Monday, May 30, 2016
When an email from Brides Across America graced my inbox, I was thrilled to see there is a wedding-focused organization giving back to military spouses. In honor of Memorial Day, I am delighted to share with you Brides Across America - a non-profit providing wedding dresses for military brides.
In 2008, Heidi Janson founded Brides Across America after growing up in the wedding industry and seeing the difficulty brides had in planning their wedding due to deployment, injury or economic hardship. Over the past 8 years, the organization has gifted over 15,000 wedding dresses and 20 weddings to military brides with the help of America’s wedding community. How incredible is that?! And not only does Brides Across America benefit military families, but they’ve expanded wedding gown donations to first responders. Even more amazing…
How can you get involved? Twice a year, the organization hosts giveaway events and in fact, the next one is coming up on July 7th right in our backyard at Glitz Nashville! Register for the event here: http://www.bridesacrossamerica.com/register-by-list
If you’d like to donate your wedding dress to Brides Across America, click here for more information.
Thank you to those who have served in the military - we are truly grateful for your sacrifice for our country.
All photos from Brides Across America website.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
If a good portion of your wedding guests are traveling to Nashville (or you're having a destination wedding), you'll want to send a save-the-date announcement well in advance of your big day to alery your guests to the date and location of your wedding. You'd be surprised at how fast everyone's calendars fill up, especially for popular dates!
Save-the-date announcements are also a fun way to introduce your guests to your "couple" personality. And with 15 different paper collections, all offering different styles of save-the-date announcements, you're sure to find the perfect announcement at paperKuts studio, a super cute paper boutique right here in Nashville.
For the entire month of January, paperKuts Studio, will take 20% off your save-the-date sale order so now's an ideal time to start shopping for your announcements. Contact owner Kim at 615.885.0231 to schedule your appointment before the sale ends.
paperKuts Studio is located at located at 2545 Lebanon Pike.
Collection: Page Stationery
Collection: Carlson Craft
Monday, December 21, 2015
Are you planning to pop the question soon and want to make sure it's perfectly planned? The event planning pros at Music City Events are giving away a custom planned proposal (meaning they will PLAN your entire proposal). Already engaged? There's an option for you too: an engagement session provided by one of Nashville's best, The Collection.
To enter the contest, simply follow these instructions: 1) follow @MusicCityEvents 2) follow @TheCollectionNashville 3) "like" the free proposal post on Instagram.
The contest ends December 23 at 11:59pm so hurry and enter or spread the word to everyone you know.
Monday, May 11, 2015
The Big Fake Wedding returns to Nashville on May 28, 2015. The event, held at One Cannery Ballroom, will open at 6:30 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding. “Wedding guests” are brides- and grooms-to-be who enjoy an emotional vow renewal ceremony, a tasty dinner and a dance-party reception while truly experiencing the wedding vendors in action.
Those attending will experience a perfectly planned “wedding” and have the opportunity to meet the vendors behind the production. The couple featured throughout the event is actually a married couple from the Music City area who will be using the event to renew their wedding vows.
Tickets include an emotional (fake) wedding ceremony, a delectable cocktail-style dinner, and a reception full of sparkling wine, dancing, and dessert as well as an attendee swag bag. The Big Fake Wedding also boasts a hand full of surprises planned for guests throughout the evening.
The inspiration for the upcoming fake wedding is below. We can't wait to see how Nashville wedding pros take this robust theme to design a wedding ceremony and reception. For free tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org. When they're gone, you can buy tickets via this link.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The Brides Against Breast Cancer Gown Tour will take place at The Lodge in Nashville, TN. Aside from being able to buy a designer wedding gown at a discount, the gown tour benefits a very worthy cause. The VIP event will be held on Friday, May 16th, followed by the Gown Tour Sale on Saturday, May 17th.
Here are some of the details about the event:
Say “I DO” to Brides Against Breast Cancer
2015 “Tour of Gowns” MAKING A STOP IN NASHVILLE
(NASHVILLE, TN) -- Brides Against Breast Cancer bridesabc.org and its Nationwide Tour of Gowns is making a tour stop in Nashville, TN at The Lodge on May 16th & 17th. Brides Against Breast Cancer offers hundreds of new or lovingly worn bridal dresses so that brides-to-be can find their dream gown at a greatly reduced cost, and pay it forward for those impacted by cancer. The organization funds FREE online education, exercise, stress reduction and other programs for cancer patients and their families.
Each year, Brides Against Breast Cancer takes its Nationwide Tour of Gowns event to more than 150 cities hosting bridal events and a pop-up bridal gown boutique featuring hundreds of bridal gowns and wedding accessories in all sizes and styles. Discounted gown prices average around $600 and range from $75 to $1,800. Brides-to-be will enjoy one-stop shopping with the many local businesses represented during the events.
“One in every 4 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. These women may have taken that walk down the aisle, or may never have the chance. Cancer does not discriminate. It does not care if your dress fits, if your hair is in place or if you are smiling enough,” said Amy Paulishak, senior vice president, Brides Against Breast Cancer. “We raise funds to make sure that no one, anywhere, has to face cancer alone.”
78 cents of every dollar raised by Brides Against Breast Cancer funds free programs through healthsupportnetwork.org. The Health Support Network provides free online education, exercise, stress reduction and nutritional programs for patients, families and caregivers impacted by cancer.
Here’s how you can help:
Click to sponsor
Click to attend
Click to volunteer