Internship applications are now open! Wedlink Media and Brandlink Media are officially looking for media and graphic design interns to join our team during this coming winter break and spring semester! Our media interns are responsible for client research, social media content creation, writing online posts and are involved in the distribution of the magazines. Our graphic design interns are responsible for creating graphics for digital and print and preparing images for online posts. Applicants must be a college student majoring in PR, Advertising, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Online Media, Graphic or Web Design or a related field. We prefer seniors or juniors who are self-starters, full of creative ideas, love weddings and are organized. Those seeking to fill the media internship must be a strong writer and intimately familiar with all social media platforms. Graphic design intern candidates must be proficient in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign and provide a portfolio for review. The winter break and spring semester internship is unpaid, but can be used for college credit.
There’s no better way to say “I love you a latte” than to share a local craft coffee with your future spouse! Tanna and Blake did just that and had a blast exploring downtown Oklahoma City for their engagement session with Ricki Thompson Media. Starting their day with laughs over lattes at Clarity Coffee before jaunting to 21C Museum Hotel, Myriad Gardens and the Boathouse District. OKC boasts so many wonderful and picturesque locations within a short distance from each other, so it was fun to see so many showcased in one session! Congrats to these college sweethearts who tied the knot this fall – scroll down below to read more of their sweet story!
Photos // Ricki Thompson Media
From the bride on how they met: “Blake and I met through Greek Life shows at Oklahoma State! He directed a show with my best friend, and I would always go to their practices to talk to her but would end up talking the whole time with him instead. For the longest time I thought we were just friends, and he ended up having to persuade me to go on a date with him before I left to study abroad in England for six months. Looking back I can’t believe he was so persistent, but I am extremely glad he was!”
How he proposed: “Blake’s proposal was truly the most thoughtful and creative thing I’ve ever experienced. I have an art history degree, so obviously I love art and have taken him to several art museums. When he proposed, he took me to a local art gallery in Stillwater. Hanging on the back wall was a series of pictures of us at different stages in our relationship, and he had put all the photos into a computer program to make them look like they were made by famous artists (Warhol, Picasso, Matisse, etc.). The series of pictures ended with a skyline painted by one of my best friends of Charlotte, North Carolina, where we are moving this fall. Once I had walked through this little exhibit of our relationship and realized what was happening, he got on one knee and asked me to marry him.”
What better way to prepare for the big day than with an amazing dinner for your guests at one of the best restaurants in Oklahoma? Picking the right cuisine and perfect locale for your rehearsal dinner may seem like quite the task, but we hope to make it easier by sharing the inside scoop on these fabulous hotspots! Read on to find out what makes these nine fabulous venues so unique. Cheers to marking off another item on your wedding checklist!
Award winning Chef Justin Thompson brings his culinary expertise to each event with Justin Thompson Catering. Featuring elevated cuisine and beverages inspired by his restaurants Juniper, PRHYME, and Tavolo, Justin Thompson Catering can create the perfect menu to fit any special event.
Mickey Mantle’s is a classic steakhouse with a contemporary American flair in both menu and design. Their dramatic 10,000 square foot restaurant dazzles with a compelling chef-driven menu. Mickey Mantle’s also offers an extensive wine list with over 500 quality selections focusing on California wines chosen for their compatibility with the menu. This award-winning wine list contains impressive labels from all over the world, including the largest selection of large format and half bottles in the state.
From simple to elaborate, Venue 7 at Cafe 7 has the experience and skill to make your food dreams come true. Offering many packages as well as custom menus, they can do it all! They are locally owned and operated since 2008, and have helped plan and execute many ideal weddings. Venue 7 event space, located right next to Cafe 7 on May Avenue, will be the perfect spot for your rehearsal dinner, bridal shower or any small get together.
Photo: Dani G. Photography
An Edmond and Oklahoma City favorite, Boulevard Steakhouse, Oklahoma’s original prime steakhouse, offers custom menus, a private event space, bar service and free parking. Boulevard is pleased to provide personalized options and service to each and every wedding party and can hold up to 100 guests.
Eat. Drink. Enjoy. Cafe 501 is a combination of Californian cuisine and European atmosphere, making it one of the most unique dining experiences in Oklahoma. Famous for their Artisan breads which are baked daily, Cafe 501 can hold up to 45 guests and offers custom menus to ensure your rehearsal dinner is one you and your loved ones will never forget!
The talented team at Vast believes in fresh fare and cool cocktails. Date-night dinners and leisure lunches. Smiling staff and vast views. They believe you should have it all in the heart of downtown. Oklahoma City is more than their home – it’s their inspiration. Everyday life influences their commitment to good food, sourced from local producers, and even better service. With a maximum capacity of 240 guests, Vast is the perfect location to host your rehearsal dinner!
Create your unique experience at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. Immerse yourself and your guests in stunning views of the downtown Oklahoma City skyline, exquisite dining from the Museum Cafe and world-class art spanning three floors in 15 galleries. Whether capturing special moments in bridal portraits, celebrating a wedding reception, throwing a cocktail party or even a rehearsal dinner, the unique spaces, sophisticated dining and exceptional art at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is the ideal location to host your special event.
Impress your guests with an event as unforgettable as it is sophisticated. Whether hosting a business luncheon or a rehearsal dinner, Pepperoni Grill has several menus to choose from or they would be happy to work with you to create a menu that fits your taste and budget. What’s great is that they’re not just Italian. Try the gourmet Kobe beef burger, fresh salmon with seasonal vegetables, oven roasted chicken, 7oz. USDA filet, or pan seared tilapia. Always save room for dessert, all made in house from scratch. Enjoy any of the above with a fine glass of wine and the dining experience is complete.
Packard’s New American Kitchen is located in the original 1920’s Packard Automobile showroom on 10th and Robinson in the historic Midtown OKC. Known for its seasonal and eclectic menu and craft cocktails, this is easily a go-to for private dining events. The event space is located across the lobby from the restaurant, comfortably accommodating up to 80 people. The space features a full service bar and presentation ready audio visual and can be customized for any event.
Photo: Magnolia Adams Photography
College sweethearts Blair and Jack took a romantic city stroll through Oklahoma City’s Paseo and Midtown districts with Kayley Haulmark Photography for this darling engagement session that turned out SO cute! We love how they chose a more casual look for one setting as well as a more dressed up look for a different setting overlooking the skyline. The vibes are just perfect! Blair and Jack will say “I do” next spring at Gaillardia Country Club and we just know it’ll be a beautiful celebration! Scroll through the gorgeous images below and read on to see how Jack asked Blair to marry him – such a sweet story! Cheers!
Photos // Kayley Haulmark Photography
How he proposed: “Jack proposed while we were in Washington, DC, during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. We were up early in the morning and on our way to breakfast he suggested we walk through a park with the beautiful cherry blossom trees blooming everywhere. I was walking ahead of him a little so he said my name to get my attention, and when I turned around and walked back to him he grabbed my hand, smiled, got down on his knee and asked me to marry him!”
When it comes to your scenery, we all want a room with a view – am I right? Today we’re popping in with nine southeast-central Tulsa area wedding venues that have amazing indoor or outdoor views – or maybe BOTH! There’s no reason to settle when you can have grand architecture, rolling hills, amazing sunsets and even a view of the Arkansas river as your promise your forever to the love of your life! Tulsa has plenty to offer in the area of outdoor and indoor beauty and we are here to showcase it. Keep scrolling to see these fabulous venues and find more local venues in the state of Oklahoma over on our venues tab on thebridesofoklahoma.com!
This beautiful venue located in Broken Arrow, is truly one-of-a-kind. With their breath-taking views both inside and outside, Glass Chapel is the perfect place to get the best of both worlds when it comes to views! Tall ceilings and windows matched with elegant wood, makes for the perfect natural light setting. The venue is nestled on seventeen beautifully wooded acres, offering both the ambiance of nature and the convenience of being in town.
Photo // Ashton Marie Photography
The historic Mayo Hotel with tall windows and high ceilings just blows us away with their indoor ceremony views. This venue can fit your style no matter what your wedding theme. With their luxurious style and pristine white walls – we are just loving the views!
Photo // Andi Bravo Photography
An A-frame chapel with floor to ceiling windows? We’re in with this lovely architecture with beautiful views of Camp Loughridge’s property! This stunning venue has a spacious reception hall with beautiful 25-foot vaulted ceilings with wooden beams. The historic location has been changing lives for 100 years, this year! As the sun sets over Tulsa, the lake serves as a natural backdrop with amazing views.
Photo // Chloe Photography
If you’re a fan of design and art-deco architecture we have found the venue for you! Recently remodeled, Tulsa Club Hotel is a 1920’s masterpiece of geometric design and grand beauty. Right in the heart of downtown Tulsa, the venue is a full service boutique hotel with luxury amenities and a two-level ballroom space. Not to mention their Petite Lounge Suite which boasts a 1927 mosaic fireplace and space for all your bridal needs. This space is stunning!
Photo // Holly Gannett Photography
We just can’t get over these views of the Arkansas River overlook from Dream Point Ranch’s outdoor ceremony space! At the tallest point in Tulsa country, located in south Tulsa, Dream Point Ranch is the perfect place to escape the city while exchanging vows. Their indoor ceremony space, which is a modern twist on your traditional barn venue is completely white with dark beams. You will have the best of both worlds at this pretty place!
Photo // Sarah Libby Photography
Historic and lovely, Willow Creek Mansion is a venue with character and charm built in 1904. This Victorian-style architecture is absolutely perfect for a simple soirée or grand gala of a wedding. Outside Willow Creek Mansion stands ancient oaks, which offer a perfect canopy for an outdoor wedding up to 200 guests. If indoors is more your fancy, their Grand Ballroom is climate controlled and holds up to 150 guests.
Photo // Picturesque Photos by Amanda
One of two properties, The White Barn at Spain Ranch is an architectural masterpiece located right next door to The Black Barn in Jenks. Shiplap with white interior and exterior give this New England style venue a nice twist on the traditional farmhouse venue. Spain Ranch holds up to 200 guests in its 4,800 square white barn beauty.
Photo // Peyton Rainey Photography
Cue “Wide Open Spaces,” by the Dixie Chicks – The Reserve at Emerald Falls is located in Broken Arrow with rolling landscape and lots of Oklahoma charm. With rolling landscape comes beautiful sunsets and views for your whole wedding day! Their clubhouse is the perfect place for an indoor wedding with their tall windows and many amenities.
Photo // Rooted Trumpet Photography
Are you looking for an intimate elopement with modern, black barn architecture? The Black Barn at Spain Ranch is perfect for the couple looking for a modern barn vibe, but also to keep their guest list small and intimate. They pride themselves in being Oklahoma’s first and only black barn venue. Holding up to 75 people in Jenks with wooded area surrounding, this venue right next door to The White Barn is both chic and an architectural beauty.
Photo // Savannah Doland Photography