What a great day to be inside and warm at the Tulsa Wedding Show held out at the Renaissance Hotel yesterday. Lasting Impressions has been at this show for a number of years but I think this has to be the largest group of brides to ever walk through the door.
And, maybe the BEST group. We talked with hundreds of happy young couples in all stages of planning their Very Important Day. Not surprisingly, there are still some people out there who wait until four or five months before the big day to line up the vendors they need. And that can make for some stressed out brides!
The trend I see is to longer engagements and therefore, longer periods of time to plan the wedding. That makes good sense and is probably the key to keeping the blood pressure in check. The other key is to line up your wedding planner EARLY and get started. The early worm and all that . . .
It was a great day and we enjoyed meeting each and every bride, groom, MOB, FOB, MOG and FOG (well come to think of it, not sure I met a Father of the Groom).
A big shout out to Vicki Taylor and the Tulsa Wedding Show for producing a first class event. And of course to the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel for making our lives easier! See below for photos of the day.
The Lasting Impressions booth setup and ready to greet the Brides and Grooms. We hope we were able to talk to YOU!
Our display table featured the 2010 color of the year - Turquoise - along with shades of purple and green. Think Peacock feathers. We got lots of comments from Brides who are planning some combination of these colors in their own weddings.
The tables are a great way to show off our style and offer inspiration to the Brides who want to add some pizzaz to their own reception tables.
Our LI designed centerpiece featured green goddess callas,eggplant callas, cool water roses, cymbidium orchids, purple misty and hydrangeas, with green trachelium and surrounded by satellite arrangements of deep purple carnations, orchids and reindeer moss.
We like centerpieces either short enough for guests to see over or like this one, tall enough to let guests see through to the other side of the table. We also like the square table we used - it adds variety and will still seat eight guests.
Our linens are always special and we used fabulous designer linens available through LI as well as some incredible napkin rings we found on a recent buying trip. Note the wonderful, coordinated menu cards by The Inviting Place.
It's amazing how many items come in Turquoise, like the individual sized Asti Spumante bottles shown here in our own wine coolers.
And who could resist favors of sparkly chocolate bon bons placed in these precious Turquoise cups?
And, OK, it's not bad being surrounded by a bunch of hunky "groom models" who were participating in the style show and just dropped by the LI booth. It's a tough job but someone has to do it! Stay warm!