The art deco architect of Tulsa has always been such a joy to us. Most of our beautiful little city was built in the 1920's during the Oil Boom and the tycoons spared no expense trying to one-up each other with their extravagant buildings. The Mayo Hotel has always been a favorite of ours, and we were thrilled to see it being restored by the Snyder family.  Restored not renovated. BIG difference.  Sophia's wedding was the last event before the Crystal Ballroom closed in 1979. It was big. It was Greek. It involved a champagne fountain.  I was one of her bridesmaids, of course, and we had such a fun night!  Well, we thought it was definitely karma when we had the first bride to be back in the Crystal Ballroom this past October. Carrie was a bridesmaid in one of our other bride's weddings earlier in the year so even though she now lives in San Diego with the Navy, we'd gotten to know her a little bit.  She came in to Tulsa a few weeks before her wedding and we had a bridal portrait at, wait for it....The Mayo Hotel.  It was so much fun. Scaffolds and ladders and a bit of dust scattered around as all the preparations were still on-going for the grand opening. Sophia and I had fabulous Carrie in the ballroom and then up on the rooftop where there was more evidence of the wonderful things happening at The Mayo.    We just made the best of it and had a wonderful thunderstorm move in right towards the end of the session.  Dark clouds rolled in but not one drop of rain until we were done and on our way home!  Here's a few images from gorgeous Carrie's bridal session.  (Still trying to work out the kinks in my new blog so sorry for the logo mishaps but you know whose they are, don't you?)  We'll post something from her Military wedding at this fabulous building in the days to come. 

The art deco architect of Tulsa has always been such a joy to us. Most of our beautiful little city was built in the 1920's during the Oil Boom and the tycoons spared no expense trying to one-up each other with their extravagant buildings. The Mayo Hotel has always been a favorite of ours, and we were thrilled to see it being restored by the Snyder family.  Restored not renovated. BIG difference.  Sophia's wedding was the last event before the Crystal Ballroom closed in 1979. It was big. It was Greek. It involved a champagne fountain.  I was one of her bridesmaids, of course, and we had such a fun night!  Well, we thought it was definitely karma when we had the first bride to be back in the Crystal Ballroom this past October. Carrie was a bridesmaid in one of our other bride's weddings earlier in the year so even though she now lives in San Diego with the Navy, we'd gotten to know her a little bit.  She came in to Tulsa a few weeks before her wedding and we had a bridal portrait at, wait for it....The Mayo Hotel.  It was so much fun. Scaffolds and ladders and a bit of dust scattered around as all the preparations were still on-going for the grand opening. Sophia and I had fabulous Carrie in the ballroom and then up on the rooftop where there was more evidence of the wonderful things happening at The Mayo.    We just made the best of it and had a wonderful thunderstorm move in right towards the end of the session.  Dark clouds rolled in but not one drop of rain until we were done and on our way home!  Here's a few images from gorgeous Carrie's bridal session.  (Still trying to work out the kinks in my new blog so sorry for the logo mishaps but you know whose they are, don't you?)  We'll post something from her Military wedding at this fabulous building in the days to come. 



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