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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.