklahoma August day, we were convinced that our marriage had to take place outside under the pavilion. The outdoor pavilion has beautiful landscaping full of flowers, a large staircase for the grand entrance, & a beautiful fountain in the center. The property itself is beautiful, with a pond and various other scenery spots that were perfect for photos.
Joe & Amanda:
What was the most emotional part of your wedding day for you:
Joe – The morning of our wedding was emotional for me as I sat in the pavilion alone to pray over our marriage & create my vows. During our first look, I could not utter any noise. I found myself reaching out to draw Amanda in closer. I have never felt butterflies like I did the 10 minutes before the ceremony as I practiced my vows with my pastor behind the stage. My whole life was about to be improved & all of our closest friends & family were there to witness it.
Tell us about the Wedding Dress:
Amanda – The wedding dress was my second favorite part of the wedding. I started dress shopping about 6 months before the wedding. So we went to a bridal boutique in Oklahoma City, called JJ Kelly. I had tried on a few dresses & when I tried on the most expensive one we picked out, I fell in LOVE. What are the odds, the most expensive dress had to be MY dress. Joe finally agreed that the Olvi’s dress I fell in love with had to be worn on our special day. This dress had to be the most comfortable dress I’ve ever worn– it felt like I had on LuLu Lemon clothing. I could move, I could breathe, & I felt beautiful with the long train of layers upon layers of lace. The dress had perfectly placed lace applique places along my back & arms, & it gave the illusion of an off-the-shoulder style with lace falling down my shoulders. This dress is everything I have ever dreamed of wearing on my wedding day.
Joe – I have never seen a wedding dress like the one Amanda wore. It was perfect for her! She was stunning! All throughout the afternoon & evening I could not stop staring in awe. The dress fit every piece of her perfectly. The length & design combined with the fit made her look like royalty.
We know the blooms are so important! What inspired your color scheme?:
Amanda – I love EVERYTHING lavender! From lavender oils, lavender soaps, lavender macaroons, & even lavender lattes! Some of my favorite outfits consist of lavender pieces. People that truly know me, knew that I would choose nothing other than lavender as our wedding colors. We opted to rent all of our flowers from Something Borrowed Blooms. This was one of our better decisions because the process was so simple & cost effective! We weren’t burdened with an abundance of flowers that we had nowhere to put, & the price for rented flowers had to be at least half the cost of buying flowers. Our bouquets & boutonnieres primarily consisted of white roses with succulent greenery. We hand-placed lavender flower accents in each of them to tie them into our color scheme.
See Joe & Amanda’s gorgeous Engagement Photos that have been published by both the Knot & Aisle Memories here: Joe & Amanda Engagements
We love working with amazing people to bring our couples the best day! Connect with any of the amazing vendors below for information about your own perfect day!
RFC Event Center – Best Venue for so many reasons! Once you talk to Jessica & Felicia, you’ll understand why we love them! They care about your day & giving you what you want! Their service is top notch!
My Treasured Memories Photography – We are, of course, biased!
Wedding Dress Salon:
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Groom’s & Groomsmen:
Hair & Makeup:
Mimi La Fleur – Mimi is amazing! She’s one of the sweetest makeup artists we’ve ever worked with & her work is impeccable! It was a very hot day for Joe & Amanda’s wedding & Amanda’s makeup never faltered!
HD Video Highlight Reel:
Joe & Amanda get to enjoy more than just gorgeous portraits on their walls & a beautifully Handcrafted Memory Book, they get to re-live all the special moments from their day at The RFC Event Center through their personalized Wedding Video Highlight Reel. Their Highlight Reel is available to add to any of our Premier Wedding Collections!