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Stylist Secrets: Design Your Own Wedding Vignettes

August 30, 2012

If you are in the Nashville or surrounding areas, you are in for a treat!  The Skillery is presenting a new class, Stylist Secrets: Design Your Own Wedding Vignettes on September 17th!  The class will be taught by the amazing Elizabeth Ulrich, who founded Stockroom Vintage.  Below is a sneak peek at what all you will learn at the class but definitely check out the event site to learn more & register!




Modern Trousseau Nashville, White Hot Summer Soiree

August 24, 2012

Last month I attended the Modern Trousseau Nashville White Hot Summer Soiree, and what a party! Mary Claire, the store manager, did a fantastic job putting this event together. I was excited to see the space since I hadn’t been before and also see all of their beautiful gowns. Ladies, if you’re looking for a custom made wedding dress this is your place to shop. Each bridal design can be tailored to a bride’s individual style and all of the Nashville gowns are designed and made in the USA.

Rocket Fizz greeted us as we walked in the door with their artisan sodas and salt water taffy. We sipped white wine and champagne and had gourmet appetizer’s to snack on from Sambuca CateringJulia from Scratch brought in macaroons, cupcakes and chocolate tortes that were divine. I might have had 2…or 3. 🙂

The night ended with a fashion show of some lovely Modern Trousseau bridal gowns and evening wear. The models were accompanied by “grooms” that were outfitted by J.Michael’s Clothiers. Brocade Designs completed the looks with boutonnieres and bouquet’s.

Thank you Mary Claire for throwing such a fabulous party, looking forward to the next one!

Photos provided by Laurie Dallriva Photography and Michelle Hartz


Sephora Bridal Event

August 3, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to attend the Sephora Bridal Event at The Green Hills Mall in Nashville. Lindsey Monger of The Venue Store hosted the event and it was so fun! If you haven’t had a chance to check out The Venue Store please do. They are a local event booking and coordinating company. This is a fantastic service that Lindsey provides for not only brides but also corporate events. If you’re looking for a venue and don’t know where to begin simply email them with event specifics and they’ll do the rest, how easy is that?!

Perl Catering brought in delicious snacks for everyone to enjoy while they we browsed around the store. My favorite was the biscuit bar with ham and homemade preserves.
Susie’s Sweets was there with cupcakes, apricot strudel and chocolate brownies, I tried the strudel and it heavenly.

Kelsey, a makeup artist with Sephora was giving complementary makeup applications. It was a big hit with the brides!

We all left with a gift bags from Sephora filled with lots of samples and fun makeup to play with. Thank you to Lindsey and Sephora for putting on a great event, I’m looking forward to the next one!

Images provided by Kathryn Russell Photography 



Leap in the City Event at Sambuca

April 18, 2012

I was so excited to be invited by Michelle of Burlap and Brooches and Sara Fried of Fete Nashville to their Leap in the City Event at Sambuca this past February. Sambuca is a great local restaurant here in Nashville and happens to be one of my favorites. They have a newly expanded Sky loft Lounge designed for 70-100 guests and it’s ready to host rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and bachelorette parties. The food was wonderful and I had my first ever bacon wrapped Quail which was really good! 🙂

Dulce Desserts made the most delicious cupcakes and I was happy to find out they make most of the desserts for Sambuca’s special events. The lush flower arrangements were by Ricky Minder of Ode Floral Artistry and the detailed charcoal and candy apple red linens were provided by Jennifer Byler of Connie Duglin Linens.

Daiva Grubb of Designs in August whom I had the pleasure meeting that night created the logo and paper designs for the event and I loved how they turned out.

Melissa McBryde of Grand Avenue Transportation provided the fancy Mercedes Benz for the fun photo shoot outside.

The always charming and very talented Gregory Byerline was the photographer for the night. Thank you again to Michelle and Sara for throwing such a fun party!

Other sponsers for the night: Nashville Audio Visual  // Chris Wheeler Films // Reed Thomas Lawrence