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Spooky-Chic: Subtle Hints of Halloween to Mix into Your Fall Wedding

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‘Tis the season for ghosts, goblins and gorgeous holiday-themed inspo of course! We couldn’t stand to pass up the opportunity to celebrate Halloween on the blog, so today, we’ve compiled a vision board chock-full of different ways to subtly incorporate a little spooky-chic into your fall wedding. If you’re anything like us, you’ll be oh-so obsessed with these elegant hints of Halloween! For even more beautiful wedding inspiration, make sure to pick up our latest Fall/Winter 2018 issue. Happy haunting!

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Mishelle Handy Cakes | Leslie Herring Events | Josh McCullock Photography | Mood Party Rentals | Poppy Lane Design | Dresser Mansion

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New Leaf Floral | Jordan Mobley Photography

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Prim | Park House at Myriad Gardens | J.J. Kelley Bridal Salon | Holli B. Photography

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Loni Jane Creative

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Poppy Lane Design | Party Pro Rents | Blueberry Hill Events | Dresser Mansion | Anna Schroeder Visuals

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Paper + More | Trochta’s Flowers and Garden Center | BC Clark Jewelers | Kristen Edwards Photography | Aisle Be With You

Sweet Devotion Cakery | Malyn Made Weddings | Party Pro Rents | Jordan Taylor Photography

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J.J. Kelley Bridal Salon

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Laurel & Marie | Leslie Herring Events | Josh McCullock Photography | Mood Party Rentals | Poppy Lane Design | Dresser Mansion

5 Delectable Favors Your Guests Will Love

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After the “I do’s” have been said, the toasts have been given and you’ve danced the Cupid Shuffle at least twice, you’ll want to leave your guests with a final farewell token of your appreciation. What could be better than delectable dessert favors from some of our very favorite local Oklahoma makers? From cake pops to cookies, you’re sure to find the perfect sweet treat to bid your guests adieu. Keep scrolling for the sugary inspo of your dreams!

Apple Tree Chocolate | Caroline ElizaBC Clark Jewelers

With chocolate as a passion, Apple Tree Chocolate has both classic and unconventional confections of all shapes and sizes, and we know you and your guests will love the delicious desserts they create. Their iconic apples come in a variety of flavors to choose from, but their menu also boasts a variety of treats including cute cake pops and chocolate-dipped s’mores. They even make their caramel and marshmallows from scratch! We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to feature their adorable treats!

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Gingersnaps | Kevin Paul Photography | June Sixteenth Events

Gingersnaps is a home-based bakery specializing in iced cookies and cake pops! They are the perfect treats for any event, and can be customized to each customer’s exact needs. Cookies and cake pops come in several different flavors and designs – the options are endless! We love the idea of incorporating your wedding’s floral design into these sweet treats to hand out as favors at the end of the evening or having a batch to serve at your bridal shower!

Sweet Devotion Cakery | Malyn Made Weddings | Spain Ranch | Hanna Taylor Photography

Tulsa native, Angela, from Sweet Devotion Cakery, makes everything homemade and handcrafted in her kitchen. She works with your ideas and favorite flavors (including gluten and dairy free) to create the perfect cake from the inside out! Angela’s specialty desserts are always as eye-catching as they are delicious, and are super easy to wrap up in a cute bow and hand out later, or even use as a focal point on your place settings at the reception!

 

All Things Cake

All Things Cake is family-owned and operated in Tulsa, OK. Since opening in 2010, All Things Cake has been a part of thousands of celebrations. Over the years, All Things Cake has earned the reputation of having the most talented decorators on its team. Each week they create one-of-a-kind cakes for all occasions and their knowledge of cake decorating techniques, tools and trends make All Things Cake a great resource for decorators.

Clauren Ridge Vineyard & Winery | Andrea Murphy Photography | Naifeh Fine Jewelry

Kick off cocktail hour with a glass of locally produced wine to celebrate the happiest day of your life or pop a bottle into your welcome bags for a truly unique greeting! From the grape to the bottle, Clauren Ridge actively participates in every step of the winemaking process ensuring your guests are enjoying a 100% local treat. With a selection of red, white and even a fruity Sweet Symphony Peach Watermelon (pictured above), you’re sure to find a flavor for each lady and gent in attendance.

12 Steps to Planning the Perfect Rehearsal Dinner

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The rehearsal dinner kick-starts your wedding weekend, and serves as the perfect opportunity for close friends and family members to gather and mingle the evening before your wedding. You’ve likely stressed enough over planning the perfect wedding day, so this is the time to sit back and relax before the chaos of the big day hits. With all of this in mind, we’ve compiled a step-by-step checklist of planning tips to throw the most fabulous rehearsal dinner! Make sure to check out even more inspirational wedding ideas in our latest Fall/Winter 2018 issue, as well as by following us on Pinterest! Happy planning!

ONE // Decide Who Will Host the Dinner

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Foolish Things Coffee Co

Typically, the rehearsal dinner is the groom’s parent’s time to shine, but if we’re being honest, anything goes these days. If the bride’s family paid for the ceremony, stick with tradition and let the groom’s side chip in. However, if both sides of the family contributed to the big day, maybe this is your and your fiancé’s chance to pay.

TWO // Pick Your Venue

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Broadway 10

Your venue will undoubtedly set the tone for your rehearsal dinner. Open floor plans like Broadway 10 are a great way to keep the evening more relaxed and casual in preparation for all of the exciting festivities to come the next day. It will also encourage your guests to mingle, as quite a few will likely be meeting for the first time.

THREE // Create the Guest List

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The Chalkboard

A rehearsal dinner guest list traditionally includes anyone with a role in your wedding, as well as close friends and family members. If you have any guests traveling, it’s courteous to invite them as well, considering how far they’ve come to celebrate this new chapter in your life! More on this next, but you’ll want to include the option to RSVP to the rehearsal with a ‘plus one’ to get a better headcount estimate.

FOUR // Send Out Invites

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Pepperoni Grill | Modern Love Photography

Your rehearsal dinner invitations should be sent out separately from your wedding invitations. They should include your venue’s address, the time of the dinner, the time and location of the rehearsal practice, RSVP contact and deadline info, a menu overview as well as suggested attire.

FIVE // Notify Those You Want to Give Toasts

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Cafe 501

The fathers of the bride and groom typically give toasts at the rehearsal dinner, but, as previously mentioned, anything goes in 2018. You’ll want to give whoever those special people are ample notice so that they’re able to collect their thoughts in full. Chances are, you have quite a few people who would love the opportunity to wish you and your honey-to-be well in front of a smaller, more intimate audience. Considering an open mic is a great option!

SIX // Exchange Gifts

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Vast

The rehearsal dinner is the perfect time to gift the members of your wedding party, especially if it involves something you’d like them to wear the next day for the ceremony. Also keep parents, grandparents and anyone else who has contributed to your wedding weekend in mind.

SEVEN // Create Your Menu

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Boulevard Steakhouse

Your menu is completely dependent on the tone you’d like to set for the evening! If you’re going for a more casual vibe, a buffet featuring gourmet pizza slices and a variety of salad options might be right for you. If you’re interested in a more formal evening, a steak and lobster dish as shown above from Boulevard Steakhouse could be the way to go!

EIGHT // Say Your Thank-Yous

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Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse

This should go without saying, but here we are, saying it anyways. SHOW GRATITUDE! It’s likely that your guests have supported you and your fiancé throughout your relationship, as well as gone out of their way in some form or fashion to be in attendance. Start the evening off with a word of thanks, possibly including an itinerary for the evening.

NINE // Schedule the Time Appropriately

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Harris Custom Catering | Picturesque Photos by Amanda

It’s possible that a portion of your rehearsal dinner guests may not be attending the rehearsal itself. You don’t want them waiting at the venue for too long, so make sure you map out travel time between your ceremony venue and dinner locale. Generally, a rehearsal practice shouldn’t require any longer than 30-45 minutes, so heading to dinner around 7:00 pm after a 5:30 pm rehearsal is fairly typical as far as timing goes.

TEN // Check with Vendors + Set Up Any Equipment Early

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Museum Cafe

If you have a wedding coordinator, you can ignore this step! Hooray! However, if you’ve chosen to take on the task of coordinating yourself, you’ll want to follow up with all of your vendors the morning of your rehearsal dinner to ensure that everything runs smoothly. If you have any equipment to set up, such as a projector for a slideshow or microphones and speakers, this is a great time to get that taken care of so you can avoid that hassle at the beginning of the dinner!

ELEVEN // Give Out Any Last-Minute Reminders

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Packard’s New American Kitchen

Toward the end of your rehearsal dinner, you may want to take advantage of everyone being seated in one place at one time, and give a few quick reminders of the time and location of your ceremony and reception. You may also include any details regarding transportation for guests, as well as arrival times for the wedding party.

TWELVE // Relax and Enjoy!

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Venue 7 @ Cafe 7 | Modern Love Photography

Last, but certainly not least, enjoy! Your rehearsal dinner is the calm before the storm, and a great opportunity to spend quality time with your closest friends and family before you take the plunge into wedding day chaos. Make sure you actually eat the food you’ve worked so hard to arrange for, and truly live in the moment!

Rental Roundup: 10 Fresh Decor Trends Every 2019 Bride Needs to See

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We’re here with your rental roundup, featuring fresh decor trends every 2019 bride needs to see! With the new year right around the corner, we’re excited to share this collection of up and coming design elements that are sure to wow your guests, and make your special day nothing less than unforgettable. Keep scrolling for your 2019 rental forecast, and make sure to find even more wedding inspo by following us on Pinterest. Cheers!

ONE // Bold Colors

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Red Poppy Vintage Rentals | Mary Cramer Photography

Say goodbye to neutral and pastel wedding palettes! Bold colors are in for 2019, and gem tones like purple, forest green and, obviously, deep red (as shown above) are all the rage. Britney Minchew from Red Poppy Vintage Rentals is passionate about bringing you fresh, one-of-a-kind vintage treasures like this eye-catching velvet sofa. Located in Edmond, this top-notch rental company is excited to offer both delivery and pickup services for your special day!

TWO // Flower Arch

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Party Pro Rents (arch) | Emily Nicole Photo | Anthousai | Hannah Miller Hair & Makeup Artistry | Moliere Bridal House | LA Vintage Rentals

Bringing the outdoors in is the perfect way to achieve that coveted organic-chic look (that won’t be going anywhere for the 2019 wedding season btw). We’re obsessed with the way this stunning flower arch frames the bride and groom so perfectly and just can’t get enough of the fairytale vibes! Party Pro Rents is the perfect place for all of your flower arch dreams, along with their supply of tables, chairs, linens, flatware, china, tents, flooring, stagings, heating and air conditioning and so much more.

THREE // Texture

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Daniel Weir Design | Andi Bravo Photography | Party Pro Rents | Blue Label Bartending

Dimension is everything! Daniel Weir is giving us life with his unique fabric design. His vision goes beyond windows and side panels, offering custom pieces composed with care and attention to detail unparalleled in the wedding industry. Aside from custom event draping, Daniel Weir offers distinctive, fresh florals, and handcrafted linens that will give your event that special touch it deserves. From start to finish, you can feel confident that your wedding will be a story to remember.

FOUR // Velvet

LA Vintage Rentals | The Black Barn at Spain Ranch | Penelope & Lu | Bloom HouseEmily Nicole Photo

Can I get a witness! It’s about time this rich, luxurious fabric came back into style after it’s infamous reign as one of the “8 Style blunders that will make you look 10 years older.” Times are a changin, and velvet is the name of the game to add a cozy, welcoming touch to your big day, whether through a fabulous piece of furniture, like this emerald green couch from LA Vintage Rentals (see what we mean about those gem tones!), tablecloths, napkins or even your groom’s attire, we’re here for every minute of this fabric’s style takeover.

FIVE // Whimsical Details

Fancy Couches

If you’ve been dreaming of a fairytale wedding since birth, look no further than Fancy Couches for the perfectly unique and eccentric vibe that can be so hard to find. The team at Fancy Couches specializes in supplying luxurious pieces that are sure to wow your guests and make a statement. Adding personality and character to your wedding day through furniture will take your decor to the next level, while providing an excellent backdrop to celebrate this new chapter in your life!

SIX // Relaxed Bohemian Feel

Homma Camp Co. (tent) | Ever SomethingSarah Libby Photography | LA Vintage Rentals (furniture) | Tatanka Ranch

Highlight your boho-chic style with a canvas Bell tent from Homma Camp Co. We’re loving the rustic, natural look of these tents for any out-of-the-box bride seeking an uncommon decor element that will take their celebration to the next level. Fully furnished by the staff at Homma, tents can be outfitted for lounging or overnight accommodation. Lounge tents are the perfect accent for outdoor receptions, and provide a cozy spot for guests to gather!

SEVEN // Acrylic Details

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Marianne’s Rentals | June Sixteenth Events | Hope Photography | Sparrow

It truly doesn’t get any more chic than acrylic detail. From chairs, to tables, to these fabulous pedestals from Marianne’s, this decor trend will fit any bride’s style! We’re loving the au naturale look shown above, but can easily see acrylic playing a part in your over-the-top ballroom wedding, as well. Marianne’s has been Oklahoma’s choice for the finest in event rentals for over 30 years. Offering a wide variety of inventory ranging from tables, chairs, linens, china, flatware, glassware, table decor, furniture and more – Marianne’s is your one-stop shop for all of your rental needs!

EIGHT // Mix + Match

Grassroots Vintage Events | Trochta’s Flowers and Garden Center | The Farmhouse at Grassroots Farm | Hazel Paper CoChelsea Denise Photography

From furniture, to place settings, to bridesmaids dresses, mixing and matching is a great way to add a unique touch to your wedding day. Grassroots Vintage made all of our warm and inviting wedding dreams come true with their use of mismatched chairs, giving the room a relaxed and comfortable feel. With an on-site warehouse located in Pauls Valley, Grassroots can easily design and style your perfect wedding.

NINE // Farmhouse Tables

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Mood Party Rentals | Sheraton OKC | Cole Dewey Designs | Fisher Photography

Rustic-chic is here to stay, and this farmhouse table from Mood Party Rentals is the perfect addition to any industrial space for that touch of homey warmth. Whether it’s glitz and glam, modern and sleek, or the oh-so-beautiful rustic chic… Mood has you covered! Their team goes above and beyond to ensure that they are stocked with only the most stylish pieces for your big day.

TEN // Geometric Altars

Runaway Belle Vintage Rentals | Plenty Mercantile | Chantilly Couture | Brushed Salon & Makeup Studio | Rosie Cheeks Photography

Making a statement in a big way, our final must-see trend, geometric altars, are making their way through local Oklahoma weddings one sweet ceremony at a time. With backdrops ranging from round to sculptural and everything in between, its no wonder brides are opting for this unique decor piece. This stunning gold backdrop from Runaway Belle Vintage Rentals is easily one of our new faves! This vintage rentals company’s goal is to be different and original, thus their every-growing inventory is keeping brides constantly ahead of the trend.

6 Things You Should Consider Before Booking a Wedding Videographer

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Choosing a wedding videographer is no small task. Your wedding footage is an investment in the opportunity to look back and reflect on the happiest day of your life! With that being said, you’ll want to conduct some research on the exact qualities of the company you’re looking for to create the most beautiful representation of your big day.

We’ve rounded up a list of six things you should consider before booking a wedding videographer to make your search just that much easier! Scroll on for our tips, along with gorgeous footage from some of our very favorite local Oklahoma videographers!

ONE // Check Out Their Portfolio

Redeemed Productions

Checking out a wedding videographer’s portfolio is an absolute must. Sure, they can all talk the talk, but a quick look at their work will tell you if they can truly walk the walk. Most vendors will have clips of their films posted to their company website, but YouTube, Vimeo and Instagram are also great places to look into as well. With more than a decade of experience and over 500 weddings shot, Redeemed Productions believes your big day is more than just a wedding. It’s you. Their team takes pride in the ability to serve you on the most important day of your life!

TWO // Know What Coverage You Want

Dewberry Cinema

The amount of coverage you’re looking for on your wedding day will determine the type of package you select. If you’re dying for that epic confetti-toss exit at the end of the night, your videographer will need to stick around for a while. You might also consider whether or not you want to capture the moments leading up to the big walk as you and your partner-to-be are getting ready. John and Rachel Dewberry of Dewberry Cinema have found a passion for working together to create beautiful videos. Their team specializes in music-video style highlight reels that you’ll want to watch again and again!

THREE // Think About the Entire Wedding Weekend

Stout Multimedia

Including your rehearsal dinner may be more important than you may think. Most times, a rehearsal dinner will include a few heart-felt toasts that you won’t want to skip out on when it comes to your wedding video. Weston Waugh of Stout Multimedia specializes in creating intimate, personal wedding videos. He finds enormous value in watching his clients smile as they view his work. If you’re interested in a fabulous experience with a more personalized touch, as opposed to working with a large company, Stout might be the perfect fit for you!

FOUR // Understand Package Details

Ripperton Films

This may seem obvious, but it’s important to establish your budget in the video department from the get-go! Wedding videographers will likely offer multiple packages for you to chose from, and you need to understand how much requests, like staying overtime, will cost you. Also, if you’re only wanting to capture the ceremony, you might not necessarily need the initially proposed film package that will cost you your first born child. Ben and Connor Ripperton of Ripperton Films have a passion for storytelling. They believe their couples have the greatest story to tell, and through cinematography, they’re able to tell a couple’s unique love story in a way that can be passed down for generations.

FIVE // How They Capture Sound

Pen Weddings

Let’s be real. We’ve all been subjected to attending a wedding where an obnoxious videographer is shoving a boom-mic in the faces of the bride and groom. You’ll want to make sure that your videographer’s style of capturing sound is subtle, yet affective. Pen Weddings believes that you have personality, and your wedding film should too. Their work combines documentary and cinematic styles. It’s their passion to create emotionally engaging wedding films that capture the moments you missed, and the ones you never want to forget.

SIX //  Style

Atria Creative

No wedding video is the same, and going in with a knowledge of the type of style you want is probably the most important aspect of choosing your videographer. Sure, there is a very special talent that comes along with capturing your precious moments, but the way the footage is combined and your story is told carries the most weight. Styles range from documentary, to storytelling, to short form and many more. Atria Creative is a small team of friends who have been shooting photo and video together since 2008. They love the variety that comes with shooting weddings: the backyard DIY potluck wedding excites them every bit as much as the diamond studded gala wedding.


Featured Image // Ripperton Films