Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Saving the world, one wedding at a time...

This picture (by my 1708-mate, Josh McCullock) made me laugh. Then it made me think about how I work. Although I sit at this desk on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays looking at least halfway decent, I spend much more time standing with a cup of coffee in my kitchen - laptop on the counter and my toddler playing with her dolly, or more likely ripping up a newspaper that she found in the living room.

I'm a mom, a wife, a daughter, an entrepreneur, a volunteer and a friend making a go of having it all.

Speaking of being a mom, here are some of Daltrey's one year photos by the ever talented Brandi Traina of Traina Photography. Just realized I never posted them!

Monday, February 8, 2010

British Glam, thank you ma'am!

We are so proud of the Gibson Events tabletop design spread on pages 88 and 89 of the brand new issue of the Brides of Oklahoma! The title of this year's submission is British Glam. I imagined it as the reception for a couple of really hip Londoners.

Event design is pretty much one of my favorite things in the whole world. I really get into the creative process. This year my submission came complete with a playlist, that although not in the magazine, I feel enhances the visual experience. So... if you don't mind, please amass the selections below before viewing either the spread, the video or the additional photos from the shoot featured here. Just kidding - I thought it was a cool idea though.


Air – Talisman

Radiohead – Knives Out

Moby – Porcelain

Radiohead – The National Anthem

Beck – Think I’m In Love

Luscious Jackson – Faith


Ryan Lindsey – Friend For Life

Cold War Kids – Hospital Beds

Beirut – Postcards from Italy

Nada Surf – Inside of Love

Wilco – Sky Blue Sky

The Libertines – Music When the Lights Go Out


Francois Breut - Portsmouth

Celso Fonseca – Perdi

Bebel Gilberto – Samba da Bencao

Oliver Onions – Zorro is Back


Jimmy Luxury and the Tommy Rome Orchestra – Cha Cha Cha

Jamie Lidell – Multiply

ELO – Mr. Blue Sky

Peter, Bjorn and John – Young Folks

Spoon – You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb

Modest Mouse – Float On

The Flaming Lips – The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song

Thanks to the vendors who gave their time, materials and expertise to make the shoot possible:

Poppy Lane Design - floral
Occasions - coffee menu
Cafe Evoke - coffee bar
Josh McCullock - photography
III Oaks - video
Oklahoma Heritage Association Museum - venue
Mood Party Rentals - furniture, chandeliers, general awesomeness
French Tulip - rentals
Party Pro - banquettes
Ideas in Ice - ice sculpture
B.C. Clark - china, flatware, stemware
Mishelle Handy - cake favor
Innovative Event Solutions - lighting

Also a huge thanks to my dad for driving all the way to Tulsa twice to pick up and deliver the banquettes!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sugar and Spice

We were honored to be asked by one of our favorite bakers, Sugar, in Norman to design their Valentine's window display. Christie and Dennis are incredibly talented cake artists. If you are looking for a cake that looks fabulous and tastes delicious, they should be your first call!

Thanks to MOOD party rentals for the cool tables!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Hot Off the Press!

With the start of the New Year comes exciting press exposure for Gibson Events that we would love to share with everyone (just in case you missed it!).

If you happened to pick up the January/February edition of Silk Magazine, published by the Norman Transcript, you were bound to notice Lindsay's interview on wedding trends for 2010,
entitled "Here Come the Changes". Over the beautiful two-page spread featuring Gibson Events weddings, she dishes her wisdom and insight in wedding inspiration, photography and colors, as well as helpful tips on how to save money yet still create your dream wedding. Pick up a copy and check it out!

Also, a huge thanks to the photographers who provided photos for the article: Charles Samples, Evan James French, Photos by Esther and Traina Photography. They are so very talented and made the article look FABULOUS!

We are also proud to announce that for the second year in a row, Gibson Events has been chosen to receive the 2010 Brides Choice Award from the WeddingWire Network, which is associated with Martha Stewart Weddings. This award, recognizing the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals who "demonstrate excellence in quality, service, and professionalism", is determined solely by extensive surveys and reviews from recent brides and grooms, so we would like to thank all our wonderful couples from 2009 for honoring us with this award. We are blessed with great clients!