Potential in the Unfinished by Magnolia Adams


It’s that moment when you’re not exactly sure what stands before you.  The moment that holds feelings you’ll try desperately, but in vain, to describe to your grandchildren.  You can’t quite put your finger on it, but it’s a moment you will always remember. It’s that magical moment when you stop envisioning the very next thing.  Sure, the next thing may be fine.  But in this moment, your visions turn from fine to extraordinary.  The very next thing you can imagine transforms into a little stop within a timeless journey.

The best part about this point in time is that it takes place before things are complete, when they are not yet fully formed.

Colin and Lauren are the bride and groom of this real wedding, captured by Magnolia Adams Photography.  These two know quite a bit about “moments.”

As Colin and Lauren went on their first visit to Southwind Hills in Goldsby, Oklahoma, they dreamed of their life together beginning in such a unique and glamorous venue.  In fact, dreaming was all they could manage, seeing as the venue was not yet finished on the day they booked their wedding.  Lauren explained, “[It] wasn’t even halfway finished.  We could already see the potential.  We instantly knew it was the perfect fit and put our deposit down the next day.”

Much to their delight, the venue truly was the perfect fit.  The high-end barn style venue managed to reflect both Colin and Lauren’s styles.  The wedding had a very crisp, rustic feel, which underscored Lauren’s simple and glamorous style.  

The venue was also peppered with industrial components such as the metal spiral staircase and the modern balcony.  This underscored Colin’s style, contemporary and polished.  

This beautiful intersection of rustic and modern was repeated in the centerpieces.  They were made of mostly simple, natural materials, and pops of color were added inside metallic vases.

Colin and Lauren clearly have a knack for recognizing potential.  They each have their own story of the dawn of their lifelong relationship: an unassuming coffee date.  Lauren noted that on their first date, she immediately felt a sense of complete freedom.  This freedom was simply a seed that continued to grow as their relationship progressed.  Colin described that the very first coffee date, he realized Lauren knew just how to tap into his goofy side.  Based on the first look and the processional, Lauren also needs to tap into Colin’s emotions, which we saw streaming down his face frequently throughout the ceremony.    

The freedom they share is so apparent in the images Michelle, of Magnolia Adams Photography, captured after the ceremony.  Colin and Lauren were sweetly chatting beneath Lauren’s veil, together forever, simple and free, at long last.  They each have a goofy side.  It was easy to see the freedom they feel together, as they recessed down the aisle in side-splitting laughter.

To Lauren, the most exciting part of the day was thinking about heading to the home they would now share.  This fact further emphasized her excitement to create new traditions as they grow into a family.  These new traditions were beautifully echoed on their big day, including the brand new venue, the artful intersection of rustic and modern styles, and, most importantly, the sweet moments between the bride and groom as their personalities were allowed to shine through.

Colin and Lauren are now in the beginning stage of marriage.  Though they aren’t sure what it will look like, they are both certain it will exceed their expectations.

Photography by Magnolia Adams :: Cake by Amy Cakes in Norman :: Venue: Southwind Hills :: Wedding Planner and Center Floral Arrangements by Jenny Joy Events :: Bouquets, Boutonnieres and Corsages by Emerson Events :: Cinematography by Vanderburg Creative :: Shoes from Juicy Couture :: Second photographer: Makenzi Ryanne Photography :: Written by Guest Writer Jessica Gobble