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Monica Hayes is an Independent Sales Director with Mary Kay and today she wants to chat about bridesmaid gifts. Take it away Monica!

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Do you have gifts for your Bridesmaids??

Your sweet bridesmaids.. they buy a dress, fix their hair, do their nails, buy you lingerie and stand by your side during your big day!  More than likely, they’ve been there for you throughout life’s ups and downs.  Why not treat her to something extra special as a thank you for being a great friend and bridesmaid!  As a Mary Kay Consultant and Director, I can customize gifts any girl/woman would love!  Why give another picture frame, key chain or other trinket, when you can say THANKS and really wow her with something unique, special and even personal.  I have wonderful gifts at any price range.  My favorite is our brand new, regular line fragrance: Mary Kay Thinking of You Eau de Parfum. It comes in a gorgeous unique box designed to let you write a special note inside she’ll keep forever!  It also comes with a keepsake charm for her to keep.  This feel-good fruity floriental fragrance is a sure-to-please gift for only $30!  I would love to package it in the colors of your wedding, and all you need to do is personalize a special note for her!    Please contact me for this gift, or any other ideas you’d like to customize!  Don’t forget, I can fit any price range!!  Special offer to Wedding 101 Brides:  Purchase Thinking of You for each of your bridesmaids/mother/mother-n-law/etc (minimum 5) and get one FREE for yourself or as another gift!   Check out my website: www.marykay.com/monica.hayes. Happy shopping!


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Donette is here to share some great insights to what colors we can expect to be hot in the spring!

It’s that time of year again ladies and gents! Pantone has released the Spring 2011 Color Report. Okay I know some of you are wondering, “Who is this Pantone you speak of?” Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color. For more than 45 years, Pantone has been inspiring design professionals with products, services and leading technology for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Wanna know more about Pantone? Click here. Now onto the good stuff!Pantone Spring 2011 Colors, Nashville wedding invitations, Custom wedding invitations, Designs in Paper, Wedding 101I am loving that Honeysuckle with Silver Cloud, Peapod with Beeswax, Russet with Coral Rose, and Silver Peony with Silver Cloud. So if you haven’t picked out your colors for your 2011 wedding then here are a few to inspire you. These are the colors that we will all be seeing in stores this spring! Want some beautiful custom invitations to go with your wedding? Give us a call 615.403.7268! We can’t wait to start designing with these colors!

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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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Nashville Brides Against Breast CancerMaking Memories Breast Cancer Foundation,™ a non-profit organization dedicated to granting wishes to men and women battling stage IV breast cancer, has kicked off its Brides Against Breast Cancer™ Nationwide Tour of Gowns. They will be stopping in Nashville on Saturday, September 11 – Monday, September 13 at the Nashville Airport Marriott. Local brides will have an opportunity to find their dream gowns while making wishes come true for metastatic breast cancer patients.  The charity wedding gown sale, sponsored by Vanderbilt Breast Center, will feature hundreds of beautiful gowns donated by manufacturers, designers, retailers and individuals.  Specific gown prices range from $199 and up, including hundreds of brand name and designer gowns, some valued up to $8,000.  Tiaras, veils, crinolines and other accessories will also be offered.  Bridal gown donations will also be accepted for gowns 2006 and newer.  For more information about the tour, click here.

While the Nationwide Tour of Gowns is in town, Making Memories and Vanderbilt Breast Center will be searching for deserving residents in the Nashville area with stage IV breast cancer that would like final dreams fulfilled.  If you know a deserving individuals click here to find out how you can receive a wish packet.

All events will take place at the Nashville Airport Marriott
600 Marriott Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

VIP Night – $30 Bride Admission, $15 Guest Admission
Saturday, September 11 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Includes first opportunity at purchasing gowns, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and gift bags

General Sale – Free Admission
Sunday, September 12 from Noon – 8 p.m.
Monday, September 13 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Please come out and support this wonderful charity.

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As you all know by now August 22nd is our first ever Wedding 101 Bridal Expo. One of the things that makes this show so very unique is that even your grooms will want to be here. We are setting up a special room just for your boys at Saffire. They can sit back and relax while you find out about all of our amazing wedding experts. So what all can the boys look forward to in this “Groom’s Room” you may wonder?

Grooms Room, mini burgers

Photo via thedeadpoet

Let’s start off with the way to any man’s heart… food. Saffire will be serving tasty bites for your boys to enjoy. If there is one way to get a boy out of the house and to come to a Bridal Expo, it’s food.

Grooms Room, golf

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Grooms Room, Baseball

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While your boys are enjoying some tasty bites, they can sit back and enjoy watching their favorite golfer tee off during the Wyndham Championship or seeing some of the major leagues finest hit it out of the park.

Grooms Room, Wii

Photo via kotaku

If your man isn’t really into golf and baseball but he still has a competitive side, he can take on some of the other grooms enjoying our Groom’s Room on the Wii. We will have the Wii all set up and ready for your boy to challenge the other grooms on their Wii skills. Let’s see which groom will be the Wii champion.

Grooms Room, cigars

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Next up your boy can enjoy our cigar bar. Whether he wants to enjoy his stogie while watching football or taking on other grooms on the Wii, this is sure to be a hit.

Grooms Room, whisky

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Last but certainly not least your groom can enjoy Saffire’s cash bar for a nice, relaxing, and completely unique bridal show experience.

We will totally understand if these treats ruins all other bridal shows for your grooms but we think it is important for your groom to be just as happy about a bridal show as you are. Don’t forget your tickets available on our website or at the door. We can’t wait to see you here!

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First things first, if you live in Nashville and haven’t hear of Dave Ramsey then its probably about time you did. Here is an excerpt from Dave’s about page:

“Starting from nothing, by the time I was 26 I had a net worth of a little over a million dollars. I was making $250,000 a year—that’s more than $20,000 a month net taxable income. I was really having fun. But 98% truth is a lie, and that 2% can cause big problems, especially with $4 million in real estate. I had a lot of debt—a lot of short-term debt—and I’m the idiot who signed up for the trip.

The short version of the story is that debt caused us, over the course of two and a half years of fighting it, to lose everything. We didn’t tell anyone what was going on, but if we had to do it again, we would learn from the wisdom of others who have been through it. We soon learned that we were not the only ones at the bottom. Barbie and Ken (you know, the couple who appear to be perfect—perfect clothes, perfect car, perfect house) are broke, and I don’t take financial advice from broke people anymore.”

You can listen to Dave’s show everyday from 1 to 4 on Nashville’s local station 99.7 or go here to find where to listen in your area.

So why am I telling you all about Dave? Ryan Sweeney of Ryan Sweeney Photography will be teaching the Financial Peace University right here at Wedding 101 beginning September 9th. The class will run for 13 weeks and teach you everything you need to know how to pay down your debt.

On average, people who attend FPU pay off $5,300 in debt and save $2,700 in just 90 days. Seriously, that is amazing. Obviously this will all depend on your individual situation but I cannot think of a better way to start off a marriage then to be united when it comes to money.

If you are not sure that this is for you, then come out and meet Ryan on August 26th or September 2nd for a quick informational meeting.

The price for the FPU 13 week program is $99 plus tax per couple.

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Kristen of Kristen Steele Photography sent me this beautiful Italian wedding and I just could not wait to share it! I love the rustic feel of Italy and Kristen really captured the essence of the wedding with these photos.

Nashville Wedding Vendor, Photography, Italian Wedding, Destination Wedding, Wedding 101

“Lily & Hanier had always wanted to elope in Italy, and they chose the amazingly beautiful location of Volterra to get married. Volterra is a city on a hill. As Rick Steves says, “It’s encircled by impressive walls and topped with a grand fortress, it sits high above the rich farmland.” It’s that and so much more. There are cobblestone streets, gorgeous churches, amazing doors, window boxes full of fresh flowers, bell towers and everything is just so beautiful.

Lily and Javier contacted Bonnie of My Weddings and More to be her Destination Wedding Planner. Bonnie helped coordinate their Italian wedding by handling all the paperwork (did you know there’s a LOT of paperwork to deal with if you want to get married in Italy??) and coordinating the day of details.

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The joy, the excitement and the sheer happiness between Lily and Hanier was palpable as we walked up to the scenic overlook where they got married. The ceremony was sweet and meaningful and the best part?? When Lucca the officiant said, “Hanier, you may kiss your bride.” The BELLS STARTED RINGING. All of them. There are probably 4 or 5 bell towers that we were overlooking and all of them started ringing at the same time. I seriously got goosebumps!

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I think that part of my job as a destination wedding photographer is to capture the feel of the town I’m in, so along with Lily + Havier’s wedding photos I’ve included some of the scenes around Volterra. I love the shot of them walking up the cobblestone street (that was VERY steep) with the beautiful Tuscan sun streaming in and all the tourists walking by staring. That is the “behind the scenes” shot to the other photo.

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Best Wishes Lily + Hanier and thank you so much for letting me be a part of your very special day!”

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