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Reach Your Wedding Day Fitness Goals with Pure Barre Edmond

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With diet trends and new workout regimes surfacing every day, we wanted to take a minute to highlight an exercise concept that encourages a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle. Pure Barre Edmond focuses on the importance of community in achieving fitness goals with its friendly, high-energy atmosphere. Getting wedding day ready can be intimidating, but we’ve done our best to answer a few commonly asked questions regarding Barre that we hope can help you reach your fitness goals in time for the big day! Cheers!

What is Pure Barre?

Pure Barre is the largest, most established barre franchise in the nation, with more than 460 studios throughout the U.S. and Canada, and more studios opening each month. Pure Barre is a total body workout that uses the ballet barre to perform small, isometric movements, which burn fat, sculpt muscles and create long, lean physiques.

What makes Pure Barre so effective?

Pure Barre prides itself on transforming the shape of your body in record-breaking time. The low impact, high energy workout eliminates overexertion, leading to fewer injuries. Pure Barre engages your entire body, from rarely used muscles to commonly used ones in order to sculpt your figure while focusing on the importance of stretching. Flexibility is a crucial aspect of building and maintaining strength! Barre welcomes all fitness levels and requires no former experience. In case you aren’t able to complete a routine, Barre offers modifications that can easily adjust certain moves to accommodate your ability.

How should your diet change?

A nutritious diet is key to seeing results with Pure Barre! Incorporating fruits and veggies into your meals is a great way to improve physical and mental well-being. Next time you sit down at the dinner table, try eating colorful produce first before chowing down on fatty meats and potatoes. Choosing low-fat proteins such as skinless chicken or egg whites can help you avoid weight gain while still obtaining the amino acids necessary to build lean muscle. Understanding portion size is tricky, but can ultimately mean the difference between healthy balance and overeating. Read those nutrition labels!

What healthy habits should you adopt?

Exercising just 30 minutes a day can boost your health in a number of ways. It can lower your stress level, blood pressure and strengthen your heart. It can also boost your brain health. Drinking plenty of water on a regular basis is so important. Dehydration has been linked to headaches, fatigue and misinterpreted hunger. Another easily forgotten aspect of weight loss is sleep! Studies show that adults need around 7-8 hours of sleep in order to function optimally.

How can you boost your Pure Barre workout with natural supplements?

There is a wide variety of natural supplements that can drastically improve your Pure Barre experience and help you recover afterwords. B-12 supplements and Vitamin D can make a big difference when it comes to energy. Vitamin B-12 helps convert food into glucose, making it one of the most important nutrients for sustaining energy levels. Vitamin D plays a role in bone density and energy production, so having low D levels can make your workout performance suffer, particularly for intense workouts like Pure Barre.

Photos // Kelcy Leigh Photography

Something Old, Something New: Marianne’s Rentals Acquires Ruby’s Vintage Rentals

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We have some very exciting news to share with you all on this beautiful Monday! On behalf of our friends at Marianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions, we would like to announce that Oklahoma City’s beloved vintage furniture company, Ruby’s Vintage Rentals, has recently been acquired by the rapidly expanding furniture and decor department.

Marianne’s Rentals has been Oklahoma’s choice for the finest in event rentals for over 30 years. They have a wide variety of inventory ranging from tables, chairs, linen, china, flatware, glassware, table decor and more! They are also event lighting experts. Whether pretty or practical, they have all the items you need to put on events of every size with ease and style.

With over 50 new gorgeous pieces now home to Marianne’s, you’re sure to find the perfect combination for your special event.

Love Scene Elegant Outdoor Lounge Inspiration Oklahoma Wedding Planner Embellished Weddings Oklahoma Wedding Photographer Kristen Edwards Photography

Marianne’s will be honoring all outstanding contracts from Ruby’s Vintage Rentals. You can already shop a good majority of their new inventory online, and the team at Marianne’s would love to make a special viewing appointment with you. Visit their new and improved website for more pictures and pricing. Cheers to new beginnings with the same fabulous service!

Photo 1: Holly Gannett Photography, 2: Lauren B. Photography, 3: Kristen Edwards Photography

Old Hollywood Glamour Two Ways from Brushed Salon and Makeup Studio

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Nothing can compare to the timeless elegance of Old Hollywood glamour. Today, we are thrilled to share this breathtaking styled shoot, featuring all the vintage fashion and classic design you could dream of! Located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Sparrow served as the most stunning backdrop for the day with its gorgeous landscape and natural lighting. Rentals from Fancy Couches and Grassroots Vintage created a luxurious setting, while You Need a Cake provided an extravagant four-tiered masterpiece that couldn’t have fit the theme more perfectly! Brushed Salon and Makeup Studio went above and beyond to create not only one, but two looks to convey their multifaceted vision of Old Hollywood romance. Bold red lips and gently cascading curls instantly steal the show, and we can’t get enough! Keep scrolling for the beautifully dramatic imagery from this shoot, and don’t forget to keep up on the blog as we continue to share the latest and greatest in wedding inspiration! Cheers!

Photos // Michelle Leigh Photography

Modern Simplicity Styled Shoot by Linen + Rust Event Design

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From floor to ceiling, Linen + Rust Event Design beautifully transformed the serene setting of Spain Ranch into an inviting celebration using a soft color palette, natural lighting and lots of texture! Shot by Ripperton FilmsRobyn’s Flower Garden truly brought the outdoors in with their organic floral arrangements, featuring a gorgeous blend of roses and greenery. In combination with the one-of-a-kind hedgewood bar from Party Pro Rents, this scene is the picture of modern elegance. The model bride was breathtaking in a romantic gown from Moliere Bridal House, embellished with beading and floral appliqués. Atherial Beauty and Profile Concierge Hair Service completed her look with flawless glam! With cake from Ms. Laura’s Cakes and stationery courtesy of Merriment Paper & Gifts, we could not be more in love with this modern simplicity styled shoot, directly from the pages of the latest Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Brides of Oklahoma! Keep scrolling for a word from the planner herself to learn about the vision behind this amazing shoot!

Photos // Ripperton Films

From the planner, Cortney McClure of Linen + Rust Event Design: “I was inspired to create something that portrayed my design aesthetic, with beautiful and simple elements. The color palette, mixture of textures and overall feel of the shoot reflected my brand very closely.”

7 Can’t-miss Industrial Chic Oklahoma Wedding Venues

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Exposed brick, Edison bulb lighting and visible ceiling beams are all on today’s agenda as we highlight 7 can’t-miss industrial chic Oklahoma wedding venues! If you’re looking for a contemporary space to host your ceremony or reception that fits your unique style, you’ve come to the right place. These venues are sure to showcase your décor of choice with their minimalistic, raw design. Read on to find out what makes each space so incredible, and don’t forget to check out our Venues page as well as our latest Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Brides of Oklahoma to find more beautiful inspiration for your big day! Cheers!

The Hall at the Railhouse

One of Norman’s premiere wedding venues, The Hall at the Railhouse combines steel, brick and wooden details to set the scene for gorgeous industrial contrast. The Hall offers both indoor and outdoor venue space for guests to roam freely during the ceremony or reception and serves as a blank slate for brides to customize for the big day.

Photo: Sarah Libby Photography

PLENTY Mercantile

Located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, The Rooftop at Plenty Mercantile sets the scene for industrial romance and a truly charming affair. The wood and brick details, combined with a stunning view of the OKC skyline makes this venue one of our absolute favorites. Whether it’s the Rooftop space for your ceremony or reception, or the gorgeous high-ceiling indoor venue for photo ops and cocktails, Plenty Mercantile offers Oklahoma brides a truly unique space.

Photo: Deisy Photography

Three Twenty on Main

Opened in March 2017 and located in historic downtown Claremore is the beautifully rustic, yet elegantly modern Three Twenty on Main venue. This breathtaking space possesses two-story ceilings, brick columns and a grand staircase with iron accents and crystal chandeliers. Three Twenty on Main can comfortably accommodate up to 150 guests, so its perfect for large or small gatherings. With farm tables, chairs, a catering kitchen, bridal loft and rehearsal spot included, Three Twenty on Main truly has it all for your big day!

Holloway House

Holloway House is a 3,000 square foot loft space located on Film Row in Downtown Oklahoma City that opened it’s doors in May 2017. With historic charm and an open floorplan, this venue can truly be perfect for any vision. With beautiful views of Film Row and the Devon Tower, you and your guests will not be disappointed with a wedding at the Holloway House.

Photo: Caroline Elizabeth Photography

Foolish Things Coffee

Foolish Things Coffee is located on historic Route 66 in downtown Tulsa. With its beautiful natural lighting, open floor plan and urban vibe, this hotspot has become the top destination for the hippest Tulsans to celebrate their small receptions or rehearsal dinners. Let Foolish Things serve your guests from a huge selection of craft coffees or cater in delicious fare to make use of the extremely versatile and modern warehouse space, full of exposed brick, communal tables and even an outdoor patio.

Photo: Jake Fowler Photography

Walker Terrace

Walker Terrace is located on the 3rd floor of The Walker Building, located in Midtown OKC. Completed in 2017, the new space can seat up to 80 guests inside, with additional seating and standing room on the spacious rooftop deck. The venue boasts floor-to-ceiling glass windows with views of Midtown, slideshow-ready tv’s and much more! Beyond receptions, Walker Terrace is an ideal space for engagement parties, showers, anniversary parties… any pre-wedding day event!

Photo: Kelsi Laine Photography

The Paramount Room

As part of the Paramount Pictures building in Film Row, The Paramount Room offers over 1900 square feet of event space, capacity for up to 200 of your guests, gorgeous views of downtown Oklahoma City and a hand crafted bar room (seen above). The highly adaptable open floor plan is the perfect place to craft the event you and your guests desire. Whether you have a wedding, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower in the works, The Paramount Room is your go-to place for unique events in Oklahoma City.

Photo: Film Row OKC