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Nashville Bride Guide + Details By Margaret Host A Flower Crown Workshop

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Drumroll please... I am SO excited to announce our next class - a FLOWER CROWN WORKSHOP! I've partnered with planner and florist Margaret Tolbert from Details by Margaret to bring you one incredible afternoon! Keep reading below to get all of the details!

Photos by Abigail Bridges

What can you expect at the Flower Crown Workshop? You'll be heading over to the beautiful Historic Travellers Rest where Details by Margaret will teach us how to create flower crowns with florals provided by Geny's Wholesale in the Travellers Rest beautiful event space. Drinks and light appetizers will be provided by Two Fat Men Catering and you'll eat on beautiful vintage china from Vintage Weddings & Special Events! You'll take a seat at farm tables and beautiful chairs provided by Liberty Party Rental! Crafted by Heart is using her calligraphy magic to create place cards and signage all around the beautiful property. Once you're finished creating your crown, you'll have the opportunity to get your headshot snapped by Ryan Tolbert Photography (new profile pic - woo-hoo!), tour the gorgeous property and stop in the garden for a drink while listening to some live music. 

Photos by Wynd and Paisley

How do you know if the flower crown workshop is for you? The event is designed for brides to participate, but if you are a wedding professional, you're invited to join in the fun as well! Each guest can purchase 2 tickets max - one for you and one for a guest (bringing your MOH, MOB or BFF is a great idea!). So if you're looking to take home a fun craft, get a brand new headshot and also knock out some wedding planning while you're at it - this event is DEFINITELY for you! Tickets are $30 and include a take-home flower crown kit, your DIY flower crown, your headshot, food & drinks, + a swag bag! A pretty good deal if you ask me! 

Photos by Brasspenny Photography

How can you sign up? CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket - we'll see you on Sunday, July 9th at Travellers Rest!

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Nashville Wedding Planner, Events by Goldman Hosts A Flower Crown Workshop

Monday, May 8, 2017

After coming off of a workshop weekend myself at Bloguettes, I'm so excited to share this flower crown workshop with you today from wedding planner Ashley Goldman of Events by Goldman! With fresh blooms widely available from Rosebuds East available all around the gorgeous venue The Chelsea, each attendee learned tips and tricks to create their very own flower crown. Keep scrolling to see the gorgeous photos by Through Victoria's Lens and see a raving review from one of Ashley's workshop attendees!





Photography | Through Victoria's Lens

Venue | The Chelsea

Planner | Events by Goldman

Florals | Rosebuds East

Calligraphy | Sarah McCloud Calligraphy

Desserts | Poppy Co. Bake Shop

From wedding planner and workshop host, Ashley Goldman: At the beginning of this year I had a dream to host a workshop where women could come, feel empowered, be creative and meet other women. Hosting a flower crown workshop birthed from a place of wanting to bring women an outlet to be inspired and to create! The workshop was hosted by Events by Goldman and taught by Rosebuds East florist. Ashley, the founder of Events by Goldman, wanted to bring in some of her favorite wedding vendors and have each of them work in their giftings in order to execute a seamless event. Vendors who participated in the event included a photographer, calligrapher, bake shop & florist. Each girl had professional training on how to create their crowns and each left with a beautiful crown of blooms! There was wine, coffee & cookies for the guests to enjoy. People came as strangers, but left as friends.

Quote from an attendee: "I think she expected women to arrive and simply make flower crowns and eat embarrassing amounts of cookies. And while that did happen, as I looked around, I felt that what we were experiencing went so much deeper. Events by Goldman has a gift for making people feel welcome, comfortable, and at peace. This gift was passed on to each and every guest she invited to her table today. She created an atmosphere where perfect strangers were DELIGHTING in each other's beauty and creativity. What a blessing for each heart that walked in this afternoon."

Thanks so much for sharing your flower crown workshop with NBG, Ashley! You can check out more of Events by Goldman's work here on her website and also here on her Instagram page




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Nashville Bride Guide + White Ink Calligraphy Workshop Recap

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

As you may know, White Ink Calligraphy and I co-hosted a calligraphy workshop for brides this past Saturday! The lovely ladies of Nashville Event Planning and Briar Rose Hill hosted the day in their gorgeous historical wedding venue in Bethpage, TN. The bridal suite was the perfect intimate space to fit all 14 guests and take in all of the vintage-inspired atmosphere. Each guest received a swag bag full of goodies from each vendor involved and also learned the basics of calligraphy from the pro herself, Claire! The intimate group allowed Claire to give some personalized instruction and attention to the ladies and it was so much fun hearing their stories of wedding planning and why they wanted to learn calligraphy. Keep scrolling to see more photos by Hannah Elaine Photography + see what some of the brides had to say about the workshop:





Calligraphy Workshop for Brides

Hosted by Nashville Bride Guide + White Ink Calligraphy

Briar Rose Hill


14 Guests

Sponsors for the event:

Signage + Instruction | White Ink Calligraphy

Venue | Briar Rose Hill

Planning/Centerpieces | Nashville Event Planning

Photography | Hannah Elaine Photography

Staircase + Photo Backdrop Floral Installations | Petals & Fields

Farm Tables/Table Runners | Liberty Party Rental

China + Flatware | The Wedding Plate

Food | Loveless Events Catering

Mimosa Bar | Bar Magnolia

Wine/Beverages | ONEHOPE Wine

Throughout the morning, the lovely ladies sipped on mimosas from Bar Magnolia, ate some delicious brunch from Loveless Catering (fresh, homemade biscuits anyone!?) all while learning with their take-home calligraphy kits. Claire of White Ink Calligraphy taught the ladies about pen pressure, pen nibs and lettering angles. The one-on-one attention everyone received was definitely beneficial to learning the skill. We took a break mid-workshop to tour the grounds, barn and home at Briar Rose Hill and learn more about the other vendors involved. In the end, we all took some group photos and admired the amazing floral staircase installation by Petals & Fields. And we made some new friends!

What did brides think of the workshop?

"Such a great time! Loved it!" - Amber

"The value was excellent, I feel like I walked away with so much! I really enjoyed the tote bags, succulent favors, and of course the brunch! I hope to still put my calligraphy skills to use and would love to attend any applicable future NBG events. Please keep doing what you are doing, you are such a great resource to brides!" - Emily


I thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone at the workshop - brides, vendors, moms, friends... Learning about all of your wedding days, your calligraphy experiences and businesses all added up to a day I will not soon forget! Thank you to everyone involved for making this day so memorable and FUN! If you're interested in calligraphy, feel free to check out Claire's website here to see more of her unique style and portfolio! 





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Top 5 Things To Do for a Nashville Bachelorette Party from Jaye Kogut

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What's the first and last thing you'll see when you're on Broadway on a Saturday night? A Bachelorette Party of course! Nashville is known as the top city for bachelorette parties in the nation. People from all over the country flock here to experience the honky tonks and the good ol' southern charm. So if you are planning a destination bachelorette party in Nashville, chances are you're looking for things to do with your #girlsquad! And today you're in luck because we have photographer Jaye Kogut here to share with us her top 5 bachelorette party picks in Nashville! Check out her post below and be sure to check out her blog for more from her point of view... 

Photos by Jaye Kogut

The Nashville Pedal Tavern

Nashville’s ‘Premier Party Bike’ is the way to go if you want to drink, take in the sites of the city AND burn some calories (well, maybe just be a little active while drinking). Not into dancing? No problem. Hop onto the tavern, pedal and sip your favorite beer while taking in the sights of Music City. The Nashville Pedal Tavern has even been featured on the Duck Dynasty show! Tours last about 2 hours and you can fit up to 15 passengers on a bike! Now get pedaling!


Photo by Christina Pugh

Arrington Vineyards

If you’re looking for more of a relaxing afternoon with great scenery and wine, check out Arrington Vineyards.  Just a short 40 minute drive from the city, in Arrington, TN, you can take in the views of rural Tennessee and sip on delicious wine.  The vineyard even offers live music on most weekends and tours! Grab your girlfriends, pack a lunch and purchase a bottle of wine to enjoy on the lawn.  Arrington Vineyards is a great atmosphere for a quieter, serene afternoon with your girlfriends!



Photos via The Dry House Nashville

The Dry House Nashville

If you’re seeking some pampering time – check out The Dry House Nashville.  This blowout bar is amazing and I loved everything about this place.  The atmosphere, the staff and the products used – all top notch! Ali, the owner is actually a Jersey-girl (Yea Jersey!) so we instantly connected.  Feel free to check out their website and fall in love with their house rules:

All blowouts. All the time.

Don’t judge women. Especially yourself.

Keep the gossip friendly and flowing.

Profanity is permitted and encouraged.

You will walk out feeling fierce.

Who doesn’t want to feel FIERCE?! Do yourself a favor and stop here before you go out for a night on the town.  Ali put her heart and soul into this blowout bar and you definitely walk in feeling comfortable and welcomed – and walk out feeling fabulous.

P.S. check out their adorable bathroom with dog wallpaper – its fuzzy!



Photos by Jaye Kogut

The Nashville Party Barge

Want to sit back on a boat and tour Music City?  Nashville Party Barge brings the pontoon to life on wheels and offers excellent views of downtown Nashville and Broadway.  You can fit up to 13 people on this ‘boat’ and sip your way through all the attractions Nashville has to offer.  Can I also add how awesome this boat looks? Who wants to get “SHIP FACED?”



Photo via Recovery Room's Instagram Page

Recovery Room Nashville

Of course, after all the festivities are said and done, you may need to catch an early flight back home. Why not call Recovery Room? This team of highly trained and certified nurses have got your back! Recovery Room Nashville is a really cool concierge service that helps cure you of your dehydration (aka hangover).  I’m pretty sure they have been called Angels! I know what you’re thinking; “I’m afraid of needles!” – not to worry, Amanda and her team are great at making their clients feel comfortable and relaxed.

Keep Recovery Room Nashville in your contact list – you’ll thank me later! 


Thanks so much for sharing your top bachelorette party picks with us, Jaye! You can check out more of her work here on her webiste and here on her Instagram page. xoxo!

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A Calligraphy Workshop for Brides on April 29th by Nashville Bride Guide

Monday, April 3, 2017

Hello hello! I have some really exciting news over here in Nashville Bride Guide land! Nashville Bride Guide + White Ink Calligraphy are co-hosting a calligraphy workshop for brides! It will take place at the beautiful historical venue Briar Rose Hill on April 29th from 10:30am-12:30pm. This workshop is for brides + 1 guest of honor! You'll have the chance to learn calligraphy basics from Claire White of White Ink Calligraphy, take home your very own calligraphy set, create framed calligraphy wall art, and grab some info and resources to help you plan your Nashville wedding!


What can you expect at the calligraphy workshop? Here's a little timeline of how the day will go!

10:30 am - Guests arrive, mingle, have some food/drinks

10:40 am - Introductions + Itinerary for the day

10:45 am - Calligraphy 101 class with Claire

11:30 am - Break for brunch by Loveless Catering and receive tours from Briar Rose Hill

12:00 pm - Begin framed take home project

12:30 pm - Group photo and final announcements

Also, did I mention you'll receive a swag bag chock full of goodies from some of our favorite Nashville wedding professionals? I already heard that Briar Rose Hill's scented candles and the famous Loveless jams will be making an appearance in each bag! Plus, here's what you'll receive in your take-home calligraphy starter kit (each item is hand-picked by Claire!):


Pen Holder


Tracing Paper

Guideline Sheets 

Hand lettering instructions

And what about the food + drinks? We've got you covered! Bar Magnolia will be on-site serving some beautiful hand-crafted cocktails and Loveless Catering will serve their famous buttermilk biscuits + jam as well as hash brown casserole, bacon and more! Wow - I'm getting hungry already! And you'll eat all of this delicious food from vintage china from The Wedding Plate! (We had to have cute plates for this event!)

What will the space look like? Briar Rose Hill is a historic home and wedding venue and our workshop will take place in the bridal suite (yes, it's that beautiful room with the magnificent fireplace!). Liberty Party Rental will provide us with some farm tables and J. Alexander Home Designs will be there with some cute pieces to showcase. Petals & Fields will be installing some gorgeous flowing flowers along the grand staircase and Nashville Event Planning will spruce up the workspace with some fresh florals in the bridal suite. 

Hannah Elaine Photography + Anne Claire Patterson will be documenting the workshop with photography and videography. So you'll get to see it all in action after the fact and share the experience with friends and family. 

We only have space for 30 attendees, so be sure to grab your tickets quickly before it sells out!

Photos provided by White Ink Calligraphy + Briar Rose Hill


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