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Lots of Linens

Posted 6/26/2017 by Mariannes Rentals

After many, many hours of counting and sorting, the 2017 Linen inventory is in. Our linen selection continues to grow at an aggressive pace, and we felt like it was time to see just how much. So we got out our calculators and added it all up. If you laid all of our linens end to end, we currently have 185 linear MILES of linen... and counting! We'd like to claim that we have the largest privately held linen collection in the United States. As far as our research goes, given our selection of colors, sizes and custom pieces and depth of inventory, we're pretty confident in this statement. If someone else has a claim to the contrary, we'd be happy to accept the challenge!!

This guy, Cesar Narez, is our Laundry Manager / Linen  Superhero. He and his staff keep all those linens clean, pressed and accessible for customers. Although we may ask you to wait a few minutes for us to pull your last minute linen order, given the sheer size of what we store, this is an incredible feat. 

       

And while our delivery radius customers may be able to come into the showroom to experience the what each and every linen looks like, we're working hard to make our online inventory just as easy to navigate. All of our linen items are available for shipping nationwide! We have hundreds of exclusive and unique styles as well as huge quantities of popular favorites available. Even better, this year we reduced pricing on almost our entire inventory, making our linen selection one of the most competitively priced available as well! You can learn more in this related post "Save more Green."    

Whatever your needs, style or budget, we're sure we've got the right linen for you! If you need help deciding, our friendly rental consultants would love to suggest some great options! They are available in person or by phone Monday through Friday from 9:00 - 5:30 CST.

                                   


Editorial Feature: InTents Magazine

Posted 6/9/2017 by Mariannes Rentals

We're honored to be featured in this months issue of InTents Magazine. This industry publication is a great resource for tent companies around the world. Reading InTents is a part of the continual investment in education and awareness of cutting edge products and techniques at Marianne's Rentals. Ultimately that keeps our customers safe and happy with their tent rentals! So of course, we were a little bit giggly over the honor of having a featured article written about our company! The article highlights not only our tent inventory but also how we are committed to providing our customers with service and selection in all areas of rentals. You can check it out HERE. Thanks InTents Magazine!


Ready to pop the question?

Posted 6/6/2017 by Mariannes Rentals

Image: Sheradee Hurst Photography

If you are ready to get engaged, or know someone who is (or should be!) give him a little push and get him to enter this amazing opportunity! We are giving away a SUPRISE ENGAGEMENT this summer together with Inspire.Event and an absolute dream team of special event vendors. We've got all the details covered - from an amazing venue to a celebration you'll never forget! All you need to do is apply HERE and get ready to BRING THE RING!

Applications must be received by June 26th | Winners will be notified July 5th, 2017!

Participating Vendors:

Inspire Events

Marianne's Rentals

Hazel Paper Co.

Abbey Road Catering

Amy Cakes

Blue Label Bartending

The Red Barn on Waldo's Pond

Chasen Shaw Entertainment

Leslee Layton Films

Sheradee Hurst Photography

 


Introducing Down Lighting!

Posted 5/24/2017 by Mariannes Rentals

You've heard of up lights, those little warriors of room transformation, and we are excited to announce the introduction of a versatile new product which expands this concept into down lighting! Our new lightweight, magnetic LED powered lights can be used up, down and sideways to create new and versatile applications with powerful coverage and color! In a room with high ceilings, using this product as a down light together with an uplight can ensure even coverage and dramatic effect. Or, use it solely as a down light to create a very different effect that draws attention to a spectacular ceiling, creates a non-traditional atmosphere or feeling of height in a room.

See the images below of this product used all three ways to wash this reception in white and then in blue.

This little powerhouse boasts a coveted capacity for a portable LED light: it will produce a beautiful warm white, as shown in the top left image. If you've typically thought of LED event lighting as producing a cool, blue-white effect, this product does not! The warm white is inviting, soothing and can even be called romantic - reminiscent of a candle's glow. When used in colors, it creates dynamic, brilliant color that can spread farther and with a wider range of colors than other LED fixtures. 

The fixtures are easily operated with a remote control and simple to install. Our full-service crew can help you achieve just the right look with a combination of these and other specialty lighting products. Or, you are welcome to pick them up and install them yourself!

Don't be fooled, while there are many ways and reasons to use this light, it isn't always the right fixture for every application. But whatever the right fixture is, we can help you identify it, as well as provide and install it at a reasonable cost. Your gorgeous linens and florals deserve the right wash of light that will make them glow without over illuminating the room. And sometimes, a traditional up light is the right product for a focused, dramatic effect. Whatever your vision, our creative rental consultants and full-service lighting team can transform your event with just the right atmosphere. 

[Image Credit, above] Sherry Lynch Photography


Congratulations Brandi!

Posted 5/23/2017 by Mariannes Rentals

   

We are proud to announce that Brandi Herrell has added her Certified Event Rental Professional accreditation to her already long list of contributions and accomplishments here at Marianne's Rentals.  The C.E.R.P. program is a nationally recognized industry training and certification program provided by the American Rental Association. Marianne's Rentals is proud to employ Certified Event Rental Professionals and offer this training to our loyal employees as part of our commitment to safety and service to you!

Since 2009, Brandi has been using her sharp skills and creativity to help our customers with their rental needs. We thought it fitting that when asked about one of her favorite events, she referenced this unique New Year's Eve wedding designed by Sue and Lou Events. It was quite the celebration and is a great representation of some of the beautiful work she has done for us!

Over the last year, Brandi has transitioned into a new position as our Inventory Control Officer.  She interfaces with both department managers and the sales team to ensure that our over half a million products in 7 warehouses is accurately managed and available for you online! This behind the scenes work is crucial to our continued growth and success and has reaped immediate benefits for us. She still continues to serve many of her loyal customers as well, so you can still ask for her in the showroom!

[Image credits] Headshot: Laske Images | Event: Randy Coleman Photography


Save more Green: New Lower Linen Prices

Posted 3/10/2017 by Mariannes Rentals

We've been working hard to crunch the numbers and are excited to announce that we've lowered linen prices across hundreds of popular styles and colors of our beautiful custom linens! Marianne's Rentals has one of the largest linen collections in the nation and is making some of our most popular selections even more attractove with improved pricing across every size and style!  

There has never been a better time to consider renting linens for your wedding or next special event. Did you know there are over 1,200 tablecloth selections to choose from? With more than half of them featuring prices lowered by 15%-30% the choices are virtually endless. Below are some favorite tablescapes, all featuring linens with new lower prices!

Featuring Sparkling Ivory Linen 

Image: Holli B Photography | Event Designer: Leslie Herring Events

Featuring Shantung Cornflower Linen

 Image: Magnolia Adams | Designer: Blair Sims Events

Featuring Polyester Dark Grey Linens

Image: Anna Lee Media | Designer: Aisle Be With You


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!