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Wedding Fashion Trends of 2016

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This year has been full of statement making looks for brides and bridesmaids! Take a look at these trending looks that have us in style heaven, and stay tuned each day to see what trends we hope stick around for 2017! Cheers to the new year!

Illusion Pieces

Designers have taken illusion detailing beyond the neckline to the bodice, arms and back for the biggest bridal trend of 2016! Push the fashion envelope with this striking look.


Emily Ann Hughes Photography | XO Events & Design | Chelsey Ann Artistry | J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon


BeLoved Bridal Boutique | Kindt Events | Trichology Salon | Atherial Makeup and Skin Studio | Tony Foss Flowers | Randy Coleman Photography


RL Bridal & Prom | Blo. | Faccia Bella | Watson & Payne | Ever Something Photography


Bella Rose Bridal | BeLoved Bridal Boutique | Blo. | Faccia Bella | Watson & Payne | Ever Something Event Styling

Complementing Bridesmaids

While not a new trend, we can’t ignore the growing popularity of complementing bridesmaid gowns. We adore seeing the different styles blended to make one cohesive bridal party!


Prim | Traina Photography


Prim | Lexi Faught Hair and Makeup | Juniper Designs | Sarah Libby Photography

Intricate Beading

Why worry about a statement necklace when you can make jaws drop with intricate beading. Heads are sure to turn with this dramatic style!


J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon | Poppy Lane Design | Faccia Bella | Josh McCullock Photography | Leslie Herring Events


J.J. Kelly Bridal Salon | Blo. | Aubrey Marie Photography | Leslie Herring Events


Prescott Bridal | Faccia Bella | Ever Something Event Styling | Kelbert McFarland Photography

Suit Style

We love that grooms now more than ever have the freedom to go beyond the traditional black tux and show off a more edgy side with suites in a variety of shades. Our favorite trending shade is burgundy!



Juniper Designs | Jamie Jones Photography


Kristina Gaines Photography

Oklahoma Wedding Decor Trends from 2016

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Today we’re continuing our recap of all the fabulous trends we’ve spotted in 2016 with gorgeous wedding decor as seen throughout the pages of Brides of Oklahoma! This year has been full of creative and colorful decor all centered around celebration. These are just a few of the decorative trends we loved this year and hope to see carried into 2017!

Styled Bars

The newest rental trend sweeping weddings this year has been styled bars! Your guests will be frequenting this area all evening long, so you might as well make it a focal piece! Use extravagant blooms, hand-made artwork or unique rental pieces to create your own special station.


The Mayo Event + Design | Eventures | Mary Murray’s Flowers | Empire Lighting | The Inviting Place | Picturesque Photos by Amanda


Eventures | New Leaf Florist | Culinary Kitchen | Tara Lokey Photography | Marland Mansion


Ideas in Ice | Judy Lehmbeck Bridal & Party | Innovative Event Solutions | Ace Cuervo Photography


Party Pro Rents | Erica Weddings | The Garden Trug | Redeemed Productions | Paper Girl

Floral-Adorned Signage

Last year’s trending signage was filled with calligraphy, and this year’s trend was floral-adorned signage pieces. We love the colorful addition the blooms and greenery add to the decor!


Touies Design | Poppy Lane Design | Sarah Libby Photography


Ever Something Event Styling | Jake Fowler Photography


Birdie Blooms | Gibson Events | Brett Heidebrecht Photography


Ever Something Event Styling | Emily Ann Hughes Photography

Lovely Lounges

Lounge spaces are showing up at more and more events and we love how many options brides have to make these space their own! From luxurious settings to cozy seating with an eclectic spin, unique lounge spaces have become an absolute hit with guests.


Eventures | New Leaf Florist | Tara Lokey Photography | Marland Mansion


Ruby’s Vintage Rentals | Aisle Be With You | Tony Foss Flowers | Deisy Photography | McGranahan Barn


Mood Party Rental | Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events | Ace Cuervo Photography



Ruby’s Vintage Rentals | Mood Party Rentals | Poppy Lane Design | McGranahan Barn | Holli B. Photography

Oklahoma Wedding Cake and Catering Trends of 2016

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Today we’re looking back at our favorite wedding cake and catering trends of 2016, and we have to say this year has been packed full of delicious cakes and mouth watering bites! Enjoy perusing these tasty treat trends and if you’re not hungry now, you will be soon! 

Edible Details

We’ve seen so many yummy sugar flowers and edible details on cakes, they almost look too good to eat! Many of these sweet adornments were seen on the pages of our Current Confections cake editorial shoot this year and it is a trend everyone is using!


Ms. Laura’s Cakes | Kristina Gaines Photography


Mishelle Handy Cakes | Kristina Gaines Photography


Icing on the Top | Picturesque Photos by Amanda


Amy Cakes | Ever Something Event Styling | Ely Fair Photography

Entrees & On Trays

We love full-size plated entrees paired with bite sized versions as passed appetizers! Our team of talented Oklahoma caterers showcased their most creative duos in our Entrees & On Trays catering shoot from the 2016 issues. Check out the full shoot here!



Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse | Jessica Tucker Photography



The Chalkboard | Jessica Tucker Photography

Hand Painted Cakes

Our cake artists are truly nothing short of spectacular, and these hand-painted wedding cakes speak for themselves! Customizable to any color palette, these soft, romantic cakes are perfect for the bride looking to make a statement.


Andrea Howard Cakes


Amy Cakes | Kristina Gaines Photography


Andrea Howard Cakes | Kristina Gaines Photography


These adorable treats are the perfect accent to any dessert display! Nothing says romance quite like these French-inspired bites.  Whether they’re on cakes or served alone, we can’t get enough!


Brown Egg Bakery | Ely Fair Photography


Round House BakeryKristina Gaines Photography

Oklahoma Wedding Floral Trends from 2016

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2016 is coming to a close and we’ve loved every minute of it! As we wrap up another year of sharing the most fabulous Oklahoma weddings and the talented vendors that brought them to life, we couldn’t help but reflect on some of our favorite wedding details found within the pages of the mags. Over the next week, we’ll be looking back at our favorite wedding trends found in the 2016 issues from gorgeous wedding gowns to awe-worthy florals! We’re kicking off the week with a look at our favorite florals. Take a look at these blooming wedding floral trends, and stay tuned each day to see what trends we hope stick around for 2017! Cheers to the new year!

Floral & Greenery Adorned Altars

Embellishing altars with cascading blooms and lush greenery isn’t a new concept, but with an exploding amount of blooms and creativity this season, it’s definitely one we don’t see going out of style any time soon!


Tony Foss Flowers | Ely Fair Photography | The Rooftop at Plenty Mercantile

Poppy Lane Design | Leslie Herring Events | Mood Party Rentals | Tammy Odell Photography | The Stone Barn | The Bridal Boutique | blo.

Birdie Blooms | Gibson Events | Brett Heidebrecht Photography

Artistic Installations

We love to see our local florist get more and more creative with their designs each year. The floral installation and backdrop pieces are the perfect way to incorporate some visual pieces throughout your wedding decor.


Erica Weddings | Redeemed Productions | Hardesty Arts Center | The French Bouquet | Party Pro Rents


Tony Foss Flowers | Traina Photography | The Rooftop at Plenty Mercantile | Andrea Howard Cakesleslieherring_aubreymarie_skirvin_tony_mood_

Leslie Herring Events | Tony Foss Flowers | Aubrey Marie Photography | The Skirvin Hilton | Mood Party Rentalsinspire_trochtas_tammyodell_mood_springsedmond

Inspire Events & Design | Trochta’s Flowers and Garden Center | Tammy Odell Photography | Mood Party Rentals | The Springs in Edmond

Greenery Swag

Maybe one of the hottest wedding trends in 2016 was the incorporation of greenery swag beyond your traditional altar scene or backdrops. Seating to tablescapes were rocking this earthy and organic look this season, and we can’t wait to see how this trend develops in 2017!


Poppy Lane Design | Aaron Snow Photography


Emerson Events | Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events | Mood Party Rentals | Aaron Snow Photography


Tony Foss Flowers | Ruby’s Vintage Rentals | Aisle Be With You | Deisy Photography

Non-Traditional Bridal Floral

We’ll always love a classic bridal bouquet, but we can’t help but swoon over the latest florals we’ve seen brides and bridesmaids carrying (or wearing!) this year. Wristlets, dress swag and even floral garlands have been making appearances at the altar.


Cole Dewey Designs | Amanda Watson Photography | Prim


Ever Something Event Styling | Watson & Payne | Prim | blo. | Faccia Bella

Poppy Lane Design | Amanda Watson Photography | Prim | Trichology Salon | Atherial Makeup and Skin Studio

Marry & Bright

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We feel truly blessed this holiday season to have had the opportunity to work with such fabulous brides and the most amazing Oklahoma vendors on a very special commemorative issue of Brides of Oklahoma. We are looking forward to sharing our 10th Anniversary issue this January and a bright 2017! Happy holidays from the team at Brides of Oklahoma!