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Introducing Brides of Houston + We’re Hiring!

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HELLO Houston!! We’ve been dreaming about this day for quite some time and couldn’t be more excited to expand our footprint in Texas to serve Houston brides and the Houston wedding market with Brides of Houston. Shout it from the rooftops, Brides of Oklahoma, Brides of North Texas and Brides of Austin will have yet another sister publication and we couldn’t be more thrilled about the creative collaborations ahead with Houston’s best wedding vendors as we work together to make an incredible wedding resource for Houston brides. Brides of Houston website will officially launch this fall, but you can hop on over now and sign up to stay in the loop with exclusive updates. Be sure to also follow along with us via Insta @bridesofhouston and stay tuned for the first issue!

With Brides of Houston as the newest addition to the Wedlink Media network, we’ll also be looking to fill some pretty amazing positions. If you’ve ever dreamed of working for a creative, multimedia company in the wedding niche, you definitely need to check out our careers page to learn more about the positions we have available, including TULSA SALES REPRESENTATIVE based in Tulsa, GRAPHIC + FRONT END WEB DESIGN, WEDDING EDITORIAL DIRECTOR and more in our corporate office based in Edmond, in addition to ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVES located in both the Houston and Austin markets. Positions will be filled quickly, so don’t delay!

The Perfect Oklahoma Rehearsal Dinner Hotspot Locations

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What better way to kick off your wedding weekend 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 a few fabulous places! No matter what you’re craving, you can’t go wrong with any of these picks!

Broadway 10 – Located in the historic Buick building at the heart of Automobile Alley, Broadway 10 is a refined, unaffected approach to the urban chophouse. Built in the 1920’s as a car dealership, the Buick building’s floor-to-ceiling windows wrap around Broadway 10 for a near-panoramic view of Automobile Alley’s cultural revival. From their wood-fired meats to their handcrafted cocktails, every meal at Broadway 10 is a truly unique experience.

Foolish Things Coffee – Foolish Things Coffee Co. is located on historic Route 66 in downtown Tulsa. As a hotspot for coffee and conversation they pride themselves on the versatility of their venue. With their beautiful natural lighting, open floor plan and urban vibe, they have become the top destination for the hippest Tulsans to celebrate small receptions or rehearsal dinners. Let them serve your guests from a huge selection of craft coffees or cater in delicious fare to make use of their extremely versatile and modern warehouse space, full of exposed brick, communal tables and outdoor patio.

Harris Custom Catering Harris Custom Catering strives to use their 20+ years of knowledge and experience in the Oklahoma hospitality industry to create events that are competitively affordable yet unforgettable. Their goal is to make you look like the best host in Oklahoma by really listening and making your vision for your event come to life. They want their clients who are passionate and appreciate food to be able to express that love to guests through the menu they serve.

HeyDay Entertainment – HeyDay guarantees your guests will have a blast dining, bowling, winning big in the arcade, playing a game of mini-golf, and, most importantly, celebrating your big day! Let HeyDay make it fun. For a unique party or rehearsal, bring your wedding party to these celebration specialists to make your event memorable. They have something for everyone and are sure to amaze your guests!

Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse – Mickey Mantle’s is a classic steakhouse with a contemporary American flair in both menu and design. The restaurant dazzles with a compelling, contemporary chef-driven menu and delivers a sizzling dining and social experience.

The Museum Cafe at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art – The Museum Cafe is located on the ground floor of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Their Cafe’s metropolitan ambiance, superb cuisine and exceptional service brings a taste of Chicago, San Francisco, France and London to Oklahoma City. Their full-service restaurant offers fine dining and an extensive wine list. An accommodating staff welcomes special requests and delights in quality service.

Oak Tree Country Club – Let Oak Tree handle all of the details of the perfect rehearsal dinner night the night before the wedding.  Their talented team of chefs and event planning professionals will help create a magical rehearsal dinner for you, your family and your wedding party. With menu options to delight every palate, a beautiful setting and attentive service, your special day is sure to be memorable.

Seven47 – Situated in Norman’s historic Campus Corner, Seven47 features modern American cuisine complemented by an expansive list of playful cocktails. A sleek yet inviting interior, “The Vault” private room, and three outdoor patios including a rooftop deck all create a unique and warm dining atmosphere that will make your special event a truly unforgettable experience.

The Chalkboard – The Chalkboard has a unique elegance and dedication to unparalleled customer service. Their menu offers a wide variety of options using only the best ingredients and the innovative design of their culinary team.

Vast – 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 muse. Everyday life influences their commitment to good food, sourced from local producers, and even better service.

Venue 7 @ Cafe 7 – Venue 7 is an intimate space conveniently located in the Quail Springs area. From informal get-togethers to multiple course plated dinners, their talented culinary team is ready to serve you. With bar services available, they handle all the details. The use of their a/v equipment is included with the room as well.

Wedding Entertainment That’s Sure to Have Your Guests Dancing

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No reception is complete without great entertainment! Whether it’s a DJ, wedding singer or live band, the music you choose will help set the tone for the celebration. We’re turning the spotlight on our top Oklahoma wedding entertainers that are sure to have your guests out of their seats and making memories on the dance floor. Cheers!

Box Talent Agency – If you’re searching for the perfect Oklahoma wedding entertainment for your big day, be sure to check out Box Talent Agency! For a great selection of musicians in one place, Box Talent Agency represents hundreds of entertainers from reception bands, DJs, ceremony music and rehearsal dinner music. Box Talent guarantees every booking in case of any unforeseen events, and they have been setting the industry standard by booking and promoting entertainment in more than 35 states since 1987.

Photo: Aubrey Marie Photography

OKC Entertainment and Events – OKC Entertainment and Events is a full-scale event production company. With over 20 years in the entertainment industry, they range from mild to WILD! Whether you are wanting a DJ or full-scale band, these guys can surely help you out. In addition to fulfilling your music needs, OKC Entertainment can also help with your lighting. What better way to get the dance floor filled them with fantastic music and lights to set the mood.

Photo: Sheradee Hurst Photography

Ron Curtis Music – Allow us to introduce you an exceptional performer who specializes in wedding ceremonies and receptions – singer/songwriter Ron Curtis. He started his music career playing piano and has picked up many instruments along the way. Ron began performing live all across the Midwest in 2014 and plays a wide variety of genres including original songs. He creates custom song arrangements to meet the needs for your bridal entrance, first dance or special requests. With a wide variety of genres, you can be certain that your wedding has the best song choices possible.

Royal Dukes Band – If you’re looking for the perfect Oklahoma wedding entertainment, be sure and check out one of our favorites – The Royal Dukes BandThe Royal Dukes Band is a premium 3-14 piece band specializing in high-energy music at a great price! You are sure to get the best musicians in the country playing your favorite music since their expansive song lists cover everything from Top 40 and classics to rock, country, dance and jazz. The Royal Dukes offer so many options if you are interested in having live music throughout your big day.

Photography: Luxe Photography

Zach Downing Entertainment – With 15 years of experience under his belt and innovative music technology, DJ Zach Downing is a definite crowd pleaser. His goal is to make each wedding unique, fun and original so you and your guests will have no problem celebrating the night away! Zach wants your guests to say, “Wow, this is the best party we’ve ever been to,” and with him as your DJ we are certain they will!

8 Adorable Wedding Favor Ideas

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What better way to end your wedding day then with an unforgettable wedding favor for your guests to take home! From custom sweets to cute succulents and everything in between, we’ve rounded up some of the best souvenirs your loved ones will be talking about for weeks. Take a peek below! Cheers!

Apple Tree Chocolate | XO Events & Design | Tammy Odell Photography

Gingersnaps | XO Events & Design | Tammy Odell Photography

No Regrets | Twin Lens Images

Paper + More

Daniel Weir Design | Andrea Murphy Photography

Poppy Lane Design | Sarah Libby Photography

Emerson EventsEly Fair Photography

Ever Something Event Styling | Be Creative Tulsa

Attention Brides Affected by Alfred Angelo Closing

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Our hearts are filled to the brim, seeing how our local bridal boutiques have jumped to the aid of those brides affected by Alfred Angelo’s sudden closing this week. For any bride or bridesmaid who may be scrambling to find a gown, the following boutiques are offering purchase discounts: Bella Rose Bridal, BeLoved Bridal Boutique, Chantilly Couture, J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon, Meg Guess Couture Bridal & Boutique, Moliere Bridal, Prescott Bridal, Prim, The Bridal Boutique. Visit their social channels or call for info on the discounts each is offering. And custom gown designer, Bridal Couture by Sonni, is offering a free rush job for any custom design. You must show proof of purchase to qualify for these discounts. Take a peek below at some of the gorgeous gowns available at each boutique.

Chantilly Couture Bridal | Hope Photography | Brushed Salon | Grassroots Vintage

Bridal Couture by Sonni | Sarah Libby Photography | Chelsey Ann Artistry

BeLoved Bridal Boutique | Hope Photography | Forever Cole Events | Profile Concierge Hair Services | Atherial Skin and Makeup Studio | Plenty Mercantile

The Bridal Boutique | Kristina Gaines Photography | blo. | Coles Garden

Meg Guess Couture Bridal + Boutique | Ever Something | Rosemary Ridge | Chelsey Ann Artistry

Prim | Modern Love Photography | XO Events & Design | Malorie Avaline – Beauty Unveiled

J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon | Kristen Edwards Photography | Aisle Be With You | Lexi Faught Hair and Makeup | Trochta’s Flowers and Garden Center | Waters Edge Winery

Bella Rose Bridal | Tara Lokey Photography | Sue & Lou Events | Cole Dewey Designs | Malorie Avaline – Beauty Unveiled

Prescott Bridal | Sarah Libby Photography | Chelsey Ann Artistry

Moliere Bridal | Aubrey Marie Photography | Emerson Events | Malorie Avaline – Beauty Unveiled | Marianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions | Ruby’s Vintage Rentals | Park House at Myriad Gardens