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Southern Sky Uses Lighting to Set the Mood, Transform Wedding Spaces

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

With so much to think about when wedding planning, many brides forget how incredibly important good lighting is – it can truly make or break an event! No one believes this more than the folks over at Southern Sky.

As part of the Houston Station Event, Art and Music Community, Southern Sky Lighting’s pros are experts in giving events the “wow-factor” by working one-on-one with brides to create the perfect ambiance for their big day.

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wedding lighting chandelier gobo lanterns nashville at houston station

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From ceremonies to receptions, Southern Sky provides a plethora of options to help you make your day personal and unique.


Common services include:

·      Mood lighting that transforms the room with your chosen wedding colors.

·      Pin-spot lighting, which highlights floral centerpieces and your wedding cake (this little-known lighting trick makes SUCH an impact!).

·      Dance floor lighting that moves to the beat of the music – talk about getting the party started!

·      Custom-designed gobo lighting that will cast you and your new husbands initials on a chosen wall or dance floor.

Give Southern Sky a call at (615) 477-3533 to start designing your custom event!

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Photos: Southern Sky's Facebook page

Posted by Newlywed Heather | Filed under: Lighting, 0 comments »

The NotWedding Part 2: Not Your Typical Rustic Wedding, Ideas from Nashville Vendors

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Nashville NotWedding ceremony was lovely and Nashville wedding vendors really stepped up the rustic glam at the reception.  The floral detail was exquisite, especially the head table. We just love hanging elements!  The food, by Chef Penelope, was a crowd pleaser. The DJ and photo booth were provided by Snyder Entertainment and between the two, the guests forgot the event was a bridal show alternative and really enjoyed the party!

Take a look for yourself.  If you missed yesterday's blog, click here to view the ceremony photos.   

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All Photos: Hannah Elaine Photography

 

 

Participating Nashville Wedding Vendors

Venue | Events at 1 Cannery Row | Mercylounge.com
Rehearsal Dinner | Edgehill Café | Edgehillcafe.com
Photography + Save the Date | Cassidy Carson Photography | Cassidycarsonphotography.com
Photography + Styled Shoot | Hannah Elaine Photography | Hannahelaine.com
Photography + Rehearsal Dinner | Maile Lani Photography | Mailelaniphotography.com
Day-of Coordination + Event Design (Table Numbers 13, 14, 15) | Creative Designs & Events | Creativedesignevents.com
!Event Design (Head Table + Table Numbers 3, 6, 9, 12) | Events by Elaine | Eventsbyelaine.com
Floral Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Table Numbers 2, 5, 8, 11) | Rosemary & Finch Floral Design | Rosemaryandfinch.com
Event & Floral Design (Bridal Party Flowers + Table Numbers 1, 4, 7, 10) | Shay Brown Events | Shaybrownevents.com
Invitations | Nesting Project | Nestingproject.com
Programs | With Love Paper Goods | Withlovepapergoods.com
Save the Dates | Green Bean Paper Company | Greenbeanpaper.com
Menus | J. Amber Creative | Jambercreative.com
Local Handcrafted Goods + Gifts | Batch Nashville | Batchnashville.com
Paper Accents | Liddabits Design Shop | Liddabitsdesignshop.com
Groomsmen Attire | Street Tuxedo | Streettuxedo.com
Bridal Party Attire | The Bride Room | Thebrideroom.com
Hair Salon | Nfuse | Salonnfuse.com
Makeup | Hayley Bidez Makeup Artistry Hayleybidez.com
Perfume | Flower Acre | Pastitchperfume.com
Catering | Chef Penelope’s Catering | Chefpenelope.com
Wedding Cake | Frosted Affair | Thefrostedaffair.com
Cupcakes | Connie Cakes | Conniecakes.biz
Desserts | Ben & Jerry’s | Benjerry.com/vanderbilt
Event Rentals | Southern Events Party Rental | Southerneventsonline.com
Entertainment | Snyder Entertainment | Briansnyderentertainment.com
Photobooth | Snyder Entertainment | Briansnyderentertainment.com
Wooden + Iron Accents | Narrow Gate Artisans | Ngartisans.com
Travel | 2 Travel Anywhere, LLC. | 2travelanywhere.com
Transportation | F.A.D.D.S. Party Bus | Nashvillepartybus.com
National Linen | Vendor Linen Tablecloth | linentablecloth.com
National Sparkling Wine Sponsor | Ferrari | cantineferrari.it

Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Food/Catering, Photography, Unique Wedding Ideas, Rentals, Wedding Planners & Coordinators, Wedding Style - Rustic, Farm , 0 comments »

The NotWedding Part 1: Not Your Typical Rustic Wedding, Ideas from Nashville Vendors

Monday, July 28, 2014

Last month, Jenn and I headed to The Nashville NotWedding, a faux wedding designed to showcase real wedding ideas.   As one of our favorite bridal event, this big fake wedding did not disappoint.  The theme at this year's alternative bridal show was "not your typical rustic wedding."  The participating vendors, all listed below, took the theme and the inspiration board and created something truly magical to showcase their creativity and to give couples a myriad of ideas for their big day.

The event started with the creation of a save the date, announcing the big day, then an engagement session with a lucky couple.  The night before the wedding event, the couple and vendors were invited to a rehearsal dinner at Edgehill Village Cafe (which was delicious!).  The ceremony and reception took place the following night, both held at the Cannery.  We were treated to a beautiful, vow renewal ceremony followed by a full reception, with dinner, cake, ice cream and dancing!

Enjoy the pre-event and ceremony photos below and check back tomorrow for images from the reception.

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Photo: Hannah Elaine Photography

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Photo: Cassidy Carson Photography

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Photos above: Hannah Elaine Photography

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Photo: Cassidy Carson Photography

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Photos above: Hannah Elaine Photography

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Photo: Cassidy Carson Photography

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Photo: Hannah Elaine Photography

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Photo: Cassidy Carson Photography

 

Participating Nashville Wedding Vendors

Venue | Events at 1 Cannery Row | Mercylounge.com
Rehearsal Dinner | Edgehill Café | Edgehillcafe.com
Photography + Save the Date | Cassidy Carson Photography | Cassidycarsonphotography.com
Photography + Styled Shoot | Hannah Elaine Photography | Hannahelaine.com
Photography + Rehearsal Dinner | Maile Lani Photography | Mailelaniphotography.com
Day-of Coordination + Event Design (Table Numbers 13, 14, 15) | Creative Designs & Events | Creativedesignevents.com
!Event Design (Head Table + Table Numbers 3, 6, 9, 12) | Events by Elaine | Eventsbyelaine.com
Floral Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Table Numbers 2, 5, 8, 11) | Rosemary & Finch Floral Design | Rosemaryandfinch.com
Event & Floral Design (Bridal Party Flowers + Table Numbers 1, 4, 7, 10) | Shay Brown Events | Shaybrownevents.com
Invitations | Nesting Project | Nestingproject.com
Programs | With Love Paper Goods |  Withlovepapergoods.com
Save the Dates | Green Bean Paper Company | Greenbeanpaper.com
Menus | J. Amber Creative | Jambercreative.com
Local Handcrafted Goods + Gifts | Batch Nashville | Batchnashville.com
Paper Accents | Liddabits Design Shop | Liddabitsdesignshop.com
Groomsmen Attire | Street Tuxedo | Streettuxedo.com
Bridal Party Attire | The Bride Room | Thebrideroom.com
Hair Salon | Nfuse | Salonnfuse.com
Makeup | Hayley Bidez Makeup Artistry | Hayleybidez.com
Perfume | Flower Acre | Pastitchperfume.com
Catering | Chef Penelope’s Catering | Chefpenelope.com
Wedding Cake | Frosted Affair | Thefrostedaffair.com
Cupcakes | Connie Cakes | Conniecakes.biz
Desserts | Ben & Jerry’s | Benjerry.com/vanderbilt
Event Rentals | Southern Events Party Rental | Southerneventsonline.com
Entertainment | Snyder Entertainment | Briansnyderentertainment.com
Photobooth | Snyder Entertainment | Briansnyderentertainment.com
Wooden + Iron Accents | Narrow Gate Artisans | Ngartisans.com
Travel | 2 Travel Anywhere, LLC. | 2travelanywhere.com
Transportation | F.A.D.D.S. Party Bus | Nashvillepartybus.com
National Linen | Vendor Linen Tablecloth | linentablecloth.com
National Sparkling Wine Sponsor | Ferrari | cantineferrari.it

Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Inspiration & Trends, Invitations & Paper Goods, Luxury Nashville Wedding Finds, Photography, Reception Entertainment, Photo Booths, Unique Wedding Ideas, Rentals, Wedding Style - Rustic, Farm , 0 comments »

Heather & Christopher Get Married at Noah Liff, Host Classic Ceremony, Modern Reception

Friday, July 25, 2014

Bride, Heather, wanted to find a venue that could offer two spaces for two very different and distinct types of décor: a classic ceremony and a modern reception. Luckily for her, Noah Lift Opera Center is versatile enough to offer both!

Knowing DIY was not one of their strengths, Heather and her groom, Christopher, splurged on reception décor that really upped the “wow factor.” Modern glass centerpieces, a large twinkling crystal chandelier, elegant draping and unique up-lighting that brought attention to Noah Lift’s distinctive wall of windows were just some of the details that wowed guests.

As a side note: We were fortunate enough to hear Heather discuss her wedding planning tips and advice with future brides at one of our past Smart Bride Workshops and we are thrilled to be featuring her gorgeous wedding on ABG today!  Be sure to read on to her very last piece of advice…. We couldn’t agree more!

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Heather & Christopher 
Wedding Date: May 11, 2013
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Noah Liff Opera Center
Guests: Around 100
Budget: $20,000 – 30,000

 

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Wedding Team

Planner | Sarah Willard, Music City Events
Photographer | Wedlock Images
Videographer | Clarity Films
Gown | Maggie Sottero from The White Room
Bride’s Accessories | Necklace by Nadri, Shoes by Flounce
Men’s Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaids’ Attire | The White Room
Hair & Makeup | Seriously Foxy
Stationery | Paperwhites / Etsy
Caterer | Ribbons of Chocolate
Cake Artist | Creative Crumbs
Floral Designer | Belles Fleurs
Ceremony Musicians | Mockingbird Musicians
Reception DJ |  DJ Gerard Hardiman / Sensational Sounds
Rentals | Music City Tents & Events
Transportation | Grand Avenue

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My Wedding Details

How would you describe your style as a couple?
We like a good mix of modern and classic. Clean and simple lines, but still warm and inviting.

How did you incorporate that style into your wedding?
We went classic with the ceremony décor, but switched into modern for the reception. It was a little tricky in that we had one venue, but Sarah and her team did a great job of transitioning the styles and making it work. Our ceremony was all white, clean lines, and bright. For the reception, we brought in pops of turquoise and modern glass centerpieces with cool lighting set up against Noah Liff Opera Center (NLOC)’s wall of windows to the night sky.

What was your (or your guests’) favorite aspect of your wedding?
To this day, people are still talking about the music and dancing at the reception, and we couldn’t agree more. DJ Gerard was phenomenal, and set the perfect mood for celebrating.

Where did you splurge?  Where did you save/DIY?
Our biggest splurges were on the beautiful crystal chandelier at our reception, draping, photography, and videography.  DIY was very minimal – our magnet save the dates. DIY is just not our strength.

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Now that the wedding day is over, is there anything about your planning process you feel you could have done differently?
We’ve actually been asked this question a lot, but have yet to come up with anything almost a year later.  Working with Sarah was one of the best decisions we made, and we would make the same decision over and over again. She definitely took care of us to make sure everything about that day was perfection. 

In one sentence, what words of advice do you have for couples in the midst of their planning?
On Day 1, decide what’s most important to you as a couple for your wedding day and hold true to that in every decision you both make.

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Posted by Newlywed Heather | Filed under: Real Nashville Weddings, 0 comments »

Pick Up the New Enchanted Brides Magazine for Middle Tennessee Today!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I visited Geny's Bridal yesterday and happened to see the latest edition of Enchanted Brides magazine!  If you haven't picked up the Summer/Fall 2014 magazine yet, be sure to do so.  You can grab a copy at any vendor included in their magazine.  For a list of vendors/locations, visit this link.

If you're planning a Nashville wedding from afar, you can enjoy a virtual edition of the magazine here.

Congrats to our friends at Enchanted Brides on another stunning edition!  We love how remarkably you showcase Nashville weddings and our talented, local professionals.

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Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Inspiration & Trends, 0 comments »

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