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Glittering Garden-Inspired Wedding from Aubrey Marie Photography

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Photos by Aubrey Marie Photography

In the most elegant of evenings, we can’t get enough of childhood sweethearts Olivia and Brandon’s tradition-filled, glittering garden-inspired wedding! Aubrey Marie Photography perfectly captured the joyous ambiance of the long-anticipated matrimony, where friends and family from every stage of the couple’s story came together to celebrate! The Colcord Hotel hosted out-of-town guests who travelled to join in the special evening. The reception was filled with dreamy decor from Marianne’s Rentals, in everything from the luxe gold table settings to the sequin overlay table to display the cake. A fixture on its own, Amy Cakes created a beautiful floral-covered, four-hexagonal tiered wedding cake for the couple and their guests to enjoy! Coordinating florals from Tony Foss Flowers were used in table arrangements and varying displays, filled to the brim with ruby red, cream and pale pink blooms. The couple’s wedding was truly a dream brought to life! See the complete Vows that Wow editorial in print on pages 80-85 of the 10th Anniversary issue! Cheers!

FEATURED VENDORS

Photography | Aubrey Marie Photography

Accommodations | The Colcord Hotel

Rentals & Decor | Marianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions

Cake | Amy Cakes

Floral | Tony Foss Flowers

Downtown Tulsa & Riverside Engagement Shoot by Andi Bravo Photography

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Photos by Andi Bravo Photography

Andi Bravo Photography perfectly captured the love between soon-to-be wedded couple Mackenzie and Andrew in this adorable Oklahoma engagement shoot. With a mix of backdrops from the buildings of downtown Tulsa to the charming woodsy setting, the happy couple is glowing from every angle.

Mackenzie and Andrew met at the University of Oklahoma during a campus wide community service day called Big Event. Although his fraternity and her sorority were paired together, they were not initially in the same small groups. In a twist of fate, they both got lost from their original groups and ended up at the same site on Lake Hefner. It was truly meant to be!

Andrew proposed to Mackenzie on the beach in her home state of California. Mackenzie was so surprised and overjoyed that she hardly remembers what he said during the proposal! The couple will tie the knot in June at Holy Family Cathedral with a reception to follow at Spain Ranch. Mackenzie can’t wait to continue her wedding planning journey and marry the man of her dreams! Enjoy!

Blushing Beauty – Bridal Beauty Looks Captured by Kristina Gaines Photography

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Get ready for one of the prettiest editorials to grace our blog. We teamed up with wedding photographer Kristina Gaines Photography to share an intimate look at bridesmaid and bridal beauty captured at Coles Garden. Kristina is an absolute pro when it comes to capturing intimate moments with brides, which is why she’s also an expert when it comes to boudoir photography. Today we’re sharing even more from this shoot with gorgeous hair/makeup from blo. They made each lady look even lovelier with beautiful braids and stylish up dos. And can we just talk about this oh-so-gorg bride? Her glam gown and dreamy veil came courtesy of The Bridal Boutique in Norman. The Lash Lab made the bride’s eyes pop with stunning extensions — a must-have for every bride! Notice something sparkly catching your eye? These engagement stunners came from local OKC jeweler Naifeh Fine Jewelry. The out of this world floral arrangement comes from the talented New Leaf Florist and if you’re crushing over the velvet tufted chair, look no further than Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events for this lovely along with many more rentals to fill your wedding space. So grab your maids and start pinning your favorite beauty looks for the big day!

Romantic Italian Inspired Tabletop Design by Gibson Events

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Photos by Josh McCullock Photography

Lindsay Gibson of Gibson Events‘ vision for this slice of Italy is a true dream! With such an incredible team to bring this to life, we could look at this dreamy inspiration all day! Josh McCullock Photography shot the scenes at this intimate, Italian-inspired chapel, and Pen Weddings caught some incredible behind the scenes footage. Dressed in a gown from Prescott Bridal, the model’s look was completed by hair and makeup from Chelsey Ann Artistry and jewels from Naifeh Fine Jewelry. Abbey Road Catering created the incredible spread of Italian dishes, from the cheese boards and espresso bar to the mussels-topped pasta. Brown Egg Bakery was also inspired by the Tuscan flair and created the sweetest gelato cones for dessert. The scene wouldn’t be complete without the incredible florals from Poppy Lane Design, who added a romantic and organic flair to the day with greenery and spring-hued blooms. Marianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions set the scene providing the table, chairs, flatware, stemware and place settings. The custom calligraphy wedding invitation suite designed by Rachel Kathryn Designs was the finishing touch to this darling Italian fete. With so many wonderful Oklahoma wedding pros involved in this truly al fresco vision, it’s no wonder it was such a beauty! Enjoy!

Video by Pen Weddings

FEATURED VENDORS

design, styling, cruets, wooden bowls with olive oil/vinegar, ribbon, table runners, taper candlesGibson Events

floralPoppy Lane Design

fashionPrescott Bridal

gelato |Brown Egg Bakery

paperRachel Kathryn Designs

catering Abbey Road Catering

hair & makeupChelsey Ann Artistry

photographyJosh McCullock Photography

videoPen Weddings

jewelryNaifeh Fine Jewelry

farm table & benches, cross back chairs, flatware, wine glasses, plates, napkins & candle holdersMarianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions

2017 Looks of Love Contest Winners

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Our Looks of Love Contest has been absolutely incredible! One lucky finalist received the most votes, and we’re excited to announce our 2017 Looks of Love Contest winners are Caitlyn and Austin! Their gorgeous engagements were captured by Abby Roses Photography and we couldn’t be more smitten! We are thrilled to gift this couple with dinner for two on us to a restaurant of their choosing and thanks to The Skirvin Hilton, Caitlyn and Austin will also get a romantic overnight stay and breakfast the next morning!  If you missed their story, check it out along with all the other finalists by visiting our Looks of Love finalist page! Thank you so very much to all those who entered! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Find out how to share your wedding in the next issue of Brides of Oklahoma by clicking here!