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Favorite from Enchanted Brides, a Nashville Bridal Show: Maryblossom Weddings

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

We finally got to meet Mary of Maryblossom Weddings at the Enchanted Brides show.  She was a delight! We'd shared a few phone conversations and seen her work online but nothing compares to seeing the work in person (incredible) and meeting the person.

The Maryblossom Weddings booth was easily a bride favorite.  It was romantic, opulent, and adorned in beautiful florals and drapes.  It dazzled and caught everyone's attention.  

If you're not familiar with Maryblossom Weddings, owner Mary offers design, rentals and planning services for Nashville weddings.  Her aesthetic appeals to glam-seeking brides and she has experience planning cultural weddings including African American,  Asian American, Middle Eastern, Jewish, South Asian, Indian, Pakistani, African traditional and English.

See her portfolio and learn more by visiting her website at

Metallic chair is a rental unique to Maryblossom Weddings. 

Love this cascading floral statement

See more favorites from the Enchanted Brides show: part 2, part 3, part 4.

Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Florals, Details & Design , 0 comments »

Today We Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Choose Love

Monday, January 18, 2016

The team joins millions around the world in honoring the life and philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and are reminded of his focus on love.  

Your wedding planning is fueled by the love of your significant other.  Imagine if we could all extend that very special romantic love to those we do not like, know, or understand.  Love has the power to transform any situation.  Even if only for today, give it a try: find it in your heart to share some of that giddy-making love that you have for your fiance with a difficult family member, a  grumpy co-worker or a group you've judged as different.  We are all connected and the more we love, the better the world can become.

Please join us as we honor Dr. King and choose love today and always.

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Magali + Thomas Host Enchanting, Woodsy Wedding at Nashville’s Travellers Rest Plantation

Friday, January 15, 2016

Magali + Thomas' had a very clear vision for their Nashville wedding at Travellers Rest Plantation and with the help of Firefly Events, it was executed perfectly.  They sought a woodsy atmosphere that was also intimate.  We love that they were unafraid to mix earthly elements with modern touches, like the chandeliers: unexpected yet magical!

Enjoy their lush and luxurious wedding day and be sure to read Magali's one wedding regret; it's one that we hear too often.


Magali + Thomas 
Wedding Date: August 2
Ceremony Venue: Christ the King Church
Reception Venue: Travellers Rest Plantation
Guests: 112

Budget: $20,000 – 30,000



Wedding Team

Planner | Firefly Events
Photographer | Stephanie Reeder
Gown | Monique Lhuillier gown, gifted by family friend
Bride’s Accessories | Mother's jewelry
Men’s Attire | Brooks Brothers Tuxedo (custom made)
Bridesmaids’ Attire | Each bridesmaid bought their own
Hair | Sara Schoonover
Makeup | Rachel Cothron
Stationery | Minted
Caterer + Floral Design | Beyond Details
Cake Artist | Kay McConfections
Ceremony Musicians | Shreyas
Reception Musicians | Nashville Party Authority
Rentals | Southern Events
Lighting | Nashville Audio Visual
Rehearsal Dinner | Mere Bulles 


Wedding Details

How would you describe your style as a couple?
Simple and somewhat traditional with some flairs of fun :)

Where did you get your inspiration (for decor, style, colors, etc.)?
Im not sure, I really just wanted our wedding to have an enchanting woodsy kind of feel, and feel very intimate.

How did you incorporate that style into your wedding (e.g. décor, colors, details or even picking the venue)?
The lighting was very dim and warm during the reception with chandeliers hanging from the trees, our colors were very muted with pale peaches and green and gold. Our decor was mostly vintage themed furniture, chairs, picture frames, ladders etc..

What was your (or your guests’) favorite aspect of your wedding?
Surprisingly, although it was HOT, I think people enjoyed that it was so natural and outdoors, it felt like a secret garden party!

Where did you splurge?  Where did you save/DIY?
I think we splurged on the food and the decor. I had to convince my husband to let me get those barnwood tables but I think it was well worth it because it fit the look for the wedding so well. We saved on flowers, especially at the church.  

Who were your favorite vendors and what made them exceptional?
I absolutely loved working with Beyond Details.  They customized our food completely so that we could have some of my grandmothers recipes from Ecuador. The food was delicious and unique. Samantha and Michelle from Firefly were also incredible, they made the wedding so beautiful and so stress free!

Now that the wedding day is over, is there anything about your planning process you feel you could have done differently?
My biggest regret is not having a videographer, I didnt think I would watch the video but now I wish we had one to go back and listen to the wonderful speeches and see everything “live” again.

In one sentence, what words of advice do you have for couples in the midst of their planning?
Consider each others wishes and don’t get hung up on the little things, on the day of your wedding just appreciate all your blessings!

Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Real Nashville Weddings, Wedding Style - Garden, Outdoor, 1 comment »

Liberty Party Rental Styles with Serenity and Rose Quartz, the 2016 Pantone Colors of the Year

Thursday, January 14, 2016

This year, the Pantone Color Institute released two colors for the 2016: Serenity and Rose Quartz.  You'll see these colors everywhere, in home decor, fashion and weddings!  

What do you think of these pastels?  I'll be honest, the colors didn't excite me much until Liberty Party Rentals shared past events, styled in similar hues. I just may reconsider.  

Click here to see more Liberty designs in the Pantone colors.

The Hermitage Open House – Photo by KG Photography

Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Florals, Details & Design , Rentals, 0 comments »

Favorite from the Enchanted Brides, a Nashville Bridal Show: Spin Wheels Cotton Candy Cart

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Spin Wheels Cotton Candy Cart was one of the most popular booths at Sunday's Enchanted Brides bridal show at the Hutton Hotel.  No surprise right?  Who isn't drawn to cotton candy?  Can you imagine the look on your guests' faces when they see cotton candy at your wedding? They make the perfect wedding favor or dessert addition.

Heather and Bryan of Spin Wheels

We learned about Spin Wheels Cotton Candy Cart last year through our interview with Nashville wedding planner Toni, of Celebrations by Design.  Spin Wheels Cotton Candy Cart offers made-to-order cotton candy cones in 30+ flavors, including: Sassy Apple, Piña Colada, and Maple Bacon.  Some flavors are even gluten free.

At this weekend's bridal show, they debuted the Spin Wheels Ice Cream Cart, a fun new addition to a childhood favorite.  Each package comes with your choice of two flavors of ice cream, two candy toppings (such as Oreo or M&M), two sauce toppings (like caramel or strawberry), and cones & dishes for a sundae or an ice cream cone, with hand-scooped Purity ice cream.

Spin Wheels can be hired for your wedding for as little as $275 for 2 hours and 50 servings.  Contact owners Heather and Bryan at (615) 484-1045.  

Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Food/Catering, Reception Entertainment, Photo Booths, Unique Wedding Ideas, 0 comments »