It’s summer! We at Special Events Oklahoma.com are here to tell you what’s hot for a cool summer. Whether you’re looking ahead for family fun, planning a wedding, or fall parties you’ll find the latest news and forecasted trends right here.
For those of you planning a year out for your big day, brides will be happy to hear that color trends for the 2012 summer wedding are fun, bright, and and festive! Think bright pink with sunny yellow and fresh green accents. For the fall, textured neutral linens with bright colorful accents. Dress styles are retro and vintage and this year’s rage is expected to continue next year. Antique jewelry and dresses following the 1920’s and 30’s fashion are slightly more popular than the modern look of short hem lines and strapless dresses. Look for those fun ideas at the upcoming Oklahoma City and Tulsa bridal shows this summer.
For brides whose wedding day is approaching soon, it’s not too late to make some changes that really pack the sentiment. More couples are going KISS “Keep it Sentimental Sweetheart” by copying their parents wedding cake top, writing their own vows, or substituting the usual limousine getaway for their father’s classic car. They’re also weaving into their themes causes that they’re passionate about. You’ll see brides opt for donations to favorite environmental efforts or social justice charities rather than gifts.
Summer fun is here for the whole family. While the zoo is always a good idea, take it up a notch and check out Tiger Safari which allows you to closely observe and interact with exotic animals. Nature walks are great exercise and inexpensive and you can cool off at a spray park or water amusement park. Outdoor concerts and open air plays are also coming up. Don’t forget art shows, seasonal exhibits at museums, and every day fun places for kids like Gatti Town Pizza, Dodgeball Party Zone, Laser Tag, and Celebration Station. Summer is also a good time to take advantage of things like specialty cooking classes offered by catering companies or restaurants and things like pottery and art lessons that are too tough to squeeze in during the sports season that dominates the school year.
Special Events Oklahoma.com is your planning resource guide. Start with our local resources section and be sure you stop by the calender for the latest upcoming events!
Here’s wishing you a cool summer!