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26
May
2017

Adorable Lakeside Engagement Shoot by Tara Lokey Photography

Photos by Tara Lokey Photography

Tara Lokey Photography beautifully captured the love between Kelli and Corey in this oh-so-lovely lakeside engagement shoot! The simplicity and elegance of the outdoor setting brings your attention to the joy and excitement these two share. Wrapped in each others arms, the couple looks breathtaking in every shot.

Kelli and Corey met in the most extraordinary of circumstances. Corey, a professional golfer from Australia, came to America at age 18 on a golf scholarship to Oklahoma Christian University. Through friends he met at golf clubs and around town, he soon met Kelli’s brother-in-law. Eventually, Kelli met Corey, and after that it didn’t take long for sparks to fly! While on vacation in San Fransisco, Kelli was elated when Corey popped the question in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was one of the happiest moments of Kelli’s life!

The two were married last month at the Gaillardia Country Club in Oklahoma City. One of Kelli’s favorite details from her wedding was the venue. Originally intended to be held outside, Mother Nature decided otherwise. She was pleasantly surprised with her new indoor setting and could’t have been happier with her ceremony space! Congrats to this happy couple!

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25
May
2017

Colorful Spring Farmhouse Wedding Featuring Poppy Lane Design

Photos by Candi Coffman Photography

Caitlyn and John’s colorful spring wedding held at the bride’s parent’s farmhouse left us speechless. The amazing Poppy Lane Design provided the stunning florals that filled the celebration, and Marianne’s Rentals brought rustic furniture rentals. Caitlyn looked gorgeous in her cap-sleeve lace gown while her bridesmaids complemented her in strapless mocha dresses – all from Moliere Bridal House. Abbey Road Catering stayed true to the backyard feel of the wedding and created a lovely farm-to-table spread which was followed by a floral-topped cake by Amy Cakes. Find Caitlyn and John’s celebration on pages A77-78 of the Spring/Summer 2017 issue. Enjoy!

FEATURED VENDORS

Bridal Gown & Bridesmaid’s attire | Moliere Bridal House

Cake | Amy Cakes

Catering | Abbey Road Catering

Decor/Rentals | Marianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions

Florists | Poppy Lane Design

Invitation | Occasions

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24
May
2017

Oklahoma Wedding Venues Accommodating 500+ Guests

Finding the perfect venue for your big day can be hard enough without the struggle of accommodating a large number of guests. There’s no denying that the friends and family you surround yourself with on your wedding day are a huge part of what make your celebration so memorable. Because of this, you shouldn’t be stuck with the stress of deciding who will and won’t get an invite. To help highlight some of your options, we’ve rounded up a list of 12 beautiful Oklahoma wedding venues that can accommodate a guest list of 500+!

Myriad Botanical Gardens

The stunningly beautiful surroundings of the Myriad Botanical Gardens are perfect for your dream wedding. The tropical paradise inside the Crystal Bridge is reminiscent of a destination wedding while a soaring tent placed on the Seasonal Plaza can seat hundreds for dinner and dancing!

Photo: Holli B. Photography

The Sheraton OKC

Say “I do” at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel with any one of their customizable spaces. Choose from three ballrooms, including their new One Broadway Ballroom which features 29-foot ceilings and decorative hanging chandeliers. The Sheraton can accommodate anything from bachelorette parties to grand and intimate ceremonies. With over 20,000 square feet of space to choose from, the Sheraton is perfect for any bride’s style while including each and every cherished guest.

The Montellano Event Center

The Montellano is a 10,000 square foot Italian decor event center on 10 gorgeous acres in north Oklahoma City. This rural location offers the seclusion necessary to experience an “out of this country” event while remaining close enough to the city to provide easy access to shopping, restaurants and hotels. Your guests will ooh and ahh over this Tuscan treasure!

River Spirit Casino Resort

A little slice of paradise in the middle of Tulsa, the River Spirit Casino Resort gives couples the unique opportunity to get hitched and get away all at once. Dig your toes into the sand of this tropical-inspired venue as you prepare for your wedding day. Bring the beach to your guests at what is soon to be Oklahoma’s hottest wedding destination! 

Seven47 

Located on Norman’s Campus Corner, Seven47 offers a Modern American Cuisine complemented by an extensive list of playful cocktails. The venue includes three outdoor patios, “The Vault” private room and an open concept dining space to entertain all of your friends and family. Show off your unique urban style with this large reception space!

Embassy Suites Norman Hotel and Conference Center

Conveniently located off of I-35 in Norman, the beautiful all-suite hotel offers a 28,800 square foot grand ballroom providing ample space to make your dream day special. Every event is ensured to have the high-quality meeting facilities, personal attention, fully-functional audio-visual equipment, exceptional catering and the personalized service Embassy Suites brings. With such a large, blank canvas, the Embassy is perfect for any style or decor!

Photo: Holli B. Photography

Remington Park

Remington Park provides an executive culinary team to ensure elegant dining and first class service for any wedding-related event. Complimentary valet parking is included all year long. Consider throwing a bachelor or bachelorette party with their Inclusive VIP Luxury Suite Package featuring a prime rib buffet, open bar, limousine and race programs!

Sparrow

Flowing gracefully over 30 acres, Sparrow gives each bride and groom the option of exchanging vows indoors in their rustic-luxe, climate controlled “barn” or outdoors with the horizon as your altar. This venue also includes luxurious suites for the bride and groom, one with a 60” TV and an extensive video game library. Wow your guests with the romantic charm that Sparrow has to offer!

Photo: Valentina Vladi Photography

HeyDay Entertainment

Treat your guests to a one-of-a-kind wedding celebration at HeyDay! With exciting attractions and tasty food options, your rehearsal dinner will never be forgotten. What better way to let loose the night before the big day than with pizza, bowling, and arcade games? They also provide private wine, beer and scotch tastings for bachelor and bachelorette parties.

The Palace Event Center

With Old World style décor, large crystal chandeliers and rare architectural antiques, our elegant Oklahoma brides are sure to love the large space provided by the Palace Event Center. Inside the Palace, your guests will feel like they are being entertained in the middle of a European courtyard. It features an original 2,800 square foot floating dance floor with a custom 35’ bar.

Photo: Kelsi Laine Photography

Renaissance Hotel

From intimate to extravagant, the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center offers luxurious ballrooms and dedicated event planners that will create an unforgettable experience that is uniquely yours. This is your opportunity to impress your guests and the Renaissance is the perfect space to do so! Accommodate up to 1,500 guests in their easily transformed space of 50,000 square feet.

Photo: Tulsa Pix Photography

Cox Business Center

Cox Business Center is the perfect setting to host a magnificent wedding and/or reception of any size. Their expert wedding planners will be right by your side throughout the entire process to make sure that your day goes off without a hitch! Located in the heart of downtown Tulsa, Cox Business Center is within walking distance of several full-service hotels. The venue boasts the state’s newest and largest ballroom that has the ability to divide into smaller spaces if needed.

Photo: Aaron Snow Photography

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23
May
2017

Wedding Inspiration with Spanish Flair from Sue & Lou Events

Photos by Tara Lokey Photography

Video by Atria Creative

Cigars, tequila and Spanish flair are the stars in this brightly colored and festive styled shoot from Sue & Lou Events. The amazing, vibrant floral arrangements from Cole Dewey Design adorning the table, fountain and model were breathtaking! The latin tile inspired invitation suite by No Regrets and the ever adorable hand-painted cake and miniature cactus cupcakes from Mishelle Handy Cakes added to the overall theme! We can almost smell the tapas and sangria from Aunt Pitty Pat’s Catering through the pages of the magazine. The model was perfectly dressed in a gorgeous lace-sleeved gown from Bella Rose Bridal and had stunning hair and makeup featuring a bold red lip and winged eyes by Malorie Avaline – Beauty Unveiled.  This entire shoot was captured so perfectly by Tara Lokey Photography. Be sure to watch the behind the scenes video by Atria Creative above! Olé!

FEATURED VENDORS

design, styling, farm table, plates, macrame, flatware, cake table, jewelry | Sue & Lou Events

floral | Cole Dewey Design

catering | Aunt Pitty Pat’s Catering

gown | Bella Rose Bridal

hair + makeup | Malorie Avaline – Beauty Unveiled

photography | Tara Lokey Photography

videography | Atria Creative

chairs, linens, candelabra, draping | Marianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions

smock invitation suite, calligraphy | No Regrets

cake, cupcakes | Mishelle Handy Cakes

glassware | Bebe’s

venue | Cafe Do Brazil

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22
May
2017

Trendy Marble and Greenery Styled Shoot by Hope Photography

Photos by Hope Photography

For a modern take on the classic greenery color scheme, we’re loving this unique marble element addition to this styled shoot set at Grassroots Vintage Events! Heavily laden with geometric lines and brass and crystal accents, Hope Photography perfectly captured the fresh approach to this trend-filled wedding inspiration in everything from the detailed decor to the eye-catching tablescape. Along with coordinating marble print menus, Laurel & Marie designed a beautiful grey, black and white paper suite in the same printed swirl. An architecturally sculpted cake made to partially resemble a marble block from The Round House Bakery stood as the perfect centerpiece to a table full of treats. But sweeter than the cake was the model bride’s stunning look – a gorgeous off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline gown from Chantilly Couture with delicate waist embellishments and a full, airy skirt. Her hair and makeup by Brushed Salon were kept simple with a subtle smokey eye, nude lip and loosely swept updo to play off the ease of the shoot. Pin your favorites from this major trend-forward inspiration! Enjoy!

FEATURED VENDORS

Photographer | Hope Photography

Venue & Rentals | Grassroots Vintage Events

Invitations | Laurel & Marie

Cake | The Round House Bakery

Bridal Attire | Chantilly Couture

Beauty | Brushed Salon

Kasse Duffy Designs, Alma Sandoval, Garrett Gore

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