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Party Pro is Hip at Dresser

Beards, bowties, suspenders, and a vintage VW converted to a photobooth – The Tyndall Wedding at Dresser Mansion was all hip and all gorgeous as you can clearly see from Wendy Bobarikin from Bobarikin Photography’s photos show. I particularly love the way Tulsa looks from Dresser with a tent in their fantastic backyard.

Dresser and Party Pro

Love this tent too? Give Party Pro a shout and they’ll you show lots and lots of ways for your next event to be as hip as this.

You can reach them at 918-622-8102 or at the Party Pro Rents and Events website

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Party Pro at Spain with EB2

Morgan Wooldridge, an Event Coordinator at EB2 Events was so kind to send over some photos from Kelley and Jonathan’s Spain Ranch wedding and we’re really glad they did!

EB@ at Sapin Ranch with Party Pro

Party Pro Rents and Events outfitted the already gorgeous reception area with furniture and linens and turned this country venue into the super swanky Spain Lounge. A special thanks to Redeemed Productions for bringing a camera along, to Ever Something for their florals and Daniel Weir Designs for the groovy drapery.

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Dressin’ it up at Dresser Mansion

Maegan & Mitchell are a very lucky couple. Not only did they get married very recently, but they got married at beautiful Dresser Mansion and had equally beautiful weather on the day of their wedding. But there’s more! Amanda from Picturesque Photos by Amanda captured amazing photos of their day and Party Pro adding in their elegant touches to make this gorgeous day even more perfect! I think it was a lucky day for everyone all around.

Party Pro Rents & Events at Dresser Mansion

Are you feeling lucky about your big day? I can tell you that when you call Party Pro and let them help you design your day, you’ll feel relieved, confident, excited AND lucky…because we’re here to help you make your day amazing. Give us a click and let’s get you started.

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Brides of Oklahoma Issue Release Party

Brides of Oklahoma Fall/Winter 2017 Issue Release Parties

What a whirlwind it’s been since the release of our Fall/Winter 2017 issue! We’re head-over-heels seeing all of the posts coming in with mad love for our new cover bride (shout out: Rachel Photographs!) and all of the amazing weddings featured in the new issue! A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to gather with Oklahoma’s wedding elite to celebrate and we had an absolute blast!

Party Pro Rents with Brides of Oklahoma

We kicked off our week-long party with a trip down the turnpike to hang with our favorite Tulsa vendors at Foolish Things Coffee Company! They had an amazing catering spread prepared for our shindig, and we definitely took advantage.  Ever Something Event Styling dressed the quaint little coffee shop with beautiful summer florals, while Party Pro Rents decked the space out with the cutest little bistro tables, a cozy lounge and serveware. Ms. Laura’s Cakes graciously provided the most delicious treats for our guests with a mini dessert bar, while Blue Label Bartending mixed up summer libations as a reprieve from the July heat. Ron Curtis Wedding Music for performed acoustically for us during the event, setting the mood for a happy celebration. Thanks to Katie Hadley Photography for capturing all the pretty little details for us to share with all of you!

We continued the celebration the very next night at Cole’s Garden in east Oklahoma City. After undergoing a major renovation earlier this year, we were excited to see the new digs. We loved the new covered veranda area that was perfect for our early evening event! C2 Catering killed it with the catering game, creating a mouth watering menu that left our guests (and team!) coming back for seconds. Forth and Floral dressed the outdoor space with adorable pops of floral and adorned wicker lounges provided by the one and only Mood Party Rentals. Our main source of entertainment for the evening was OKC Entertainment with their headliner Take Cover Band. These guys are seriously amazing and brought down the house! (Book them now!) The Sooner Valet team was lifesavers as always, parking our guests for us and assisting with distribution of the new magazine for our vendors! Thank you to Caroline Elizabeth Photography shooting this super fun night for us! We couldn’t have made it happen without the love from our amazing vendor community!

Photos by Katie Hadley Photography and Caroline Elizabeth Photography

Cheers to Fall Winter 2017!

To view this article on the official Brides of Oklahoma website, click this link.

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The Design Process – Interview with a Pro

Whitney Hewitt is a certified international event and wedding planner with Erica Weddings in Tulsa. In addition to having an impressive title, she also has an amazing eye for design and when you marry that design acumen to your wedding (did you catch that pun?), you get incredible results.

Erica Weddings-Gilcrease Wedding

 

Check out this post for more groovy photos from this event – Green with Envy 

I caught up with Whitney for a quick little interview on her process and some behind the scenes details on a recent wedding at Gilcrease Museum.

PP: How do you start the design process with a client? Do they have a vision or do you help them find one?

WH: If my client doesn’t already have a vision, I start the design process by asking a little bit about their home décor. It may seem strange to some but you’ll learn about if someone is a bit edgy, eclectic, classic, or vintage in style. Next, we typically talk about color palettes. If I have a bride that’s unsure on pairing colors, sometimes we hit up the paint sample swatch section of a local hardware store. (By the way, this works wonders for mismatching bridesmaid’s dresses!)

PP: This wedding at Gilcrease this Spring was like bringing the beauty of the Gilcrease garden indoors. How did that come about?

WH: The bride was really inspired by the beautiful tree line views from the wall of windows. She wanted to find a way to bring the outside in without being rustic. She mentioned to me that she wanted table design beyond just the flowers so we brought in the shades of green with the table runners and glassware from Party Pro Rents.

PP: What’s the biggest challenge for the brides who think they can “Pinterest” their way to the perfect wedding?

WH: Many brides have a difficult time envisioning more than one table on a room or the multiples of place settings. Pinterest can be great tool to see design played out on a small scale, however, a challenges I typically see is pulling all those details they like together in one large cohesive design and knowing where to find that cute candlestick or who can create a bouquet similar to that style.

PP: What’s your best advice to brides who are planning their wedding?

WH: Research your wedding pros before you book them. Check out their reviews online and ask around before booking someone. It seems simple but choosing the wrong vendor could really put a hiccup in your day. We might be biased but hiring a wedding planner that can alleviate your wedding planning stress should also be on the list.

Would you like to chat with Whitney some more and perhaps her plan your next soiree? Give her a shout by visiting Erica Weddings at Erica-Weddings.com or if you’d prefer to chat, 918-284-6974 or whitney@erica-weddings.com

Don’t forget to see the post with more photos from this event – Green with Envy 

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So you think you can’t have a tent?

I know, you’re probably like me and thinking, “I can’t have a tent in my backyard, it’s sloped and it’ll never be level…or safe.” But then I personally went out and saw this tent in this big backyard and my opinion changed completely. This yard was anything but level and it had huge hill (we’re talking sled-riding hill), but did that stop the engineering geniuses at Party Pro? Nope, they had this baby perfectly level and rock solid (I went inside and jumped to test it).

If you’re considering a tent but didn’t think it was possible, time to call the pros at Party Pro Rents & Events…& Tents and they’ll take good care of you! Here, allow me to help you out , 918-622-8102 or Toll Free 877-622-8102 (do people still charge tolls?)

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Kaleigh and Owen at Spain Ranch

Amanda Bringham of Picturesque Photos by Amanda fame celebrates the fantastically country wedding of Kaleigh and Owen at the marvelously country Spain Ranch.

We we would also like to give a shout out to Daniel Weir Design for the gorgeous florals, drapes and design. Our cowboy hat is off to you!

Have you considered adding a little country to your event? Give us a call or check us out online and we’ll set you up with everything except the hat and boots…or let us know and we can find those too!

Kaleigh-Owen

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Annie Brady & MagPie Events

Wedding and event planners aren’t exactly what you might see on a reality TV show. They’re not always flamboyant (though they could be) and the events aren’t always  ridiculously over-the-top (though they feel like it). Neverthless, the job of a wedding and event planner is huge. They take one person’s vision and turn it into reality…on the greatest, most stressful day of their life (no pressure there).

Annie Brady is the creative mind behind MagPie Events here in Tulsa. Her mission is clear, Magpie Events specializes in meaningful event planning with the goal being an event that captures the dreams and imaginations of the client.

She does that very well and we wanted to go “behind the mind” of the creative process and see how Annie does what she does so well. So we asked her, “How does the magic happen?

I do a lot of stuff by feel, practically everything actually – friendship, raising children, what to wear, planning events, designing a look. What feels right, what feeling am I trying to create, what do I want others to feel.

So that means there are no specific rules, but there is somewhat of a formula:

First I ask a lot of questions, maybe annoyingly so…..”what’s your favorite color”, ‘what’s the first word that comes to mind to describe yourself” “any family traditions”, “when the event is over what are the 5 things you want to make sure happened” and on and on.

But by the end I usually have a pretty good idea of what “feels” like them. Then I look for ways to interpret those feelings into items that are available, like linens, tabletop items, décor….and I look A LOT.

But when I see it I usually know, sometimes I’m lucky and it comes early in the looking, sometimes it takes a while. Then I’m flexibly rigid, I stick with the process and the concept but realize things in my head aren’t always the same in reality, so I’m willing to admit to that and switch things around.

I get feedback from others and I pay attention to the details, that’s where the magic lies. Those details answer the questions: what makes someone feel welcome, special, celebrated. And then whatever the style I answer those questions.

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(Photos by Amy Herndon Photography)

 

Pictured is a MagPie Events recent wedding. I discovered the bride loved pink and was fanciful yet chic (by asking questions) We created a look that matched all of that.

We offered bottles of rose and champagne on the table so guests could pour themselves a glass should the feeling arise. We had sweet thank you notes tied in a striped bow for everyone, and a welcome appetizer on the table to grab a bite as you sat down.

It’s those details that communicate feelings of thankfulness and celebration, and that’s what MagPie Events is all about.

To contact Annie (and we think you certainly should), visit her online at AnnieBradyDesign.com and follow her on Instagram at MagPie Events