Thursday, November 28, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Ashley’s Bride Guide would like to congratulate our friends Jason and Lorie, owners of Crumb de la Crumb who won "Best of Show" at the Taste of Bellevue!! Competing against 20 local restaurants, their cafe and bakery were presented with the top prize after voters sampled their delicious food and desserts.
Crumb de la Crumb offers delicious desserts, including beautiful wedding cakes, and all can be made gluten free or vegan. Here's a peak at some of their recent work.
Along with desserts, Lorie and Jason offer scrumptious salads, homemade soups and hot and cold sandwiches at The Cottage Café, their adorable cafe conveniently housed in the same location as their bakery.
If you've ever eaten any of their food or desserts, you know that winning Best in Show at the Taste of Bellevue is no surprise for this team, known for inventive food and flavor combinations.
If you haven't, be sure to visit them at 160 Belle Forest Circle to try out their delectable offerings and discover why they were voted best!!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
aVenue is a uniquely Nashville, historically chic event space that is now offering Saturday rental package discounts for ‘last-minute’ brides.
The venue rental fee has been reduced to $2,500 for new bookings on select dates: 2/8, 2/15, 4/19 and 4/26.
Plus, couples who book one of these hot dates will receive a complimentary lighting package of eight up lights.
This 15,000 sq. foot, multi-level space offers an area for everything from the vows to the last dance! With three levels, a stage and a green room, brides are allowed the flexibility and convenience of an all-in-one venue. The structure’s soaring exposed wood ceilings, hardwood floors and mixed stone-brick walls complement shabby chic, traditional or contemporary decor themes. With the added value of eight free up lights brides can carry their signature colors throughout the space and save on decor costs.
aVenue is located in the heart of downtown on 3rd Ave South. Within a short walk are several hotels, salons and even scenic downtown locations for those perfect ‘Nashville’ wedding photos! After the event, guests can still party into the night with Nashville’s famous honky-tonks just steps from the wedding location.
You can trust your important day in the hands of the Nashville Event Space, the owners of aVenue, since they have over 15 years of experience in producing corporate and wedding events. Let’s face it, when planning an event that’s taking place in a few months, a girl can use all the help she can get!
Sister company, Randi Events, offers full service planning solutions, complete with vendor recommendations. Both companies work hand-in-hand to help take the guesswork out of planning. aVenue even has Pinterest pages full of set up and decor ideas.
No matter what your needs or style Nashville Event Space's aVenue could be the answer. The promo ends January 31, 2014. Contact Nashville Event Space at 615-497-6802 to inquire.
All photos: Nashville Event Space Flickr
Monday, November 25, 2013
Geny's Bridal is Nashville's newest bridal salon and is fast becoming a favorite among brides who ￼value not just incredible gowns, but flawless service.
Geny's Bridal features a meticulously selected line of gowns, including ￼Canadian designer Lis Simon. Lis Simon believes that the ￼care given to a bride during her appointment is a key part of the dress-buying process, which is why they ￼work only with the best boutiques in the business, like Geny's.
If you are looking to make a ￼statement with your wedding dress, no matter the silhouette, Lis Simon gowns come with an extra helping ￼of drama and flair. The impeccable details that ￼these gowns contain certainly shows a high standard of craftsmanship.
Allison Marie Photography
￼I've included several images of gowns from Lis Simon's past collections so that you can get an idea of the standout details found in their designs.
Ben Vigil Photographers
￼￼My personal favorite from Lis Simon's upcoming line is the Floretta, featured below, with its full A-line skirt made out of ￼cascading layers of tulle edged in ribbon. I love the romantic details this skirt brings, while the gown still ￼remains versatile enough to feel at home in a chic, modern wedding.
via Lis Simon Pinterest page
Unless noted, all images are from the Lis Simon's website, Pinterest and Facebook ￼page. ￼
To see these beautiful gowns in person, put a visit to Geny's Bridal at the top of your to-do list. Geny's Bridal is located at 4407 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37209. Make your appointment ￼this week by calling (615) 269-0177. ￼
Friday, November 22, 2013
One way to make my heart smile is when I encounter a couple who has their priorities in order — they know that the wedding is simply a day to celebrate with family and friends, and the true emphasis should be on the marriage itself.
Meet Leah and Trey, a couple who was determined not to get too caught up in the details of their wedding day, but instead committed to having a fun, simple and relaxed event that their friends and family would remember for a long while.
Leah told me all about her October wedding held last year at Harpeth Hills in Brentwood. Here's what she had to say about her day.
Special thanks to Amy Nicole Photography for helping us feature Leah's wedding.
Leah & Trey
Wedding Date ~ October 6, 2012
Ceremony & Reception Venue ~ Harpeth Hills in Brentwood
Budget ~ Less than $10,000
Guests ~ 325
My Wedding Details
How would you describe your style as a couple?
Very eclectic, laid back and simple.
How did you incorporate that style into your wedding?
We chose a beautiful church where we could have both the wedding and reception in one area: very simple. We had only one flower arrangement and the bouquets for the bridesmaids, so the main decoration for the ceremony was our wedding party. Our colors were champagne and lavender, which are very light and simple. We didn’t stress about or focus on the details and everything just came together and was very eclectic.
What was your (or your guests’) favorite aspect of your wedding?
We loved that our wedding was very laid back, simple and enjoyable. There was no stress. Also everyone loved the Las Paletas popsicles!
Where did you splurge? Where did you save/DIY?
I splurged on my dress and photographer and saved on decorations.
Now that the wedding day is over, is there anything about your planning process you feel you could have done differently?
Everything went so smoothly and perfectly. I wouldn’t have done anything differently. My wedding planner was worth her weight in gold.
In one sentence, what words of advice do you have for couples in the midst of their planning?
Don’t get lost in the production, instead stick to the most important things.
My Wedding Team
Planner | Jennifer Miller
Photographer | Amy Nicole Photography
Videographer | Aaron Sain
Gown | Oleg Cassini/ David’s Bridal
Bride’s Accessories | Vera Wang sash, grandmother’s necklace worn as bracelet, earrings borrowed from a friend
Men’s Attire | Trey wore J. Crew Khaki suit, groomsmen wore khaki pants, white shirts, and suspenders
Bridesmaids’ Attire | all uniquely selected by each individual bridesmaid
Hair | Done by friend, Leslie LaVelle
Makeup | Done by bride’s sister, Miriam McAlister
Stationery | Invitations from Printforless.com designed by bride’s sister
Caterer | Jennifer Miller
Dessert | Cupcakes by Tis So Sweet (Dorea Johnston) and popsicles by Las Paletas in Nashville
Floral Designer | Wesley Fox
Rentals | Music City Tents and Events