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Tennessee Welcomes Posh Bridal, a New Bridal Gown Store in Nashville’s Cummins Station

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Another exciting addition has made it to Music City!  Posh Bridal Couture Nashville is Nashville's newest boutique, located in the historic Cummins Station.  With gowns in sizes ranging from 0-18, bridal accessories, and shoes, Posh Bridal Couture offers an intimate shopping experience.  We couldn’t wait to ask them about their selection!

Learn a little bit below to see if they’re the right match for you.

Why did Posh choose Nashville?
The owner, Marie, fell in love with the city about two years ago while visiting for a large event.  The people are extremely friendly and it’s growing rapidly in Posh’s demographic.  Nashville has a very similar vibe to Minneapolis and she felt that our success up north could translate to Music City!

What does Posh bring to Nashville brides?
A bridal experience like no other.  We have the most exquisite setting and a selection of bridal gowns you won’t see anywhere else.  Every bride receives our undivided attention with every detail to ensure finding their dream wedding dress!

What sets you apart from other boutiques?
Our customer service is second to none.  From the moment a bride walks through the door, to her wedding day, we strive to make her feel incredible in her dress through a stress-free and easy experience.  Brides fall in love with the dress and Posh.  We become a lasting memory on the wedding journey.



To what type of bride do you cater?
A Posh bride is sophisticated, elegant, and educated.  She is confident and on a path for success.  She is happy and positive.  She typically has made large decisions before like bought a house, car, etc.  She loves and lives life!

What should they expect from coming to Posh?
They should expect to walk into an extremely intimate environment that makes Posh brides feel at home.  Our consultants are trained not only for bridal matters but also about the relationships that are involved in every bridal party.

What styles/designers should brides expect?
We carry several incredible designers including Matthew Christopher, Ian Stuart, Blue Willow Bride, Nicole Miller, Madison James, Amsale, Liancarlo, and Allure Romance.  Whether a bride is looking for a full ball gown or fitted lace, our selection is sure to stand out!


If you’re interested in taking a gander at the gowns they have, schedule an appointment online or call (615) 922-9014.  They also happen to be taking part in multiple upcoming trunk shows including:

August 28-29th:  Haute Bride Design Accessories Trunk Show
September 17-19th:  Ian Stuart Trunk Show
September 24-26th:  Erica Koesler Trunk Show
September 25-27th:  Matthew Christopher Trunk Show

Posh opened July 10, 2015, and is located near the Gulch at 209 10th Ave S, Suite 231.  Take a chance and check it out.  They could be the answer to your wedding gown wishes!

Posted by Taylor | Filed under: Helpful Vendor Interviews!, Bridal Gowns, Wedding Dresses & Accessories, 0 comments »

Get to Know Bloom Flowers & Events: a Full-Service Floral Co. with a New Location for Brides, Grooms

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Bloom Flowers & Events has expanded its full service floral business to offer specialty services for brides.  We discovered them last year during the Nashville Venue Crawl, where they did the floral design at Houston Station.  They have since opened a new location, a full-time space in the Houston Station Event Community where they focus on weddings and events.  The space is super cute and full of wedding inspiration.

We chatted with the folks at Bloom to learn more about their company and wedding services.  Get to know this ultra-creative floral business, located right here in Nashville, and add them to your short list of wedding vendors to consider as you plan your big day.

Tell me about your service offering.
We are a full service flower and gift shop.  Bloom offers everything from flower arrangements and plants to unique gifts and jewelry.  We just opened a second location over in Houston Station that will be catered more towards bridal needs.  We have showcased all wedding decorations we have for sale or rent that the bride and groom can use on their big day.  Everything from votives, candles, mercury glass, altars, lanterns, signs, etc.  We have evolved over the years into quite the event planners for brides.  We not only do the flowers for the wedding but help set up and decorate as well.

How many years have you been in business?

Bloom opened its doors in 2009
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How did you get started in weddings?

Well, being in the flower industry, weddings slowly started falling into our lap.  As business grew so did our clientele.  More and more opportunities presented themselves and we took off with it.  We've now done a wide variety of weddings all over the Middle Tennessee area.  Weddings are our favorite way to showcase the flower arrangements we create and our decorative side of wedding planning.  


 What do you like most about weddings?
Weddings are such a fun thing to be a part of!  We love being able to help make the day so special for the bride and groom. Seeing how thrilled and thankful they are once they see everything set up is such a rewarding feeling.  It's also a time I can let my creative side go wild.  I can always imagine what the wedding and reception will look like in my mind before the day-of, but seeing it come to life is such a neat experience.  It's such a beautiful thing when you are involved from the very beginning.  There are many couples that we were able to provide flowers to from day one.  From first date flowers, to engagement flowers, to the big day, to anniversary flowers, and then to the baby shower flowers!  It's an extraordinary thing to witness and be a part of.  Doing weddings is just the icing on the cake! 

 



Photos above: Amy Nicole Photography

 

What’s your favorite wedding pic/video? Why?  
This wedding was one that stuck out to us a lot.  We were ecstatic when Paige, a dear, old family friend, asked us to be a part of her big day!  Seeing as we all went to grade school and attend Christ the King Church, doing any wedding there always holds a special place with us.  The Belmont area is such a family and community-oriented neighborhood, and it's always awesome when we get to be involved.  This day was one for the books.  Surrounded by so much love, community, and family.  That's what it's all about!



What is your service philosophy? Inspired by our love of flowers and passion for nature, it is our intention to create a customized, memorable experience of style, color, & life.  We strive to maintain a high standard of service to our customers and the community; we take pleasure in presenting flowers in a style which reflects our professional approach & attention to detail.  We are a successful business with a strong foundation of integrity and quality while producing a unique product that will create lasting memories.


What are your strengths compared to others in your category? 
We at Bloom are a family run and operated business.  Our team of designers and consultants work with you to create with confidence incorporating up-to-date design trends while leading the way in their own development of new ideas.  With continued training and personal pursuit of information, our team will offer the latest in floral design, interpersonal and organizational communications to provide personalized customer service.  At Bloom, we strive to satisfy our customers' wants and needs to the fullest potential so their wedding day will be as special as possible.

 

What attracts brides to your service/company?


We understand that a bride's wedding day is the most special day of her life.  We make sure that we make the process as easy and stress free as possible.  We assist a lot of brides through the event planning process.  We offer a wide variety of decorations and props brides can purchase or rent for their wedding.  They can come into our shop over at Houston Station and actually see what we have to offer so they can get a better idea of what their set up will look like.  Brides love that.

What would previous couples say was the main reason they selected your company?
A lot of couples choose us because of our attention to detail and our extensive portfolio.  We have done a wide variety of weddings with all kind of themes and inspirations.  We work closely with the bride and groom to make sure their visions come to life while offering our own unique twist.


Describe the bride/couple that is most attracted to your service/company?
Man, that's a hard one!  All of our clients vary week to week.  We like to focus on getting to know the couple we are working with and form lasting relationships with them.  A lot of local people in the 12 South and Belmont area use us for their weddings because we're a local shop in the neighborhood.  It's great getting to work with people in our area.

What is the most “now” / innovative new product, service, style or other aspect of your industry that brides and grooms might appreciate? 
We really like the classic white on white look right now.  It keeps the wedding looking very polished and chic.  Adding mercury glass and floating candles to the centerpieces and around the ceremony gives it such a classic, but new, look.  We're also crazy about utilizing lots of greenery into a brides décor.  Awesome garlands to hang at the altar or on the back of chairs really adds a lot to a wedding.  Not to mention, who isn't crazy about succulents right now?  We love that look as boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen.  A natural, chic white wedding with hints of gold and silver always looks fantastic and timeless. 




 

Connect with Bloom: 
Main Contact: Gina Catignani

Phone Number: 615-385-2402

Location: Inside Houston Station, 434 Houston St. Suite 290, Nashville, TN 37203
Email Address: nashvilleflowers@icloud.com
Follow them on Twitter: @nashvillebloom

Become a Facebook fan: Nashville Bloom

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Regalo Design’s Full-Service Wedding Planning Includes Impeccable Service, Amazing Florals, & Décor

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Regalo Design has long been one of Nashville’s go-to vendors for exceptional wedding planning services, lush floral arrangements, and beautiful décor options.  Starting with their own big day, Regalo’s owners, Sarah and Damon have been involved in the wedding industry for almost 10 years.

What many may not know is that Regalo Design offers full-service wedding planning options, with personalized service that ensures your day will be exactly what you’ve dreamed.  To find out more about what their new full-service option provides, we recently talked with Sarah.  Check out our interview with this planner extraordinaire below!

What does your full-service option provide for brides and their families?
This option provides the ability to enjoy the planning process and most importantly the wedding day.  Too often we speak with brides who are overwhelmed and stressed out by the wedding planning process, which can take an emotional toll on anyone.  At Regalo Design, we strive to build relationships with our clients so that we can better serve them not just on the day of, but throughout the whole experience.  To us, it is more than just planning a wedding.  We actually care that your day is perfect as you begin your life with the one you have chosen to spend forever.

 

 

How is this offering different from a partial planning session with Regalo?
It doesn’t matter which service a bride chooses, we still have to do the same amount of work on the day of.  The difference with the partial planning package and the full-service option is time and connections.  The partial planning begins two months prior to the wedding.  For some brides, this is all they need, but for others, they feel overwhelmed at the thought of completing all of the details in the final months leading up to the wedding.  For the full service option, at the two-month point, we are almost done with the details of the day so that they can relax and enjoy time with family, friends, and most importantly…their fiancé!

Does the full service package provide florals, linens, and rentals?
The full-service planning package includes full-service planning from engagement to wedding day, as well as our planning center, a rehearsal coordinator, day-of staff to take care of full set up and tear down, and flowers and décor such as centerpieces, draping, & lighting.  We are not a rental company, so we do not have tables, chairs, tents, dance floors, linens and china.  However, we do book all of that for our clients if needed through amazing rental companies.  We DO have all of the embellishments such as centerpieces, arches, lanterns, table embellishments, draping, string lights, up lights, and all of the décor pieces that create the atmosphere on your wedding day.


 
What kinds of things do brides and their families most appreciate about going with a full-service package with Regalo?
They appreciate the fact that we are their advocate and we have their best interest in mind.  Damon and I had an amazing wedding day, but that day was almost 10 years ago.  Our job is not to give our clients OUR wedding day; our job is to give them THEIR wedding day!  We do this by listening to what our clients want and what their needs are.  It isn’t about us or anyone else on that day.  It is all about the bride and groom! We truly stay focused on that and try to avoid outside factors that can ruin a bride & groom’s day.

 


What would you say to a bride who is considering going with a day-of package or trying to plan their wedding on their own?
At the very least, find a day-of planner.  There are so many things that can happen on the day-of and it is so important to have a professional in place on the wedding day to take care of any situations that might arise.

 


 

What is your favorite part of the wedding day?
My favorite part is when I close the doors before the bride enters the ceremony. I am standing there with just the bride and whomever is walking her down the aisle. There is such peace in that moment that is unexplainable. The emotion is so raw and genuine and every week when I see a bride who is about to see her groom, it amazes me. Very few people get to experience this moment and I am so blessed to be a part of it. In that moment, we are reminded that this is what it is all about, and it is wonderful to see the bride’s love just waiting to burst through the doors to greet her groom.

 

To talk with Regalo Design about planning your big day, please contact Sarah and Damon by email at info@regalodesign.com, by phone at 615-238-7937, or at regalodesign.com.

Posted by Jenn Dobbins | Filed under: Helpful Vendor Interviews!, Florals, Details & Design , Luxury Nashville Wedding Finds, Wedding Planners & Coordinators, Wedding Style - Classic, Wedding Style - Garden, Outdoor, Wedding Style - Rustic, Farm , 0 comments »

Meet Wild Cotton Photography: Capturing Emotions, Creating Lifelong Memories

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Your wedding will be one of the happiest days of your life, and your wedding photographs will help those memories live on.  Photos capture moments of pure joy and happiness for not only you to cherish, but for your children and grandchildren in the future.

Aly, of Wild Cotton Photography, captures those lifelong memories in honest, candid photographs.  She strives to make her clients feel comfortable while capturing the raw emotions of the day.  

We've featured many of Aly's Nashville weddings, which we're sure you've enjoyed, but do you know the person behind the lens?  If you haven't hired your wedding photographer, take a few minutes to get to know Aly and see what Wild Cotton Photography has to offer for your wedding. 

Tell me about your service offering.

I shoot weddings and portraits in Nashville, Charleston, & occasionally other places!

How many years have you been in business?

Four.


How did you get started in weddings?

The very first wedding I shot was that of some close friends of mine, and after that, I was hooked! 

 



What do you like most about weddings?

A lot of things!  I still cry at almost every wedding I shoot.  (I have gotten made fun of by guests for that at a few weddings!)  I love that all of the bride and groom’s favorite people are in the same place, which almost never happens!  It is fun seeing everyone come together to support a couple.  I love first looks, something about them is so intimate and romantic to me.  I love seeing a bride and groom become fully comfortable with themselves individually and as a couple throughout the course of the day.  There is something about getting married that brings a lot of security to you as an individual - knowing that you are fully known and loved by someone. 

 



What’s your favorite wedding picture or video and why?

Although I am as obsessed with wedding details as every other girl, I love capturing moments that you would want to show your kids.  Some of my favorite images to date are very emotional ones to me. like one of a mom seeing her daughter in her wedding dress and crying, one of a groom grinning like he won the lottery as his bride walks down the aisle, a groom wiping away the tears on a brides face during the ceremony. The other thing that really makes me love a photo is amazing light. 


What is your service philosophy?


I want my brides to feel like they are my friends (mostly because they do become friends)!  I love grabbing coffee with clients and hearing about wedding planning, their pets, jobs, etc. 
 



What are your strengths compared to others in your category? 

I think I am very good at making people feel comfortable.  I have had a lot of clients (as well as their wedding parties) tell me that they were surprised that they had a lot of fun taking pictures!  I feel like the photographs I take show that the couples trust me and feel at ease being themselves. 

 


What attracts brides to your service/company?

Many of my clients come from word of mouth referrals from past clients.  That is one of the biggest compliments to me, because it means that my brides loved their photos enough to recommend me to their friends. Clients that have found me online often say that they love the natural feel to my images, as well as the lighting. 



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

Recommendations from other brides, feeling a connection to the images, and liking my style of photography.

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

Most of my clients are fun, laidback, and genuine.  (Ex: They bring their dog on their engagement shoot!)  They care about their photos and their wedding day timeline reflects that.  They have weddings that aren’t just “trendy,” but that reflect their personal style.

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

Two things:
-More and more couples are choosing to do a first look, which I love.  It usually is the only time during a wedding day that the bride and groom are actually alone!  First looks make for some really romantic, intimate images that I love.
-Instagram!  I love that couples are choosing wedding hashtags where everyone can tag their images from the day, including me!  I love instagram and enjoy posting wedding previews on there as well as FB.

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

Company Name: Wild Cotton Photography

Main Contact: Aly Greer Schimpff

Phone Number: 615-601-2686

Email Address: aly@wildcottonphotography.com
Follow them on Instagram: @wildcottonphoto

Become a Facebook fan: Wild Cotton Photography

Posted by Holly Nashville Newlywed | Filed under: Helpful Vendor Interviews!, Photography, 0 comments »

Vendor Spotlight: Audio Video Art, the Nashville Video Company with Years of Experience in Weddings

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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.

wedding videographer audio visual art nashville

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?

12

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.  

 

Leslie & Drew's wedding at Christ the King Church

 

 

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.

Jill & Daniel's wedding at The Hermitage Hotel

 

 

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  

(This feature originally appeared in Nov 2013.  We are resharing the interview for the benefit of Nashville's newly engaged brides.)

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