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Life After I Do with Emma Battle of @emmaginethis

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Fashion influencer and recent Oklahoma bride, Emma Battle of @emmaginethis, opens up about newlywed life with her beau, Chris, and looks back on her wedding planning journey. Style comes easily to Emma. She inspires her audience on the daily with her seamless ability to put together outfits that all prompt a swipe up for that must-have item to add to our closets. Yet, planning a wedding was another feat altogether. “There is already so much pressure in the influencer world so it is pretty much multiplied when planning a wedding,” said Battle. You just want everything to be more than perfect because you feel like everyone is paying even more attention.” Read on for Emma’s take on planning her Oklahoma wedding, and see her fun after-I-do shoot captured by Tammy Odell Photography featuring both bridal style in her very own bridal gown (the bridal consultants at Bella Rose Bridal worked closely with Emma on her wedding day attire) and anniversary shoot inspiration in the cutest styled looks. Lexi Faught and Anthousai finished off Emma’s ensembles with a striking beauty look and crisp white bouquet respectively. Enjoy!

Photos // Tammy Odell Photography

The style influencer recently tied the knot in a summer ceremony at Oklahoma Hall of Fame & Gaylord-Pickens Museum in a ceremony and reception that felt less formal and more akin to an enchanted summer party. She wore a classic, strapless and form fitting lace gown by designer, Stella York (available locally at Prescott Bridal). Looking back on the day, Battle’s one piece of advice is to hire a planner, especially if your guest list is over 200. “It is so difficult to not have one because you don’t have anyone to go to directly when something needs to be done.” As for staying on budget, the fashionista said it was one of the most valuable lessons she learned while planning. We all have our splurges with fashion but when it comes to wedding planning, Battle explained that “everything will cost more than you expect.”

Newlywed life for this beautiful couple has been pure bliss. “We love doing everything together,” Battle explained. “It’s fun to go on walks, go to the gym and go out together. Everything is fun with your best friend.” The couple spends lots of quality time with one another. When asked for any words of advice for newlyweds, Battle said “to remember that your partner will make mistakes, and so will you. Have constant respect and grace for each other.”

Get more of the scoop from @emmaginethis on life after I do COMING SOON to our @bridesofok IGTV channel or YouTube! AND if you haven’t already, be sure to nab your tickets to our all-new event, ENGAGED: an experiential event with @bridesofok’s editors & stylists PLUS @emmaginethis. If you’re newly engaged, this event is for you!

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Cheers to our Fab New Fall/Winter 2019 Cover!

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Hooray! Our Fall/Winter 2019 issue is here, and with that, we’re finally able to share our new cover captured by the incredibly talented Tammy Odell Photography! What started out as a “Life After I Do” editorial shoot featuring local fashion influencer and newlywed Emma Battle of @emmaginethis and her hubs, Chris, became one of our favorite shoots to date. This darling duo is clearly so in love and had such joy reflecting on their recent nuptials. It wasn’t until we received the images back from Tammy that we realized Emma’s style was just what we were looking for for our Fall/Winter cover! Her striking beauty look was on point thanks to Lexi Faught Hair & Makeup and her trendy denim jacket – complete with her new last name emblazoned across the back – was the perfect fashion accessory. The bridal consultants at Bella Rose Bridal worked closely with Emma on her wedding day attire, and the iconic pink wall found in the Paseo District was the perfect finishing touch to this oh-so-lovely image! Congrats to Tammy on snagging her first Brides of Oklahoma cover!

Stay tuned next week when we share our “After I Do” editorial featuring Emma and Chris (also on page 256 in the new issue)! You’ll find the cutest looks styled by Emma (perfect inspiration for engagement pics) and Emma back in her classic Stella York gown (designer available at Prescott Bridal) carrying a gorgeous white bouquet carefully crafted by the talented team at Anthousai. Cheers!

In honor of today’s cover reveal, we’re offering FREE SHIPPING on orders of 2 or more mags! Grab your copy of the Fall/Winter issue here!

These Adorably Cute Couples and More will Appear in the New Issue!

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Take a Peek at These Adorably Cute Couples Found in Our Newest Issue!

We are SO CLOSE to the big reveal! We’re continuing our countdown to the Fall/Winter 2019 cover with two adorably cute couples, whose oh-so-lovely wedding days are making an appearance in the all-new issue. Check out these sneak peeks from Shelly and Roger’s organic fall celebration and Colleen & Trey’s all-white minimalist soiree. We are so thankful for all the amazing Oklahoma weddings we have the privilege of sharing and can’t wait for you to see every last one. Cheers – and stay tuned!

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Madeline & Joseph

Josh McCullock PhotographyOklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens MuseumLexi Faught Hair & MakeupPoppy Lane Designs | Aisle Be With You

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Colleen & Trey

Amanda Watson Photography | 21c Museum Hotel | Moliere Bridal

Want to see more real weddings? Pre-order your copy of the Fall/Winter 2019 issue today (free shipping on orders of two or more!) and see our online collection of local weddings here!

Feed Your Sweet Tooth with these 3 Tasty Treats!

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Feed Your Sweet Tooth with 3 Sweet Treats From Our Newest Issue!

Feed your sweet tooth with these three tasty treats found in the pages of our upcoming Fall/Winter 2019 issue! From decorative cakes to bite-sized noms at a dessert bar – we are here for it! No matter what desserts you choose to serve on your wedding day, you are sure to find plenty of delicious inspiration in the pages of the new issue. Keep scrolling to get a taste of what’s to come!

Laurannae Baking Co. | Ever Something | Spain Ranch | Katie Hadley Photography

Amy Cakes | June Sixteenth Events and Florals | Sparrow Beginnings | Carsyn Abrams

Mishelle Handy Cakes | Tony Foss Flowers | Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club | Aaron Snow Photography

Don’t miss out on pre-ordering your own copy! Order online here, and in honor of this week’s countdown to the cover, we’re offering FREE SHIPPING on orders of two or more mags. Cheers!

These 4 Darling Wedding Details will Spark Major Inspo!

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See the Sweet Deets with 4 Darling Details from Our Newest Issue!

We’re back again today, giving you all the a sneak peek at four darling wedding details found in our Fall/Winter 2019 issue‘s weddings! Those unique details are what make Oklahoma weddings oh-so-beautiful and memorable. From perfectly placed invitation suites, pup-inspired bar signage, vintage place settings and Insta-worthy eats, the new issue has it all! Without further ado, enjoy this sneak peek! And stay tuned as we share more sneak peeks from the new issue in the days to come. Happy Friday!

These 4 Darling Wedding Details will Spark Major Inspo!

Celeste Paper Co. | Sparrow Beginnings | June Sixteenth Events and Florals | Carsyn Abrams

vintage place setting

Grassroots Vintage Events | Tony Foss Flowers | The Farmhouse at Grassroots Farm | Brianna Record Photography

classic navy wedding invitation

Paper + More | Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum | Josh McCullock Photography | Poppy Lane Designs | Aisle Be With You

mini wedding food

C2 Catering | Coles Garden Wedding and Event Center | Melissa Marshall Photography | Aisle Be With You

Are you as excited for the new issue, as we are? Make sure you grab your very own copy, and pre-order here! And in honor of the countdown to the cover, we’re offering free shipping on any order of two or more mags. Cheers!