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Italian Inspired Styled Shoot with Marie Rose Events

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In the spirit of its European origins, we’re taking major notes on the authentically intimate, family-style table setting of this Italian inspired styled shoot by Marie Rose Events! Captured by Kevin Paul Photography, the shoot at The Hall at the Railhouse focused on the communal style table and celebratory dinner gathering for friends and family alike. Delicious noshes from Abbey Road Catering spread the length of the table, accompanied by the perfect post-meal treat selection in seven unique cakes, all in varying height and design with details like gold foiling and braided embroidery to impress even the choosiest of guests! Mimicking a traditional dinner in the Italian countryside, a grand table and dark wood chairs from Mood Party Rentals were dressed with white linens, dozens of candles, blossoming white roses arranged by Forth & Floral and carefully placed greenery to bring the room to life. In lieu of traditional place cards, Celeste Paper Co. added their special calligraphy touch to name individual leaves to coincide with the table’s organic aesthetic. Keeping with the simplicity of the shoot, the model bride stunned in a body-skimming sleeveless gown featuring an entirely lace back from Beloved Bridal Boutique to add the perfect extra bit of pizzazz to this truly delightful shoot! Cheers!

Photos // Kevin Paul Photography

FEATURED VENDORS

Photography | Kevin Paul Photography

Planner | Marie Rose Events

Venue | The Hall at the Railhouse

Floral | Forth & Floral 

Bridal Attire | Beloved Bridal Boutique

Rentals | Mood Party Rentals

Calligraphy | Celeste Paper Co

Catering | Abbey Road Catering

Madison’s on Main, Madison James, Adam Weiss, Aura Spa + Beauty Studio

Six Fall Oklahoma Wedding Trends

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Ladies, fall is finally here and we can hardly contain our excitement! Who doesn’t love cozy weather, bonfires, and most importantly, fall weddings?! The fall season has the perfect temperature for an outdoor wedding, and with the leaves changing in the background, your pictures will be to-die-for. We have compiled the ultimate guide to creating your fall wedding with six trends we’ve been seeing everywhere. Happy planning!

Drizzle Cakes

You Need a Cake  | Rosemary Ridge | Forth & Floral | Kelcy Leigh Photography

Ever Something Event Styling | Mood Party Rentals | Party Pro Rents | Ruby’s Vintage Rentals | Rosemary Ridge | Holly Gannett Photography

The Bridal Boutique | Juniper Designs | blo. | Leslie Herring Events | Josh McCullock

Calligraphy

Rachel Kathryn Designs | Holly Gannett Photography

Modyen | Aisle Be With You | Poppy Lane Design | Jessica Elle Photography

Sleeved Lace Dress

Prescott Bridal | Lexi Faught Hair and Makeup | Trochta’s Flowers and Garden Center | Brown Egg Bakery | The Stone Barn | Deisy Photography

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

Wild Bouquets

Robyn’s Flower Garden | Rebecca Hollis Wedding Photography

Bridal Beauty Tips from Atherial Makeup & Skin Studio

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Beauty insight for the big day is on every bride’s mind, so we sat down with Oklahoma makeup artists Melissa and Ashlynn of Atherial Makeup and Skin Studio to bring you the 411 on the latest bridal beauty tips and trends! Read on for their expert advice to make sure you’re every bit the blushing bride on your wedding day!

Q. What advice do you have for a bride trying to find the right look for her day?

A. We encourage our brides to stay true to herself. Choose a look that is you kicked up a notch (or maybe two!). Have pictures ready to show your artist/stylist. Together, you can choose a look that is most complementary for you.

Q. Do you recommend doing a trial run before the big day?

A. Always do a trial run for hair and makeup! Coordinate your engagement or bridal photography session with your trial. This will allow you to see how the makeup and hair photographs. Also, try to do your trial earlier in the day so you can see how the makeup wears. Take note of any changes you may want to make and let your artist/stylist know. Never be afraid to suggest the changes you want to make. This is your day! We want you to love the way you look!

Q. What beauty trends do you predict for this Fall/Winter?

A. Fresh, clean and romantic describe the fall beauty trends for the upcoming season. Glowing skin with a hint of blush and a pop of color on the lips is perfect for any bride.

Q. What should a bride to do prepare for her wedding?

A. This can be a stressful time, so take care of your skin. Treat yourself to facials leading up to your wedding. Your last facial should be about a week before your big day.

Q. What is the most important beauty and/or hair product every bride should have?

A. Everyone in the wedding party should have a lipstick they love ready for touchups throughout the event.

Q. Any other insider tips you have for brides-to-be?

A. Ladies, this is your day! Relax and have fun! Let us pamper you and help keep you carefree and beautiful!

Photos 3 & 4: Picturesque Photos by Amanda | 5: Ely Fair Photography | 6: Hope Photography

Historical Oklahoma Wedding Venues

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Need a wedding venue to reflect your vintage style? From statehood in 1907 through the roaring 20’s and into modern times, Oklahoma’s past is filled with beautiful architecture and rich history. We’ve assembled a compilation of historical Oklahoma wedding venues for those happy couples that are looking for a setting with a little bit of character! Tap into Oklahoma’s eloquent past and peruse all the historical style that it has to offer for your big day!

Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City – The U-shaped Osler Building and its Art Deco architecture was constructed in three phases: the first three floors in 1928, floors four to six in 1929 and the seventh floor addition in 1946. After several decades of sitting vacant, Coury Hospitality purchased the historic property in 2012. Now The Ambassador Hotel is ready for you and your wedding party to come an enjoy the rich history and beautiful architecture of this building!

Ambassador Hotel Tulsa – In 1929, General Patrick Hurley introduced Oklahoma to its first extended-stay hotel, the Ambassador Hotel. In 1970, developer Paul Coury purchased the property, giving it a $5.5 million renovation bringing the historic structure back to life, thus creating the contemporary boutique hotel that stands today!

Colcord Hotel – When the 12 story Colcord Building was completed in 1910, it was the first skyscraper in Oklahoma City. The original marble still adorns the columns and walls of the main lobby, the original nickel and bronze letterbox and elevator doors still shine, and the original ornamental plaster ceiling still stands in pristine condition. The revamped Colcord Hotel now has an updated style that still treasures the original decor and is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies that suit the needs of a blushing bride looking for a historically rich wedding venue.

Dresser Mansion – Dresser Mansion was built in 1919 in Italian Renaissance style. Inside the mansion, the heavily textured walls were hand glazed by Italian artisans, and the finish you see today is completely original from 1919. The floors are of Tennessee oak, and the dining room ceiling is done in gold, blue and red tones painted by a French artist. Today, Dresser Mansion remains in it’s wonderful and original condition, ready for any bride looking for a gorgeous and nearly original piece of historical art!

Photo: Blue Elephant Photography

Festivities Event Center – Festivities was originally constructed in 1915 to be used as a Post Office! The historic two-story Georgian-style building is located only 25 minutes west of Oklahoma City. In 2001 Festivities was privately purchased and renovations began the same year with the restoration of the original hardwood floors, 10-foot windows, 16-foot ceilings, marble walls and tile floors. Using both the inside and the outside courtyard area, crowds of up to 400 can be accommodated for your big day!

Gaylord-Pickens Museum, Home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame – Founded in 1927, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame was created to honor Oklahomans who had given outstanding service to the state during their lifetime. Being inducted to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is Oklahoma’s highest honor, and now you can host your nuptials in the Hall of Fame itself!

Harn Homestead – Within its almost 10 acres are several historic and replica buildings appropriate to the Territorial years of Oklahoma. Among these buildings is a large replica barn and adjoining gazebo which are the perfect venue for both weddings and receptions. The Harn Homestead provides the barn and gazebo along with tables and chairs. The rest is up to your imagination… step back in time and celebrate your country wedding right in the heart of Oklahoma City!

Photo: Holli B. Photography

The Campbell Hotel – Originally built in 1927 the Campbell Hotel was completely renovated in 2011 and home of the 2011 Designer Showcase. Boasting with luxurious décor, the this 4,000 square foot ballroom sparkles with crystal chandeliers and barreled ceilings exclusively designed for this fabulous room. The ballroom is characterized by lavish colors, accent carpeting, two bars, tables and chairs, a terrazzo dance floor, and is ideal for up to 190 guests!

The Dominion House – The Dominion House offers a breathtaking wedding garden, elegant grand ballroom, and charming chapel for your wedding or special event. The historic beauty and elegant details of the Dominion House make for the perfect setting to celebrate your special day.

Photo: Aubrey Marie Photography

The Grand Canadian Theater – Located in historical landmark downtown Purcell, Oklahoma, the theater provides you and your guests an architectural masterpiece with gorgeous crystal chandeliers, embracing the Hollywood glam of the 30’s with a stunning mix of rustic. We are confident this venue is perfect for a bride looking for an old Hollywood feel to her wedding!

The Mayo Hotel – Since first opening its doors in 1925, The Mayo Hotel in Downtown Tulsa has hosted thousands of prominent guests, including celebrities, political figures and titans of the oil industry. After closing its doors in 1981, the Tulsa landmark was vacant until December 2009. On the heels of an extensive $42 million dollar historic renovation, the property today has earned a reputation as the premier lodging and event venue in Downtown Tulsa, so let your wedding be the next premiere event of The Mayo!

Photo: Kevin Paul Photography

The Skirvin Hilton – For more than 100 years, the Skirvin Hilton has been the embodiment of elegance and romance in Oklahoma City. From the sprawling magnificence of the Grand Ballroom to the quaintness of the Continental Room and the colorful history of the Venetian Room, the Skirvin Hilton’s historic grandeur and numerous venue options provide breathtaking backdrops for weddings and receptions alike. All you have to do is enjoy the moment and let your Skirvin Wedding excite and delight while making memories that will last a lifetime.

Photo: Sheradee Hurst Photography

Willow Creek Mansion – Built in 1904, Willow Creek Mansion has the character, charm and history you can’t get anywhere else. Located off of historic Main Street in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, they opened their doors as an event center in June 2017. Whether you want a simple soiree or a grand gala, Willow Creek caters to your needs and the opportunities are endless!

Woodsy Oklahoma Engagement Shoot by Andi Bravo Photograpy

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Emily and Campbell’s woodsy Oklahoma engagement shoot by Andi Bravo Photography has us swooning, and we couldn’t wait to share it with you! Take a peek at their cozy fall photos below, then read on for their adorable story. 

Sparks flew one February day in Chemistry class when Emily rushed in late, losing her usual seat and having to sit in the back row with two boys – one being Campbell, the cute boy in khakis she noticed on the first day of class. From there, a simple conversation while walking to the next class, turned into a tradition for the two of them. While both Emily and Campbell say February 20th is one of the best days of their lives, Campbell soon added another day to the list when he prepared a surprise romantic lakeside dinner in Stillwater, complete with table and chairs, decorations and fairy lights. After dinner, Campbell presented a book containing a poem he had written for Emily telling of all of their sweet adventures and photos together. At the end, Campbell told Emily all of the reasons he loves her and why he wanted to spend forever with her. He popped the question, and the rest is history! The couple were then joined by family and friends whom had been hiding in the distance ready to celebrate with the couple!

Emily and Campbell said “I do” in rustic style on October 14, on the bride’s family’s land in Jay, Oklahoma, and celebrated with a wedding styled in shades of dusty blue, cranberry, sage, nude and blush. What a sweet, sweet love story! Congratulations, Emily and Campbell!