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  • The wedding trends to look out for in 2017

    colorful inspired wedding

    Happy Wedding Wednesday!  

    With the new year here we're researching the best new ideas for 2017.  Last week we mentioned all the trends going out of style but today let's talk about the trends to look out for when it comes to your wedding.  Most importantly, do you love weddings as much as we do?  Then we would love for you to join our team!  Click here for more information on how to apply and read about this year's new trends from the experts at Brides.com.


    A Color Comeback
    "Color is making a comeback, versus all-white weddings. We're seeing less floral and more props as well as hanging centerpieces and more lighting patterns in abundance." —Nahid Farhoud, Nahid's Global Events

    Elaborate Entrances
    "We are seeing a rise in elaborate entrances and we expect to see this trend continue into the New Year. This includes over-the-top décor as guests make their way to the event, as well as incorporating unique entertainment (think fire starters!) that grabs guests' attention." —Fabrice Orlando, Cocoon Events Management Group

    Faraway Destinations
    "While tropical paradises like Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Costa Rica still top the list of hot spots to tie the knot, we've seen Iceland, Canada and Italy emerge as popular locales for couples looking to go off the beaten path." —Megan Velez, Destination Weddings

    Planning Virtually
    "Couples have gone fully mobile with their wedding plans. Millennials are all about instant gratification, so they want their wedding planning right at their fingertips at any given moment. There's going to be a continued increasing in seeing the whole planning process online." —Li Zhou, LadyMarry

    Vertical Impact
    "When it comes to wedding decor, couples are looking up for inspiration. They are taking advantage of the vertical visual space above guest tables and highlighting it with a number of options. Expect to see tall tapers paired with luxurious candelabras, low-hanging string lights or Edison bulbs and chandeliers in a variety of shapes and sizes in 2017." —Audrey Isaac, 100 Candles

    Garden-Inspired Florals
    "With florals, we're going to keep seeing garlands, as well as organic bouquets and centerpieces, all of which have had tremendous staying power among brides." —Jamie Chang, Passport to Joy


    Ice Breakers
    "Couples are looking for ways to engage their guests throughout the wedding day. Interactive food stations and lawn games are great for fostering engagement, as is unique entertainment (think fire eaters or contortionists!), which will give everyone something to talk about. We also love the idea of guests walking into a photo wall, either stationery or as a slideshow." —Fabrice Orlando, Cocoon Events Management Group

    Neutral Tones with Bright Accents
    "We're seeing dreamy palettes of greys, creams and golds paired with glass and metallics." —Audrey Isaac, 100 Candles

    Doubly Gorgeous Gowns
    "One thing I've seen for the first time this year that I expect to see more of are removable skirts. The bride can have a sheath dress look and a ball gown look for much less than the cost of two dresses." —Ann Oleinik, Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema

    A Never-Ending Feast of Food
    "Late night snacks are becoming more of a 'must do' as opposed to simply an add-on. We're also seeing additional courses added to the dinner beyond simply a salad and entrée." —Kevin Dennis, Fantasy Sound Event Services

    Dynamic Desserts
    "There will always be a place for the traditional wedding cake but more couples are embracing alternatives such as doughnuts, cookies and even cheese." —Jamie Chang, Passport to Joy

    Techy Effects
    "Couples are finding new ways to integrate technology into their destination wedding as they take advantage of things like custom Snapchat geofilters and 3D printing to personalize cake toppers, place cards, favors, wedding bands and more. We've also seen more couples live-streaming their ceremony as more hotels are offering it in their wedding packages." —Megan Velez, Destination Weddings

    Feeling Charitable
    "In a shift that focuses more on giving than getting, couples are embracing charity registries, which allows guests to make a donation in their honor." —Jamie Chang, Passport to Joy

  • | Those little details | the modern table number


    Agate adornments provide an elegant touch to your event and can be used for everything from table numbers to place cards, and even a cake topper!  Unforgettable details like this are what will take your wedding to WOW!  Our team works with the best vendors in the business and will join together to create your dream day.  

    Newly engaged?  Contact our dream team to see what we can design for your big day!

  • | Tuesday Tips | Balance your Theme

    When creating the perfect design it's all about balance.  Even when you have a great theme it's possible to push the idea too far.  The key is to add ambience without over taking the space.

    When creating a rustic chic look like this one, we balanced the use of romantic elements with western touches.  The use of wooden tables and oversized seats had to be in proportion with lush florals and mood lighting.  

    Don't let your next event be overwhelmed by any one piece, give us a call and we'll make sure to keep your vision in harmony.

     

       

     

    (Read more about Ivy and Mark's romantic weekend weekend here.)

     

  • Weddings ~ Morgan and Omar

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    spectacular orchid wedding table with ghost chairs  

     

    wedding details orchids table decor   

    gold frame with flowers for wedding 

    mirrored bar with piano 

     

    We met with Morgan, Omar and the Byram family last August, and immediately fell in love with this fun and wonderful crew.  Morgan graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and fashion and design play a huge roll in her life.  She is the definition of an ‘it girl,’ and we were honored to help make Morgan’s dream of modern elegance a reality.  Every detail and wish was pored over to ensure that the big day would be nothing short of spectacular.  After months of planning and preparation, the day finally came when the couple would say “I do.”

    Morgan and Omar were married on August 1, 2015 at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. The pair arrived at the Club for a day of preparation with their wedding parties.  As the girls beautified, the boys relaxed and helped calm Omar’s nerves.  Before the ceremony, Omar and Morgan shared a special moment together.  The groom’s breath was taken away at the sight of his beautiful bride, and the couple shared personal notes with each other to prepare their hearts and minds for the special evening ahead of them.  Both the happy couple and their families were then treated to a private viewing of the ceremony and reception space prior to guests arrival, and were stunned by the design and vision produced by Eventures for their special day.  Some family members were even brought to tears by the beauty of the finished creation.

    Four hundred and fifty guests were ushered down a secret hallway of chiffons taking them from the front of the Club to the ceremony tent on the back lawn.  They witnessed the couple’s union in a breathtaking, fully draped tent dripping in ethereal orchids and greenery created by The Fleuriste.  Wearing a truly stunning Jenny Packham Dress and with crystal bodice embellishments and a dramatic open back, Morgan walked down the white carpeted aisle with her father to the song “A Thousand Years.” With friends and family there to witness, they said their vows in front of a custom backdrop of white tufted velvet that ran the length of the tent. After sealing their promise with a kiss, the celebration began.

    Guests were welcomed back into the Country Club for cocktails, where Harry’s Bar was transformed with white carpet, floor to ceiling white draping and a towering life-sized tree with cascading branches and ribbons, each holding escort cards with gold calligraphy on Galax leaves.  “Oohs” and “ahhs” were heard as guests continued to venture into the Great Hall where they were met with the sweet melody of a grand piano set in front of a dramatically draped stage.  Mirrored elements in the bars, stage and custom-built walls reflected from floor to ceiling, all architecturally designed and inspired by the Bride’s love for art and fashion.

    After cocktails, guests spilled into the adjoining rooms for dinner.  The dining room was breathtakingly stunning.  Eventures elegantly transformed the Country Club with slate-gray velvet draping, while oversized 10’ golden frames featuring stylish floral sculptures lined the walls.  The head table was a massive 40’ long glass top table supported by dreamlike gold tree stumps.  Floating over the head table was a gravity defying floral design created with orchids and mixed greenery that truly wowed everyone who laid eyes on it.  Each of the guest tables glowed with shimmering candles, white silk linens and elegant groupings of white floral with mixed metal Chameleon Chairs.  Amy Cullifer with Amy Cakes created the six-tier wedding cake with gold and cream glistening spheres placed between the layers, and it sat upon a glass and gold tree stump table to reflect the incredible design of the head table.  The room had never looked like this before, and guests felt as though they had been transported to another venue for the special occasion.

    After a fine dinner prepared by the Country Club’s professional chefs, the bride and her father amazed everyone with a secretly choreographed dance to “Brick House” which literally, brought the house down!  The party continued and the dance floor was packed as soon as The SoulSations took the stage, set beneath a crystal chandelier that glistened in front of volumes of white chiffons. Monogramed hats, glow sticks and sunglasses were distributed to the guests, a surprise everyone loved!  The amazing Brittany Stover Photography captured every incredible moment that evening and documented a night that the couple, their families and their guests would always remember.

    Though no one wanted the night to end, it came time for the bride and groom to make their departure. Wearing huge smiles and hats adorned with the couple’s initial, they walked through a cloud of confetti and climbed into a vintage Rolls Royce convertible as guests waved goodbye.  It had been the perfect day, one that Morgan would ask her dad (half jokingly) if they could recreate all over again.

    Photography: Brittany Stover | Wedding Styling, Lighting & Production: Eventures | Floral Design: The Fleuriste | Specialty Rentals and Décor: Eventures | Bride’s Dress: Jenny Packham| Hair and Makeup: Taylor Tompkins, Courtney Peterson, Austin Hodges | Stationery: No Regrets, Occasions | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club | Cocktail Entertainment: Christian Pearson | Reception Entertainment: The SoulSations | Cake: Amy Cakes


     

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    Vogue Fashion Wedding Guides

     spectacular orchid wedding table with ghost chairs wedding details orchids table decor   

     

    We met with Morgan, Omar and the Byram family last August, and immediately fell in love with this fun and wonderful crew. Morgan graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and fashion and design play a huge roll in her life. She is the definition of an ‘it girl,’ and we were honored to help make Morgan’s dream of modern elegance a reality. Every detail and wish was pored over to ensure that the big day would be nothing short of spectacular. After months of planning and preparation, the day finally came when the couple would say “I do.”

    Morgan and Omar were married on August 1, 2015 at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. The pair arrived at the Club for a day of preparation with their wedding parties. As the girls beautified, the boys relaxed and helped calm Omar’s nerves. Before the ceremony, Omar and Morgan shared a special moment together. The groom’s breath was taken away at the sight of his beautiful bride, and the couple shared personal notes with each other to prepare their hearts and minds for the special evening ahead of them. Both the happy couple and their families were then treated to a private viewing of the ceremony and reception space prior to guests arrival, and were stunned by the design and vision produced by Eventures for their special day. Some family members were even brought to tears by the beauty of the finished creation.

    Four hundred and fifty guests were ushered down a secret hallway of chiffons taking them from the front of the Club to the ceremony tent on the back lawn. They witnessed the couple’s union in a breathtaking, fully draped tent dripping in ethereal orchids and greenery created by The Fleuriste. Wearing a truly stunning Jenny Packham Dress and with crystal bodice embellishments and a dramatic open back, Morgan walked down the white carpeted aisle with her father to the song “A Thousand Years.” With friends and family there to witness, they said their vows in front of a custom backdrop of white tufted velvet that ran the length of the tent. After sealing their promise with a kiss, the celebration began.

    Guests were welcomed back into the Country Club for cocktails, where Harry’s Bar was transformed with white carpet, floor to ceiling white draping and a towering life-sized tree with cascading branches and ribbons, each holding escort cards with gold calligraphy on Galax leaves. “Oohs” and “ahhs” were heard as guests continued to venture into the Great Hall where they were met with the sweet melody of a grand piano set in front of a dramatically draped stage. Mirrored elements in the bars, stage and custom-built walls reflected from floor to ceiling, all architecturally designed and inspired by the Bride’s love for art and fashion.

    After cocktails, guests spilled into the adjoining rooms for dinner. The dining room was breathtakingly stunning. Eventures elegantly transformed the Country Club with slate-gray velvet draping, while oversized 10’ golden frames featuring stylish floral sculptures lined the walls. The head table was a massive 40’ long glass top table supported by dreamlike gold tree stumps. Floating over the head table was a gravity defying floral design created with orchids and mixed greenery that truly wowed everyone who laid eyes on it. Each of the guest tables glowed with shimmering candles, white silk linens and elegant groupings of white floral with mixed metal Chameleon Chairs. Amy Cullifer with Amy Cakes created the six-tier wedding cake with gold and cream glistening spheres placed between the layers, and it sat upon a glass and gold tree stump table to reflect the incredible design of the head table. The room had never looked like this before, and guests felt as though they had been transported to another venue for the special occasion.

    After a fine dinner prepared by the Country Club’s professional chefs, the bride and her father amazed everyone with a secretly choreographed dance to “Brick House” which literally, brought the house down! The party continued and the dance floor was packed as soon as The SoulSations took the stage, set beneath a crystal chandelier that glistened in front of volumes of white chiffons. Monogramed hats, glow sticks and sunglasses were distributed to the guests, a surprise everyone loved! The amazing Brittany Stover Photography captured every incredible moment that evening and documented a night that the couple, their families and their guests would always remember.

    Though no one wanted the night to end, it came time for the bride and groom to make their departure. Wearing huge smiles and hats adorned with the couple’s initial, they walked through a cloud of confetti and climbed into a vintage Rolls Royce convertible as guests waved goodbye. It had been the perfect day, one that Morgan would ask her dad (half jokingly) if they could recreate all over again.

    Photography: Brittany Stover | Wedding Styling, Lighting & Production: Eventures | Floral Design: The Fleuriste | Specialty Rentals and Décor: Eventures | Bride’s Dress: Jenny Packham| Hair and Makeup: Taylor Tompkins, Courtney Peterson, Austin Hodges | Stationery: No RegretsOccasions | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club | Cocktail Entertainment: Christian Pearson | Reception Entertainment: The SoulSations | Cake: Amy Cakes

  • Be an It-Girl on your wedding day

     

    How to have the Wedding of an It-Girl

    Around here, we love weddings. We also love women who have a fearless and impeccable sense of style– also known as It Girls. When those two things mix…it’s a match made in wedding heaven.  Below are some tips on how to achieve an it-girl wedding – and have a blast while doing it.

    Get. Off. Pinterest.

    Seriously. Do it now. Pinterest should be the antonym to original in the dictionary. Think about it – if it’s popular on Pinterest, everyone is pinning it, and therefore everyone is doing it.  The fastest way to outdate your wedding is to style it off of Pinterest. Trust me on this. Just step away from the Wedding Board.

    Watch Haute Couture Fashion Shows.

    Now this, ladies…THIS is where you should be finding your inspiration. If you want to be ahead of the trends and have a one-of-a-kind wedding, start by looking to the high-fashion designers who are setting the trends for the season. Yes, these fashions are often over-the-top, but, if you can let your imagination run wild for a bit, the amount of inspiration available to you during these ten minute long designer dreams is incredible. Fashion isn’t just about the clothes we wear, and an it-girl takes that to heart.  Fashion translates into every aspect of our lives. Colors, textures, embellishments, sights, sounds…watch and you’ll be amazed.

    Figure out your Aesthetic…and Stick to It.

    What I mean is, pick a style direction and go with it. Figure out what you want your wedding to look like and what it is going to take to get it there. Don’t try to mix a million trends or styles together and expect a great outcome. Sometimes, less is more. Look at your personal style and think about the design you envision – if you’re rustic, classic, retro, glam, modern, bohemian…hone in on it. You will be so much happier with the result.

    Hire a Stylist.

    This is just the best tip I can give if you want your wedding to be unique and a true image of who you are. A stylist pinpoints your style and aesthetic, bringing your ideas to life.  She gently nudges you towards ideas that compliment your style, and helps eliminate the ones clouding the big picture. She does not create your style, she perfects it.  It-girls have great taste naturally, and they know when they need a helping hand. Hire a stylist. It will result in an enjoyable (and beautiful) wedding experience.

    ~ Brittany