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Featured Event: Maria + Bennett

Posted 7/30/2018 by Mariannes Rentals

This gorgeous wedding at Sparrow Beginnings is a favorite for so many reasons. First, Maria and her family were so great to work with from the very first time we met them! Second, it’s always a pleasure working with great professionals - especially when you have a lot of work to do in a short amount of time. Stephyn, owner and lead planner at Southern Charm Events not only spearheaded a great design process, but a smooth installation for one of our most complex room flips to date!  Maria wanted to use this gorgeous venue to its fullest, for both the ceremony and reception. And, she brought in rentals to customize the space completely - so there was a lot to do!

 

Featured Item: Gold Chiavari Chair

 

We love this image where the couple exchange a happy kiss right after their recessional. Their guests still seated and the wedding party still at the altar, they share a private moment in a room filled with people. And what you can’t see, is that our full service crew is waiting in the wings to quickly transform this same space into a glamorous reception!

Our team set up for the ceremony and then we returned and transformed the space in under an hour - with time to spare for Redeemed Productions to take amazing pictures of the space. Here, our gold chiavari’s silently sit in the sunlight filled room, waiting for the arrival of guests.

 

 

  

And 45 minutes later, tables have been set up, linens thrown, chairs reset and dishes placed. We were honored to work alongside The Fleuriste’s crew who quickly reset the aisle florals onto the tables as centerpieces. Voila! It’s amazing what magic can be accomplished with a good plan!

 

The reception was full of gorgeous details and fun for a party that didn’t stop until well into the next morning. Who wasn’t in awe over this elegant cake by Mishelle Handy Cakes, flanked by The Fleuriste’s gorgeous florals and set against the floral draped grand staircase? Set in the very same spot the bride had walked down to meet her groom an hour earlier.

 

Featured Item: Peach and Sequin Copper Linen Sheer over Candlelight Glo Satin

 

 Every place setting was luxuriously appointed. Regardless of the tight timeline, no details were spared in design or execution. Here, the Bride’s place setting is highlighted with a sweet place card.

 

Featured item: Divine Gold ChargerPearl Lace Ivory LinenCaprice Cognac Linen

 

This party lasted well into the next morning, full of captivating entertainment and energy! We couldn’t have been more honored to be entrusted to setting the stage for all this joyous celebration!

 

 

Oh, and did we mention that all this happened under the duress of a rain plan?! It didn’t dampen spirits one bit, nor did it throw us or any of the other pros off track. If you’re looking for vendors you can trust to take care of your big day - check out Maria and Bennett’s team. And don’t forget to scroll all the way down to check out the video, also by Redeemed Productions!

 

Featured Vendors

Designer: Southern Charm Events | Photographer & Videographer: Redeemed Productions | Florals: The Fleuriste

Venue: Sparrow Beginnings |Cake: Mishelle Handy Cakes | Band: Box Talent Agency

 


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


Summer Parties and Outdoor Events

Posted 7/5/2018 by Mariannes Rentals

Long summer evenings mean late night fun with family and friends. It’s time to get out of the house and make use of that back patio or front yard to celebrate life! Don’t have all the trimmings or want to make your event really memorable? Follow these simple tips to create a fun outdoor environment with solutions that beat the heat, follow these tips:

 

 

1. Provide your guests with fun activities

Featured items: Tic Tac Toe, Giant Tumble TowerFour-in-a-Row

 

Yard games are one of our most popular summer rentals for all kinds of events! Perfect for kids or adults, we have everything from Four-in-a-Row and the Giant Tumble Tower to the traditional Ladder Golf and Cornhole games which are perfect for tournaments. Yardzee anyone?

 

2.Create intimate, fun spaces with color and lounge seating

 Designer: Inspire Events | Images: Sheradee Hurst Photography

Featured items: Crossback Bench, Erica Tables, Crossback Bar StoolHeidi Linen: Raspberry

 

Our extensive furniture collection has so many great options to choose from! Create as much or as little casual seating as you’d like with a few tables and chairs for congregating around as well. Smaller tables such as 36” or 48” sizes work well for outdoor parties because they encourage longer conversations. We also offer Patio Tables with Patio Umbrellas to create a bit of shade for a daytime event. Bistro tables and bar stools are another popular choice to create height and visual interest in the outdoor scene, especially when paired with a fun, patterned linen!

 

Designer: About Last Night… Event Planning | Florals: New Leaf Florist

Featured items: Hexagon Accent Table: Marigold, Rockwell Club Chair, Conrad Loveseat, Lit up Coffee Table,

Pucci Linen: PassionArmless Ghost Chairs

 

3. Consider a tent for special effect! 

 

A high peak tent is a great idea for a party with a bit more flair! It defines a space and definitely sets the event apart from your everyday outdoor affair. During the day, tents provide some shade from the heat; at night, they can be illuminated for dramatic effect.

 

4. Stay cool and hydrated!

 

Whether you need to go low tech with ice chests and drink troughs or our practical chill n fill table to keep food and beverages just right, or you’re having a full bar at your party, we’ve got a lot of options! And don’t forget a misting fan to really take the edge off the heat!

 

 

5. Light up the night

Our lighting department can offer almost infinite ways to light up your backyard party. There is no better way to create an enchanting or fun outdoor space than with illumination. Do double duty with contemporary light up lounge furnishings or, add string lighting overhead to patios, trees or even wide open spaces. We can do that! If you can too, we offer bistro and strand lighting for DIY installation as well.

Transform a pool or patio space with practical path lighting that also creates a magical ambiance. We can illuminate landscaping, trees and structures as well to transform your outdoor space. Ask your sales representative for creative ideas!

 

 

Featured items: Lit Pod Chair, Lit CubeLit Hourglass Table

 

 Featured applications: LED Lantern Lights, Bistro Lighting, Path Lighting

 

 Image: Traina Photography

 

6. Consider a WOW factor

Ever party should have a wow factor. We know, it’s probably your great food! But if the occasion is really special, consider going all out with a consultation that makes the best use of your space for your event. Look how fun our LED dance floor is outdoors! We offer the only fully illuminated interactive dance floor in Oklahoma, and its size is fully customizable to fit your space. Check out the party video!