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Tropical Paradise Wedding Inspiration by Darling Details Event Planning + Design

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Go wild at your reception with a location like the Oklahoma City Zoo, that gives you the dreamy feeling of a tropical paradise. This lush styled shoot by Darling Details Event Planning & Design is filled to the brim with palm leaves, punchy proteas and soft pastels for the ultimate modern take on tropical wedding inspo! Rainforest inspired florals by Bayly Blooms in muted hues of dusty orange, rose and peach are paired with vibrant greenery adorning the geometric gold altar by Runaway Belle Vintage Rentals – we’re obsessed! The florals continues onto the tablescape topped with natural hemp placemats, soft blush linens and vintage mint glassware from Mood Party Rentals and Plenty Mercantile, and into the model bride’s lush bouquet. Her mod lace sheath gown from Chantilly Couture looked stunning paired with boho curls and golden sunkissed makeup by AnnElyse Salon and Spa. Laurannae Baking Co. created a simple, textured-edge cake topped with proteas and greens for a little punch, and the scene was completed with a palm leaf printed invitation suite by Paper + More. Thanks to Kayley Haulmark Photography for capturing this modern design at the Oklahoma City Zoo‘s new event space, Sanctuary Asia, so beautifully! We just can’t get enough of this tropical utopia!

Photos // Kayley Haulmark Photography

From the planner, Sasha LaBlanc from Darling Details Event Planning & Design: “The inspiration behind this shoot was to introduce a new approach to a tropic theme by replacing the usual bold, bright colors with muted, dreamy tones creating a soft, yet wild and romantic setting. Staging the head table in front of the Komodo Dragon Exhibit in the Sanctuary Asia venue highlighted the exotic element of being at the Zoo, without sacrificing the comfort and ease of being indoors.”

Southern Belle Styled Shoot at the Patriot Golf Club

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This southern belle styled shoot captured by Picturesque Photos by Amanda at the Patriot Golf Club has the perfect blend of charm and elegance — and we can’t get enough! The magnolia-inspired invitation suite and escort cards from Laurel & Marie set the tone, while the three-tiered cake from All Things Cake complements the paperie perfectly with a single magnolia adorning the top. Our bride is the quintessential southern belle in a simply stunning sweetheart ball gown from The Bridal Boutique with a stylish ponytail and bold makeup from Profile Concierge Hair Services that enhances her natural beauty. Topping it all off are the gorgeous florals from Robyn’s Flower Garden that bring in the anchoring shades of green and blue throughout the entire design. Enjoy scrolling through this insta-worthy wedding inspiration! Cheers!

Photos // Picturesque Photos by Amanda

Local Venue Spotlight: Surrounded by breathtaking views, The Patriot Golf Club’s newly built event space offers a scenic setting with vaulted ceilings, hard wood floors and plenty of natural light. Large iron chandeliers offer warm lighting and a grand fireplace anchors the head of the large open room. For a truly unforgettable country club soiree, book The Patriot Golf Club!

9 Stylish Oklahoma Ballroom Wedding Venues

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It’s hard to deny the elegance and wow factor of a traditional Oklahoma ballroom wedding. Picking the most dazzling setting to recite your vows in is no small task, but we’re here to help! With the perfect amount of space for your large guest list, these nine ballroom venues located in Oklahoma are sure to set the perfect tone for your big day, no matter what your theme may be! Happy Planning!

7 Stylish Oklahoma Ballroom Wedding Venues

The Skirvin Hilton – The Skirvin Hilton opened in 1911 as “the newest, finest hotel in the Southwest.” Originally consisting of 10 stories and 225 rooms, the now 500-room hotel was renovated and reopened in 2007, and continues to be one of Oklahoma’s most historic and proudest hotel venues.

The Mayo Hotel– When this first class, 19-story hotel opened in 1925, The Mayo Hotel quickly became a social hub of high society. Fast forward to 2001, when after being long-abandoned and destined for the wrecking-ball, it was purchased by the Snyder family and renovated into the luxurious hotel it is today. It continues to be one of Tulsa’s premiere event spaces.

Photo: Picturesque Photos by Amanda

Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City– At the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel, they invite you to experience a modern refresh they have completed. Discover this innovative hotel in the heart of Oklahoma as it provides a one-of-a-kind backdrop for any wedding or event. With eight eclectic spaces and exceptional planning and catering services, you are sure to feel inspired. This unique property has staff looking forward to helping you discover all that you can while in Oklahoma City.

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.

Photo: Josh Fisher Photography

Woodward Conference Center– Situated in Northwest Oklahoma overlooking Experiment Lake, the Conference Center can accommodate approximately 650 guests in the exhibit hall but can be reduced to three smaller areas seating up to 150 or rooms for less than 100 guests. They can also accommodate outdoor weddings with a patio overlooking the lake or the enclosed atrium might be your ideal solution seating 150 guests featuring floor to ceiling windows. Their experienced staff is able to assist the bridal party with everything from design to local vendors and are able to make your wedding day stress-free and memorable!

Embassy Suites by Hilton 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

Colcord Hotel

With luxury boutique hotel style, the Colcord Hotel will surpass your wedding expectations! Set on 5,549 square feet, this hotel has many options when it comes to your ballroom wedding venue options. Just look at this beauty! They have one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor event spaces, which gives your guests room to move about, while also keeping your gathering intimate.

Photo: Studio 1208

Tulsa Club Hotel

The Tulsa Club Hotel is luxury reborn. This lovely ballroom masterpiece is in the workings and will be opening this spring. You will be able to see this incredible space for yourself very soon! The grand history of this beautiful venue will surely become a part of its new fame.

The Palace Event Center & The Chateau at 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. The venue features an original 2,800 square foot floating dance floor with a custom 35’ bar, accommodating up to 500 guests. It’s sister venue, The Chateau, also located on site, is smaller and more intimate with a similar design aesthetic, accommodating up to 125 guests.

Photo: Rosie Cheeks Photography

Meet our 2019 Looks of Love Contest Winners!

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Meet our 2019 Looks of Love Contest Winners!

Our eleventh annual Looks of Love Contest has been absolutely incredible! One lucky finalist received the most votes, and we’re excited to announce our 2019 Looks of Love Contest winners are Kiara and Addam! Their gorgeous photos were captured by Bri Bond Photography and we couldn’t be more smitten! We are thrilled to gift this couple withdinner date for two at a restaurant of their choice on us,  a romantic overnight stay at The Skirvin Hotel AND breakfast at The Skirvin’s Park Avenue Grill! Kiara said YES to Addam on the rooftop of an upscale hotel bar. Her family kept her busy all day long for a surprise that would later rock her world. She got out of the elevator and was surprised to see Addam down on one knee! What a story?! You can see the full story, along with all the other finalists’ by visiting our Looks of Love finalists page!

Thank you so very much to all those who entered! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Oklahoma Charm Captured at the Stables at Washita Farms

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We could not be more thrilled to continue sharing the gorgeous new content from our latest Spring/Summer 2019 issue! Today, we’re highlighting yet another show-stopping color collab editorial captured by Hope Photography. Nestled on 500 acres of stunning landscape, The Stables at Washita Farms was the most perfect backdrop for this traditional Oklahoma charm wedding inspiration shoot. Marianne’s managed to make the rustic space even more inviting with a lovely tablescape mixing pattern, color and texture. Our model wowed in an eye-popping yellow gown from Prim and flawless glam from AnnElyse Salon and Spa. Gems from Jay’s Jewelry completed her look. Allyson Whitney Designs crafted a gorgeous bouquet of fresh florals, while Occasions put together a pretty pink invitation suite featuring a watercolor background and intricate hand lettering. Keep scrolling for the warm-weather inspo of your dreams, and make sure to check us out on Pinterest for even more wedding ideas! Cheers!

Photos // Hope Photography

About the venue: “Located in Southern Oklahoma, The Stables at Washita Farms combines elegance and country charm. The renovated equestrian-style barn features exposed barn wood, stained concrete and glistening chandeliers. Situated on 500 acres, The Stables offers unparalleled views with both indoor and outdoor spaces perfect for your picturesque celebration.”