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Hot Trends from New York Fall/Winter 2019 Bridal Fashion Week

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With another runway season behind us, we’re heading into the end of the year already looking forward to what Fall 2019 has in store for brides-to-be! Cooler weather seasons allow for greater experimentation with texture, layers, silhouettes and even color palette, and designers certainly proved this to be true for next fall’s lineup of runway fashion. From heavy embellishments to new accessories, there’s something a little dazzling for every bride, no matter your style! Scroll on for a few of our standouts and be sure to check out our Instagram profile for more live-action photos straight from the shows under the “Fashion” highlight tab!

Feathery Frocks

From dainty sleeve embellishments to full-on feather skirts, this light and airy design staple made a mega return this season in every way imaginable. While some designers tread lightly, others dove head-first in embracing the trend by creating looks that capitalize on the fluid movement of feathers in motion, exampled in this one shoulder mini from Pronovias. Be on the lookout for the arrival of the new collection in Bella Rose Bridal and Meg Guess Couture Bridal & Boutique.

Cinched with a Corset 

WATTERS: In a year filled with royal chatter, it’s to no surprise that nods to regality continue to inspire the design space in the bridal world. While high necks and long lace sleeves still made their mark for fall 2019, it’s the Victorian-era reminiscent corseted bodice that drew attention for its more versatile take on the trend. In the Watters show, nude underlay and a pearl embellished skirt gave the look a fresh, modern feel, perfect for the fashion-forward bride who appreciates a touch of tradition. Find the new collection in stores soon at J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon.

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Capes as the New Veil

While capes have become no stranger to the runways over the last few years, this season it was evident that they’re here to stay. In fact, a staggering number of designers favored showing looks that featured cape styles seemingly altogether replacing the need for a veil. Looks featuring attachments to the gown were neatly hidden on straps or even built-in similar to a hood to create multiple looks on one gown. Others paired the cape as an accessory. But regardless of the style, the one commonality was the trailing length behind each gown as if creating the look of a cathedral-length veil. Be sure to look for this fabulous Monique L’huillier style and other cape looks from the Fall 2019 collection at J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon.

Looking for other trends straight from the runway? Keep a look out for the newest to hit our favorite local stores in the months to come at Bella Rose BridalThe Bridal BoutiqueJ.J. Kelly Bridal Salon,  Chantilly Couture, Meg Guess Couture Bridal & Boutique, Prescott Bridal and Prim!

10 Fabulous Invitation Trends for 2019 You Need to See

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With 2019 right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking in advance when in comes to sending out your wedding invitations! Today, we’re so excited to break down a handful of our very favorite upcoming trends in the world of paper. So, sit back and relax as we take you through the characteristics that make each style so fresh and unique. With the most talented local Oklahoma creatives behind the scenes of these Insta-worthy invitation suites, you’re sure to find the design and company that will set the tone for your big day oh-so perfectly!

Keep scrolling for the invite inspo of your dreams, and make sure to pick up a copy of our latest Fall/Winter 2018 issue for even more gorgeous ideas!

Custom Illustrations

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Laurel & Marie | Wendy Bobarkin Photography

For an extra special touch on your invitation suite, opt to have custom illustrations created for your paperie! We’ve seen illustrated maps, wedding venues, and even adorable fur babies gracing recent paper pieces – such an unforgettable detail your guests will be talking about long before the wedding day! Take a cue from Laurel & Marie‘s destination wedding map used above! From the first save-the-date to the final thank you, this invitation designer duo has you covered. Stationery and calligraphy give the first impressions of your big day to your guests, and are therefore two of the most important parts of a wedding. Their goal is to provide you with an easy, friendly experience so that the entire stationery process is completely stress-free!

Bold Envelope Liners

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Hazel Paper Co.

Bold envelope liners are such a sweet surprise for your friends and family! Paying special attention to this seemingly small detail has the potential to make just as big of an impression as the invite itself! Hazel Paper Co. is an Oklahoma City-based stationery studio that specializes in wedding invitations and other custom stationery projects. They love helping clients turn their vision into a reality for the biggest day of their lives. No matter if you prefer modern or traditional, bold or simple, colorful or neutral, you will be able to find something that fits your unique style.

Nature Inspired

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Celeste Paper Co. | Tara Lokey Photography

Incorporating bold florals is the perfect way to tie in your color palette, and even mimic the blooms your guests will see on the big day! Sarah Ederer is an Oklahoma City-based calligrapher, specializing in wedding calligraphy, stationery and lettered prints. She loves helping brides design paper details that create a cohesive look for their wedding day. She’s a firm believer that the fun is in the details, and hand-lettering is one of the sweeter things in life!

Interlocking Monograms

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No Regrets | Allyson Whitney Designs | Kelsi Laine Photography

A classic wedding detail, monograms are the perfect element to incorporate if you’re looking for a hint of tradition on your big day. Using both your first initial and your partner’s first initial is a great way to personalize your invites! Serving brides is No Regret’s passion. They pride themselves on showcasing a wide variety of save the dates, wedding invitations, custom designs and more.

Monogram with a Wreath

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Paper + More | Sarah Libby Photography | Marianne’s Rentals

As previously mentioned, the monogram is the ultimate traditional wedding detail. However, wreaths don’t have to be restricted to doors or tables anymore! Surrounding your monogram with a wreath is yet another great way to emphasize your color scheme or theme. Paper + More has served Oklahoma City patrons for 30 years! They are delighted to help you design and create the perfect look for all of your wedding stationery needs. Whether your style is modern, traditional, vintage, rustic, or if you’re not sure of your wedding vision, they’re here to show you all of your options and to help you set the tone for your special day.


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Rachel Kathryn Designs

Navy is the new black! We’re obsessed with this trend as a modern take on every wedding style from black-tie to bohemian-chic. Rachel Kathryn provides calligraphy, custom wedding stationary and designs made with love. Through luxury paper products and hand-lettering, she uses her art and creativity to bring your friends and family love and encouragement.

Deckled Edging

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The Letter Box

Deckled edging gives your wedding invitations a unique and antique look. The Letter Box specializes in invitations and calligraphy, and enjoys helping brides navigate the invitation process. They work with you, your visions, budget and timeline to create paper goods, signage and calligraphy that are made special for you.

Lasercut Lettering

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Occasions Paper | Tara Lokey Photography

Whether your design is simple or intricate, lasercutting is sure to take your invites over the top! With endless ways to incorporate this design technique, the style has the potential to fit any bride’s wedding theme. Occasions is a fine stationery and gift store offering customers the perfect choice for every event. Whether you are looking for a custom wedding invitation, bridal registry, the perfect hostess gift or just your favorite candle – they are here to help you find exactly what you need.

Dark Color Palettes

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Loni Jane Creative

Selecting a darker color palette will make the details of your big day pop! Owners TJ and Loni Everett are a husband and wife duo that love working with couples to create the perfect suite for their big day! With over a decade of design experience, this fun loving creative team is ready to custom design everything from save-the-dates and programs to signage and invitation suites.

New Shapes

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Merriment Paper and Gifts

Your invitations don’t necessarily have to be square or rectangular. Think outside the box! From geometric shapes, to the gorgeous corner detailing shown above, we’re loving this unique trend. Because a wedding invitation serves as a warm welcome to your guests and a place to share all the pertinent details of your nuptials, Merriment designs your invitations to reflect your celebration, whether you’re having an intimate backyard garden ceremony or a stylish soirée at an art gallery. Their invitation methods include letterpress, calligraphy, foil-stamping and engraving, and services range from save-the-date announcements to wedding invitations to envelope addressing to day-of pieces like programs and menus.

Romantic Firehouse Engagement Shoot with a Smoke Bomb Finale Captured by Emily Nicole Photo

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From the El Reno Fire Department, to the picturesque Canadian countryside, we just can’t get enough of Lita and Tanner’s beautiful engagement session. Shot by the ever-talented Emily Nicole Photo, we love the unique selection of settings that truly allow their personality as a couple to shine. Read on below for the couple’s adorable story!

Photos // Emily Nicole Photo

The couple met through mutual friends, but it wasn’t until Lita and Tanner found themselves at the same party that sparks started to fly. A dark and uncharted four-wheeler ride at the party unfortunately sent Tanner to the emergency room for stitches, but the two have been inseparable ever since! When Tanner finally decided to pop the question, he arranged to surprise Lita during her college graduation photo session. Running behind with no clue that an engagement was coming, Lita was confused why her photographer and best friend would not get off her phone! Soon enough, she heard footsteps behind her. She turned around to find Tanner down on one knee asking her to spend forever with him.

“I was in shock! I had been waiting on this day for years, and all I could say was ‘really?!'” said Lita.

Lita and Tanner will say their “I do’s” on March 16, 2019, at Broken Horn Ranch in Luther, Oklahoma. Their big day will feature a few of our very favorite local Oklahoma wedding vendors, including Wolfsburg Photobus and, of course, the lovely Emily Nicole Photo! We can hardly wait to see the gorgeous images that come from this couples wedding day!

7 Can’t-Miss Rural Oklahoma Wedding Venues South of OKC

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It’s no secret that Oklahoma is chock-full of breathtaking wedding venues. From traditional rustic barns, to contemporary museum settings, we’ve truly got it all! Today, we’re taking the opportunity to highlight a handful of rural Oklahoma wedding venues that are not to be forgotten! Although these spaces may require a bit of a drive, their aesthetic scenery and unbeatable amenities surely make up for it. Keep scrolling for more details on what exactly makes each of these locations South of the Oklahoma City metro so unique. Happy planning!

The Dowry | Ada, Oklahoma

A newly established wedding venue, The Dowry might as well be where the concept of “rustic romance” originated. Featuring white washed walls and crystal chandeliers, this Ada-based locale is every traditional Southern bride’s dream! This venue offers a reception space, chapel, bride and groom suites as well as a kitchen.

Photo: Ariana Coral Photography

8 Can't-Miss Rural Oklahoma Wedding Venues South of OKC

The Stables at Washita Farms | Mannsville, Oklahoma

A short drive from Ardmore, The Stables at Washita Farms is the perfect premier event destination for your big day! Situated on 500 acres of private land, this venue offers unparalleled views. Host your event exclusively indoors, or open the sliding barn doors and take advantage of the beautiful deck. The Stables is an authentic equestrian-style barn renovated to include a vast list of amenities, and a rustic-elegant atmosphere. You’ll find exposed barn wood, stained concrete, glistening chandeliers and more, guaranteed to make your event picture-perfect.

Photo: Chloe Photography

Southwind Hills | Goldsby, Oklahoma

Located just 10 minutes south of Norman, Southwind Hills is nationally recognized as a top wedding venue. As a full-service, luxury venue, providing superior service, Southwind prides themselves on taking care of every detail so that you can focus on what truly matters most: your marriage. Allow this gorgeous venue to make all of your stylish, intimate wedding dreams come true!

Photo: Holli B. Photography

Chickasaw Retreat & Conference Center | Sulphur, Oklahoma

The Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center is a beautiful wedding venue located just an hour south of Oklahoma City in Sulphur, Oklahoma. The Retreat features breathtaking views and beautiful locations to help you create memories that you’ll cherish forever. With multiple wedding ceremony and reception locations, the Retreat is an ideal southern Oklahoma wedding venue. Whether you’re planning a rustic wedding or focusing on natural elegance, their numerous indoor and outdoor spaces are sure to wow your guests!

Big Creek Events | Asher, Oklahoma

Big Creek Events is the perfect venue for any occasion: weddings, parties, corporate events and more! Set in the beautiful countryside of Southeastern Oklahoma, their facility sits on 1,200 acres of scenic farmland. The gorgeous venue also offers an indoor facility, known as Unity Hall. This is the ideal setting for the traditional church feel without sacrificing the country vista.

The Grand Canadian Theater | Purcell, Oklahoma

At The Grand Canadian Theater, their goal is to aspire an unforgettable celebration that you envision. From weddings to special events, The Grand Canadian Theater is able to meet your needs. Located in historical landmark downtown Purcell, Oklahoma just 30 minutes from OKC, 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.

Photo: Katie Pickens Photography

Sweetebelle Farms | Spaulding, Oklahoma

Sweetbelle Farms will be Oklahoma’s newest wedding and special event venue in south central Oklahoma, opening Fall 2018. The venue is a classic antebellum style, located on 100-year-old private family acreage. Their ballroom accommodates 200+, while the all-white interior boasts gorgeous french chandeliers, dark floors and a grand fireplace. The outdoor grounds accommodates 400+. Providing incredible amenities at an unbeatable rate, Sweetbelle Farms is the perfect location for your Southern soirée!

Find even more Oklahoma wedding venues fitting of your location or theme on our Wedding Venues vendor page here.

Say Hello to Fall with these 5 Gorgeous Floral Arrangements

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After such a hot and muggy Oklahoma summer, we’re welcoming fall with arms wide open! The sound of fallen leaves crunching, cozy sweaters and pumpkin spiced… well… everything are only the beginning to the joys of autumn. With such a beautifully warm color palette, we can hardly wait to swoon over the unique designs that emerge this season. Keep scrolling for the perfect fall wedding inspiration with these five gorgeous floral arrangements, courtesy of your talented local floral creatives!

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Ever Something

We’re so in love with this stunning  centerpiece design from the team at Ever Something! The wide array of blooms and muted hues offer a bohemian vibe that we just can’t get enough of. Get to know this impressive Tulsa florist duo and their bright and organic floral designs!

Foolish Things Coffee | Katie Hadley PhotographyParty Pro Rents

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Trochta’s Flowers & Garden Center

Modern Oklahoma florist, Trochta’s Flowers & Garden Center, created this frosty bouquet with a stunning touch of peach to warm it up. We love how this floral company can easily work to create every bride’s dream down to the small details for each wedding!

Grassroots Vintage Events | Chelsea Denise Photography

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Cole Dewey Designs

You know we love a good jewel-toned color palette. The deep purples and reds used in this tablescape are the perfect combination for any fall bride looking for a pop of color! Cole Dewey Designs is known for mixing tradition with modern artistry to create new and distinctive designs for each wedding.

The Sheraton OKC | Mood Party Rentals | Josh Fisher Photography

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Emerson Events

These gorgeously overflowing bouquets are nothing short of stunning. Neutral florals are ideal for any fall bride looking to spice up her bridesmaids dresses, or even to simply create a clean and polished aesthetic for the big day. As a full service event planning, floral, styling and design studio, Emerson Events is equipped to create a custom scene for you.

Bella Rose Bridal | Prim | Lexi Faught Hair and Makeup | Sarah Libby Photography | The Hall at the Railhouse

Forth & Floral

This dreamy bouquet in classic wine hues by Forth & Floral is the epitome of a classic fall arrangement! The Oklahoma-based wedding and event floral stylist is not made to cultivate a recognizable style, but to match brides to their blooms and bring alive their personalities through design and color.

Chantilly Couture | Kelcy Leigh Photography