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Vows that Wow — Macey & Nicholas

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

Week after week, our team receives and showcases stunning weddings from across Oklahoma, all courtesy of the immensely talented wedding vendors and lovely couples who submit to us. Each month, our editorial team selects one spectacular wedding to highlight, one that stands above the rest for its uniqueness and beauty. 

This month’s Vows that Wow features a timeless, modern and whimsical garden party with pops of white, champagne, pink and green. Keep scrolling to discover all the details of Macey and Nicholas’s special day!

 

How the Couple Met

Macey and Nicholas first met in high school at a student council camp. At the time, they had no idea what the future held for their love story. Acquainted the summer before their senior year of high school, the two eventually drifted apart before heading off to college. Some time later, both attending Oklahoma State University, the pair reconnected at the President’s Leadership Council (PLC). As divine providence would have it, Macey’s parents also met at PLC!

Soon after, Macey brought Nicholas to her first college date party as a friend. Hitting it off, it wasn’t long before Nic asked Macey on a date. Incorporating that first date into their wedding day, Macey recalls that “the dance floor and napkins had the phrase ‘you’re a gem’ on them because those were the words Nic texted me after our first date.” The couple wed on October 15, 2023, incorporating countless details that pointed back to their love story.

 

The Wedding Day

The night before the big day, Macey and Nic’s loved ones enjoyed a stay in Tulsa’s Brut Hotel. The brutalist architecture makes this boutique hotel standout from the rest, giving guests a one-of-a-kind experience.

Come the day of, Macey spent the morning getting ready with her bridesmaids before slipping into her custom gown from Valentine Bridal. She adorned herself with accessories from the same shop to complete her look! “Sonni is a wedding dress designer whose skills are as technical as they are creative,” writes Macey. “She helped me dream up two different wedding day looks with the same dress and made all my bridal wedding day dreams come true.”

After an intimate first look, Macey and Nic said “I do” during a heartfelt ceremony. “I remember holding hands with mom walking down the aisle and making eye contact with Nic and smiling with pure joy and tears in my eyes,” the bride recalls. “It was so special walking past our family and friends who have been our greatest support system in every season of life as we stepped into a new one.”

Nic kissed his bride and the two stepped into their reception tent for the first time. Surprise and delight filled the couple as their vision was brought to life, thanks to decor and rentals from Marianne’s Rentals and Party Pro Rents.

The rest of the evening was spent mingling, eating and dancing! The reception had no shortage of personal details that shared the milestones of Macey and Nic’s relationship. “From the lanterns over the dance floor to the food served to every guest, we wanted every detail to feel like ‘us’ as a couple and tell our love story,” writes the bride.

The entire day was captured by Lauren Rader Photography. “Lauren captured every moment of our wedding day with detail and intentionality. She captured the emotion and overall feel of our wedding day in such an authentic way through every photo. I will cherish these photos for the rest of my life,” says Macey. 

Thanks to NB Productions, Macey and Nic also have a beautiful wedding video to reminisce on. “Noah captured our special day through video in a true documentary style that makes us feel like we are able to relive this day over and over again,” says Macey. “We are so thankful for his attention to detail and the moments that mean the most to us.”

After all was said and done, the couple retreated to The Mayo Hotel, where they enjoyed some much needed rest and alone time in a luxurious and historic setting.

 

Macey & Nicholas’s Favorite Moment

“One of my favorite moments would have to be our first look. Nic and I are both huge extroverts and love being surrounded by our people; however, this moment was one that was just us, which was really special. We wrote each other personal vows that we read to each other. We laughed, cried and hugged one another with pure joy, knowing that we were about to step into a lifetime together that we prayed for for so long.”

Valentine Bridal — Custom Couture Wedding Gowns

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024

Do you dream of walking down the aisle in a custom wedding gown? Does the thought of a tailor-made dress give you thrill? Do you have a specific vision in mind for your bridal look? If so, you’re in the right place. Let us introduce you to Valentine Bridal, the ultimate spot to get a custom couture wedding gown.

Along with custom gowns, Valentine Bridal also specializes in ready-made collections and alterations. Whether you need some inspiration or want to browse some bespoke options, Valentine Bridal has eight unique and elegant gowns to choose from. Keep reading to learn more about this boutique’s offerings!

Photos: Bailey Rose Photography

 

Custom Gowns

Valentine Bridal began when owner Sonni designed her own dress for her wedding over 10 years ago. Now, with a decade of experience, the designer has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to bespoke gowns. As Sonni writes on her Instagram, “I love custom. I love the challenge of custom. I love collaborating with my brides and making one-of-a-kind gowns!”

One of Sonni’s gowns was even featured in Vogue Magazine! Keep reading to learn more about the possibility of receiving your own high fashion garment.

Easy as 1, 2, 3!

The process of achieving your dream dress is simple and fun. With these three easy steps, you’re well on your way to a dress that has you written all over.

1. Design

To get started, you’ll meet face-to-face with Sonni. Here, you get to lay out all the details of your vision: texture, pattern, silhouette, color and more. Be sure to come with any accessories you’d like to incorporate or ideas and ready to have a fun time!

2. Fabric & Fit

After your initial meeting comes time to select the fabric. Valentine Bridal boasts various luxury fabrics imported from around the world. A few of their selections include chantilly lace imported from Paris and silk duchess satin from London. Once you select your fabric, the team will begin to construct your gown. Because your dress is custom to you, rest assured that it will fit flawlessly!

3. Finish

Valentine Bridal promises quality at every level — including the nitty gritty details. Even their zippers are custom-made at JDavid Jewelry from 14k solid gold, featuring a diamond set by one of J David’s professional jewelers. Custom gowns start at $7,500, and cost varies depending on fabrics and design complexity.

 

Ready-Made Collections & Custom Fittings

If you’d prefer something ready-made, Valentine Bridal also offers gown collections! Their 2024 collection features eight unique, beautiful and versatile gowns. Choose something fitted and formal or modern and chic. All gowns are made with love, care and pockets!

Lastly, Valentine Bridal offers alterations in addition to ready-made and custom gowns. No matter where your gown is from, Sonni and her talented team of seamstresses guarantees a perfect fit.

Not only will you walk away with a tailor-made fit, you’ll have fun during the process! Fittings at Valentine Bridal take place in their spacious and bright studio, designed to comfortably accommodate your loved ones so your fitting isn’t simply a to-do but an experience!

Fittings range from $600-$1000, depending on the intricacy of your gown’s lace or beadwork.

If a bespoke gown, hand-made collections or top-notch alterations are on your wedding bucket list, be sure to check out Valentine Bridal! You can learn more at their vendor profile here.

Vows that Wow — Maci & Aaron

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Week after week, our team receives and showcases stunning weddings from across Oklahoma, all courtesy of the immensely talented wedding vendors and lovely couples who submit to us. Each month, our editorial team selects one spectacular wedding to highlight, one that stands above the rest for its uniqueness and beauty. 

This month, we’re featuring Maci and Aaron’s light and airy wedding. Pops of gold with baby blues and pinks made for a whimsical and festive occasion.

 

How the Couple Met

Maci and Aaron’s romance all started in college. In desperate need of a chemistry tutor, Maci turned to Aaron for help. She quickly realized that Aaron was to be more than her tutor: “From the start, I knew I would be the luckiest girl if I got to marry Aaron!”

Won over by his charm and sweet disposition, Maci said yes after he popped the question in May 2022. A year later, the two tied the knot on June 24, 2023. “He is my very best friend and funniest guy I know,” Maci writes.

 

The Wedding Day

Maci and Aaron’s wedding festivities began with a rehearsal dinner at The Fordson Hotel, where the couple and their guests also stayed the night before the big day. The next morning, Maci and her best gals. After slipping into her gown, the bride adorned herself with accessories from House of Bridal

The couple’s ceremony and reception took place at Civic Center Music Hall, adorned with colorful, springtime florals by Poppy Lane Design. “Poppy Lane made all our wedding florals dreams come true,” writes the bride. “Kelly and Madeline are so fun to work and so skilled at what they do!” After the couple walked down the aisle for the first time as husband and wife, guests enjoyed cocktail hour. 

At the reception, Harris Custom Catering served up delectable bites during first dances and speeches. Thanks to Amy Cakes, guests savored a four-tier, baby blue cake. With the help of Marianne’s Rentals, the reception was fitted with gorgeous decor and linens, completing Maci and Aaron’s garden party-inspired space!

 

Maci & Aaron’s Favorite Moment

“Our wedding day was a dream! Our closest friends and family made our day so special and made us feel extremely loved and celebrated. At the end of the day, realizing I married my very best friend was the greatest feeling of joy.”

Vows that Wow — Lauren & TJ

Monday, March 18th, 2024

Week after week, our team receives and showcases stunning weddings from across Oklahoma, all courtesy of the immensely talented wedding vendors and lovely couples who submit to us. Each month, our editorial team selects one spectacular wedding to highlight, one that stands above the rest for its uniqueness and beauty. 

For March, we’re showcasing a classic wedding with Italian inspiration. Keep scrolling to discover Lauren and TJ’s green, white and desert brown affair.

 

How the Couple Met

Before they started dating, Lauren and TJ met at the gym. “We played it cool at first, just saying hi and interacting only a little bit,” writes the bride. A few weeks later, the two went out with a group of friends and have been attached at the hip ever since!

From that day forward, the couple has spent countless hours in each other’s presence. “We can’t think of a day that we didn’t spend together after the first night we went out,” Lauren writes. On February 3, 2024, the couple tied the knot, looking forward to an eternity together.

 

The Wedding Day

Before the festivities of their big day, Lauren and TJ hosted a rehearsal dinner at their venue, Aspen Ranch, and spent the night there as well. “Our bridesmaids and groomsmen stayed on-site in the Aspen Manor, so the night before felt like a giant sleepover with our best friends,” writes the bride. “Aspen Ranch as a whole is incredible. The property is stunning, and the level of luxury is unparalleled.” The event came together beautifully thanks to Bailey Kubicek, who made sure every detail was pure perfection. 

With the arrival of the wedding day came getting ready. Plenty of champagne, vow-practicing and hand-holding marked the morning. The couple was dressed to the nines with Lauren in her stunning bridal gown and TJ rocking a suit from William & Lauren Custom Clothier.

 Oklahannah Plays Harp accompanied the couple’s ceremony, where not a dry eye was found. After an emotional ceremony, the couple and their loved ones headed to the reception. Thanks to decor from Mood Party Rentals, floral arrangements from XO by Haleigh Kenney and signage from Eros Studios, the space exuded a timeless elegance.

After enjoying a delicious dinner from Kam’s Kookery and a cake made by Mishelle Handy Cakes, the party began. OKC Entertainment and Events brought the beats until it was time for Lauren and TJ’s grand exit.

 

Lauren & TJ’s Favorite Moment

“A favorite moment was when the kids were getting ready to walk down the aisle to see their dad. Voice recordings of each of them played over the loudspeaker for TJ to hear. The whole place was sobbing, it was so emotional.”

Vows that Wow — Tress & Jonathan

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

Week after week, our team receives and showcases stunning weddings from across Oklahoma, all courtesy of the immensely talented wedding vendors and lovely couples who submit to us. Each month, our editorial team selects one spectacular wedding to highlight, one that stands above the rest for its uniqueness and beauty. 

This month, we’re featuring Tress and Jonathan’s classy, bright and formal affair. A white wedding with pops of pink and gold, the day had elegance written all over. 

 

How the Couple Met

These high school sweethearts met through a fun, sporty and energetic friend group. While still in their teens, the two remained friends with similar interests and values. It wasn’t until college that sparks began to fly. 

Tress and Jonathan found themselves in the same class during her freshman year and his sophomore year. “Let’s just say our relationship started one day when he texted me out of the blue to ask about a ‘homework assignment’ for the class,” writes the bride. 

From then on, the two have been inseparable. On July 15, 2023, they said yes to forever with each other.

 

The Wedding Day

The day began with Tress and her bridesmaids getting dolled up by the experts at K Shelton Beauty and enjoying a lunch from the catering team at Vinterra Event Venue. After soaking up precious time with her best gals, Tress made her way down the aisle at the modern Vinterra

The Brava Quartette at Box Talent provided beautiful string melodies throughout the ceremony. “Our ceremony was orchestrated beautifully with worship, the sound of strings playing and every chair filled with the people we love the most,” writes the bride.

Following the ceremony, Tress and Jonathan’s guests enjoyed a fun cocktail hour full of coffee, appetizers, games, drawings and photos. Then, guests flooded into a space decked out with decor and rentals from Marianne’s Rentals  and Party Pro Rents

“The reception followed in the blink of an eye after the incredible team of vendors performed a highly detailed room flip,” writes Tress. “Our aisle transformed into the best dance floor we could have hoped for.”

Along with dinner and dancing, the couple cut into their towering six-tier cake, frosted in classic white by Amy Cakes. Thanks to Embellished Weddings, the day went off without a hitch. “Abbey McDaniel was my absolute favorite go-to girl,” writes the bride. “She made everything completely seamless and did everything she possibly could to make sure I was taken care of in every way.”

 

Tress & Jonathan’s Favorite Moment

“After a fun night of dancing and confetti falling on the dance floor, my new husband and I enjoyed our last private dance—a moment that happens to be one of my favorite memories of the night. As we danced to our song, we looked around, taking in all the beauty in the room, and had the most special moment, just the two of us.”

Revealing Our Wed Society® | Oklahoma 2024 Cover!

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024

It’s a beautiful day for a Book of Weddings release! We couldn’t be more thrilled to unveil the gorgeous inaugural cover of our Wed Society® | Oklahoma (formerly Brides of Oklahoma) Book of Weddings, captured by the incredibly talented Kristin Edwards Photography. Natalie and Avi’s wedding featured a beautiful garden backdrop with lush greens and bright florals, making for an elegant, natural and timeless affair. Keep scrolling to discover this late summer celebration!

 

How the Couple Met

While still in college at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Natalie and Avi became close friends. Their friendship remained platonic for their first three years in school, with the two acting as wingman and wingwoman for each other. By the time senior year rolled around, they lived in apartments across from each other and began spending more time together. 

As the months went by, the couple realized they had fallen for each other. “With only a few months until graduation, we decided to commit to long distance for a couple years and try to make it work,” writes the bride. After graduating, Natalie headed to New York for work and Avi stayed in Los Angeles. Seven years later, the two were engaged. It’s safe to say that long distance worked for these lovebirds who tied the knot on September 10, 2023.

 

Natalie & Avi’s Wedding Day

Before their big day, Natalie and Avi shared rehearsal dinner with friends and family at The Patriot Golf Club, enjoying the view of green, rolling hills. The next day, as the couple shared vows and said “I do,” at the iconic Philbrook Museum located in the heart of Tulsa they were surrounded by classic white and green florals provided by Ever Something

“Taylor helped execute our vision with multiple events throughout the weekend,” said the bride. “She was so patient as I went back and forth so many times on colors and vibe and vision — and the team’s execution the day of was perfect.”

Along with stunning floral arrangements at their ceremony, Natalie and Avi enjoyed a beautiful reception made possible by the decor and rentals provided by Party Pro Rents. Everything came together under the direction of Sarah Davis from Bee Balanced Events

“Sarah was the anchor that kept us grounded and calm in the lead up to and the day of the event,” writes Natalie. “I am so grateful for her guidance throughout — none of this could have happened without her!”

Kristen Edwards Photography captured Natalies and Avi’s special day, giving them photos to look back on for years to come. Jordan Miears Photography + Films, LLC also created a video for the couple, letting them experience the beauty and joy of their wedding over and over. 

 

Natalie & Avi’s Favorite Detail

“One favorite memory of mine was walking down the aisle. … When it was our turn to walk down, and we turned the corner, I saw a sea of people — all of whom I felt such a deep sense of love and care for. I immediately started crying — heaving, loud cries, in fact — overwhelmed by the wonderful emotions. To see your life’s friendships and dear family in front of you as you walk to the love of your life, was truly the most special thing.”

See more of this gorgeous wedding below!

 

Ready to snag this Wed Society® | Oklahoma Book of Weddings? Click here to get a copy of the publication for yourself! Cheers to another year celebrating the absolute best of Oklahoma weddings!

Vows that Wow — McKenna & Kyler

Tuesday, January 16th, 2024

Week after week, our team receives and showcases stunning weddings from across Oklahoma, all courtesy of the immensely talented wedding vendors and lovely couples who submit to us. Each month, our editorial team selects one spectacular wedding to highlight, one that stands above the rest for its uniqueness and beauty.

For January, we’re featuring a garden party themed wedding with plenty of pastel colors and vintage touches throughout. McKenna and Kyler said “I do” in dreamy surroundings on September 2, 2023.

 

How the Couple Met

McKenna and Kyler met as students at Northern Oklahoma College Enid. Both student athletes, the two crossed paths a number of times. Although McKenna was dating someone else when they met, Kyler took interest.

“One night our freshman year he tweeted, ‘you ken help me.’ My instagram handle is @kennahelpu,” writes the bride. “I never liked the tweet or anything because I had a boyfriend at the time, but deep down I thought it was very clever and brave of him to do that.”

Even after no response, Kyler was persistent in his pursuit of McKenna. After breaking up with her boyfriend, she and Kyler began spending more time together. From best friends to boyfriend and girlfriend, the two dated for five and a half years before tying the knot!

 

The Wedding Day

The day began with McKenna and her bridesmaids getting dolled up with makeup by Claire Burns Makeup Artistry and hairstyles created by Addie Artistry. After the couple gussied up in their respective suites, the two shared a first look before the day’s main event.

Both the ceremony and reception took place at The Range Wedding + Event Venue, adorned with stunning florals by Ribbon & Blooms Floristry and decor from Borrowed Charm. After taking pictures and exchanging vows in a beautiful, waterfront setting, the couple celebrated with their friends and family.

At the reception, Harris Custom Catering provided an exquisite meal while OKC Entertainment and Events brought the party. The couple busted a few moves while sporting baseball caps on the dance floor. 

It all came together with the help of the folks at Borrowed Charm. As McKenna writes, “Our wedding day was so dreamy. I loved all the details and colors that we incorporated into our day. It was so fun to see our vision come to life!”

 

McKenna & Kyler’s Favorite Detail

“My favorite moments were getting ready with the girls, doing our first look together, and dancing the night away with all of our favorite people. It was such a special day that I will always remember and cherish.”

Hitch by Billie — Saying Thank You with Permanent Jewelry

Thursday, January 4th, 2024

Permanent jewelry has been all the rage as of late, and for good reason! It’s dainty, customizable and always stays put. Welded jewelry is not only great for everyday wear, it can also make for a wonderful way to let your bridesmaids know how much they mean to you, and Hitch by Billie wants to help you do just that!

Photo: Courtesy of Hitch by Billie

 

A Unique Way to Say Thank you

Based in Edmond, Oklahoma, Hitch by Billie specializes in mobile welded jewelry. They offer rings, bracelets, anklets and necklaces. Additionally, the company offers a range of metals, including 14K gold, 14K gold-filled and sterling silver. They love helping customers create their own unique pieces and hope to be a part of your celebration.

There are a few options when it comes to surprising your best gals with permanent jewelry — your bachelorette party being the first. Receiving a beautiful, new piece of jewelry makes for a fun activity that your girls are sure to remember!

Another option is to have Hitch by Billie setup while you and your bridesmaids get ready on your wedding day. While they get their hair and makeup done, each woman can also sit with the Hitch by Billie team and pick out her newest piece of fine jewelry.

Still have questions? Read on!

Photo: Courtesy of Hitch by Billie

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is permanent (or welded) jewelry?

Permanent jewelry is a customized piece measured, cut to fit and then completed with a small weld to close the connection. It is your favorite jewelry piece without a clasp!

What if my piece of jewelry breaks?

No problem! Hang on to the chain and contact Hitch by Billie for a repair. The first repair is on them! Any additional repairs will be $10 plus tax. If the chain is beyond repair, you must purchase a new one.

Is permanent jewelry TSA approved?

Yes! Fine jewelry is not required to be removed through airport security.

Can permanent jewelry be removed?

Yes. You can remove the delicate material with wire cutters or scissors.

How long does permanent jewelry last?

This is dependent on your activity level and lifestyle. For most, it will only come off when you are ready to remove it yourself (weeks, months, years). Keep in mind that it is fine jewelry. While it may be welded on, it is not invincible!

Where is Hitch by Billie located?

Hitch by Billie is a mobile business servicing the Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas. They are currently booking events at the location of your choice!

Photo: Courtesy of Hitch by Billie

 

If you want to tell your bridesmaids thank you in a unique and memorable way, consider Hitch by Billie. Every time your bridal party sees their lovely pieces of jewelry, they’ll remember your love and friendship.

To learn more, check out Hitch by Billie’s vendor profile here!

Our Favorite Sweets & Wedding Cakes in Tulsa

Monday, December 18th, 2023

Picking out a wedding cake or sweet treat for your guests is one of the most fun parts of wedding planning. However, with such a vast array of bakeries to choose from, how do you go about narrowing down your search? If you’re on the hunt for wedding cakes in Tulsa, look no further! Below we’ve gathered our favorites when it comes to all things sweet.

 

Sweet Devotion Cakery

wedding cakes in tulsa

Photo: Courtesy of Sweet Devotion Cakery

For over 30 years, owner and founder of Sweet Devotion Cakery has been creating beautiful desserts to help couples celebrate their special day. Baking from her kitchen, Angela Taylor finds joy in handcrafting a uniquely designed cake for each of her customers. Angela’s cakes are not only homemade, but also “taylor-made” to your specific wants and needs. Whether you have dietary restrictions, a unique vision or no clue where to start, Angela is equipped with the knowledge and experience to deliver on your dream cake!

 

OK Cookie Momster

Photo: Courtesy of OK Cookie Momster

OK Cookie Momster is all about bringing its customers that one-of-a-kind, homemade flavor. By using top-quality ingredients like real butter and vanilla, founder Libby Morley ensures her cookies are of the utmost quality. Libby and her business partner, Rachael Foster, specialize in custom-designed cookies, offering over 2,000 shapes. In addition to their classic, custom iced cookies, OK Cookie Momster also offers stacked cakes and cookie bouquets, cakes and jars.

 

Whether you want to serve your guests a traditional three-tier cake or to mix things up and offer personalized cookies, you can’t go wrong with one of our preferred vendors. Be sure to browse each profile to learn more about cookies and wedding cakes in Tulsa!

Vows that Wow — Austin & Tyle

Thursday, December 14th, 2023

Week after week, our team receives and showcases stunning weddings from across Oklahoma, all courtesy of the immensely talented wedding vendors and lovely couples who submit to us. Each month, our editorial team selects one spectacular wedding to highlight, one that stands above the rest for its uniqueness and beauty. 

A disco-inspired garden party with a warm desert color palette makes for a fun, stylish and unique wedding. Read on to discover more of our December Vows that Wow couple, Austin and Tyle’s special day!

 

How the Couple Met

Tyle and Austin’s love story came about when each of them least expected it. In 2013, the 20-year-old men had big aspirations for themselves. Tyle dreamt of professionally entering the world of theatre while Austin was determined to become the next Anna Wintour. Tyle had no time for romance and Austin wasn’t looking for an Oklahoma boy to tie him down.

Over the summer, however, the two made plans thinking their relationship would be a summer fling at best. Their first date consisted of cheap margaritas and movie snacks while watching Scream.

“Neither of us had any clue how that one night would change our lives forever,” writes Austin. 

Through big moves, bad days, mundane moments and everything in between, Austin and Tyle realized how much they needed each other. The two said yes to forever on September 22, 2023. 

 

The Wedding Day

Austin and Tyle’s wedding weekend began at the Fordson Hotel, where the couple and their guests stayed in style, enjoying all downtown Oklahoma City has to offer. The festivities continued on the couple’s wedding day, held at The Baumberhof. The room’s tall ceilings and glass cupola gave the ceremony an open and fresh feel with plenty of natural light. 

At their reception, Austin and Tyle created a space unique to them thanks to decor and rentals from Borrowed Charm, Eventures and Marianne’s Rentals. Complete with disco balls, colorful banners, a unique dance floor and more, this wedding had “Austin and Tyle” written all over it.

“We wasted no time hitting the dance floor — our song is an upbeat one, so instead of the traditional first dance we invited our guests to join us for a group dance to get the night started,” Austin wrote. “We wanted our day to feel like a celebration of not only our love, but all of the people who have loved us along the way.”

None of it would have been possible without help from their wedding planner. “We’re so thankful that the Baumberhof required a planner because we were bold enough to think that we could pull off a wedding on our own when we first started everything,” writes Austin. “We found not only a boss, but an amazing friend in Savannah Shades from Savy Social Co. We can’t sing her praises enough!”

With photos from Kelsey Justice and Lauren Rader Photography as a secondary photographer, Tyle and Austin have beautiful pictures that they will cherish for a lifetime.

 

Austin & Tyle’s Favorite Detail

“We have so many little ‘favorites’ from the day, but our private dance at the end of the night is one that really stands out. It wasn’t something that was high on our priority list — we wanted to be with our guests! — so neither of us were prepared for the impact it ended up having. The last moments before our day was gone were spent with just us alone in the space that we had been obsessing over for more than a year, taking in all of the love in the air one more time.”

 

Top Broken Bow Wedding Venues

Sunday, December 10th, 2023

On the hunt for Broken Bow Wedding Venues? We’re sharing our favorite below to give you a rundown of the best spot to get hitched in this small town. Located just south of Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend State Park, this venue is sure to wow your guests and provide a lovely backdrop for which to say “I do.”

 

Last Wild River Resort

Photo: Courtesy of Last Wild River Resort

The Last Wild River Resort is located along the banks of Glover River and nestled among Oklahoma’s Ouachita Mountains. Surrounded by towering trees and plenty of waterfront views, this resort makes for an enchanting backdrop to any wedding. Additionally, the resort provides onsite lodging for up to 26 guests with numerous recreational activities like hiking, kayaking and volleyball. 

Emerald Falls Event Center

Photo: Courtesy of Emerald Falls Event Center

Located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Emerald Falls offers a unique and elegant space for you to create special memories with your loved ones. Along with our stunning wedding and reception venue, Emerald Falls offers planning experts that are ready to help you every step of the way.

Broken Bow may be small, but it has much to offer. If you love the outdoors, wooded areas and serene spaces, consider a Broken Bow wedding venue for your big day!

Top Wedding Hair and Makeup in Oklahoma

Sunday, December 10th, 2023

Every bride wants to look and feel confident, radiant and beautiful as she walks down the aisle. By booking a team of wedding hair and makeup specialists, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your big day! Whether you’re looking for full glam or soft natural, below you’ll find some of the best stylists and artists for hair, makeup and more all over Oklahoma. 

 

Wedding Makeup

Claire Burns Makeup Artistry

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Oklahoma City based, Claire Burns Makeup Artistry specializes in bridal beauty. Along with her perfect blend of natural and glam makeup, Claire prioritizes her clients’ wellbeing and confidence above all else. With years of experience and true passion for what she does, consider Claire for you wedding hair and makeup. She would be honored to work alongside you!

Natasha Welch Artistry 

With more than twelve years of experience, Natasha Welch Artistry is dedicated to making you feel your most beautiful.  She is a licensed esthetician, specializing in bridal makeup and has a passion for all things beauty. Natasha caters to you, your skin concerns and your makeup preferences, whether that be heavy glam or light natural makeup, she is ready to help.

 

Wedding Hair

Addie Artistry

This Oklahoma-based hairstylist has a keen eye for detail and a creative flair. Addie crafts personalized and stunning bridal looks, from romantic updos to flowing waves, tailored to each bride’s unique vision and guaranteeing a flawless and radiant look.

 

Wedding Hair and Makeup

M Salon

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M Salon is built around the ideal of raising the beauty industry to a higher standard through independence and creative growth. They take your looks seriously — especially on your big day. The M Salon professionals have a dedicated team for your wedding who provide top-notch hair and makeup. The team also includes a barber ready to touch up men’s facial grooming and hairlines, so you can rest assured knowing everyone will look their best!

 

K Shelton Beauty

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The experts at K Shelton Beauty take the phrase “look good, feel good” seriously. By providing on-site, all-inclusive hair and makeup services, they take the stress out of planning so you can relax and enjoy being pampered on your big day. Though based in Oklahoma, these beauty gurus love a reason to travel. Whether you’re eloping, hosting a destination wedding or staying close to home, luxury awaits at K Shelton Beauty.

 

Taylor K. Beal

Photo: Mary Stuckey Photography

Taylor K. Beal’s love for hair and makeup began when she was young and has only grown since. She trained under numerous industry professionals and celebrity makeup artists in New York City. Now, she works as a stylist in the bridal, commercial and film industries. Back in her home state of Oklahoma, Taylor is using her talent to help brides shine on their big day. Her goal is to help women enhance their beauty and personal style through modern makeup and hair styling.

 

Other Beauty Services

Mist Me by Meg

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Everyone wants a glowing tan on their wedding day, and Mist Me by Meg is here to give you exactly that! Meg creates a custom blend for each of her clients to ensure your unique complexion receives a perfect shade. Additionally, Meg’s tanning blends carry naturally derived ingredients that are certified vegan by PETA. When you choose Mist Me by Meg, you’re choosing products that are not only safe but good for your skin as well!

 

GLOW by Kenna Sherice

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Skincare has always been a passion for Kenna Sherice. After receiving her Esthetics license in 2012, she put her passion to work and founded GLOW by Kenna Sherice. Her goal? Help her clients find confidence and embrace their inner glow. If you want healthy, radiant skin on your big day, look no further than GLOW by Kenna Sherice. Whether you’re in need of a spray tan, a lash lift and tint or a facial, she’s got you covered!

 

As you continue prepping for you special day, be sure to look into these talented wedding hair and makeup vendors for all things beauty before and on your big day!