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Boys will be Boys – Remembering the Groom

July 15, 2010

Most of the joy and celebration for a Wedding is usually around the bride.  That is very understandable – with showers and gifts flowing in her direction from the day the engagement ring was placed on her finger until she walks down the aisle.  It’s a constant celebration.  During that time, its always fascinating to see how the groom is involved.  Whether it’s with a couples shower or just a few of the guys hanging out.  But one idea that’s always a fabulous idea is getting all the guys together for an afternoon – and going to get a close shave.  I have learned that this is something all men find as a treat, but not many actually do for themselves.  Why don’t you take a trip to your local Uncle Classic Babershop.  With now two locations in Nashville – Brentwood and Belle Meade – there should be one close by.  For under 40 bucks each of your groom and groomsmen can be treated to a straight razor shave with all the trimmings.  Truly, a guy should feel pampered too!

Awesome Image courtesy of: Jessica Lewis Photography


Entertainment + Artwork at Your Reception

March 17, 2010

So much of a wedding is about capturing moments. Photography is the most popular means of moment-catching and indeed my favorite. But a wedding detail that I recently came across and just love is the hiring of a talented artist to paint a watercolor of the reception. It is a whimsical piece of art that evokes the mood of the event itself. Of course it helps if the space is interesting.

There are a couple of options: 1. you could have your photographer take a few overview pics to send to the artist or 2. you can have the artist attend and work on the painting right there during the event. I prefer the latter of the two – it would be so much fun for the guests to watch the artist at work.

This idea can also be a great gift for the bride and groom from friends or family… just be sure to run the details by the planner. What a fun surprise!

This watercolor painting was created on location by artist Isaac Alexander at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR.