We Still Do!

Greetings ~

How did 6 months pass and we didn’t share any of our favorites!!  Oh goodness friends so so so sorry!!  We are working on getting stories up ASAP!!  Alas we have seen many lovely I DO’s in the last few months and today I am sharing one that well it’s just MAGICAL!

Anytime a couple says I DO is amazing to us but Judith and John after 25 years came before us and said WE STILL DO!!  And that my friends in this day and age is so so so MAGICAL.

On a cool, crisp Dec evening with their children, grandchildren and great grand child in attendance they stood once again before each other and said yes WE STILL DO.  We still promise to love each other in sickness and health, for better or worse, and for richer or poorer.  Many thanks to Kate Jeans Photography for capturing these sweet moments.

Ceremony Venue – Crystal Gazebo @ Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Reception – Old Hickory Steakhouse Balcony
Photography – Kate Jeans Photography
Floral – Gaylord Opryland Horticulture
Cake – Dawn Joy Hodges
Hair and Make Up – Cassandra Hager Salon

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A Summer Affair ~ The Barn on Willis Branch

Greetings ~

We kicked off June with a fabulous affair full of love and laughter that surely ended with a happily ever after!  Summer and Richard shared their special day with family and friends from all over. Congratulations again Summer and Richard and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your MAGICAL day. Here are a few photos from the big day!

As always we could not do this without all of the fabulous vendors necessary to make dreams come true!

Flowers – Kristie Ryan

DJ – BJ Suter

Videography – Chris Wheeler Films

Photography – Scoobie’s Photographic Images

Caterer – Rosemary Lane Catering

Cake – Mama Java’s

Draping – Visual Elements 

Venue – The Barn on Willis Branch

 

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Allow us to introduce – The East African Petal Company

Greetings ~

If you have followed this blog for awhile or if you know me (Courtney) personally then you already know the LOVE I have for East Africa.  Well now you to can LOVE the countries that mean so much to me!

While Kenneth (the husband) and I were at Catersource last month we came upon a new company – The East African Petal Company – and of course I couldn’t be more excited to share them with you!!!

This company is employing women, protecting wildlife, AND supplying gorgeous petals for weddings and events.  I mean really what more do you need to know?!?!?!

Here are a few photos I grabbed while at their booth.  Want to learn more about them?  Visit them on line – The East African Petal Company

Wishing you a MAGICAL day ~

Courtney

 

 

 

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Cinderella Inspired ~

Today is a big day at the AMA office! Walt Disney Pictures release the newest addition of Cinderella and we couldn’t be more excited.  Coming from a background with the Disney company we thought it only fitting that we take some time out of our week and create a Cinderella Inspired photoshoot!

So with a wave of a magic wand (or a few calls to awesome vendors) we were off for the transformation!!

 

Planning and Design – A Magical Affair 

Venue – Magnolia Ballroom inside the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

Photography – Frozen Exposure

Videography – Frozen Exposure 

Dress – Glitz Bridal

Hair and Make Up – Cayla Poindexter with Salon Affinity

Lighting and Special Effects – Snyder Entertainment  

Stationery – Platypus Papers 

Rentals – Liberty Party Rental

Floral – Branching Out Event Florist 

Linen – Connie Duglin Linen

Model – Megan Kathleen Dillingham

We promise to share more from this amazing day as they become available!

And REMEMBER

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Krisie and David

Greetings!

2014 was an eventful year to say the least! March 9th was the day I became aware of how extremely intriguing it is when a wedding planner gets married. Most often I heard something like:

“Oh! you must already have it all planned out!”

This was always my favorite because people were shocked to hear that I didn’t.  To be completely honest, I never had the secret pinboard that all 20-somethings are slightly ashamed to admit pinning to. You know.. the “My Future Wedding” one.  I just figured, when I got engaged I wouldn’t still be into whatever I was currently pinning.

“I bet your fiancé is relieved you’re a planner”

David was a trooper, but I can’t say he was relieved. Maybe bursting through the bedroom door at 3:00am covered in DIY project remnants exclaiming “I FOUND THE PERFECT VENUE!” was a bit much?

“It must be a breeze for you!”

 Yes, in some aspects it was very helpful to have experience but by no means would I say it made wedding planning a breeze. At the end of the day, I was still a typical bride with “bride brain” sorting the pros and cons of wearing my hair up or down.

“Tell me about everything you have planned!”

 Always a fun one… especially when coming from someone who doesn’t know me very well. “Well, we are having an old world circus theme.” This statement never failed to provoke an interesting response. Excitement, confusion, fear, relief, you name it!  What remained consistent was the want to know  where the idea came from and how it was executed(for those not at the wedding.) From that… A blog was inspired!

The 1930s, animals, feathers, glitter, the movie “Water for Elephants”… Put them all together and what do you get?!?! An old world circus inspired wedding! I threw the idea out to David half expecting him to shut me down immediately.  Surprisingly, he was completely on board!

If you have seen “Water for Elephants” you’ll know it fails to include Jacob and Marlena’s wedding. And if you are anything like me, your brain automatically began dreaming up what the wedding of a couple traveling with the circus would have been like….

I would expect the ceremony to look somewhat impromptu. Almost as if the train stopped and everyone aboard unloaded a chair and took a seat.

And what better than to use pieces of the tent as a ceremony backdrop and entryway for the bridal party?

Vows were exchanged and then the train was full steam ahead for the next train station.

Upon arrival to the train station it was only a matter of time before the celebration began.

It’s certainly true that the circus will always be a good time!

A HUGE thanks to all the vendors who made this such a MAGICAL day!

Wedding Planning-A Magical Affair

Photography-Nashville Photography Group

Videography-John Jordan Films

Rentals-Classic Party Rental

Floral-Belles Fleurs

Draping-Visual Elements/Quest Drape

Cake- Nashville Sweets

DJ/Uplighting-Snyder Entertainment

Venue-Percy Warner Park

Marathon Village

Catering/Bartending-Jessica Gilbert Catering

 

~Wishing you a MAGICAL day~

Krisie

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