No More Dead Batteries!

No More Dead Batteries with Belkin

For any new couple, exciting new things are inevitably around the corner.  Whether it’s the purchase of a new house, getting a new job or simply enjoying dinner every evening as husband and wife - there’s always a reason to celebrate! So bring on the party!

Today’s Smartphones and tablets are the ultimate tools for party planning – from researching and planning the food and drinks, to making the guest list and sending invitations, and certainly for providing music for your occasion!   After that workout, there are bound to be a few phones and tablets on low battery or with dead batteries. The Belkin Universal Home Charger is the perfect solution for keeping the party going!  Equipped to charge the greatest number of devices on the market, the Belkin Charger easily becomes the only charger you (or your guests) will ever need!

Extremely fast and extremely small, plug it into any wall outlet and the Belkin Charger seamlessly blends in without blocking other plugs, charging your dead batteries without preventing you from using other electronics. At just 15 grams, it weighs less than a few quarters in your pocket—convenience is key, right?

So, if you’re throwing your first party as newlyweds or if you’re looking for a great gift for another bride and groom, the Belkin Universal Home Charger is a must-have for anyone who wants to avoid dead batteries at inopportune times!

This Wedding Ideas Technology Tip of the Week is brought to you by Lawrence Ross of Verizon Oklahoma.

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Colorful Destination Wedding

Kali and Chase held an amazing colorful destination wedding in the vacation hotspot, Cabo!

Colorful Destination Wedding

Colorful Destination Wedding

While putting together the look of her wedding, Kali felt like no three colors could really capture the bright and colorful theme that she wanted, so she decided to throw caution to the wind and used them all. Inspired by the bright colors of Mexican heritage, Kali begin to piece together a wedding that was as vibrant and bright as the love she shared with her fiancé.

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Once Kali met Lisa George, she knew that she had met the perfect photographer for her big day. They coordinated the travel arrangements, and Lisa and Kali pieced together a game plan for Kali’s south of the border wedding. Throughout the entire trip, Lisa kept Kali at ease by keeping ahead of the wedding, and making sure that all details were handled so Kali could enjoy her big day.

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The bridesmaids wore long coral chiffon gowns that featured beautiful floral detailing along the shoulder. The dresses were bright and effervescent, much like the lovely women who wore them. While the bridesmaids looked lovely, Kali was the true gem in her breathtaking gown.

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Going against the tradition of simple gowns for beach weddings, Kali wore a full ball gown which featured an intricate design of ruffles covering the entire skirt. The ruffles perfectly captured the beauty of the ocean, with its ruffles that looked like elegant waves all along Kali’s gown.

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The fashion didn’t stop with the bridal party, each groomsmen was the vision of effortless beach style with gray trousers, simple white shirts, and classic navy ties. Much like his bride, Chase was the standout of his party. Channeling his inner Justin Timberlake, Chase wore a non-traditional navy suit with a classic gray tie.

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Once the formalities were through, the wedding party was ready to dance the night away, and they kicked off the celebration with a traditional Mexican welcome from a Mariachi band.

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The reception was a vision in pinks, purples, yellows, oranges, and greens. Each table featured a breathtaking arrangement of bright blooms that captured the colorful fiesta theme. The party really started once the band began to entertain the guests, and soon everyone was on the dance floor.

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The evening ended with a late night dip in the pool for many of the guests, and with the newlyweds capturing a few last moonlit pictures so that they could forever remember their perfect night.

Photo Credit: LG Photography

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Pink Romantic Vintage Wedding

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When Kayla started the wedding planning process, there were a few things she knew for sure; she wanted to feature a vintage collection of hand painted glass that her grandmother had collected, she wanted to feature over the top flowers throughout the entire wedding, and she wanted to host a wedding full of pink romantic vintage items.

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To execute her vintage vision, Kayla and her mother began the decorating process over a year in advance, searching through antique stores for pieces that would accentuate her grandmother’s collection of vintage glass. They began to put together a look that would be perfect for the vintage day Kayla had always dreamed of.

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Kayla’s love for all things antique grew from the admiration she had for her grandmother’s collection of hand painted glass bridal baskets. The 28 piece collection featured soft delicate glass pieces that were created in the early 1900s. The baskets were traditionally used as gifts for newlywed brides, and now they would see new life as centerpieces for Kayla’s big day.

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Once she had her antiques, Kayla now could focus on her floral vision for the wedding. Kayla spent her college days at Baylor, and working at a local florist in Waco, Texas. Throughout her days working there, she shared her dream visions of bridal bouquets with her coworkers while arranging other girls dream bouquets. Now that her day had arrived, her closest friend at the florist came through, and created Kayla’s dream bouquet.

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The bouquet featured a show stopping combination of blush, and soft green florals. Billowing blush peonies filled the bouquet, giving it a vintage romantic feel that perfectly captured Kayla’s vision.

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Once the details were executed, Kayla enlisted her entire family to take on the biggest task of the entire decoration process. She planned to take the simple hall where she had her reception, and transform it into an elegant venue completely bathed in shades of pink. To get her vision right, Kayla had the entire hall draped in pink fabric from ceiling to floor.

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Kayla had always dreamed of marrying in her mother’s garden, so she brought in a gazebo for her sweetheart table to sit beneath and brought in hundreds of beautiful plants so that her guests were transported to a beautiful garden while visiting with the newlyweds.

Kayla is now able to forever enjoy the beauty of her day thanks to the work of S&S Productions, who tirelessly worked to capture every last detail of the entire day. They went beyond their call of duty and created incredible images for Kayla, so that she can enjoy the beauty for a lifetime.

Photo Credit: S&S Productions

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Bridal Boudoir Empowerment : Adoralee OKC Boudoir

 

We always talk about boudoir being a gift for your husband, but the truth is a boudoir shoot is so much more than that. Boudoir is empowerment, and helps us see ourselves like everyone else does, strong and beautiful. At Adoralee Boudoir Studio, OKC boudoir specialists, they are helping brides everywhere find that feeling of empowerment before they head down the aisle.

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As brides all of us are subject to so much judgment with our appearance. We go to a bridal boutique with all our girlfriends, are expected to fit into the sample size dress and have to look in the mirror and ask ourselves if we look beautiful enough. It’s a tough thing for girls of any size, and it’s a shame because we are all gorgeous no matter what we’re wearing.

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As a newlywed I was facing this exact problem before I walked down the aisle. I had been to more than a couple fittings for my wedding dress, and the look of the dress on me was really starting to have an effect. I kept thinking, if only my hips were narrower, my legs longs, my arms thinner, THEN I would be beautiful. It’s so easy to fall into this trap when you spend so much time worrying over the way you’re going to look on your wedding day.

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Just when I felt like there was no hope, and I was going to look like a white whale walking down the aisle, I decided that I would do a boudoir shoot. I went into Adoralee wanting to create a special gift for my soon-to-be husband, but left with so much more.
I went through my session nervous as can be, but my photographer Ashley kept assuring me how amazing I looked. The worst part was waiting in the viewing room to see what the pictures look like, but when the screen turned on I got much more than I bargained for.
As I looked through the un-retouched images, I didn’t see a bride nervous about how she’d look in her wedding dress, but instead I saw the woman that is going to be a wife soon & a woman that is undeniably sexy.

It was just what I needed, to finally see myself like my husband sees me. I left Adoralee that day with my head held high and maybe even a little extra swing in my walk. And let me tell you, I had my very last dress fitting that same week & I looked absolutely stunning on wedding day just like I know you all will.

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For details on how to sign up for a free boudoir session with Adoralee Boudoir Studio visit http://okcweddingideas.com/okcboudoir

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Have an Event? There’s a Card For That! Try Postable App Today!

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When all the wedding cake has been eaten and all of your gifts are unwrapped, there’s only one thing left to do—show your guests that you appreciate them celebrating your big day with you and your new spouse!  While there are numerous ways to show your appreciation, nothing can compare to receiving a beautiful, hand-written card in the mail. But the idea of writing and mailing hundreds of “thank-you” notes could take you into your first anniversary.

The Postable App Changes That!

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The Postable app can make mailing cards easier and more enjoyable. By sending your guests an online request, they can add their mailing information directly into your address book so you don’t have to search for hundreds of home addresses.  Plus, you can upload your favorite wedding photo to make your note even more personal.

 Once the addresses are collected, the fun of selecting which “thank you” card begins. Whether you wish to send thank you cards, a save-the-date note, or even an invitation to the wedding itself, the Postable app handles the message and the mailing. Postable’s customizable, ultra-realistic handwriting fonts will never leave the content appearing impersonal.  Your guests will love the thought you put into the creative card.

By handling the printing and mailing, Postable app can ensure an exquisite card your guests won’t soon forget.

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This week’s Wedding Ideas App of the Week is brought to you by Scott Caul of Verizon Oklahoma. 

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Including Your Dog in Your Wedding

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As you’re planning the biggest day of your life, your start to list off all the important people that you want involved in your big day. Your mom, your sister, brother, groom, but what about your dog. That sweet little pup of yours has been a part of your and your fiancé’s life, so why not include them into your wedding plan. Here’s our list of tips for incorporating your dog into your wedding day.

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    • Dress Them Up!
      • You & your wedding party are all dressed in your very best, so why not include your dog in on all the fun. Your guests will be certain to ooh and ah over a sweet pup in wedding attire on your big day. There are so many looks to choose from when it comes to dog special occasion, really your imagination is the limit. We love seeing a traditional bowtie for a dressed up dog, or if you’re looking for something a little dressier you can choose a collared shirt or white dress for your dog.Dog in Wedding
    • Give Them a Job!
      • A busy dog is a happy dog. And on your wedding day this couldn’t be truer. Depending on the temperament of your dog, you might decide to entrust them with some big task, like being your ring bearer, or if they’re a little more shy have them be a part of the reception so they can enjoy a couple belly rubs while letting loose. You might look into brushing your pooch up on their obedience before the big day, because you want them to be on their best behavior.

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  • Strike a Pose!
      • Having your dog take part in your wedding is such a sweet notion that you will certainly want to have images to remember the day by forever. Most dogs aren’t too keen on sitting in one spot for more than 10 minutes, so before your big day rolls around take a couple days to practice. Have your pooch sit in one spot and even take a few images of him sitting there, make sure to practice using flash so it won’t scare him off during portraits. Reward him for his good behavior, and you will be certain to have a well behaved pooch.

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Perfect Your Wedding Registry From the Comfort of Your Own Home with Zola

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Creating your wedding registry can be one of the more exciting (not to mention relaxing) aspects of planning a wedding. Along with choosing a venue, inviting your guests and finding the perfect photographer, creating your gift registry is as easy as sitting on your couch—because that is all it takes!

Introducing Zola, an app that allows you to create and manage your registry from anywhere. Easily browse through Zola’s collection of gifts, honeymoon funding options and Group Gifting options. For couples who want to receive gifts after they are settled into their new home, the Send it Later feature in Zola allows you to receive your gifts at a later time.

The new BLENDER feature allows you and your fiancé to view the entire Wedding Registry Zola Appcollection of home furnishings, kitchen appliances and barware; swipe right to add to your existing collection or left to pass. See something in-store you love, like the WeMo Switch at Verizon? Use the Zola barcode scanner to add it to your registry.

Personalize your Zola wedding registry even more by uploading photos and writing notes to your guests telling them why you chose certain gifts to be on your registry. Stay up-to-date directly from your phone—is there really anything easier?

This week’s Wedding Ideas App of the Week is brought to you by Natasha Smith of Verizon Oklahoma.

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PINK AND WHITE VINTAGE WEDDING

Bailey and Jon’s wedding is a prime example of how classic bridal style can withstand the test of time, and is the perfect example of girly southern charm.

Bailey and Jon’s vintage wedding is a prime example of how classic bridal style can withstand the test of time, and is the perfect example of girly southern charm. Their vintage wedding contained details that have an old-school flair but adapt well to a modern setting.

As the bride was getting ready for her big day, she and her entire bridal party wore darling matching robes which featured a monogram on each one. You know our theory on monograms, if it ain’t nailed down, monogram it!

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As the bride was getting ready for her big day, she and her entire bridal party wore darling matching robes which featured a monogram on each one. You know our theory on monograms, if it ain’t nailed down, monogram it!

The bride carried a sweet bouquet of blush pink roses and baby’s breath in this vintage wedding, while the bridesmaids carried four stems of the same roses with a satin rosette detail on the flower wrap.

Bailey and Jon’s wedding is a prime example of how classic bridal style can withstand the test of time, and is the perfect example of girly southern charm.

The groom & his guys stepped up their traditional style in khaki tuxes which perfectly complimented the bride’s vision of soft charm and elegance for the big day.

The groom & his guys stepped up their traditional style in khaki tuxes which perfectly complimented the bride’s vision of soft charm and elegance for the big day. They also wore blush pink roses as boutonnieres which provided a soft touch of color for each of the guys.

While the guys looked handsome in their ensembles, the girls were true visions of southern charm wearing blush satin gowns.

While the guys looked handsome in their ensembles, the girls were true visions of vintage wedding southern charm wearing blush satin gowns, which featured a sweetheart neckline and a nude colored sash to tie the look together. The bride wore a beautiful satin A-line gown that had soft lace detailing all along the gown, topped off with a traditional veil and elegant strand of pearls. To complete her look, she wore nude shoes that had a beautiful vintage brooch adorning the toe of each shoe.

The wedding cake was pure perfection and featured alternating tiers of blush and white.

The wedding cake was pure perfection and featured alternating tiers of blush and white.

The wedding cake was pure perfection and featured alternating tiers of blush and white. The white tier had a diamond patter piped in the softest shade of pink, and the blush tiers has rosettes covering them which looked precisely like the bridal party’s bouquets. To top the look off, the cake featured beautiful silver “Mr.  & Mrs.” cake topper. A lovely end to a lovely vintage wedding.

Bailey and Jon’s wedding is a prime example of how classic bridal style can withstand the test of time, and is the perfect example of girly southern charm.

Photo Credit: LG Photography

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Bachelorette Party Inspiration: Fiesta Theme

Your bachelorette party is one of the best times of the wedding planning process, and celebrating with a fun Fiesta theme is the perfect way to celebrate.

Your bachelorette party is one of the best times of the wedding planning process, and celebrating with a fun Fiesta theme is the perfect way to celebrate. It’s a night for you and your best gals to let loose, forget the stress of wedding planning, and celebrate the last of your single days.

With all the different ideas on Pinterest, there are a number of ways to celebrate your bachelorette party. Today we’ll be sharing some Fiesta themed ideas that are sure to inspire your on bachelorette soiree.

Your bachelorette party is one of the best times of the wedding planning process, and celebrating with a fun Fiesta theme is the perfect way to celebrate.

The reason I chose a Fiesta theme for my bachelorette party, is because I love the bright colors that are involved. I mean, what says party more than hot pink, turquoise, lime green, and purple all together in one pattern. Plus, it gave me a great excuse to get these amazing hot pink Kendra Scott studs!

One of my absolute favorite gifts from my bachelorette party was this AMAZING sombrero fascinator! I mean, it had a veil and everything. I’m still trying to find a way to work it into my everyday wardrobe. Another essential element of any bachelorette party is sweets, and those were covered by my amazing Fiesta themed sugar cookies. They had everything from piñatas to sombreros, and some even had my wedding date!

Your bachelorette party is one of the best times of the wedding planning process, and celebrating with a fun Fiesta theme is the perfect way to celebrate.Your bachelorette party is one of the best times of the wedding planning process, and celebrating with a fun Fiesta theme is the perfect way to celebrate.Your bachelorette party is one of the best times of the wedding planning process, and celebrating with a fun Fiesta theme is the perfect way to celebrate.Your bachelorette party is one of the best times of the wedding planning process, and celebrating with a fun Fiesta theme is the perfect way to celebrate.Your bachelorette party is one of the best times of the wedding planning process, and celebrating with a fun Fiesta theme is the perfect way to celebrate.

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Life of the Party

Kacie and her fiancé, Jacob, have always been the life of the party, so when they started the wedding planning process they knew they wanted to host a wedding that would not be soon forgotten.

Kacie and her fiancé, Jacob, have always been the life of the party, so when they started the wedding planning process they knew they wanted to host a wedding that would not be soon forgotten.

Kacie and her fiancé, Jacob, have always been the life of the party, so when they started the wedding planning process they knew they wanted to host a wedding that would not be soon forgotten.

Kacie first met Jacob at a Christian sports camp back in 2006. The two hit it off and had a summer camp romance, but like many, it fizzled out as camp came to a close. Not one to give up, Jacob sent Kacie flowers and love letters after the camp, but Kacie wasn’t sure he was “the one.” After six years of pouring his heart out, Kacie realized that Jacob was the man she wanted to spend the rest of her life with, and the two quickly began planning her dream wedding.

The wedding ceremony took place in the bride’s hometown at a local church. Kacie has always considered herself a Daddy’s Girl, so she decided she wanted to have a special moment with him before the biggest moment of her life. The two shared an extra-special first look, where Kacie’s father got to see his daughter one last time before he gave her away. Once she saw the man who would be giving her away, Kacie then shared a first look with her husband-to-be.

Kacie and her fiancé, Jacob, have always been the life of the party, so when they started the wedding planning process they knew they wanted to host a wedding that would not be soon forgotten.

While Jacob has always been a goofy guy, this first look was one filled with emotion and pure joy. As Jacob saw his bride-to-be for the first time, he couldn’t help but shed tears of happiness, because he knew of the wonderful future the two would share together.

Following the ceremony, the couple went to Kacie’s parents, where the reception would take place, and got ready to dance the night away. Kacie and Jacob danced under a canopy of twinkling lights, and shared the evening with all of their closest family and friends. As the night wore on, Kacie changed into her getaway outfit, which was a sweet white chiffon dress and navy Toms that were decorated with her new last name. The couple danced a few more dances, and then were sent off to start their life together as Mr. and Mrs. Mullins.

Following the wedding, the couple decided that they were going to do a day-after wedding photoshoot with Lisa George. Kacie and Jacob put back on their wedding attire, and spent an afternoon posing against a vintage truck, getting all the fun shots they wanted. Kacie loved the idea of doing this, because all the stress of the wedding had passed and the couple was able to just have fun. Working with Lisa was Kacie’s best experience because of her great skill and her ability to calm even the most nervous of brides. Following the wedding Kacie felt like not only did she have an amazing photographer, but also like she had gained a new friend.

Kacie and her fiancé, Jacob, have always been the life of the party, so when they started the wedding planning process they knew they wanted to host a wedding that would not be soon forgotten.

Kacie and her fiancé, Jacob, have always been the life of the party, so when they started the wedding planning process they knew they wanted to host a wedding that would not be soon forgotten.

Photography: LG Photography

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