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Choosing the Perfect Wedding Reception Fashion + Exit Attire

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You’ve found your perfect wedding gown, but have you considered what you’ll wear when you exit your celebration? We’re pretty sure THE cutest and most underrated wedding tradition is when the bride changes into an exit outfit either for the reception or right before the grand send-off, and brides today are definitely bringing a new stylish approach to this long-followed vintage tradition. There’s just something so symbolic about the outfit change that could signal more than retro elegance and tradition. Beyond practical clothing or just another ensemble to rock, this quick change is easily a bridge between the wedding day celebration and everyday married life – a slight ode to your perfect day ending and your real-life love story beginning. Whether you want to bust out your best moves on the dance floor or are sweeping straight to the airport to jet off to your honeymoon, you won’t want to step out in a full-length, puffy wedding gown. We’ve picked out our top choices for chic and stylish reception fashion and exit attire, perfect for any bride looking for comfort and convenience as she parties the night away on her dream day. Scroll to find the one for you!

Choosing the Perfect Wedding Reception Fashion + Exit Attire

1. Strapless Jumpsuit | 2. V-neck Sequin Dress | 3. Structured Midi Dress | 4. White Halter Swing Dress | 5. Sequin Long-Sleeved Mini Dress | 6. Maxi Dress with Batwing Sleeve and Wrap Waist

Comfort, comfort, comfort!

While your wedding gown is absolutely stunning and wonderful, it might not exactly be the most comfortable thing to wear. Comfort is the MOST important thing when it comes to enjoying every aspect of your wedding day! When you’re comfortable, you can be 100% you and enjoy where you are – and we wouldn’t want anything less for you during your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Changing into a shorter dress, a strapless jumpsuit or a less-bulky maxi dress may be just what you’re needing to be comfortable during your reception or grand exit – how else would you bust out your signature moves on the dance floor or cartwheel to your exit vehicle?

Two dresses are better than one

You found the gown to say “I do” in, but what about that style that came in close second to your dream gown? Maybe you wanted long sleeves but found a strapless gown that stole your heart, or you always envisioned yourself in white but found a light pink gown that you couldn’t pass up. Here’s where your reception and exit attire come in – two dresses means twice the excitement and twice the gorgeous outfits! Imagine the reaction of your guests when you step out of the reception or for the grand exit in a new and stunning outfit. Truly priceless!

Convenience is key!

If you’re hopping in the car with your bags packed when you exit your wedding to sweep straight to the airport to jet off to your honeymoon, you’ll want to be comfortable and ready when you arrive. A jumpsuit or short dress is the perfect airport attire, and you can always easily throw on a cardigan and some tennis shoes for extra comfort and style. Bonus: your reception and exit attire can double for a cute outfit to wear during your honeymoon! Or whether you’re leaving a brunch reception or even a late afternoon wedding, you still have a full day ahead of you to enjoy time with your new spouse. The day doesn’t have to be over just because your reception is over!


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Recapping our Spring/Summer 2021 Pop-Up Mag Release Events!

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Socially distant soirees seem to be what we live for nowadays, especially when it revolves around the new Brides of Oklahoma Spring/Summer 2021 magazine hitting the shelves! Getting to connect with our Oklahoma wedding community is always a party, and we truly couldn’t wait to celebrate all the gorgeous content that is packed in these new glossy pages. With a somewhat normal production season, we were ecstatic to show off countless editorials featuring the most innovative and creative wedding pros. Needless to say, we couldn’t make it through the challenging past few months without this incredible community around us.  We were lucky to have all the usual fixings of a release event with a few more sanitation and social distancing practices in place for this pop-up release event. Let’s take a look at these breathtaking details and photos from our Tulsa and Oklahoma City brunch events!

Spring/Summer 2021 Pop-Up Brunch  

We kicked off our brunches with our OKC vendors at the bright and airy Aspen Ranch. Upon arrival, guests could hop out and join the party with ease thanks to our friends at Sooner Valet! Beautiful blooms from XO by Haleigh Kenney complemented the luxe linens and table that were graciously provided by Mood Party Rentals. Everyone’s eyes glistened a little more upon the sight of Amy Cakes‘ dessert boxes. No party is set without sweets, right? Scissortail Charcuterie crafted the most incredible charcuterie cones that we couldn’t have made more picturesque if we tried. Beveraginos? We had those, too! Coffee Jerks provided craft brews for our friends looking for a caffeine boost! For those looking for some light and bubbly spirits, we had Bubbly Camper Co.! While we all mixed and mingled at a safe distance, Box Talent Agency‘s Drive Band entertained us with familiar melodies to get us on our feet! We truly had a blast!

     

The next day, we celebrated with our Tulsa vendors at The Canopy, an intimate urban greenhouse in the heart of downtown! Robyn’s Flower Garden provided delicate floral arrangements that we spent a solid 10 minutes swooning over (peep the butterflies)! Merriment Coffee was ready to serve up custom espresso beverages for our guests to enjoy while catching up with friendors. The cozy space was made absolutely whimsical with a lovely lounge provided by Scavenged Vintage Rentals and tabletop linens from Party Perfect Event Rental + Design. Velvet and pink was the name of the game for our Tulsa brunch. Sweet Devotion Cakery cured our sweet tooth and gave us savory options to munch on as we flipped through the new shiny mag.


Ready to grab your copy of the all new Spring/Summer 2021 issue? Order online here!

English Garden Wedding Inspiration in the Prettiest Pastels

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We know that color can play such a key role in your wedding so you’ve likely been searching day and night for the perfect palette. Captured by Ashton Marie Photography in full pastel perfection, this delicate English garden wedding inspiration has our pinkies out and our hearts set on these sweet shades of rose quartz pink and serene blue. With the approachable vibe of a garden party and paired with classically luxe adornments fit for royalty, this editorial showcases this timeless look right here in Oklahoma. Watercolor-lined envelopes hold the sweetest floral covered invitations from No Regrets that set the tone for a perfectly posh affair to come. Whimsical fine china from BC Clark Jewelers makes for the perfect garden party place settings in these editorial scenes characterized by beautiful spring florals from Poppy’s Garden that make up table arrangements filled with the sweetest pastel roses, peonies and daisies. Upscale and minimal in all the best ways, this fine jewelry from BC Clark Jewelers adds a bit of flair to the model’s simplistic chic V-neck gown from Bella Rose Bridal that is perfect for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies of nearly every season, and its silhouette is one that makes every side your good one. The artists at M Salon created the softest yet most elegant updo with romantic waves to frame this model’s stunning face – glammed with a sweet bridal look by Nadja Theodore MUA complete with the perfect rosy lip. The showstopper of this styled shoot was the gorgeous white cake featuring fresh florals as well as a gold-edged design by Mishelle Handy Cakes – it looks too good to eat! We think this English garden wedding inspiration looks like a dream whether your view is through the looking glass or not. Cheers!

Photo // Ashton Marie Photography

From the hairstylists at M Salon: “I love that we created imperfectly perfect a soft yet elegant updo with a combination of twists and curls to give this model a unique look to allow her features stand out.”

The Details are to Die For in this Romantic Garden Party Wedding Designed by Embellished Weddings

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Ashton and Tyler Grant’s romantic garden party wedding was elegant, romantic, emotional, classy and fun. Designed and planned by Embellished Weddings, the day incorporated hues of dusty blue with sophisticated hints of pink. We sat down with Amanda and Keely, Oklahoma weddings planners with Embellished Weddings, as they shared all the details of this special day and how they set the mood for all the garden party goodness!

Photos // Josh McCullock

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“What I loved most about this wedding was how deeply meaningful it was. And I also loved how positive the couple remained as plans continually changed due to COVID-19. We did their final planning meeting at Coles Garden two days before a global pandemic drastically changed all of their wedding plans. Plans were changing constantly. We were on the phone daily with Coles Garden. Will they remain open? Will they close?”

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“Through it all, their original wedding date was still the legal date they got married. It looked 100% different than they planned, but they were 100% happy with how it all turned out. Their Coles Garden ceremony and reception was beautiful, elegant, personal and meaningful.”

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“I loved all of the personal touches from this wedding. They love their dog, Savvy, and incorporated custom dog treats as favors for their guests’ dogs at home. The floral from XO by Haleigh Kenney was absolutely stunning. And the trio of cakes by Amy Cakes was definitely a statement piece.”

The design elements that tied this wedding together were the classic, timeless, cheerful and refreshing elements. From show-stopping florals, to customized details, to the overall guest experience, this wedding was full of meaningful moments and stunning beauty.


Want to connect with the Embellished Wedding planners yourself? Visit their online profile here!

Cozy Boho Friendsgiving Dinner with Decadent Charcuterie Spreads

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We want an invite to this decadent boho styled Friendsgiving dinner complete with cozy floor pillows and the dreamiest bohemian tablescape we ever did see! Lined with the cutest charcuterie and delicious spreads from OK Graze, this tablescape features all our favorite details that elevate any event. Danielle Villemarette & Co. expertly captures the warm, beige feels of this outdoor occasion highlighting every meticulous detail put into it, especially the incredible floral design. Poppy Lane Design did the absolute most with dried grasses perfect for the occasion, and we love that this table was set with centerpieces of bunny tail grass rather than fresh florals – totally fitting for this autumnal scene! Pieces from both Mood Party Rentals and Marianne’s Rentals team up to bring all the organic decor with dreamy wicker and wooden rentals everywhere you look and we love the way these natural textures combine with this neutral palette. There’s even a gorgeous white gauzy tent perfect for your post-dinner nap! All this dreamy boho styled Friendsgiving dinner inspiration might leave you wanting to host next year after all. Cheers!

Photo // Danielle Villemarette & Co.


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