Tie the Knot at Oasis

Cincinnati Area Wedding Info

Real Oasis Weddings July 22, 2014

Megan & Tyler

This couple had perfect weather for their outdoor ceremony, and they were able to get some great photos on our property!

Beautiful sunny day!

Beautiful sunny day!

These ladies were so much fun.  Love the pose!

These ladies were so much fun. Love the pose!

Who had the longest drive?

Who had the longest drive?

Simple color palette to let the flowers pop.

Simple color palette to let the flowers pop.

Such fun table numbers!

Such fun table numbers!

Another stunning and delicious cake from DessertWorks Cakery.

Another stunning and delicious cake from DessertWorks Cakery.

Lovely outdoor photo and beautiful dress.

Lovely outdoor photo and beautiful dress.

Flowers by: H.J. Benken

Cake by: DessertWorks Cakery

Photos by: Images by Daniel Michael

Congrats to the happy couple!

 

Real Oasis Weddings June 9, 2014

Nicole & Ryan

We loved this navy and silver wedding!  And what guest doesn’t love getting a Yankee Candle as their favor?

Remembering those who could not be at the celebration.

Remembering those who could not be at the celebration.

Great angle from the second photographer!

Great angle from the second photographer!

Loving the clouds and the veil in this one!

Loving the clouds and the veil in this one!

The happy couple enjoying a quiet moment.

The happy couple enjoying a quiet moment.

Simple and timeless color scheme - beautiful.

Simple and timeless color scheme – beautiful.

The Shoe Game...if you haven't seen this at a wedding yet, you are missing out!

The Shoe Game…if you haven’t seen this at a wedding yet, you are missing out!

Flowers by: H.J. Benken

Photos by: Images by Daniel Michael

Congrats to the happy couple!

 

Guest Post – Table Numbers May 2, 2014

Filed under: Tips — oasisweddings @ 9:04 am
Tags: , , , , , ,

This post was written by a former co-worker and current Oasis bride, Emily Burden.
Emily has worked in four venues in the Cincinnati area, so she has gotten to see some really creative ideas for wedding decor.
Here are some of her favorites for table numbers.  We can’t wait to see what she chooses for her own wedding at the Oasis Conference Center here this fall!

_______________________________________________________________


Creative Table Numbers

 When you were a little girl planning and envisioning your dream wedding, I’m sure how your table numbers looked wasn’t even in the picture.
However, with the changing times and the DIY age in full swing, the overlooked table numbers are getting a well deserved makeover.

em1
Incorporate pictures into the table numbers by using either the year or an age with a picture of both you for that time period.
This is a great to show guests how each of you have changed and grown in your life.

em2
Why use numbers at all?! Have each table be a different song that is a favorite or of some significance to you as a couple. What is great about this option is that if you are having a buffet, instead of doing the traditional captain’s call for tables, the DJ can play the song at the table as a signal for the guests to go get their food.

em3

If you are the traveling type of couple, use the table numbers as a way to showcase some of your favorite places and memories there.
Have the cities be the “number” with pictures and a few other fun things associated with each place for a fun design.

em4
If you are the type to want to stick to the traditional aspect of table numbers, have no fear, there is something fun for you too!
Why not have people write advice to open for that year anniversary for the two of you?

em5
The last of my favorites is the unison stationary look. It is one of the simpler looks, but still has a lot of creativity to it. You can tie everything thing together with the final look of the table numbers matching your invitations and save the dates for a clean and crisp look.


For a few more table number inspirations, take a peek at our Pinterest table number board.

 

Real Oasis Weddings April 6, 2014

Jackie & Dan

This couple was seriously adorable.  Their wedding party and reception were so much fun, and they even capped off the night with late night pizzas for their guests.  We loved the colors, too!

This was snapped between the ceremony and reception.  Could they be any cuter?!

This was snapped between the ceremony and reception. Could they be any cuter?!

Great shot of the brides and her ladies.

Great shot of the brides and her ladies.

The colors are gorgeous!  This is from a May 2013 wedding.

The colors are gorgeous! This is from a May 2013 wedding.

We love the look of this simple head table, with a monogram and uplights.

We love the look of this simple head table, with a monogram and uplights.

Great reaction shot from the toasts!

Great reaction shot from the toasts!

Beautiful (and delicious!) cake from DessertWorks Cakery.

Beautiful (and delicious!) cake from DessertWorks Cakery.

A perfect sunset shot on the Oasis Patio.

A perfect sunset shot on the Oasis Patio.

Photography by: Images by Daniel Michael

Flowers by: H.J. Benken

Cake by: DessertWorks Cakery

DJ and Lighting by: Party Pleasers

 

Real Oasis Weddings January 2, 2014

Deirdre & Andrew

We loved the bright colors of this wedding!  The couple thought of everything, including a kid’s buffet and kid’s activity table to keep the little ones entertained.

The groomsmen acting crazy before having to behave the rest of the day.

The groom and groomsmen acting crazy before having to behave the rest of the day.

This is always our favorite moment - the first look.

This is always our favorite moment – the first look.  Also, look at that gorgeous dress!

Spending some time together before the guests arrive.

Spending some time together before the guests arrive.

Enjoying the view.

Enjoying the view.

These colors were great for a summer wedding.  And who doesn't love candy for favors?!

These colors were great for a summer wedding. And who doesn’t love candy for favors?!

Cake AND cupcakes.  This couple knows how to throw a party!

Cake AND cupcakes. This couple knows how to throw a party!

Loving the popcorn bar trend.

Loving the popcorn bar trend.

The happy couple with their friends and family.

The happy couple with their friends and family.

Photography by: Images by Daniel Michael

Flowers by: H.J. Benken

Cake by: DessertWorks Cakery

DJ and Lighting by: Party Pleasers

 

Real Oasis Weddings December 2, 2013

Samantha & Drew

We loved working with Samantha & Drew!  Their team of vendors put together a spectacular reception, and we wanted to share some of our favorite photos.  This was a May 2013 wedding, and we recently ran into the couple while they were purchasing a “First Married Christmas” ornament, so we thought this was a great time to share.

Pretty ladies!

Pretty ladies!

Burnett498

Pinspotting helped set off their gorgeous centerpieces.

Love this monogram!

Love this monogram!

We love it when photographers get new shots at our venue.

We love it when photographers get new shots at our venue.

They braved the rain to get some great golf course photos.

They braved the rain to get some great golf course photos.

This one is our favorite!

This one is our favorite!

Always the best part of a reception.

Always the best part of a reception.

Such a fun couple!

Such a fun couple!

Photos by: The Creative Light Studio

Flowers by: Oberer’s Flowers

Cake by: DessertWorks Cakery

Lighting by: Everlasting Sounds

 

Guest Post – Bridal Shows November 22, 2013

Filed under: Tips — oasisweddings @ 1:28 pm
Tags: , , , , , ,

This post was written by our resident wedding expert, Jennifer Suma.  Jennifer is the wedding coordinator for Oasis Conference Center, and has been a part of over 100 weddings.  As a vendor, bride and bridesmaid many times over herself, she has some great tips for attending bridal shows!

_______________________________________________________________


A Bridal Show Adventure

Getting engaged is exciting and emotional and you feel like you are floating on a cloud…for about a week. Then you realize you need to find a venue, pick a date, select a DJ, find a dress, choose a photographer, etc., etc. The list becomes endless and you go from “blushing bride” to “get me off this ride!”

One of the best ways to get started and see all of the local vendor options is to attend a bridal show. Yes, those can also be overwhelming, but in what other setting to do you get to see anywhere from 50-500 vendors all lined up and ready to tell you about their business? They have pictures, promotions, free pens and will probably tell you more than once how beautiful your ring is and how gorgeous you will be as a bride! You can accomplish in 4 hours what would normally take you 4 weeks to search and with all the compliments you might also leave feeling like Miss America (if she were getting married).

IMG_1560

From my experience as having been both a bride and a vendor I have seen some do’s and definite don’ts for these shows:

DO:

  • Come with a FEW friends or family members for support.
  • Create a new email address just for your wedding prior to any wedding planning. All your wedding emails will go to one place and both you and your fiancé can have access. Make it something fun like mrandmrssmith@gmail.com.
  • Make labels ahead of time that include your name, email address, phone number, wedding date or time frame, estimated guest count and any other important notes.
  • Walk the entire show and then go back to booths that stood out to you for more face time.
  • Ask vendors if the décor at their booth is included in the prices & packages they are giving you. The booth may look like something out of a celebrity magazine, but the $40 per person package probably doesn’t include anything but the napkin.
  • Go home from the show, relax and don’t open your bag of goodies until the next day. If you try to review it all in the same night your head may really explode.

DON’T:

  • Come with 20 friends and family members. You will get frustrated trying to keep everyone in tow and the more opinions they have the more it will drain out the one that really matters…yours!
  • Let vendors tell you that you are behind in planning and you need to book everything right then and there.
  • Give your information to vendors that really don’t interest you just because you feel obligated. They will appreciate you not wasting your time and theirs.
  • Wear 4” heels unless this is a daily occurrence for you. Look cute, but don’t torture your feet. Happy feet equals a happy bride.
  • Feel overwhelmed. It is a lot of information to take in all at once, but you will get a lot accomplished!

Good luck at your next bridal show and maybe you will run into the Oasis! We will be at the Wendy’s Bridal Show January 4th & 5th at the Duke Energy Convention Center and the Cincinnati Wedding Showcase January 11th & 12th at the Sharonville Convention Center.  Be sure to visit both websites for admission coupons!

claiborne 002

 

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25 other followers