Amber Housley

Southern Weddings V7 Model Call in Nashville

We are so excited that our wonderful friends at Southern Weddings are going to be hosting one of their styled editorial shoots right here in Nashville on June 30th! They are having a model call, and we want to help spread the word!

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The ladies are looking for a bride and groom, a bunch of lovely bridesmaids and dapper groomsmen, and little kiddos of all ages. All skin and hair colors are welcome! You will need to be available on site from around noon to 8 p.m., and possibly earlier depending on the schedule of the day.

If you think you or one of your friends would be just the right fit for an amazingly fun Southern Weddings shoot, email howdy@iloveswmag.com with the subject line V7 Nashville Model Call. Please include a recent headshot (don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be professional!), some candid photos, and your height.

We cannot wait to have the SW ladies here in town, and are even more excited about the prettiness that will be created when they are here! We would love for you and your loved ones to be a part, so tell all of your most Southern friends and family and send the SW ladies an email!

Moms and Mimosas

Hey Nashville brides-to-be, we have a fun event announcement for y’all!

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Next Saturday, May 24th, our favorite ladies at Wedding 101 are hosting a Moms and Mimosas event at their space in The Gulch. When they approached us with the idea of the event and asked us to design the invitation, we were so in love! The event is such a fantastic idea, and we always jump at the chance to be creative and design something new.

At the Moms and Mimosas event, you will be able to create your own personal perfume and makeup and peruse some gorgeous jewelry all while having a mimosa in your hand and your mama on your arm!

If you are interested, make sure to RSVP to Heather at the email address above by May 17th. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Nashville Wedding Planning | The Bake Shoppe

The element of a wedding that we have found ladies and gents to both have equally strong opinions about and get really excited to discuss is their wedding cake. It is hard to find a couple who doesn’t adore cake, especially with the abundance of amazing bakers here in Nashville! One of our favorites has to be The Bake Shoppe. We have used their cakes in past weddings, and can personally attest to how delicious they are!

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Don’t both of those cakes make you want to grab a fork and dig in? Not only were they tasty, but they were presented beautifully too and perfectly matched the overall design of each wedding! They offer three different series of cake designs, from their classic series with six available styles from which to choose to their designer series which allows you to have more options in regard to color, design, flavor, and size, to their custom series which truly allows you to match your cake exactly to your wedding. Our designer focused mind believes that is absolutely the best way to go!

To see all of the flavors options, images of other cakes they have created, and to contact The Bake Shoppe, make sure to visit their website!

Nashville Wedding Planning | Mint Springs Farm

Back in the Fall, we had the pleasure of attending an event and taking a tour of Mint Springs Farm, a fairly new and beautiful wedding venue here in Tennessee. It is the most darling farm, with as much land as a Southern girl could ever want, and a stunning ceremony pavilion and reception barn.

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Nashville Wedding Planning | Mint Springs Farm | Amber Housley

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The ceremony pavilion has gorgeous exposed wood beams and the option to have chandeliers hanging from the ceiling (we’re wondering why you wouldn’t say yes to that option!). The draping at the front of the pavilion adds a sweet feminine softness to the setting. And, if you are getting married during the colder seasons, there are windows that can be installed as well as a heating system to keep everyone cozy.

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The reception barn is just as breathtaking as the ceremony pavilion, don’t you think? It features two stories with seating available on each level if you have a large number of guests. It can hold up to 240 guests. Add in florals and personal touches, and you will be able to transform the space to make your guests swoon!

If you’re smitten by this venue like we are, make sure to visit the Mint Springs Farm website to see more information.

Nashville Wedding Planning | Visual Elements

One of the best ways to add a unique twist to your wedding is to incorporate intriguing decor! One of our favorite local vendors known to have some of the best decor pieces in town is Visual Elements. We have used their services multiple times and are always thrilled with the outcome.

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Visual Elements contributed this stunning chandelier and  lucite cake table for one of our wedding clients. Isn’t that chandelier so incredible? It sparkles perfectly. They also provided the beautiful white bar and lounge seating, which guests loved. They also have a variety of other decor elements available, like draping and other styles of chandeliers, bars, tables and seating. Visit the Visual Elements website if you are interested in seeing all that they have to offer!