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12 Stylish Oklahoma Ballroom Wedding Venues

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It’s hard to deny the elegance and wow factor of a traditional ballroom wedding. Picking the most dazzling setting to recite your vows in is no small task, but we’re here to help! With the perfect amount of space for your large guest list, these twelve ballroom venues located in Oklahoma are sure to set the perfect tone for your big day, no matter what your theme may be! Happy Planning!

The Skirvin Hilton – The Skirvin Hilton opened in 1911 as “the newest, finest hotel in the Southwest.” Originally consisting of 10 stories and 225 rooms, the now 500-room hotel was renovated and reopened in 2007, and continues to be one of Oklahoma’s most historic and proudest hotel venues.

The Mayo Hotel – When this first class, 19-story hotel opened in 1925, The Mayo Hotel quickly became a social hub of high society. Fast forward to 2001, when after being long-abandoned and destined for the wrecking-ball, it was purchased by the Snyder family and renovated into the luxurious hotel it is today. It continues to be one of Tulsa’s premiere event spaces.

Photo: Picturesque Photos by Amanda

Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City – At the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel, they invite you to experience a modern refresh they have completed. Discover this innovative hotel in the heart of Oklahoma as it provides a one-of-a-kind backdrop for any wedding or event. With eight eclectic spaces and exceptional planning and catering services, you are sure to feel inspired. This unique property has staff looking forward to helping you discover all that you can while in Oklahoma City.

The Sheraton OKC – Say “I do” at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel with any one of their customizable spaces. Choose from three ballrooms, including their new One Broadway Ballroom which features 29-foot ceilings and decorative hanging chandeliers. The Sheraton can accommodate anything from bachelorette parties to grand and intimate ceremonies. With over 20,000 square feet of space to choose from, the Sheraton is perfect for any bride’s style while including each and every cherished guest.

Photo: Josh Fisher Photography

Cox Business Center – Cox Business Center is the perfect setting to host a magnificent wedding and/or reception of any size. Their expert wedding planners will be right by your side throughout the entire process to make sure that your day goes off without a hitch! Located in the heart of downtown Tulsa, Cox Business Center is within walking distance of several full-service hotels. The venue boasts the state’s newest and largest ballroom that has the ability to divide into smaller spaces if needed.

Photo: Aaron Snow Photography

The Hamilton Event Center –  The Hamilton Event Center is an elegant setting perfect for weddings and receptions. The walls are neutral with panels of textured fabric that hang from the open 16-foot ceiling that is covered with a beautiful lightweight fabric hiding colored accent lights to match your theme. The room has wood floors perfect for dancing, and it has a large decorated accent window ideal for a beautiful backdrop for any picture. With two 60” large flat panel TVs, you can display your personal slide show and turn your party into a memorable event.

Photo: Josh McCullock

Woodward Conference Center – Situated in Northwest Oklahoma overlooking Experiment Lake, the Conference Center can accommodate approximately 650 guests in the exhibit hall but can be reduced to three smaller areas seating up to 150 or rooms for less than 100 guests. They can also accommodate outdoor weddings with a patio overlooking the lake or the enclosed atrium might be your ideal solution seating 150 guests featuring floor to ceiling windows. Their experienced staff is able to assist the bridal party with everything from design to local vendors and are able to make your wedding day stress-free and memorable!

The Campbell Hotel – Tucked away in the heart of Tulsa, Route 66’s hidden gem, The Campbell Hotel and Event Center, is a newly renovated 1920’s building that neighbors the University of Tulsa. Each of the 26 boutique hotel rooms is themed to fit every bride’s style. It not only serves as a great location for housing out of town guests, but the event center is perfect for a rehearsal dinner or reception. With their on site spa, Spa Max, as well as their signature restaurant, Maxswells, this venue is perfect for any couple’s upcoming nuptials.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel and Conference Center – Conveniently located off of I-35 in Norman, the beautiful all-suite hotel offers a 28,800 square foot grand ballroom providing ample space to make your dream day special. Every event is ensured to have the high-quality meeting facilities, personal attention, fully-functional audio-visual equipment, exceptional catering and the personalized service Embassy Suites brings. With such a large, blank canvas, the Embassy is perfect for any style or decor!

Photo: Holli B. Photography

Renaissance Hotel Tulsa & Conference Center – From intimate to extravagant, the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center offers luxurious ballrooms and dedicated event planners that will create an unforgettable experience that is uniquely yours. This is your opportunity to impress your guests and the Renaissance is the perfect space to do so! Accommodate up to 1,500 guests in their easily transformed space of 50,000 square feet.

University of Central Oklahoma Conferences + Events – Looking for a small intimate gathering or a grand gala event to host your big day? UCO provides you with the perfect location, event set-up, a full service catering and bar service all in one place. They don’t just have a grand ballroom; they have several rooms and an outdoor space available that will fit any budget for your special day.

River Spirit Casino Resort – A little slice of paradise in the middle of Tulsa, the River Spirit Casino Resort gives couples the unique opportunity to get hitched and get away all at once. Dig your toes into the sand of this tropical-inspired venue as you prepare for your wedding day. Bring the beach to your guests at what is soon to be Oklahoma’s hottest wedding destination!

Fall Wedding Inspiration Just in Time for Halloween

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There’s nothing like Halloween to put us in the fall spirit! With temperatures dropping and sweater weather upon us, we’ve been drawn to all the beautiful autumn hues around us. In honor of the holiday, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite fall wedding inspiration – give us all the warm tones and cozy decor! Be sure to pin your faves. Happy Halloween!

Poppy Lane Design | Modyen | Party Pro Rents | Blueberry Hill Events | Anna Schroeder Visuals

Loni Jane Creative

Ever Something Event Styling | Faccia Bella | Profile Concierge Hair Services | Josh McCullock

Chelsey Ann Artistry | Juniper Designs | Southwind Hills | Melissa Marshall

Paper + More | Trochta’s Flower and Garden Center | BC Clark Jewelers | Aisle Be With You | Kristen Edwards Photography

Anthousai Floral Design | Gina & Ryan Photography

Ms. Laura’s Cakes | Poppy Lane Design | Ruby’s Vintage Rentals | Blueberry Hill Events | Anna Schroeder Visuals

Find the Perfect Engagement Ring with Oklahoma’s Best Local Jewelers

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If you’re looking for dazzling wedding jewelry to complete your bridal look or have just begun the hunt for the perfect engagement ring, look no further than one of Oklahoma’s best local jewelers. Choosing a gemstone, a style and a cut that suits you, not to mention a band that complements it on a budget that doesn’t break the bank all takes a little thought and effort – which is why we’ve assembled this helpful guide to survive ring shopping! These jewelers are guaranteed to help you and your man find the perfect fit, literally and metaphorically speaking! Cheers!

Lewis Jewelers – Brothers Glenn and Tim Lewis started Lewis Jewelers in 1976 and have made thousands of engagement and wedding rings since then. Today, they feature the largest selection of these rings in Oklahoma. From a traditional princess-cut diamond to a trendy tear-shaped opal, this jeweler has their brides’ backs! They also have the ability to custom make almost any style of ring in their own factory, allowing the bride to truly have the ring of her dreams!

Hope Photography | Forever Cole Events | Prairie Letter Shop

Jewels by Simpson – Jewels by Simpson is first and foremost a customer needs jewelry store. They pride themselves on their ability to closely listen to the customers’ needs and are willing to go above and beyond the call of customer service to find exactly what you’re looking for, and within your means. Having a keen eye for what their customers will be looking for allows them to provide you with a unique piece of jewelry. They strive to become the jewelry store that grows with your family.

Peyton Rainey Photography | Tony Foss Flowers | Bella Rose Bridal | Blo. | Chelsey Ann Artistry

Naifeh Fine Jewelry – Naifeh Fine Jewelry is a full service, retail jewelry store located in the heart of Oklahoma City. They carry an extensive selection of loose diamonds, engagement rings, semi-mounts and wedding bands for the bride and groom in gold and platinum. They are also known for their custom work and frequently hand-craft engagement rings and wedding bands utilizing diamonds or gemstones you already own! You will also find an extensive line of fine fashion, designer jewelry on their showroom floor as well as pearls and watches, ensuring that all your wedding day jewelry needs are met.

Kristina Gaines Photography

B.C. Clark Jewelers – Serving as one of our first official partners starting back in 2007, BC Clark has a special place in our hearts as well as in the hearts of many other Oklahoma brides and brides-to-be! As a full-service jeweler, B.C. Clark offers a full line of merchandise and services including a large selection of engagement rings, designer jewelry, watches, china, silver, crystal, bridal registry, gift wrapping and complete jewelry manufacturing and repair facilities at all three Oklahoma City locations!

Rachel Photographs

A Look Ahead: Watters, Wtoo and Willowby Spring 2018 Collections

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A true treasure to the American bridal market, not a season passes that we don’t find ourselves swooning over the latest and greatest from Texas-based designer Watters. Looking ahead, the Spring 2018 namesake line, along with Wtoo and Willowby, prove to be no exception! Scroll through to see some of our favorites from each collection and learn about the inspiration behind the new designs! Cheers!

Watters “Reign” Collection – In a nod to nobility, the premiere line’s regal inspiration was derived from the historic traditions of lavish Monaco weddings and English aristocracy. Traditional gowns take modernized approaches in design specifics such as custom beading detail, delicate laces and endless layers of cascading organza on a variety of silhouettes. In addition to “Reign,” the namesake will also debut it’s second exclusive capsule collection comprised of four gowns. A take on couture, each design is handmade with a high grade of craftsmanship, using only the finest of fabrics and displaying impeccable hand embellishment of pearls and light-reflecting crystals for a dazzling moment down the aisle.

Shop Watters locally at J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon

Wtoo by Watters “Ethereal Illumination” Collection – Ancient Greek goddesses and Greco-Roman architecture shape the design details in this collection heavily embodying glamorous Mediterranean inspiration.  Two luxe collection-exclusive fabrics in a burnout and a striped lace enhance the light and airy Grecian feel of the line. Special design elements like scroll work patterns and laurel leaf details give princess style ball gowns and floating a-line gowns alike a fresh aesthetic makeover, along with a wide variety of other silhouette styles.

Shop Wtoo by Watters locally at J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon, Bella Rose Bridal and The Bridal Boutique

Willowby by Watters “La Luna” Collection – Known for its free spirit aesthetic in the three-line brand, the upcoming season’s “La Luna” looks to the stars for inspiration in a collection of whimsical, airy pieces. Playful embellishments of tassels and constellation-like beading prove to be the standout design elements, with fabrics in gauzy netting and unique delicate lace. Easy silhouettes shape the collection, which all embrace the notion of breezy movement.

Shop Willowby by Watters locally at J.J. Kelly Bridal SalonBella Rose Bridal and The Bridal Boutique

Watters Bridesmaids and Social “Grand Bazaar” Collections – Moroccan spice markets influence nearly every detail in these collections of bridesmaid attire. Warm shades of amber and rust indulge the mind’s eye with the notion of richly flavorful spices, and flowing styles in dresses, separates and even jumpsuits offer ample variety and opportunity for unique alter visuals!

Shop Watters Maids locally at Meg Guess and Chantilly Couture

Wtoo Bridesmaids and Social “Indigo Bloom” Collection – Inspired by the coastline, these classic bridesmaids styles come in soft shades of indigo, pink and grey and are ideal for an easy selection of dresses speaking to beauty in simplicity.

Shop Wtoo Maids locally at Meg GuessThe Bridal Boutique and Chantilly Couture

Bridal Beauty Hair and Makeup Trends

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Today we have the scoop on all things trending in bridal beauty! No matter what your style, you’re sure to find a look to swoon over from these local Oklahoma beauty pros. Anything from loose curls to intricate up-dos, and bold lips to more natural palettes, we’ve rounded up something for every bride’s style. Take a peek at these trendy bridal looks below – we promise you won’t regret it!

Braids

AnnElyse Salon & Spa | Sarah Libby Photography | Forever Cole Events

Profile Concierge Hair Services | Faccia Bella | Josh McCullock

Pink Makeup

Atherial Skin & Makeup Studio | Picturesque Photos by Amanda | Bridal Couture by Sonni | Spain Ranch

Faccia Bella | Rachel Photographs | Dresser Mansion | Moliere Bridal House

Twisted Updo

Lexi Faught Hair and Makeup | Deisy Photography | Prescott Bridal | The Stone Barn

Blo. | Marie Rose Events | Chantilly Couture | Lauren Grigg

Trichology Salon | Sheradee Hurst Photography | Inspire Events

Bold Makeup

Chelsey Ann Artistry | Peyton Rainey Photography | Meg Guess Couture Bridal & Boutique | Poppy Lane Design

Hannah Miller Hair & Makeup Artistry | Brianna Record Photography

Ponytails

Brushed Salon and Makeup Studio | Rachel Photographs | Prescott Bridal

Malorie Avaline – Beauty Unveiled | XO Flowers & Events | Modern Love Photography | Prim

Fresh Faced

Kadi Uhack Makeup

Kaydee Jean Makeup and Skin | Profile Hair Concierge Hair Services | Yellow Rose Co. Events | Deisy Photography | J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon | The Rooftop at Plenty Mercantile

Lash Extensions

The Lash Lab | Blo. | Kristina Gaines Photography | Coles Garden Wedding and Event Center