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Delicate Spring Wedding Inspiration Held at Spain Ranch

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With all its delicate floral elements and transitional feel, this vintage-chic styled shoot makes for perfect early spring wedding inspiration, and the fact that it’s held at Spain Ranch has us even more in love! The venue’s gorgeous all-white interior and exterior to match make it one of the dreamiest spots in Oklahoma to be wed. Runaway Belle Vintage Rentals captures the grandmillennial vibe perfectly with lovely pieces including the sweetest refurbished dresser that displays a towering, textured creation by Amy Cakes, showcasing the delectable dessert exactly how it deserves! An amazing, crescent-shaped altar installation arranged by The Carter Collective makes the space come to life and feel oh-so-romantic, and we love every other nook and cranny they have added creative installations of pale petals and bold blooms to – not to mention the floral suspended from the ceiling above a whimsical springtime tablescape! Captured in light, airy and colorful style by Meg Rose Photography, this spring wedding inspiration full of vintage-chic style makes us wish for crisp, dewy mornings again! Keep scrolling to check out the gorgeous spring wedding inspiration for yourself. Cheers!

Photos // Meg Rose Photography


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7 Surrounding Tulsa Wedding Venues You Can’t Miss

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Whether you’re in search of a traditional wedding venue or a more out-of-the-box setting, the greater Tulsa area has it all! Today, we’re here to highlight a few of our favorite wedding venues located in or just outside of the Tulsa metro that you absolutely cannot miss in your search for the perfect location to say “I do!” So, sit back and relax as we break down each unique luxe location. Read on to find the gorgeous Tulsa wedding venues you’ve always dreamed of!

7 Surrounding Tulsa Wedding Venues You Cant Miss

Dream Point Ranch – Dream Point Ranch encompasses all the ambiance you desire in an idyllic setting offering large special event facilities, surrounded by nature. The Venue at Dream Point Ranch can easily hold up to 660 guests for cocktail receptions and 440 for seated events giving those searching for a larger wedding and event venue in the Tulsa area, the perfect solution, while still providing a feeling of intimacy.

Photo: Blair Schluter Photography

The Golf Club of Oklahoma – The Golf Club of Oklahoma offers a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces to suit your needs, including a beautiful outdoor event lawn for wedding and vow renewal ceremonies and elegant banquet rooms for receptions. Their experienced, on-site catering and event specialists are available to assist with every detail, so you can focus on what’s really important: celebrating this special milestone with family and friends.

Photo: Andi Bravo Photography

7 Surrounding Tulsa Wedding Venues You Can't Miss

Spain Ranch – Spain Ranch is home to Oklahoma’s first and only all-white barn venue.  The White Barn at Spain Ranch is a 4800 sq ft modern white interior and exterior post and beam barn venue with soaring ceilings. Spain Ranch’s event space is an Oklahoma barn venue unlike any other. Set on 44 acres of secluded wooded forests, hills, pastures, a winding creek and a pond, the options for portraits across the ranch are endless.

Photo: Wendy Bobarkin Photography

The Patriot Golf Club – Enjoy the beauty of downtown Tulsa from the comfort of the country! The Patriot Golf Club is located at the top of the hills of Green Country and has some breathtaking scenic views of not only the golf course but downtown Tulsa. The Patriot will open a new clubhouse in 2018 with onsite cottages available for bridal suites or wedding night rentals, private dining spaces for rehearsal dinners or showers, and a ballroom with seating for up to 240.

Agora Event Center – Agora Event Center’s modern design is unparalleled in beauty. With clean lines, open floor plan, light-filled spaces, geometric form and monochromatic color palette, this venue leaves out no detail when it comes to being unique. The inside and outside of the venue are breathtaking, with large spaces perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The area hosts up to 450 guests for receptions or 300 for seated dinners. The Agora staff goes above and beyond, providing planners, culinary specialists, bartenders and designers to ensure your day is perfect.

6 Must-See Tulsa Wedding Venues

The Glass Veranda at Forest Ridge – The Glass Veranda at Forest Ridge, located in Broken Arrow, is beautiful for an elegant wedding ceremony and reception. Forest Ridge offers multiple different packages, so you can explore various options as you are planning your dream day. Say “I do” beneath towering trees outside and host guests for an epic celebration inside. A newly renovated and warm interior and stunning golf course view, the venue is ideal for a bride who wants a classic venue. 

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – Voted Tulsa’s #1 wedding venue in 2019, the Hard Rock Hotel is sure to have your guests feeling the love. The venue is located on the 18th floor overlooking the stunning Oklahoma City Skyline, perfect for a city-chic wedding. This venue is ideal for a bride wanting a big wedding as the Hard Rock Hotel can seat up to 300 people. Spend the rest of the weekend enjoying all the hotel has to offer: casino games, concerts, a pool and mouth-watering dining. It’s no wonder you and your guests won’t want to leave.


Looking for an Oklahoma wedding venue outside of the Tulsa metro? See our full Oklahoma venue list here!

What to Pack in your Emergency Wedding Day Kit

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Your wedding day is finally here, and we know as a bride, there are a million emotions running through your head. The last thing you need is a wedding malfunction. We like to think of emergency wedding day kit as insurance. It’s got you covered. We have collected a variety of 10 essential items for your emergency bridal kit to help your special day go off without a hitch. The great thing about these items is they are not only perfect for the bride, but they can also be used among the bridesmaids, groomsmen, and of course, the groom! All of these products can be purchased through our customized Amazon shop under the Day of Wedding Essentials! Grab a cute bag and get ready to take notes! Brides, we’ve got you covered!

What to Pack in your Emergency Wedding Day Kit

1. OPI Nail Polish | 2. Tide To Go Stain Remover Pen | 3. Clear Umbrella | 4. Portable Bluetooth Speaker | 5. Handheld Steamer | 6. Bride Tote | 7. Bride Robe | 8. Makeup Blotting Papers | 9. Survival Sewing Kit | 10. Double Sided Body Tape | 11. High Heel Cushion Inserts | 12. Simply Mints | 13. 10ft iPhone Charging Cord

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Robe

The first bridal essential is of course a robe so you will not only feel comfortable but also cute. Selecting the perfect robe is a fun activity for the bride to coordinate with her bridesmaids. Plus we know your getting-ready-photos will be something to cherish in remember. This white, silk robe from Victoria’s Secret is adorable for any bride. With its tie closure, embellished design, and smooth fabric, it would make any bride feel like a princess. Also, a robe is essential to wear when getting ready to avoid messing up freshly done hair and makeup.

Fashion Tape

If you have never used fashion tape before, we urge you to run not walk to get your hands on this miracle product. If your dress is low cut or wearing a bra isn’t an option, this tape is the answer to keeping everything in place. Hollywood Fashion Tape is the best tape on the market due to its double-sided capability, it can be reused for multiple occasions, its flexible material can be shaped to fit any dress style, and most importantly, it won’t ruin your dress by leaving a sticky residue behind. To use, you simply peel the backing and stick onto the desired area. We love how this product is hypoallergenic too, and you truly can’t beat the price!

Heel Inserts

Every girl knows how painful wearing heels is and there is a strong possibility your heels with lead to a blister outbreak. Don’t worry because we have the perfect solution! These heel cushion inserts are a girl’s dream come true. You simply slip them into the back of your heels to prevent rubbing which leads to blisters. We love these ones because their high-quality adhesive sticks them into place with no budging allowed. Also, they are washable to allow for future use. Want to hear the most exciting feature? These inserts can also be used for stilettos that may be a little big and in need of a snugger fit.

Sewing Kit

We can’t stress enough how important a portable sewing kit is to pack in your wedding survival kit! There is always a chance for a button to fall off, a veil to snag or a hem that needs shortening. Whatever the crisis may be, having this will keep all your bases covered. We recommend this miniature sewing kit to meet all your seamstress needs. This one comes with mini scissors, fabric glue, tape measure, marking pencils, needles, tacks and of course, thread. A good rule of thumb is to bring spools of thread that match your dress, bridesmaids’ dresses and groomsmen’s suits. Choosing a similar color allows quick fixes that aren’t noticeable and are great in a pinch!

Stain Remover

Nobody is perfect, and spills are bound to happen. Stains can ruin the day if you aren’t prepared and equipped with the right tools. This Tide-To-Go Stain Remover pen is a bride’s secret weapon. Simply blot the stain with a damp towel and then carefully take the pen over the stain. Don’t forget to wipe the excess off because too much product can lead to a nasty ring on the fabric. The great thing about this product is it’s super portable and can easily be carried to the reception as well in a clutch or jacket pocket!

Mints

This may seem like it’s self-explanatory, but we don’t want any bride to forget mints on her big day! These breath warriors by Simply Mints are perfect to throw into your bag and pop in your mouth as needed. Also, these mints are made with natural ingredients like peppermint oil and sugar cane to keep your mouth healthy and refreshed. We want to be your first kiss as a married couple to be remembered and not feared because of the potential of bad breath!

Mini Steamer

We know the worst wedding disaster would be putting on your dress to discover a wrinkled mess or your bridesmaids’s dresses looking like bunched up tissue paper! Don’t fret because this portable steamer is your saving grace! With its three-in-one capability, this steamer can flat steam, vertical steam and iron from the push of a button. It comes with a portable measuring cup to use for quick refills, and its sleek anti-drip design removes all worries of water marks being left behind. Finally, our favorite feature is the low mode, where you can safely steam delicate fabrics and perform quick touch-ups! It can’t get much better than this!

Extra Long Charger Cord

Your wedding day can be hectic and being a bride can be a hectic job. On the big day, you are going to be using your phone for so many things from taking pictures to coordinating with caterers, writing your vows, to calling loved ones. All in all, there is a good chance your phone is going to need a charge up. This LED Charging Cable is designed for a bride. Its ten-foot-long cord is perfect for a bride to use while getting ready. Also, this charger rapidly juices up your phone so you don’t have to worry about keeping your phone plugged in all day! Get charging!

Portable Speaker

Music is the perfect way to get the bridal party excited for the big day. Dance parties are essential and the best part. If you are wanting to incorporate some fun music while everyone is getting ready, this portable speaker is the way to go. Its miniature size is great for travel and its waterproof so nobody has to worry about spills! It can also be used in the shower too! To use, simply connect to your phone via Bluetooth and music will be played through the two speakers on the front and back of the device! This speaker is easy to use and oh-so-fun!

Umbrella

Although a bride wishes she could control the weather, she can’t. That is why bringing an umbrella on your big day is essential! This umbrella has a sleek clear design with a plastic canopy to ensure no makeup or hair gets ruined in an unexpected rainstorm. Umbrellas are great for sunny days too and using as a prop for pictures. This shield is truly a two-in-one product! The rain may try to push you away, but with this umbrella, no rain can stop your wedding day!

Nail Polish

Chipped nails are never a cute look and definitely something you won’t want to have to look at in your wedding photos! Slip a bottle of nail polish that matches your fingernails and toes for quick touch-ups on the go! Our favorite is this OPI Nail Polish in Mimosas for Mr. & Mrs. The color not only has a cute name, but it’s a pretty pink too!

Blotting Papers

After dancing the night away you may need a quick touch up! These makeup blotting papers are perfect for eliminating oiliness. The silk textured sheets are made from natural hemp so they absorb oil well and don’t irritate the skin. A win in our books! These sheets come in a pack of four so they are great to hand out to your bridal party and guests too!

Bride Tote

Trust us, we wouldn’t forget to share a great idea on where to store all your secret weapons. This bridal tote is great for storing everything you need. It is large enough in size to hold a whole bunch and the brown leather straps give it a cute touch! Also, the gold sparkly bride embossed on the bag is so adorable, too, and no one will be mistaking the tote as their own! It’s a must for a bride!


See our full guide to your emergency wedding day kit here!

Flower Girl and Ring Bearer 101

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As a bride, there are so many decisions to make – but a favorite (and hopefully easy) is choosing your flower girl and ring bearer! Having a flower girl and ring bearer on your special day is a great way to incorporate children as well as amp up the cuteness factor! Choosing little ones to accompany you on your wedding day also isn’t as straightforward as it used to be. With etiquette thrown wayside more and more often, it can be a challenge to stay up to speed. Consider some of our tips below to help you pick which youngsters will be right for the job!

Flower Girl and Ring Bearer 101

Photo // Josh McCullock Photography

How to Pick your Flower Girl and Ring Bearer

As a bride, you may have found yourself getting pretty familiar with etiquette expert Anna Post along the way. According to this etiquette guru, traditionally flower girls and ring bearers should be between the ages of three and eight years old. Younger children are more likely to get nervous, so picking a youngster who is a little older should be considered. Now one may ask, who should I pick? We suggest starting with your own children if you have any. If not, ask your siblings’ children or the children of your maid of honor/best man. Really any young ones you feel close to are perfect for the job. Also, don’t be afraid to have more than one or break gender rules. Girls can be ring bearers too!

What Should The Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Wear

Get ready for cuteness overload! Deciding what your ring bearer or flower girl is going to wear on your big day is the most fun part. A flower girl should wear a dress that mimics the style of the bride’s gown, such as in lace detailing, a flowy skirt or delicate beading. If you want something a little more fun, try opting for a color that matches the bridesmaids’ dresses or a textured fabric. For the ring bearer, traditionally they wear a kid-sized tuxedo or suit. Just make sure it coordinates with the groom or groomsmen’s attire. If a tux isn’t for you, have fun dressing him up in suspenders, a classic bowtie, a hat or patterned jacket. In the midst of all the fun, keep in mind that the child’s parents most likely will pay for the outfit, so be sure to give them options at all price points!

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What Parts of the Wedding Process Should the Children Attend

We know incorporating youngsters into your wedding day can be stressful and some brides choose to have adult-only weddings for this reason. If you choose to have a flower girl and ring bearer attend your special day, they need to be included in the process leading up to the day, too. Obviously, they are needed at the ceremony since they are the one’s delivering the rings, but it’s also important to invite them to the rehearsal to practice so they feel comfortable as well. Traditionally, if the little ones are invited to the rehearsal, they should be included in the rehearsal dinner. Also, if they are a part of the wedding, it’s a nice gesture to let them stick around for the reception. When it comes to the flower girl, it is a common courtesy to invite her to the bridal shower as well as the “get ready” party with the rest of the wedding party. The most important thing to keep in mind is to make sure they feel special and included in all the wedding festivities. 

When Should the Ring Bearer be Entrusted with the Rings

Oh, the frightening idea of handing off the bride and groom’s rings to a rambunctious child right on the big day. We understand this can be stressful, especially if utilizing a younger child as the ring bearer. Our advice may sound a little silly, but it’s actually more common than you think. Fake rings! You heard us right! Handing the ring bearer faux jewelry is the perfect way to ensure no wedding catastrophes ensue due to a lost or misplaced diamond band. But if you are feeling trusting or you have chosen a ring bearer of teenage years, have the best man hand him the rings right before he walks down the aisle. This creates less time for losing things, and it’s a win win all around!

Ring Pillows and Alternative Options

We know you have probably seen in every romantic movie involving a wedding, there is an adorable ring bearer carrying the rings down the aisle on a satiny poof. This poof is called a ring pillow and this tradition has been in place for years and years. Honestly too many to count! Although this delicate pillow is the traditional choice, we know it isn’t for all brides. If a pillow isn’t for you, you are in luck because there are so many alternative options out there! Glass ring boxes are the perfect choice for a modern bride. Or an engraved wood slice for the bride rocking a rustic vibe. Try some greenery or place them inside a book if you are a literary love. The options are endless!

Pets as Ring Bearers

We know everyone is familiar with the phrase “man’s best friend,” so we wanted to share our thoughts on incorporating your best friend, aka your dog, into your wedding day. If you’re a bride and don’t have any close children to fill the ring bearer role, give your dog a chance! If you decide to entrust your dog to walk the rings down the aisle make sure beforehand your pet is comfortable in large crowds. Bring them to the rehearsal to practice, because pets need practice too! And just like young ring bearers, tie fake rings to your pet’s collar. This helps avoid any jewelry going missing. Also don’t forget to make arrangements for your pet after the ceremony. Pets do not belong at the reception, so have a close friend bring them home so you can enjoy the party as the new Mr. and Mrs. Finally, have fun getting creative and dressing your pet up (think a doggy tux, floral collar or a cute bow tie). Just make sure they too feel comfortable while still looking their best!


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A Romantic, Park Picnic Engagement Session

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There is romance filled to the brim in this parkside picnic engagement session captured by Amanda Watson Photography! Nhung and Franklin look so in love in varying elegant scenes, and their story has us grabbing our tissues ready! The couple first met years ago, when they attended the same high school and college but never spoke. It wasn’t until several years after college that Nhung moved back to Oklahoma and ran into Franklin through mutual friends. They instantly connected that night and the rest was history! Now, counting down to their fall nuptials to be held at Gaillardia Country Club, the pair are planning for a terra cotta/Sedona-inspired style soiree with hints of cream and copper. Nhung says she is most excited to see their color palette combine with the floral arrangements created by Poppy Lane Design for one elegant event! We love all of the future Mrs. Truong’s outfit changes – especially her dark green jumpsuit that perfectly complements the sweetest bouquet arranged by Poppy Lane Design, foreshadowing the fab floral she will be holding on her big day! There are so many sweet smiles in this adorable picnic engagement session, but we can’t wait to see them get even sweeter (if that’s possible) on their wedding day! Read on to hear the most heartwarming story from the soon-to-be bride describing the proposal. Cheers to Nhung and Franklin!

Photos // Amanda Watson Photography

From the bride: “We were vacationing in Vancouver, exploring the beautiful Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. As we were walking on this gorgeous evergreen trail, he started to sum up our entire relationship. I thought it was really cute that he was opening up because he is usually more reserved. The trail we were walking on was gloomy, but once we got to this sunny spot surrounded by the rainforest that was overlooking the bridge, he stopped and got down on one knee. I started crying as I realized what was happening. It was the sweetest, most private proposal that perfectly reflects our relationship!”


Newly engaged yourself or in the midst of wedding planning madness? Check out our full list of the very best of Oklahoma wedding vendors here, or browse through real, local wedding inspiration here! Happy scrolling!