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Indie Bride Bridal Show PLUS a Ticket Giveaway!

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Indie Bride Bridal Show & Market is Almost Here!

The Indie Bride Bridal Show & Market is just around the corner! On Sunday, September 15th from 12pm to 4pm at the OKC Farmers Public Market Building, you are invited to join local Oklahoma wedding pros to kick off your planning. With lots of must-have vendors for your wedding day, you are sure to find trendy and up-and-coming local wedding services that will make your day a dream come true. Whether you’re looking for that calligrapher that can make your dream invitation suite a reality or that florist who can bring your wedding bouquet to life, the Indie Bride Bridal Show is sure to help in the planning process. Find sweet treats and savory catering samples to please you and your future wedding guests! Plus you can pick up your very own copy of the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Brides of Oklahoma. The time to plan the wedding you’ve always dreamed of is here.

Tickets to Indie Bride are $10 cash at the door or you can purchase your tickets online here.

AND… drumroll please… as a special surprise we’re giving away two pairs of tickets to two lucky brides-to-be on Instagram! Pop over to our IG (@bridesofok) to enter! Cheers!


Plus, don’t forget to check out other bridal events happening near you on our events page!

Say Hello to Fall with these 6 Gorgeous Floral Arrangements

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After such a hot and muggy Oklahoma summer, we’re welcoming fall with arms wide open! The sound of fallen leaves crunching, cozy sweaters and pumpkin spiced… well… everything are only the beginning to the joys of autumn. With such a beautifully warm color palette, we can hardly wait to swoon over the unique designs that emerge this season. Keep scrolling for the perfect fall wedding inspiration with these five gorgeous floral arrangements, courtesy of your talented local floral creatives!

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Ever Something

We’re so in love with this stunning  centerpiece design from the team at Ever Something! The wide array of blooms and muted hues offer a bohemian vibe that we just can’t get enough of. Get to know this impressive Tulsa florist duo and their bright and organic floral designs!

Katie Hadley PhotographyParty Pro Rents

Trochta’s Flowers & Garden Center

Modern Oklahoma florist, Trochta’s Flowers & Garden Center, created this orange-hued bouquet with touches of eucalyptus. We love how this floral company can easily work to create every bride’s dream down to the small details for each wedding!

Kristen Edwards Photography | Lexi Faught Hair & Makeup | J.J. Kelly Bridal | Aisle be with You | Waters Edge Winery

Bayly Blooms

This beauty, filled with orange roses and deep red blooms is perfect for all things festive in your fall wedding. The talented Bayly Blooms is able to create the floral design of your dreams, no matter what your style or color palette!

Freckled Fox Photography

The Flower Shop Pryor

Let’s talk about altar floral! The Flower Shop Pryor is blowing us away with the deep red tones and touches of pampass grass. This delicate design fits perfectly on this simplistic A-frame altar.

Ashlin Matthews Photography | Spring Valley Ranch

Bloom House

This lovely creation by Bloom House is full of fall texture! We love seeing not only fall colors, but also textures that represent all the fall inspiration.

Caroline Eliza Photography | Penelope & Lu

Tony Foss Flowers

We love how adding hints of lighter blooms makes your overall fall floral pop! This stunning centerpiece creation was done by Tony Foss, and we are loving it. Tony knows how to keep things simple or go over the top, depending on your wedding style.

Brianna Record Photography | The Springs Event Venue – Edmond | Southern Charm Events

Metallic Glam Wedding Inspiration by Malyn Made Weddings

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Pewter and blush details pop against a backdrop of creamy ivory tones in this metallic glam wedding scene planned by Malyn Made and captured by Andi Bravo Photography! We all know stationery helps set the tone of an event and gives guests a foreshadowing of the beauty they’ll see: the coordinating save-the-dates and hand-lettered invitation suite from The Letter Box Shop are no exception, featuring a sketch of the venue and tied with a delicate blush ribbon to give a luxe sophisticated vibe. Once inside the venue, that aesthetic is carried through the tablescape and lounge area provided by Party Pro Rentals, both featuring stunning modern chairs in white and metallic French country-inspired dinner chairs inviting guests to enjoy a romantic dinner. Clear chargers with more metallic accents add a glam touch, while a suspended blush and ivory floral installation from Malyn Made in lieu of a traditional centerpiece highlights the venue’s stunning tall ceilings. The bride carries a monochromatic bouquet that accentuates her dress, with its luxurious sheen, beautifully. Custom pieces by Katie’s Custom Decor add charm and personality to this scene and work both indoors and out! A swanky vintage getaway car is the icing on the cake for this metallic glam wedding scene –take a look at all of Andi’s gorgeous photos below! Cheers!

Photos // Andi Bravo Photography

Citrusy Mediterranean Wedding Inspiration from Ever Something

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A color palette that’s simply satisfying and to-die-for details make this citrusy mediterranean wedding scene one we’ll keep coming back to for inspiration galore! Ever Something headed up the planning and stylizing for this shoot at The Philbrook Museum, as well as creating all the incredible florals! The bouquets of fuchsia, peach and yellow pair perfectly with the pops of mediterranean blue, showing up in details like the place cards, the bride’s statement earrings and the dinnerware on the tables – the sweetest spot for an intimate gathering curated by Party Pro Rents. Laurel and Marie created a whimsical invitation suite with sophisticated calligraphy and swoon-worthy neutral and terracotta shades. Another detail we love? The mix-and-match citrusy mediterranean tones of the bridesmaids’ dresses, reminding us not to be afraid when it comes to playing with color! A floral-adorned peachy stucco-textured creation from Laurannae Baking Co. adds the literal icing on the cake to this beautiful day. Be sure to watch the video below to see the magic in action!

Photos + Video // Erin Wilson Photography

3 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Wedding Videographer, Featuring MARAND MEDIA

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Everyone loves a good tear-jerker of a wedding video – am I right? It’s more than just capturing moments and piecing it together. Today, we’re chatting with videographer Daniel Marand, of  MARAND MEDIA to get the inside scoop on why you should invest in a wedding videographer. You won’t want to miss all these great tips from MARAND MEDIA.

It’s a Blissful Blur & Memory is Fleeting

It’s no surprise that wedding days can creep up on you and be gone in an instant. As I tell brides time and time again, here at MARAND MEDIA, “Wedding days can be a blur; we’re here to bring your wedding day into full focus.”

All of your wedding day moments are a lot to remember. It’s even tough for the bride to remember details when she was planning it all just the month before. Imagine the joy it would be to click play on your wedding film and be transported back to that day, that room, or that feeling you had when you first said “I do.” When all the decorations are gone, you’ve lost loved ones and you simply want to be reminded of one of the happiest days in your life – your wedding film is there. It’s a love story told with the essence and authenticity of who you are as a couple. This love story – your wedding film – is the only way to hear the moment when you became one, to listen to the crack in your parent’s voice as they toast to you through happy tears, or to see your strut down the aisle, hand-in-hand with the love of your life for the first time.

Capture Not Just a Moment, but Relive the Day

Taking part and enjoying this celebration through videography with your friends and family is priceless. However, many couples underestimate how badly they will want to relive their wedding day. The one thing you do to remember your wedding day is hire a photographer. The photos, your wedding dress, or maybe even a piece of frozen cake will serve as the object to take you back and relive your big day. I believe photos are necessary and equally as important as a wedding film, but what happens when the cake is tasteless, the dress doesn’t fit, and your photos leave you struggling to remember it all?

There are two types of couples as far as wedding films go: those who said the best wedding investment they made was hiring a videographer, and those who said their biggest regret was not hiring a videographer.  The goal of a photo is to tell a story with a single picture, but with a wedding film you create interest and build a complete documentary of your day. Images are brought to life with a video and what was once a single, well-lit picture is now an entire scene captured and seen authentic to the moment. You become a guest at your own wedding and are able to step into these moments and relive them.

It is Worth the Investment

If you’re looking to invest in a videographer the first question should be, is this a good investment? The short answer is yes.

Budgeting is extremely important and is one of the first things to do. I always recommend budgeting for a venue, photographer, and videographer first as these are the only ways to truly relive and remember your wedding day. As filmmakers, one of the most common things we hear is, “we’re seeing if it’s in the budget.” It will only be in your budget if you put it there. If being able to look back and relive your wedding day is important to you, then hiring a professional videographer and budgeting for one, should be important to you too. The regret of not having a wedding film just isn’t worth it.

What you are really paying for? A specific videographer’s unique style. This is why there’s such a huge range in investment in wedding videography. Style is important because the videographer’s ability to get to know you, make you feel comfortable, and create a film that exceeds your expectations is all part of their style of shooting weddings.

You have the ability to place yourself right back into the wonder and joy that was your wedding day, with wedding videography. For future generations, it’s being a part of your legacy. It’s the ability to let your grandkids burst in laughter seeing you get-down on the dance floor, and the honor of being able to hear your friends and family tell why you’re perfect for each other. It is memories brought back to life and that’s why it’s worth it to invest in a wedding videographer. I was beyond moved to hear one of my first clients tell me that their film was the favorite gift they received from their wedding. It wasn’t simply a gift or a souvenir, but as she said, an heirloom to be passed down through the generations. When you struggle to remember or need to be reminded, this timeless film will bring your entire wedding day back into full focus.


A huge thanks to Daniel from MARAND MEDIA for sharing the importance of investing in wedding videography! Want to get in touch with MARAND MEDIA? Visit his Brides of Oklahoma profile.