Category Archives: Planning

Real Wedding – Nicole & Michael

Finally, here are the photos from the last wedding I had the pleasure of coordinating with A Sweet Soiree before moving to Nashville.  Nicole and Michael were an incredibly laid back and fun couple and you can see that in these photos of their Hendry House wedding.  As a chef, food was very important to Michael, so the couple decided on Basikneads catering and were not disappointed!  He also mixed his own yummy cocktails.  Flowers also turned out beautifully.  The couple elected to pick flowers from a wholesaler and we put arrangements together during the set-up of the event.  Enjoy these awesome photos courtesy of the talented Astrid Photography!

Happy Thursday!

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Event Coordination: A Sweet Soiree Events (Kelley Finnegan)

Catering: Basikneads Catering

Photography: Astrid Photography

Venue: Hendry House

Tent: L&A Tent Rentals

Cake: Alexandria Pastry

To wear white or not to wear white?

Yesterday, Style Me Pretty posted some photos of a beautiful San Francisco wedding by JC Page Photography on their Facebook page.  The first thing to jump out at me about this wedding was that the bride was not wearing white!

Tradition says you are supposed to wear white (or ivory, or something close) on your wedding day.  But what if white isn’t your thing?  You want to look stunning and beautiful on your wedding day…but does that mean you need to be in white?  Take a look at these beautiful non-white wedding dress options…

You know I’m always a sucker for weddings that break tradition.  However, this is definitely one you don’t see often!

How do you feel about this nontraditional wedding fashion trend??

Happy Wednesday!

Ringing in the New Year

I have to admit, I am SO EXCITED to head home to DC for New Years!  I am looking forward to celebrating with friends and getting to see all the people I miss so much back at home.  But for those of you staying in and hosting your own party this New Years, I thought I’d share a little New Years Eve inspiration.

Enjoy!

Happy Tuesday

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Happy (almost) New Year!

Tis the Season!

Engagement season that is!  Starting around Thanksgiving and rolling through to Valentine’s Day, engagement season is at its prime!  I love the idea of hiring a professional photographer to snap photos of your proposal (hint, hint gentlemen!)  Having a professional photographer will allow you to get some fabulous photos of that very special moment that she will remember forever!  Check these out!

Photo courtesy of Katelyn James Photography

Photo courtesy of Chelsa Yoder Photography

Photo courtesy of Barb Spencer Photography

Photo courtesy of Barb Spencer Photography

Happy Tuesday!

Inspiration Board: Winter Wedding

I saw my first snow in Tennessee yesterday.  Rumor has it that Nashville snow rarely accumulates to anything significant.  It snowed for at least 3 hours yesterday, but was hardly cold enough and the ground was too wet for anything to stick at all.  Still, it was pretty!  ((Although I have to admit, I am missing the 70 degree weather!!))

Anyways, between the snowfall and putting up Christmas decorations in our apartment (see above), I was feeling inspired by the upcoming winter season.  Winter weddings can be so whimsical and beautiful.  Enjoy this winter wedding inspiration board!

Happy Thursday!

Details I Love: Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

Depending on your taste and preference, you can choose a color and mismatch the style, mismatch colors but keep the same style dress, or mismatch everything!  I particularly love mismatched styles in different shades of the same color, but that’s just me!  Also, consider patterned dresses (i.e. florals and other prints!)  Check out these fabulously mismatched bridesmaid dresses:

Happy Tuesday!

Opryland

I visited the famous Gaylord Opryland hotel today.  It’s been over a month now since I’ve done an event and I’m to the point where I am “itching” to get back into doing events.  So you can imagine my reaction as I walked into the gorgeous Opryland hotel…I couldn’t stop squealing “Taylor, can you imagine how beautiful a wedding would be here?!”  There are so many gorgeous locations on the property for a ceremony and reception of any girl’s dreams.  They are also in the process of setting up all the Christmas decorations, which I plan to go see this weekend…I’ll be sure to post photos!  Oh, and for those of you who have never seen the Opryland hotel…yes, almost every one of these photos is from INSIDE the hotel!


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On a different note, this week I started a job at a Courtyard Marriott down here.  While it’s definitely not the Opryland, I am enjoying the job very much!  I have started working the front desk and am learning many of the basic skills necessary to work in the hotel industry.  I hope that this job will continue to open up opportunities for me to move into sales and catering and be working on events through a Marriott hotel one day.  Plus, I have heard such great things about working for Marriott, so this has been a very exciting opportunity!  I am still working at the restaurant, so I have been crazy busy to say the least.  I’m enjoying myself very much though, and hoping that once I figure out a healthy balance between hotel and restaurant, I will be able to get back to do events soon!

Thanks for continuing to check out the blog despite how terrible I’ve been at posting lately!

Hope everyone had a Happy Monday and has a very

Happy Tuesday tomorrow!

Mint Green & Chocolate Inspiration Board

Claudia, a girl I used to work with in DC, had asked me to do a mint green inspiration board for her.  I meant to do it before I moved, but things were so crazy that I never was able to get it done.  Anyways, here it is…finally!

Happy Friday!

Details I Love: Outdoor Lounge Areas

It’s that time of the year with brisk, cool evenings perfect for bonfires and blankets!  In fact, Taylor and I went to a bonfire last night with Kat, a girl who works with us at Cadillac Ranch.  It was fun to sit around the fire and smell the smells of fall and meet new friends.

Anyways, this time of the year is perfect to have the most cozy little outdoor seating area at your wedding, completely with comfy blankets for guests to curl up with a nice warm drink and enjoy the cool air.  Plus, how fabulous are these photos?


Happy Tuesday!

Wedding Fashion: Statement Necklaces

Wow, it’s been quite a while!  I even promised in my last post that I would get the blog back up and running this last week and clearly, that did not happen.  As you can imagine, our first week in Nashville was a little hectic.  Between our million trips to Target and Walmart to buy “things” for the apartment and starting a serving job at Cadillac Ranch Nashville on Wednesday after arriving in town, we have been busy, to say the least.  My room is still a disaster and I am still missing one essential to finish it up…a dresser!  Yes, a good majority of my clothes still remain in suitcases as I await the moment I stumble upon the perfect dresser!  In the meantime, I have focused my attention away from my bedroom to other areas of the house i.e. my bathroom and our kitchen, and our wall with the amazing quote on it (pictures to be posted ASAP)!  I suppose the room will come in later.

Anyhow, while I know that everyone enjoys a personal post here and there, I need to get back to my weddings & events posts.  After all, that is what this blog is all about.  And after spending the last couple hours Pinteresting, I am feeling quite inspired all over again.  Can’t wait to get my hands in some Nashville events!!!

Today’s post is inspired by a fashion trend I adore…bold statement necklaces.  However, they are not just for the fashionistas walking the streets of New York!  I love bridal statement necklaces and the way they compliment a bride’s wedding fashion.  Enjoy!

Happy Monday!