|Chad and Niki Neal of Oklahoma|
December 17th 2013 was a day that would change my life forever… It was the day I met the love of my life. Chad Neal showed up for our first date with yellow roses and kissed me right after saying hello. I knew he was different from that moment. That was the moment I fell in love with him and we haven’t been apart since. It’s not easy to find someone who thinks like you and loves everything you do. But when you do, you hold on to them and cherish every moment together.
Since I’ve met him, he has shown me a whole new world of adventure! He had two passions when I met him… His jeep and his bike! I personally had never experienced either before. The first time he put me on the back of his Dyna Wide Glide, I was very nervous. But after the first five minutes, I was in love! The freeing feeling of being on a bike, with the warm sun on my face was amazing! I was hooked! He took me to my first BBBBQ last year on the Dyna. It was awesome! I loved it as much as he did. Unfortunately the small passenger pad on the back was excruciatingly painful to me, so on our second day of the rally he traded it in for our Heritage Softail Classic. Now we can ride all day long, take trips all over and we both can enjoy the ride!
Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gear and Gun Range in our hometown of Oktaha, OK. Chad proposed on our grand opening day as I was cutting the ribbon. Saying I was happy could not even begin to describe me that day!
After the excitement and things had settled down, I asked him what kind of a wedding he wanted. We both have been married before, and like most weddings his were planned by the bride. I wanted our wedding to not be just what I wanted, but what he wanted as well. We threw around a lot of ideas, but nothing really seemed right. Months went by and we still had no idea what we wanted.
It was the perfect idea and he already had it all arranged and us scheduled for September 25th at 4:15pm on center stage when he told me his idea. He knew I would love the idea before he ever said anything. Over the next several months we planned the event. I was given a beautiful wedding gown by a dear friend, so we went with “biker formal” attire. I even bought white high heeled leather boots to wear!
Wedding photography: Proof of LifePhotography by Leslie Burchett