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P.S. The Junior League’s ‘Tis the Season Marketplace will also be going on in The Factory.  So, do a little wedding planning and holiday shopping as well!

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Come taste some delicious cake. Covered With Icing will be in our studio October 12th and November 9th! Swing by, taste a sample, and discuss your wedding cake with Heather!

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cookie crumb haven, nashville wedding vendor, nashville ice cream, nashville cookiesCookie Crumb Haven is one of our newest vendors. If you were at the Wedding 101 Bridal Expo, chances are you got to taste some of Kristy’s delicious bites. Her cookies are some of the very best I have ever eaten and the ice cream… well to be honest… there are no words that come to mind that can do it justice! So if you or your groom don’t like cake or if you just want to do something different, you should really consider giving Cookie Crumb Haven a call. Kristy has an outgoing personality and a real passion for what she does. Be on the look out, her site is getting a revamp real soon. We will let you know when it launches!

Oh great, now I am thinking of cookies and ice cream and it’s only 8am…

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We would like to welcome several new vendors this month to Wedding 101! We are so excited to have partnered with these Nashville wedding experts and hope that you will enjoy meeting with them.


Monica Hayes
Independent Sales Director with Mary Kay

What Monica has to say: “I am a full-time Mary Kay Independent Sales Director and absolutely love what I do. I am passionate about giving you excellent customer service, finding the best combination of skin care products for you and matching colors to help you feel beautiful on your big day. I look forward to working with you!”

Phone: 615.833.3637
Email:monica.hayes@marykay.com
Website

Kim Wright
Stella & Dot Star Stylist

What Kim has to say: “I have operated my own belt/embroidery business, Catchy Accessories, for six years, which has been great fun, but when I discovered Stella & Dot I jumped at the chance to represent such a super jewelry line. The company’s pieces are incredibly stylish and not only do I love them, but I knew my friends and family would too! I didn’t need to open my own boutique and worry about leases, inventory, websites, and employees! I was thrilled that I could launch this business RIGHT AWAY and work it right alongside my Catchy Accessories business! No risk at all. The product is so stylish and affordable, it sells itself! Tons of my customers have already seen Stella & Dot jewelry featured in fashion magazines, like Instyle, People, Oprah and more!”

Phone:615.794.8686
Email: wrightfour@comcast.net
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Silver Strings
Professional Musicians
What Silver Strings has to say: “We are professional musicians whose love for our work makes the music sparkle, whether it’s joyous light classics or classic rock and roll. Our enthusiasm and exuberance will keep the energy flowing at your celebration.”

Phone: 615.385.2488
Email: linda@nashvillesilverstrings.com
Website

The Cupcake Collection
Delicious Cupcake Experts
What The Cupcake Collection has to say: “Such simplicity is reflected in every aspect of the business, which is a true family affair. Nestled in the heart of historic Germantown, the thriving storefront is housed in a cozy renovated cottage that also serves as home base to the bustling family. Cupcake Collections cupcakes aren’t just for kids. These sweet treats are for all ages. Each batch is made fresh each day with such decadent ingredients as butter, sugar, and cream. The daily selection typically includes chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, carrot, strawberry, marble and more.
The Cupcake Collection is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 to 3 p.m. on Sunday”

Phone: 615.244.2900
Email: thecupcakecollection@yahoo.com
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Branching Out
Floral and Event Design Experts

What Branching Out has to say: “Branching Out is an event design powerhouse; floral is of course part of that. One of the hardest things for most people is knowing how to pull all the elements together to create “the look”. That’s what we do. Our extensive network of talented professionals can coordinate the floral, the tabletop from linen to china, the lighting, draping and rentals to give any event “the look” you want.”

Phone: 615.915.0043
Email: info@branchingouteventflorist.com
Website

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Yesterday was the Weddings The Bridal show downtown at the Nashville Convention Center. If you didn’t get to go, no worries, we will recap some of the show here in two parts.

First lets take a look at our very own Wedding 101 Vendors:

Street Tuxedo:

Designs In Paper:


Beautiful paper products that have been featured in Nashville Lifestyles and on Style Me Pretty!

Southern Events:

Ladies and gents, Click on this photo set! If you are having an outdoor wedding and you need bathroom solution for your guests, you have got to check out these for your event. They are seriously the top of the line and an amazing solution.

Chef Penelope:

CJ’s off the Square:

Classic Party Rentals:

Loving that pink table setting!

Picture This:

This concept is Amazing. A touch screen Mac + photo booth + amazing guest book = perfect for so many events including your wedding!!!

Stay tuned for some other amazing booths we loved later this week!

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First of all, wedding cakes are no longer limited to the typical three tier wedding cake.   Yesterday I happened to catch an episode of Amazing Wedding Cakes  and watched Cake Alchemy create not just a cake but a piece of art.  (Here I will disclose that I am a cake show junkie!)  The cake was topped with a blown sugar “chandelier” lit from within for a New York Bridal Show. 

There are no limits to what a cakemaker can sculpt out of flour, sugar, and fondant for your special cake.  OR buttercream?  We wanted to let you know that Fondant always gets a bad rap but has come along way in flavor.  Most will admit that fondant is “neutral’ in taste at best, but it can make a GORGEOUS, custom cake.  On the other hand, buttercream definitely tastes better.  The good news is that you can have BOTH. 

 Most cakes are layered in buttercream icing and then covered with rolled fondant.  The seamless nature of fondant makes it hands down the choice for design.  You can even peal it away and savor the buttercream.  I will say that every once in a while you can find a fondant that is worth enjoying like a giant slice of Maples cake. 

Just look at these cakes from Maples.  Don’t you love the brooches and brocade designs! 

Now, that that dilemma has been solved —Happy Designing and Eating!!!!  Just know that you might have to compete for the limelight at your reception when your guests spy the cake!

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