By Peggy Gandy firstname.lastname@example.org | Updated: Fri, Jan 24, 2014
Event: The Winter Ball.
Venue: Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
To benefit: The Allied Arts Foundation.
The evening: More than 300 guests paid $350 a plate to attend this invitation-only black-tie gala. Beautifully cut long gowns, many ablaze with fashion glitz, rivaled the breathtaking decorations created by Jim and Gena Vallion. Dozens of full-size trees, primarily cedars and aspen, covered in “snow,” lined the walls of the rooms. A variety of spring flowers, including tulips, bloomed in the “snow” at the bottom of the trees, which were lit by blue lights. The mantel in the Great Room and occasional tables held aspen tree trunks cut into wood stacks covered in “snow.