Tabi and Turk ~ A September to Remember

Greetings ~

Oh I am sooo excited to have these photos!  Many thanks to Celladora Wedding Photography for sharing them with us.  Tabi and Turk were married in a sweet ceremony inside the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in the heart of Nashville TN.  Once the ceremony was complete the guests were whisked away to the cocktail hour so that the ceremony area could be transformed into the wedding reception of their dreams.  I believe I will let the photos speak for themselves.

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Well there you have it!  Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs!!!  Many many thanks to ALL the amazing vendors who made this day a MAGICAL one

Celladora Wedding Photography

John Jordan Films

Connie Duglin Linens 

Platypus Papers 

Kay Mc Confections

Snyder Entertainment (for lighting)

Repeat after me Nashville

Music City Tents and Events

Branching Out Event Florist

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel – Nashville

Wishing you a MAGICAL day ~

Courtney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menu Monday ~

Greetings ~

Since coming back from East Africa last month I have had the fabulous opportunity to attend a number of tastings for some up coming weddings.  I have shared the photos on facebook and instagram but wanted to make  sure you my faithful readers were able to see all the yummy goodness.

Choosing a menu is hard and tastings are a great way to see how the food looks, how it will be presented and what it tastes like!  Here is a sampling of some of my recent tastings

 

Tasty Hors d'oeuvres from G Catering

Tasty Hors d’oeuvres from G Catering

A twist on cheesecake

A twist on cheesecake from G Catering

Yummy Roasted veggies and a twist on the black and bleu salad

Yummy Roasted veggies and a twist on the black and bleu salad

Salad Options

Salad options side by side created by the Gaylord Opryland Resort

Chicken Salmon Chicken

Decisions decisions what would you choose?

Salad options on display

Salad display plates – which would you choose

The final version of the entrees

The final version of the entrees

CAKE

No other words needed – it’s CAKE time

Want to know more about these 2 awesome caterers?  Check out their sites and tell them A Magical Affair sent you!

G Catering

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center Weddings

 

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

 

Bon Appétit

There are so many important decisions that couples have to make make during the process of planning their wedding. The choice of food that will be served at your wedding can be one of the most important, and difficult decisions that you will have to make. You will have to consider many things while picking out foods for the evening such as, guests who might have food allergies, food for children, and possible vegetarian options. Most importantly, it’s about what you, the couple loves.

There are different styles of tastings that venues offer to couples. Some venues offer group tastings, and other offer private tastings. Gaylord Opryland offers a private tasting that is as much about the food, as it is about the experience. Couples get to sit down with their wedding coordinators and finalize wedding details, while sampling amazing foods and desserts. With every dish you sample, the Chef comes out and explains what you will be trying. They are happy to answer any questions that couples may have about the presentation of the dishes, or the ingredients used to create them.

Of course, the best part of the tasting is getting to sample an array of cakes, cream fillings, and icings to create your dream wedding cake. Couples that have their weddings at Opryland Hotel get the opportunity to have their dream wedding cake made within the hotel, and delivered to their receptions the day of their wedding. While sampling cakes, you can mix and match different combinations to find out what tastes the best to you. Believe me, it’s hard to choose just one, and you don’t have to! You can choose to have every tier a different cake, so everyone can get their favorite combinations. After you have chosen your favorite cakes, cream fillings, and icings, the Chef helps you build and customize your wedding cake.

Wedding tastings are a fun experience that couples get to share together. During the hectic time of planning your wedding, it’s great to have a little fun with your loved one, and take this time to truly enjoy your engagement, while planning a lifetime of happiness together.

Wish you a magical day!

Save the date for the best Bridal show in town!

Save the Date!

On February 17th join us for the Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Nashville Bridal Shows and wedding events are a fun and exciting way to learn about wedding trends and fashions, as well as a great way to find local wedding professionals.
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Where:
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
Time: 12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Tickets-available at the door for $10.00, and online for $10.00. If you purchase your tickets online, there is a BOGO offer available.
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Attending a bridal show can get a little overwhelming, especially if it’s your first one. Here are some tips to help you enjoy your time and make the most out of your visit.
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What to expect:
-You will meet over 100 of Nashville’s most experienced and respected wedding professionals.
-First 100 brides receive a BRIDE tote bag filled with goodies at the door
-Reception tables will feature unique floral designs, trends and ideas to incorporate into your own wedding.
-Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cake samples, desserts & more will be available for you to try.
-There will be complimentary hair and makeup trials, massages, facials & more.
-There will be complimentary photobooths, specialty services & more for you to experience.
-Come and see the latest trends, greatest gifts & get ideas to make your wedding day perfect!
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Preparation
Visit the Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show’s website to get an idea of the things you will see, and the vendors you will meet.
Come with a game plan. If there are certain things that you want to see and experience, make a note of it to make sure you don’t miss it.
Know the date and budget of your wedding- this will be beneficial for when you meet and talk with vendors, and see the products and services they have to offer.
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Survival Kit – helpful things to bring:
-business cards, or something you can put your information on for vendors (name, tentative wedding date, phone number, email)
-comfortable shoes
-note pad, to keep track of vendors and ideas you like
-swatches if you already know your color scheme to show vendors, and see how your color scheme will go with different products
-a list of questions for vendors so you don’t forget any information you need/want to know
-tissues
-aspirin
-water
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Who to Bring?
A few close friends or family members, too many people can make the event a little overwhelming.
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Most Importantly remember to have FUN! This day is all about you and your wedding, enjoy it!
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For more information, please visit the website:
http://nashville.perfectweddingguide.com/events/bridal-shows/10796/details/