Celebrate with Miracle Kids and Miss Oklahoma


OKC event rental specialists, Marianne’s Rentals for Special Event’s teams up with Miss Oklahoma & the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to showcase the latest trends in specialty linens for events while benefiting these two Oklahoma charities at the Gaillardia Country Club on Tuesday, April 15th at 7:00pm. Kelsey Griswold, the reigning Miss Oklahoma, along with several former Miss Oklahomas and girls currently competing for the Miss Oklahoma title will walk the runway in gowns made from table linens. Yes, table lines. Linens so fabulous, you’ll want to wear them!

You won’t want to miss the moment when the runway truly lights up as each pageant queen escorts an Oklahoma Miracle Child down the runway. Miracle Kids from all over Oklahoma who have walked through medical challenges and overcome. It is their time to shine and they have a great time walking the runway. We will also be showcasing a special video produced for the OKC Children’s Miracle Network Hospital at the event. Reserve your tickets today to attend this great event. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here. Can’t attend, sponsor a Miracle Child with a donation.

Innovative Event Solutions will be sponsoring a fun after party as well.

Special thanks goes out to all the event pros sponsoring this charitable event.

Marianne’s Rentals for Special Event
Gaillardia Country Club
Gigi’s Cupcakes
Ford Audio Video
Blo.
The Fleuriste
Paper8
Innovative Event Solutions
EZ Fun Company
Traina Photography
Oklahoma City Perfect Wedding Guide
Brides of Oklahoma
Von Wedding Films

Adoption Story | David + Naomi

Adopting babies is such a beautiful experience, one we had the opportunity to share with one of our former Bride & Groom. We filmed their wedding a little over five years ago. So, when they made the decision to adopt, they gave us a call saying they wanted us to document their adoption story just like we did their wedding day.

Adopting-Twins

This was probably one of the most emotional events we have ever captured. One that so touched our hearts very deeply. Ben & Kaila, the adoptive parents stressed the importance of portraying the twins Birth Mother as a hero, who chose to give her children life with an adoptive family. We saw the love of this Birth Mother for her children and the difficult road she walked to give them life and a precious adoptive family.

Adopting-babies

We had a few false alarms as Ben & Kaila were adopting twins and the Birth Mother would deliver about two and a half hours away from both us & the adoptive parents. We were all on call to make a quick trip to the hospital the last month of her pregnancy. It’s a little after 12:00am and we get the call, saying the Birth Mother’s water had broken and it was a race to make it for the birth for all of us. Well, we made it just in the nick of time and we got to be right there in the midst of it all. Click play to share in this very special adoption story of David & Naomi.


This adoption was lovingly facilitated by Circle of Love a ministry helping pregnant women throughout their pregnancy and beyond. They offer support and love to all who share in this circle of love.

Open-Adoption

Honoring Fallen Heroes

Memorial Day is set aside to honor all those who given their life while serving in our military. My grandfather was one of those great men in uniform who gave his life serving our country. My grandma always said he died doing what he loved. We say thank you to the Fallen Heroes and especially to those they have left behind. We have such great respect for those men and women in uniform and also their families.

Five years ago we produced this video for the Broken Arrow Blue Star Mothers honoring our local military. This year they requested we updated the video to add more local soldiers who had given their lives while serving since the video was produced. I must say, it is heart wrenching to see the Fallen Hero’s segment honoring the Fallen Military and their families knowing they made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. If your family has paid the ultimate sacrifice, on this Memorial Day we honor you and your Fallen Hero. And to those who are serving, we also say Thank You! We pray for God’s wisdom and protection to surround all our soldiers. God Bless America!

Happy Birth Mother’s Day

To all those Birth Mothers who chose to give the gift of life… Happy Birth Mother’s Day!

Many things have touched our hearts over the years, filming wedding and events, but the story above touched our hearts in a very special way…

We had filmed Ben & Kaila’s wedding several years ago. Their highlight ranks as one of our favorites and was an International Award Winner. After not being able conceive a child, they made the decision to adopt. Through some friends they came in contact with Circle of Love in Wichita, KS. A Birth Mother, Megan, from Circle of Love came across their profile and chose them to adopt her unborn twins.

Yes, twins, a boy & a girl! Ben & Kaila were thrilled to begin this adoption journey to becoming parents. More importantly, their wedding film was such a treasure to them, they wanted a film of their adoption journey as well to one day share with their twins. This is just the first in a series of videos sharing a portion of their story. This one they wanted to be for the express purpose of showing their love and appreciation for their Birth Mother, Megan.

Meagan touched our hearts as we met her on delivery day at the hospital. She gave Ben & Kaila an amazing gift, the gift of children. I must say, it wasn’t the easy way. It took great courage to and strength to carry this pregnancy to full term, but she felt it was best for those two precious lives she brought into this world.

Today is Birth Mother’s Day. A day to celebrate Meagan and all Birth Mothers who choose to place their unborn children with a loving family through adoption. I must say, it is one of the most sacrificial acts of love a Birth Mother can do for her unborn child. Today and every day we salute Birth Mothers for choosing to give life!

2013 Linen Runway Show

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Oh the fun things we get to do. Three years ago Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events, an OKC Party Rental company, came up with this clever idea for showcasing their latest table linens. Turn them into evening gowns and showcase them in a live runway show. There is one caveat, the gowns are not sown. They are pinned, tucked, & wrapped onto the runway models. It truly is an inspiration in color and texture!

Each year the Linen Runway Show has continued to grow and become quite the event. This year was no exception with Marianne’s Tabletops displayed in the cocktail area with beautiful florals from The Fleuriste, lighting from Innovative Event Solutions, paper from Paper8, coordination from OKC Perfect Wedding Guide, cupcakes from Gigi’s Cupcakes and h’orderves from Riverwind Hotel & Cassino.

This year the models were pageant winners in both the Miss America, Miss, Teen & Mrs. USA pageants from Oklahoma and four surrounding states. Styling for all the runway models was under the direction of Malorie Avaline Hair & Make Up. Little did these lovely pageant winners know they were competing for the crown of Miss Oklahoma Tabletop! And yes, we had a winner!

Marianne’s Rentals also teamed up with the Oklahoma Children’s Miracle Network Hospital as all the proceeds from the event were donated to this local charity. The absolute highlight of the evening was when each Miracle Child took a walk down the runway escorted by one of the pageant winners. To see the joy and excitement in their faces, moved us to tears.

Be inspired for your next event as you click play to preview Marianne’s 2013 collection of specialty linens! Linens so FABULOUS, you’ll want to WEAR them!