Until puppeteers become less controlling and speed-dating events lift their ban on wooden participants, marionette weddings will always be arranged marriages. String along future wedding plans with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to Brigit Axton's Bridal Extravaganza (up to a $20 value) at the Showplace Theater at Riverwinds Casino in Norman on April 10 from noon to 6:00 p.m.
From hairdos to honeymoons, Axton’s Bridal Extravaganza celebrates wedded wayfaring and all the stops along the way during this informative and entertaining expo. Peruse espousal ensembles from local designers such as BeLoved Bridal, or explore countrywide collars at Men's Wearhouse. The flashbulb aficionados at Joley Photography walk guests through plans to eternalize matrimonial moments, joining other merchants hawking wedding accouterments including chocolate dessert fountains and balloon-animal depictions of the couple's first date. Discover the intrigue of international nuptials as trip planners from El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels unfurl information on destination-wedding and honeymoon packages, whisking loved ones away to exotic locales ranging from Mexican beaches to Finnish reindeer races.
The expo fills the opulent yet intimate corners of the Showplace Theatre, welcoming wedding performers including the high-stepping, feathered Oklahoma Showgirls and country songbird Miss Charla Corn. The first 400 guests receive swag bags, stuffed with wedding essentials and cake toppers shaped like famous couples from American history.