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2017 Looks of Love Contest Sponsored by The Skirvin Hotel

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we are so excited to kick off our ninth annual “Looks of Love” contest sponsored by The Skirvin Hilton! There is nothing sweeter than reading a love story and seeing incredible photographs that perfectly capture the love a couple has for one another. We’re still swooning over our 2016 winners, Taylor and Jake captured by Jessica Elle Photography! We can’t wait to see more sweet pictures and stories from Oklahoma couples! We’ll be accepting “Looks of Love” submissions over the next two weeks (deadline to submit is Friday, February 3) and will announce our winner on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14! The lucky winning couple will be treated to a dinner date for two at a restaurant of their choice on us,  a romantic overnight stay at The Skirvin Hotel AND breakfast at The Skirvin’s Park Avenue Grill on a mutually agreed upon date! Click here to enter the Looks of Love Contest – simply upload a few of your favorite pictures or engagement photos and briefly tell us your love story. We’ll be sharing our favorite submissions with our followers starting Monday, February 6, to help us decide the winner.  Good Luck!

Meet the Mag Creatives: Oklahoma Wedding Florists

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We cannot get enough of the stunning florals our Oklahoma wedding florists crafted for the 10th anniversary issue! From bouquets to altar backdrops to lavish tablescapes, you’ll find the most incredible, trend-inspiring florals throughout. Let us introduce you to the 17 incredible floral designers that contributed to our  Spring/Summer issue below.

Stay tuned to the blog to see these shoots in full and take a look inside our first ever digital mag here!

Anthousai

Anthousai Floral Design

A fresh new face to the Tulsa wedding scene, Anthousai Floral Design is a pro at executing romantic, freeform florals unique to your color palette and style. This floral-adorned fireplace is just one example of how they’re pushing florals beyond the traditional bouquet and centerpieces.

Katie Hadley Photography | The Golf Club of Oklahoma

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Cole Dewey Design

A longtime partner to the Brides of Oklahoma family, we’ve seen Cole Dewey Designs craft florals ranging from colorful and playful to classic and elegant. Although this floral crown may be one of our favorite designs of hers yet.

Tara Lokey Photography | Sue & Lou Events | Bella Rose Bridal | Malorie Avaline – Beauty Unveiled
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Daniel Weir Design

While planner Daniel Weir Design is known for his many wedding talents (hello – planning and custom linen design!), we’re always so impressed by his floral design. We love that for this nautical inspired shoot he incorporated blooms in coral and peach hues – so unique and eye-catching!

Andrea Murphy Photography | Party Pro Rents

Emerson

Emerson Events

Emerson Events is known for her creative florals and her tip-of-the-trend wedding designs. We were ecstatic to have her designing the desert-chic florals for our Roam fashion editorial this issue!

Sarah Libby Photography | Chelsey Ann Artistry | Prim

EverSomething

Ever Something Event Styling

We look to Tulsa florists, Ever Something Event Styling, for stylish and romantic floral designs. This duo is a pro at the freeform bouquet that’s so on trend this season. Just wait til you see the table design that pairs with this bouquet!

Ellie Be Photography | Meg Guess Couture Bridal + Boutique

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Forever Cole Events

Forever Cole Events is a pro at working texture into her floral designs. From greenery table runners to fruit-filled centerpieces designer Heather plans unique floral concepts for each of her brides.

Hope Photography | Mood Party Rentals | Plenty Mercantile

Hydrangea

Hydrangea Floral

Hydrangea Floral’s pretty pastel bouquet was such a lovely addition to our Garden Greenhouse floral editorial this issue! As a longtime Oklahoma florist, Hydrangea is equipped to handle any wedding big or small, soft or bold.

Josh McCullock Photography | Profile Concierge Hair Services

Inspire

Inspire Events & Design

Thank goodness eucalyptus leaves are so popular – this design by Inspire Events & Design is such a fresh take on the greenery-filled arrangements. We’re always looking for what’s to come from this OKC florist and planner!

Sheradee Hurst Photography | Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City | Mood Party Rentals | Culinary Kitchen

Juniper

Juniper Design

Juniper Design is our go-to for natural and fresh wedding florals. Her color choices never cease to wow us – who would have thought peaches and nudes would look this lovely?!

Josh McCullock Photography

New Leaf

New Leaf Florist

New Leaf Florist is endlessly amazing us with their vibrant, bold designs! As if this lush bouquet isn’t enough, they go above and beyond with every floral creation they make.

Kristina Gaines Photography | The Lash Lab | Blo. | Coles Garden

Poppy Lane

Poppy Lane Design

Kelly and her team at Poppy Lane Design are floral trendsetters. We can only dream of where this incredible team gets their inspiration from. Every design has the most perfect color palette and texture, and we’re always thrilled to see their next floral work of art.

Anna Schroeder Visuals | Blueberry Hill Events | Party Pro Rents | Ruby’s Vintage Rentals

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The French Bouquet

Tulsa floral pro The French Bouquet is set to provide luxe wedding florals for our classic and lavish Oklahoma brides. But while we love their ballroom designs, they’re not afraid to tackle a floral crown or greenery table runner!

Picturesque Photos by Amanda | Mayo Event + Design | The Mayo Hotel | Mood Party Rentals | Party Pro Rents | Empire Lighting

TonyFoss

Tony Foss Flowers

There is noone else in Oklahoma who can tackle tropical-inspired floral design like Tony Foss Flowers. We are always amazed at the incredible, over-the-top florals Tony and his team work up. Beyond the tropics, Tony Foss has conquered countless ballroom, outdoor, rustic, and organic weddings to boot!

Deisy Photography | Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown-Bricktown | Mood Party Rentals

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Trochta’s Flowers and Garden Center

Modern Oklahoma florist, Trochta’s Flowers and Garden Center, created this whimsical, free-flowing chair treatment that perfectly pairs their lavish floral design with an organic touch. We love how this floral company can easily work to create monstrous creations or simple details for each wedding.

Kristen Edwards Photography | Aisle Be With You | Waters Edge Winery | Marianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions

WildMother

The Wild Mother

Another Oklahoma florist newbie, The Wild Mother is a collaborative floral studio ran by three sisters. We love how they’ve jumped into the local wedding scene with such a unique, organic flair. Isn’t this stairway lovely?!

Peyton Rainey Photography | 81 Ranch

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XO Events & Design

We already excited to see the next vibrant, happy floral creation from XO Events & Design! Her girlie take has us swooning over each arrangement, and we were so happy to have her leading the design for our Wedding Party bridesmaid editorial this issue!

Tammy Odell Photography | The Bridal Boutique | Bella Rose Bridal | Lexi Faught Hair and Makeup | Malorie Avaline – Beauty Unveiled | Party Pro Rents

Yellow Rose Co

Yellow Rose Co. Events

Kristin of Yellow Rose Co. moved from Nashville back to OKC, bringing the artsy Nashville wedding and floral vibes with her. Her florals from the latest issue tell such a lovely, romantic story. She’s a must see for sure!

Deisy Photography | The Roof at Plenty Mercantile | Profile Concierge Hair Services | J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon | Kaydee Jean Makeup and Skin

Meet the Mag Creatives: Oklahoma Wedding Planners

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Day 1 of our Meet the Mag Creatives series is a go! Now that the new issue is released, we want to connect our brides with all the local makers that brought the 10th Anniversary issue to life – starting with our Oklahoma wedding planners. Get to know the vendors behind these tablescapes and weddings below, and stay tuned to the blog to see the full shoots in our upcoming posts.

And for the first time ever, we’re sharing a digital copy of the mag – click here to view! Cheers!

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Aisle Be With You

Based out of Edmond, Aisle Be With You is a full-service planning and design firm. We’ve come to know Ariana and her team for pushing the envelope on grand ballroom affairs and dramatic settings. Her lush green tablescape is filled with new concepts including the criss-cross floral chair treatments and hanging florals filled with air plants.

Kristen Edwards Photography | Waters Edge Winery | Rachel Kathryn Designs | BC Clark Jewelers | Paper + More | Lexi Faught Hair and Makeup | Pen Weddings | Marianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions | Amy Cakes | Trochta’s Flowers and Garden Center | J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon

Alli Coleman

Alli Coleman Events

One of Oklahoma City’s newest planners, Alli Coleman and her team offer anything from day or month-of coordination, full wedding planning and event design. Always on trend, we’re loving the organic, wine-colored scene she created for Nicole and Kyle’s August wedding.

Sarah Libby Photography | Poppy Lane Design

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Blueberry Hill Events

Blueberry Hill is a boutique event planning company out of Oklahoma City whose strength is in the artistry of unique and personal design. Every event owner Kimberlyn plans is unique to the couple, just like this produce filled table setting from the new issue.

Anna Schroeder Visuals | Dresser Mansion | Ms. Laura’s Cakes | Party Pro Rents | Brushed Salon and Makeup Studio | Meg Guess Couture Bridal & Boutique | BC Clark Jewelers | Poppy Lane Design | Ruby’s Vintage Rentals | The Chalkboard | Modyen

DanielWeir

Daniel Weir Design

For more than two decades, alongside his planning services, brides have turned to Tulsa-based Daniel Weir for custom pieces from fresh florals, custom event draping and handcrafted linens will give your event that special touch it deserves. Daniel even created the linens and draping seen here specifically for this nautical shoot!

Andrea Murphy Photography | Loughridge Weddings & Receptions | Atherial Makeup & Skin Studio | Prescott Bridal | Redeemed Productions | Party Pro Rents | Loni Jane Creative | Andrea Howard Cakes | Profile Concierge Hair Services | Empire Lighting

Emerson

Emerson Events

We’ve seen Camden with Emerson Events create events ranging from classic ballroom to eclectic boho and everything in between. As a full service event planning, floral, styling and design studio Emerson Events is equipped to create a custom scene for you. We can’t stop drooling over her colorful blooms from her feminine folk shoot that so truly capture this team’s essence.

Aubrey Marie Photography | Park House at Myriad Gardens | Brown Egg Bakery | Marianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions | Rachel Kathryn Designs | Moliere Bridal House | Ruby’s Vintage Rentals | Naifeh Fine Jewelry | Dewberry Cinema | Malorie Avaline – Beauty Unveiled

EverSomething

Ever Something Event Styling

We look to Ever Something Event Styling for anything feminine, organic and romantic. Katie and Taylor are based in Tulsa and create the most stunning florals and event design for each wedding they plan. Just one look at this artfully composed scene, and you’re sure to fall for Ever Something.

Ellie Be Photography | Rosemary Ridge Event Venue | Ms. Laura’s Cakes | Chelsey Ann Artistry | Meg Guess Bridal + Boutique | Party Pro Rents | Prairie Letter Shop | Interurban Catering | Anna Schroeder Visuals

ForeverCole

Forever Cole Events

Another newbie to the Oklahoma wedding planning biz, Forever Cole Events stood out from the moment we saw her very own wedding. Heather has such a distinct organic flair that we’ve come to love as seen in her table design above. Forever Cole offers services including; day of and month of coordination, full service coordination, event & photoshoot styling and floral design.

Hope Photography | Plenty Mercantile | Profile Concierge Hair Services | Atherial Skin and Makeup Studio | Andrea Howard Cakes | Lewis Jewelers | Mood Party Rentals | BeLoved Bridal Boutique | Prairie Letter Shop | Stout Multimedia

Gibson

Gibson Events

Gibson Events is a full service event design and production company based in Oklahoma City, but has been known to travel across the states for destination weddings. Planner, Lindsay, is ready to incorporate the latest trends or destination inspiration (like this Italian-esque scene) into her events.

Josh McCullock Photography | Poppy Lane Design | Prescott Bridal | Brown Egg Bakery | Rachel Kathryn Designs | Abbey Road Catering | Chelsey Ann Artistry | Pen Weddings | Naifeh Fine Jewelry | Marianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions

Inspire

Inspire Events & Design

Offering floral design and wedding planning, Talia with Inspire Events & Design is ready to tackle any style of wedding. We love the garden vibes she brought to this city scape for her shoot, and it’s this sort of bold pairing that makes her such a unique Oklahoma wedding planner.

Sheradee Hurst Photography | Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City | Amy Cakes | Mood Party Rentals | Trichology Salon | J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon | Loni Jane Creative | B.C. Clark Jewelers | Culinary Kitchen | Atria Creative

JudyLehmbeck

Judy Lehmbeck Bridal & Party

As one of Oklahoma City’s wedding planning veterans, Judy Lehmbeck Bridal & Party is a name well known in the wedding community. Known for her extravagant soirees and seamless execution, we are always on the lookout for Judy’s next event!

Josh McCullock Photography | Trochta’s Flowers and Garden Center | Marianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions | Mood Party Rentals

Kindt

Kindt Events

Kindt Events is a full-service event design and production company specializing in weddings, galas, and festivals. We know to expect luxe and lavish settings from any of Kindt’s events or shoots and this diamond affair tablescape is no exception!

Holly Gannett Photography | 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City | Tony Foss Flowers | Marianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions | Mood Party Rentals | Mishelle Handy Cakes | Bella Rose Bridal | Paper + More | Blo. | Dewberry Cinema

LeslieHerring

Leslie Herring Events

Specializing in weddings, Leslie Herring Events is a boutique-style event planning company, serving brides in the Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Ardmore, Enid and surrounding areas. We are always so excited to see the next fresh take Leslie has planned for an upcoming mag shoot or a future wedding. This tropical style is just a peek into the playful scenes Leslie and her team create.

Atria Creative | Spain Ranch | Anthousai Floral Design | Prescott Bridal | Mood Party Rentals | No Regrets | Trichology Salon | Andrea Howard Cakes | Atherial Makeup & Skin Studio | Lewis Jewelers | Blue Label Bartending

Sue&Lou

Sue & Lou Events

Sue & Lou Events are never afraid of a theme.  Ranging from Morrocan to ballet and Spanish flair, this creative duo is always wowing us with their designs. Sisters Danielle and Mallorie pride themselves in making each wedding they tackle unique to each couple.

Tara Lokey Photography | Cole Dewey Designs | Atria Creative | Aunt Pitty Pat’s Catering | Bella Rose Bridal | No Regrets | Marianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions | Mishelle Handy Cakes | Malorie Avaline – Beauty Unveiled | Bebe’s

The Mayo

Mayo Event + Design

When we think “Mayo,” we think grand. The team at Mayo Event + Design is prepared to deliver lavish weddings (fit for royalty as this shoot suggests). The team offers on-site wedding planning and design services for all Tulsa wedding – the Mayo Hotel and beyond.

Picturesque Photos by Amanda | The French Bouquet | The Mayo Hotel | Mood Party Rentals | Faccia Bella | Redeemed Productions | Party Pro Rents | The Inviting Place | Empire Lighting | Profile Concierge Hair Services | Brown Egg Bakery | Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events

XO

XO Events & Design

XO Events & Design is a floral and wedding design company located in Oklahoma City, specializing in creating events for the modern bride. This soft and airy lakeside shoot is a testament to her on-trend wedding styling. And bonus, she is skilled in hand-lettering!

Modern Love Photography | The Round House Bakery | Cafe 7 | Stout Multimedia | Prim | Mood Party Rentals | Malorie Avaline – Beauty Unveiled | Prairie Letter Shop

Yellow Rose Co

Yellow Rose Co. Events

New the Oklahoma wedding scene, Kristin of Yellow Rose Co. moved from Nashville back to OKC, bringing the artsy Nashville wedding and floral vibes with her. We love this simple and eye-catching scene she created in an industrial setting, and imagine our Oklahoma brides will too.

Deisy Photography | The Rooftop at Plenty Mercantile | The Round House Bakery | Mood Party Rentals | Loni Jane Creative | Profile Concierge Hair Services | J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon | Stout Multimedia | Kaydee Jean Makeup and Skin

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A Labor of Love – The Brides of Oklahoma Story

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What started as a “project” 10+ years ago for Kami Huddleston and Ashely Bowen Murphy, has become the umbrella company to the most sought after Oklahoma, North Texas and Austin wedding resources by region. Fondly referred to by the team as K&A, this inspiring duo saw a need for a local wedding publication shortly after planning weddings of their own and began the labor of love that’s so widely known in the Oklahoma community today. You’ll find K&A’s story of how Brides of Oklahoma (and it’s sister publications) came to be on pages 362-364 of the all-new 10th anniversary issue or online here along with a look at the new Brides of Oklahoma office!

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Photography | Holly Gannett Photography

Makeup | Lexi Faught Hair and Makeup

Roam: A Wildly Romantic Wedding Gown Shoot

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We are thrilled to finally start sharing more prettiness from the new 10th Anniversary issue! We’re kicking things off with the largest fashion shoot in the mag, our gown editorial featuring looks from Oklahoma’s best bridal boutiques. This shoot was an absolute dream come true! Dozens of ideas were presented as we sat around the conference room table dreaming about what we wanted to see in our gown shoot for the 10th Anniversary Issue. Being such a special and celebratory issue, we knew we wanted to push the envelope and do something we had never done before. This wildly romantic concept took us across the great state to remote salt flats that looked like something from another world. It was hard to believe that we were in Oklahoma and not on the white sandy beaches of some far off destination. The day could not have been more perfect and with Oklahoma weather, that’s somewhat of a miracle. With a pop up tent and a team of talented Oklahoma wedding vendors, we spent sun up to nearly sun down capturing the most beautiful collection of wedding gowns. We enlisted the help of Sarah Libby Photography whose talent we’ve long admired to capture the shoot. As you can see, she completely knocked it out of the park! We knew the incredibly talented Pen Weddings would be the perfect pick to document the day and we could not be more obsessed with the incredible footage this talented duo captured. Chelsey and Ali from Chelsey Ann Artistry killed it with hair and makeup; every look was perfectly executed with their own unique touches. Shimmering engagement rings from BC Clark Jewelers completed each bridal look. Emerson Events took our vision and used it to create the most stunning bouquets, floral adornments and an incredible lounge setting with pieces from Plenty Mercantile. Be sure to grab a copy of the mag to see all the prettiness in print, and make sure you scroll all the way to the end and watch the behind the scenes from Pen Weddings! Cheers!

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Meg Guess Couture Bridal & Boutique

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Bridal Couture by Sonni

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BeLoved Bridal Boutique

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Chantilly Couture

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Prim

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Moliere Bridal House

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Bella Rose Bridal 

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J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon

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Prescott Bridal 

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The Bridal Boutique 

*Special thanks to our good friend Michelle. Without her this dream shoot would not have been possible!