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Culinary Creatives: In the Kitchen with Oklahoma Wedding Caterer Aunt Pittypat’s Catering

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In the latest issue of Brides of Oklahoma, we were thrilled to give our readers a peek inside the kitchen with the top Oklahoma wedding caterers! Captured by Picturesque Photos by Amanda, this inside look at the amazingly talented chefs and the delicious dishes they prepare is such a treat and will definitely leave your mouths watering! We’re super excited to kick off the series with our first profile on Oklahoma wedding caterer Chef Christine Dowd from  Aunt Pittypat’s Catering! Stay tuned as we feature more from Oklahoma wedding caterers featured in the pages of Brides of Oklahoma.

The Style

Italian, Hispanic and French are all top notch. But we can make anything!

The Dish

Hand rolled Italian heirloom tomato ravioli with house-made ricotta cheese, fresh herbs, roasted garlic and the sweetest tomatoes of the season

Tasty Tips

What is your signature dish? Whatever your heart’s desire!

What advice do you have for brides who are trying decide between a sit-down vs. buffet style meal? Choose a style that reflects the mood and flow of your event. If you enjoy a lot more mingling and flow, perhaps a buffet or stations are the best choice for you. If you prefer a more formal, controlled atmosphere, you will be more comfortable with a plated meal. It is all about your style!

Do you offer menu tastings? Certainly!

Do you have a set menu or do you offer custom menus? We have lots of sample menus but we prefer to customize.

What advice do you have to offer brides and grooms? Remember this is your day! Please yourselves first and have fun!

Brunch with the Brides Event Unveiling the Spring/Summer 2018 Issue

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What a whirlwind it’s been since the release of our all-new Spring/Summer 2018 issue! We’re over-the-moon for all of the social posts we’ve seen sharing mad love for our new cover, captured by the fab Peyton Rainey Photography pictured below, and all of the amazing weddings and editorials featured in the new issue! A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to gather with Oklahoma’s wedding elite to celebrate the release and we had an absolute blast! Take a peek at our events at The Hall at the Railhouse in Norman and the Renaissance Hotel Tulsa below!

brunch with the brides

Photos // Ripperton Films

We kicked off the two-day celebration with a delicious brunch spread hosted at The Hall at the Railhouse in Norman. Abbey Rd Catering wowed our tastebuds with a biscuit bar, breakfast flatbread, quiche, mini parfait cups, and the best bacon we’ve ever had (we swear!) along with a necessary Bloody Mary and mimosa bar. The industrial space was decorated with the most perfect springtime-hued blooms from June Sixteenth Events arranged in vases from Marianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions. Each place setting held heart-shaped cookie favors from custom cookie baker, Gingersnaps. Thanks to OKC Entertainment for hooking us up with sound for the event and to Sooner Valet for not only shuttling our guests’ vehicles, but they set them up with mags following the event. Every lovely bit of the fun-filled morning was captured by the incredible duo behind Ripperton Films.

Photos // Picturesque Photos by Amanda

We continued the celebration the very next day with our Tulsa area vendors at the Renaissance Hotel Tulsa. The ballroom was filled with peachy pink blooms and fruit accents from the incredible duo with Anthousai, and Party Pro Rents completed the room with their linen rentals. The Renaissance provided a delicious brunch spread complete with all the cheese, fresh fruits and salads, and delicious carving station. As a sweet send-off, Sweet Devotion Cakery created intricate, sugar flower-topped cupcakes for each of our guests. Thanks to Picturesque Photos by Amanda for capturing our Tulsa brunch!

Cheers to the all-new Spring/Summer 2018 issue! If you haven’t already, you can order your copy online here!

Enter the 2018 Looks of Love Contest NOW!

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There are only a few days left to enter Brides of Oklahoma’s 10th Annual Looks of Love contest! We’ve been pouring over so many adorable submissions from Oklahoma couples already and can’t wait to announce our winner! To enter, follow this link and upload a few of your favorite pictures or engagement photos and briefly tell us your love story (just a short paragraph will do!). The deadline to enter is next Monday, February 5. We’ll be sharing some of our favorites for voting starting Wednesday, February 7, leading up to the big announcement on Valentine’s Day! The Looks of Love entry with the most likes will win a dinner 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 on a mutually agreed upon date! Also, if you have any friends in the DFW, Austin or Houston areas, be sure to tell them about our Looks of Love Contest for Brides of North Texas, Looks of Love Contest for Brides of Austin or Looks of Love Contest for Brides of Houston ongoing now as well! Good luck!

Photographers // Top Left: Picturesque Photos by Amanda | Top Right: Patricia P Photography | Middle: Peyton Rainey Photography | Bottom Left: Caroline Eliza | Bottom Middle: Melissa Marshall Photography | Bottom Right: Katie Hadley Photography 

Overloaded Cakes: an Over-abundance of Decadent Toppings from Oklahoma Cake Artists

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This unbelievable array of overloaded cakes captured by Sheradee Hurst Photography for our Spring/Summer 2018 issue has us awestruck! Overflowing with intricate detail and impeccable craftsmanship, these edible masterpieces serve as only a small glimpse into the incredible talent held by some of our favorite local Oklahoma cake artists. Coles Garden in Oklahoma City was the perfect backdrop to showcase the decadent desserts. If you’re anything like us, your mouth will be watering in no time!

Photos // Sheradee Hurst Photography

Marbled Beauty | Amy Cakes

Iridescent Decadence | The Round House Bakery

Garden Romance | Sweet Devotion Cakery

Butterfly Garden | You Need a Cake

Fruitful Haven | Mishelle Handy Cakes

Floral Fairytale | Ms. Laura’s Cakes

Meet the photographer: “Before I even graduated high school I knew who I would marry after college.  He is not the man I’m married to today. No, he’s twelve years of marriage, three babies, and a lifetime of memories better than that now. He just keeps getting better.  This is the beginning of your journey.  I want to tell you what’s on the other side, because it is so fiercely beautiful, you almost won’t believe it. There will be a day you don’t remember what he looked like before the goatee.  There will be a day that you want him to remember, down to his core, the feeling of seeing you on your wedding day.  There will be a day you want only to relive it with your kids from beginning to end. I photograph wedding so that when life is fiercely beautiful you can look back on your wedding day and truly remember. Because this, oh this, is just the beginning of your fiercely beautiful life.” -Sheradee Hurst of Sheradee Hurst Photography

Scenic Oasis Wedding Inspiration from Ever Something

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Today we could not be more excited to share this stunning scenic oasis wedding inspiration shoot from Ever Something! Captured by the oh-so talented Sarah Libby Photography, this setting oozes with natural beauty thanks to the gorgeous lake-side scenery at Tatanka Ranch. Homma Camp Co. and La Vintage offered a unique combination of vintage charm and alternative style to cultivate the dreamiest display. Our glowing bride and her maids look flawless with hair and makeup from Faccia Bella and attire from Bridal Couture By Sonni and Prim Bridesmaid Boutique. Keep scrolling for some breathtaking outdoor wedding inspo and a word from the visionaries at Ever Something! Enjoy!

Photos // Sarah Libby Photography

From the planners, Katie & Taylor from Ever Something: “We took a great deal of inspiration from the beautiful tent from Homma Camp Co. For the overall shoot and the florals, we wanted everything to feel natural, to be outside of the box, and use a color palette that is experienced often through sunsets in Oklahoma. We wanted to show an alternative setting for a bride and her bridesmaids who are getting ready for the wedding in an outdoor setting. Tatanka Ranch was the perfect backdrop for the shoot, and it truly didn’t feel like we were in Central Oklahoma.”