Peacock Inspired Creekside Chapel Wedding

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This peacock inspired wedding is so vibrant and rich, that it will hold you over the last few weeks of winter right into spring!
This bride is the perfect fit for this bright colored affair, because her vibrantly colored red hair is the perfect complement to the blue and purple hues used throughout the entire space.

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The wedding was held at the elegant Creekside Chapel, which was the perfect backdrop to this beautiful day. The timeless ceremony space features two over-the-top chandeliers which are reminiscent of peacock feathers in the ornate detailing of the metal work. The simple woodwork of the space also allowed the bride and her fun vibrant colors shine, with everyone’s eyes focused on the bride and groom.

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peacock inspired

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The elegance continued over into the reception space, where the tables alternated in whites and peacock green, with eye catching floral centerpieces overflowing with peacock feathers, orchids, roses, and hydrangeas. The vibrant colors of the wedding were paired perfectly against the simple look of the room. Creekside creates a look that is both timeless and chic, which acted like a blank canvas for the bride to create her dream wedding on.

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peacock inspired

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The bride wore a simple fit and flare gown that featured an elegant beaded belt at the waist, and an over-the-top ruffled skirt which created a look of a peacock’s tail of feathers flowing elegantly behind the bride.
Her bridesmaids wore floor length gowns that all had the same illusion neckline and flowing style, which perfectly flattered each of their body types. They made this elegant style really standout by each choosing their gown in a different color, that paired perfectly with the bride’s peacock vision.

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peacock inspired

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Technology Tip of the Week: A Worry-Free Garage Door Solution

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The honeymoon is over and you and your spouse are beginning your new routine together, quite possibly in your first home. Your mind is still on vacation so, oops, you end up leaving for work without closing the garage door.  Or did you?  Now you’re left wondering about that the rest of the day.

Leave out the guesswork with the Chamberlain MyQ Garage, which lets you open or close your garage door from a compatible smartphone or tablet. Installation is extremely easy. Simply mount the Wi-Fi hub, attach the sensor to the inside of your garage door and download the accompanying app. Now you can save yourself all the worrying and know immediately whether you need to shut your garage door.

Have a friend dropping off a belated wedding gift when you’re not home?   Open your garage with MyQ Garage so the gift isn’t left on the front door step. 

You can also set up customized alerts so you know when your garage door opens or closes, no matter where you are. MyQ Garage makes one less thing for you to worry about in your busy life.

And, MyQ Garage pairs with your Nest Learning Thermostat, so you can set your preferred home temperatures to Home and Away modes, making it easier to save energy when you’re away and be more comfortable as soon as you step in the door.

This Wedding Ideas Technology Tip of the Week is brought to you by Rick Urias of Verizon Oklahoma.Both the MYQ Garage and Nest Thermostat can be purchased at your local Verizon store. 

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Elegant Purple Ballroom Wedding

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This elegant purple ballroom soiree is one so timeless and classic, that it will surely last the test of wedding trend time.
The bride wore a sweet fit and flare gown, which featured form flattering ruching along the bodice with a darling little ruffle detail along the sweetheart neckline. She paired her gown with the sweetest pair of heels in existence, peep toe ivory satin heels with a completely rhinstoned bow to complete the look.

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This sweet style continued with the bridesmaids, who each wore purple satin dresses with ruched sweetheart necklines. The maid of honor stood out in a deep plum color that perfectly complimented the other girls’ gowns. The floral pieces of this affair were a force to be reckoned with. The bride carried a show stopping arrangement full of vibrant orchids, calla lilies, and roses.

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The ballroom featured amazing floral centerpieces full of gorgeous shades of purple. The raspberries, fuchsias, violets, and thistles, pair perfectly with soft shades of greenery to create the perfect combination of soft and vibrant. The punch of color in centerpieces pairs perfectly with the crisp white linens on the tables.

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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.

 Chelsie's Barn Wedding

 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.

 Chelsie's Barn Wedding

 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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 MacandAshley

 MacandAshley

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

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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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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