Bridal Shows & Wedding Events - 2019 - Nashville & Middle TN

Many of you may have received an engagement ring over this holiday season.  Here are the upcoming bridal shows in the Middle TN area Summer and Fall 2019.  You should plan on attending at least one Nashville bridal show to get great ideas for designs and trends.  (Be sure to check back often as this list is updated frequently)

August 4 - Pink Bridal Show - Nashville, TN

August 18 - Happily Connected - Nashville, TN

August 22 - Open House - Columbia, TN

August 27 - Groom Night - Madison, TN

October 13 - Here Comes the Brides - Franklin, TN

November 10 - Bridal & Wedding Expo - Nashville, TN

Dec 12 - Big Fake Wedding - Nashville, TN


Pantone 2019 Color Trends - Living Coral

Pantone has released their 12 color predictions for 2019. These colors are fun, joyful, uplifting and vibrant with lots of warm colors in reds, oranges, yellows, and pinks. The color of the year is always one of the group. This year the color of the year is:

Living Coral - a soft, warm color that feels like a delicious drink or a welcoming hug. Joyful and vivacious there is a lot of optimism in this hue.

The full palette of 12 colors is warm and playful.

Let’s take a look at the other colors.

Aspen Gold - This color feels like a warm, autumn sun shining down.

Pepper Stem - This color reminds me of a bountiful garden

Fiesta - There is so much excitement and boldness in this color

Jester Red - This deep shade is both elegant and bohemian

Tumeric - Just like the spice, this color adds flavor and intensity

Princess Blue - As the only blue, this color is bold and majestic

Pink Peacock - For those who love intensity, warmth, and lots of fun.

Toffee - Like a perfect piece of chocolate, satisfying and tasty.

Sweet Lilac - This pinky-purple is soft and gentle

Mango Mojito - This golden shade is uplifting and pleasurable.

Terrarium Moss - Inspired by nature and a walk in the wood.

Intimate Holiday Wedding

I had the pleasure of working with Kelsey and Jeremy for their small holiday wedding. This intimate celebration had 30 guests and was perfection!

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With red and white colors for their flowers and lots of greenery, the setting was perfect for a holiday themed celebration. Their cakes came from New York to Nashville and were amazing. Guests enjoyed chocolate chip cake and confetti cake truffles. Look at those cute pinecone cake toppers!

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For favors, guests were given tiny pine trees in burlap bags that they could plant.



Venue: Atmology
Photography: B & B Portraits
Catering: Copper Kettle
Flowers: Village of Flowers
Cake: Milk Bar Store

6 Reasons to plan a small wedding or elopement

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Many couples are embracing small weddings and elopements. The simplicity of these gatherings is celebrating with friends in a relaxed setting while being less stressful and less expensive.

What is a small, intimate wedding?
An intimate wedding is one where there are 75 or fewer guests. An evening with 50 of your closest friends and family is perfect for celebrating.

What is a modern day elopement?
Unlike the courthouse weddings of a generation ago, many couples are having elopement style weddings. These weddings are typically only a few hours and include a ceremony and dinner with just closest family or friends.

Tips for an intimate wedding:

  • You can get your Pinterest dreams. Having a smaller event means that you can incorporate some of those larger or more expensive design ideas. Instead of needing 20 tables, you only need 6 or 8. It is much easier to create your dream wedding when you aren’t obsessing over details for 125 guests.

  • Your guests get to know each other. When there are only 35 people for dinner, it is much easier for everyone to chat and meet each other. Everyone can be involved whether it is a group reading at the ceremony or group karaoke at the reception.

  • It is easier on your budget. Instead of throwing a large party for 150, an intimate, down to earth gathering can save you money. (Every guest you add to the list costs you more). An afternoon elopement with a casual dinner won’t require dipping into your retirement savings. Or you can create a lavish party for your 35 closest and best.

  • Less Stress. It is so much easier to manage the guest list when it only includes 40 people. Smaller affairs mean fewer details, but still high on style.

  • Skip the Fluff. With weddings, it is so easy to get caught up into needless things and details. When your wedding is smaller, you can skip the fluff that doesn’t add any value to your wedding. Instead you can do things that wouldn’t work at larger affairs.

  • Customize everything. It is much easier to have custom place cards, a personalized menu, or one of a kind decor when you only need it for a small number of guests. Instead of traditional invitation, you can create a handwritten note to each guest inviting them to your day.

Connect with me to talk about your small, intimate wedding.