Stillwater Wedding Central

Woodland Park Vineyards

I had the privilege of taking a walk through of Woodland Park recently. It was a wonderful experience! I asked them to give me some information I could share with you. Here’s what they had to say:

About Weddings at Woodland Park

Woodland Park Vineyards and Winery offers the perfect location for outdoor weddings, light receptions, and wedding photos in a beautiful wooded and garden setting on a 66 acre heritage farm. Woodland Park Vineyards present many enchanting settings for photo opportunities including vineyards, gardens, pasture and woodlands. A historic old barn, fence gates, antique farm machinery are available for wedding or engagement photos.

Woodland Park Vineyard Wedding Stillwater, OKThe Enchanted Wood

A woodland beauty call ‘The Enchanted Wood’ offers serene woodlands of tall oak trees, once planted as a tree nursery. Quiet and private, a nature lover’s paradise. An entrance arbor into the woods welcomes you to a 160-foot trail through tall oak trees to the ceremony arbor. Natural wood folding chairs are available and will be set up according to your needs. Parking area secluded from the wedding site provides space for 100 or more vehicles. Parking attendants are on hand to direct your guests to the Parking area.

CORET NOIR VINEYARD

Conveniently located north of our Woodland Park tasting room, the Coret Noir Vineyard is suitable for small weddings and receptions. An arbor shaded by old pine trees, cool in the summer and plenty of parking nearby.  We do not provide the wedding chairs, however, you may set up tables and chairs as you like. Electricity and water are available at the Woodland Park tasting Room.

For pricing information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Woodland Park Vineyards and Winery. 405.743.2442. Click here to visit their website.

 

Coffee & Calligraphy

Event Details

Join us on February 25th from 9 to 11:30 AM at Our House on Maple for a morning of fine penmanship, coffee, and good company! Learn the basics of modern calligraphy at our upcoming workshop. With practice, you can use your new skills to:

  • Address wedding invitations
  • Create signs for your wedding day
  • Write elegant thank you cards

What you’ll learn

This class is for beginners. No experience necessary! We’ll go over the basics of pen strokes and technique. We’ll focus on forming lowercase letters. We’ll also go over using your practice sheets to hone your skills at home.

What’s included

Ticket price includes:

  • Unlimited coffee
  • Light breakfast
  • 1 tracing pad
  • 1 pen
  • 2 calligraphy nibs
  • 1 container of ink
  • A tracing printable
  • Addressing wedding invitations printable
  • A wedding invitation RSVP tracking sheet

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE.

Cancellation Policy: Tickets are non-refundable

Local Vendor Spotlight: Our House on Maple

Our House on MapleOur latest Local Vendor Spotlight is the vacation rental Our House on Maple. When I found “Our House” on social media, I fell in love with it and just knew I needed to do a feature on it!

I approached the owners Carmen and Ray Miller about doing an interview (& video). They were gracious enough to answer my questions and let me take a look around. Check out Carmen’s answers to the interview questions below.

Tells us a little about Our House on Maple.

[Carmen gave me so much wonderful information, I had to just pick a few of the many interesting facts she gave me! To read the story of how they bought the house, go here.]

  • The house was built in 1909.
  • The home builder, Charles W . Smith, was an architecture professor at the University.
  • There’s a 1909 Sears catalog in the entry way. It’s so fun to see what was available at that time and those prices!
  • There’s an old skeleton key in the entry on a red ribbon that I found in the yard. I figure it probably went to the front door long ago.
  • The tile in the kitchen was salvaged from an old Masonic Lodge in my hometown of Shidler, OK.
  • The old coffee grinder in the kitchen still works and is a fun addition!
  • The bunk room was the original master suite!
  • We added the deck not long after buying the house. The old cabinet out there was salvaged from the old florist shop in Cushing, OK. There are jars full of old glass and dishes found at Keystone Lake where the old town of Keystone was once located.
  • Two of the tress on the property are over 100 years old.

Do you have any favorite features about the house?

  • The gingerbread in the entry way was love at first sight. The pillars are awesome, too, and I loved the way there was a display pedestal built on each side.
  • The double mantel Tiger Oak fireplace with original cast iron insert, original mirror and original tile.
  • The builder’s initials and date are stamped in to the wood by the door in the guest room downstairs and the window casing next to the staircase.
  • The three triangle windows on the second story are awesome. Two are located in the attic, but we remodeled the master bath to showcase the one in there.
  • The original front door — though it has changed colors and glass, the door itself is still original.

How would one go about booking a bridal show or Bridesmaid Brunch?

Through Facebook Messenger or by email at ourhouseonmaple@gmail.com. You can also use the “Contact Us” button on ourhouseatmaple.com. Messenger or email is preferred.

How many guests does the house accommodate?

  • For overnight accommodations the house comfortably sleeps nine, with a maximum occupancy of 10.

For small events the house provides:

  • Indoor dining seating for eight. Total indoor seating for 20.
  • Outdoor dining seating for six. Total outdoor seating (back) for 12.
  • Maximum occupancy of 30.

Any tips for brides and grooms?

Don’t let the details cloud your special day. Our outdoor wedding was completely rained out by a flood! I got married in my high school auditorium! It all becomes part of your story and, believe it or not, you’ll laugh about it later. Promise!

The Walkthrough

To connect with Our House on Maple via social media, click the links below:

 

Fall Bridal Shower Spiced Cider Recipe

fall-bridal-showerFew things say “fall” quite like warm, spiced beverages. One of my personal favorites, and one I often serve when I entertain, is Spiced Cider. It’s a crowd pleaser, and you can make and serve it right from your slow cooker. It makes the perfect addition to any fall bridal shower!

Ingredients

  • 1 Gallon – Fresh Pressed Apple Cider
  • 5 Cinnamon Sticks
  • Palm full of whole cloves (approximately 30-35 individual cloves)
  • 5 Ounces – Bourbon or Dark Rum (optional)
  • 1 Orange (sliced)

Instructions

  • Pour cider in to slow cooker.
  • Add cinnamon sticks.
  • Put cloves in tea infuser or bundle in cheese cloth and add to slow cooker.
  • Add alcohol, if desired.
  • Turn slow cooker to “high” for approximately two hours, or three to four hours on “low.”
  • Slice oranges and add toward end of desired simmer time.

If you’d like you could garnish each mug with an orange slice or a cinnamon stick.

Quick tip: Clove has an assertive taste. Sample cider at about the halfway point to see if the clove should remain for the rest of the time. Of course, that all depends on your personal taste.

 

Local Vendor Spotlight: Denis the Jeweler

 

Denis the Jeweler Engagement Ring

Before I hop into the details of my visit, let me set the scene for you. I couldn’t have picked a better day to stop by Denis the Jeweler. It was a crisp, cool autumn day and the warm lights of the jewelry cases just beckoned you in. “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (the Marilyn Monroe classic) played on the TV in the background. Everything set the tone for a great experience!

 A Little About the Business

Dennis is a second generation jeweler — his father was also a jeweler. He is certified in gemology, watch repair, and jewelry fabrication. He also has two certifications from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), which is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, gem stones, and pearls. The shop used to be located on 7th and Main, but has relocated to 10th and Main. They’ve also recently expanded!

Products & Services

Among the services offered, there is watch repair, jewelry restoration, and jewelry appraisal. On a personal note, one of my favorite features is that they do repairs in-store rather than shipping them somewhere else.

At Denis the Jeweler, they are very detailed about letting people know exactly what they’re getting. They also try to ensure the ring will fit the lifestyle and profession of the recipient.

The full line of engagement rings are all models and prototypes. They have this amazing CAD software to where you can completely customize the ring. I got to see a run though, and was so impressed. It actually made me wish I’d discovered Denis the Jeweler before I got engaged!

Specialty

Shop Denis the JewelerThree C’s — choose, change, and create. Choose the display ring that most suits your taste, make desired changes via the CAD software to create a ring that fits your personal style.

You can also bring in an heirloom piece and have it reset.

Tips for the Bride and Groom

There’s a lot of stuff out there on the internet, but you don’t get any personal service. You want to trust who you are working with. Plus there’s the issue of service, who is going to take care of it? The benefit of Denis the Jeweler is that they do repairs in-house. You get personalized service and your ring stays right here!

 

To check out Denis the Jeweler for yourself head over to 10th & Main in downtown Stillwater.       Website: denisthejeweler.com                                                                                                                            Facebook: facebook.com/denisthejeweler

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