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Modern Garden Party Wedding Inspiration from Mayo Event + Design

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Photos by Picturesque Photos by Amanda

Step into this modern garden party wedding inspiration hosted atop the iconic Mayo Hotel captured by Picturesque Photos by Amanda. Mayo Event + Design created a whimsical and enchanting shoot atop the hotel’s rooftop terrace backed by Tulsa’s urban downtown district. The French Bouquet arranged an array of vibrant flowers against a bold green-grassed boxwood backdrop from Party Pro Rents. Acrylic tiered cake stands displaying sparkly doughnuts and playful tea sandwiches from The Mayo‘s catering team adorned the custom marble linens. The gold polka dot dishes and tea cup added a modern spin on traditional English tea, the quintessential garden party piece. Bringing the soiree to life, the oh-so-lovely model bride started in a flowing Pronovias ball gown then transitioned into a ruffled crop-top design custom made by Bridal Couture by Sonni. Faccia Bella set the bride’s looks with bold bridal makeup and elegant, retro curls. A cotton candy champagne toast aside the asymmetric cake design by Icing on the Top was the perfect end to the whimsical setting! Isn’t it lovely?! Enjoy!


Photography | Picturesque Photos by Amanda

Venue & Catering | The Mayo Hotel

Planner | Mayo Event + Design

Hair & Makeup | Faccia Bella

Two Piece Gown | Bridal Couture by Sonni

Floral | The French Bouquet

Cake & Doughnuts | Icing on the Top

Stationery | The Inviting Place

Rentals | Party Pro Rents

Lighting | Empire Event Lighting and Design

Tesori Bridal, Chelsea Rackleff

Chic Aloft Hotel Engagement Shoot from Deisy Photography

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Photos by Deisy Photography

We cannot get enough of Lisa and Shane’s chic Aloft Hotel engagement shoot captured by Deisy Photography. The two met each other at a mutual friend’s album release show in the city and have been inseparable ever since. Shane asked Lisa the most important question one night after he recreated their very first date together. Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown was the perfect backdrop for this stylish couple’s engagement shoot! While we are seriously crushing on the rooftop scene, how much fun do the images on the lawn look as well?!

This lovely couple is going to be joined together on November 5th at The Magnolia Room coordinated by Ariana Simms with Aisle Be With You. Lisa is planning to have a modern industrial wedding with with a touch of elegance incorporating jewel tones and gold accents. We cannot wait to see this couple’s big day come together!

Incredible Proposal Video – Watch Here

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Here at Brides of Oklahoma we are obsessed with fun, creative proposals, and when we came across Zac Zlatic’s incredible proposal video we just had to share! Secrets are the most fun part about elaborate proposals, and how awesome that the entire movie theater filled with family and friends was in on Zac’s plan?! It was definitely difficult to hold back our tears once Zac’s now fiance Kelly realizes what’s happening – the entire thing is like a scene from a romantic comedy! Take our word for it and watch this awesome video now! Cheers to Zac and Kelly – we wish you a lifetime of happiness and more fun adventures together!


Classic Country Club Oklahoma Wedding Captured by Kristen Edwards Photography

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Photos by Kristen Edwards Photography

Amanda and Brad’s classic country club Oklahoma wedding at Gaillardia captured by Kristen Edwards Photography stole our hearts right away! We love how Oklahoma wedding planner Leslie Herring Events worked with the bride to incorporate the bride’s favorite color, gold, into so many of the gorgeous details! Guests received beautiful gold invitations from No Regrets and enjoyed accommodations from The Skirvin. Amanda was stunning with hair and makeup from Chelsey Ann Artistry, and the florals from Poppy Lane Desing were lovely as always. The beautiful ballroom was decked out with rentals from Mood Party Rentals and lighting from Innovative Event Solutions. Let’s talk about the incredible entertainment! Guests were treated to Oklahoma Strings, Bag Piper William Tetrick, and danced the night away to Squad Live – all booked through Box Talent Agency! At the end of the magical evening Amanda and Brad were whisked away by King’s Limousine. Read more of Amanda and Brad’s sweet story in the full gallery, and cheers to the happy couple!


Accommodations | The Skirvin Hilton

Catering, Venue | Gaillardia Country Club

Decor/Rentals | Mood Party Rentals

Entertainment | Squad Live, Oklahoma Strings, William Tetrick – Box Talent Agency

Florist | Poppy Lane Design

Hair & Makeup | Chelsey Ann Artistry

Invitation | No Regrets

Lighting | Innovative Event Solutions

Photography | Kristen Edwards Photography

Transportation | King’s Limousine

Wedding Planner | Leslie Herring Events


All About Custom Gowns with Bridal Couture by Sonni

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For some brides, the search for the perfect wedding gown can be stressful and disappointing. Well fear not! We have the answer for this very real struggle! Bridal Couture by Sonni designs and creates premium custom couture bridal gowns, made to order for each individual bride. Located in South Tulsa, owner and lead designer Sonni Jackson specializes in creating the “dream dress” for brides from scratch. Trust us when we say these gowns are GORGEOUS! We sat down with Sonni to get the inside scoop on how brides can go from mess to YES!

What type of gowns do you make?
Because we start from scratch with every dress we create, the sky is the limit! Every bride we work with has a unique style and personality and our job is to bring that out in her dress! The types of gowns we fashion are as different as the brides they were created for.

Why should brides consider a custom gown?
There are many benefits to having a custom wedding dress, but the top two reasons would be freedom of design and the impeccable fit. A common problem brides have when starting the process of finding their dream dresses, is finding ONE dress with all of the different details they want. Because every dress we do is 100% custom, there are no design limitations and we can take all the different details the bride likes and make them into one perfect dress! Every bride’s body is unique, which is why we custom pattern each dress to the bride’s exact measurements – no “standard sizing” chart. This is the only way to ensure the dress will have an impeccable fit!

Where do you get your fabrics? 
We spent years (and continue to spend time) finding the best of the best fabrics for our brides! We source our fabrics from all around the world! Places like New York, San Francisco, the United Kingdom and Paris to name a few. This fall, we will be traveling all the way to Israel to source some of their one-of-a-kind luxurious fabrics!
What if a bride has no idea what she wants? How do you help her create the prefect gown? 
It is totally fine for a bride to not know what she wants in a wedding dress! There are so many options out there and it can quickly become very confusing. We take the time to sit down with each bride to get to know her and her personality and style. We will look through pictures and fabrics to figure out her likes and dislikes. Usually after an hour or so we have a beautiful design in mind and can start sketching for her!

How do you ensure the dress will fit? 

The only way to ensure a dress will have a perfect fit is to take her exact measurements and draft a custom pattern to those measurements! We also do a series of fittings to ensure the dress is laying and looking right on the bride. We have three fittings solely dedicated to making sure the fit is perfect before we start adding lace or embellishments. We also do this for the brides that are in the process of toning up before their wedding! We want to make sure all of their hard work pays off and that they look and feel stunning in their wedding dress!
How much does it cost to create a custom gown with Bridal Couture by Sonni
Because every dress is so unique, the price varies from dress to dress. The two biggest factors in creating a custom wedding dress are the fabric selection and design complexity. We import our fabrics from all over the world and work with only the best makers. Some of our most luxe fabrics can vary significantly in price from one to another, but we ensure all of them are of unsurpassed quality. The complexity of the design is another big factor. Some dresses are simple and take less fittings and time to finish, while other dresses are very complex and may require extra fittings and time. The best way to figure out what any one dress will cost, is to book an appointment so we can get to know the bride and create a plan to make her the perfect dress.