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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!

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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.

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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

Honeymoon Spots to Sea with Michelle’s Destinations: Bora Bora

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Anyone else dreaming of a fabulous beach vacay? We certainly are, especially after checking out this gorgeous retreat! Travel Expert Michelle Carbone with Michelle’s Destinations knows firsthand how to make the most of your honeymoon locale, which is why she is our go-to when it comes to where to stay, what to do and how to get there! Check out the second part of this two part series highlighting one of her favorite destinations, Bora Bora! Scroll on to get a look at what she loves about this dreamy honeymoon hotspot!


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Perks | Enjoy amazing food (love the French influence!), warm and welcoming locals, amazing water and views, snorkeling and diving, and of course, overwater bungalows!

Relaxation | Have breakfast delivered to your room by canoe, lay by the beach and have a Hinano (local beer) or some rum and pineapple juice (the most amazing pineapple juice I’ve ever had!). Enjoy a lunch in the water (yes, tables are in the water!) or get dropped off on a private Motu (island) for a picnic lunch and enjoy a few secluded hours.

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Adventure | Hit the “road” in a Jeep safari and take a 4×4 tours. Dive into snorkeling and diving, fishing, whale and dolphin watching, hiking, shark and ray feeding and skydiving.

Dining | On Bora Bora, Bloody Mary’s is the most famous place to dine with your toes in the sand. It’s a Margaritaville style bar and restaurant on the water. In Moorea just down the road from the Hilton, is the Lilikoi Garden Cafe, great for a simple lunch that won’t break the bank. In Papeete, they have a food truck area that’s a ton of fun!

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Shopping | Well known for their exquisite pearls, you’ll find that prices vary. I recommend heading to Papeete! Shop local crafts like sarongs, woven baskets and things like small bags made from coconuts as well as my favorite coconut oil, Tahiti Tiare oil, which smells amazing and can be used as a lotion or in your hair.

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Accommodations | Famous for overwater bungalows, for most honeymooners this is a must. Some of my personal favorites are Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa, e Meridien Bora Bora, Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa, Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort and St Regis Bora Bora.

Ready to book your destination wedding or honeymoon? Inquire here for Michelle’s travel planning services.

Photos courtesy of St. Regis Bora Bora

5 Delicious Dishes for Your Fall Wedding from Top-Line OKC Caterers

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Today, we’re talking seasonality! Catering your big day with cuisine that complements your wedding date is such a great way to personalize your celebration. Paying close attention to details like these will blow your guests out of the water, and show them just how much their attendance means to you and your significant other. From delicious pasta dishes, to divine protein plates, your local Oklahoma wedding caterers are prepared to customize your dream menu. Keep scrolling for five mouth-watering dishes for your fall wedding from top-line OKC caterers! Hope you’re hungry!

Rococo Catering

The famous Rococo’s crab cake is truly something to write home about. So much so that it merits it’s own photo gallery on the restaurant’s catering site! Offered in bite-sized appetizers or as an entree, this unique dish is sure to blow your guests out of the water. Bringing East Coast styled cuisine to the Midwest through the use of fresh ingredients, Chef Bruce Rinehart and his team have set their company apart from the rest. Their desire to provide remarkable service and create memories for you to always savor leaves the same pleasant taste in the clients mouths the food does!

Interurban Catering

You simply can’t go wrong with Mexican! Equally delicious and aesthetically pleasing, we just can’t get over these stuffed peppers from Interurban Catering. The catering team at Interurban thrives on new and unique ideas. They believe the meal served at your wedding should mimic your style, be it laid back, elegant, funky, country chic – whatever you fancy! Their diverse menu options make them a great catch when choosing your caterer.

Photo: Picturesque Photos by Amanda

Venue 7 @ Cafe 7

Let’s be honest. You can never go wrong with pasta! This Alfredo Penne from Venue 7 @ Cafe 7 has us swooning, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser! Head Chef J. Wayne Mays loves a buffet-style meal, explaining, “It lends itself to a more casual atmosphere. It allows the dancing to get started sooner!” Be it simple snacks or elaborate meals, Venue 7 is more than equipped to make your food dreams come true. Locally owned and operated, the venue prizes its quality cuisine and service in addition to their variety of catering packages and custom menus.

5 Delicious Dishes for Your Fall Wedding from Top-Line OKC Caterers

HRG Catering

A notorious crowd pleaser, salmon is the perfect dish for your wedding that even non-seafood lovers can obsess over! As the weather cools down, meals tend to become heavier. However, a light salmon prepared the right way offers a warm and fresh option for your guests. Located in OKC and Edmond, the Holloway Restaurant Group is a name associated with utmost regard when concerning culinary creativity, exceptional service and superior hospitality. HRG is the proud owner of Boulevard Steakhouse, Cafe 501, Martini Lounge and Ice House. The different ethnic backgrounds of their culinary team allows them to offer multiple flavor options from a variety of origins.

Harris Custom Catering

A lean steak paired with mashed potatoes is the ultimate comfort meal for fall! “Our biggest cuisine inspiration is comfort food from the South; however, most menus end up being a fusion of cuisines and we are excited for new ideas and challenges!”, explains Harris Custom Catering head chef Janice Harris. Their goal is to make you look like the best host in Oklahoma by truly listening and making your vision for your event come to life.

Soft Bohemian Wedding Inspiration by Malyn Made Weddings

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All of our boho wedding dreams are coming true with this free-spirited styled shoot designed by Tulsa wedding planner Malyn Made Weddings, who worked her design magic as this oh-so-moody locale. Bare brick, dramatic shadows and stately exterior architecture framed our gorgeous model couple with ease. Bridal Couture by Sonni provided the most breathtaking custom lace gown for the bride, featuring intricate detail and a low scooping back. This fairytale-like scene was only further emphasized by lush florals from Anthousai in dusty pink hues throughout the tablescape. Hand-lettering from Laurel & Marie in the signage and place cards added a personal touch, while a unique cake topped with dried fruit from Sweet Devotion Cakery completed the shoot. We hope you love this soft bohemian wedding inspiration as much as we do! Keep scrolling for a word from the planner herself – Happy planning!

Photos // Jordan Taylor Photography & Aiming Arrow

From the planner, Malyn Saunders of Malyn Made Weddings: “I selected a more muted color palette, using earth tones to give an organic bohemian feel. We pulled the sweetheart table in front of the timeless, romantic sign and greenery. Creating an organic fall look, the cake has dried and painted pears with dried apple roses on top of the cake. Wanting an earthy feel the seating chart is hung on a copper frame, we used wooden chairs and draping flowers. We created an attainable and realistic bohemian fall styled shoot.”