Exciting Wedding Send Off Ideas

Looking for some wedding send off ideas? We have seen many great wedding send offs and thought we would share a few fun ideas for those planning their weddings and looking for some wedding send off inspiration.

Check out Jennifer & Chris’s wedding send off with guests waving glow sticks as they made their run for a hellicopter at the Gaillardia Country Club.  Watch the video below of the spectacular departure from this OKC Wedding.

Bells were ringing as this couple did their grand send off from the church before heading off to their reception.
:: Bell Wedding Tip :: Having a send off from the church makes a beautiful photo at the church. It also allows for everyone attending the wedding to participate, as when you do a send off at the end of the reception, your crowd can begin to twindle in size. This way everyone can enjoy the big moment. Often the couple hops into the get away vehicle, drives around the block, allowing guests to make their way to the reception and the couple circles back around to finish off their photo session. We have also seen bells placed on outdoor ceremony chairs to ring when the couple kiss and are introduced as husband & wife too.

Lauren & Austin ran through sparklers for a fun wedding send off from Southern Hills Country Club.
:: Sparkler Wedding Tip :: When using sparklers…get long ones (I think they are rated by how long they will burn, three minutes is good.) Short ones just burn out too fast, this allows for everyone to get them lighted before you run.  Also if the venue you are using has an over hang, have guests line up outside the over hang to allow the smoke to rise. Otherwise you will be running through a cloud of smoke. Also a bucket of sand or water for guests to deposit their sticks following the send off makes for an easy clean up.

Erin and Matt ran through a sea of rose petals at the Skirvin Hotel for their departure in one of King’s Limo’s classic cars. ::  Flower Petal Wedding Tip :: For petals, have person passing out the petals to inform the guests to throw the petals up above your heads to allow them to float back down, rather than throwing them directly at you. The floating back down makes for beautiful photos and video. We have also seen petals thrown at the close of ourdoor ceremonies as the couple exited down the aisle.

 

Spinning Pinwheels can make for a fun alternative for a wedding send off. 

 

Stephen & Laura were running fast through the colorful poppers for their wedding send off. :: Streamer Wedding Tip :: We have seen the big silver streamers specifically made for weddings used. If so, have a LARGE area to shoot them off, or shoot them up and let them fall. We have seen a Bride & Groom be entangled to the point of almost not being able to move. Not so fun…

 

Kati & Orie ran through the falling snow for January wedding send off from the Marland Mansion. The snow machine from Innovative Event Solutions was installed on the two vintage lights in the photo. It was so romantic.

 

Laura & Jon’s guests had a great time waving the streamers for their wedding send off as the couple ran carrying a parasol from Jane Kelly Weddings and Parties.

We have also seen helium balloons released, lavendar thrown (oh… it smells so good too) and fireworks displayed, with horse drawn carriages, motorcycles, and golf carts for wedding send offs. Whatever you choose for your wedding send off, let it be a reflection of your wedding style to close out an unforgettable wedding day.  We would love for you to share your wedding send off ideas.

Here’s to Your Wedding Send Off ~ Mark + Trisha

Groom’s Cake Ideas

Looking for the perfect Groom’s cake for your husband to be?  I thought we would share just a few unique Groom’s Cake ideas we have seen at weddings.

Fun Facts about Groom’s Cakes:

  • Ninety nine percent of the groom’s cakes we see are chocolate.
  • A lot of the Brides keep the Groom’s Cake as a surprise for the Groom.
  • The Groom’s cake can be a reflection of the Groom’s interests or hobbies.
  • The Groom’s chocolate cake is always popular with guests.
  • All these cool creative cakes came from Mishelle Handy Cakes in Oklahoma City (except for one)
  • Mishelle Handy has the best chocolate cake we have ever had at a wedding.
    (that’s coming from over 15 years of filming weddings and eating cake)

 

Christina WOWed Jerry with his AT & T Park Home of the San Fransisco Giants Baseball, even the lights worked.

 

Tanna an OU Sooner married Zach an OSU Cowboy, who was a true Sports fan!
This sports cake came from a Baker in Pampa, TX

 

 

Maybe you have a Video Gamer for a Groom, all the guys loved Nick’s Groom’s Cake at his wedding.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie was Orie’s life long catch for this fisherman on his wedding day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tori gave Micah a nice deer rack for his Groom’s cake since their wedding fell on the opening weekend of deer season.  Even had a few shells to spare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesely & Sean were lovers of Cupcakes and Truffles!    They are soooo delicious!

Whatever Groom’s cake you choose, have your caterer back you a box of cake to take with you at the end of the night. You can have your cake and eat it too!

Wedding Day Make Up

Your wedding day is a great opportunity to have a little pampering to look your very best. Let us introduce you to Destry Davis from Glamor Artz Studio. She is an awesome airbrush make up artist here in Tulsa, OK. Let’s just say she has set a very high standard for Tulsa make up artists to aspire to. Destry has a beautiful studio in south Tulsa to host your entire Bridal Party the day of your wedding for hair and make up. She also offers her services on location for your wedding day make up session, be it your hotel suite, your home or venue. She will have you looking your very best for your Bridals or Wedding Day. Here’s to looking glamorous!

Rehearsal Dinner Photos + Video

A wedding photographer once shared she had rehearsal dinner coverage as an option to her wedding photography package. I had to smile and say, I could see some benefit in that, but then I asked her a little question. “What do they normally do at your rehearsal dinners?” To which she quickly replied, “Have dinner and then friends and family share stories and toasts to the Bride and Groom.” Then I asked the big question, “How will they ever hear those stories and toasts from your photographs?” She smiled and said, “they won’t, they should have a videographer so they can listen to them again and again for the rest of their lives.”

I love photography and it gives us beautiful glimpses of a moment in time. But you will never hear Grandma’s poem written for your wedding rehearsal dinner or Dad’s heartwarming toast from your photographs. A video of your rehearsal dinner offers a unique experience giving you the opportunity to relive the emotions and the words that were spoken for years to come.

Take a peek at some sweet moments we captured at Lesley & Sean’s Rehearsal Dinner. From her Dad & Brother’s heartwarming rehearsal dinner speeches welcoming Sean to their family, to the fun newlywed game from the Bride’s two Aunts, these are moments captured on video of their fun loving family that a photograph could never capture.

Remembering Loved Ones

Just had to share this very sweet way of remembering those we love. Very often there are loved ones who have passed away and are not present to share in your wedding day. I have seen several Brides have a special floral arrangement, candles, or photos displayed in honor of their deceased loved one. But Kati had a very special way of remembering her deceased Father on her wedding day. Her Mom took one of Dad’s “blue” shirts, cut out a heart from the material and embroider their initials and wedding date on the heart. They then had the heart stitched inside Kati’s wedding gown as her “Something Blue”. Maybe you have seen some very special ways to remember those we love, feel free to share.