The Perfect Slice: Why Pizza Is the Ultimate Food Option for a Wedding

By TWS | 07/21/2023

The Perfect Slice: Why Pizza Is the Ultimate Food Option for a Wedding When it comes to planning a wedding, choosing the right food option is crucial to ensuring a memorable and enjoyable celebration. While traditional wedding menus are common, there’s a rising trend that is capturing the hearts (and stomachs) of many couples: serving pizza at weddings! In this blog post, we’ll delve into the reasons why pizza is the best food option for a wedding, offering a delightful and unique experience for both the newlyweds and their guests. 1. Versatility for All Palates: Pizza is a universally loved dish, and for a good reason – it caters to a wide range of tastes and dietary preferences. Whether your guests are vegetarians, meat-lovers, or have specific dietary requirements, pizza can be customized to accommodate everyone. From classic cheese to gourmet toppings like BBQ chicken (The Rookery Building), the options are endless, making it easy to please all guests. 2. Casual Elegance: Weddings often carry an air of formality, but serving pizza brings a delightful touch of casual elegance to the celebration. It creates a warm and friendly atmosphere, encouraging guests to relax and enjoy themselves. The scent of freshly baked pizza wafting through the air is sure to spark feelings of comfort and joy, adding a unique charm to the event. 3. Late-Night Snack Option: As the evening progresses and guests dance the night away, hunger might strike again. Offering pizza as a late-night snack is a brilliant way to keep everyone energized and satisfied until the end of the celebration. Late-night pizza has a comforting allure, and your guests will surely appreciate the thoughtful gesture. 4. Cost-Effective: Weddings can be costly affairs, and catering expenses often take up a significant portion of the budget. Opting for pizza can be a cost-effective solution without compromising on quality and taste. Compared to multi-course meals, pizza catering can save you money, allowing you to allocate more resources to other aspects of the wedding. With its versatility, casual elegance, interactivity, and cost-effectiveness, pizza undoubtedly stands out as the perfect food option for a wedding. As couples seek to infuse their special day with personal touches and unforgettable experiences, serving pizza becomes a delightful way to create cherished memories for themselves and their guests. So, why settle for the ordinary when you can savor the extraordinary? Embrace the pizza party trend and let love and deliciousness be the centerpiece of your wedding celebration! Savastano’s Pizzeria

Professional Photographers Create Ever-lasting Memories

By TWS | 07/18/2023

In the age of smartphones with high-resolution cameras, it’s tempting to think that anyone can take great photos. However, when it comes to capturing important moments, such as weddings, corporate events, or family portraits, hiring a professional photographer can make all the difference. 1. Unmatched Technical Skills and Experience: Professional photographers possess a deep understanding of various photography techniques, lighting conditions, composition, and equipment. They have honed their skills through years of experience, allowing them to capture images that are visually stunning and technically impeccable. Whether it’s finding the perfect angles, adjusting exposure, or working with different lighting situations, professionals can produce images that stand out from the crowd. 2. Artistic Vision and Creativity: Photography is not just about pressing a button; it’s an art form that requires a creative eye. Professional photographers have a unique ability to translate their vision into compelling visual stories. They know how to create beautiful compositions, utilize different perspectives, and incorporate artistic elements that elevate ordinary moments into extraordinary works of art. Their creative prowess adds depth and emotion to photographs, resulting in images that are both impactful and memorable. 3. Specialized Equipment and Tools: While smartphones and consumer-grade cameras have improved significantly, they still cannot match the quality and versatility of professional-grade equipment. Professional photographers invest in high-end cameras, lenses, lighting equipment, and editing software to ensure the best possible outcome for their clients. They understand how to use this equipment effectively, capturing images with exceptional detail, clarity, and color accuracy. Additionally, professionals have access to backup gear, ensuring that technical failures won’t ruin your special moments. 4. Professionalism and Reliability: Hiring a professional photographer means you can rely on their commitment to providing exceptional service. Professionals are punctual, well-prepared, and dedicated to meeting your specific requirements. They have a proven track record of delivering high-quality work consistently, backed by positive reviews and testimonials. With a professional photographer, you can have peace of mind knowing that capturing your important moments is in capable hands. 5. Post-Processing Expertise: The art of photography extends beyond the moment of capturing the image. Professional photographers have extensive knowledge and experience in post-processing techniques, including color correction, retouching, and image enhancement. They have a keen eye for detail and can bring out the best in your images during the editing process. Their expertise ensures that your photographs look polished and professional, elevating the overall quality of the final product. 6. Emotional Connection and Storytelling: Photography is more than just a visual representation; it’s a medium that evokes emotions and tells stories. Professional photographers are skilled in capturing candid moments, genuine expressions, and the essence of a particular event or occasion. They can freeze time and create images that transport you back to the exact moment, allowing you to relive the emotions and memories associated with it. Professional photographers have the ability to tell your unique story through their lens, creating a powerful and enduring narrative. Hiring a professional photographer may require a financial investment, but the benefits and outcomes they offer are unparalleled. Their technical skills, artistic vision, specialized equipment, and dedication to their craft ensure that your photographs are of the highest quality and capture the essence of your special moments. From weddings to corporate events to family portraits, entrusting a professional photographer guarantees stunning images that will be cherished for a lifetime. So, don’t settle for average snapshots—invest in a professional and experience the magic they can create through their lens. TWS Photographers

Bridgerton-Esque” Floral Design

By TWS | 07/11/2023

This colorful wedding floral collection was designed after a “Bridgerton-Esque” inspired theme was requested by my bride Kennade Long. She loved the show and expressed her love for colorful blooms for her wedding at our first meeting and I was immediately thrilled to be her wedding floral designer. From the bride and bridesmaid’s bouquets to the ceremony arrangements and added floral accents and arrangements, this colorful collection literally jumps out of the gorgeous photos curated by Sierra Ellis photography. So much fun and joy in every photo! I always encourage clients to go for it with colorful blooms, but this wedding will forever go down as an all-time colorful favorite! Divine Designs By Mandy

Booking a custom airbrush tan for your wedding

By TWS | 05/02/2023

Booking a custom airbrush tan for your wedding can provide several benefits for your special day. 1. Flawless, natural-looking tan: Sprayd can provide you with a beautiful, even, and natural-looking tan that complements your skin tone and enhances you on your wedding day. 2. Work with Sprayd and achieve that perfect shade that suits your preferences and looks best with your dress and accessories. 3. Safe and convenient: Compared to sunbathing or tanning beds, a custom airbrush tan is a safer and more convenient option. It is a quick and easy process that can be done at the Sprayd locations. 4. Even coverage A custom airbrush tan is applied by a trained Sprayd technician who can ensure that coverage is even to areas that you wish applied. Overall, booking a custom airbrush tan for your wedding can help you feel confident and beautiful on your special day. Just be sure to book your appointment in advance to allow enough time for your tan to fully develop and settle. Sprayd is a sister company to Primp Hair & Makeup Studio, founded by the Primp Girls, Ashlee Bivins, and Heather Valentine, and has been in business for 15+ years. Call and book your appointment with the Sprayd Girls!

How to select the right officiant for you.

By TWS | 04/26/2023

The couple begins planning the wedding attire, the wedding party, the flowers, the venue/location, the wedding cakes, the food, and so much more! Then we realize that we must select the right officiant for our ceremony. This is the individual that is going to “marry” us! These hints and recommendations will make the process of finding the ideal officiant for your event easier as the officiant is the one that can legally marry you, 1. Consult the pastor, priest, or rabbi at the church or other place of worship for information on the rules of the location. Are you a member of this religious house/church or has this stunning site been a dream of yours ever since you were a little girl? Before booking an outside officiant, ask them first! 2. Should I select a male or female officiant? Discuss your partner’s or fiancée’s preferences as well. Doesn’t that seem a little quaint? Keep in mind that the officiant will recite the vows to each of you in front of your guests. Decide if a man or female is more appropriate for you. In either case, a male or female officiant is there to recite the vows that focus on you! 3. How do I select if I know no one? Check out trustworthy websites like Tulsa Wedding Society, or inquire with family and friends to see if they recently attended a wedding and can recommend anyone. To find the person that best matches you, check out their websites, and reviews, and speak or meet with them first. 4. What should I bring up with the celebrant when we first meet? Learn about one another! Is the officiant curious about how you two met? Is the officiant speaking confidently or hesitantly with you? As you get to know one another, you’ll realize that you two have a unique “connection”! Inquire with the officiant about prior indoor or outdoor weddings they have officiated. If you’re unsure, tell the celebrant what you want to see in your wedding vows or, if they have any samples, ask. 5. But what if you want a relative or acquaintance to do the ceremony? Do they have any previous officiating experience? Are they authorized to officiate at lawful weddings by the state and have they received the necessary training? Will there be awkward moments at your wedding? Once upon a time, a father desired to officiate, but when he arrived at the altar, he was overtaken with emotion to the point where the attention was now on him as he had trouble saying the vows. After reading the vows, a couple decided against having their friend officiate because they were “canned” and did not reflect them as a couple or an individual. The vows were too personal when the friend modified them! When you are certain that this is the one, reserve the date with the officiant! However, don’t wait too long as they might already be scheduled since this officiant might be quite well-liked. Obtain a contract and pay the relevant fees. Officiants are legal representatives that want to marry you and be a part of this magical day as you join your lives together. Want an elite officiant, check out the link below! Tulsa Wedding Society Officiants

Divine Designs by Mandy – 2023 People’s Favorite – Art In Bloom – Philbrook Museum

By TWS | 04/10/2023

Congratulations to our very own TWS Member: The Philbrook Museum’s Art In Bloom exhibition’s “People’s Favorite” winner was Divine Designs by Mandy! Again, congratulations to Mandy Miller of Divine Designs by Mandy for such a beautiful floral exhibit!

Book Your 2023 Date!

By TWS | 03/12/2023

Have you waited to reserve a place with your wedding vendor just to find out that they are already booked? Contact a wedding professional from the Tulsa Wedding Society today! The most popular times to book in Oklahoma are in the Spring and Fall. Trees are becoming green in the Spring, and flowers are blooming. The lovely warm orange, crimson, and gold appearances of Fall flowers and trees are just beginning. Check out the top Tulsa Wedding Society professionals and schedule an appointment today! For contact information for our excellent professionals at the Tulsa Wedding Society, click the links below. Cakes & Catering Draperies & Lighting Flowers Hair & Make-Up Music & Entertainment Officiants Photography Specialty Services Venues Videography Wedding Planning & Coordination

Featured Newson6 – Sharon Holm – Tulsa Wedding & Design

By TWS | 03/07/2023

One of Tulsa Wedding Society’s premiere wedding planners was featured on Channel 6 News on Six. Our very own Sharon Holm, of Tulsa Weddings & Design, met with Kaitlynn Deggs of Channel 6 and discussed the upcoming 2023 year. Below is a transcript of that featured story by Deggs with Sharon. Oklahoma Wedding Planners Prepare For Busiest Time Of Year ( OKLAHOMA WEDDING PLANNERS PREPARE FOR THE BUSIEST TIME OF THE YEAR Wedding planners are getting ready for what they say is the busiest time of year. The time between Thanksgiving and New Year is when the most engagements happen. That surge means wedding planners see more couples coming through their doors. “Typically next week is when we’ll see our busiest outpour when everybody is back to work, they have shared all the news with their friends and family, and now they’re ready to jump into the wedding planning,” said Sharon Holm, the Owner of Tulsa Weddings and Design. Holm said the first step of wedding planning should be getting the guest list nailed down. “Once you have that guest list made, then you have to talk to everyone who is going to be involved with the budget, and establish a budget that is fair, that you guys can work within,” said Holm. She said that even though many of the people who got engaged before the pandemic were married this year, some venues are still booked up. “If you are looking at a 2023 wedding date, please note that most Saturdays at venues have been reserved for a while, part of that is due to COVID, but also look at other dates of the week,” said Holm. “I didn’t think many people would come to a Wednesday wedding at noon, but they show up, and they come.” Holm also wants couples to consider how inflation could impact their big day, and to be prepared during their planning. “Travelling, having your guests come in, hotels, everything has increased, and does not look like it’s going to go down anytime soon,” Holm said. “Many prices will go up for 2023.” One of the best ways to tackle the rise in prices is to cut down the number of people who are on the guest list. “Don’t be afraid to make those hard choices and decisions to make sure your budget stretches that you want and that you have the wedding day you envision,” said Holm. While couples often feel a sense of urgency before the big day, Holm said to try to slow down and take it one step at a time and enjoy the process.

Open House – The Steel Barn Event Center – Meeting Oklahoma’s Wedding Professionals!

By TWS | 01/22/2023

Save the Date! Looking for a wedding vendor/professional to make your day the best ever, check out the Tulsa Wedding Society professionals at The Steel Barn Event Center Open House, sponsored by The Steel Barn Event Center! Goodies Catering Savastano’s Pizzeria JAG Photo + Video Soft Touch Draping Green Country Wedding Minister Tulsa Weddings & Design Platinum Event Services Faccia Bella Red Line Entertainment

Visit The Steel Barn Event Center

By TWS | 09/27/2022

Title: Visit us at The Steel Barn Event Center Location is an important part of choosing your venue. Too many twists and turns, driving through construction, detours, and more, are all things to consider when choosing your venue. The Steel Barn Event Center is conveniently located in Talala off Highway 169, not far from Tulsa, Bartlesville, Stillwater, Claremore, and the surrounding states. The Steel Barn offers both an inside/outside ceremony option as well as complimentary decor to use on your special day. Take a look at their website to see for yourself that they are thoughtfully priced, offer amazing amenities, and while you are there, schedule a tour. Gallery The Steel Barn Event Center