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The Top 5 Reasons Brides Love the Campbell Hotel

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Located right on Historic Route 66, The Campbell Hotel is a luxurious boutique hotel and event center consisting of 26 uniquely decorated rooms, a lounge, and full salon and spa services, all situated conveniently near downtown Tulsa’s most popular sights and attractions. Completely renovated for Tulsa’s 2011 Designer Showcase, the hotel invites you to experience a piece of Tulsa’s celebrated history and recaptured first-class nostalgia. With so many incredible features, we have no doubt that The Campbell Hotel will serve as the perfect backdrop for your special day! As hard as it was to narrow down, here are 5 fabulous reasons brides have fallen in love with this space!

1. Multiple Event Spaces

The Campbell boasts three versatile rooms. The Ballroom is a great blank canvas featuring stunning chandeliers. Renaissance Square is popular for its vintage vibes and vaulted ceilings. Meanwhile, the intimate Boardroom is a great option for a small rehearsal dinner or bridal luncheon, or anything you might find useful over your wedding weekend.

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2. Interior Charm

Fall in love with exposed brick and wood beams, along with stunningly high ceilings and vintage-style lighting, found inside Renaissance Square. Bonus! It also boasts a beautifully appointed loft space overlooking the reception area where the wedding party can relax or get ready.

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3. Great Location

Recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, the Hotel is located on America’s famed Route 66. Its position on such an important roadway is convenient for out-of-town guest travel. The Campbell also has easy access to Tulsa’s main major thoroughfares, making it a quick commute from your other wedding events in the city.

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4. Stunning Photo Backdrops

A wall of old-fashioned suitcases and an heirloom couch found in the lobby add a nostalgic feel to any portrait, or opt for the velvet sofa and mirrored walls inside the bridal suite. More photo ops can be had on the staircase, against the backdrop of the charming Renaissance Square or fountain or inside one of the unique guest rooms.

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5. Unique, Well-Appointed Guest Rooms

Your out-of-town guests will be charmed by the character of their rooms, as each one was designed by a different Tulsa interior designer. These elite designers created spaces such as The Equestrian Suite and The Bama Pie – each giving a nod to Tulsa’s special history.

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Even More Reasons to Love the Campbell Hotel

  • Bring in your own caterer or the hotel restaurant Maxxwells can cater your event. Your call.
  • The staff makes each bride’s experience unforgettable – customer service is of the utmost importance.
  • When the reception ends, the party can continue into the wee hours in the Campbell Lounge.
  • The Sky Suite – done all in white and with a modern fireplace – is an oh-so romantic room for the wedding night.

Copper-Accented Wedding Styled Shoot Captured by Emily Nicole Photo

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Chic sophistication meets classic charm in this modern copper-accented wedding styled shoot by Emily Nicole Photo. Just in time for your summer soiree, the visionaries at Anthousai Floral Design drenched the barn setting in a gorgeous array of blush roses and greenery in an effort to bring the outdoors in. We could not be more in love with the organic nature of this shoot! Party Pro Rents provided the stunning archway that our bride and groom are snuggled under while LA Vintage Rentals supplied the perfect selection of furniture to set the scene. A breathtaking ball gown featuring a beautifully beaded belt immediately steals the show thanks to our friends at Moliere Bridal. Hannah Miller Hair & Makeup Artistry topped off our bride’s look with a bold lip and sleek updo. The place settings and unique cakes add a touch of contrast to this light and airy shoot, contributing to the contemporary feel the makes this design so one-of-a-kind. Scroll on for the most inspirational images courtesy of our wildly talented team of local Oklahoma wedding vendors. Cheers!

Photos // Emily Nicole Photo

10 Beautiful Outdoor Oklahoma Wedding Venues for Your Summer Ceremony

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There’s nothing quite like the nostalgia of a gorgeous summer day filled with the ones you love. With nature in full bloom under a picturesque clear blue sky, who wouldn’t want to take their vows outside?! We know it can be hard to narrow down your search for the perfect wedding venue given Oklahoma’s wide variety of breathtaking options, so we’ve done our best to narrow it down for you! If you’re a summer bride in hopes of finding the outdoor setting of your dreams, you’ve come to the right place! From country clubs to conference centers, we’ve hand-picked a few of our favorite outdoor Oklahoma wedding venues to make your hunt just a little bit easier. Cheers!

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Big Creek Events – For a scenic farmland setting, Asher, Oklahoma, boasts a gorgeous wedding venue known as Big Creek Events. This countryside space offers a number of venues that provide brides with theme options galore! Whether you’re seeking traditional, modern, outdoor or rustic-chic spaces, Big Creek Events can suit a vision of any kind!

Photo: Jordan Mobley Photography

Outdoor Oklahoma Venues

Montellano Event Center – The Montellano is a family owned and operated event center located in rural Oklahoma City, just north of Hefner Road and North Eastern Avenue. The location is far enough away from the big city lights for you to enjoy a lush, romantic, quiet wedding and close enough to hotels, dining and downtown nightlife for your guests to experience all that OKC and Bricktown has to offer. Montellano is Italian inspired and sure to make for a day you and your guests will never forget!

Photo: Sarah Libby Photography | Inspire Events & Design

The Baumberhof – The Baumberhof is a replica of a 400-year-old German stone barn in Bavaria Germany. The four-story building has intricate vaulted ceilings, spiral staircases, wrought iron railings and accents, and a cupola at the top made completely of windows. It sits on 450 acres with lakes, forests, wheat fields, tree farms, orchards and an aviary. The unique outdoor ceremony locations have 360 degree views of beautiful trees, vast lawns, rolling valleys and the sweet sounds of nature!

Photo: Sarah Libby Photography

The Stone Barn – The Stone Barn is a charming, whimsical venue set just outside of Oklahoma City. The barn itself is a unique stone structure with wooden accents and soft hints of natural light throughout. The grounds are filled with nooks and crannies, perfect for photo ops and even secluded ceremony spots. The Stone Barn is set on beautiful, naturally landscaped grounds that truly set the stage for a magical, memorable event!

Photo: Tammy Odell Photography | Mood Party Rentals | Leslie Herring Events | Poppy Lane Design

The Greens Country Club –  The Greens Country Club is truly a beautiful location to host your wedding reception and even your wedding ceremony. Wedding services include engagement parties, ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners and bridesmaid luncheons. The venue’s Grand Ballroom, which includes access to the deck overlooking the golf course and lake, is approximately 4,000 square feet with floor to ceiling windows. The venue can accommodate an outdoor wedding ceremony of up to 200 guests or an indoor ceremony for 165 guests. Wedding receptions can be as intimate as 30 guests or as grand as 300 guests.

Photo: Kristina Gaines Photography

The Stables at Washita Farms – The Stables at Washita Farms is an authentic, equestrian-style barn that has been renovated to include exposed barn wood, stained concrete and glistening chandeliers that provide for an elegantly rustic atmosphere. Your event can be exclusively indoors, or you can open up the sliding barn doors and take advantage of the beautiful deck. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind venue right here in Oklahoma, then The Stables at Washita Farms might just be the place for you!

Photo: Chloe Photography

Eleven Oaks Ranch – Nestled in a hundred year old wooded setting, Eleven Oaks Ranch is the perfect venue for your special event. Their 9000 square foot rustic elegant venue is constructed of heavy timbers and stone. The venue is conveniently located on all paved roads just outside of Edmond and only two miles off Highway 66 in Luther, Oklahoma. This venue gives you the option to host your special day inside on the beautiful stage or outside under their stunning pergola with room to seat up to 300 guests!

Photo: Modern Love Photography

Dominion House – The Dominion House offers a breathtaking wedding garden, elegant grand ballroom and charming chapel for your wedding or special event. In 1923, the Dominion House was built as a Masonic children’s home and occupied until 1978. After being purchased and renovated in 2000, it was turned into the historic treasure that it is today! If you’re looking for a place outside the ordinary, the charming atmosphere and historic beauty of the Dominion House is just the right venue for you.

Clauren Ridge Vineyard & Winery – Clauren Ridge Vineyard and Winery, located in north Edmond, is the perfect place to host an intimate ceremony or reception! Both rustic and elegant, brides will love their full service wedding packages complete with gorgeous vineyard views and twinkle lights. After the ceremony, enjoy their climate controlled wine cave with Italian chandeliers creating the most romantic ambiance.

Chickasaw Retreat

Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center – The Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center sits on 1,750 beautiful green acres just south of Sulfur, Oklahoma. Guaranteeing breathtaking views, this Southern venue is surrounded by a scenic view of the Arbuckle Mountains and is often complemented by a beautiful Oklahoma sunset. Wedding big or small, The Chickasaw Retreat is ready and capable of accommodating a bride of any kind!

The Best Wedding Transportation and Valet Services in Oklahoma

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There are so many steps to planning a wedding and some of the logistical details are easy to overlook! Planning wedding transportation to and from your ceremony and reception sites is one you can’t afford to miss as well as guest parking. Today we are highlighting two amazing local vendors to who are ready to provide the best service and ensure a smooth ride through your big day. Cheers!

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King’s Limousine and Private Jet – Kings Limousine and Private Jet has the perfect Lincoln Town Car, Jaguar Sedans, Stretch and Super Stretch Limos and Vans to accommodate all your transportation needs. For group trips, they also are able to offer van service up to 15 passengers in new model vans and SUV’! Kings Limousine and Private Jet guarantees that you will get to your destination safely and on time. So for your next trip or special occasion, don’t settle for anything less than the absolute best limousine and jet service in Oklahoma.

Photo 1: Tara Lokey Photography, 2: Ely Fair Photography

Sooner Valet – Sooner Valet is a locally owned business with Oklahoma roots that run deep, and hospitality that is homegrown. Their team is dedicated to delivering the highest level of performance to clients, whatever the venue. They know that first impressions are everything – and their mission is to provide professional, polite and friendly service that will be a memorable experience for guests.

Your House Hunting Questions Answered with Metro First Realty

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While wedding planning may be your #1 right now, finding a home as newlyweds is certainly high on the agenda. Metro First Realty’s Reza Khorsand-nia is our go-to realtor, ready to help you find the perfect home to start your life together in! Today, we’re sitting down with Reza to get a professional opinion on some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding purchasing a home in the Oklahoma City area as first-time buyers. Read on to get in the know!

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Photo // Jordan Clopp Photography

Would you suggest shopping for a home before or after the wedding?

Before the wedding, because interest rates are expected to go up.

What tips do you have on buying a home?

1. Get a full-time working realtor. Helping the buyers find a home is a free service to the buyers, and we can suggest many great lenders that we have worked with first hand.  (A reputable lender you choose matters to both sides of the transaction.)

2. Get a “pre-approval” letter from your lender. Doing this gives you the power and knowledge of the price range in home shopping you qualify for.

3. Your realtor will set up a search for you. Your real estate agent will listen to your real estate needs and focus on finding you homes based on your criteria. From there, you can sit back and wait for homes to come to your inbox.

What type of budget should couples realistically be considering when buying their first home?

With interest rates said to be rising and homes increasing in value, I suggest buying as much house as you can afford.

In your experience, what is the most typical area of the OKC metro that first-time homeowners and/or newlyweds purchase a home in, and why is that?

First time home buyers buy in several areas. Areas of town that have a lot of entertainment available. I have some buying in Edmond, Yukon, Norman, Midtown, Plaza District, and some that buy near the Paseo. Oklahoma has expanded their youth sense of entertainment and people love it.

What are your favorite areas to suggest to first-time homeowners/newlyweds?

Edmond or any historical area is always a eye catcher for buyers. I always listen to the buyers and let them determine where they would like to live. In the end, it’s the buyers who will be living there and location plays a big part with enjoying your home.

Any other insight you’d like to share?

Choose a realtor that you feel comfortable with. One that will look out for your best interests and be honest with you. A realtor that will keep you informed throughout the entire process from start to finish is very important.

The right realtor will guide you through every step of the process and you will have many resources at your disposal. Your realtor will suggest a great and reputable lender, listen to your needs and set up a home search based on your criteria given. Your realtor will explain the entire buying process and submit your offer, schedule a title company to close at (of the buyers choice), coordinate with their lender, set up home inspections, termite inspections and handle all the paperwork in between. Making sure everything goes smoothly from start to finish and answering any questions that a buyer may have.

Buying a home is the biggest purchase of your life. Making that process smooth and enjoyable as possible is my mission!

Call 405.808.9332 to meet with Reza Khorsand-nia and start searching for your home today!