Tips and Tricks | Finding Wedding Inspiration

Check out this helpful advice from expert planner:

Sharon Holm, of Tulsa Weddings and Design


Tips to help you find your wedding inspiration


  1. Jot down the names of your favorite designers and don't just limit it to fashion - think outside the box and even include home interior. design ideas. Pulling different types inspiration from several sources is a great way to figure out what you like and dislike. Then, start a Pinterest board titled "personal style inspiration" and you will soon find a continuous vibe within your "pins".

  2. "Something that makes you feel confident and beautiful is never out of style". This does not apply to clothing only. Designers love to experiment with different patterns textures and accessories throughout the design process to dream up interesting centerpieces and statement decor.

  3. A good chat with your friends and family will always get you pointed in the right direction. When planning a wedding every bride is looking for successful feedback and insight to the types of activities, food and drink that will be enjoyed most at their wedding. So, start discussing!

  4. Grab a glass of wine and put your feet up while paging through a bridal magazine often does the trick for dreamers block. Again, don't forget to browse through other decorating magazines to see what trends captures your eye.
  5. Food blogs and recipe books are also great resources to enhance every day inspiration. You are sure to find a wide selection of menu ideas, table settings, and more all accompanied with the perfect ambience and creativity you were looking for. 
  6. Take a trip back in time and browse through an antique store. Personally, there's just something inside those old shelves that triggers ideas for new and improved creations. 
  7. Love to travel? You can often find great inspiration from places you have been or places you wish to go. Personalize your day with culture and your guests will be talking non stop to all their friends about your wedding day. 
  8. Last but not least, go window-shopping. If you want to find the hottest trends and must-have items they're always displayed at big department stores. See something you love snap a photo, it's a great way to determine what truly catches your eye. 


Start pulling pins for your dream board.



Allow your designer to dream up a collection.


Start discussing ideas with your closest confidants.



Grab that tasty red blend and start browsing.


The food search is on!


Travel to find inspiration.

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Featured Wedding | Emily + Daniel

Emily Corral and Daniel Mason were married May 12th on a perfect Friday afternoon. Rain was forecasted for the whole day but, in true Oklahoma fashion, the sun was out by the end of their portraits and shining strong by the end of their ceremony at their church, St. Benedicts in Broken Arrow. Their Catholic faith is very important to both Emily and Daniel and was evident in even the smallest details of their full mass ceremony.

Emily is also a wedding photographer and so having been to a variety of weddings in Tulsa she already had a vision in mind of the things she wanted most for her wedding day. Almost all her vendors were Tulsa Wedding Society members. In fact, Emily and Daniel were originally planning on getting married on a Saturday in May but when one of their preferred vendors, Andrea Murphy Photography, was already booked they checked with their church and moved their date. So often in this industry, we see clients wait a little too long to book their favorite and preferred vendors so for this reason we highly recommend booking all your "must-have" vendors first thing when planning your wedding so that they aren't booked with other clients.

Emily and Daniel, we all loved being part of your wedding and are so grateful for being entrusted with all the intrinsic and personal details of your beautiful and special day. May you have many years of love and happiness ahead of you.

Featured Vendors

Andrea Murphy Photography


Tulsa Bridal Beauty

Divine Designs by Mandy

Tips and Tricks | TWS Passport Program

Did you know that you could earn $100 from Tulsa Wedding Society by simply booking our trusted members for your wedding? This program is designed to reward brides who see the value in working with TWS vendors. Since it's inception, we have honored 89 passports. That's $8,900 that we have given back to our brides. How do you qualify?

• A bride must have a contract with a minimum of 4 TWS vendors.

• The contracts must meet each members booking minimum.

• The bride must submit an email inquiry to to redeem her passport no later than 2 weeks before the wedding.

That's it! When all the bookings are confirmed, the bride receives an email requesting her address. Then a check for $100 is mailed directly to her the following Monday after the provided wedding date (this process can take up to 7 days).

We love being able to give back to brides and, besides, who couldn't use an extra Benjamin on their honeymoon?!

Here are a few links to weddings that have used at least four TWS members!

Jessica and Blaine

Mia and Calvin

Dawnette and Mike

Samantha and Adam

Trends | Sparktacular

In the lighting field, it's rare to come across something truly unique. Integrity lighting has done just that! Introducing, Sparktacular! This effect shoots 90 second bursts (up to 10 minutes of run time) to a height of 8 to 15 feet in the air. It is completely safe and authorized by the Fire Marshall. Below are a few ways you could use it on your wedding day.

  • ceremony Kiss
  • first dance
  • surprise reveal
  • dance floor effects
  • bride and groom exit
  • photo opportunities

Call 918-425-4446 for pricing!