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!
What 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. This 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.