Sunday, September 26, 2010

Meridith and Nathan- May 29, 2010

Meridith and Nathan, thank you for letting us be a part of your special day! We wish you all the happiness in the world!

Friends and fellow vendors that helped make this day possible:

Church: Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Reception: The Parthenon
Cake: The Bake Shoppe
Catering: A Catered Affair
Wedding Dress: Priscilla of Boston, The Bride Room
Bridesmaid Dresses: Priscilla of Boston from Priscilla of Boston Atlanta
Mother of the Bride Dress, Mother of the Groom Dress, Veil, and Flower Girl Dress: Designs by Sara Marie
Hair: Brides by Mary
Make-Up: Amy Lynn Larwig
Wedding Planner: Sarah Willard of Music City Events
Invitations and Programs: Southall Eden
Lighting: REM Entertainment
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Photographer: Jen McDonald Photography
Videography: Baughman Media
Music: The Nashvegas All-Stars

Thursday, September 9, 2010

April and Brock- April 1, 2010

April and Brock, we wish you a lifetime of happiness. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your day!

Amazing vendors who helped make this day possible:

Church: The Donelson Fellowship
Cake: Wedding Cake Design
Reception: Two Rivers Mansion
Photographer: J.Michael Photography
Wedding Planner: By Hearts and Hands

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Go-City Centric

Looking for a fun way to personalize your wedding? Go “city-centric” and highlight the places and landmarks where you first fell in love and will begin your new lives together as husband and wife! Each city is so unique and bursting with ideas to help couples personalize their big day, while being able to share with guests a bit of your relationship history.

As the owner of Brooklyn-based paperie, Lion in the Sun, Melinda Morris is an expert on wedding trends and has helped many soon-to-be-wed couples utilize the uniqueness of their city in their wedding planning and motif.

Here are a few ways to put the “city-centric” wedding trend to work for you:

- Use an picture of a landmark in your city, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge or the Sears Tower on the invitation

- Instead of numbers, name tables after popular neighborhoods in your city

- Use a vintage postcard from your city as a Save the Date

“For so many couples, the city where you live really sets the tone for who you are and your lifestyle,” says Melinda. “Whether it’s where you met or where you live now (or even a combination), using city-centric themes in your wedding is a great way to make guests feel connected to you and the city you love.”

(Reblogged from Premier Bride's Blog)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Ashley and Daniel- October 3, 2009

What a fun wedding to be a part of!

We first met Ashley at a local event and from then on it seemed as if we saw each other all the time. As a VIP Magazine of Williamson County staff member, Ashley is a regular at all the must attend events in Nashville and Williamson County.

Ashley was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is truly sincere and has a smile that will warm your heart!

After months of planning, Ashley wed her soul mate in a romantic ceremony held at St. Phillips Catholic Church in Downtown Franklin.

Ashley was absolutely stunning, carrying a bouquet of ivory roses and hanging green amaranthus. She was joined by four bridesmaids, who wore the most beautiful latte gowns. The bridesmaids carried bouquets made of Charlotte and Black Magic roses as well as red dahlias. A gorgeous combination!

The reception at Monell's at Historic Lillie Belles was held immediately following the ceremony. Monell's is one of our favorite wedding venues, as it offers a beautifully intimate setting. The tables set up in the back yard were adorned with cylinders of varying heights, floating candles, and pomanders of red roses and Mokara orchids.
Guests enjoyed the ambiance, food catered by Monell's, and a mouth watering cake from Sweet Dreams Franklin. It was an amazing evening spent celebrating Ashley and Daniel's love and new life together.

The entire evening was beautifully captured by VIP photographer, Alison Ball.

We had such an enjoyable time working with Ashley and Daniel! We wish them nothing but the best in their life together!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Premier Bride Nashville Magazine 2010

We are super excited about this issue and you should be too! It is chock full of information for any bride and bride to be. Plus, you can find our work all throughout the magazine.

Pick up your copy today or browse the entire magazine online!

The Flood- Help for Displaced Nashville Brides

Premier Bride Nashville has as great listing of wedding professionals who are damage-free and willing to work with you if you wedding has been displaced. Check the listing out online if your venue or other wedding arrangements have been impacted by floods.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Glossary of White Flowers

Side by side, an array of all-white flowers reveals a spectrum of gentle shades.

Green stems heighten the white of sweet peas (1).

Yellow bases give freesia petals (2 and 7) a subtle glow.

Petite double narcissus are the softest yellow (3 and 9).

A pair of ranunculuses (4 and 8) flushed pink and green; between them a rose (5) is tinged peach.

Yellow-green centers set off white clematis (6).

Lilies-of-the-valley (10) are sprigged with green.

(Reblogged from

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Leah and George- September 26, 2009

As we pull together the pictures of all the weddings we've been working on these past few weeks, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at one of the most beautiful weddings of 2009 that was yet to be blogged about.

To say that the wedding of Leah and George looked like a fairytale would be an understatement. On the absolutely perfect fall day, this very much in love couple exchanged vows at Scarritt Bennett amongst scores of friends and family members.

Leah could not have looked more breathe taking on her wedding day in a pure white gown with a stunning cap sleeve lace shrug. She carried a bouquet of miniature ivory calla lilies, white roses, and bear grass to compliment her look and was joined by her bridesmaids who wore chocolate brown gowns and carried mango calla lilies and coffee hypericum berries.

The day was seamlessly orchestrated, as Leah and George enlisted the planning expertise of the team at Elegant Weddings by Angela.

Following the ceremony, guests joined Leah and George at aVenue, part of Nashville Event Space, for the reception in their honor. Attendees celebrated their union, enjoying food catered by Chef's Market and cake by Wedding Cake Design by Rebecca.

The entire day was truly magical and was captured by the extremely talented Kevin Wimpy Photography.

We wish Leah and George nothing but the best in their life together. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your day!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Crane Chandelier

We are always on the lookout for inspiration and innovative ideas to compliment our own creative process in making brides' dreams reality. To do this we scour websites, magazines, blogs, television...always trying to stay one step ahead of trends and wedding fashion. We come across some truly amazing material and don't see the fun in keeping it all to ourselves. Just recently we found The Wedding Co., a Toronto based company devoted to connecting brides and some of Canada's most talented wedding professionals.

Within about three minutes of entering the site we learned of The Wedding Co.'s Crane Chandelier Project. We were immediately intrigued and excited. This project seeks to construct a chandelier from thousands of origami cranes submitted by engaged couples worldwide. The exact number: 10,000.

With 10,000 of these peaceful tokens of love, the final creation will be a visual representation of a worldwide community of engaged and newly married couples. Each crane will represent a leap of love and the lifelong commitment. of two individuals. Additionally, each crane The Wedding Co. receives, a ¢50 donation will be made to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation to fund cancer research.

You can get involved in this project by requesting a pre-made crane for yourself or an engaged friend or DIY ! Just don’t forget to write your names, your wedding date and your location somewhere on the crane. Cranes can be sent to:

Monday, April 19, 2010

Top Picks: Designs by Sara Marie

We have the honor to work with some amazing vendors and have developed some great working relationships. We want the best for your wedding, so what better way to introduce you to our favorites than to blog about them? Next up: Designs by Sara Marie.

Every little girl dreams of her fairytale wedding. Beautiful blue skies, scores of friends and family, a garden of flowers, the love of her life waiting at the end of the aisle....and the dress....the perfect dress. To feel like a princess and the most beautiful you have ever been. Yes, the dress becomes much more than a dress. It becomes an expression of you.

You can scour magazines, try on hundreds of dresses, and fly to big cities in search of "the one." For us, we know where the search ends...Designs by Sara Marie. This Nashville based bridal couturier has the ability to make any bride's dreams come true. Sara Marie of Designs by Sara Marie creates simply magical bridal wear custom designed to fit your exact specifications. Her flawless designs reflect your personal sense of style and are uniquely one of a kind.

We simply adore Sara Marie. In addition to being phenomenally talented, she is an absolute treat. We are lucky to call her our friend and we hope you call her your won't be disappointed.

For more on Designs by Sara Marie visit her on the web or check out her blog.

P.S. Stay tuned for pictures from Sara Marie's wedding later this summer. We are over the moon excited to be traveling to Bald Head Island in North Carolina to design the wedding flowers for Sara Marie's big day. It will be our first destination wedding and we can't wait! Pictures of the trip will be included...get excited!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Susanna and Josiah- January 23, 2010

Susanna and Josiah could not have asked for a more beautiful January day than that of their wedding day. It was one of the warmest days of the month with a perfect breeze.

While we have been involved in the weddings of literally hundreds of men and women making lifetime commitments to one another, we rarely have the opportunity to see the union and hear the words of love expressed during the ceremony. Baring witness to a couples nuptials allows you a glimpse at the love shared between the couple as you are able to hear and see the expressions of love. The thing is that we didn't need to sit in the pews at Scarritt-Bennett during the wedding ceremony of Susanna and Josiah...their love for one another exuded from them. Everything was beautifully captured by Derek Lee Photography.

The couple was surrounded by family and friends who actively took part in their special day. The bride had three bridesmaids stand with her as she married the love of her life. And, she looked stunning while she exchanged her vows. She carried a bouquet of ranunculus, anemones, waxflower, Peruvian lilies, plum carnations, fiji pom poms, and white hydrangeas.

Following the ceremony, the couple celebrated the union at a reception held at Houston Station. They enjoyed a heavenly cake created by Wedding Cake Designs and danced the night away.

It truly was our pleasure to be a part of Susanna and Josiah's special day. We wish them nothing but the best in their future together!