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Unique Tent Feature: Tidewater Sailcloth

Posted 7/24/2018 by Mariannes Rentals

 Featured Items: Tidewater Tent 32' X 50'Cora BuffetLounge Seating Furniture

 

There’s no denying, the Tidewater Sailcloth Tent is just as pretty as it is practical. We partnered with Aisle Be With You, and a wonderful group of talented vendors to show her off right! We’re waiting to show off more of the small details of this gorgeous collaboration, but it’s high time the Tidewater had a more grand introduction to Oklahoma in these beautiful images by Traina Photography.

 

A luxurious reinterpretation of the classic pole tent, the Tidewater features real wood beams at its center and along the perimeter. The dreamy, translucent top allows natural light to enter and creates a soft, romantic glow under the tent. It pairs perfectly with the twinkle of bistro lights around the perimeter.

 

Featured Items: Pure GlasswareVintage Brass Candlesticks

 

Outside, each peak of the tent has a sweet flag that flutters when the infamous Oklahoma wind comes sweeping down the plain. This specific Tidewater Tent can be set up both smaller and larger, giving it one or three peaks, respectively, as opposed to the two used in this setup. All sizes can have clear walls, making it better protection during the expectation of rain while maintaining it’s airy, romantic styling.

 

 

Although we are waiting for another time to debut all of the romantic details and exceptional work of the vendor team, we can’t leave you without showing off this sneak peek that shows just how much drama the Tidewater brings to the day and crediting the exceptional work of our vendor team! Scroll all the way to the end to see the gorgeous video by PenWeddings for even more inspiration from these incredible partners!

 

 Designer: Aisle Be With You | Photographer: Traina Photography | Videographer: PenWeddings |

Venue: Coles Garden | Florist: Poppy Lane Design  

 


Outdoor Stages: Basic To Brilliant

Posted 7/20/2018 by Mariannes Rentals

Check out the platform warehouse! We’re geeking out over these pictures from Colorband Photoartisans of stacks and stacks of our 4’ x 4’ Modular Platforms. Our 4’ x’ 4’ Modular Platforms are an incredibly versatile and portable product that allow us to work event magic where you need it! And this is where you can learn why and how platforms in quantities small or large can be the event solution you need! And boy, do we have a lot of them!

 

 

Use platforms to create sturdy outdoor stages

This is the most common use for platforms, because parties are happening everywhere, right?! From outdoor festivals and community events to your own backyard, we can elevate the performance with the perfect size platform that’s artist approved! We love this post by Drive Band of their performance in the Deep Deuce District on our stage.

 

 

We’ve got all kinds of accessories to take stages from basic to brilliant when you need a custom installation. And our hardworking crews are trained to do all the setup and teardown for you when you reserve with delivery! Check out these behind the scenes pictures from our platform web shoot.

 

 

Left: 10’ x 12’ stage assembled with a round front | Right: our crew attaches stairs to the stage

 

Image: Aaron Snow Photography | Venue: Private Residence, Rader, Texas

 

Use platforms to create level surfaces

The most common application for leveling an uneven surface is for a tented event. It may be that you just need your tables and chairs to avoid sinking into a soft ground. Or, that the surface is uneven and an entire tent needs to be leveled as shown at the corporate event tent below. This one is complete with safety rails, a leveled stair for egress and the decks are neatly skirted.

 

 

There really is no limit to what we can put on a platform or where! This is a VIP viewing area for the Oklahoma Regatta Festival with 9 high peak tents. Platforms can be elevated 6-8 feet off the ground when necessary. Our CERP expert and Operations Manager, Fernando Rodriguez will perform a site visit for customers needing these applications to make sure the logistics are carefully planned and that the installation is safely and securely executed by our crew.

 

 

 We have a lot of platforms, but there are days where this warehouse is empty!

 

 

Dress it up or down!

4’ x 4’ Platforms aren’t just for outdoor events. We can dress them up with carpet, wood, vinyl and more if you aren’t interested in seeing the wood decks. Below is a beautiful event, leveled on platforms and then carpeted, creating a foundation for one of our most popularly imaged tents of all time.

 

Image: Traina Photography | Designer: The Wedding Belle | Venue: Private Residence, Gaillardia

 

We admit it. Some of these pictures are only cool to us. This image was taken in Rader, Texas where we floored a tent and then put a stage on top of it for the band. But in the end, beautiful moments like these are often built on a foundation of solid, practical platforms!

 

Image: Aaron Snow Photography | Band: Souled Out


Unique Tents

Posted 6/6/2018 by Mariannes Rentals

Image: Hope Photography | Venue: Private Property

Looking for a unique venue or need more space for the party? Tents are the answer! We’ve got tents in every size - and even a few shapes. Consider taking it a step further than just problem-solving. Marianne’s Rentals can give you the opportunity to create a tented event unlike any other. Over the years, the technical structure of tents hasn't evolved much for both practical and safety reasons. Most tented weddings are differentiated by the decor and layout under the tent. We've have more options!

Marianne's Rentals is pleased to offer our customers the most innovative and unique looks for tented weddings and events. The Timbertrac Tent is new, not only to the local market, but the industry as a whole. Introduced two years ago, and has only been seen in a handful of locations across the United States, we’re proud to offer it to Oklahoma!

Designer: Inspire Event | Location: The Red Barn on Waldo’s Pond | Image: Sheradee Hurst Photography

The Tidewater Tent is a reinvented version of the old-school pole tent. This beautiful tent’s sailcloth top and warm wood poles have more style and flair than ever before. Additionally, while many inexpensively designed pole tents are not safe for the average wind speed in Oklahoma, we’re confident in the excellent engineering of the Tidewater Tent. We can offer this sailcloth tent to our customers with the assurance of its durability when combined with the installation of our expertly trained staff.

Designer: Aisle Be With You | Venue: Cole’s Garden | Image: Traina Photography

Still looking to enjoy the feeling of a starry night overhead? Our new clear top tent might be the one for you! After dark, this tent is out of this world fun! And, as seen in the first photo in this post - it offers plenty of romance too. That tent is also a structure tent, while the below-pictured tent is a frame tent. We can provide this stunning top option for both styles, depending on your event needs.

Designer: Judy Lehmbeck Bridal and Party | Venue: Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club | Image: Perez Photography

That’s not all! If you’re still in love with a white wedding tent, we have the highest quality liners in the widest variety of size selection available for both frame and clearspan structure tents. This has to be one of our favorite events ever! There's no denying it's beauty. Did we mention we offer lighting and rigging in all of our tents, so you can customize with chandeliers and decor!

Design: The Wedding Belle | Location: Private Residence | Image: Traina Photography | Florist: The Fleuriste

Add lighting, draping and unlimited decor options for tables, chairs, linens, dishes and centerpieces - we mean business when it comes to tented events! And while we primarily serve the Oklahoma City metro area, we've been known to install tents in Kansas, North Texas, Missouri and Arkansas. If you are looking for a trusted name in the midwest for specialty tent installations, Marianne's Rentals is the place to go. We'll be featuring each of these tents in more depth coming up on the blog. So come back to learn more, or visit out Tent Galleries for more photo inspiration!


Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. RENT!

Posted 3/15/2018 by Mariannes Rentals

In honor of International Recycling day, let's talk about the 4th R! Did you know that renting is a responsible consumer choice for shared consumption? If your carbon footprint is important, consider the environmental benefits of renting! Instead of every person needing to purchase tents, tables, and chairs for their event, renting is the ultimate form of reuse and recycling, reducing the need for the production of things that are ultimately not truly utilized. At Marianne's Rentals, we give consumers options in a variety of price points and styles to create gorgeous events without needing to purchase! A much more environmentally conscious choice. The idea of renting and reuse of a quality product more than once, or shared consumption, does not make the value of an item go down every time someone uses it, but instead, makes an item available for others and is a great way to do business!

 

Events are special, but they can be full of waste. Many people do not think through the initial impulse to buy and own an item. In addition to the purchase price, a buyer must consider the time to procure, unpackage, assemble and possibly perform other tasks to ready an item like washing food items before using or pressing linens. After the event, an owner is responsible for cleaning, repackaging and storing items. Typically, these things are in the greater bulk than an average consumer will be able to use again, because there were lots of guests at their event. At that point, an owner must assess the cost of storage or effort of reselling items they are unlikely to get the original investment back for! Renting is not only a responsible choice for the environment but also for most people's use of both their time and money!

 

At Marianne's Rentals, products are cleaning before and after an event, furniture is taken care of, linens are pressed, and everything can be delivered and set up! We want to take away as much stress as possible and help give you the items you need to fulfill your vision of the event, whether it is a wedding, shower, birthday party, corporate event, or anything else! Renting allows everyone the availability of beautiful, quality choices that may not be feasible otherwise. Instead, you rent for a much less fee and do not have to worry about storage, or set up! Later, someone else will use the items again in a new and interesting way. Because of the care for quality that we take, the lives of our products are filled with many beautiful shared memories!

Below you will see three different ways our Gold Chiavari has been used and styled! 

 

Top image: Holli B Photography | Bottom images: Amanda Watson Photography


Something Old, Something New!

Posted 2/16/2018 by Mariannes Rentals

We couldn't be more excited to announce that Oklahoma City's beloved vintage furniture company, Ruby's Vintage Rentals, is now at home with our rapidly expanding furniture and decor department. Darla and Kelsi, the Ruby's Vintage Rental's owners have carefully curated the most beautiful collection and have trusted the Marianne's team with caring for and growing their vision of bringing heirloom quality pieces to Oklahoma's special events. They will be much missed by the local events industry, and we are honored they chose us to care for their collection.

With over 50 pieces and new ones already on the way, this collection has us excited! From family photo sessions and bridal portraits to lounge areas at posh parties and sweetheart settees, there is something for everyone.

Image: Lauren B Photography

Marianne's is thrilled to be honoring all outstanding contracts from Ruby's Vintage Rentals and we can't wait for our customers to see these great additions. You can already shop many pieces online HERE and we'd love to make a special viewing appointment with you! Select pieces are on display in the showroom and, by appointment, a salesperson can escort you to our newly stocked, vintage warehouse.

From our family to yours, come be inspired by beautiful vintage seating and statement solutions for your next special event!

Image: Scissortail Stories


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.

                                   


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


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


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.