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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!


Awe-Inspiring Metallic Wedding Details

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With chillier weather comes the metallic wedding details! Try incorporating a dose of gold or silver to your wedding details for an elegant touch or go full on mixed metals for a wowing scene. We’ve gathered just a few of our favorite eye-catching details in gold, silver, copper and champagne for you to peruse. Be prepared to pin your faves!


All Things Cake | Kristina Gaines Photography

Aubrey Marie Photography | Moliere Bridal (bridal gown) | Leslie Herring Events


Emerson Events | Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events | Birdie Blooms | Amanda Watson Photography

Paper + More | Eventures | Tara Lokey Photography

Poppy Lane Design | Gibson Events | Josh McCullock Photography


Eventures | New Leaf Florist | Tara Lokey Photography


Party Pro Rents | The French Bouquet | Aaron Snow Photography


Amy Cakes | Emerson Events | Candi Coffman Photography


Party Pro Rents | Touies Design | Ever Something Event Styling | Watson & Payne


The French Bouquet | The Mayo Event + Design | Brittney Ashton Photography

Parisian Garden Inspired Wedding from Judy Lehmbeck Bridal & Party

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Photos by Amanda Watson Photography

Straight out of a storybook Parisian garden fairytale, we’re so in love with Meg and Matt’s gorgeous wedding planned by Judy Lehmbeck Bridal & Party. With the reception set at a private residence, the couple had free reign to create the most spectacular set-up with help from Marianne’s Rentals and Innovative Event Solutions. Strung lights, hanging pink umbrellas and florals and gold, black and white table decor set the scene for the lovely al fresco evening! Guests danced in the garden to live music from Dave and the Wavetones of Box Talent Agency, and celebrated the couple with a decadent five-layer floral embellished cake from Amy Cakes. Meg stunned in her gorgeous strapless lace wedding gown, while her bridesmaids took her side in dresses from Prim. The evening of love and celebration was all captured by Cameron Wilson Videographers, giving this sweet couple the gift of reliving their special day for a lifetime! Cheers to these newlyweds!


Accommodations | Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel

Bridesmaids’ Attire | Prim

Cake | Amy Cakes

Decor/Rentals | Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events

Entertainment | Box Talent Agency – Dave and the Wavetones

Lighting | Innovative Event Solutions

Registry | Bebe’s

Photobooth | Route 66 Photobooth

Photography | Amanda Watson Photography

Rings | Naifeh Fine Jewelry

Videography | Cameron Wilson Videographers

Wedding Planner | Judy Lehmbeck Bridal & Party

Holiday Beauty Tips & Tricks from Oklahoma Wedding Hair & Makeup Pros

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Tis the season to look fabulous, but between the frigid weather, late nights and stress, the holidays can sometimes wreak havoc on our beauty routine! We enlisted the help of our trusted Oklahoma wedding hair and makeup pros from local salons to give us the latest beauty scoop just in time for your festivities. Read on for their expert tips and tricks:

Malorie Avaline – Beauty Unveiled
If you know that you want to wear your hair down for your wedding day or holiday event then you want to make sure it is looking extra healthy! Going to your stylist for regular trims and conditioning treatments leading up to the big event will ensure your hair is in its best condition.

I’ve had this conversation so much lately that I think every woman should know this golden rule: Do not turn the temperature on your hot tools (flat iron and curling iron) up higher than it needs to be for your hair type. This can cause major damage and breakage. Hello split ends and color fadage! Yikes. For fine hair never go above 375°, for medium texture hair keep between 400-420° and for coarse hair types you can go up to the highest heat when needed but make sure you are using a heat protectant.  – Malorie Avaline – Beauty Unveiled

Brushed Salon and Makeup Studio
Right now its all about skin! The canvas has to look great before you paint it. Aside from drinking water and getting plenty of sleep, beauty oils have been my best friend for myself and my clients. The MAC prep and prime essential oil or the Tarte Maracuja oil can be put directly on the face or mixed with a moisturizer. It can also be mixed with a foundation to make it look a little more like skin instead of going and buying a whole new bottle of foundation for winter. I also love the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with aloe, herbs and rosewater. It’s heaven in a bottle. You can use it before, during and after makeup and anytime of day for a quick kick of moisture.

Lashes are another thing people are concerned about. I always have plenty of lashes on hand. Demi wispies can help you conquer the world and are a quick pick me up!  Lash extensions are also an amazing option here at Brushed. They are totally worth the investment and are life changing! – Brushed Salon and Makeup Studio

Profile Concierge Hair Services
For a fresh take on holiday party glamour, try dialing down the impact level. Instead of the typical voluminous blowout with a smoky eye and red lip, go for dewy, glowing skin (lit from within using a product like MAC strobe cream in your highlight zones under your foundation) with a neutral eye lid and graphic liner.

To keep your hair and skin ready for all the winter work it will have to do, hydrate constantly – don’t let your water bottle leave your sight! Use a great moisturizer daily. Slough off the dead skin cells with a homemade sugar scrub! Give your scrub a holiday upgrade, and add cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves to make it a gingerbread scrub worthy of all the wintery feels! – Profile Concierge Hair Services

A great tip for curling your own hair for any holiday party is waiting to comb through your curls until the end. Just let the curls drop from the iron and leave it to cool. Then run your fingers through your hair at the very end to loosen them. Letting them cool first will ensure a better hold!

For better hold in your hairstyle, we highly recommend a heat styling spray before you curl. We use styling products that are heat protectant and setting which gives your hair great hold, even before hairspray. – blo.

AnnElyse Salon & Spa
A little texturizing spray will always work wonders with any hair type! Our favorite is by Short Sexy Hair called Play Dirty. It’s good for giving volume and definition to curls to longer hair or piecing out a cute pixie cut.

When doing a winged eyeliner, if you mess up and make the tip too long or uneven, you can go back with a bit of cream concealer on a flat concealer brush to clean up the edges & make the wing smaller, rather than wiping the liner off and starting all over. – AnnElyse Salon & Spa