Bella Rose Bel Aire Bridal Trunk Show

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If you’re looking to complete your perfect bridal look, then you must stop by Bella Rose Bridal February 20th – 28th for the Bel Aire accessories trunk show.

Bel Aire Bridal creates unique and breathtaking accessories that fit every bridal style and budget. From romantic combs, vintage head wraps, ethereal veils, and glittering belts, Bel Aire Bridal offers it all.

Bella Rose Bridal will be featuring this gorgeous spring line until February 28th, so call 405-340-8105 to book your appointment today!

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Photo Credit: www.belairebridal.com/

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4 Rules for Choosing Statement Necklaces for Bridesmaids

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We absolutely love the idea of choosing over-the-top statement necklaces and accessories to take a simple classic bridesmaid dress, and turn it into a completely fun and fresh look. Follow our four rules to choosing the perfect statement necklace, and your girls will be so thrilled to rock those vibrant baubles down the aisle.

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• Quality VS Cost
• When you’re buying jewelry for a gaggle of girls, even the most affordable of statement jewelry can start to look pricey. But before you go choosing that clearance necklace that’s missing a couple stones, remember that your bridesmaids are going to set the stage for you to walk down the aisle. If the prices are really hurting your pocketbook, check out daily deal sites like GroopDealz.com or Jane.com to find rock bottom prices on quality pieces.
• Color
• While neon yellow and cobalt blue are a killer combination for statement necklaces, this may not be the perfect fit for the style of your wedding. Before you choose the necklaces out, grab a swatch from your color scheme and see how the necklace fits it. This doesn’t mean it has to be the exact color or even shade, but it does need to be complementary to your existing color scheme.
• Neckline Interference
• Before you completely commit to necklaces for everyone, make sure that they won’t interfere with the neckline of the gorgeous dresses you chose for them. The worst thing that can happen when you’re rocking a darling necklace is that it keeps falling inside your dress or it won’t lay flat. Try and do a test run with one of the necklaces with a bridesmaid, or at least consult one of the many online guides of necklace lengths, and where they hit.
• Comfort Level
• Our final tip is to choose necklaces that are not only cute, but that are also comfortable. As a connoisseur of statement jewelry I know very well that sometimes the cutest of pieces can rub my neck the wrong way or even worst, leave me with a rash! So, before you set your heart on any necklace where it around the store for a little while and walk around in it, to make sure you’re choosing some that’s both comfy and cute!

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 Images by Brandon Burton Photography

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DIY Bride, Meet Brit.

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Creating elegance and romance is all in a day’s work for the DIY bride. From creating a dreamy backdrop for reception photos to perfecting your calligraphy for place setting cards, we understand that at times, inspiration doesn’t always come easy.

The Brit+CO app lets you discover thousands of innovative ideas that are both simple and creative. Make your wedding one-of-a-kind with pieces and elements that are unique to you and your new spouse. If you are looking for ways to spice up your wedding aisle or can’t quite find the perfect reception favor to give your guests, the Brit+CO app is ready to help!

The free app includes five categories: DIY, Home, Tech, Food and Style. Easily and quickly discover the most innovative concepts for your DIY wedding. Give your guests a night they won’t soon forget and let your personalities shine throughout the entire soiree.

Follow along with the online classes offered on their website on topics ranging from Photography to Flower Arranging 101. The Master Makers with Brit+CO are itching to share their DIY skills to help you create your dream day.

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

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Rustic Barn Pastel Wedding

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Chelsie’s dream wedding was a rustic soiree full of darling DIY details, and that’s exactly what she achieved. Her rustic barn venue was the perfect backdrop for the soft pastel colors worn by her bridesmaids, and set the stage for a beautiful day that Chelsie would always remember.

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 Chelsie's Barn Wedding

Chelsie’s bridesmaids wore elegant mismatched chiffon gowns with sweet cutout details at the neckline that were true perfection. Chelsie was the true belle of the ball wearing a beaded mermaid gown with an elegant illusion neckline and dramatic ruffled gown. Topped off with an amazing beaded headpiece and birdcage veil, Chelsie’s look was one for the record books.

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 Chelsie's Barn Wedding

To top off all the looks for the bridesmaids and the bride, the girsl all donned gorgeous fur stoles, which gave all the girls a look of timeless elegance.

 Chelsie's Barn Wedding

 Chelsie's Barn Wedding

 Chelsie's Barn Wedding

 Chelsie's Barn Wedding

 Chelsie's Barn Wedding

 Chelsie's Barn Wedding

 Chelsie's Barn Wedding

Vendors:

Photography: Brandon Burton

Catering: Carino’s

Cake: Buy For Less

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Family Tradition

Ashley and Mac are lovers of music and family tradition, so when they began to plan their dream wedding they chose to let these two special details shine. Ashley and her mother took the helm for planning the big day, and the rest of the family joined in to make the day perfect, creating the wedding cake and even the floral arrangements.

The two started to collect treasures from Ashley and Mac’s families to decorate their wedding with. Mac’s family owned an electric company, so Ashley gathered small details like vintage electric signs so that the attendees of her wedding felt like they were not just enjoying beautiful décor but were getting to take a peek into the history of the couple.

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Since Ashley met Mac while photographing his band and they both have a deep love for music, Ashley wanted to incorporate it into her wedding. She decorated with some of Mac’s guitars and spent time creating the perfect playlist for their love story.

As the big day began to approach, Ashley and Mac started looking for the perfect vows that really captured who they are as a couple. Knowing that they wanted something a little untraditional the couple searched high and low until they stumbled upon the perfect words.

“From this moment, I, Ashley take you, Mac as my best friend for life. I pledge to honor, encourage, and support you through our walk together. When our way becomes difficult, I promise to stand by you and uplift you, so that through our union we can accomplish more than we could alone. I promise to work at our love and make you a priority in my life. With every beat of my heart, I will love you. This is my solemn vow.”

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 MacandAshley

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 MacandAshley

On their wedding day Ashley and Mac chose to have a first-look, so that they could share a special and private moment together. As all the chaos of the day began to settle in Ashley was able to take a deep breath and know that she would share that private moment with her husband-to-be, and everything would be just fine.

The wedding day went wonderfully, but what’s a wedding without one little bump. Ashley’s came when the D.J. announced that Ashley and her father would be sharing their first dance. He mistakenly called it the father-daughter dance, so as she and her dad took the dance floor she noticed all the other fathers and daughters joining them. While it wasn’t what she had really envisioned, it turned out to be an even more special moment because she got to share the dance with her two sisters, who did not get the chance to dance with their father at their own weddings.

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Vendors:
Photographer: Modern Love
Catering: Abbey Road

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No More Key Under the Mat

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The honeymoon is over, the gifts have been opened and the countless amounts of stainless steel cookware they received as wedding presents are overflowing from the countertop. Give the newlyweds a gift they can’t help but use (and won’t soon forget)—a Kwikset Kevo electronic house key.

Compatible with an iPhone, iPad or iPod, this electronic house key will turn their new home into a tech savvy oasis. No longer will they be forced to juggle groceries while searching their coat pocket or purse for their house keys. As long as their device or the Kevo fob is nearby, they only have to touch the device with their hand to unlock the door. How easy is that?

Decide to take a spontaneous road trip or are held up at work for a few hours? By sending friends, relatives or the pet sitter a temporary, electronic key through the Kevo app, hiding a spare key under a rock will be a thing of the past! Because the Kwikset Kevo electronic key uses multiple levels of encryption, their new home will be secure and safe.

There’s no better gift than safety, security and convenience. Be sure your wedding gift will be the one they are talking about for years to come.

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

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Forever For Real – Working Through Wedding Planning Stress

Wedding planning, as we all know, can become an all-consuming powerful being in your relationship. It can turn the sweetest of blushing brides into table number obsessed fire breathing dragons, and what’s worse is that most of us will never realize the level of our bridezilla.

Your loving and caring fiancé likely has become the bearer of much of your bridal angst, and at a time when you two should be enjoying one another, instead you are likely feeling tension. I know this for a fact, because I can remember my own bridal meltdowns just a few months ago with my fiancé. We fought about the silliest stuff, like the fact that I ran out of the washi tape I HAD TO HAVE or else our invitations would look tacky.

Being so consumed in wedding planning, it’s difficult to take a step back and evaluate the things that are going wrong. But, I’m a strong believer in starting your marriage out on the right foot and that foot is not one full of stress and wedding angst.

For me and my fiancé, we finally figured out how to handle this when we decided to attend the Forever. For Real. workshop. Like many of you, we’d seen their table set up at every bridal show, but we though why would we go to a 4 hour workshop full of relationship advice. (Clearly, we were in denial over our wedding angst.) One of the girls at the booth told me that if we attend, we’d receive $45 off our marriage license and my inner bargain hunter couldn’t resist.

I signed us up for the very next workshop, and unknowingly we were now on a path of wedding angst recovery. We arrived at our workshop and immediately I was shocked at the number of couples in attendance. We saw people young and old, soon-to-be brides and experienced wives lined up at the sign in table.

I immediately thought that Forever. For Real. must have something figured out if they have repeat customers. My fiancé and I took our seats and awaited the beginning of the workshop. I was 100% expecting some out of touch therapist to take the stage and tell us all what was wrong with our relationship, but was completely wrong. Instead, we had two speakers who were funny, warm, and most importantly had infinite marriage wisdom.

We went over tons of topics, and time was flying by, as soon as we started talking about dealing with stress as a couple, a light bulb immediately went off. We both filled out a form rating our stress, which finally gave us an opportunity to be honest with how we’d been feeling.

Honestly, had I not attended the Forever. For Real. workshop, I don’t know how we’d be handling things today. But, since we attended we have tools to work through stress and other issues in a healthy way, and stay happily married for years to come.

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Wedding Ideas Valentines Day Favorites

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  1. Hartleigh Valentine’s Day Glitter Nail Polish $14
  2. “I Adore You” Gold Kate Spade Bracelet $48
  3. Red Velvet Bow Front Wedges $39.99
  4. Monogrammed Cross Body Clutch $36.99
  5. Scalloped Dress $48

 

Here at Wedding Ideas, we are all lovers of love, so naturally Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays. We’ve rounded up our list of our favorite finds for February 14th, whether you’re celebrating Galantine’s day with your BFFs, or having date night with your man, these under $50 finds will be sure to make it a perfect night. We are all about choosing affordable pieces that you can pair together to create a complete look, that won’t break the bank. Because what’s the point in ogling over that amazing dress, when you’d have to blow you whole date night budget to buy it?!

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Forever For Real – The Languages of Love

You and your fiancé are surely feeling the love right now. You’re planning the wedding of your dreams and taking in all the joy of engagement, but feeling the love throughout your engagement, wedding and marriage takes work.

When my husband and I attended the Forever. For Real. workshop before our wedding, one of the sections that really stood out to my husband was Love Styles. Love Styles are the way that each person in the relationship feels fully loved. The six different love styles are: “Do” where the person feels loved when their partner does things for them, “Be’ where the person feels loved when the partner takes time to be with them, “Give” where the person feels loved when they receive gifts from their partner, “Encourage” where the person feels loved when their partner encourages them, “Talk” is where the person feels loved when their partner talks with them, and finally “Touch” is where the person feels loved when their partner touches them.

While each person needs a different combination of these different love styles, it’s super important to understand what your partner’s Love Style needs are, or neither of you will feel fully satisfied.

While this seems like a super easy thing to understand, I can personally tell you that it’s much easier said than done. When my husband and I wore working through this section at the Forever. For Real. workshop, I was shocked to find out that the way I had been expressing my love to my husband was not his Love Style, but instead in the Love Style I needed.

By taking time to talk through what each of our Love Styles, we were able to understand what each other’s real needs were, and really grow the love we already felt for each other.

To learn more about Love Styles and other ways to have a successful marriage, attend the next Forever. For Real. workshop on February 7th at the Skirvin Hilton! Sign up at www.ForeverForReal.com.

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Did you Say Kate Spade?

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Do you choose between blush pink peonies or lilac hydrangeas? Is your dream dress A-line or a fit-and-flare mermaid? And what about the hair?

The decisions every bride has to make during the wedding-planning process are numerous and will no doubt make any groom cringe. When your guy can’t help but shrug, you turn to the next best thing—your bridesmaids. They are your go-to girls and the only ones who know that sometimes the only things that can calm an anxious bride are a pedicure and a box of chocolates. They hold your hand, stand by you when you say “I do” and will be there through thick and thin—give them a gift that will show them how much they mean to you.

The Kate Spade New York Saffiano Wristlet is chic, stylish and always ready to impress. Whether she is running to pick up your invitations from the printer or proofing the seating chart one last time, never again will she worry about a bulky tote getting in the way of the countless shopping bags she will most likely be carrying. Because it is large enough to fit most smartphones and has enough card slots to make any shopaholic smile, theKate Spade Wristlet is an errand essential.

Constructed of Saffiano vegan leather with gold detailing, the Kate Spade Wristlet is virtually scratch and stain resistant. So even if you send her to choose the horses for your carriage ride from the reception, this wristlet will survive!

As your big day gets closer and closer, don’t forget the ones who helped you make it happen. Errands, to-do lists and managing minor panic attacks are just in a day’s work for any bridesmaid—give them a gift they’ll cherish (and put to good use).

This week’s Wedding Ideas Tip of the Week is brought to you by Ginger Daril of Verizon Oklahoma.

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