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Botanical Romance Wedding Captured by Ely Fair Photography

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Photos By Ely Fair Photography

This sweet couple’s love story began through a camera lense as Attila filmed an album release party for local band, Them Hounds, where he caught the attention of one of the pretty singers (you guessed it, it was Erin!). Erin and Attila’s artsy and classic wedding showcased beautiful blooms, stunning scenery, posh rentals and all things lovely in between! Inspired by jewel tones and mother nature, Erin chose a color palette of gold, sea foam green and burgundy. These hues perfectly complemented the botanical atmosphere, as did her breathtaking Maggie Sottero champagne silk gown. Erin radiated pure beauty as she so effortlessly sported the gown’s plunging neckline, flowing skirt and delicate beading. Moliere Bridal House sure knew what they were doing when they sold her this beauty! Ruby’s Vintage Rentals provided the perfect pieces to decorate their superb setting. Box Talent Agency kept the party going while their live band, Smooch, had guests on the dance floor all night long. Special thanks to Emerson Events for supplying fabulous florals and wedding planning expertise and Ely Fair Photography for capturing every moment of this wondrous wedding!

FEATURED VENDORS:

Accommodations | Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City

Bridal Gown | Moliere Bridal House

Decor/Rentals | Ruby’s Vintage Rentals

Entertainment Booking Agency |  Box Talent Agency

Floral, Wedding Planner | Emerson Events

Photography | Ely Fair Photography

Announce Your Wedding in Brides of Oklahoma Magazine!

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There are very few life moments more memorable than a wedding. If you’re like most brides, you’ve probably spent months planning and maybe even longer dreaming about this amazing day, and it’s certainly one you’ll cherish forever. Brides of Oklahoma magazine celebrates Oklahoma weddings like no other! In every issue, you’ll find 100+ pages of Oklahoma weddings that commemorate the day in style, and for Oklahoma brides planning, this section of the magazine is an invaluable resource as it showcases the beauty of so many phenomenal weddings from across the state and the local wedding vendors that brought each one to life!

We invite you to commemorate your wedding in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Brides of Oklahoma magazine and would be honored to consider your wedding for feature! Here are the deets on how to get your wedding featured:

We offer single, double and triple-page paid wedding announcement space for couples who desire to announce and commemorate their wedding in Brides of Oklahoma magazine. Single page wedding announcements are $500, double page wedding announcements are $800, and triple page announcements are $1100. Depending on announcement size, layouts feature between 5-20 pictures and a detailed wedding write-up. Due to space limitations, wedding announcement space must be reserved in advance of our publication deadlines and couples must be approved by our editorial team for coverage. If you’re interested in announcing your wedding in Brides of Oklahoma magazine, simply reserve your spot online here as early as possible to ensure space availability. The deadline for our Spring/Summer issue is coming up on October 1st! If you have any questions, email Ally at ally@thebridesofoklahoma.com or call 405.607.2902.

Oh…and did we mention real brides can enter our Cover Contest for a chance to grace the cover of Brides of Oklahoma magazine! Be sure to submit your photos and enter our Cover Contest online here. Cheers!

7 Must-See Southern Oklahoma Wedding Venues

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Oklahoma is home to an overwhelming number of gorgeous wedding venues, but for our brides looking for that true Southern hospitality, we’re here to help narrow your search with a list of some of our favorite Southern Oklahoma wedding venues. Take a peek at these rustic-chic locales that all fall south of I-40, and then head to our Venues page to explore even more options!

The Dowry Event Center – New to the wedding venue world, The Dowry Event Center has nestled its roots on 10 acres of beautiful rural grounds just outside of small town Ada, Oklahoma. While the structure may be new, it gleams with character and charm from its white washed walls, crystal chandeliers and Southern ambiance that will most definitely resonate with our Southern brides. Ceremony, reception, bridal party – you name it – this venue is ready to meet any wedding need!

Grassroots Vintage Events – Featuring all-white interior, cathedral ceilings, farmhouse lighting and pine wood plank flooring, The Farmhouse beams of southern hospitality and is the perfect blank slate to cultivate any and every bridal vision. What’s the best part about it? This 50-acre farm has a vintage rental warehouse on site! Hello, dream wedding, goodbye stressful planning!

Photo: Hope Photography

Harper and Copper Rooms on Caddo Street – Located in Ardmore, the Harper and Copper Rooms on Caddo Street offers small town charm in a classical industrial setting. This venue features bare brick walls, wood-paneled ceiling and cement floors that, together, create a beautiful foundation for Oklahoma brides to truly make the space their own. Whether hosting a shower, ceremony or reception, the options are endless!

The Grand Canadian Theater – Combining Hollywood glam and chic rustic elegance, The Grand Canadian Theater is a downtown gem in the heart of Purcell, Oklahoma. This venue is an architectural masterpiece, highlighting cinematic themes on the exterior while accents of Southern decor fill the interior. If you’re looking to take a less traditional route on your wedding day, this stunning venue is a must consider!

Chickasaw Retreat & Conference Center – The Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center sits on 1,750 beautiful green acres just south of Sulfur, Oklahoma. Guaranteeing breathtaking views, this Southern venue is surrounded by a scenic view of the Arbuckle Mountains and is often complemented by a beautiful Oklahoma sunset. Wedding big or small, The Chickasaw Retreat is ready and capable of accommodating a bride of any kind!

Big Creek Events – As for another scenic farmland setting, Asher, Oklahoma, boasts a gorgeous wedding venue known as Big Creek Events. This countryside space offers a number of venues that provide brides with theme options galore! Whether you’re seeking traditional, modern, outdoor or rustic-chic spaces, Big Creek Events can suit a vision of any kind!

Photo credit: Holli B Photography

The Stables at Washita – Located only 25 minutes from Ardmore and I-35, The Stables at Washita Farms is a premier event destination that gleams of Southern charm. This wedding venue is actually the first of its kind in Southern Oklahoma. It’s the perfect place to host a rustic yet elegant wedding, and can accommodate up to 300 guests.

Photo credit: Chloe Photography

Brides of Oklahoma Fall/Winter 2017 Issue Release Parties

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What a whirlwind it’s been since the release of our Fall/Winter 2017 issue! We’re head-over-heels seeing all of the posts coming in with mad love for our new cover bride (shout out: Rachel Photographs!) and all of the amazing weddings featured in the new issue! A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to gather with Oklahoma’s wedding elite to celebrate and we had an absolute blast!

Photos by Katie Hadley Photography

We kicked off our week-long party with a trip down the turnpike to hang with our favorite Tulsa vendors at Foolish Things Coffee Company! They had an amazing catering spread prepared for our shindig, and we definitely took advantage.  Ever Something Event Styling dressed the quaint little coffee shop with beautiful summer florals, while Party Pro Rents decked the space out with the cutest little bistro tables, a cozy lounge and serveware. Ms. Laura’s Cakes graciously provided the most delicious treats for our guests with a mini dessert bar, while Blue Label Bartending mixed up summer libations as a reprieve from the July heat. Ron Curtis Wedding Music for performed acoustically for us during the event, setting the mood for a happy celebration. Thanks to Katie Hadley Photography for capturing all the pretty little details for us to share with all of you!

Photos by Caroline Elizabeth Photography

We continued the celebration the very next night at Cole’s Garden in east Oklahoma City. After undergoing a major renovation earlier this year, we were excited to see the new digs. We loved the new covered veranda area that was perfect for our early evening event! C2 Catering killed it with the catering game, creating a mouth watering menu that left our guests (and team!) coming back for seconds. Forth and Floral dressed the outdoor space with adorable pops of floral and adorned wicker lounges provided by the one and only Mood Party Rentals. Our main source of entertainment for the evening was OKC Entertainment with their headliner Take Cover Band. These guys are seriously amazing and brought down the house! (Book them now!) The Sooner Valet team was lifesavers as always, parking our guests for us and assisting with distribution of the new magazine for our vendors! Thank you to Caroline Elizabeth Photography shooting this super fun night for us! We couldn’t have made it happen without the love from our amazing vendor community!

Cheers to Fall Winter 2017!

Elegant Winter Wedding at Spain Ranch

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Photos by Amanda Watson Photography

Teale and Josh’s romantic winter wedding featured a tone of traditional elegance with a hint of modern flair. Spain Ranch set the scene with the most perfect decor and rentals from Party Pro Rents, fitting perfectly into Teale’s color scheme of navy, cream and blush with pops of gold. Crisp white chairs paired with neutral table settings gave their reception space a classically polished feel. Breathtaking florals from Juniper Designs flooded the venue, from the bride and bridesmaids’ bouquets to the table centerpieces and even the cake, these blooms wowed! The bride looked gorgeous walking down the aisle in an ivory crepe mermaid gown with hand-beaded tulle sleeves from J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon and flawless makeup by Chelsey Ann Artistry. Invitations from Rachel Kathryn Designs fit the couple’s theme perfectly. Josh was clean-cut in his navy suit  and wedding ring from BC Clark Jewelers. Pen Weddings did a phenomenal job of capturing every sweet detail from Teale and Josh’s special day in the video below. We’re swooning over this dreamy winter soiree!

Video by Pen Weddings

FEATURED VENDORS

AccommodationsThe Mayo Hotel

FloralJuniper Designs

Decor/RentalsParty Pro Rents

Bridal Gown & AccessoriesJ.J. Kelly Bridal Salon

Groom’s RingBC Clark Jewelers

InvitationsRachel Kathryn Designs

MakeupChelsey Ann Artistry

Reception VenueSpain Ranch

VideographyPen Weddings