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

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Courtney

 

 

 

It Takes A Village ~

Greetings ~

As a mom of 2 small boys I hear that comment often and it really is true.  It does take a village!!  But that same comment applies to the wedding world as well.  Without an amazing “village” of vendors weddings, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs and the likes of other special events could not happen as well as they do! Yesterday was no exception as we ended a 2 wedding weekend we headed straight into the 1st Sumner County Venue Crawl.  An opportunity for bride’s to come out alongside their grooms and family and friends and experience 16 venues across the county.  We were out at The Barn on Willis Branch  in Goodlettesville.  And while the rain came down our amazing village loaded in and set up for an afternoon experience.  We are so grateful for the many brides and vendors who came out from 12-4!  We sincerely hope they enjoyed the Barn and the experience as much as we enjoyed creating it.  Here are a few photos from the day.

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Want to know more about our village and the amazing villagers who created the looks for The Barn on Willis Branch?

Belles Fleurs – Floral

Covered with Icing – Cakes

Liberty Party Rentals – Rental Items

Visual Elements – Draping

Kathy’s Sugar and Spice – Catering

Scoobie’s Photographic Images – Photography

I DO Rentals

Wishing you a MAGICAL Day ~

Courtney

 

Opulence in Orchid – Our Entry into The Special Event 2014

Greetings ~

Hello and welcome to 2014!!  It sure entered like gangbusters here at the AMA offices!!  Towards the very end of 2013 we were tasked with creating a tabletop design for the 2014 Special Event tradeshow and conference coming to Nashville Jan 7th – 11th.  Now with the holidays being in the mix I’m not gonna lie we were a wee bit worried about creating an amazing design.  But alas when you get a call like that there is nothing else to do but say yes.  So Krisie started right in on the design and brought along some of our favorite vendors to help bring Opulence in Orchid to life!

We were beyond thrilled when we learned on Jan 8th that our table had WON in the category of tabletop design under $1,000 per table.  So now that the dust has settled and everyone has left the tradeshow floor and gone home we wanted to share with you some of the stunning photos courtesy of Scoobie’s Photographic Images and JMF.Photography – we hope you enjoy!!

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Many many many thanks to all the amazing vendors who worked so diligently over the holiday season to bring this to life!  Huge Congrats to Krisie for creating the look!

Vendors we love ~

Belles Fleurs

Dragonfly Custom Design

Music City Tents and Events

 

Wishing you a MAGICAL day ~

Courtney

The Wizarding World of Simon ~

Greetings Friends ~

Today I bring you such a fun post that is a little over a year in the making.  We all know that A Magical Affair does weddings BUT we also do some really cool other stuff and today’s story is no different!  I want to tell you about Simon – Simon is an amazing kiddo here in Nashville who absolutely adores Harry Potter so as his Bar Mitzvah approached his sweet mama Mindy knew it had to be all things Harry Potter.  Mindy was a great DIY mom she handcrafted invitations and wands and scrolls with spells and so much more for the kiddos that would attend the evening soiree!  BUT she also knew her limit and called us in well in advance to help pull off a MAGICAL evening for her and her family!  The results are in and thanks to so many AMAZING vendors we can surely say this is an event even Harry himself would of been proud to attend.  Enjoy the photos from Scoobie’s Photographic Images and at the bottom be sure to check out all the fabulous and creative vendors we worked with to make this night possible!

 

MAZEL TOV Simon – Thank you for letting us be a part of your big day!

 

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Vendors we ADORE for this MAGICAL event ~

The Temple – Location Location Location

The Chef and I – our caterers for the evening

Scoobie’s Photographic Images – not only were they photographer they had an awesome greenscreen photobooth with Harry Potter

Partytime Nashville – the amazing lighting and gobo’s you see

Nashville Party Authority – the wonderful DJ for the evening

Platypus Papers  – Creators of our Daily Prophet

Connie Duglin Linen – it isn’t an event without speciality linen

Blue Nova Designs – The creators of our lovely brick wall on platform 9 3/4

Wishing you a MAGICAL day ~

Courtney

Wedding Cake Wednesday ~

Greetings ~

As I was updating some photos I realized I had a bunch of wedding cake photos that I had not shared here! So I thought I would take today and share with you some of the amazing cakes we have had in the last couple of weeks!!

 

A delicious multi tier cake for a wedding @ Gaylord Springs - many thanks to the pastry team @ Gaylord Opryland for this creation

A delicious multi tier cake for a wedding @ Gaylord Springs – many thanks to the pastry team @ Gaylord Opryland for this creation

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Family of the groom provided this sweet grooms cake

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The groom is with the Williamson County Sheriff’s office and Kay Mc Confections did a marvelous job on this chocolate cake

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Nothing says wedding cake quiet like this gorgeous cake by Kay Mc Confections

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A delightful cake with fresh floral

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He proposed on Friday morning and they wed on Saturday afternoon!

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Just because you are eloping doesn’t mean you can’t have cake

Many thanks to Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center and Kay Mc Confections for providing these delicious desserts

Wishing you a MAGICAL day from Music City ~

Courtney