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The Indie Bride Bridal Show & Market is Coming to Tulsa!

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The Indie Bridal Show & Market is Coming to Tulsa!

Calling all Tulsa brides! The Indie Bride Bridal Show & Market is coming to the Tulsa area! Are you looking to book the perfect vendors for your big day? Look no further! The Tulsa show is Sunday, May 19th, at The Bond from 12pm-4pm.  See the best of the best in Tulsa’s florists, wedding favors, calligraphers, wedding decor, bridal party wear, bakeries, jewelry, photographers, gifts for your bridal party, dress makers and designers, stationary, rentals, musicians, caterers and more. Don’t forget to fill up on samples from wedding caterers, and bring a few bucks for the cash bar! There will also be several food trucks in the parking lot throughout the day. Visit and enjoy all the wedding planning fun and find your dream team!

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

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


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

The Indie Bride Bridal Show & Market is Coming to Tulsa!

7 Wedding Registry Tips + our Favorite Local Stores

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Today, we’re diving into arguably one of the most exciting aspects of getting engaged: registering! Before running off to Target with your scanner gun, you’ll want to check out these wedding registry tips to make sure you’re being as strategic as possible with your wedding registry list, along with our list of favorite local Oklahoma registry hotspots!

7 Wedding Registry Tips + our Favorite Local Stores

Photo: Plenty Mercantile, Choate House

ONE // Consider who you are as a couple

Do you love putting on wine night around your gorgeously chic kitchen island? Or are you the couple hosting Super Bowl Sunday and grilling out back? This may seem obvious, but really think about the appliances and décor that match your personality as a couple. What’s the point of registering for fancy-schmancy dinner china if you and your partner would get more use out of fab wine glasses or the ultimate chip/dip platter?

TWO // Be conscious of where you’ll be living

If you and your love are kicking it in a one bedroom apartment, registering for oodles of appliances/décor/furniture/etc… that you already don’t have room for might not be the way to go. However, if you’re getting ready to move in together, you may want to be strategic with your registry, including large pieces of furniture that your guests can go in on together!

THREE // Take turns with the scanner

Want to save your marriage before it even begins? Take. Turns. With. The. Scanner. This is by far the best way to ensure that you and your partner have equal say in what goes on the registry, and ultimately what your home will look like.

FOUR // Understand wedding registry etiquette

Yes, wedding registry etiquette is a thing! Unfortunately, there is more to registering than running around with a scanner gun. You’ll want to make sure you select more than just one retailer to start off (see our list of local faves below). Give your guests a variety of products to choose from, and update your list regularly. There’s nothing like checking out a couple’s registry only to find that all items have been purchased!

FIVE // Be conscious of your guests’ budgets 

You’ll also want to make sure that you include a wide price range when it comes to your gift selections. It’s important to think about those lower ticket items so all of your guests can pick something they can truly afford! We aren’t telling you to shy away from big-ticket items like furniture or appliances, however, it’s likely that your guests have already gotten you a bridal shower gift, and maybe even something for your bachelorette party. Just be conscious of including a wide variety of prices within your registry!

SIX // Don’t wait too long

You’ll want to register as soon as possible after your engagement! You can always add to your list as time goes on, but you may be surprised at the number of people who are dying to gift you right away as a token of congratulations.

SEVEN // Don’t forget your thank yous

Last but not least, don’t forget to thank your guests for their gracious gifts! It’s a great idea to go ahead and add thank you notes onto your registry list while in store or grab a pack while you’re in store completing your registry. Many of our local registry hotspots sell custom notes as well, making the perfect finishing touch to your wedding paperie.


Now that you’re prepared for the task at hand, head to one of our favorite local Oklahoma stores to kick start your wedding registry: BC Clark Jewelers, Bebe’s, Culinary Kitchen, No Regrets, Paper + More, Plenty Mercantile, Tulips.

Timeless Blush Grandeur at High Pointe Mansion

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A timeless and stately venue tucked away in beautiful Arcadia, Oklahoma, High Pointe Mansion offers the perfect wedding venue for the classic couple, as evident in this scene full of blush grandeur! Peach and gold accents in both the florals by The Wild Mother and chiavari chairs from Mood Party Rentals kept the aesthetic warm and inviting, with a gorgeous cascading floral install highlighting the mansion’s grandiose doorway. The bridesmaids donned sophisticated blush gowns from Prim and the bride wowed in a strapless crepe gown with a unique beaded capelet from Bella Rose Bridal – perfect for cooler weather weddings. Au natural tousled hair, dusted coppery eyeshadow and a mauve lip by Lexi Faught Hair and Makeup understatedly accentuated the bride’s features, while gorgeous gems from Naifeh Fine Jewelry give a pop of pizazz. Ivory vintage chairs from Runaway Belle created an intimate spot for the bride and groom to take in the magic of their day! This new central Oklahoma venue is quickly becoming a sought-after spot and there’s no doubt as to why. Schedule a tour to see High Pointe Mansion‘s beauty for yourself! Cheers!

Photos // Carsyn Abrams Photography

9 Must-see Rehearsal Dinner Hotspots

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What better way to prepare for the big day than with an amazing dinner for your guests at one of the best restaurants in Oklahoma? Picking the right cuisine and perfect locale for your rehearsal dinner may seem like quite the task, but we hope to make it easier by sharing the inside scoop on these fabulous hotspots! Read on to find out what makes these nine fabulous venues so unique. Cheers to marking off another item on your wedding checklist!

9 Must-see Rehearsal Dinner Hotspots

624 Kitchen & Catering

Award winning Chef Justin Thompson brings his culinary expertise to each event with 624 Kitchen & Catering. Featuring elevated cuisine and beverages inspired by his restaurants Juniper, PRHYME, and Tavolo, 624 can create the perfect menu to fit any special event.

10 Must-see Rehearsal Dinner Hotspots

Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse

Mickey Mantle’s is a classic steakhouse with a contemporary American flair in both menu and design. Their dramatic 10,000 square foot restaurant dazzles with a compelling chef-driven menu. Mickey Mantle’s also offers an extensive wine list with over 500 quality selections focusing on California wines chosen for their compatibility with the menu. This award-winning wine list contains impressive labels from all over the world, including the largest selection of large format and half bottles in the state.

10 Must-see Rehearsal Dinner Hotspots

Venue 7 at Cafe 7

From simple to elaborate, Venue 7 at Cafe 7 has the experience and skill to make your food dreams come true. Offering many packages as well as custom menus, they can do it all! They are locally owned and operated since 2008, and have helped plan and execute many ideal weddings. Venue 7 event space, located right next to Cafe 7 on May Avenue, will be the perfect spot for your rehearsal dinner, bridal shower or any small get together.

Photo: Dani G. Photography

Boulevard Steakhouse

An Edmond and Oklahoma City favorite, Boulevard Steakhouse, Oklahoma’s original prime steakhouse, offers custom menus, a private event space, bar service and free parking. Boulevard is pleased to provide personalized options and service to each and every wedding party and can hold up to 100 guests.

10 Must-see Rehearsal Dinner Hotspots

Cafe 501

Eat. Drink. Enjoy. Cafe 501 is a combination of Californian cuisine and European atmosphere, making it one of the most unique dining experiences in Oklahoma. Famous for their Artisan breads which are baked daily, Cafe 501 can hold up to 45 guests and offers custom menus to ensure your rehearsal dinner is one you and your loved ones will never forget!

10 Must-see Rehearsal Dinner Hotspots

Vast

The talented team at Vast believes in fresh fare and cool cocktails. Date-night dinners and leisure lunches. Smiling staff and vast views. They believe you should have it all in the heart of downtown. Oklahoma City is more than their home – it’s their inspiration. Everyday life influences their commitment to good food, sourced from local producers, and even better service. With a maximum capacity of 240 guests, Vast is the perfect location to host your rehearsal dinner!

10 Must-see Rehearsal Dinner Hotspots

Museum Cafe

Create your unique experience at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. Immerse yourself and your guests in stunning views of the downtown Oklahoma City skyline, exquisite dining from the Museum Cafe and world-class art spanning three floors in 15 galleries. Whether capturing special moments in bridal portraits, celebrating a wedding reception, throwing a cocktail party or even a rehearsal dinner, the unique spaces, sophisticated dining and exceptional art at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is the ideal location to host your special event.

Pepperoni Grill

Impress your guests with an event as unforgettable as it is sophisticated. Whether hosting a business luncheon or a rehearsal dinner, Pepperoni Grill has several menus to choose from or they would be happy to work with you to create a menu that fits your taste and budget. What’s great is that they’re not just Italian. Try the gourmet Kobe beef burger, fresh salmon with seasonal vegetables, oven roasted chicken, 7oz. USDA filet, or pan seared tilapia. Always save room for dessert, all made in house from scratch. Enjoy any of the above with a fine glass of wine and the dining experience is complete.

Packard’s New American Kitchen

Packard’s New American Kitchen is located in the original 1920’s Packard Automobile showroom on 10th and Robinson in the historic Midtown OKC. Known for its seasonal and eclectic menu and craft cocktails, this is easily a go-to for private dining events. The event space is located across the lobby from the restaurant, comfortably accommodating up to 80 people. The space features a full service bar and presentation ready audio visual and can be customized for any event.

Photo: Magnolia Adams Photography

Colorfully Classic Wedding Inspiration at Oak Tree Country Club

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For a timeless bride who loves a pop of punchy color, this colorfully classic wedding inspiration at Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond is just the ticket! Poppy Lane Design created gorgeous florals to adorn the venue in shades of plum, pink and red, as well as an incredible bridal bouquet. This bride inspires with two different looks – a plunging neckline gown from Bella Rose Bridal and a double-strap crepe gown from Prescott Bridal. Both looks are stunning and accented perfectly with beautiful jewels from Naifeh Fine Jewelry and hair and makeup by Brushed Salon! White chairs from Marianne’s Rentals beneath Oak Tree‘s signature gazebo make for a gorgeous al-fresco ceremony spot, and to bring the colorfully classic vibe indoors, Runaway Belle had the perfect statement piece in this red velvet couch flanked by candlesticks – the perfect spot for intimate portraits and a sophisticated lounge. Oak Tree offers the full package when it comes to hosting the wedding of your dreams, from catering to bartending to their incredible sunsets over lush, rolling hills. As the day draws to a close, the couples makes a memorable getaway in a classic car beneath the porte-cochere. Pops of vibrant color along with timeless details make this colorfully classic affair one to remember! Cheers!

Photos // Carsyn Abrams Photography