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Nashville Event Collective: A Collaborative Group of Wedding Professionals {Part 2}

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Yesterday, we met half of the wonderful team of Nashville Event Collective - a collaborative group of Nashville wedding professionals! Today we'll finish out the round and meet the people behind Whiskey Teacup and Anchor Films. Speaking of Anchor Films, Davis put together a wonderful video of our time at Nashville Event Collective - take a look:

Nashville Event Collective Interview from Anchor Films on Vimeo.

We clinked our glasses and at some yummy treats as we gathered around to chat about our businesses! And now I'd like to introduce you to Anchor Films + Whiskey Teacup!

Meet Anchor Films

Davis:  I grew up making home videos since the age of 10 and falling in love with film making. I was working my first job at a local bakery when a friend of a friend knew my passion for film and let me know that a company he freelances for had a full time opening. I went in for a interview the next day and got the job having no knowledge of how to film a wedding and how to use any of the camera equipment or edited programs at the time. The owner and I became very close and I learned a lot in the craft while also experiencing how to run a business. I worked and trained there for around 5 years. In 2013, I started Anchor Films with a previous employee for the company who lived in Charleston, SC. We started with the idea to offer a more intimate personal wedding film to our clients and have grown a lot over the past few years.

Davis: Nashville Event Collective was exactly what we were looking to be a part of and was introduced to use without even searching it out - getting to know everyone who was involved and seeing what each had to offer as a team. After getting to sit down and have a face to face meeting and then to be offered a spot as part of the team, we couldn't pass it up.


Meet Whiskey Teacup

Kristina: Whiskey Teacup custom make everything from event signage and cake toppers, to table toppers, and place cards, to gifts and unique keepsakes. Whiskey Teacup is a family owned company, and have more than 25 years experience in the sign, construction, interior design, floral and event industry. We saw a gap both here and nationally in terms of custom designed and made products tailored for the wedding industry. 90% percent of our competiotrs are cookie cutter, mass produced products made offshore and we wanted to give planners and brides a choice of better custom made products taht are made here. 

Kristina: Joining NEC was a great opportunity to be with other like minded professionals who are passionate about their offerings. It was also an opportunity for us to showcase our products to planners and brides alike in a relaxed professional atmosphere.

Wow I had such an incredible experience getting to know the professionals behind Nashville Event Collective! You can follow along with their stories on Instagram or make an appointment at their East Nashville location. Thanks to each and every one of you for being a part of this in-depth interview! 

Links to Instagram:

Nashville Event Collective

Anchor Films

Whiskey Teacup

Abigail Volkmann Photography

Fanciful Ink

Laurie D'Anne Events

Photos by Abigail Volkmann Photography

Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Helpful Vendor Interviews!, Guests, Gifts & Favors, Unique Wedding Ideas, Videography, Wedding Planners & Coordinators, Wedding Resources, 0 comments »

Artist Aaron Goodvin Features His Nashville Wedding in “Woman in Love” Music Video

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

When a local country artist gets married, the whole town of Nashville jumps for joy! That was the case with Aaron Goodvin! He and his wife Victoria wed at Franklin's Autumn Crest Farm this past August. Aaron + Victoria's wedding footage was so cinematic and inspiring that he featured it in his new music video for "Woman in Love". The rolling hills of Autumn Crest Farm in the background set the scene for Aaron singing about his one true love - Victoria! Aaron Goodvin is no stranger to the music business with songs credited for artists such as Luke Bryan, Scotty McCreery and Cole Swindell. Check out the gorgeous video featuring footage from their actual wedding day!

Aaron + Victoria

Autumn Crest Farms


Wedding Team:

Planning, Flowers and Decor | Regalo Design

Photography | Nathan Westerfield

Hair and Makeup | Shear Hotness

Dress | Posh Bridal, Matthew Bridal

Ceremony and Reception Site | Autumn Crest Farm

Rentals | Southern Events

Catering | Chef Penelope

Cake | Signature Cakes by Vicki

Ceremony and Reception Music | Snyder Entertainment

Videographer | Brandon Rice Films

Music Video | Directed by Emma Higgins, Produced by The Field, and Cinematography by Christina Ienna

How did you and your wife meet? Tell us your love story!

Aaron: Victoria and I initially met in Key West, at the Key West Songwriters Festival. But it was very brief and I openly admit I don't remember meeting her there. She took a picture of me and a couple friends at the pool that day. 6 months later in front of the Bar "Losers" in mid-town i was heading out and she was heading in walking with a friend of mine who said "Aaron, do you know Victoria?" I said "I don't believe I have," and she said, "Actually..." and I was like man, how could I not remember her? The conversation ended that night like this and I began to walk to my truck to head home she said, "maybe we do need to hang out sometime" and I asked, "do I need to get your number?" And the rest is history!

How long have you been playing music?

Aaron: I started singing in karaoke/talent competitions at 11. Started playing guitar and writing songs at 12. So I would say coming up on 20 years.

How would you describe your musical style?

Aaron: I like to call it "real" music. Thats why I always loved country music because it always seemed to be talking about the truth and real things that happen in real life. I have always been influenced by great songs and undeniable hits. If you like Eric Church and Randy Houser You'll love my stuff.

Why did you want to feature your wedding in your music video?

Aaron: It actually wasn't the original plan at all. The initial treatment for the video was I was going to playing in the background while a different couple got "married." My publiscist at Warner Canada, Steve Waxman, was the one who piped up in a meeting and said, "Hello, isn't Aaron getting married at the end of the month? Why don't we just shoot his wedding." I think everyone was hesitant at first and was mostly worried about what Victoria would think of that. Her being the amazingly supportive woman she is, said, "Ya, I love it. We have to do it."

What is the meaning behind the song?

Aaron: "Woman in Love" is really just a feel-good song about how a woman looks and feels when she is in love. Everything around her just seems to light up . What I love most about this song is we wrote it (Brice Long, Bart Butler & I) without it coming off too soft and fluffy. That's always the challenge when it comes to songs like this. I feel like it connects so well because it just is what it is.

Thank you so much for sharing your story with us Aaron! You can check out more of Aaron's music on his website here

All photos by Nathan Westerfield.

Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Nashville-Style, Bands, DJs, Music, Real Nashville Weddings, Videography, Wedding Style - Garden, Outdoor, Wedding Style - Rustic, Farm , 0 comments »

Modern Vintage Events Shows Creative Wedding Planning Process in Video

Thursday, October 27, 2016

When you're a weddding planner, conveying what all you do to brides is not always the easiest thing! So Jessie and Becca of Modern Vintage Events got in front of the camera to show what wedding planning looks like. From setting the tables to coming up with a timeline, Modern Vintage Events carefully crafts each and every part of your wedding to make it one spectacular day! Take a look at their video below filmed by Alex Belew and edited by Nick Bastoky. Plus, Becca gives us a behind the scenes look at what went into making the video in her interview below!


Meet Modern Vintage Events from Jessie Pinson on Vimeo.

Filming: Alex Belew, Editing: Nick Bastoky


What all went into making the Modern Vintage video?

Becca: We started with an idea about how we could convey a bit more about what exactly goes into planning a wedding. We knew we wanted a time lapse of a wedding day and we wanted someone to capture us doing what we do, interacting with a couple and helping them make decisions about their wedding day.  We planned for the time lapse for one of our weddings and had a videographer follow us on a day full of meetings with an out of town couple. We got together later to film us talking about why we do what we do and why we love it.  We definitely had to laugh at ourselves behind the scenes while we were filming this! 

How did you choose what footage to add?

Becca: Alex actually curated the footage for us. The video started out a little bit longer and we condensed it just a bit, hitting on all the major points of what we do. We guided him in that we wanted to show us in action both at a wedding and prior to a wedding and wanted to be able to explain in a bit more detail who we are.

What do you want to convey to brides about Modern Vintage through the video?

Becca: We started the process by really wanting to show what a wedding planner, Modern Vintage in particular, does. We feel like a lot of people don't fully understand the scope of what we handle and the amount of work and pressure we take off a couple. We spend countless, sometimes up to 200 hours, planning a wedding and put a lot of heart into each one and really try to get to know our couples to make their wedding day a reflection of them. With this video we wanted to convey a bit more about what we do and why we do it.

What else would you like brides to know about the video?

Becca: We had a lot of fun making this video. We tried to think about it from a couple's perspective on what they might be interested in and what they may not know or realize about wedding planning.


To learn more about Modern Vintage Events, visit their website and see their gorgeous wedding portfolio! You can also follow Modern Vintage Events on Instagram!

Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Advice & Planning, Videography, Wedding Planners & Coordinators, 0 comments »

Frozen Exposure Opens New Photo Studio in Green Hills

Monday, May 16, 2016

Husband and wife team Bobby and Tanya Macks of Frozen Exposure have opened a new photography studio. Located in the heart of Green Hills (you can literally walk to the mall!), you can schedule your wedding photography meeting easily before or after running errands.

Bobby and Tanya’s fun and free spirit is captured in their pink and gold glittery decor and unicorn flair. With beautifully framed photos lining the walls along with video clips displayed on their monitor, the studio showcases the best work of Frozen Exposure. And boy do Bobby and Tanya have quite the portfolio photographing couples since the company’s inception 7 years ago.

Tanya's office setup is definitely on my list of #officegoals. Am I right?

Like what you see? Check out more of their portfolio at Trust me you'll want to hire them - they’re so fun to work with and their style is on point!

All photos from Frozen Exposure’s Instagram Page.

Posted by Alyssa | Filed under: Photo Booth, Photography, Videography, 0 comments »

Ashley and John Praise Unobtrusive Wedding Videographer; View Their Video Teaser

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The best wedding videographers and photographers not only capture the best of your day but do so without impacting the moment.  I attended a wedding once where the photographer continued to hop in front of everyone and remained intrusive throughout the day.  That's not what you want yet, the only way to select a vendor does better is by listening to past clients.  The reality is: no matter how great the product after the fact, an obtrusive videographer can ruin your day and leave a bad taste for years to come.

Ashley and John got married last Ocober at Legacy Farms and posted a review online that might help all of you brides and grooms.  The couple worked with Matt of Audio Video Art, who has video'd hundreds of Nashville brides.  What stood out to Ashley: how natural Matt captured her wedding.  

Read her review below and see her wedding teaser for yourself.



Audio Video Art can be contacted for Tennessee weddings by calling 615-783-1536. Or, enjoy more Nashville wedding videos by Audio Video Art by clicking here.

Posted by Ashley King | Filed under: Real Nashville Brides, Videography, 0 comments »