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Spring 2017 Inspiration Editorial: Gibson Events

Posted 2/3/2017 by Mariannes Rentals

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.  

 


Spring 2017 Inspiration Editorial: Aisle Be With You

Posted 1/20/2017 by Mariannes Rentals

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!  

 

Featured Item Above: Diana White Wine Glass, appropriate for our venue Waters Edge Winery!

Hair and Makeup: Lexi Faught | Models: Talor Reazin and Seth Heckart | Attire: JJ Kelly Bridal

 

Amazing Floral Garlands and Pendants by Trochta's Flowers on our Pandora Beige Linen.

Also featuring Uplighting, Crossback Chairs and tablesettings by us. For more on that, keep scrolling!

 

Calligrapher Rachel Kathryn Designs put the finishing touches on the place settings featuring our classic Antoinette Green Dinner Plate with the Column Stripe Sapphire Napkin.

Also featured are the Parisian Gold Flatware, Alpine Gold Charger, Amber Goblet and Windsor Gold Band Goblet.

 

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!


Wedding Redo Styled Shoot: Layla & Bobby

Posted 9/29/2016 by Mariannes Rentals

It's not every day you get to be a part of a styled shoot with so much heart! We were thrilled when Sue & Lou Events asked us to partner with them and Tara Lokey Photography to provide our pretties for Layla & Bobby's styled shoot. Layla & Bobby of Chickasa are the winners of Tara's Wedding Redo Styled Shoot contest. She graciously gave away her services to this lovely couple to redo their wedding portraits. 

Featured Items: Creation Blush Linen over Charcoal Polyester | Diana Settee | Mercury Glass Mirror | Pure Champagne Coupe | Mercury Glass Tray

Here is a bit of what Layla wrote in her contest entry: (you can read and see more on Tara's blog)

"I have too many blessings to complain about a bad picture: a mom who battled cancer and kicked its butt, a dad who has told me that I’m special every day of my life, a husband who has loved me so fiercely that I realized I was worth loving, a sister who has always believed in me and encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone, a God who never gives up on me, and a son who is more beautiful (inside and out) than I ever imagined possible.  My smile now reflects all of those things that I just couldn’t see about myself before."

Since her wedding, Layla lost over 160 lbs and her hard work, combined with her sweet attitude proves she was more than deserving of this experience. And boy did she shine!

Many other talented vendors came together to make this happen for Layla & Bobby. We're proud to have worked with so many giving and generous professionals on this project!

Venue: Gaillardia Country Club | Hair & Makeup: Sharon Tabb | Gown: Moliere Bridal | Floral: Cole Dewey Designs | Cake: Amy Cakes | Videographer: Carpe Diem Video | Car: Kings Limosine 


Set the Table: June Anniversary Promotion

Posted 6/2/2016 by Mariannes Rentals

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!


Meet Savannah

Posted 5/10/2016 by Mariannes Rentals

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.

Also featured: Beaded Glass Plate | Sponge Gold Glass Charger | European Flatware | Satin Storm Navy Napkin | Brianna White Linen


All the Pretties: May Anniversary Promotion

Posted 5/3/2016 by Mariannes Rentals

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!

 


Introducing Louis

Posted 4/27/2016 by Mariannes Rentals

 

We're so excited to debut our Louis Chair! Comfortable, elegant...BEAUTIFUL, we can't wait to see how our creative customers style this new classic! We are able to offer the upholstery in black for two versatile options. Come see all the options in our showroom and give it a try any time. We would love to hear what you think! Available immediately for $25 each.


Lighting Changes Everything: April Anniversary Promotion

Posted 4/14/2016 by Mariannes Rentals

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!

 

 

 


Limited Time Chiavari Promotion!

Posted 1/2/2016 by Mariannes Rentals

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!


Press: Brides of Oklahoma and Gibson Events 2015

Posted 2/4/2015 by Mariannes Rentals

We're proud of this feature from the 2015 issue of Brides of Oklahoma featuring photos by Amanda Watson Photography and design by Gibson Events.  The American Girls Brunch with the Bride (and her maids!) concept is certainly a brunch I'd like to attend!  Those yummies from Abbey Road Catering are sure looking tasty on our white with double band gold plates!  

Our versatile crossback mahogany farm chairs look great with one of our favorite linens, Column Sapphire!  Check out the press pages below to see how the whole event came together. 

Get the Look from Marianne's Rentals for Special Events!

Column Sapphire Linen | 60" Round Table | Mahogany Farm Chair | Grigio Velvet Charger | White with Double Gold Band China | Georgian Wine Glass | Majestic Gold Water Goblet | Hammered Flatware

 


Merry Christmas from Marianne's!

Posted 12/12/2014 by Mariannes Rentals

Christmas is one of our favorite times of the year at Mariannes Rentals for Special Events!  Every year, we celebrate with a much anticipated party where the employees from every department come together to celebrate the benefits of the hard work and dedication of our teammates. Last night, we laughed and cheered for each other at Kyle's 1025 Restaurant and had the best time.  If you haven't been, we highly recommend the fried chicken and salted caramel cheesecake - among many other things!

Last year our friends from Von Wedding Films came to capture all the pretties so we could share this holiday inspiration with you!  We celebrated at the beautiful Red Barn on Waldo's Pond and loved every minute! 

 


Color Inspiration: Red

Posted 12/9/2014 by Mariannes Rentals

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


5 Things to Consider When Having an Outdoor Wedding

Posted 10/9/2014 by Mariannes Rentals

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!  


Featured Vendor: Jane Kelly Weddings & Parties

Posted 9/10/2014 by Mariannes Rentals

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

 


Top 5 Reasons You Need A Wedding Planner

Posted 9/5/2014 by Mariannes Rentals

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. 


Featured Vendor: Gibson Events

Posted 8/19/2014 by Mariannes Rentals

 

Photography - Josh McCullock

get this look:
Chairs - Chiavari Chair: White Resin
Linen - Shantung: White
China - Square: White | Square: Clear
Glassware - Silver Rim Collection | Teardrop Collection
Chandelier - Tree Branch
Flatware - Hammered Collection


How To Afford Your Dream Wedding

Posted 8/6/2014 by Mariannes Rentals

We’re friends here, right? We at Marianne’s Rentals are going to let you in on a secret. Do you want to have the best wedding possible? With every last detail taken care of? With the decorations and food that you really desire? With a small budget? 

Invite less people. 

Now hear us out. We know that you want to invite that girl you had class with one time in college who agreed a little too strongly when you mentioned you were unlucky in love. We know that you want to invite every last sorority sister or fraternity brother two years older than you and two years younger than you. But think of it this way – would you want to spend $100+ dollars on that person? If you wouldn’t take them out to dinner for $100, they shouldn’t be invited. 

 

 

 

When planning a guest list, you should figure out how much you want to spend per person. Factor in everything – not just the food. The decorations, the alcohol, the music, etc. It really makes you look at your guest list differently. You could have an “eh” wedding and invite 350 people, or you could have the wedding you’ve always dreamed of with just 100 guests made up of your family and closest friends. 

 

 

 

 Put your money where it matters. Numbers are everything when it comes to budget. Be honest about what you can afford and also be careful when purchasing “packages”. Some wedding venues have packages for 150 guests, but if you’re only inviting 80, then there’s 70 guests you are paying for, but aren’t there. Have it at the right venue. Just because a venue is free, doesn’t mean you’re going to not spend the same amount getting tables and chairs there versus a place that already has everything that you need.

 

 

 

When you think about it, all you really need is a bride, a groom, (or two grooms and two brides), a witness and a judge. Everything else is extra. We’ll try not to get sappy here, but a wedding is really about celebrating a couple and the new journey they are about to take together. You don’t always need 350 people mauling a chocolate fountain in the background to do that. 

 

 

 

Did you have an intimate wedding, or are you planning one? Leave us a comment below and let us know what worked for you!


Inspiration: Garden Wedding

Posted 7/28/2014 by Mariannes Rentals

 

get this look:
Chandelier - White With Crystals
Linen - Taffeta With Circles | Fawn: Linen
Chairs - Bamboo | Chiavari: White Resin | Garden: White Resin


Featured Vendor: Leslie Herring Events

Posted 6/16/2014 by Mariannes Rentals

 

contributing vendors:
Wedding Planner - Leslie Herring Events
Photography - Holli B Photography
Cake - Amy Cakes

Inspiration: Perfect Pinks

Posted 6/3/2014 by Mariannes Rentals

 

 
 

Linens so fabulous, you'll want to wear them!

Posted 6/3/2014 by Mariannes Rentals

 

April 15th was the annual Linen Runway Show. We at Marianne’s Rentals look forward to this event every year. This year was extra special because we got to help produce this meaningful and fun video, You’re Worth More Than Gold. 

 

 

But the main event, the runway show, is what we love the most.

Two hours, over twelve thousand dollars raised, three hundred guests, twenty-two miracle kids and siblings, twenty-two Miss Oklahoma contestants and one night to remember. The 2014 Linen Runway show benefits Children’s Miracle Hospitals and the Miss Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant. We’re so happy and proud to announce that over twelve thousand dollars was raised to benefit both of our deserving causes.

If you didn’t attend this year, you might be wondering why we call it the Linen Runway Show. It’s because at Marianne’s Rentals, we have linens so fabulous, you’ll want to wear them! And we’re being totally serious. Some our favorite tablecloths make amazing dresses. We dressed Miss Oklahoma Scholarship contestants to the nines – in tablecloths! Here are some of our favorite looks: (and you’re going to have to join us for next year's show!)

  

I know the answer to your question – yes you can rent these tablecloths for your own fabulous wedding or event! To do so, just click here. We have over 25,000 tablecloths and linens available for rental.
This event took a village to put on. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing sponsors.

Gaillardia Country Club

Gigi’s Cupcakes

Ford Audio VideoBlo.

The Fleuriste

Paper8

Innovative Event Solutions

EZ Fun Company

Traina Photography

Oklahoma City Perfect Wedding Guide

Brides of Oklahoma

Von Wedding Films

Marianne's Rentals for Special Events

Judy Lehmbeck

The Wedding Belle


If you have any questions about the 2014 Linen Runway show, don’t hesitate to ask! If you want to be involved in next year’s event, be sure to let us know.
 
 


5 Ways To Dress Up A Garden Chair

Posted 6/3/2014 by Mariannes Rentals

 

When planning a wedding, attention is in every detail. When you’re thinking about the food, the DJ, the booze – who has time to think about chair décor? This is why it’s one of the most overlooked parts of the wedding. But the way you dress up your seating can make a huge difference on your big day. Here are 5 ways to dress up even the plainest chair for your wedding so you and the guests can make it an event to remember.

 

1. Sashes and such

 

Chair ties are a great way to incorporate your wedding colors into the smallest of details. There are tons of different variations of bows and brooches, so you can dress your chairs up or go for a more subtle elegance.

 

2. Burlap fabric and rosettes

 

For the couples that want a more vintage and earthly feel, burlap is a great alternative to satin or even organza. Paired with a blush rosette, these chairs are sure to add that certain “wow” factor to a down-home country wedding. It goes great with that reclaimed wood in your barn wedding!


3. To the left, to the left (or right!)

 

 

  

When thinking about aisle decorations, think no further than chair ties. Since they’re so versatile, you can pull them to the side and all of the guest’s vision will be pulled towards the most important part of the wedding – the wedding party and (we all know it’s true) the bride!


If you’re not willing to decorate every single chair, just think about the back row – it’s just as effective.

 

 

 

 4.  Throw a broach on that bow!

 

What is more elegant than a perfectly tied bow? When added to a garden chair, the whole look of the wedding seating changes. You can leave it plain, or add a sparkling brooch to take the wedding look to another level. It’s all up to you!

 

5. Fresh flowers and organza

 

 

This one is our favorite! Adding different textures and fabrics can really make a difference in the way your seating looks. Fresh flowers and organza transform the wedding space into a whimsical setting- the perfect place to get married. Think about adding in flowers – it makes a difference.

 


The Importance of China

Posted 6/3/2014 by Mariannes Rentals

…We’re not just talking about the country.

China. You need it at your next event. Marianne’s can provide you with tons of different options and styles for the next soiree you throw. Here are the top 5 reasons why you need to rent china and table settings for your wedding, birthday party or dinner party. 

 

1. It’s hassle free – and looks good.

The stylists at Marianne’s will work with you to find the perfect table setting for your event. There are tons of options to choose from, and let’s face it – two heads are better than one. When you visit our awesome showroom, we’ll make sure you have the perfect tools to throw a party that won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

2. You don’t have to wash them. 

You know that feeling- after a great party, there’s always a mess in the kitchen. When you rent china, all you do is rinse them off and throw the dishes back in the box (okay, don’t throw, but place carefully) and bring them back to our warehouse. You can also arrange for delivery and pick up. How easy is that? 

 

3. It’s classy.

Our philosophy is, if you’re going to do something, do it all the way. We want you to have the most successful event you can, and also showcase your personality in the details. Plus, the pictures afterward will look AWESOME.

4. It’s cost effective.

When you think of fine china, most think of a stuffy dinner party, but we’re here to tell you that you can also make it work at a breezy summer dinner outside or a special Bunko night. Also, we have price points for fine china for every budget. Most of our plates start at .50 cents a plate. How can you beat that?

5. It’s good for the environment.

Think about all the paper plates that are just thrown away after events and cookouts. When you rent place settings, it’s better for the environment. That means you can now go a little bit crazier with the hairspray. Go on! We won’t judge.

 

Are you convinced yet?? To learn more about the options we have for place settings, click here.


Inspiration: Gorgeous Golds

Posted 5/4/2014 by Mariannes Rentals
get this look:
Charger - Gold Lacquer
Flatware - Gold Plated
China - Vanessa Gold