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A Modern Bridal Brunch from Back Meadow Events

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Celebrate the special women in your wedding in style! In this modern bridal brunch editorial shoot, Oklahoma wedding planner Back Meadow Events is showing us how you can bring the wow factor to your luncheon. Kicking the styled shower off, the model bride was dressed in a delicate halter wedding gown from The Bridal Boutique and her maids wore mix-n-match green dresses from Prim, all while AnnElyse Salon and Spa set to working glamming the girls in pristine hair and makeup. The statement of the soiree is definitely the breakfast bar from Mood Party Rentals, adorned with a balloon garland installation and topped with an array of delicious brunch bites from Abbey Road Catering. Beyond the brunch bar, Mishelle Handy Cakes created a collection of modern cake designs featuring a gold, black and white color palette and marble details. Epic florals by Poppy Lane Design were seen throughout, from the pampas grass entry, complete with welcome signage by Hazel Paper Co., to the tablescape’s hanging floral wreaths and over-grown organic white centerpiece. This sweet soirée full of even sweeter decor was all captured by the fab Sarah Libby Photography.

Don’t settle for drab when you can have a fab modern bridal brunch like this one! Take a cue, and get even more inspiration from the mag’s all-new content, found here!

Photos // Sarah Libby Photography

From the planner, Abby Walker of Back Meadow Events: “Like many wedding customs, the bridal brunch (also known as the ‘bridesmaids luncheon’) can be a bit drab and traditional. I wanted to show another side of this fun tradition – that it can feel bright and fresh and new all at the same time; a bride can host it herself for her ladies, it doesn’t have be given to her by a relative or family friend. So the colors of black, white and green (a more modern palette), along with the balloons, made the whole experience feel fun, fresh and new, which is exactly what I was going for!”

Modernity Abloom Altar Scene by Ever Something

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Are you searching for a modern feel for your wedding? Look no further! Today’s Modernity Abloom altar scene, styled by the talented duo behind Ever Something and captured by Modern Love Photography, is packed with contemporary inspo, and we are living for this wow-worthy setup! The Mayo Hotel‘s all-white art deco style ballroom was filled with an ombré effect of red and blush blooms, modern elements and the most stunning natural light. Acrylic chiavari chairs lined the aisle along with floor-lined greenery arrangements. Accenting the rich ruby blooms with hints of light pink, Celeste Paper Co.‘s blush-toned invitation suite was finished with a black bow giving a refined palette. Choosing the right dress to fit this fresh scene is a must, and this show-stopper of a gown from Chantilly Couture featuring an open back and illusion lace bodice is the perfect style for this contemporary look. Achieving a beauty look that feels effortless yet fashionable, Hannah Miller Hair and Makeup Artistry continues to amaze us with this simply timeless bridal glow and twisted updo she created for the model bride. Take a cue from this dramatic altar-scape and wow your guests with a bold palette and modernity abloom!

Photos // Modern Love Photography

From the planners, Katie Carpenter and Taylor Fowler of Ever Something: “We wanted to create a ceremony space that allowed the flowers to be center stage and show how you can put a modern spin on something that might otherwise feel outdated…an arch. The Mayo was the best backdrop for the shoot because of the light, architecture and inherent beauty of the space. We also wanted a show-stopper dress and Chantilly Couture didn’t disappoint. Not to mention our stunning model, Aubree, who is a former bride of ours. The whole shoot came together in a beautiful and simple way; we were thrilled with it!”

2019 Looks of Love Contest – Sponsored by The Skirvin Hotel

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2019 Looks of Love Contest - Sponsored by The Skirvin Hotel

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we are so excited to kick off our eleventh annual Looks of Love contest sponsored by The Skirvin Hilton! There is nothing sweeter than reading a love story and seeing incredible photographs that perfectly capture the love a couple has for one another. We’re still swooning over our 2018 winners, Brandie and Travis, captured by Loganna Photography! We can’t wait to see more sweet pictures and stories from Oklahoma couples! We’ll be accepting Looks of Love submissions over the next two weeks (deadline to submit is Wednesday, February 6) and will announce our winner on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, following a week of finalist voting with our followers! The lucky winning couple will be treated to 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! Click here to enter the Looks of Love Contest – simply upload a few of your favorite pictures or engagement photos and briefly tell us your love story. We’ll be sharing our favorite submissions with our followers starting Friday, February 8, to help us decide the winner. Good luck!

Photos // Top Left: Sarah Libby Photography | Top Right: Caroline Eliza Co. | Middle: Tammy Odell Photography | Bottom Left: Brianna Record Photography | Bottom Middle: Peyton Rainey Photography | Bottom Right: Katie Hadley Photography

Brunch with the Brides Event Unveiling the Spring/Summer 2019 Issue

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It has been an eventful few weeks since the Spring/Summer 2019 issue release and our Brunch with the Brides. We are thrilled to bits over our new cover, captured by the talented Modern Love Photography, and all the incredible wedding inspiration in the new mag’s pages, brought to you by Oklahoma’s very best local wedding creatives! A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to celebrate the release of this new issue with Oklahoma’s elite wedding scene, and let us tell ya… it was a blast! Take a look at our events at Gaillardia Country Club in Oklahoma City and The Patriot Golf Club in Owasso, both captured by Andi Bravo Photography, below.

Photos // Andi Bravo Photography

We began our fabulous two-day celebration with a lovely brunch with our Oklahoma City partners at Gaillardia Country Club. The amazing chef’s at Gaillardia Country Club had us in awe of their delicious brunch food! The mini chicken and waffles were to-die-for, along with the much needed mimosa and Bloody Mary bar and doughnuts at your beck and call. This lovely ballroom space was decorated with beautifully arranged floral centerpieces by Bayly Blooms and matching luxe velvet linens from Mood Party Rentals, all captured by Andi Bravo Photography.

Day two was so fun getting to celebrate with our Tulsa area partners! We had tons of delicious options when it came to brunch food, provided by the hosting venue’s catering team at The Patriot Golf Club. Just look at the DIY mimosa station! Not only was the food out of this world, but their venue is for sure a show-stopper! Beautiful floral arrangements by The Flower Shop Pryor adorned the tables and the mantle, and Party Pro Rents provided pretty pink linens and napkins for the tables. Thanks to Andi Bravo Photography for capturing this beauty of a day!

Cheers to the new Spring/Summer 2019 issue! Haven’t gotten your copy yet? Order it here!

Meet the Mag Creatives: Oklahoma Wedding Invitation Designers & Calligraphers

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Pretty, pretty paper makes our hearts oh-so-happy! Today we are bringing you the best in Oklahoma wedding invitations in our final Meet the Mag Creatives installment. As you flip through the Spring/Summer 2019 issue, you will see countless invitation suites, place cards, signage, and much more crafted by our talented invitation artists and calligraphers. Take a peek and keep scrolling to see all these lovely details!

To see more from these full editorials, you can scan the digital magazine or purchase a print copy to be delivered straight to your doorstep!

Meet the Mag Creatives: Oklahoma Wedding Invitations

The Letter Box

When it comes to stationary and calligraphy there are so many options to choose from, and The Letter Box wants to take care of your those details so that you can focus on making memories and enjoying your wedding season. This Woodward-based stationer offers wedding calligraphy, invitation design and event signage to give a hand-written touch to your engagement and wedding events.

Andi Bravo Photography | Ever Something | The Golf Club of Oklahoma

Celeste Paper Co.

Sarah Ederer, owner of Celester Paper Co., is an Oklahoma City based calligrapher who specializes in wedding calligraphy, stationary and lettered prints. We love her natural talent for precise calligraphy and beautiful designs! The suite above is just a glimpse into her exceptional designs.

The Paramount Room | June Sixteenth Events | Patricia P Photography

Paper + More

Nestled in the lively shopping community of northwest Oklahoma City, Paper + More is an inviting and bustling “mom and pop” shop, boasting more than 30 years of providing carefully selected collections, from gorgeous wedding invitations to eclectic and creative gifts. Whether your style is modern, traditional, vintage or rustic, they are available to show you all of your options and to help you set the tone for your special day.

BC Clark Jewelers | Meg Rose Photography | The Grand Canadian Theatre

Laurel & Marie

From the first save-the-date to the final thank you, Laurel & Marie has you covered. Located in Tulsa, this paperie duo’s goal is to provide you with an easy, friendly experience so that the entire stationery process is completely stress-free and you walk away with a beautiful end product that shows your loved ones how much their presence means to you! We love this gorgeous invitation suite they created with their simply elegant calligraphy!

Picturesque Photos by Amanda | The Patriot Golf Club 

No Regrets

Let No Regrets’ trained bridal consultants sit down with you to make your paper dreams come to life. Beyond invitations, their adorable shop located in Casady Square Shopping Center in Oklahoma City is packed full of darling gifts for your bridesmaids, groomsmen and hostesses, not to mention other must haves like guest books, favors and welcome bags!

Tulips | KRK Studios | The Medieval Garden Floral | Eleven Oaks Ranch 

Hazel Paper Co.

Hazel Paper Co. is an Oklahoma City-based stationery studio that specializes in wedding invitations and other custom stationery projects. No matter if you prefer modern or traditional, bold or simple, colorful or neutral, you will be able to find something that fits your unique style here. If you don’t find it? They’ll create it for you!

The Flower Shop Pryor | Chloe Photography | Loughridge Weddings and Receptions 


Occasions located in Norman offers an amazing collection of fine stationery, invitations and gifts! Their experienced staff will go out of their way to find the perfect paper and create the look you want because they take the time to get to know their clients. They also offer an amazing selection of unique gifts and their complimentary gift wrapping is oh-so-pretty!

Andi Bravo Photography | Tony Foss Flowers | The Montellano Event Center