Friday, June 27, 2014

Sierra and Adam Waddell

This wedding was absolutely wonderful! Sierra truly was a beautiful bride-to-be. We are so glad this darling couple chose us to help on their special day! We hope their wedding day is one of the many magical memories they will share together! We also wanted to give a shout-out to all those who worked to make this couples dreams come true.

Sharon Tabb - Makeup
Marrianne's - Rentals
Crossing's Chapel
OKC Golf & County Club - Reception
Kings Limo - Transportation
Tony Foss - Flowers
Mischelle Handy - Cake
IES - Lightening 
Wade Tower Band - Entertainment 
Xcell Productions - DJ
Josh McCullock - Photography
Penn Weddings Video - Videography
Meg Guess - Bridal Gown
Sooner Calligraphy
Planned2Perfection - Wedding Planner

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tony Foss Flowers

Tony Foss is one of Oklahoma’s finest florist who has been designing dazzling bouquets and floral arrangements for over 22 years. Tony Foss brings a unique style to all his creations using an ikebana approach and incorporating tropical flowers.  

Now I’m sure you are all wondering what ikebana is –and don’t worry the first time ikebana was mentioned I had no idea what it was either. To put things simply, ikebana is the art of Japanese flower arrangements with formal display following strict rules that allows a single flower to be able to say everything you need it to say. Ikebana is a unique way of designing flowers and Tony is the only florist in the metro area to use ikebana designs!

Tony is also widely known for his use of tropical flowers such as A Bird Of Paradise and Orchids. These beautiful flowers pictured below, are native to places like South Africa, South America and South- East Asia and are in bloom from early September to late May. This flower gets its name because of its shape, the flowers resemble a brightly colored bird in flight.

“I like to incorporate a bird of paradise into my designs because it adds color and excitement to any arrangement,” says Tony Foss.

Tony has also been known for his extreme bouquets- one was a record breaking 15 feet long! 

"I always ask the brides to show me a picture of their dress," says Tony Foss, "I look at the center of the dress to get an idea for how to  bouquet should look. The long draping bouquets won't look good with the flow of the mermaid dresses. It would be too much and distract from the dress." 

This florist is in high demand often creating beautiful centerpieces and bouquets for up to six weddings in one weekend! While Foss stays busy he never lacks attention to details and leaves every bride happy and satisfied on the day of the dreams. Tony Foss likes to be booked at least six to nine months in advance for all of his events.

For more information on this fabulous florist be sure to check out these links:

 Tony Foss owner of Tony Foss Flowers

 A few exotic flowers with birds of paradise in the center along with ginger flowers
 Tony gearing up for a normal wedding weekend
 A few of Tony's workers prepping roses
View of flowers in Tony's shop
Tony Foss Flowers Store Front

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Groom's Cake

The groom’s cake is delicious sidekick to the show stopping bride’s cakes. The groom’s cake has been around for decades, even going as far back as the Victorian era. In the Victorian era there were three cakes; the groom’s cake for the groomsmen, the wedding cake that was served to the guests, and a brides cake that was served to the bridesmaids. In this day and age grooms cakes are now provided to contrast the brides cake and this can be seen in the flavoring and color. Groom’s cakes are often chocolate with fruit or liqueur accents, which contrasts to the usual light or white colored. The groom’s cakes are often themed and highlight the grooms hobbies or likeness, which puts a little spotlight on the man of the day.

The biggest question surrounding the groom's cake is when to serve it. There is often hesitation and concern with serving it during the reception because it is such a contrast from the wedding cake. For those worried with this problem we recommend the groom's cake be served during the rehearsal dinner because that is an event that is almost completely paid for by the groom's family. This will solve the issue of the clashing cakes and still give the main man his spotlight during a bride centered day. 

The groom’s cake isn’t just a tasty treat to honor the groom, it is also said to be helpful matchmaker to all the single ladies attending the big event. Legend has it that if a single lady sleeps with a slice of the groom’s cake under her pillow she will dream of her future husband! This may be the perfect gift for a few special guests- just make sure to add a tag explaining the myth! Looks like this sweet treat is so much more than what it originally seemed!
            Here are a few fabulous grooms’ cakes that have caught our eye!

 Groom's cake by Amy Cakes

 Grooms cake by Amy Cakes
Groom's cake by Amy Cakes

 Groom's cake by Rosebeary's
Groom's cake by Rosebeary's

Thursday, June 5, 2014


Rosebearys is owned and operated by Janet Rosebeary who bakes and delivers all of her own delectable cakes.  This company has been in business since 2004 and but she has been baking for about 14 years!  Rosebeary’s is most known for her buttercream and the way she is able to adapt fondant to look like buttercream, and she is also known for her sculptures.
“I’ve actually had people sent to me just to do their sculptures,” says owner Janet Rosebeary.
Janet is another one of our lovely vendors who agree that the Great Gatsby era with a touch of gold is big for the 2014 bride.
“The art deco style is starting to really appear and be requested” says Janet.
Rosebearys was able to produce 146 wedding cakes last year along with birthday cakes and cakes for other special occasions. She prefers to be booked a minimum of six months out.
“I book by design so that opens up a lot for us and the company,” says Janet.
Rosebearys owns a bakery in Guthrie but prefers to meet with clients out of an office in the OKC Metro area. She meets with clients by appointments only.
For more information on Rosebeary's and her talented cakes please check out for media sites:
instagram: rosebearysdesignsinbaking

 the owner Janet Rosebeary.
 A few of her talented cakes.
 Upclose detailed view of two of Rosebearys cakes.

A view of the office for Rosebearys.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

2014 Wedding Trend Of The Year

The Great Gatsby has been the theme for several parties and events over the years so it’s no surprise that this theme has made its way into the wedding world. The vintage style of this era brings elaborate and over the top ideas laced with gold details. This roaring twenties era was about the glitz, glam, and romance and now this dazzling decade is what’s inspiring the twist on the classic black and white wedding. 
Gold hints are now appearing everywhere as gorgeous embellishments on the dress, in the decorations, and even in the cakes! This touch of gold adds a touch of sophistication to any wedding.
All of our lovely venders agree that 2014 is the year of the gold!
“We are just now starting to come out of the recession so people are starting to spend a little more and be a little more flashy. Gold is the perfect way to show this off,” says Mishelle Handy.

The two cake pictures below are from the talented Mishelle Handy. Also featured are a few of our favorite examples of this classic touch of gold!  
 Gold cake designed by Mishelle Handy
 Another beautifully designed cake from Mishelle Handy
Gold details mixed with a bright  mint color 

 Dress with gold detail by Lazaro 

Gold shoe from Jimmy Choo