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Help Others: Donate Your Wedding Gown, Bridesmaid Dress to Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee

Friday, December 20, 2013

On March 15, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee will host its 5th annual Wedding Gala, an event that not only helps Nashville brides who are planning their weddings with tight budgets but also those who just want to get their dream dress for less. The proceeds from the gala help thousands of people that benefit from Goodwill’s mission. They are currently accepting pre-owned gowns to make available for 2014 brides.

I'm cleaning out my closet this weekend to make my year-end donation to Goodwill.  If your wedding gown is still in your closet, why not donate it to Goodwill and help another bride as well as hundreds of Nashvillians in need? Allowing your dress to be worn again helps the Nashville community and the environment. 

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How gorgeous is this wedding gown? This beautiful dress was donated by folks right here in Middle TN and made available at the 2013 Wedding Gala.

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How to donate your gown?  

For months you've planned to sell your wedding dress. Instead, take it out of the closet, get it cleaned and call Goodwill. You can also donate your accessories: bridal sashes, jewelry, hair accessories and shoes. They are accepting donations of bridal attire at their corporate office located at 1000 Herman Street in Nashville or call 615-346-1601 to schedule a pick up.

While you're at it, text your bridesmaids and encourage them to do the same. As much as you’d like to think they will wear their dresses again, they probably won’t.

Make room in your closet for your fabulous New Years Eve frock and ring in 2014 with one less thing on your to do list.

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Why donate your gown to Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee? 

Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee is based in Nashville, Tenn. The agency employs more than 2,000 people and serves 48 counties throughout middle and west Tennessee. Goodwill is one of middle and west Tennessee's largest employers of people with disabilities. Your donations help Goodwill provide employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities or others who have trouble finding and keeping jobs. Donate today and change a life!

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Are you a 2014 bride?

Save the date for the Goodwill Wedding Gala and prepare to find your dream gown and bridesmaids' dresses for less!

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Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Advice & Planning, Bridal Gowns, Wedding Dresses & Accessories, DIY & Budget Wed Finds, 0 comments »

The Groom’s Cake Is a Great Way for Your Hubby-to-be to Add a Personal Touch

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Let’s be honest, there aren’t that many grooms out there who truly get a say in the details of their wedding day. So it’s important, ladies, if you want to keep your hubby-to-be happy, to allow him to put his mark on the wedding day, even if it’s in a small way.

That’s where the groom’s cake comes in. The groom’s cake allows your guy to express himself in whatever way he desires, and in this case, the more creative, wacky and outlandish, the better!

Here are a few of our favorite groom’s cakes we’ve seen designed by Signature Cakes by Vicki. Hopefully you’ll get some inspiration from these and dare to try some of your own creations!

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Vanderbilt helmet cake, a Nashville favorite

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Cake inspired by the M&Ms!

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Bass violin cake

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Auburn University tree toilet paper rolling tradition

Posted by Newlywed Leah | Filed under: Cakes & Desserts, Grooms, Groomsmen & Tuxedos , 0 comments »

Proposing this Holiday Season? Regalo Design Can Help You Plan the Perfect Proposal!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Have you purchased an engagement ring but aren't quite sure how to guarantee a perfect proposal?  Regalo Design offers proposal tips and proposal planning services to help you with everything you need.  Their website provides four proposal 'must dos' and a list of proposal services available to help you plan.  These services include brainstorming, arrangement of vendors and day-of proposal coordination.

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There's NO reason to stress when you have help from the pros who've thought of everything.  They will sit down with you, get to know you and your significant other, and together you can design the proposal of your dreams and hers.  Then, once you've decided how to do it, Regalo can help you make it happen!

Read more about their proposal planning services via this link.  Then, contact Regalo Design at 615-482-1350 to schedule your free consultation.   By the way guys, if you are proposing this holiday, I suggest you contact them ASAP.  Just looking out for ya!

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(Photo: Kristy Vest Photography)

Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Advice & Planning, Engagements & Proposals, Grooms, Groomsmen & Tuxedos , Wedding Planners & Coordinators, 0 comments »

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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Sambuca Nashville Offers Effortlessly Chic Celebrations for Easygoing, Engaged Couples

Monday, December 16, 2013

Ladies, let’s be honest for a moment, the wedding planning process can be quite time consuming and a bit stressful. From choosing the location, caterer, rental company, florist, entertainment and a million other details, there are literally hundreds of decisions to be made in the months leading up to your big day. Why not make the process a little less daunting and chose a venue that provides all of those options under one chic and sophisticated roof?

Sambuca Nashville is a distinctive, stylish space in one of Nashville's hottest neighborhoods, The Gulch. This venue not only boasts stunning ambiance and incredible skyline views of the city, but also offers the easygoing bride an affordable, all-inclusive reception option that oozes downtown chic.

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Are you a bride who is planning her destination wedding in Nashville? If so, Sambuca would be a great choice because it would allow your guests to experience all of the dazzling sights and sounds that a night in Nashville has to offer. All the while, allowing you the ease and luxury of a seamless planning process that translates into a stress-free reception you can truly enjoy every moment of!

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Sambuca has a variety of unique spaces and packages for anyone who wants to spend more time enjoying and less time planning. Accommodating 20 to 400 guests, packages include innovative catering, custom bar options, all rentals (including sleek, modern furniture), valets, an event coordinator, gorgeous décor and even entertainment in the form of a live band!

And just because Sambuca offers ease, don't think for a minute that your wedding will be cookie-cutter. Sambuca’s event teams work diligently with each bride to ensure that her wedding is completely special and unique, making this venue a laid-back, city-chic bride’s dream come true!

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How to Contact the Venue:

Name: Sambuca Restaurant
Address: 601 12th Ave., Nashville, TN 37203
Area of Town: Gulch
Main Contact: Dana Patel
Phone Number: 615-577-2173
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