Tag: Meghan Hurley

16
Nov

Ashley + Vince’s Wedding – Gilcrease Museum – Oct 4, 2014

Ashley & Vince’s wedding video is here!
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October has been such a busy month for us, but we are finally getting the pictures and videos from our first few events!

I met Ashley, Vince, and Ashley’s parents over Thanksgiving weekend last year, and it was a match from the start! Ashley and Vince live in Colorado, so we planned mostly via FaceTime and email. If you are planning from afar, pictures are definitely worth a 1,000 words. We had so much fun with this couple!

This stunning wedding at Gilcrease Museum was one for the record books: Drapery from floor to ceiling, lots of bling, candelabras, and tons of gorgeous flowers…and did you see that amazing cake?! Thank you to the entire design team for all of your hard work!

Design Team:
Design, Drapery, Crystals & Coordination – Concepts Weddings & Design
Floral Design – The Bridal Garden
DJ & Lighting – Banks Entertainment
Photography – Brittney Ashton Photography
Letterpress Invitations Design & Printing – J. Traczyk Creative
Cake – Ms. Laura’s Cakes
Rentals – ABCO Party Rentals
Candelabras – Party Perfect Linens & Rentals
Transportation – Galaxy Limo
Venue & Catering – Gilcrease Museum
Makeup – Faccia Bella
String Quartet – Brava Quartette
Wedding Film – Juliet Films

06
Jan

2013 – A year in review

Good morning!

It’s a bitter cold morning in Tulsa, but there are a lot of brides buzzing around planning for their wedding. While we having been buzzing around with our brides, we haven’t had time to post many updates. So, let me take this time to let you know what we’ve been up to!

First, we have some exciting changes happening within the company. Our resident graphic designer, J. Traczyk Creative, has been re-working our logo and our web site. We should be releasing the new look later this week. I cannot tell you how great it is to have one of the best designers in the area working on your company’s image as well as many of my clients’ printing needs. With the changes it means we’ll be more involved in social media this year: more posts on facebook, twitter, instagram, and pinterest. It’s such an exciting time around here!

Crystal Ball, NYE, Tulsa NYE, IDL Ballroom, Concepts PR, Meghan Hurley, Tom Green, Angie Green, Tulsa Crystal BallWhat else have we been up to? Last week, we designed our 4th Crystal Ball NYE Masquerade Party at IDL Ballroom. It’s a 14,000 sq. ft building with 3 venues, 3 styles, and LOTS of crystals. This year, like every year, I changed up the layout a bit, upgraded furniture, and changed the menu. This year, we incorporated a dessert bar from Ludger’s Catering and delicious custom macarons from Antoinette Baking Co.. We added an amazing ice sculpture from Millennium Ice Company to complete the look. Tulsa Crystal Ball, Crystal Ball, NYE, Tulsa NYE, Concepts PR, IDL Ballroom, Meghan Hurley, Tom Green, Angie GreenThis year, IDL has been undergoing some major audio-visual upgrades, including a house sound system for iPods, incorporated DJ packages, adding a dynamic LED uplighting package, and…are you ready for this?…adding environmental projection packages. With all of those changes, our 4th Annual Crystal Ball was the best design yet! And better yet? We sold out! 1,000 ticketholders partied the night away with us on New Year’s Eve. Thank you again to Tom & Angie Green for continuing to raise the bar for this and all of their events.

As far as weddings and other events go, we have had a lot of pre-booking season bookings. Remember the California couple we met with via FaceTime from Santa Fe? Well, we booked them! The bride & groom flew in from California for a week in December, and we booked vendors and settled on a gorgeous design.

During Thanksgiving weekend, we also booked a Colorado couple for our last October 2014 wedding. The bride flew in after New Year’s, and we tackled yet another marathon planning session on Friday and Saturday. While we still have a few vendors to book when the groom comes back with her in February, we knocked out the design, the florist, catering, photography, videography and rentals. It’s going to be a fabulous wedding at Gilcrease, and we cannot wait!

So, 2014 is going to be a very exciting year. We have June & October completely booked out with weddings and events, but we still have plenty of other months to help brides plan their big day!

To close out 2013, I’d like to say thank you to all of our wonderful brides and grooms, vendors, families, companies, and my wonderful staff (Kristy, you are the wind beneath my wings! Haha!) for making it a very productive year. Personally, I endured a great loss with the passing of my grandmother on New Year’s Eve 2012, but every single one of my brides reached out and offered me a support I didn’t know existed. Each one of you has completed your journey with my company, but you have no idea the impact you have had on my life and we will continue to be friends and family. And that’s why, no matter how crazy it gets or how exhausted I feel (I’m talking to you, December!), I love what I do. I love my clients. I love my vendors. Thank you all for showing me that there is so much more to this career than the events we create. Thank you for adding me to your family. You are all in mine, and there is much catching up that will be done in the next couple of months.

Love you all.
– Meg

29
Sep

Jimmy & Rhonda’s 50th Birthday Bash

Concepts PR, Tulsa event planner, Meghan Hurley, event planning, 50th birthday, birthday party, black and white theme, Gatsby theme, 1920s theme, 1930s theme, 1940s theme, casino games, photo booth, DJ, Banks Entertainment, Cheers Photobooth, SRO Productions, Party Perfect, ABCO, feather towerOur Friday night was spent at the Bartlesville Community Center celebrating Jimmy & Rhonda’s 50th birthday (not the same day, but they throw a joint party). We had a blast making their black-and-white themed party a success! The party featured casino games, Banks Entertainment as our evening DJ, Cheers Photobooth, and fun door prizes.

Because of the height of the studio theatre’s ceilings, we decided to go big with the feather towers. They added A LOT with less, which helped with our tight setup timeline.

Thank you to Ann’s Bakery, Banks Entertainment, Cheers Photobooth, Lisa Welch at Bartlesville Community Center, ABCO Rents, Party Perfect Linens & Rentals, and SRO Productions for knocking this one out of the park!

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09
Jul

Last-Minute Summer Wedding Tips / Tulsa World Article

Happy Tuesday!

Concepts PR was part of 6 weddings this June…phew! So, as we patiently wait for photos from the photographers, I thought I would share an article from the Tulsa World about summer wedding tips.

Tulsa World’s Scene Writer, Bravetta Hassell, interviewed me last week to discuss the many different things a bride needs to prepare for if she chooses to have her wedding in the summer. It is always a great honor when the media calls to ask for an interview!

Here it is:
http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/Wedding_tips_help_ensure_your_big_day_runs_smoothly/20130709_44_D1_ULNSek172649

A couple of other quick notes: Photography is something you also need to consider when planning an outdoor wedding. If you want outdoor shots, you need to make sure your hair and makeup artist(s) know this. Oklahoma has a lot of wind and that beautiful ‘do can fly all over the place if not properly secured. With the heat index rising again (but hasn’t it been such a lovely summer in Oklahoma so far??), professional makeup artists come armed with the right equipment to make sure you and your girls are not shiny on your big day.
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Also, make sure to sit down with your photographer to go over what you want for your photography. That may sound obvious, but photographers need to know where you want your shots taken. The heat, combined with the time of day, can really put a damper on your plans. A professional photographer will create a photography timeline that will work with the weather possibilities.

And a final note, make sure you and your wedding party have plenty of water on your big day. And if you are a rustic bride and have found an ideal rustic location but you have mosquitos the size of birds to deal with, don’t forget your insect repellent. There are wonderful organic DEET-free options out there that use herbal oils instead of chemicals (Burt’s Bees has a great option). Always test out new products before your wedding day to see if the smell and the consistency work for you.

Thanks again to Bravetta for this wonderful article! And to all those summer brides out there, Congrats!

– Meg

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