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Find the Perfect Engagement Ring at One of Oklahoma’s Best Local Jewelers

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When it comes to choosing your dream ring, the different style options seem endless. From sifting through all the different gemstones and cuts to trying to the find the perfect band to match, it can easily get a tad overwhelming for a bride-to-be! Selecting the ring that will mark the pages of your new beginning is some serious stuff – not to mention, you’ll potentially be making a commitment to the same piece of jewelry for an entire lifetime! Choosing a gemstone, a style and a cut that suits you, not to mention a band that complements it on a budget that doesn’t break the bank all takes a little thought and effort – which is why we’ve assembled this helpful guide to survive ring shopping! Our top three Oklahoma jewelers are guaranteed to help you and your man find the perfect fit, literally and metaphorically speaking! Keep reading!

BC Clark Jewelers Serving as one of our first official partners starting back in 2007, BC Clark has a special place in our hearts as well as in the hearts of many other Oklahoma brides and brides-to-be! This long-time premier jeweler offers a full line of merchandise and services including a large selection of engagement rings, designer jewelry, watches, china, silver, crystal, bridal registry, gift wrapping and complete jewelry manufacturing and repair facilities at all three Oklahoma City locations.

Photo 1 – Anna Schroeder Visuals, 2 – Kristen Edwards Photography, 3 – Sarah Libby Photography

Lewis Jewelers Featuring the largest selection of engagement and wedding rings in Oklahoma, Lewis Jewelers offers a unique selection that has something for everyone. From a traditional princess-cut diamond to a trendy tear-shaped opal, this jeweler has their bride’s backs! If you do find yourself having trouble deciphering which ring is quite right, not to worry. The Lewis Jewelers factory has the ability to custom create or enhance any style, allowing the bride to truly have the ring of her dreams!

Photo 1 – Josh McCullock Photography, 2 – Hope Photography, 3 – Melissa Marshall Photography

Naifeh Fine Jewelry – Carrying an extensive selection of loose diamonds, engagement rings, semi-mounts and wedding bands for both the bride and groom, Naifeh Fine Jewelry is a must when exploring your ring options. Known for their custom work and frequently hand-crafted engagement rings and wedding bands, Naifeh has taken customer satisfaction to the next level by offering a service that allows diamonds and gemstones you already own to be restored to perfection and  incorporated into your custom pieces, giving brides something old and new all in one!

Photo 1 – Aubrey Marie Photography, 2 – Kristina Gaines Photography, 3 – Tara Lokey Photography

Southwest Sunrise Engagement Shoot by Caroline Elizabeth Photography

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Photos by Caroline Elizabeth Photography

We adore a shoot set at sunrise, but what really shines in these photos is the abounding happiness between Morgan and Kyle! Caroline Elizabeth Photography perfectly captured the endless love between the newly engaged couple in this Southwestern destination engagement shoot.

This couple’s love story began while the two were attending Oklahoma State University where they were introduced by a mutual friend. They soon knew that they were perfect for one another. On The Fourth of July, Kyle and Morgan arrived home from dinner to find balloons and flowers all over their house. Morgan was shocked and turned around to find Kyle down on one knee. After the proposal, Kyle had set up a party downtown with all of their friends and family. They celebrated and watched fireworks into the evening – the perfect end to the perfect day. Cheers to the happy couple!

Rustic Winter Wedding at Southwind Hills Barn

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Photos by Holli B. Photography

Brooklyn and Caleb’s snowy winter wedding was filled with a rustic elegance and sentimental touches. Southwind Hills Barn provided the perfect space, florals and catering for the couples big day while Amy Cakes wowed us again with a four-tier cake featuring the couple’s monogram. Brooklyn wore a stunning ivory lace gown from The Bridal Boutique and a custom-made, cathedral-length veil. Guests were invited in style thanks to the wonderful designs of Paper + More. Find their wedding in the pages of the Spring/Summer 2017 issue where Brooklyn’s twin sister, Britton, is featured on the cover! 

FEATURED VENDORS

Accommodations, Catering, Floral, & Venue | Southwind Hills Barn

Bridal Gown  | The Bridal Boutique

Cake | Amy Cakes

Invitations | Paper + More

Vintage Palm Springs Wedding Inspiration from Scissortail Stories

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Photos by Scissortail Stories

Modern elegance is the name of the game for this vintage Palm Springs wedding inspiration shoot captured by Scissortail Stories! Filled with classic black and white elements, bright and bold florals and tropical flair, you’re sure to find tons of fresh wedding inspo amongst these vibrant photos! Ruby’s Vintage Rentals furnished a gorgeous black and white settee to complement the theme. Gold highlights added the perfect amount of exquisite elegance to counter the contemporary feel of the venue. Brown Egg Bakery brought in a towering statement-making cake that blew us away! The model bride’s gown from Moliere Bridal House was beautifully timeless featuring a plunging neck line and flowing train. Its simple yet stunning design ensured that all eyes were on the bride. Bright florals against the neutral, classic tones spoke volumes to the fun and playful nature of the setting. We’re in love with this Palm Springs inspiration!

FEATURED VENDORS

Photographer | Scissortail Stories

Dress | Moliere Bridal House

Cake | Brown Egg Bakery

Settee | Ruby’s Vintage Rentals

Everything Beautiful OKC, Plant Shoppe, Wardrobe OKC, The Clad Stache, Prawduct, Pritchard Wine Bar, Alex Eppler, Mitch Williams

All You Need to Know About Wedding Invitation Proofs and Orders with No Regrets

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While choosing the perfect wedding invitation can be quite the task as is (hello endless options in every style!), the proofing and ordering process can be half the battle. We’re picking Lydia Wears with No Regrets‘ brain to get the scoop on this important process and all the to-dos behind the scenes. Read on:

1. I’ve chosen the invite/style I want to use. What’s the next step?

One of our trained bridal specialists will sit down with you to help you with wording and write up the invitation. We will help with proper etiquette and any guidance a bride may want as far as color, font and design options go. 

2. What is a proof?

A proof is a very important part of the invitation process. It is a digital image of what your invitation will look like when printed (whether the final print process is digital, thermography, letterpress, foil, engraving, etc.!). Proofing your invitation is one of the most important parts of the process because during that time, any information can still be changed and edited. 

3. How long does it take for a proof to be completed?

Depending on the company, we expect a digital proof to be emailed within 1-3 business days. 

4. What details should I be looking for while examining the proof?

This is one of the most important parts of the process! Be sure to have multiple people check it over as well. You should be checking for spelling, accurate information like time, date and location/address, layout, and that everything is exactly the way you want it to be printed! 

5. If there is a mistake with the proof, how much additional time does it take to redo my order? Do I receive another proof following this?

If there are items that need to be changed in your proof, it generally takes a day to receive an updated proof from a company. You will always receive one final proof where everything is correct and ready to be printed.

6. How many invites should I order?

This is such an important question and one of the first things we ask our brides. It is imperative that you know how many invitations you need to order, not how many people are coming to the wedding. Since most invitations are going to a couple or a family, the numbers can be drastically different. For example, if you are inviting 250 people, it is safe to assume you’ll need 125-150 invitations. We always want you to have a few extra invitations for any last minute guests that get invited and for parents/grandparents to have a few extra for scrapbooks/keepsakes!

7. Can I make changes to my order after I’ve submitted it? 

Unfortunately, most companies do not allow changes to be made once the order has been submitted. If a change needs to be made, we call the company immediately to see where it is in the production process. If we’re lucky, we can catch it in time for a change to be made. 

8. Once I place my order or approve my proof, how long will it take to have the completed invitations delivered?

Delivery time varies based on what company you use, but two to three weeks is a good timeline for the completed invitations to arrive. Of course, expedited shipping is always an option for a rush order. Rush production is sometimes available as well to cut down on the number of days for printing. 

Have more questions about the wedding invitation process? Take a peek at our invitation etiquette blog with Occasions here and get your invitation timeline questions answered by Paper + More here.

Photos from top to bottom: Kelsi Laine Photography, Atria Creative, Aubrey Marie Photography, Tammy Odell Photography, Aubrey Marie Photography