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Meet Vintage Sparkle: Specializing in Vintage Furniture + Props for Nashville Weddings

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Happy Tuesday! Today I am SO extremely excited to share all about Erin Sparks and her business Vintage Sparkle with you today! What is Vintage Sparkle? It's a vintage furniture and prop rental company in Nashville, TN specializing in boho weddings. And boy, you know how much I love a boho wedding! I was first introduced to Erin at Nashville's Big Fake Wedding at The Cordelle this past spring and absolutely loved the items she showcased in the ceremony! (Macramè backdrop, anyone?). And when I attended the Bloguettes workshop in May, her beautiful rentals made an appearance once again! I just had to have a photo op in one of the gorgeous woven chairs like these ^. I also have a special styled shoot feature coming up that I designed showcasing more of her amazing curated collection! Adding to my love for Vintage Sparkle, she was just featured on one of my favorite sites, Domino Mag, last week (swoon!). From woven rugs to candelabras to blush vintage sofas, Vintage Sparkle is sure to give your boho wedding the extra detail it needs to wow your guests! Keep reading to learn more about Erin's business...

Above 3 Photos by Emvision



Tell us about your company + how long you've been in business.

Erin: Vintage Sparkle has been in business for 3 years. We started out selling vintage furniture and home decor at the Nashville Flea Market. Just over 2 years ago, we branched into rentals. We love helping people bring style and character to their events!

How did you get started in weddings?

Erin: Our inventory is loaded with unique and interesting vintage finds so originally, we thought the bulk of our rental business would be for the entertainment industry. Turns out, Nashville brides have amazing taste and want to express their individuality on their wedding day. We couldn't be happier - it's such an honor to be a part of such an important, memorable celebration!

What are your strengths compared to other rental companies?

Erin: At this point, we are a small business. We see this as a strength because our level of passion and concern for each event is super high. We don't do a ton of weddings, most weekends we only take on one, so each couple gets the attention they deserve. Our inventory is constantly growing and changing. Because we do vintage rentals, we keep things exciting with more consistent additions. We also sell our inventory regularly. It's important to us to be able to offer brides something truly unique- because just like it's a bummer to walk into your friends house and see that they have the same furniture, the same goes for your wedding decor.

Photos by Gray Kammera

Photo by Emvision

What attracts couples to your business?

Erin: Couples who have great style and want their day to look and feel like a reflection of them are drawn to our brand. We tend to attract bohemian brides who are very unconventional in their approach. They want their wedding to have that collected look, but on a professional, magazine-worthy level.

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

Erin: We have tons of vintage rugs. It's hard to find a good source for renting amazing rugs and buying them, for most brides, is out of the question due to their value. We love putting together rug aisles for that most important walk!

Is there anything else you'd like to share about your company?

Erin: We offer complimentary styling of our our inventory with your order.

Photos by Emvision + Gray Kammera

Thank you so much for sharing all about Vintage Sparkle with us, Erin! To see all of Vintage Sparkle's inventory, click on over to their website here. And also be sure to give her a follow over on Instagram



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Alexis + Kyle’s Vanderbilt + Downtown Nashville Engagement by Sowing Clover

Monday, August 21, 2017

All of the colleges and universities in Nashville bring about Nashville transplants from all over the country - and that's the case with Alexis + Kyle! The adorable couple met at a frat party at Vanderbilt and the rest is history! Sowing Clover Photography captured their love story and they even went back to their roots and took a photo in front of the very house they met in - I mean, after taking some beautiful photographs at Vanderbilt, they kind of had to! I'm loving the easy style this couple has and the traditional settings really showcase their history and personality. Check out all of their beautiful photos along with a word from Chris of Sowing Clover below...

Alexis Panzer + Kyle Cappello

Engagement Session


From the photographer, Chris of Sowing Clover: Alexis is doing her MD at UNC Chapel Hill and Kyle is working in NYC as they are planning their 2018 Wedding which will be here in Nashville. They met while in school tighter at Vanderbilt - very stereotypical at a fraternity party. They now find this to be a funny and cute part of their story. So they both flew into Nashville for these photos and we strolled the Vanderbilt Campus and then headed to downtown.

Thank you so much for sharing this fun engagement session with us Chris! You can check out more of his work at and also be sure to follow along on Instagram!

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Tori + David’s Rustic Barn Wedding at Madison Creek Farms by Sammie B

Friday, August 18, 2017

It's only right for a small town couple to have a small town wedding - and that's exactly what Tori + David did! After a happenstance chance, they met and found out they were from the same small town and never knew each other... and sparks flew from there! The couple chose to marry at Madison Creek Farms - a fully functioning farm with livestock and sunflower fields for days! The summer celebration called for yard games, a food truck and so many fun DIY elements. See all of their photos by Sammie B Photography below and hear more about their love story! 


Tori Bryant + David Broyles

Madison Creek Farms


Wedding Team:

Photographer | Sammie B Photography

Cake Designer | Designer Cakes

Dress Store | Glitz Bridal

Reception Venue | Madison Creek Farms

Invitation Designer | Pop Fizz Creative

Floral Designer | Tullahoma House of Flowers

Food Truck | Maggie Moo's

From the photographer, Sammie B: It all started six years ago with a SunDrop. Yes, you heard me. SunDrop. The ever so sweet, citrusy, way better than a Mountain Dew caffeinated beverage. It was still a local/regional drink at that time so when David met Tori and noticed her sipping on the fizzy drink he asked where she was from. It turns out she was from the same little town that his mother grew up in. Small world, indeed. A few months later, these two crossed paths again at a party and from there things took off…..and fast. Too fast. It apparently freaked them out how quickly their relationship progressed and only one month into the relationship they called it quits. Fast forward six months, these two realized how much they missed one another and decided to give things another go….and this time, just like the last time, sparks flew. For their wedding, they wanted something earthy and fun. They found Madison Creek Farms just north of Nashville. A real working family farm that's known for its organic vegetables, herbs, and wild flowers. And a farm wouldn't be complete without a few chickens and even a very charismatic donkey. For the reception, Tori & David opted for yard games instead of the traditional dancing and bouquet tosses. BeerFrisbee and ice cream were the highlights of the evening!

Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Real Nashville Weddings, Wedding Style - Rustic, Farm , 0 comments »

A Recap of the Nashville Bride Guide Flower Crown Workshop

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Last month I co-hosted a Flower Crown Workshop with Details by Margaret at Travellers Rest! The day was so much fun as we had 22 brides, friends/mothers of brides + vendors participating in the day. Each guest was greeted with this beautiful calligraphed sign by Crafted by Heart and seated at the table with a personalized place card by Olivia as well. Margaret placed the beautiful bright flowers and greenery from Geny's Flowers along the center of the tables for everyone to use in their crown. After a quick introduction, Margaret began instructing everyone on how to create their crowns. The process was so fun - everyone had their own unique pace and style of crown! One attendee even made a garland instead of a crown - I was so impressed with everyone's creativity! Duo Ryan + Stacy sang live throughout the workshop to provide some beautiful background music while everyone was crafting. Bar Magnolia provided some fun cotton candy cocktails while Two Fat Men offered up some light bites (the strawberry bruschetta... yum!). We paused mid-workshop to allow all the vendors to tell the brides about their business and after the crafting picked back up for a bit, each guest ventured out to the gorgeous Travellers Rest gardens to get their headshots taken with their completed flower crown! Take a look at all of Ryan Tolbert's photos below and stay tuned for annoucements on more upcoming workshops! 




Planner/Florist/Instructor | Details by Margaret

Flowers & Kits | Geny's Flowers

Photographer | Ryan Tolbert Photography

Venue | Travellers Rest

Food | Two Fat Men Catering

Signage & Place Cards | Crafted by Heart

Vintage China | Vintage Weddings & Special Events

Rentals | Liberty Party Rental

Bar & Specialty Cocktails | Bar Magnolia



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James + Bianca’s Glamorous Blush Wedding at Hutton Hotel by Paige Brown Designs

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This wedding makes my glam heart go pitter patter! And when a bride gives her planner and designer full reign of design, you're sure to have one fabulous wedding. Especially when that planner and designer is Paige of Paige Brown Designs! The whole ballroom at The Hutton Hotel was dripping in diamonds - from the countless chandeliers to the intricate draping and details everywhere you turn, it was such a beautiful sight to see! I interviewed Paige to tell us all about the day and how she came up with this jaw-dropping design. Check it all out below! 



James + Bianca Stone

The Hutton Hotel


130 Guests


Wedding Team:

Planning, Florals, Design | Paige Brown Designs

Photographer | Stephanie Sorenson

Venue | The Hutton Hotel

Decor | Visual ElementsSouthern Design WorksNashville Audio Visual

Rentals | Liberty Party Rental

Dress | Glitz Bridal

Shoes | Jimmy Choo

Tell us about the couple's vision.

Paige: Bianca's wedding vision was light and airy with tons of crystal details and soft blush and muted colors. She was very laid back during the entire design process and trusted us completely to execute her wedding vision. As a matter of fact, Bianca was a little too laid back! She honestly just showed up on her wedding day, having very little knowledge of what all her design details would consist of. Needless to say, Bianca was blown away on her wedding day and it was truly a pleasure to bring her wedding wishes to life!

What details were used to create their theme?

Paige: Blush, nude, and golden colors, crystals, and acrylic/lucite details. Lush florals and Cherry Blossom branches.

Can you share any special moments or highlights of their wedding day?

Paige: I love couples like James and Bianca whose love is blatantly evident! The entire process gave me chills. They were very focused on the wedding, but even more focused on marriage after their wedding day.

Did they have any special requests or unique challenges that you had to work together to overcome?

Paige: Bianca's rings were VERY important to her. The ceremony and reception took place at separate locations. Once Bianca made it to the church, she realized her Maid of Honor left the wedding rings back at the hotel. There was a horrible wreck on the interstate, but Bianca insisted that guests wait until their rings arrived. One hour later, we started the ceremony! :)

Thank you so much for sharing this wedding with us, Paige! It's STUNNING! You can check out more of Paige Brown Designs' portfolio here on her website and also be sure to follow her on Instagram!



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