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:
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Click to volunteer
Monday, January 12, 2015
In case you hadn't heard, Regalo Design just released and amazing FREE three-part wedding planning video series last week. This series gives brides some amazing insight into the world of a wedding planner.
The first video in the series discusses the major questions you should be asking when you first get engaged. What date are you going to choose, and where is your wedding going to take place. Those may seem like easy questions to answer, you've probably been thinking about them for a long time. However, before you make that decision, I urge you to watch the first video and I'd be willing to bet you'll walk away with insight you didn't realize you needed.
The beauty of a wedding planner is that they do this every day. And Regalo Design has planned hundreds of weddings. Normally you would have to hire a wedding planner to have someone walk you through these questions, but Sarah from Regalo Design is giving you this information for free.
When I asked her why she was doing this she said, "My husband, Damon, and I had the most amazing wedding day you can imagine. I get to give that gift to our clients on a daily basis. But there are people out there, regardless of the reason, that are going to plan their own wedding. I did! So I wanted to give them some tips while they're in the middle of it."
Planning your own wedding can be a daunting task. The good news is that now, you can have advice from a pro that does it every day. And it's 100% free!
The next two videos in the series (one is releasing today!) are going to cover even more topics. One is a question that every bride faces... who are the vendors you're going to hire to make your day amazing? Sarah has some great questions that you need to make sure you know to ask for everything from photographers to bakers. The final video in the series will reveal the "wedding planner's secrets.
UPDATE: The video series has expired. Starting January 20, you can re-access the videos for a very limited time, here.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
The Annual Brides Against Breast Cancer Gown Tour will take place at the Sheraton Music City Hotel. 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, January 2 followed by the Gown Tour Sale on Saturday, January 3.
Here are some of the details about the event:
"Brides Against Breast Cancer is a non-profit organization whose funds contribute to programs and services for cancer patients and their families. We have expanded outreach and educational efforts to bridal shows around the country to ensure that everyone impacted by cancer have the resources and information they need in their battle with cancer.
Wedding gown sales are an important fund-raising event for BABC. We have over 100 charity bridal shows across the nation bringing 700-1000 couture and designer gowns with us at a discounted price.
At our shows we create a boutique like atmosphere, setting up the ballroom into thirds. 1/3 dressing rooms; 1/3 gowns; 1/3 bridal partners. We create an intimate setting by helping brides-to-be say yes to the dress! Extra fun events are such as VIP power hours before the bridal show which offer the brides signature pink drinks, lite bites, and fun giveaways! In each city a grand prize is offered as well-usually a weekend stay in that hotel! Also, each of our exclusive vendor tables will have a raffle item donating their free services to the brides, guests and volunteers. So come say yes to the dress and attend your local Brides against breast cancer bridal show!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
I'm always thinking weddings. brides. grooms. Ignore the adorable child shown on this giveaway poster; The Collection's 12 days of Christmas Giveaway is open to everyone - families, pets, and yes, couples! Enter daily through Dec 22 and you could win a free session - for your engagement session or bridal portraits.
The Collection is giving away a full session with all the edited images in our 12 Days of Christmas. This is a $600 value. The session will be with Erin and must be done in the greater Nashville area in 2015.
Each day we will post a photo that has a question for you to answer. Each answer in the comments on each photo will be entered into a drawing for the session. If you comment/answer on all 12 photos your name will be entered 12 times. Each time you share the photo or tag a business or person in your answer (must apply to your answer) you receive an extra entry.
You must like The Collection Facebook Page to play. The winner will be announced on the eve of Christmas Eve.
12 Days of Christmas Giveaway Rules:
No Purchase Necessary
You Must Like The Collection Facebook Page To Play
Session Must Be Done in 2015.
Session Must Be Done in the Greater Nashville Area.
Session is up to 2 Hours.
Only One Comment and Share Per Photo Will Be Counted.
You Must Include Your Email Address.
Email Will Be Added to The Collection Email List. You Can Opt Out of List at Any Time.
Go to www.facebook.com/WedCollection to play!!