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Design Your Beautiful Nashville Wedding with Great Service & Selections from Liberty Party Rental

Monday, March 10, 2014

Liberty Party Rental has been Nashville’s go-to wedding rental business for more than 30 years. From custom farm tables and modern ghost chairs to a wide variety of tenting and flooring options, Liberty provides countless on-trend rental options for every style and budget.

No business can run successfully for over three decades without providing customer service that goes far beyond expectations. Liberty has a number of professional coordinators and designers with years of experience on hand to guide you through the wedding planning process. With a staff that pays attention to every detail, the bride can rest-assured knowing Liberty is there to handle each aspect of the rental process, from the initial design of the event through the load-out at the end of the night.

We had the chance to chat with Alyssa DiCicco, a designer/planner at Liberty, to learn more about the company’s love of weddings and commitment to building solid relationships with its clients. Read on to discover more...

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Vendor Interview:

Company Name: Liberty Party Rental
Main Contact: Alyssa DiCicco
Phone Number: 615-822-4392
Email Address: adicicco@libertypartyrental.com
Follow them on Twitter: @libertypartyren
Become a Facebook fan: facebook.com/libertypartyrental

Tell me about your service offering.

We offer full-service event rentals for the mid-South including tables, chairs, tents, furniture, linens, glassware, flatware, china and more!

How many years have you been in business?

We've been in business since 1983! Our current owner, Bruce Hurst, began working for Liberty as a delivery driver in high school and continued his work after college. In 2002, Mr. Hurst purchased the company and it became incorporated as Liberty Party Rental.

How did you get started in weddings? 

Liberty's history: Mr. Hurst was motivated to purchase the rental company for numerous reasons. He loved the dynamics of the party rental business because it allowed him to be outside working and connecting with customers. Additionally, the wedding and event rental industry in Nashville was just beginning to flourish. Being able to introduce new and innovative products to the Nashville market continues to be a key element to the success to Liberty Party Rental.

My experience in weddings: I started out in the wedding world by working part-time for Ashley's Bride Guide! I helped with social media and advertising campaigns back in 2008-2009! Since then, I've worked in the marketing world and I'm so happy to be back in the wedding industry with Liberty! Planning events and styling weddings is something I've always loved doing on my own. Now I'm really enjoying it as my job!

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What do you like most about weddings?

I love seeing the groom's face the first time he sees his bride walking down the aisle. What a special moment! Also, since I work in the rental business, it's fun to see what colors and styles brides bring into their weddings. Each wedding has a unique touch that really speaks to what the couple is like.

What’s your favorite wedding pic/video and why?  

I really love the photos that Kristyn Hogan took from Candi and Christopher's wedding! Candi and Christopher used a lot of our decor elements including our Tuscan Brentwood Chairs, Farm Table, Glassware, Flatware and more! The styling is spot on and the rentals they picked out really pair well with the rustic outdoor setting!

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What is your service philosophy?

Here at Liberty, we want to give brides exquisite products, dependability and expertise. Our sales staff is always here to help you with anything you need. We like to handle the details for our brides and make them feel at ease in our time working with them, from planning all the way to breakdown.

What are your strengths compared to others in your category? 

We are one of the largest rental companies in the Nashville area! We have over 150 linen colors and patterns to choose from! Plus, we strive to provide new products for our customers; many of which you cannot find anywhere else in the region. Anytime you call during business hours, one of our sales staff will pick up the phone right away to assist you. They have years and years of experience and can answer any questions you have! We strive to have the best customer service around!

What attracts brides to your service/company?

Our products and service really attract brides to work with us. Our products are on trend - the fact that we carry our beautiful farm tables, bentwood and ghost chairs, chevron linens, burlap linens, and more really draws brides to work with us. We also do custom tenting and flooring! Our sales staff pays much attention to detail so every aspect of the wedding is spot on!

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What would previous couples say was the main reason they selected your company?

We really help couples envision what their wedding will look like. We work closely with many venues in Nashville and our sales staff is great with knowing how many tables will fit in a space, as well as how many wine glasses you need to order for your cocktail hour. We pride ourselves on our customer service and our relationships with our clients.

Describe the bride/couple that is most attracted to your service/company?

This one is really hard to nail down because we work with so many different clients! Our products range from simple to extravagant, ultra modern to shabby chic. A bride can rent basic white poly linens for a very small and simple wedding all the way up to a large tented wedding for 1,000+ guests! No order is too small or too big!

What is the most “now” / innovative new product, service, style or other aspect of your industry that brides and grooms might appreciate?

We love our custom made farm tables! We have some new custom farm benches to match along with our Tuscan Bentwood chairs! This shabby chic trend is still going strong - you can always pair our burlap and lace table runners and rent our mason jars and whiskey barrels to keep with the trend! And if you're not all about shabby chic, we have some fun sparkly glam products in stock, too! We have a ton of new products coming in this spring, so stay tuned to our Facebook page for some announcements!

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Liberty Party Rental also has a wonderful blog, full of inspiration and the latest ideas for Nashville weddings and evets.  Check it out at blog.libertypartyrental.com.

Photo credits as images appear:  Jenny Cruger, Kristyn Hogan (4), Love is a Big Deal, Q Avenue, Be Music, Dove Photography

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Scott & Kristin of Lane Photography Care As Much About Your Marriage As Your Wedding

Monday, March 3, 2014

One thing we get really excited about here at Ashley’s Bride Guide is a photographer that really “gets” it. What we mean by that, is a photographer who truly cares about the couple on the other side of the camera lens. A photographer that appreciates the fact that he or she is capturing the most important day in a couple's life; the coming together of two individuals.
This is why we are excited to introduce Lane Photography to you.

Lane Photography is a husband and wife team who have been photographing weddings for seven years. Their photojournalistic-style allows the bride and groom to look back at the photos of their wedding day and feel that they were a part of each and every moment; capturing the true, natural beauty that is present on that day.

We were lucky enough to chat with Scott, one-half of Lane Photography, to learn a little more about why he and his wife, Kristin, love photographing weddings so much. Take a peek at our interview below:

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Please tell us about your photography "style."

I would have to describe our style as a mix between traditional and photo journalistic.  I once saw some images from a photographer that I greatly admire.  I thought, “wow, the lighting is perfect and he captured that couple in a perfect moment.”  Come to find out, he actually directed the couple into that moment, but it looked so natural.  So this is what I accomplish for our clients, every shot looks natural and unposed, even if I am directing them into the moment I want to capture.  Just look at our blog to see what I mean. 

 

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How did you get started in weddings?

I had been photographing kids and families for about two years and one day decided to offer to shoot a friend's wedding who wasn’t going to have a wedding photographer.  I instantly felt that weddings were my niche.  Trying to find great light and work with it, and capturing moments that very few people get to see in life.  It’s a truly amazing experience.

What do you like most about weddings?

Honestly?  I like the stress of the day.  I think I work best when I am under pressure.  That and the fact that no two weddings are alike.  We could shoot at the same venue every week and it would never look the same.

What is your service philosophy?

Kristin and I like to make sure that at the end of every wedding we have given 100%.  We make sure that if we say something we stick to our word (I believe the whole "my word is my bond" thing is super important.)  Then we deliver every product that the client gets on time, and sometimes sooner; basically going above and beyond.

What are your strengths compared to others in your category?

I think one of our main strengths is that we have been doing this for seven years compared to some of the photographers that are just getting into wedding photography.  Wedding photography is also our main focus, we don’t specialize in 10 different things, so we know our craft very well.  We can also handle any lighting situation, whether it be a dim church or shooting outside at noon.

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What attracts brides to Lane Photography?

I believe it’s the fact that we actually care about our clients' marriage and take the time to invest in a relationship with them.  We always like to give our clients a super awesome marriage book called “His Needs, Her Needs.”  It changed the way Kristin and I looked at our marriage and so we wanted to pass this on to our clients.  We also like to have dinner dates, and to spend time with our clients other than a sales meeting with them.  We want to truly get to know them, so that when the wedding day gets here, we show up as friends and not just some photographer they met six months ago.

What would previous couples say is the main reason they selected Lane Photography?

How natural our images look.  We really do strive to make every image captured seem like we just happened to be there and snapped it as it was happening.  We've also had a lot of people tell us that they loved the fact that we are a husband and wife team.

Describe the bride/couple that is most attracted to Lane Photography...

The bride and couple that is most attracted to us are couples who want a connection with their photographer other than just hiring us as a vendor.  We want to become friends with our clients.  We have past clients who are still our friends to this day, and we spend time with them as often as possible.  A bride and couple that think photography is super important.  We strive to give our clients the best photography experience they can get, but that also takes time, and the couple that is ok with taking that time, to capture once in a lifetime images is totally cool in our book. 

How should brides and grooms contact you to learn more about your services?

The best way to contact us and to learn more is through our website, Lane Photography.  The best place to see our most current work is on our Nashville photography blog.  

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Discover Cellar One, a Nashville Wedding & Event Venue That’s Unlike Anything Else in the City

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cellar One is one of Nashville’s most unique and historical wedding venues. Located in the heart of downtown, Cellar One’s one-of-a-kind atmosphere will dazzle guests with its timeless, yet modern ambiance. Adding to its appeal, Cellar One is home to the only private, open-air courtyard in the downtown area.

Imagine saying “I do” surrounded by your closest friends and family in a beautiful tree-lined courtyard complete with ivy-covered brick walls, romantic street lanterns and a view of the Cumberland River. Then, walking through elegant antique barn doors and being presented to your reception for the first time as husband and wife!

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Speaking of the reception, Cellar One’s 7,000 feet of interior event space filled with classic cut stone and exposed brick walls affords the bride the opportunity to design the custom wedding of her dreams; no two Cellar One weddings are ever the same! Would you delight in chandeliers hanging off of exposed wooden beams or silky white drapes cascading down from the ceiling over the dance floor? Done! Your ultimate wish is truly Cellar One’s demand and they will help you find the best vendors in Nashville to make it come true.

At any event (especially a wedding!), food is very important and definitely one of the details that guests will look forward to most. Because of this, Cellar One made sure to allow for one of today’s hottest wedding trends - live-action cooking stations - by installing a commercial grade exhaust system. Not interested in a station-style reception? Not to worry, Cellar One also has an on-site prep kitchen where your caterer can freshly plate a sit-down dinner or prepare a buffet.

Cellar One is a wonderful venue for a bride who is looking to have a one-of-a-kind, intimate affair. Be sure to visit their website to browse additional photos and gather more information on planning your very own Cellar One wedding.  To discuss the details, contact Natalie at (615) 497-6802.

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Photos above - Source: Nashville Event Space Facebook page. Credit: Autonomy Corporate Event Design' Coordination and Logistics by The Randi Events Design Team (Randi Lesnick and Julia Page); Lighting by Nashville Audio Visual; Catering by Chef's Market; Photography courtesy of Ace Photography

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Welcome Our Newest Vendor: Audio Video Art! A Video Company with Years of Experience in Weddings

Thursday, November 21, 2013

If you’re looking for a videographer, you should check out Audio Video Art (AVA). This wedding videography company prides itself on its decade-plus experience with shooting video, and it’s that kind of experience that will come in handy when you’re looking for peace of mind on your wedding day. Scour any wedding review site and you’ll see top ratings from hundreds of satisfied couples who continue to rave about their wedding day coverage!

As an added bonus, this digital production company knows each couple values something different. That’s why they allow their packages to be customizable to meet your needs.

We had an opportunity to chat with the company’s founder and lead videographer, Matthew Currier, about what sets Audio Video Art apart from other videographers in the industry.  Learn more via our interview, and see if AVA is the right company to capture your wedding.

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Tell me about your service offering.

Audio Video Art is a progressive digital video production company based in Nashville, Tennessee specializing in wedding video production as well as event videos for corporations, groups, and individuals across the United States.

Utilizing my degree in broadcast communications and more than 10 years of production experience, as founder and lead videographer I have developed an unobtrusive filming style that captures the essence and emotion of the day in elegance and style.

How many years have you been in business?

11

How did you get started in weddings?

I actually moved to Tennessee in 1991 with an idea to start a video production company that could deliver an excellent video to brides. One that far exceeded what their family or friends could provide. I decided to attend the University of Tennessee in Knoxville to further my knowledge and skill in live event productions. I graduated with a communications degree, majoring in broadcasting.

What do you like most about weddings?
They are all different and the couple is always happy you are there to capture their special day.

What’s your favorite wedding video and why?

Wow! Having captured over 400 weddings since 2002, it would be hard to choose just one. However, my style in shooting and editing has evolved through the years. While my goal has always been to provide an elegant and stylish video while remaining unobtrusive, I feel my videos reflect that now more than ever.  

 

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What is your service philosophy?
To capture a wedding that truly reflects the elegance and style of the day while remaining unobtrusive.

What are your strengths compared to others in your category?

I believe my company has several strengths, including:

1) Experience. Over 400 weddings worth of experience. It’s a live event and no matter how many times it is rehearsed, things change when it’s live. We can’t yell cut and do anything over. So, our experience has time and time again enabled us to adapt to what is happening live and still get that once in a lifetime shot.

2) Our Audio. We use up to five wireless mics and three digital audio recorders on every wedding. We mic the minister, groom, podium for scripture readers/vocalists and the musicians. We have all been to weddings as a guest where you can’t hear a thing the bride and groom are saying. With our videos, you hear better and see more than the parents in the front row.

3) We capture everything with professional high definition cameras and provide each client with standard DVDs and HD Blu-ray discs. There are many other companies that capture in HD but only provide a standard, non-HD DVD and I just don’t see the point in shooting in HD if the client will not receive it in HD.

What attracts brides to your company?

Audio Video Art has a distinctive style of editing while remaining unobtrusive. We offer packages that can fit most budgets and are happy to customize a package to meet exactly what a bride has envisioned. Most packages include a wedding teaser, but we also provide chapters of the ceremony, reception and prelude music that has been edited to include footage from the multi-camera coverage.

What would previous couples say was the main reason they selected your company?

I would say several reasons. Quality, experience and price.

Describe the bride/couple that is most attracted to your service/company?

Our brides/couples want more than a highlight of their wedding day. They choose us because not only do we create an awesome wedding day teaser, but we also provide chapters of the ceremony, reception and prelude music that has been edited to include footage from the multi-camera coverage. They get to relive the entire ceremony from different angles and views that no one else was able to see.

 

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What is the most “now” / innovative new service of your industry that brides and grooms might appreciate?

Right now, it is still Blu-ray discs and HD coverage. Not everyone has HD TVs and Blu-ray players yet but that does not mean they should not receive an HD, Blu-ray version. Just put the disc in a safe place and a few years from now you will be so grateful that you have it.

How should brides and grooms contact you to learn more about your wedding services?

Company name: Audio Video Art
Main contact: Matthew Currier
Call us: 615-783-1536
Email us: matt@audiovideoart.net
Become a Facebook fan: Audio Video Art  

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Get to Know Savoir Faire Events, a Full Service Design Team for the Classic, Nashville Bride

Monday, November 4, 2013

We featured Keva and Kermari's, classic, Nashville wedding last year.  It was designed by Melissa of Savoir Faire Weddings & Events in her first year as an event designer.

A lot has changed since then.  It seems that Savoir Faire is everywhere I look.  And after seeing her designs win "Best Tablescape" at last month's Perfect Wedding Guide bridal show, I had to sit down with this rising talent to learn more.  

Savoir Faire Events is a family affair.  When it's wedding day, Melissa, her mom, dad and brother are all likely to show up to ensure the bride's vision comes to life.  But Melissa is certainly the creative burst of energy that attracts bride after bride to their wedding service.  She's absolutely in love with weddings and probably sees Pinterest boards in her sleep.  Her excitement is genuine and so is her approach.  She's the type of wedding pro that starts as hired help and ends as a friend.  She loves her brides and has yet to meet a bridezilla.  This may be because she'll grab a drink for her overly anxious brides to help calm their nerves.

Take some time to get to know Melissa of Savoir Faire Events via my interview today.  

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Photo: Doerman Photography

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Tell me about your service offering.

We provide draping, lighting, tablescapes, centerpieces, bouquets, boutonnieres, ceremony décor, reception décor and day-of coordination.

How many years have you been in business?

We have been in business since the summer of 2011. That is when we created our very first wedding.

How did you get started in weddings?

I took an internship on a whim and fell in love with it. I didn’t even realize it was really a job you could do if you weren’t in NYC or LA.

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Photos: bouquet - Wedlock Images; reception tables & mask on table - Michael Doerman

 

What do you like most about weddings?

I love both seeing the room transform throughout the day and the bride’s reaction the first time she walks in and sees it.

What’s your favorite wedding pic/video and why?

Oddly enough, this picture from Keva and Kermari’s wedding is one of my favorites. It showcases almost all of what we do. It shows draping, lighting, tablescapes (which include centerpieces), and you can see the toss bouquet sitting on the head table.

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Photo: Flameheart Studios

What is your service philosophy?

Our goal is to create an individualized design that caters to the wants and needs of the bride. Every bride is different and should have a wedding that fits her. In the process we inevitably cultivate a culture of trust and dependability. We want our brides to walk away and say, “This was the best day of my life.” We have a tagline that we use on the website that reads: Let our passion and imagination create the most memorable day of your life.

What are your strengths compared to others in your category?

In many cases (unfortunately not all) we are able to adapt to and work with many different budgets. We do not turn brides away simply because their budget isn’t big enough. Sometimes it’s unrealistic, but we aim to provide them with what we can because everyone deserves to feel special on that big day. A second strength, though indefinitely more important, is how the bride is treated. We tell them, from the beginning, call us any time day or night. Brides become family. We want EVERYTHING for them and will bend over backwards to do everything we can for them. I have been told countless times that you can tell this is not just a job for me. People can tell how much passion I’m pouring into making each wedding the best it can be. I absolutely LOVE what I do and I’m thankful people recognize it.

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Photo: Doerman Photography

 

What attracts brides to your service/company?

I think what attracts brides is a feeling more so than anything else. They can look at one of our pictures and “feel” the romance and love. That sounds cheesy but I’m not sure how else to put it. They want things to look beautiful but they want things to feel beautiful even more.

What would previous couples say was the main reason they selected your company?

Previous couples say that we are accessible, easy to work with and genuinely care that they have the best day ever.

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Photo: ceremony & chairs - Wedlock Images

 

Describe the bride/couple that is most attracted to your service/company?

The bride or couple most attracted to our services is the one wanting a wedding that is classy and timeless. We don’t typically push trends because that’s what everyone else is doing. Our work is understated but stunning at the same time.

What is the most “now” / innovative new product, service, style or other aspect of your industry that brides and grooms might appreciate? 

Everyone loves the draping and lighting but that’s not new. We have developed a tablescape that everyone can wrap their heads around. We provide certain items for a flat dollar amount per table and it can be upgraded from there. It’s so hard for a bride to understand how much money goes into wedding décor. When things are itemized (i.e. linens, chairs, centerpieces, candles, etc.) it adds up and you don’t know until the end. We hand over a flat fee for the table as a whole which, I think, has helped ease some anxiety.

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Photo: Krista Lee Photography

 

How should brides and grooms contact you to learn about your wedding services? 

Company Name: Savoir Faire Weddings & Events
Main Contact: Melissa Petsch
Website: savoirfairenashville.com
Phone Number: 615-491-5216
Email Address: info@savoirfairenashville.com
Follow them on Twitter: @SavoirFaireNash
Become a Facebook fan: SavoirFaireNashville

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Photos: Above set - Doerman Photography.  Except where noted, photos by Savoir Faire Events.

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