Amber Housley

Amber Housley Featured in Nashville Lifestyles Weddings

Nashville Lifestyles recently released their newest Nashville Lifestyles Weddings magazine, and we had the honor of being featured with our Bridesmaids’ Luncheon styled shoot that we planned with Cedarwood Weddings! The magazine is beautiful and features some of the best weddings, vendors, and venues in Nashville.

Amber Housley Feature in Nashville Lifestyles Weddings | Amber Housley | Nashville Wedding Planner

Amber Housley Featured in Nashville Lifestyles Weddings | Amber Housley | Nashville Wedding Planner

Amber Housley Feature in Nashville Lifestyles Weddings | Amber Housley | Nashville Wedding Planner

Amber Housley Feature in Nashville Lifestyles Weddings | Amber Housley | Nashville Wedding Planner

Amber Housley Featured in Nashville Lifestyles Weddings | Amber Housley | Nashville Wedding Planner

Seeing our work featured in print is always something that will always make us leap for joy and humble us at the same time. This styled shoot was so much fun to style and plan alongside some of the most amazing vendors in the area. It is perfect for the girliest of girly girls who wants to have a fabulous yet casual bridesmaids’ luncheon with her closest friends. We think that it is the perfect way to prepare for your big day!

You can see more of this favorite styled shoot in our editorial gallery here: Bridesmaid Tea Party

Credits:

Photography | Kristyn Hogan
Venue, Florals, Styling, Planning, and Calligraphy | Cedarwood Weddings
Planning, Styling, and Paper Goods | Amber Housley Weddings
Model Styling | Opulent Couturier Styling & Planning
Gowns | The Bride Room
Hair and Makeup | Jessica Jones of Phase One Studio
Accessories | Beatrice Couture Designs
Linens | Urban Outfitters
Champagne | Le Grande Courtage

Southern Weddings V6 Advice Feature

One of our favorite features in Southern Weddings Magazine is the tips and advice that are gathered from a variety of wedding professionals and readers. We feel lucky to have been asked to be among this group of wedding vendors to contribute our best advice for planning a wedding full of Southern hospitality to be featured in V6 this year!

Southern Wedding Advice by Amber Housley | Nashville Wedding Planner

The advice I shared was:

“Serve your favorite Southern dish made from a personal family recipe. Include the recipe card at each guest’s place setting so they can recreate the Southern experience at home.”

Doesn’t that sound like a lovely idea? If you are a Southerner, you know that your family has a long list of favorite family recipes. Your wedding would be the perfect time to share a bit of your family with everyone who has joined to celebrate with you. Something that your guests can take home with them to remember you by as they are making it for their own families.

Published in Barn Weddings!

We are so honored to announce that the Lakeside Americana styled shoot we produced has been published in the nationally-available book, Barn Weddings! The book, written by Maggie Lord of Rustic Wedding Chic includes features on how to create and design rustic barn weddings. All of the weddings featured are beautiful, and we are so happy to be included in this book!

Barn Weddings Feature | Amber Housley Nashville Wedding Planner

Barn Weddings Feature | Amber Housley Nashville Wedding Planner

Barn Weddings Feature | Amber Housley Nashville Wedding Planner

Barn Weddings Feature | Amber Housley Nashville Wedding Planner

Purchase this amazing book here, and see the full gallery of our styled shoot here! A special thanks goes to all of the vendors who participated in this shoot with us:

Styling, Event Design, and Paper Goods: Amber Housley

Photography: Kristyn Hogan

Floral: Brocade Design Arts

Venue: Old Hickory Lake, Tennessee

Makeup: Amy Lynne Larwig

Hair: Ashlea Hunter

Cake: Crumb de la Crumb

Bride’s and Bridesmaids Dresses: The Bride Room

Menswear: Billy Reid

Vintage Pieces: Jenni Bowlin

Amber Housley published in Bridal Guide Magazine

 

I was delighted to get my hands on the latest issue of Bridal Guide magazine! In it, I’m a featured wedding expert and share my ideas and thoughts on the latest trends for wedding stationery and invitation design for 2013.

A hint: more continued use of bold and vibrant color combinations as well as mixed patterns.

2012 was all about chevron pattern and in 2013 I’m finding my clients expanding to honeycomb, morroccan tile and other geometric patterns. I’m no stranger to color and it excites me to see all the shades of the rainbow clients aren’t shying away from.

You can find more information on wedding trends for 2013 in the January/February 2013 issue available on newsstands now.

Editorial Styling for Southern Weddings Magazine

It’s no secret to my close friends and family that it has been a long-time goal of mine to have my work published in Southern Weddings magazine.

To my great delight, the latest issue available on newsstands and online here, features more of my work than I could have ever imagined originally and I’m so humbly thankful and grateful for the opportunity!

Over the next few posts I’ll feature each of my contributions to Southern Weddings V5 and a few behind the scenes highlights.

The first feature is the editorial styling that opens up the five year anniversary issue. Here, Creative Director Emily Thomas and Editor-in-Chief Lara Casey wanted to marry traditional marriage vows with the culture of the South as an opener to the issues focus on love, marriage and ceremony.

The vows were written in gorgeous calligraphy by Lindsay Letters that I bound to a vintage book I had purchased at a barn sale this past Fall in a nearby county. I was saving this deep ocean-navy blue book for the perfect opportunity and this definitely was it!

 

A pure white magnolia bloom from my neighborhood (that smelled heavenly!), hydrangea, and pink teacup roses clipped from my own backyard garden. And my absolute favorite? That sweet little bible open to 1 Corinthians. It was given to us at the hospital on the day my son Colin was born and now a very special keepsake to our family.

My good friend and fabulous wedding photographer Cyn Kain joined me in Nashville for the shoot along with some other projects we were working on.

Above left: Cyn getting some test shots on the dining room table while Rocco snores away. Middle: In a silly moment during the visit, Cyn decided to dress up Rocco more like her own yellow lab Bella at home. Far right: Colin getting in some after-school snuggles between editing photos and doing email.

Cyn and I are over the moon excited to have contributed such a beautiful spread to Southern Weddings! Stay tuned for more features in upcoming posts.