bride and groom holding hands, looking at each other in the field of a wedding venue in OKC

THE SPRINGS was the luckiest wedding venue in OKC to get to host Michael + Lacey Cain’s perfect wedding day!

Being the only wedding venue in OKC to witness their tear-jerking first look, F U N  bridal party, and swoon-worthy wedding style, THE SPRINGS in Norman truly feels honored to have been the backdrop to the Cain’s special day.

bride and groom holding hands, looking at each other in the field of a wedding venue in OKC
Taken in the field at THE SPRINGS in Norman, a wedding venue in OKC.

There was so much that went into the Cain’s wedding day–behind the perfect decorations and photographs, Michael + Lacey have such a sweet story stemming from simple friendship.  To get to know them more, and to find out how they decided on certain aspects of their wedding day (including why they chose THE SPRINGS in Norman out of all of the wedding venues in OKC), we interviewed Lacey.  All of the answers below are in her own words!

Q1:  How did you + Michael meet?

bride and groom linking arms and looking at each other at a wedding venue in OKC

Michael and I met through mutual friends who introduced us to each other.  Through time, we became really good friends. Then about two years later, we went on our first date.

Q2:  Tell us about your engagement!  When, where, how?

bride holding an ivory bouquet with a wedding ring on

We went to dinner to celebrate Michael getting a job promotion, or at least that’s what I thought we were doing. After dinner we went to walk around at the park, which is one of the places we went on our first date.

groom hugging and kissing his bride who is smiling and holding a bouquet at a wedding venue in OKC

Then he got down on his knee and asked me to marry him. I don’t think I’ve ever been so surprised in my entire life. There were strangers that were cheering and clapping for us. We continued walking through the park, and as we turned a corner the people we loved were all right there waiting for us with signs and confetti. His family, my family, as well as our closest friends. He even had a photographer that captured him down on one knee proposing to me. Then the whole group went across the street for dessert. It will always be one of my favorite nights.

a bridal party of men and women in navy blue and lavender grouped together with the bride and groom in the center

Michael + Lacey planned their wedding for 10 months, and finally tied the knot on May 25, 2017 at their choice wedding venue in OKC, THE SPRINGS in Norman.

Q3:  Why did you choose THE SPRINGS out of all of the wedding venues in OKC?

the outdoor bridge and backyard view of THE SPRINGS in Norman, a wedding venue in OKC

We looked at a lot of venues, and THE SPRINGS met all of our needs. We actually toured the site when it didn’t even have walls yet, and we could just imagine how beautiful it would be when finished.

The outdoor ceremony pavilion and seating at THE SPRINGS in Norman, a wedding venue in OKC
The Cain’s wedding hosted 320 guests.

the reception hall filled with tables for 320 people at THE SPRINGS in Norman, a wedding venue in OKC

Q4:  What were some of the best memories from your wedding day?

Getting ready with my bridesmaids will always be a very special memory. It was easy for us to have a good time because everything was so relaxed the entire day. I loved getting our hair and makeup done together.

the bride and her bridesmaids dressed in white and gray silky robes in the bridal suite at THE SPRINGS in Norman, a wedding venue in OKC

Our first look is definitely a favorite for Michael and me. We weren’t sure if we wanted to do it when we first started planning the wedding, but we are so glad we did.

the groom looking down awaiting his bride for his first look of her in her wedding dressthe bride walking towards her groom for their first look, the first time he will see her in her wedding dressthe groom's reaction to seeing his bride for the first time in her wedding dressthe bride and groom reacting to seeing each other for the first time on wedding daythe bride wiping a tear from her groom's face as he reacts to seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress

At our first look we read our letters to each other and that moment will be one I’ll never forget.

bride reading a letter to her groom as he smiles at her at a wedding venue in OKC, THE SPRINGS in Norman

After our family pictures, we had food waiting on us in the bridal suite.  We enjoyed having a private time to eat together and talk with just the two of us before we entered the reception hall to talk to all of our guests. We both loved getting to come down the stairs for our introduction.

bride and groom clasping hands in the air, celebrating, at a wedding venue in OKC, THE SPRINGS in Norman

We loved and enjoyed going around the building, talking to and thanking all that came to help us celebrate.

bride holding + dancing with a little girl at her wedding reception with her groom smiling in the background

The last dance when it was just Michael and I about to leave as Mr. and Mrs. was also a favorite for us, maybe even more so than our first dance.

groom dancing with his bride as their last dance of the night at a wedding venue in OKC, THE SPRINGS in Norman

If you’re longing to see more, check out all of Lacey’s favorite moments on her breathtaking wedding video:

Michael & Lacey from Reagan Hayes on Vimeo.

Q5:  What is your best advice for future couples planning a wedding?

Do a first look! It might not be for everyone, but if you are considering it, go ahead and do it. We enjoyed our first look so much, and we also got so many pictures before the wedding started, so we were able to spend more time with our guests at the reception.

groom embracing his bride after a first look at a wedding venue in OKC, THE SPRINGS in Norman

Q6:  What would you tell others about starting wedding planning?

Don’t pressure yourself, and don’t let others pressure you, into making quick decisions–it will all come together lovely on the wedding day.

We truly were the luckiest wedding venue in the OKC area to get to host Michael + Lacey’s wedding day!  Their love and happiness is something we will always cherish.  We wish them the very best in all of the years to come!

LACEY’S VENDORS

Venue:  THE SPRINGS in Norman

wedding venue in OKC, THE SPRINGS in Norman's reception hall

Photographer:  Holli B Photography

wedding invitation suite with a bouquet, jewelry, and shoes

Videographer:  Reagan Lynn Films

DJ:  Devin with M&M Productions

group of men and women dancing at a wedding venue in OKC, THE SPRINGS in Norman

Bridal Salon:  Beloved Bridal

bride modeling her short sleeve, trumpet wedding dress at a wedding venue in OKC, THE SPRINGS in Norman

Hair + Makeup:  Malorie Avaline

smiling bride showcasing her gorgeous, side, fishtail braid

Florist:  Amber Magee

blush and ivory, wide bouquet being held by a bride

Cake Bakery:  Southern Sweet Cheeks Bakery

rustic wedding cake tiers separated onto three wooden bases with pink flowers as toppers

Looking for a wedding venue in the OKC area–OR in any of the areas below?  If so, contact us today!

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Written by Brianna Yates

Brianna Yates

Social Media Marketer for THE SPRINGS Event Venue.
Wife. Gym-goer. Ball cap lover.