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Get Organized…Stay Organized.

ORGANIZE Blog

Keeping up with life can be – well let’s be honest – really not fun. If you have to keep appointments, check off ‘to-do’s’ or stay on top of your families activities – a good planner is your best friend.  We are drooling over our current selection of planners and notepads. And keeping our fingers crossed they help us stay organized…we have some easily distracted members on The Inviting Place team so we will take all the help we can get!  While keeping up with the demands of everyday life might be a little overwhelming, at least you can look good while you’re doing it!

1. Executive Pad by Haute Papier {personalized letterpressed notepads}

2. 2014 Paper Source Academic Weekly Spiral Date Book

& Russell + Hazel Mini Pattern Binder

3. 2014 Paper Source Academic Weekly Spiral Date Book

4. Rosalie Notepad from Rifle Paper Co.

5. Lined Paper Notepad from Rifle Paper Co.

The Inviting Place Staff Feature: Tyler Cox

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The Inviting Place Staff Feature:  Tyler Cox

Tyler Cox, wedding specialist & inventory manager, is our Inviting Place Staff Feature for the week. We are certain that once you get to know him, you’ll love him as much as we do.

•Where did you grow up and what is your favorite thing about growing up there?
-I grew up in Mounds, OK. Despite it being a small town, I loved it. Everyone knows everyone and I am still great friends with people from my hometown today!

•High School & College Alma Mater?
High School— Mounds High School
College— The University of Oklahoma

•From where do you draw your inspiration for your Inviting Place ideas?
I’m an avid movie fan and there is something about film that is inspiring when creating invitations.

•What made you want to be in the wedding/party industry?
I have always loved design, specifically graphic design and so, it seemed like the perfect choice for me and I’ve loved every second of it!

•What is your favorite thing about working at The Inviting Place?
I absolutely adore the fact that we don’t know what is going to happen day-to-day. With each customer comes new and different ideas; I love that and it keeps me on my toes.

•If you had to choose one ‘block’ font and one ‘script’ font to write in for the rest of your life, what would they be?
I feel like I change my favorites all of the time but right now, I love neutra text in all caps for a block font and Lavanderia is my most favorite script. It’s easy to read but still formal enough to use on fancy invitations.

•Name a non-wedding related guilty pleasure that you have.
Downton Abbey

•What’s your Favorite Color?
Blue.

•What is your favorite sports team (college or professional)?
The Sooners, of course. Boomer!

•Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it?
Ty Ty


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Themed Weddings: Oh, Yes or OH, NO?

When it comes to themed weddings, there is a fine line between well done and tack tack tacky.  When themes are brought up, I usually fight the cringe face while images of the movie ’27 Dress’ run through my head.  On the other hand, there are those specific ideas that when done correctly, can be absolutely magical.  This invitation suite from Tartine Paperie out of Canada is absolutely phenomenal.  The Great Gatsby theme was chosen and instead of running the other way, creative minds came together to create a letterpressed, art deco inspired set of invitations that rivals any traditional wedding invitations that you could find.  The mix of golds and white were immaculately done making the theme clear but not overdone.  So, if thinking of doing a theme for your wedding, take a page from these people’s book and go  for it!  Now, grab your most fabulous beaded dress and pour that champagne… It’s time to head back into the Roaring 20’s!!  See you there!! xoxoxo.

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Ketchum-Pelley Wedding: December 31st, 2011

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Ketchum-Pelley Wedding: December 31st, 2011

In the most recent feature of the Brides of Oklahoma Magazine, we had one of the most spectacular weddings that we’ve ever had the pleasure to work on included. Miss Cortney Ketchum and Mister Alex Pelley were married on December 31st of 2011 at Kirk of the Hills with reception at The Mayo Hotel. Every detail of this wedding was done to the nines and for a New Years Wedding, we couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect to be a part of. With the color scheme of emerald green, black and gold, the richness of the color choices were perfect. The flowers were done by The French Bouquet and they only added to the vibrance and beauty of these nuptials.  Cortney had a very specific flower in mind that she wanted to be featured and the staff at The French Bouquet made sure that she was given exactly what she had hoped for.  Finally, the photos were captured by Chris Humphrey and he did the most fantastic job capturing not only the ceremony but the fun of the party, itself. From the kiss after the vows to the kiss at midnight, he made sure not to miss a shot. Finally, we, at The Inviting Place, were thrilled to get to work with one of our couture vendors, Bell’Invito on Cortney and Alex’s Invitations. From intricate letterpress to golden shimmering engraving to custom calligraphy, every invitation or accessory that they made for this wedding was incredible. Needless to say, we’re extremely proud to feature the happy couple, Cortney and Alex, as one of our most favorite Inviting Place Bride and Groom. xoxo.

Decoding Dress Code Instructions for all Occasions

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Decoding Dress Code Instructions for all Occasions

White Tie: Black tailcoat, matching trousers with a single stripe of satin or braid in the US; two stripes in Europe or the UK white piqué wing-collared shirt with stiff front, white vest, white-colored (e.g., mother of pearl) studs and cufflinks, white bow tie, white or gray gloves, black patent shoes and black dress socks, Formal (floor length) evening gown.

Black Tie: Black tuxedo jacket and matching trousers
formal (piqué or pleated front), white shirt, black-colored (e.g., onyx) studs and cufflinks, black bow tie (silk, shiny satin or twill), black cummerbund to match tie, or a vest, dressy suspenders to ensure a good fit (optional), black patent shoes and black dress socks, no gloves. In summer or on a cruise: white dinner jacket, black tuxedo trousers plus other black tie wardrobe. Formal (floor length) evening gown, dressy cocktail dress, your dressiest little black dress.

Creative Black Tie:
Tuxedo combined with trendy or whimsical items, such as a black shirt or a matching colored or patterned bow tie and cummerbund, Formal (floor length) evening gown, dressy cocktail dress, your dressiest little black dress, fun or unique accessories

Black Tie Optional:
Either a tuxedo (see ‘Black Tie’ above) or Dark suit, white shirt, and conservative tie, dressy leather shoes and dark dress socks, Formal (floor length) evening gown, dressy cocktail dress, a little black dress, dressy separates

Semiformal:
Dark, business suit, matching vest (optional), dress shirt, conservative tie, dressy leather shoes and dark dress socks. Short afternoon or cocktail dress, a little black dress, long dressy skirt and top, dressy separates.

Festive Attire: (usually for the holidays)
Seasonal sport coat or blazer in color of choice, and slacks, open-collar shirt, dress shirt and optional “festive” or holiday-themed tie, Cocktail dress or long dressy skirt and top, dressy pants outfit or separates
a little black dress, feature holiday colors and accessories.

Business Formal:
Dark business suit, matching vest (optional), dress shirt, conservative tie, dressy leather shoes and dark dress socks. Suit, business-style dress, dress with a jacket, stockings (optional in summer), heels, low or high.

Business Casual:
Seasonal sport coat or blazer with slacks or khakis
dress shirt with optional tie, or casual button-down shirt, open-collar or polo shirt, loafers or loafer-style shoes and socks. Skirt, khakis or pants, open-collar shirt, knit shirt, or sweater (no spaghetti straps or decolleté), casual-style dress.

Dressy Casual:
Seasonal sport coat or blazer and slacks, dress shirt, casual button-down shirt, optional tie, open-collar or polo shirt. Dress, skirt and dressy top, dressy pants outfit, nice jeans and dressy top.

Casual:
Khakis or good jeans (clean, no holes), cargo or Bermuda shorts—depending on occasion and climate
plain t-shirt (no slogans), polo shirt, or turtleneck
casual button-down shirt, sweater, loafers, sneakers (with or without socks), or sandals, sundress, long or short skirt, khakis or nice jeans, shorts (depending on occasion and climate), plain t-shirt (no slogans), polo shirt, or turtleneck, casual button-down blouse.

Bridal Feature: Nikki Montgomery

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Bridal Feature: Nikki Montgomery

When Nikki and her darling mom came in to start looking at wedding invitations, we knew this was going to be a fun bride to work with. When we asked the question, “when is your big day?” and she said New Years Eve… we couldn’t have been more thrilled. There are so many colors, fonts and party details that come to mind when planning a NYE wedding. Once we’d looked at a lot of different books and gathered a lot of inspiration, we settled on doing something custom through the store. Every element was one of a kind and so incredibly neat, we were thrilled to handle it for her. As you can see by the pictures, Nikki knew what she liked and she went for it. Using thermography print throughout, incorporating the cobalt blue, silver and pinks that she used for her wedding and keeping with the fun aspect of a New Years Eve wedding, Nikki outdid herself. We couldn’t have asked for a more cooperative, fun loving, easy going bride to work with. Thank you, Nikki and congratulations to you and Mark. We wish you all the happiness in the world for the future. xoxo, The Inviting Place.

Love is in the Air at The Inviting Place

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Love is in the Air at The Inviting Place

As we near closer to the month of February, I can’t help but feel a couple of butterflies as Valentines Day is almost upon us. To be honest, Valentines Day is one of my most favorite holidays because, let’s get real, who doesn’t love love? And we are certainly feeling the love at The Inviting Place. From spectacular cards to vibrant wrapping paper and darling invitations to kids valentines day treats, we have everything you need to make your Valentines Day absolutely perfect. Happy almost February and Happy early Valentines Day from all of us at The Inviting Place. xoxoxo.