So dreamy, this has got to be one of our favorite editorial images. Lindsay of Gibson Events found the most perfect backdrop in Oklahoma to work her magic and had some great partners to help her pull it off! The beautiful images are by Josh McCullock Photography. If you stick with us till the end, you can watch the pros set and style the scene in the behind the scenes video by Pen Weddings.
We just can't gush enough about the beautiful look Lindsay put together. True, she had a little help from her friends at Poppy Lane Design with these fabulous florals. Oh, and all those pretties! We've got to brag on a few. Our blue and white Savannah Dessert plate is so new, it's not online yet! Also featured are the Pure Glassware Collection and our Silverplate Flatware, that's right there's nothing like the polish of real silver!
In their ceremony setup, Lindsay clustered our grey stone candle holders, tieing in their use on the tablescape. Their earthy color and textured patina were just right for the day.
Here's that video we promised! We're proud to report that this editorial shoot was featured in the Brides of Oklahoma 10th Anniversary we issue. Stop by the showroom anytime in 2017 for a complimentary copy.
It's time to reveal this gorgeous photoshoot styled by Aisle Be With You Weddings. Ariana put together an amazing team of vendors for this editorial and we were proud to be a part with so many of our friends. All the beautiful images are by Kristen Edwards Photography and stay for the behind the scenes video by Pen Weddings at the bottom of this post!
We couldn't be at this beautiful winery without styling our Rustic Vintage Bar and barware! The Amethyst Chandelier is also making it's editorial debut along with our Tanjore Zari Gold Linen. Our handblown Amber Fluted Goblet features these natural tonal variations that make it an artistic pairing for many styles.
There are were so many beauties from this adventure that it was hard to pick just a few! Get the feeling of our day in the video below from Pen Weddings!
The tabletop from this styled shoot is featured in the new issue of Brides of Oklahoma Magazine. You can stop by the showroom to pick up a copy today! Other vendors featured in the video include our friends at Paper N More, BC Clark Jewelers and the fabulous Amy Cakes!
A well dressed table just makes everyone feel special! This month, we're offering 10% off all chargers and china to set yours with style! We can't emphasize enouth how excited we are about this exceptional sale! There are so many stunning combinations. Make an appointment to come in and get inspired by our tabletop displays and get style suggestions from our rental consultants.
Look for inspiration and ideas on our facebook, instagram, twitter and pinterest pages this month!
In addition to the sale, we've just reduced pricing on over half of our chargers. So during this promotion, laquer chargers will now be under $1.00 each and many glass chargers will be under $5.00! It's time to upgrade your place settings, especially across head tables. How about a fancy appetizer or dessert plate?
Here's the fine print. This promotion is valid for new bookings on in stock items only. Promotional bookings are non cancellable, so estimate your needs carefully. But that's it! Only the security deposit is required for bookings and there are no product exclusions! Every china and charger item is on sale! Bookings must be confirmed by June 30th, 2016. After that, this deal is gone!
We're so excited she's here! This dellicate southern belle is excited to lend her graces to your special event! Featuring a subtle blue and white floral pattern that is lovely for mixing with patterns and palletes traditional or modern, we think you'll adore her as much as we do! Available immediately; $1.50 each.
We're pretty excited about this one! This year, we've more than doubled our already fabulous selection of pretty tabletop decor and centerpiece items. We have floral containers as well as non-floral options and great ideas for how to put it all together. Whether you are looking to rent vases, lanterns candlesticks, candelabras, glass domes, votives or any combination, Marianne's Rentals can now help you dress any table beyond just the best selection of rental linen anywhere!
Now through May 31st get a full 20% off any centerpiece decor items that you reserve! This special applies to in stock items only and orders are non cancellable. We have plenty of options you'll love to make your event beautiful and unique without needing to purchase these event essentials! Call or make an appointment to come speak to one of our helpful sales associates and see all the ideas on display in the showroom today!
Each month of 2016, we are offering a different promotion for in celebration of our 30th Anniversary year! Be sure to subscribe (left sidebar) so you don't miss out on next month's announcement!
4 months later, we couldn't be happier that Innovative Event Solutions is now a part of Marianne's Rentals! And as we continue to celebrate our 30th Anniversary with unprecidented sales, we couldn't think of a better way to show you just how much lighting changes everything than with a DIY lighting promotion!
All of the DIY lighting kits are just $99! You can mix and match, when you rent any two - you'll get the third for FREE! The most popular DIY rental is uplights. The standard uplight kit includes 6 uplights. Rent two and get a free gobo! Or get uplights, a gobo and three lit letters! Lit letters aren't your thing? How about swapping in a cake light to illuminate that masterpiece? The options are endless and this deal is way too good to pass up!
Check out the photos of the First National Center below and see just how much uplights change everything in this room!
Now, of course, we just can resist showing you the same space really decked out! Rentals by Marianne's Rentals and next level lighting by Innovative Event Solutions! Give us a call to find out just how much lighting can change everything for you!
Mariannes Rentals for Special Events is proud to have the largest selection of Chiavari Chairs in the State of Oklahoma, boasting more colors and deeper inventory than any other rental company. By far our most popular chair, we're thankful for how our customers have embraced this beautiful and versatile chair. To show just how thankful, we are launching our 30th anniversary year celebration with a Chiavari Promotion!
If you are planning an event in 2016, consider the impact this beautiful chair can have on your guests! It is one of the most versatile chairs and comes in 8 colors. They are ALL on sale! Some terms and conditions to apply. Call or stop by for all the details! Chairs must be booked for your 2016 event by January 31st to qualify for the discounted rate!
Ask anyone what color comes to mind to represent the holidays and red is the word on their lips. Also the color of joy, passion, vibrance and love, we think the color of the season is the perfect inspiration for weddings and special events of all kinds!
1. Organic Red Bouquet | Photo by Jake Anderson via Lover.ly 2. Sequin Red and Gold by Marianne's Linens for Special Events 3. Marianne's Linens for Special Events | Photo by Colorband Photoartisans | Event Design by About Last Night... 4. May + Vinay Real Wedding by R.A. Gartistry 5. Red Enamel Cufflinks 6. Black Chiavari Chair with Sparkle Organza Gold Sash by The Wedding Belle
We’ve all seen the beautiful pictures on Pinterest – the gorgeous garden wedding or the rustic barn wedding. It looks relatively easy to put on this event outside, but there’s tons of things you need to consider when hosting an outdoor wedding. We’ll cover the main points in this blog post, but when talking with your Marianne’s Rental’s Event Specialist, they’ll be sure to inform you of all the tips and tricks for having an outdoor wedding.
1. Have a Back-Up Plan
This is so important. Although it may be tempting, your backup plan cannot and should not be prayer. Always have a second location if you are planning to get married outside. You want this to be as stress free as possible. Oklahoma weather in particular is crazy, so you never know if I could be snowing or 100 plus degrees in March. If you have a backup plan, it takes tons of stress off of you planning where to fit 250+ people once it starts hailing. The only thing you really probably can’t be prepared for is earthquakes, but that’s another discussion all together.
2. The Tent Is Important
If you’re getting married under a tent, make sure that you take no shortcuts in renting a nice tent. Renting a tent is basically like renting a venue to have your wedding in, so you want to make sure it looks the best it can. There are different price points on outdoor tents, but let’s just say that renting a cheap tent = renting a cheap venue. Don’t let price be the driving factor in which vendor you choose. Specifically with tents, if there is a dramatic price increase for the exact same size of tent, they are likely different styles of tents. Research the specific style of tent that you were quoted to ensure that it will be sufficient for the potential weather threats you could encounter. There are major differences in the strength of the styles of tents. Make sure that you also give ample time to the event rental company when scheduling set up and tear down. The weather is also a huge factor in this.
3. Consider The Bugs
Unless you’re getting married outside in the dead of winter (progressive!!), then there are likely to be bugs abound. Light citronella candles around and supply your guests with all-natural bug spray (to keep your wedding smelling nice and fresh). You don’t want your guests (or you!) to go home with tons of mosquito bites. Makes for a pretty un-sexy honeymoon.
4. Weather is a Thing
Like we said, always be prepared for crazy weather. If it’s raining and you are set on getting married outside, make sure that you have supplied umbrellas for all of your guests and wedding party. Consider the flow of water in case it rains. You don’t want your wedding to be at the bottom of a hill in a puddle of water from the rain! If it’s hot, use your wedding programs as fans and provide chilled bottles of water to keep your guests from melting. Consider the direction of the sun as you say your “I do’s” And if it’s cold- make sure to provide heaters, and don’t forget the generator!
5. Get Your Ducks In A Row
Getting married in a public park, side of the mountain, or beach may require you to have a permit. Make sure to contact your local government to determine what you need, or if you need to schedule your event ahead of time. You wouldn’t want a 5-year-old’s birthday party at the same park as your nuptials!
get this look:
Tents & Accessories - Kedered Frame Tent | Tent Liner
Lighting - Maria Teresa Chandeliers | Finial Chandeliers | 7-Tier Chandeliers
Chairs - Chiavari: Ice | Chiavari: Natural Wood | Chiavari: Gold Wood | Chiavari: White Resin
Dance Floor - New England Plank
Linen - Taffeta With Circles: Turquoise | Rose Petal Sheer: Ivory | Taffeta: Silver | Sparkling: Grey | Australian Puff: Ivory | French Pleat: White
Photography - April Hopkins Photographer
get this look:
Tent & Accessories - Kedered Frame Tent | Tent Liner
Chairs - Garden Chair: Mahogany Wood
Linen: Mies: Frank Ivory | Taffeta With Circles: Beige | Dahlia: Apple Green
Cupcake Tray: 9-Tier White Metal
Chandelier: White With Crystals
So, you’re planning a wedding. That’s great, but there’s a lot of things about planning a wedding that you can’t learn on Pinterest. Hiring a wedding coordinator is a viable and affordable option once you realize how much they are really worth. Here are your top 5 reasons that hiring a wedding planner is a great idea.
1. You don’t want to be a Bridezilla (or Groomzilla), do you?
Hiring a wedding planner takes tons of stress off of the bride. They are there to coordinate every last detail. You’re already answering email from work and family, do you really want to be wasting your time figuring out when the DJ is going to arrive? This is the wedding planner’s job. They will work with you to figure out the tone and personality of your wedding, and then take care of all the little details.
2. Time = Money
Take all the time that you think you’ll be spending on wedding related tasks. Times that by 3, and assign an hourly wage. That’s how much you should be paying yourself to plan your own wedding. When you hire a coordinator, you don’t have to waste your time trying to plan something you’ve never done before. Chances are whoever you hire will have had experience (hopefully!) and planning a wedding down to a science.
3. Vendor Relations
Don’t know which photographer to use? Scared your peonies will wilt before you walk down the isle? Your wedding planner knows the reputation of all the vendors you are thinking about using. They can tell you where to put your money so you can get the feel that you desire for your perfect day. (Pro-Tip: If you’re looking for an event rentals company, I think we can suggest a winner…)
4. They’re like Switzerland.
Wedding coordinators won’t take sides. (Well, maybe they’ll take the bride’s side, if any.) What better excuse to nix the velvet tablecloths that your future mother-in-law wanted than to blame it on the wedding coordinator? They are a neutral force that can come in without the emotional attachment to the event and make sure everything is exactly how the bride and groom want it.
5. Picture your perfect day
Take a moment and picture your wedding day. What would you be doing leading up to the big event? If you’re thinking sipping on mimosas in the bridal suite or whiskey in the groom’s suite and not tying chair ties and chasing down the DJ, you need a wedding planner. They take care of all the little details while you can relax and enjoy your day. It’s a present to yourself and your family to have a stress-free, relaxing wedding.