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Celebrating 20 Years of Pray for Rain with BC Clark Jewelers

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In 1998, Oklahoma’s beloved BC Clark Jewelers launched an exciting promotion for brides and grooms. The Pray for Rain™ campaign played into the Sooner State’s notoriously unpredictable weather; if Mother Nature brought more than 1 inch of rain or snow on a BC Clark couple’s big day, they would receive a full refund of the purchase price of that ring.*

Two decades and nearly $1 million later, the prayers of 217 couples (and counting) have been answered, and BC Clark has solidified its place in the hearts of Oklahoma’s betrothed. Here’s what real Pray for Rain™ winners had to say about their BC Clark experience, and why the jeweler helped them to have the best day ever.

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Brittan + John David Willimon | Brett Heidebrecht Photography

“We choose BC Clark for the quality of their selection and the expertise of Paul Minton. Paul, our jeweler at BC Clark, is a long-time family friend. I always knew he would be the one who found the perfect ring for me, thankfully John David knew that too! One of the best parts about winning was that our wedding was in Keystone, Colorado. The weather was absolutely perfect-bluebird skies! I remember my dad coming up to John David and I at the end of the wedding telling us that OKC received over an inch of rain. I quickly sent Paul a text asking if we qualified; he replied ‘of course.’ It was such a sweet surprise! Thank you Mother Nature!”

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Haley + Bryce Ward | Aaron Snow Photography

“Normally, you wouldn’t have to worry too much about rain [in June], especially considering the past years’ droughts, so we planned an outdoor wedding. But that summer ended up being one of the wettest on record. It rained a lot the night before our wedding, so BC Clark knew we had won early on our wedding day. They called Bryce the morning of to tell him. It was a great surprise. We knew about the promotion, but it wasn’t the reason we [chose BC Clark]. We knew their service was great… We knew they had great quality diamonds and we like their program that lets you ‘trade up’ diamonds down the road.”

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Sara Kate + Jason Little | Brett Heidebrecht Photography

“Jason purchased the ring from BC Clark because of their reputation for quality and customer service. Coleman Clark helped Jason with a 100-year-old antique ring he’d found in California, and helped make sure it was ready to be worn for a hundred more. We knew there was rain in the forecast and had plans to get married in my parent’s backyard under a specific tree. The day of, we got more than we bargained for – a flash flood. There were so many things that went off script, but looking back, those were my favorite things – wearing rain boots, the pastor humming ‘Here Comes The Bride,’ barefoot guests and a double rainbow. Many of our guests went barefoot and still rave about how much fun they had playing in the mud. [When we realized we were Pray for Rain™ winners,] we were outside taking photos. I looked at my husband with my mouth gaping open and he was dancing a jig.”

Pray for Rain BC Clark Jewelers couple

Jessica + Bryan Dean | Reflections Photography by Ashley

“Living in Oklahoma, you can always count on one thing: the weather is consistently inconsistent. I believe that there was a foot of snow over the entire Midwest on our wedding weekend. Half of our wedding party couldn’t make the drive and we had to modify venues and who was officiating, but we were able to make snow angels on our wedding night and not many people can say that. Wendy (from BC Clark) texted me after the wedding to say we’d won. We couldn’t believe our luck, and honestly, we didn’t know that snow counted!”

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Elizabeth + Edward Roberts | Jess Mudhar and Jawanza Bassue Photography

“I knew about Pray for Rain™, but that’s not why we bought our rings at BC Clark. We loved the quality and the variety of rings they offer. And ours was the most amazing day ever because I got my [rain-free], outdoor dream wedding in the Wichita Mountains, and BC Clark still honored the Pray for Rain™ [promotion] because it rained in OKC! After I walked down the aisle, Jim Clark, the owner who I know personally (he was at our wedding), was waiting for my new husband and I with a big smile on his face, ready to share the news. We have some pretty awesome pictures of us all giving high-fives and hugging. I didn’t think it was possible to be more happy after saying ‘I do,’ then found out it was!”


GET YOUR RING AND START PRAYING FOR RAIN AT WWW.BCCLARK.COM

*up to $5,000 value, not including sales tax

Something Old, Something New: Marianne’s Rentals Acquires Ruby’s Vintage Rentals

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We have some very exciting news to share with you all on this beautiful Monday! On behalf of our friends at Marianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions, we would like to announce that Oklahoma City’s beloved vintage furniture company, Ruby’s Vintage Rentals, has recently been acquired by the rapidly expanding furniture and decor department.

Marianne’s Rentals has been Oklahoma’s choice for the finest in event rentals for over 30 years. They have a wide variety of inventory ranging from tables, chairs, linen, china, flatware, glassware, table decor and more! They are also event lighting experts. Whether pretty or practical, they have all the items you need to put on events of every size with ease and style.

With over 50 new gorgeous pieces now home to Marianne’s, you’re sure to find the perfect combination for your special event.

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Marianne’s will be honoring all outstanding contracts from Ruby’s Vintage Rentals. You can already shop a good majority of their new inventory online, and the team at Marianne’s would love to make a special viewing appointment with you. Visit their new and improved website for more pictures and pricing. Cheers to new beginnings with the same fabulous service!

Photo 1: Holly Gannett Photography, 2: Lauren B. Photography, 3: Kristen Edwards Photography

Old Hollywood Glamour Two Ways from Brushed Salon and Makeup Studio

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Nothing can compare to the timeless elegance of Old Hollywood glamour. Today, we are thrilled to share this breathtaking styled shoot, featuring all the vintage fashion and classic design you could dream of! Located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Sparrow served as the most stunning backdrop for the day with its gorgeous landscape and natural lighting. Rentals from Fancy Couches and Grassroots Vintage created a luxurious setting, while You Need a Cake provided an extravagant four-tiered masterpiece that couldn’t have fit the theme more perfectly! Brushed Salon and Makeup Studio went above and beyond to create not only one, but two looks to convey their multifaceted vision of Old Hollywood romance. Bold red lips and gently cascading curls instantly steal the show, and we can’t get enough! Keep scrolling for the beautifully dramatic imagery from this shoot, and don’t forget to keep up on the blog as we continue to share the latest and greatest in wedding inspiration! Cheers!

Photos // Michelle Leigh Photography

Modern Simplicity Styled Shoot by Linen + Rust Event Design

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From floor to ceiling, Linen + Rust Event Design beautifully transformed the serene setting of Spain Ranch into an inviting celebration using a soft color palette, natural lighting and lots of texture! Shot by Ripperton FilmsRobyn’s Flower Garden truly brought the outdoors in with their organic floral arrangements, featuring a gorgeous blend of roses and greenery. In combination with the one-of-a-kind hedgewood bar from Party Pro Rents, this scene is the picture of modern elegance. The model bride was breathtaking in a romantic gown from Moliere Bridal House, embellished with beading and floral appliqués. Atherial Beauty and Profile Concierge Hair Service completed her look with flawless glam! With cake from Ms. Laura’s Cakes and stationery courtesy of Merriment Paper & Gifts, we could not be more in love with this modern simplicity styled shoot, directly from the pages of the latest Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Brides of Oklahoma! Keep scrolling for a word from the planner herself to learn about the vision behind this amazing shoot!

Photos // Ripperton Films

From the planner, Cortney McClure of Linen + Rust Event Design: “I was inspired to create something that portrayed my design aesthetic, with beautiful and simple elements. The color palette, mixture of textures and overall feel of the shoot reflected my brand very closely.”

7 Can’t-miss Industrial Chic Oklahoma Wedding Venues

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Exposed brick, Edison bulb lighting and visible ceiling beams are all on today’s agenda as we highlight 7 can’t-miss industrial chic Oklahoma wedding venues! If you’re looking for a contemporary space to host your ceremony or reception that fits your unique style, you’ve come to the right place. These venues are sure to showcase your décor of choice with their minimalistic, raw design. Read on to find out what makes each space so incredible, and don’t forget to check out our Venues page as well as our latest Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Brides of Oklahoma to find more beautiful inspiration for your big day! Cheers!

The Hall at the Railhouse

One of Norman’s premiere wedding venues, The Hall at the Railhouse combines steel, brick and wooden details to set the scene for gorgeous industrial contrast. The Hall offers both indoor and outdoor venue space for guests to roam freely during the ceremony or reception and serves as a blank slate for brides to customize for the big day.

Photo: Sarah Libby Photography

PLENTY Mercantile

Located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, The Rooftop at Plenty Mercantile sets the scene for industrial romance and a truly charming affair. The wood and brick details, combined with a stunning view of the OKC skyline makes this venue one of our absolute favorites. Whether it’s the Rooftop space for your ceremony or reception, or the gorgeous high-ceiling indoor venue for photo ops and cocktails, Plenty Mercantile offers Oklahoma brides a truly unique space.

Photo: Deisy Photography

Three Twenty on Main

Opened in March 2017 and located in historic downtown Claremore is the beautifully rustic, yet elegantly modern Three Twenty on Main venue. This breathtaking space possesses two-story ceilings, brick columns and a grand staircase with iron accents and crystal chandeliers. Three Twenty on Main can comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests, so its perfect for large or small gatherings. With farm tables, chairs, a catering kitchen, bridal loft and rehearsal spot included, Three Twenty on Main truly has it all for your big day!

Holloway House

Holloway House is a 3,000 square foot loft space located on Film Row in Downtown Oklahoma City that opened it’s doors in May 2017. With historic charm and an open floorplan, this venue can truly be perfect for any vision. With beautiful views of Film Row and the Devon Tower, you and your guests will not be disappointed with a wedding at the Holloway House.

Photo: Caroline Elizabeth Photography

Foolish Things Coffee

Foolish Things Coffee is located on historic Route 66 in downtown Tulsa. With its beautiful natural lighting, open floor plan and urban vibe, this hotspot has become the top destination for the hippest Tulsans to celebrate their small receptions or rehearsal dinners. Let Foolish Things serve your guests from a huge selection of craft coffees or cater in delicious fare to make use of the extremely versatile and modern warehouse space, full of exposed brick, communal tables and even an outdoor patio.

Photo: Jake Fowler Photography

Walker Terrace

Walker Terrace is located on the 3rd floor of The Walker Building, located in Midtown OKC. Completed in 2017, the new space can seat up to 80 guests inside, with additional seating and standing room on the spacious rooftop deck. The venue boasts floor-to-ceiling glass windows with views of Midtown, slideshow-ready tv’s and much more! Beyond receptions, Walker Terrace is an ideal space for engagement parties, showers, anniversary parties… any pre-wedding day event!

Photo: Kelsi Laine Photography

The Paramount Room

As part of the Paramount Pictures building in Film Row, The Paramount Room offers over 1900 square feet of event space, capacity for up to 200 of your guests, gorgeous views of downtown Oklahoma City and a hand crafted bar room (seen above). The highly adaptable open floor plan is the perfect place to craft the event you and your guests desire. Whether you have a wedding, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower in the works, The Paramount Room is your go-to place for unique events in Oklahoma City.

Photo: Film Row OKC