Submit a Feature Advertise Subscribe

Every Day Inspiration: The Enchanted Florist Decorates The MTSU Blue Tie Gala in Royal Blue & White

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

When our friend Michelle Stepp of Everyday Celebrating reached out to us for recommendations for a floral designer for the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Blue Tie Gala, The Enchanted Florist was at the top of our list. Their floral design skills run the gamut from small, intimate weddings to large-scale, wedding extravaganzas and their versatility knows no bounds. You can tell a well-rounded floral designer based on the styles and types of events they do and because Enchanted Florist doesn't limit their scope to just weddings, they're always on the forefront of what works for various styles and spaces. 

While the MTSU event is clearly not a wedding, their event was stunning and might serve as inspiration for your wedding, especially the unique floral centerpieces that were different for just about every table! Have a look!


Michelle was the lead event planner who came up with the concept, design and logistics of the event. We asked her about working with Enchanted Florist and she said, "Working with Caprice and her team was a dream! In our initial meeting, we spoke at length about my vision for the space. Caprice was extremely helpful in taking my inspirational photos and giving me many options to not only bring my vision to life, but stay within budget."

The color scheme for the gala was royal blue and white - MTSU's school colors.

Michelle: "The MTSU Blue Tie Gala served as the official grand kick off to the school's Centennial year. It was a birthday party, 100 years in the making! Our event was a large undertaking with 120 guest tables (1200 guests), plus a lounge area to decorate. On the day of Gala, Caprice and her team descended on the event space with stunning work and cheerful attitudes. They had everything installed within an hour and were back at midnight to help with tear down. We were thrilled to have them on board!"

Event Team:

Venue - Embassy Suites Murfreesboro
Catering - Embassy Suites
Rentals - Classic Party Rentals (Nashville)
Draping - Events Plus, Inc.
Lighting and Sound - MTSU Production Services
Fabric Photo Murals - The Very Idea (Murfreesboro)
Flowers - Enchanted Florist
Cake - Lenneke Driskill
Dinner and Lounge Music - MTSU Jazz Ensemble
After Dinner Band (for dancing) - The Tyrone Smith Revue
Photo Favors - Schenk Photography
Photography - Andrea Hallgren Photography









All photos by Andrea Hallgren Photography

Thank you Michelle for telling us a little bit more about the event. For more beautiful floral design visit Enchanted Florist's blog for florals that will take your breath away.

About the Author:

Ashley King's avatar
Ashley King

Hey - I'm Ashley! I started to give Nashville brides, or folks planning a Nashville wedding, a local resource for inspiration and resources. Hope to see you at a bridal show soon! Until then, Find me on

See more posts by Ashley King »

send Posted on April 25, 2012 | Filed under:

Leave a comment

Remember my personal information
Notify me of follow-up comments?

Please enter the word you see in the image below: