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How to Plan Your Wedding Planning A-Team

Selecting the perfect vendors for your wedding can be a fun but slightly overwhelming process! There are so many amazing vendors in the Nashville area that you might find yourself wondering which ones are the right fit for you and your wedding planning process.

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Luckily, Jessica, our Lead Planner of Pretty, will be speaking on a panel tonight at Wedding 101 from 6:30-9pm discussing tips on how to carefully select these vendors. Which questions to ask, and how to feel comfortable making your decision.

Ian Riley, the photographer who is organizing this panel, put it ever so wonderfully when he said,

“To really have the stress-free, relaxing wedding day that you deserve, you need to have the right people around you. The family members who make you feel at ease. Real friends who support you and are there to help. Experienced professionals who can guide you through the process. With the right people in place it’s possible to pull off an amazing event and for you to enjoy your whole day.”

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We are thrilled to be speaking alongside some of the most amazing vendors in town, and cannot wait to meet all of the lovely brides-to-be who attend! Come enjoy a complementary glass of wine, some light snacks, and great conversation. We cannot wait to answer any and all of your questions tonight!

August Thursday Therapy Recap

Our August Thursday Therapy Social was such a blast! Nashville wedding vendors all gathered at one of Nashville’s chicest new restaurants, Sinema, to mingle and get to know each other better. We welcomed vendor friends old and new, and loved meeting up at this intimate setting.

Amy of Amy Nicole Photography was at our social, and took some lovely photographs both of Sinema and of our fun conversations! Take a look below.

Nashville Thursday Therapy Social Hosted by Amber Housley Weddings | Amy Nicole Photography

Nashville Thursday Therapy Social Hosted by Amber Housley Weddings | Amy Nicole Photography

Nashville Thursday Therapy Social Hosted by Amber Housley Weddings | Amy Nicole Photography

Nashville Thursday Therapy Social Hosted by Amber Housley Weddings | Amy Nicole Photography

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Nashville Thursday Therapy Social Hosted by Amber Housley Weddings | Amy Nicole Photography

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Nashville Thursday Therapy Social Hosted by Amber Housley Weddings | Amy Nicole Photography

We loved getting to meet and mingle with these great vendors, and are excited for our upcoming September Thursday Therapy Social to mingle with even more of you!

Our upcoming social will be held on Thursday, September 25 from 6-9 pm at Rumours Wine Bar in The Gulch. Drop by any time after work between 6-9, and feel free to invite any and all of your Nashville wedding vendor friends. You can RSVP to the social here. We look forward to seeing you later this month!

Olia Zavozina Store Opening Party

There is hardly anything that makes us swoon more than beautifully designed wedding gowns. Add chic lounge seating on a patio and gorgeous flower arrangements, and we’re over the moon! That is what we experienced at the store opening of one of Nashville’s finest bridal boutiques, Olia Zavozina. The store just relocated to the Green Hills area, and their new location could not be any more perfect! Right in the heart of wonderful Nashville shopping.

Olia Zavozina Store Opening Party

Image by Annabella Charles Photography

Olia Zavozina Store Opening Party

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Olia designs all of the gowns in her boutique, and you can also find her gowns at boutiques throughout the United States and some Nordstrom Wedding Suites. Her gowns are sophisticated yet classic, and are made with luxurious fabrics and custom lace.

One of the aspects of Olia’s designs that we love is that brides can customize their gowns. They can alter their silhouette, neckline, and fabric in order to make their gown completely original and unique to them. Who wouldn’t want that?

Nashville brides, you absolutely must go take a look at the new Olia Zavozina boutique! Their new location is 2002 Richard Jones Road, Suite B-104, Nashville, Tn 37215. If you happen to go, comment here and let us know which design was your absolute favorite!

Thursday Therapy Nashville July Kick-Off Social Recap

Our first Thursday Therapy social was so wonderful! We had a great group of Nashville wedding professionals come out to the Tequila Library in Saint Añejo last month to meet, mingle, and share. Great conversation flowed, margaritas and sangria glasses were poured, and chips, salsa, and guac were tasted. It was the perfect way to kick-start Thursday Therapy in Nashville!

Ian Riley was at our kick-off social, and he took some fantastic photos to showcase the fun atmosphere of Thursday Therapy. Take a look at some of the highlights below, and make sure to visit our Facebook page to see the entire album!

Thursday Therapy Nashville July Social | Images by Ian Riley Photography

Thursday Therapy Nashville July Social | Images by Ian Riley Photography

Thursday Therapy Nashville July Social | Images by Ian Riley Photography

The Tequila Library was the perfect location for our first social. It has such a cool feel to it, with lounge seating, a bar, and excellent decor. It would make a great spot for an intimate rehearsal dinner or a fun spot to start a bachelor party evening!

Thursday Therapy Nashville July Social | Images by Ian Riley Photography

Thursday Therapy Nashville July Social | Images by Ian Riley Photography

Thursday Therapy Nashville July Social | Images by Ian Riley Photography

We loved getting the chance to mingle with old vendor friends and make new vendor friends throughout the evening! We cannot wait to see how Thursday Therapy grows with each month’s social.

Our next Thursday Therapy gathering will be held on August 21st from 6-9 pm at one of Nashville’s hottest new restaurants, Sinema! We are excited to have another laid-back gathering in a chic setting for our August social, as vendor friends will be gathering in this restaurant that is located in the historic Melrose theater. Amy from Amy Nicole Photography will be there to capture all of the wonderful candid moments throughout the evening.

Visit our Events page on the Thursday Therapy Nashville site to RSVP for the August social, it is one that you surely won’t want to miss! And of course, make sure to sign up for our email list if you haven’t already in order to receive updates about our monthly gatherings.

High Cotton Ties

Bow ties are the quintessential accessory for grooms and groomsmen in the South, and we of course are quite smitten by them! We especially adore High Cotton Ties, a company that makes locally hand-cut and hand-sewn products in North Carolina. They support the revival of the NC textile industry and the Southern tradition of the mannerly, warm, and approachable well-dressed gentleman, which we absolutely love! High Cotton reached out to us personally to share a peek into an experience that we just know y’all will adore! They call it their High Cotton Home Try-On. High Cotton Bow Ties | Amber Housley Weddings | Nashville Weddings High Cotton Bow Ties | Amber Housley Weddings | Nashville Wedding Planner Not only are High Cotton ties incredibly stylish and affordable, but they also have a wonderful Home-Try On service that is perfect for weddings! Simply select five bow ties that you would like to try on, and they ship them to you for free. You have five days to try on the five bow ties at home. Compare them to your wedding color swatches and the bridesmaid dresses nearby. Once you have found the perfect match, you can place the order for your wedding party online and return the package with the other bow ties. How incredibly smart is that? We know that our grooms would hands down use this for their big day. We’re curious to know, which bow ties would you choose to try on? Can you guess which bow tie is our favorite?