Latest & Greatest September 2009

September 3, 2009 by afh

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Limo Carriage in BricktownHorse Magic Oklahoma Premier Carriage Co. by Clint Parker There’s really nothing else that says “special occasion” like a horse-drawn carriage!  The majesty of the impressive equines and that almost hypnotic “clip clop” chant of their hooves inspires romance, awe, majesty or just plain fun for events of all kinds.       Read more… cafe7-4You Want It?  We’ve Got It! Boston Ave. Grille & Catering by Paul SorrentinoTired of catering choices that only offer a little of “this” or too much of “that?”   Ever find yourself marveling at really creative catered faire and wondering how to duplicate it for your event?   Well…search no longer because we have the right place for you!Read More…
Punch DisplayPunch It Up! Hideout Tropical by Darius James  Serving a unique beverage at all types of special events has become quite popular in recent years.   And now you can truly impress and delight your guests with an exotic punch straight from the islands!   Read More… 6748Oklahoma Mountain Weddings Arbuckle Wedding Chapel by Joan Bratcher Many brides dream of a romantic mountain location for their wedding, but the Rockies are too far away and a destination wedding simply isn’t in their budget.   There’s good news right here in Oklahoma.   Read More…

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Tips & Ideas
6270 Nearby Destinations Tip From Joan Bratcher (Arbuckle Wedding Chapel)

A destination wedding doesn’t have to be a long, expensive trip that’s inconvenient for guests and family.    Look outside the major metro areas and research options that may not be as well known, but have the atmosphere and features you’re wanting for your dream wedding.   Don’t rule out more rustic areas, especially these days, when fabulous resorts and wedding venues can be found with lovely, natural surroundings and affordable accommodations.    If family and friends are primarily from two major cities, begin your search in areas half-way between each

u46u56 Unique Drinks  Tip From Darian James (Hideout ) The non-alcoholic beverage is too often the "orphan" of an event.  Those choosing not to imbibe, often find themselves with the less celebratory options of soft drinks, coffee and tea.  For many occasions, alcoholic drinks are simply not appropriate, but that doesn’t mean a non-alcoholic beverage can’t be exciting.  Research vendors who specialize in unique drinks displayed in a way that makes them a highlight of an event… special enough even for toasting.
cafe7-6 The Need to Know   Tip From Paul Sorrentino (Boston Avenue Grille and Catering)Provide your caterer with as much detail as you have.  Be honest about your budget and tell him or her what you’d like to have…even if you think it’s out of your price range.  A creative caterer that’s willing to please enjoys the challenge of creating a similar approach that’s affordable on your budget.   If you’ve seen something you like at an event, restaurant or even in a magazine, share the information with him or her.   But, remember not to be overly restrictive.   A good caterer works best in an atmosphere of trust and flexibility.
Clint & Dickson in Bricktown Horse Smarts Tip From Clint Parker (Oklahoma Premier Carriage Company)If you’re considering hiring a horse-drawn carriage for your event, be sure you know exactly what you want and communicate the details well.  What will be happening before and after the ride?  How many people will be riding?  What type of carriage would be appropriate for the occasion?  How many carriages will you need?  What happens if there’s bad weather?  Don’t be shy about asking about the cleanliness, breed, sex, age and appearance of the horses…especially how long they’ve been trained and working.
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derks  Dierks Bently Concert September 10th, 2009 Riverwind Casino I-35 & Hwy 9          Norman                                              More Information governors mansion 13th Annual Septemberfest September 12th, 2009   Governor’s Mansion 820 NE 23rd St                       Oklahoma City                                  More Information
runawaybridalshow RunAway Bride Bridal Show  September 20th, 2009 Remington Park                      Oklahoma City More Information klassykidz2 Klassy Kidz Consignment Event  September 24th – 26th, 2009 New City Shopping Center I-35 & 12th St.                                Moore                                                 More Information

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Grand Openings
Ribbon Cutting at Route 66/Lake Overholser Boathouse
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