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The Newest Trends from New York Bridal Fashion Week

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With another whirlwind bridal fashion week come and gone, we can’t help but to be inspired by all the new trends coming down the pike and into stores before we know it! Fall 2018 proves to have some delightfully fun design elements in store for our brides-to-be, and we took a front row seat to capture all of the magic over on our social media channels! If you missed our live dispatch via Instagram Stories, head over to our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to catch up on all the latest from some of our favorite designers! As we take a look ahead, we’re seeing design details and full-blown trends that are truly unique to the season; a new must-have color combines ethereal lightness and timeless tradition in a “something blue” powdery, pastel hue. Off shoulder shapes continue to reign, but a little extra pomp, poof and circumstance in the form of shiny silk taffeta sleeves and glittery punk-rock embellishments are giving us full-on late 80’s revival. As the fall season tends to bring a bit of chill to the crisp night air, accessories like delicately beaded caplets and floor-skimming capes of tulle, silk and ample embellishments are proving to be a must-have gown topper to add just a little extra pzazz. As for lengths, hemlines are on the rise with lots of elegant mid and even some sassy mini dresses seen across runways. For the bride who errs on the nontraditional side, jumpsuits were plentiful with options ranging from tailored classic to boho chic and sheer embroidered. For something a bit more conventional but no less fresh, gowns of tulle and organza showed lots of soft, cascading wavy layers for an update to timeless silhouettes. We’ll be eagerly awaiting the arrivals of these new styles at local boutiques Bella Rose BridalJ.J. Kelly Bridal, BeLoved Bridal Boutique, Chantilly Couture, Moliere Bridal HouseMeg Guess Couture Bridal & Boutique, Prescott BridalThe Bridal Boutique and Prim! Cheers for another fab new season!

New York International Bridal Fashion Week Kicks Off!

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New York International Bridal Fashion Week has officially begun and we couldn’t be more excited for the whirlwind of couture wedding dresses, fabulous runways and incredible designers headed our way! We’ll be heating up InstagramFacebook and Twitter with the exclusive first look at the latest wedding fashion trends! Stay tuned to our Insta Story (@bridesofok) for your live streaming coverage, and let us know which looks you love! Cheers!

Bridal Beauty Tips from Hannah Miller Hair & Makeup Artistry

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Beauty insight for the big day is on every bride’s mind, so we sat down with Oklahoma wedding hair and makeup artist Hannah Miller to bring you the 411 on the latest bridal beauty tips and trends! Read on for her 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. My advice is to take a step back from Pinterest and think about what looks make you feel best about yourself. Do you love accentuating your eyes? Do you feel most beautiful with down, flowing hair? If a smoky eye makes you feel weird, it’s not going to be the right choice for you on your wedding day! Once you have an idea of what makes you feel like your best self, go to town pinning all the inspiration!

Q. Do you recommend doing a trial run before the big day?
A. I personally require all my brides to have a trial prior to their wedding day for a number of reasons. It gives us a chance to communicate and find what you are looking for in your look. We get the chance to see how products work (or don’t work) for you, and how we may need to tweak things for the wedding day. It’s also a time to see the whole picture come together and see if it is truly YOU.

Q. What beauty trends do you predict for this Fall/Winter?
A. Skin is in! Beautiful, healthy, glow-from-within skin doesn’t have a season and it never should. Contouring is on it’s way out, and as always, we’ll see deep plum and red lip colors make a reappearance. I’m never mad about that one.

Q. What should a bride do to prepare for her wedding?
A. The best thing you can do is to take care of your skin and drink TONS of water! That glow-from-within really comes from within, and water is the way to get it! Dermaplaning is also a great way to remove dead skin, peach fuzz and dirt from your skin to reveal a perfect wedding day complexion! I also highly recommend consulting with your hair stylist to see if any haircuts/hair extensions would help you achieve your desired hairstyle for your wedding day.

Q. What is the most important beauty and/or hair product every bride should have?
A. As a hair and makeup artist, I do everything in my power to give my brides a look that needs no touch ups throughout the day. But if your crazy uncle drags you onto the dance floor for an hour leaving you a shiny, hot mess, you need some blotting papers, girl. Blotting papers, a little lip gloss, and maybe a mini hairspray to tame those crazy baby hairs, and you’re good to get back out there!

Q. Any other insider tips you have for brides-to-be?
A. My best advice is to feel free to openly communicate with your stylist. Even if you don’t know how to put it into words, let her know that something feels off and she’ll be able to work with you to find out what it is. Also, take a breath and remember that at the end of the day you’ll be going to a really fun party with all your favorite people.

Recipe and Exclusive Offer from Barre3

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It’s no secret that barre3 is one of our absolute favorite workouts, and we’re thrilled today to share this exclusive offer with Oklahoma brides-to-be. Barre3 is offering a special bridal discount of 15% off any class package of your choice during the month of October. Simply mention this blog when purchasing! And, once you’re hooked, bring your maid-of-honor, mom, or bestie to a class for free! In the meantime, whip up a batch of this pumpkin spice coffee cake. A barre3 team favorite, this healthy and powerful breakfast will help kick-start the day! Cheers!

TOPPING INGREDIENTS 

¾ cup  of your favorite unsalted nuts, finely chopped (pecans and walnuts used here)

½ cup almond or rice flour

¼ cup  coconut sugar or organic cane sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp.  sea salt

2 Tbs.  coconut oil

CAKE INGREDIENTS 

½ cup  unsweetened nut milk

1 Tbs.  apple cider vinegar

¾ cup  canned pumpkin

½ cup  maple syrup

1 tsp.  baking soda

1 tsp.  cinnamon

1 tsp.  nutmeg

¼ cup  melted coconut oil, plus extra to oil pan

1 ⅔ cups  rice or almond flour

1 tsp.  baking powder

¼ tsp.  ground cardamom

½ tsp. sea salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  •  Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly oil a 9-inch springform pan or other cake pan.
  •  Topping: Combine nuts, almond flour, sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt in a small bowl. Add in coconut oil until a crumbly mixture is formed; set aside.
  •  In a liquid measuring cup, stir apple cider vinegar into unsweetened nut milk and let sit 2-5 minutes.
  •  In a large mixing bowl, whisk pumpkin, *maple syrup, and coconut oil. Stir in nut milk and vinegar mixture until well blended and set aside.
  •  In a separate medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and sea salt.
  •  Slowly add dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture, 1/3 of the mixture at a time, and stir by hand until all ingredients are incorporated, being careful not to overmix. Immediately pour batter into the cake pan and sprinkle with topping.
  •  Bake 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack for 20 minutes before removing from pan.

Find even more delicious and healthy recipes from Barre3 here!

Check Out our Online Mag Now!

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With the release of the Fall/Winter 2017 issue, we are thrilled to once again share our online issue with all our lovely brides-to-be! Chock full of the most incredible wedding inspiration in the Oklahoma area, you’ll find our wildly romantic Roam bridal fashion editorial (pg 128), The Wedding Party bridesmaid editorial celebrating 10 years in the local wedding community (pg 92), a Garden Greenhouse floral spread (pg 191), a variety of tablescape designs featuring local wedding planners and their teams (pg 102), unique Oklahoma wedding venues decked in beautiful florals for our Locale in Bloom (pg 291), our cake baker spotlight (pg 163), 100+ pages of real Oklahoma weddings and more! The online mag is the best way to see a more in-depth look at the pages of Brides of Oklahoma on the go! Click here to get to the mag now, OR head to the online issue now on Facebook here (under Digital Issues on sidebar)! Happy Friday!