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The Best Wedding Transportation and Valet Services in Oklahoma

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There are so many steps to planning a wedding and some of the logistical details are easy to overlook! Planning wedding transportation to and from your ceremony and reception sites is one you can’t afford to miss as well as guest parking. Today we are highlighting two amazing local vendors to who are ready to provide the best service and ensure a smooth ride through your big day. Cheers!

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King’s Limousine and Private Jet – Kings Limousine and Private Jet has the perfect Lincoln Town Car, Jaguar Sedans, Stretch and Super Stretch Limos and Vans to accommodate all your transportation needs. For group trips, they also are able to offer van service up to 15 passengers in new model vans and SUV’! Kings Limousine and Private Jet guarantees that you will get to your destination safely and on time. So for your next trip or special occasion, don’t settle for anything less than the absolute best limousine and jet service in Oklahoma.

Photo 1: Tara Lokey Photography, 2: Ely Fair Photography

Sooner Valet – Sooner Valet is a locally owned business with Oklahoma roots that run deep, and hospitality that is homegrown. Their team is dedicated to delivering the highest level of performance to clients, whatever the venue. They know that first impressions are everything – and their mission is to provide professional, polite and friendly service that will be a memorable experience for guests.

Intimate Garden Engagement Shoot Captured by Meg Rose Photography

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With lush foliage and brilliant blooms all around, we knew Robin and Alexander’s engagement shoot was sure to be a hit! With close, affectionate shots and an overall feel of serenity, Meg Rose Photography captures this intimate garden engagement quite beautifully. Scroll on to see all the gorgeous photos and to read how they met!

Photos // Meg Rose Photography

Alex and Robin first met in high school and started dating shortly afterward. They rekindled their relationship at James Madison University and have been together ever since! Alex proposed to Robin on top of a mountain peak in Shenandoah National Park on a brisk fall afternoon, amid the changing color of the leaves.

The theme of Robin and Alexander’s wedding will be enchanted forest, set in late December of 2018. Robin is an orchestra teacher, and she is particularly looking forward to having her orchestra students perform at her ceremony. Congratulations Robin and Alexander! We hope you have a very magical wedding!

How to Incorporate Personal Style Into Your Wedding Cake

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Creating a cake for your big day is more than finding a Pinterest picture of a design you like. Your cake should represent you and your partner’s personal style and flair. We reached out to Yunita, owner and cake baker at You Need a Cake, and asked her a few vital questions about how to incorporate personal style into your wedding cake. Yunita specializes in wedding cakes, but can also do other cakery options such as birthday, showers and graduations. She can even make other delectables that perfectly accent and represent your big day. Without further delay, let’s get on with this Q&A!

How to Incorporate Personal Style Into Your Wedding Cake

Photo // Sheradee Hurst Photography

Why do you think it’s important that a wedding cake be a direct reflection of who a couple is, rather than just choosing a cake?

I think it’s important for couples to express themselves – what they like, who they really are and what their style is. Their wedding cake needs to represent who they are as a couple instead of choosing a picture from Pinterest or copying another couple’s wedding cake. After all, the wedding is all about the couple celebrating their love – not simply about providing dessert for their guests.

What is one of your favorite ways to incorporate unique style into a cake?

One of my favorite ways to incorporate a unique style into a cake is by decorating with custom and handmade sugar flowers or edible lace. Other interesting techniques such as sugar quilling or stencil are another great way of adding unique flair.

If a couple is struggling to explain themselves, what are a few starter questions that you will ask in order to inquire what cake might work best for the couple?

I like to ask a bride what she would like to see on her wedding cake. Whether or not a bride would like to incorporate elements from the wedding into her cake is an important question. Fun details to include could be, but are not limited to: the lace on her dress, pearls, color palette from the wedding, invitation, decor and even an inside joke between the bride and the groom.

There are a lot of different cake options out there! What is one piece of advice you would like to give to couples who are unsure of where to start when it comes to making a cake their own?

I always tell my brides that their guests, and specifically their girlfriends, will always remember two things from the wedding: the wedding dress and the wedding cake. I desire for each couple to have not only beautifully executed cakes, but delicious cakes too. It’s important to design and make the cake to represent the couple and what they like, rather than choosing a cake that looks like everyone else’s.

Special thanks to Yunita from You Need a Cake for sharing her advice with us today! Inquire directly with Yunita via her online profile on Brides of Oklahoma here!

Barre3: Finding Confidence in Your Unique Strengths

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It’s time to work off that turkey and get wedding day ready! Inspired by a combination of three exercise practices, ballet barre, yoga and pilates, Barre3 is designed to lift, lengthen and tone your body. Today, we’re taking a minute to dive deeper into this ever-popular workout by gaining a better understanding of the lifestyle that serves as its cornerstone to ensure the best version of yourself is making that walk down the aisle! Of course, Barre3 offers a unique approach to fitness with its low-impact moves and high-muscle burn, but what really sets it apart is the overarching goal to break down the negativity surrounding health and fitness.

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With new workout and diet trends changing practically every day, it can be hard to find a community that openly promotes confidence through individuality. We’re so accustomed to treating exercise as a punishment, convincing ourselves that if we aren’t out of breath and seeing stars then we aren’t working hard enough. We’re constantly compelled to strive for this unrealistic idea of perfection that seemingly holds only one identity when the truth of the matter is that this flawless picture simply does not exist. Barre3 recognizes these falsehoods, and stands strong on a foundation comprised of internal empowerment and self-love!

“Within the four walls of a Barre3 studio, the stage is set for you to explore your individual truth, to stand up for yourself, and to build confidence in your unique strengths and wisdom,” says Franchise Master Trainer Sarah Catherine Wheatley.

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Barre3 is so much more than squats, lunges and planks. It’s a mentality-based discipline that gets you healthy from the inside out! Retraining your mind to love the current body it’s in while working toward improvement can make all the difference when it comes to exercise, and surrounding yourself with a motivating community rooted in doing just that is the best way we can think of to get your fitness journey started off on the right foot!

On top of a focus on physical activity, Barre3 has curated a special nutrition formula tailored to help you meet your goals of weight management, mental clarity and consistent energy. Eliminating foods that could unknowingly be harmful to your body holds just as much importance as incorporating those that will better serve it. Gluten, refined sugar, dairy, alcohol and coffee all carry the potential to sabotage your success.

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Gluten causes inflammation in your gut and blocks the absorption of essential nutrients, while refined sugar depletes the immune system and disrupts blood-sugar levels. Dairy carries a slew of unwanted side affects including: inflammation, digestive problems, increase in mucus production and fatigue. Alcohol is sugar, but deserves its own recognition because we know how hard it can be to eliminate entirely. It causes enormous blood-sugar spikes, causing your body to convert that extra energy directly into fat. Similarly, coffee stimulates the release of cortisol, our stress hormone, that speeds the absorption of sugar into the blood stream. That’s right, you know what’s coming! Unspent energy = fat stored in the body.

Positive changes in energy, mood and sleep are just a handful of worthy results to upgrade your diet for!

Ready to transform your health? Book a class with our friends at Barre3 today and prepare to discover a happier, healthier you!

Happy Thanksgiving from Brides of Oklahoma!

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Happy Thanksgiving from Brides of Oklahoma!

Happy Thanksgiving from the team at Brides of Oklahoma! As we put the finishing touches on our Spring/Summer 2019 issue, we truly have so much to be thankful for! We’ve been working with the most amazing brides to share their weddings in the upcoming issue. We’ve also had the opportunity to collaborate with the most talented wedding pros in Oklahoma to share dozens of inspiring editorials. In just a few short weeks, the glossy pages that we’ve poured our hearts into will hit the newsstand, and we can’t wait to share it with you all! Wishing you a wonderful and safe holiday!