Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Dave and Blair's wedding was featured on Wedding Chicks earlier this year. I later learned that their wedding was inspired by their fair-themed engagement photos and took place at Nashville's Houston Station.
Dave and Blair are well traveled and reside in Los Angeles, CA. Of all of the places they've lived, they choose Nashville for their wedding this year. Nashville is becoming a sought after, destination wedding location so I reached out to Blair to understand why they choose Nashville, how they planned a wedding from hundreds of miles away and how she and her wedding planner, Emily of Simply Yours Wedding and Events designed a wedding with such a personal feel.
Keep reading to enjoy a few photos from Blair and Dave's Destination Nashville wedding and to learn how to plan your Destination Nashville wedding.
All wedding photos by Austin Gros.
How would you describe Blair and Dave?
Emily (Wedding Planner): Blair and Dave love the color and fun of life. They really enjoy being on a constant adventure together. They've lived all over the country for different reasons. Their roots are in the South which is part of why they wanted to get married here in Nashville. They have that sweet Southernness about them but also have knowledge and excitement about other parts of the country. They love life, love each other, and love living life together.
Being from Los Angeles, why did you choose Nashville for your wedding?
Blair (Bride): Nashville has a special place in our hearts! Dave grew up in Nashville, and we still have important family and friends there. We also knew we’d have friends coming from all over the country: he went to school in NJ, me in Georgia, we met in Chicago, I’ve lived in Boston, DC, and NYC, and we have family in NC, VA, PA, AL, GA, IL, KY, and more. Practically speaking, Nashville made sense, and we knew our friends would have a great time visiting. But, it was more than that. We absolutely adore that city. It’s the perfect combination of everything we love! It’s urban, but has a smaller-town feel with a strong sense of community. There are skyscrapers and urban landscapes, but in the midst of that you have beautiful parks like Percy Warner and neighborhoods where people actually have yards and trees! There is a lot of urban culture and diversity, but at its core, Nashville has a southern soul with all the good things that brings. It’s kind of like us in that way, we have lived all over the country (currently in CA), but we have southern souls that always draw us back.
On planning a destination wedding
When planning a wedding remotely, how did you make sure out of town guests were accommodated?
Blair (Bride): Both Dave and I set up travel deal alerts on various travel websites (I like Kayak!), so that when good flight deals showed up, we could let our friends know. A lot of friends from Chicago ended up getting Southwest flights for $80-$90 round trip during a big sale they had. If people are coming from far away, they appreciate when you show concern about their budgets! Another big thing is getting good hotel deals (which again, helps tremendously if you have a planner), and considering things like: distance from venues, and do they have hotel shuttles that will take them to your venues, etc. It’s also good to try and think through if you have friends that will be coming alone who could share rooms with other friends in similar situations—helps them save money! The welcome bags are key, we wanted to make SURE they knew how much it meant to us that they were willing to travel all that way to celebrate with us. Also, make directions to rehearsal dinners, churches, receptions, really clear so that out-of-town guests aren’t running around lost and stressed in a city they don’t know well. I asked Emily to double-check directions I got on Google maps, because again, it helps to have an insider who can tell you the best routes.
Emily (Wedding Planner): With lots of out-of-town guests, book hotels early; pay attention to what's happening on your wedding day. Avoid major Nashville events because it's a nightmare getting hotel rooms 3 months before events like football season for Titans/Vandy games, country music concerts, hockey/Predators games, etc. These could be fun for your guests to do but they might also make it harder for them to get from place to place in traffic or to find an affordable good place to stay. Check the convention bureau. Closer to your date, check for events that might impact traffic.
What advice would you give brides looking to plan their wedding from another city?
Emily (Wedding Planner): 1) You must hire a team that you trust and then trust them - She never met Hillary of Brocade who did her floral design, but Hillary really got Blair. After speaking with me and reading info that Blair provided, Hillary made her own twist on Blair's style. Blair's flowers could not be more perfect. When planning from another city, you have to have a lot of faith in your planner and the vendors that you choose because you are not getting to know the people very well other than email.
2) Know your priorities upfront - Where do you want a say and when do you want your vendors/planners to decide? Do you want a say in things that require tastes - like cake and catering? Do you want to see the venue in person? If so, you will need to plan to travel to the Nashville. Can you come to town? When? If not, most things can be mailed - like swatches and linen.
3) Plan in advance - Blair mailed a lot of things in advance that could not easily brought on the plane. If you are driving to the wedding, also think of what will fit in your car. Talk to your planner, designer to see if you can send them all of your Etsy crafts, etc. Blair's photo booth was entirely DIY. All props purchased from Etsy. She had the items mailed directly to me and I stored them until her wedding. Blair found a dress in Atlanta and left it in Nashville at an alterationist versus flying it to and from California. Think through all of the elements. Communicate with vendors, particularly planner on how things will get from A to Z.
4) You need a planner. You need feet on the ground; someone who knows the city, people, vendors, and is going to help you, even when it comes to directions to and from your vendor meetings. A planners knowledge will be more than what you can find online.
Blair (Bride): Hire a planner. End of story. Period. Done and done. I was working full-time out in California, which is two hours behind Nashville, making it really difficult to catch vendors at the right time and organize everything. I also didn’t know the city super-well, and I needed someone who could steer me in the right direction when it came to the best florists, photographers, lighting, rentals, etc. It just would’ve been too much without Emily! You need an insider who knows that city well.
How did you find Emily to plan your wedding?
Blair (Bride): We made a special trip to Nashville to look at venues and try to get some things quickly taken care of (we only had 4 months to plan!), and one of the places we visited was Houston Station. Emily was there setting up for a wedding for that evening, and immediately I loved the design. Since she was there, we thought we’d ask for her opinions on two different venues we were considering, and she was so kind, patient, and gracious! I knew I liked her right away, she just has that effect on people At the time, I was thinking to myself “Surely I don’t really need a planner,” so I took her business card and we went on with our day. Boy was I wrong! Probably less then 2 weeks later, I realized how overwhelming this was, and how much I needed help, so I called Emily to talk details. The rest is history! Best wedding decision I made, seriously. I tell people all the time, if you spend money on ONE thing, get a great planner.
Emily (Wedding Planner): They literally ran into me at a wedding that I planned at Houston Station. They were in doing a tour of the space and we ended up talking forever.
What were your wedding priorities?
Blair (Bride): My priority was that it felt personal, and that when people came they would feel 1) loved and that they were a part of our story (because they all were in some way shape or form—we are big on the importance of community) 2) they would come in and say, “this is so Dave and Blair” I also just wanted people to be able to relax, have fun, and celebrate in our joy with us! I didn’t have specific priorities when it came to details, at least at first. I’m more of a “big picture” person—so I knew how I wanted it to “feel”, and I had ideas, but I definitely needed Emily to fill in the details
Emily (Wedding Planner): I would agree. 1) Personal touch - I remember when we were on the phone and we were trying to figure out who they were as a couple. I started presenting additional options based on their engagement pics - a lot came from the pics. I said, "What if you did something like an ice cream bar, root beer floats." Then it dawned on her that their wedding should be symbolic of them. At first it was about what she saw on Pinterest, Etsy. But then she realized it should be more about them versus what they saw elsewhere.
2) Fun time for guests/family - Blair wanted her family and out of town guests really enjoy themselves. It was her mom and cousin's birthday so she wanted to do something fun to thank them for sharing their day with her. She was intentional about representing who they are as a couple, but also wanted to be sure guests knew their presence was appreciated. One way she did this was through great welcome bags. She put a lot of thought into designing perfect bags for her family friends. She also had a vintage popcorn machine from Houston Station which was such a fun element. It was right by the photo booth and people were there all night long. She had Maggie Moos Ice Cream Bar to give guests a fun taste of summer, also a big hit as was their coffee room. Blair and Dave choose a great DJ and stayed on the floor all night long which encouraged guests to do the same. They kept dancing and so did everyone else.
For their first dance, they chose a song by Bryan Adams that has a harmonica solo in middle of the song. Dave whipped out a harmonica and started playing and the bride just started laughing. It was so sweet - such a funny surprise. It was funny and so personal.
Blair and Dave's wedding inspiration board
On designing a whimsical wedding
What inspired your wedding's design?
Blair (Bride): So many things! I love color, always have, so I was drawn to colorful weddings. We both are pretty playful and laid-back, so we knew a formal style wedding wouldn’t be for us—we wanted something that felt casual, relaxed, and just screamed “fun!” When we did our engagement pictures, we ended up doing a lot of them at a place out here called the Balboa Fun Zone, which is essentially a mini-amusement park. We had such a blast there, and that’s what really sparked the initial idea of doing a spin on a “carnival” theme.
Tell me about your engagement session and the elements from the session that were incorporated into your wedding?
Blair (Bride): Our engagement pictures were taken by one my best friends, who happens to be the most incredible photographer, Michelle Scott of Michelle Scott Photography. We absolutely loved how they turned out...and since they had that carnival, fun vibe to them, we had to use them. Emily had the great idea to use them in the hallways as a design element, by blowing some of them up and hanging them with ribbon on the walls. We also used them throughout the venue on tables, etc (i.e. they were perfect for the candy and popcorn table!).
Blair and Dave's engagement photos by Michelle Scott Photography
In what ways was an "Nashville" incorporated into the theme?
Blair (Bride): Yes! In our welcome bags that we gave to out of town guests, we had RC Colas and Moon Pies, tips on our favorite places in Nashville for them to check out, and little jars of jam from Loveless Café. People loved that! Our music playlist was filled with many old-school country songs that we loved growing up. And Houston Station in and of itself has Nashville history, along with the music café inside. We also made sure to have some Tennessee Titans gear in our DIY photo- booth (Dave is a HUGE fan!)
Emily (Wedding Planner): Invitations were designed by Rachel Jasper. They were a twist on the Hatch Show Print style; they complemented the fair theme. From beginning, the invitation captured the essence of Nashville, established that the wedding would be very Southern and Nashville.
What did you love about the wedding's design?
Blair (Bride): EVERYTHING! Oh my gosh, I don’t even know where to begin! It just all came together so beautifully! I loved that the carnival theme turned out colorful and fun, but also beautiful, elegant, and subtle at the same time. I’ve seen many weddings online that go over-the-top with bright colors or a carnival theme, and I didn’t want that to happen. Emily did an incredible job with that aspect of taking my vision and making it come true perfectly! Some of my favorite things were: the pinwheels in vintage mason jars as table centerpieces, the vintage popcorn-maker that greeted our guests, the mustache table cards, our incredible sweetheart table complete with scrabble place cards designed by Emily, the root beer float and ice cream bar with striped straws, the pinwheels tucked into the bouquets, and Hillary’s floral magic all over the place! I also loved the chalkboard signs for the bar and the photo-booth that you did. Honestly, it was just perfect. I wouldn’t change a single thing!
Emily (Wedding Planner): I had so much fun putting their wedding together. Blair and I would get on the phone and it was so much fun to being so creative and it was very different than anything I've ever done. I haven't even put their folder together because of how much I loved their wedding. I especially liked decorating the entrance hallway at Houston Station. I love that Houston Station lets us hang stuff. I created 3 picture displays to put up their engagement photos along with brightly colored ribbons. I liked their candy bar and popcorn bar which brought in the fair food theme. The mustache look is really popular now but at that point, it was new and fun for me.
I loved watching Blair get excited by finding silly little things like vintage popcorn bags on Etsy and then pinwheels that could be created from any paper, which she used for table decor.
It was such a fun experience and really out of my box. I love Southern rustic but this wedding was totally different and I was excited the entire time we planned. It helped that Blair was too, which was really fun for me as a planner because she was so giggly on the phone. Blair also let me invest in their relationship as well as her creativity. I love walking my brides down the aisle when I've gotten to know their love story.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Nyk and Cali Ashton recently changed their business name, from Cali Ashton Photography to Nyk and Cali Wedding Photographers, and launched a new website.
I love their new website. I felt like a voyeur as I went from page to page getting to know more about this special couple. I knew they were in love. I knew they were incredible photographers; both facts were undeniable after my first meeting with them. But for those who haven’t met Nyk and Cali, now you can meet them virtually, via their new website.
I contacted Nyk to learn more about their brand and website changes.
Why did you change the name of your business and launch an all new website?
Nyk of Nyk and Cali Wedding Photography: Great question! There are a lot of photographers in Nashville that do AWESOME work and we are good friends with a bunch of them. When you are picking a photographer for your wedding, you obviously want a pro that will deliver those timeless, professional quality photographs, but you also want a photographer that you gel with and like being around because you are going to spend a lot of time with them on your big day. I would personally trust many of our photographer friends to shoot our wedding because they all deliver quality work, so really the determining factor when it comes to choosing a photographer is how well you click (no pun intended) with them. Our previous branding and website was heavily focused on our work, showcasing our photography and showing how we stand out with our images, but every time I looked at our site I felt like it was missing so much because it wasn't showing the most important thing about our business and what our clients enjoy most about working with us!
Most of the time brides and grooms aren’t hiring us only for our work but they are hiring us, Nyk and Cali. We wanted a brand that captures our style. With our new branding we wanted our site to be heavily focused on giving our clients a glimpse into the lives of Nyk + Cali, with all our little quirks and faults and funny habits. We want our clients to be able to get to know us before they ever meet us and designing our site the way we did gave our couples that opportunity.
Your new website definitely does a great job of telling the story of Nyk and Cali along with showcasing your wonderful wedding portfolio for potential couples. What type of couple is most attracted to Nyk and Cali Wedding Photography?
Nyk of Nyk and Cali Wedding Photography: Cali and I are very photojournalistic in the way we approach wedding photography, we want to tell the story of the most important day in your life so that 50 years down the road they can flip through that wedding album with their grandchildren and be able to relive that day with them. The couple that is most attracted to us is the couple that is passionate about their relationship and having their story captured by a couple that is also passionate about love and marriage. They place a high value on photography, it has to be a big deal to them because it is a big deal to us.
We want clients that are serious about their relationship and building a relationship that lasts, we never want their wedding photos to outlive their marriage.
Is there a style that your couples prefer?
Nyk: We can capture the story of any kind of wedding, but we've noticed that most of the couples who are attracted to our style are couples that have more of the natural light, southern, celebratory styled weddings. For us it isn't so much about the venue or what kind of decorations they have, our question to ourselves is, "Is this a couple that we believe we are the best fit for, does our style fit what they are really wanting for their big day?" If so, we book them! If we don't think we are the best choice for them, we'll set up a meeting for them to get to know one of the other awesome photographers we personally know that will be a perfect fit for their wedding.
That’s why it matters so much to you that couple knows who you are, because you really want to know who they are. It’s all about the match between the personality, energy, and love. If you can’t get to know the couple, it’s probably not a good fit. You want a relationship with the couple. You are looking for couples like you!
Enough of my favorite pages from their website! Go peruse their website, get to know them virtually, then meet with them. I assure you, you will immediately notice that they are the real deal. They are in love, want to be surrounded by loving couples, and look forward to photographing and supporting their wonderful love.
Monday, December 3, 2012
I'm often asked by brides for ideas for their bridal shoots. Usually, your photographer will have some good locations in mind. But sometimes, what you want is right under their nose and they don't realize it. Such is the case with Noah Liff Opera Center. Most seasoned wedding photographers know about the space, have probably shot beautiful weddings there, but may not think of it for bridal shoots.
If you are going for a contemporary, sleek look for engagement, bridal portraits, or even post-wedding shots with hubby, Noah Liff Opera Center could be the location for you. Rates, details and contact info are below.
Photos: Joe Hendericks Photography (above and below)
1) What type of portraits can be done/have been done at Noah Liff?
Engagement and bridal shots have been taken here as well as album covers, magazine features, and video work.
2) Why is the space so attractive to photographers, couples?
It is a very sleek, modern look with inside and outdoor areas available for shooting. The glass, chandeliers, and unique look attracts today’s modern and fashion-forward couple.
3) Which areas of the space are best for photos?
The Grand Ragsdale Lobby, the Bettye Johnson Balcony, and the outdoors areas are always popular places. The MOST popular place is our Grand Staircase - a beautiful feature of the Noah Liff Opera Center.
Photo: Jonathon Campbell Photography (above)
4) What are the fees to take photos at the space?
Bridal and engagement shots are included for clients hosting their wedding and/or reception at the Noah Liff Opera Center. In other cases, the fee is $80 for a two hour session.
5) What should a bride or groom/photog think about as they consider for a Noah Liff bridal shoot?
Most of our popular shooting locations are indoors so it is a great place to consider without worry of weather. Rain, sun, cold or hot weather – you do not have to reschedule anything! We also include the use of our dressing suite, so a bride can dress here which eliminates any worry about wrinkles in her gown. If desired, our makeup suite is available too!
6) What should a bride or groom do in order to take photos at the venue?
Please contact Sarah Willard to schedule your photography session at 615-832-5242 or SWillard@nashvilleopera.org.
Friday, November 30, 2012
(Helpful tip - now is a good time to log into your Pinterest account and prepare to pin goodies from Cressie's unbelieveably creative, yellow and grey wedding at the Nashville Zoo.)
Some gals were born to design. I'm not one of them, so I blog about all of the wonderful things I WISH I could design.
Cressie is one of those girls, born to design beautiful things. Attorney by day and designer by nature, her DIY skills are irrefutable; as soon as I saw the photos, I simply had to learn more about her wedding details. And that's when she reminds me that we featured her Murder Mystery Engagement party last year. AHHH - another one of my favorites! And that's when I knew for sure that this girl is in a class of her own.
Peruse her engagement photos and then marvel at her wedding at the Nashville Zoo. Cressie shares all of her DIY details below - from how she basically did EVERYTHING but design her own wedding gown. Yes - that includes making her bridesmaid dresses, designing the paper goods and treat bars, to sewing seat cushions for her family, creating a travel map for her guest sign-in and yes - designing her own photobooth.
Her wedding will certainly inspire you. But, I'll caution you - her wedding will give you DIY envy. If you love one of her venue/vendors, at least you can hire them to help you. If you love one of her DIY projects...you are on your own. Don't fret. Be realistic and gauge whether your skills are up to par. If they are, make it work! I feel like such a slacker....
Cressie and Chris
Wedding Date ~ June 2, 2012
Ceremony Venue ~ Historic Croft Home at the Nashville Zoo
Reception Venue ~ Jungle Terrace Pavilion at the Nashville Zoo
Guests ~ 200
The couple's private first look before the ceremony.
My Wedding Team:
Planner: Bride planned; day-of assistance from Todd of Sharp Garden Center in New Johnsonville, TN
Photographer: Krista Lee Photography
Videographer: Cliff Fulton of Shannon Fulton Photography
Gown & accessories: Justin Alexander gown and Benjamin Adams shoes from Something Blue Shoppe in Hartselle, AL
Men's attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaids attire: Designed and sewn by the bride
Hair and Makeup: Dana Bell Wyatt (who was a Bridesmaid herself!)
Stationery: All created and designed by the bride; wedding hanky invitations and reception table runners produced by Spoonflower.
Ceremony music: Mockingbird Musicians
Reception music: Justin Caldwell and the Downtown Band
Transportation: White 1961 Cadillac Deville from At Your Service - Nashville Wedding Cars
Caterer: Taste of the Wild Catering by the Nashville Zoo and Jimmy Ashby BBQ from Camden, TN
Cake Artist: Petit Fours by Peggy Ann Bakery of Huntsville, AL
Floral Designer: Sharp Garden Center in New Johnsonville, TN
My Wedding Details
How would you describe your style as a couple?
Chris loves to travel and take pictures of native wildlife. In fact, we got engaged in New Zealand after visiting a Kiwi bird and Penguin sanctuary. On the other hand, I have a hobby of creating 1800’s period gowns for reenactments, antebellum home tours and events such as the Southern Belle School in Columbia, TN. I knew we had to find a venue to incorporate Chris’s love of exotic animals and my love of historical southern homes. Thus, the historic Croft House within the Nashville Zoo was the PERFECT choice.
How did you incorporate that style into your wedding?
Guest experience before style was first on our list. When we were looking at the many event locations inside the Nashville Zoo, we knew we had to incorporate the Wild Animal Carousel into our cocktail hour. Everyone -young and old- enjoyed riding the carousel and we got some fabulous pictures and video thanks to Krista Lee and Cliff Fulton.
Chris had several ideas to personalize our event such as a ceremony refreshment cart with lemonade to serve our guests as they arrive and a “Guess the Honeymoon” map. Guests were asked to pick their favorite travel spots since Chris kept the Honeymoon secret from everyone (including me, the Bride) until we arrived at the airport.
I also created fan programs and canvas flags for guests to wave after “the kiss” to encourage audience participation.
What was the favorite aspect of your wedding?
I really have too many favorites to list, but the sweet and unexpected speech that my Dad gave during the reception is at the top.
Where did you splurge? Where did you save/DIY?
I splurged on music and I am so glad that I picked the right musicians for our wedding. I really wanted a variety of live music and Nashville is the BEST city in the world to find talented wedding musicians. Many of our guests were visiting Nashville for the first time and we HAD to showcase the city’s talent.
Mockingbird Musicians were a delight to work with and they customized a special playlist incorporating our love for Star Wars, Lord the the Rings, Jurassic Park, and Gone with the Wind into our ceremony music. We encouraged everyone to “guess” the movie theme song as they were waiting on our ceremony to begin.
Our reception and cocktail hour band, The Downtown Band, oozes talent with their John Mayer and Sting cover songs but also ROCKED the tent with dance favorites all night long. Our guests are still commenting on the music from the evening.
I saved money in several areas but most required extensive DIY. Instead of renting linens, I purchased table covers at a deep discount online and donated them to a local school district after the wedding. To dress up the plain table linens, I designed and cut table runners in the shape of a “double wedding ring quilt” and had them printed at Spoonflower.com. I also sewed 174 ceremony chair covers, each with ribbons flowing down the back for the ceremony.
Since I clearly love textiles, I wanted to incorporate heirloom sewing and quilting into our wedding. The lovely ladies at the Quilting Bee in Camden, TN helped me order large quantities of fabric for various quilts and for round personalized seat pillows that I made for immediate family members to reserve their seat for the ceremony. I also made mini quilts for menus and directional signage using garden flag stands to hold the quilts around the Zoo. My guestbook was, you guested it, quilt fabric squares.
My ribbon aisle runner was created with flowers from Sharp Garden Center, 6ft wooden dowels, ribbon, paint cans covered with fabric and quick setting cement to hold the dowels. Yes, I am proud to say that I learned how to mix cement for my wedding decor!
Instead of renting a photobooth, I made one with my Dad over the course of 4 months. I provided the software and the technical equipment (recycled from my old college computer) and my Dad engineered a wooden case that was durable, functional and able to travel. It was a great father/daughter pre-wedding activity. My Matron of Honor, Dana Bell Wyatt, painted the vintage-looking photo backdrop and my sister-in-law helped run the booth during the wedding.
Photo Booth created and designed by bride.
However, with all of these DIY wedding projects, I had to say no to the biggest wedding project: Sewing my own wedding dress. As a hobby seamstress and quilt teacher, I knew I was up to the challenge but my parents and groom urged me not to tackle this project due to the potential stress associated with this task. Thankfully, I found a wedding dress that I fell in love with and I knew in my heart that I could never replicate the tiny embroidered details of the dress without a team of dedicated seamstresses.
As a consolation prize, I designed and created my Bridesmaid dresses. I used tulle and satin to create an illusion neckline and embroidered Beatles' lyrics along the hem: All You Need Is Love and Love Is All You Need. The dresses also included my favorite addition: POCKETS!
Bridesmaid dresses designed and sewn by bride!
We also saved money on alcohol costs for the evening. Chris’s brother is an award-winning brewmaster and graciously donated all of our wedding beer complete with custom labels. The types of beer were based on our favorite brews from our worldly travels. This was truly the best wedding gift and we got to share it with the people we love! Thanks so much Drew!
Now that the wedding day is over, is there anything about your planning process you feel you could have done differently?
Nothing. Everything came together beautifully thanks to the Nashville Zoo Events Team and my florists, Todd and Terry, of Sharp Garden. They were ROCKSTARS. The amount of hauling, unpacking, and setup involved was staggering and both teams finished all wedding setup in only 3 hours! They made everything run smoothly so I could focus on my groom and family. I cannot thank them enough!
What words of advice do you have for couples in the midst of their planning?
As Fleetwood Mac would say “Go Your Own Way”! Don’t be persuaded to have a typical cookie-cutter wedding. Add your own personal flair and enjoy every minute with no regrets!
Cressie's sweet note to the Nashville Zoo:
I cannot thank you enough! It was more wonderful than we ever imagined! You and your staff did such an amazing job and everything ran so smoothly. I cannot thank you enough for making our Wedding day so memorial and best of all FUN! I am extremely grateful for all of your hard work and assistance. I couldn't have pulled off my dream wedding without you and and your team! My hubby was also unbelievably impressed- he looked at me and said that was perfect and so "us" as we were leaving the zoo! My guests were also impressed with the zoo, the Croft house and the carousel but the thing I am asked about the most is the FOOD and if I could share any recipes. We were all blown away with the quality and presentation of the food. My guests are still raving about the pretzel bar! Although I wasn't present for set-up and break-down of the event, my parents were extremely impressed with your team and their assistance with everything. They have raved about their teamwork and helpfulness with the reception setup and the speed in which your team worked was almost super human!
All of my vendors (my wedding was their first zoo wedding for most of them) also praised you and your team for being one of the best venues in the area. My florist/coordinators were deeply impressed by the way you accommodated their needs and so quick to answer questions! The Nashville Zoo will always hold a special place in our hearts and I will never forget what you and your team did for us! Please send me the name/email of your superiors so I can brag about you and your team! Also I would be glad to be a reference for any potential zoo brides and will sing your praises from the rooftop!"
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Regalo Design, a Nashville Wedding Planner, Florist and Event Decorator is having an end of the year inventory sale. If you are looking for high quality linen and event décor with low prices this is the where you need to find it!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Noon - 8:00pm
7009 Lenox Village Drive Suite 103
Nashville, TN. 37211
Here is the link to see the photos for all of the items for sale.
BUY THE ENTIRE LOT FOR $26,000; BUY ALL THE LINEN FOR $16,000; BUY ALL THE DÉCOR OR 10,000
ALL SALES ARE FINAL
CASH, BUSINESS CHECK, CREDIT CARD ACCEPTED
ALL ITEMS REQUIRE TN STATE TAX at 9.25%
PLEASE BRING TRASH BAGS, BINS or BOXES to PACK UP THE INVENTORY. Bins are an additional $5.
Here is a list of the items available.
Quantity /Item Description /Price
20 BLACK 120" Round Polyester Tablecloth $10.00
27 IVORY 120" Round Pintuck Tablecloth $18.00
35 WILLOW GREEN 120" Round Pintuck Tablecloth $18.00
28 BLACK 90 x 156 Rectangle Polyester Tablecloth $10.00
35 SILVER 72 x 72 Square Pintuck Overlay Tablecloth $10.00
19 SILVER 120' Round Pintuck Tablecloth $18.00
10 GOLD/CHAMPAGNE 120' Round Pintuck Tablecloth $18.00
25 NAVY 120" Round Pintuck Tablecloth $18.00
25 GOLD/CHAMPAGNE 72 x 72 Pintuck Overlay Tablecloth $10.00
14 ORANGE 72 x 72 Pintuck Overlay Tablecloth $10.00
24 PURPLE 120" Round Pintuck Tablecloth $18.00
15 HOT PINK 72 x 72 Pintuck Overlay Tablecloth $10.00
9 APPLE GREEN 120" Round Pintuck Tablecloth $18.00
1 TOURQUOISE 120" Round Pintuck Tablecloth $18.00
25 LIGHT PINK 72 x 72 Pintuck Overlay Tablecloth $10.00
41 WHITE 136" Round Polyester Tablecloth $12.00
29 WHITE 120" Round Polyester Tablecloth $10.00
5 WHITE 85 x 85 Square Polyester Tablecloth $8.00
26 IVORY 90 x 156 Rectangle Polyester Tablecloth $10.00
37 IVORY 120" Round Polyester Tablecloth $10.00
3 WHITE 90 x 156 Polyester Rectangle Tablecloth $10.00
24 ROYAL BLUE 120" Round Pintuck Tablecloth $18.00
18 CHOCOLATE BROWN Satin 90 x 156" Tablecloth $12.00
15 IVORY Crinkle 90 x 156" Tablecloth $12.00
2 WHITE 52 x 114" Polyester Tablecloth $8.00
2 WHITE 72 x 72" Polyester Tablecloth $6.50
1 WHITE 48" Round Polyester Tablecloth $6.00
1 WHITE 108" Round Polyester Tablecloth $7.00
2 WHITE 90 x 90 Polyester Tablecloth $8.00
1 NAVY Pintuck Rectangle Tablecloth $12.00
15 Burlap 90 x 132 Tablecloth $45.00
70 ROYAL BLUE Pintuck Table Runners $3.50
15 RED & BLACK Damask Table Runner $3.50
67 PURPLE Pintuck Table Runner $3.50
27 Periwinkle Crinkle Table Runner $3.50
59 CHAMPAGNE/GOLD Pintuck Table Runner $3.50
43 BLACK Satin Table Runner $3.50
250 PEACH/CORAL Satin Chair Sash $1.25
242 WHITE Satin Chair Sash $1.25
250 SILVER Satin Chair Sash $1.25
101 LIGHT PINK Pintuck Chair Sash $1.75
207 PURPLE Pintuck Chair Sash $1.75
322 WILLOW GREEN Pintuck Chair Sash $1.75
300 HOT PINK Satin Chair Sash $1.25
300 LIME GREEN Satin Chair Sash $1.25
151 CHOCOLATE BROWN Satin Chair Sash $1.25
339 CHAMPAGNE/GOLD Pintuck Chair Sash $1.75
202 TOURQUOISE Polyester Napkin $0.50
389 GOLD Polyester Napkin $0.50
700 ROYAL BLUE Polyester Napkin $0.50
263 WHITE Polyester Napkins $0.50
232 BLACK Polyester Napkins $0.50
340 HOT PINK Polyester Napkins $0.50
211 GREY Polyester Napkins $0.50
170 LAVENDER Pintuck Napkins $0.60
309 BLACK Folding Chair Polyester Chair Cover $1.75
363 WHITE Banquet Chair Polyester Chair Cover $1.75
2 WHITE Square Column 28 1/2" Tall $25.00
2 WHITE Cylinder Column 35" Tall $35.00
1 Wooden 8ft Arch Arbor Square with Moss Planters $250.00
1 WHITE 4 tier Cupcake Dessert Tray with Twine 23" Tall $25.00
29 Crystal Cut Glass with Silver rim 4 x 6 wide $15.00
87 Glass Milk Bottle 1 Quart $5.00
15 Frosted Eiffel Tower Vase- 24" Tall $8.50
1 Ostridge Feathers $250.00
2 Clear Eiffel Tower Vase- 19 1/2 " Tall $6.50
1 Clear Glass Slant Vase- 24" Tall $15.00
6 Pink Galvanized Pail 5 x 6 wide $3.00
6 Pink Galvanized Pail 8.5 x 5 wide $5.00
6 Pink Galvanized Pail 7 x 8 wide $7.00
5 Purple Galvanized Pail 5 x 6 wide $3.00
6 Purple Galvanized Pail 8.5 x 5 wide $5.00
6 Purple Galvanized Pail 7 x 8 wide $7.00
5 Orange Galvanized Pail 5 x 6 wide $3.00
6 Orange Galvanized Pail 8.5 x 5 wide $5.00
6 Orange Galvanized Pail 7 x 8 wide $7.00
4 Purple Metal Decorative Star $5.00
3 Pink Metal Decorative Star $5.00
6 Clear Glass Pillar Candle Holder 15" tall x 6" wide $10.00
18 Green Glass Wine bottles 11" tall $5.00
17 Pink Glass Wine bottles 11" tall $5.00
2 Wrought Iron & Glass Hurricane Candle Holder 13 x 4.5"wide $10.00
10 Brown Clay Pot LARGE 7 x 8 Wide $10.00
17 Brown Clay Pot MEDIUM 6 x 5 Wide $8.00
23 Brown Clay Pot SMALL 4 x 4 1/2 Wide $6.00
14 White Pot LARGE 7 x 8 Wide $10.00
58 White Pot MEDIUM 6 x 5 Wide $8.00
25 White SMALL 4 x 4 1/2 Wide $6.00
5 Hurricane Vase 20 high x 5 wide $18.00
3 Hurricane Vase 14 high x 5 wide $12.00
34 1/2 Gallon Glass Milk Bottles $7.50
16 White Poof Topiaries $3.00
12 White Stagecoach Lantern 16 high x 6 wide $10.00
10 5 Gallon Burlap Buckets with Crème Ribbon $10.00
1 Crystal Chandelier 13 x 12 Wide $25.00
20 Chinese Paper Lanterns- White $3.00
12 Chinese Paper Lanterns-Yellow $3.00
10 Chinese Paper Lanterns- Purple $3.00
12 Chinese Paper Lanterns- Green $3.00
10 Chinese Paper Lanterns- Pink $3.00
10 Chinese Paper Lanterns- Orange $3.00
8 Wooden Produce Crates 17 high x 12 wide $10.00
6 Glass Hurricane Candle Holders 23 high x 7 wide $50.00
12 Mercury Glass Gold Candle Holder 19 high x 6 wide $40.00
4 Grey Urn Planers 14 x 14" Wide $15.00
10 6ft Tall Manzanita Branches- Natural Red $100.00
4 Clear Cylinder Vase- 15 1/2 x 10 wide $25.00
20 Clear Cylinder Vase- 15 1/2 x 8 wide $20.00
19 Clear Cylinder Vase- 12 x 8 wide $15.00
1 Crème Bird Cage- 10 x 11 $10.00
2 35" Crystal Swag Valance filled with 66 garlands $15.00
5 Plastic Grape Bowls 5 x 6 wide $2.50
1 Aisle Runner 60 ft. $15.00
20 White 8 x 10 wide White Glass Vases $12.00
1 Natural Birch Bark Shavings 14" square box $25.00
2 Tulle Fabric (Large Container) $100.00
1 Off White Voile Fabric 54 Yards 118 wide (Never Used on the spool) $200.00
2 Moroccan Candle holder 41" $20.00
4 Candelabra Wrought Iron $25.00
60 Purple Glass Candle Holder $1.00
60 Fuchsia Glass Candle Holder $1.00
60 Turquoise Glass Candle Holder with Flower Design $1.25
93 Plastic Mint Julep Cups $1.50
8 31.5 LED Branches $12.00
4 2ft Tall Manzanita Branches- Natural Red $20.00
1 Photo booth Supplies $50.00