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Wedding 101 Holiday Bridal Mixer

We are so excited to be hosting this year’s Holiday Bridal Mixer at Wedding 101! The event will be a great way for our Nashville brides to meet and mingle with some amazing Nashville wedding vendors. The lovely invitation was designed by our very own Jessica Clinch of Amber Housley Weddings.

Wedding 101 Holiday Bridal Mixer Invitation by Simply Jessica Marie for Amber Housley Weddings

The mixer will be on Thursday, December 11 from 6pm until 8pm. Come dressed in your best cocktail attire and join us for some holiday cocktails and delectable appetizers.

Brides, grooms and friends of the lovely couples who attend will have the chance to experience wonderful music by J’adore DJs, a hair and makeup trial by Unforgettable Beauty, floral design inspiration from GreenFinch Floral Design, delicious catering from The Chef and I, desserts from Sweetface Cakes, honeymoon planning advice from Another Day in Paradise, table design inspiration by Classic Party Rentals and styling and planning advice from our wonderful Amber Housley Weddings team! The event will be photographed by the talented Jim and Ilde Cook of SheHeWe Photography.

Make sure to RSVP to [email protected] by December 4th because you will not want to miss this delightful holiday party! We hope to see y’all there!

Thursday Therapy October Recap

We took this month’s Thursday Therapy networking social outside on the beautiful patio of Stoney River for wonderful conversations and cocktails! It is always such a pleasure to join together with other creatives in the wedding industry to chat about new trends and upcoming weddings.

Thank you so much Jacoby Photo & Design for capturing these beautiful photos!

Thursday Therapy Nashville October Recap | Amber Housley Weddings

Thursday Therapy Nashville October Recap | Amber Housley Weddings

Thursday Therapy Nashville October Recap | Amber Housley Weddings

Thursday Therapy Nashville October Recap | Amber Housley Weddings

Thursday Therapy Nashville October Recap | Amber Housley Weddings

Thursday Therapy Nashville October Recap | Amber Housley Weddings

Thursday Therapy Nashville October Recap | Amber Housley Weddings

Thursday Therapy Nashville October Recap | Amber Housley Weddings

Thursday Therapy Nashville October Recap | Amber Housley Weddings

It was the perfect evening for Thursday Therapy and we are already looking forward to our Thursday Therapy Nashville November social!

Our November social will be held on November 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at one of the best restaurants in East Nashville, the Holland House. Click here to RSVP, we cannot wait to see you!

NYC Bridal Market Recap

Hey guys! It’s Rachel here! Along with working at Amber Housley, I am a Store Manager for B. Hughes Bridal, a couture bridal boutique here in Nashville. Every Fall and Spring I have the opportunity to attend New York Bridal Fashion Week, also known as Bridal Market, to see all the new gowns and collections of the designers we carry in our store.

There was so many beautiful gowns this year and it was so hard to pick my favorites! But some dresses did stand out more than others. Below are my favorites from designers Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, and Vera Wang.

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Carolina Herrera: This dress was absolutely breathtaking. The bodice has a nude underlining to contrast the skirt with the ivory underlining.

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Carolina Herrera: There were a lot of dresses this year that have removable tops and this one was beautiful. You can have the off the shoulder look for the ceremony and then have a fun strapless style for the reception.

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Oscar de la Renta: This amazing take on a modern bow on the back of the dress is stunning.

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Vera Wang: I love this fun bohemian take on a tulle ball gown!

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Vera Wang: The ruffle detail on the bodice of this ball gown is so fun and flirty.

On the final night at Bridal Market, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Martha Stewart’s 20th Anniversary party of Martha Stewart Weddings. It was held at the Pierre Hotel and it was absolutely gorgeous. There were lots of fun party food and desserts, an amazing live band, and so many wonderful people to meet and mingle with.

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Cute little love birds and myself at the Martha Stewart Party.

On the same night as the Martha Stewart Party, I also was able to attend The Knot Party. The Knot Party was held at the Library downtown in NYC and if you have never been there before, it is a must. The architecture is absolutely beautiful. One of my favorite things at the knot party was the hanging salad garden. It is such a creative and fun idea to add to any party or wedding reception. You go and “pick” your salad as if you are picking apples from a tree!

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I had such a blast attending Bridal Market and I loved seeing so many new great gowns and ideas to bring back for our wonderful brides here in Nashville!

A Tribute To Oscar De La Renta

Two days ago, the fashion and wedding industry as well as females all over the world lost one of the greatest men, one of the greatest designers. Oscar De La Renta was the most amazing designer for the female body. His designs exuded beauty and made women feel their most wonderful while wearing them. Each gown he designed was swoon worthy and made us stop in our tracks.

So, today, we are paying tribute to Oscar De La Renta by posting about our favorite gowns he has designed, along with some of our favorite inspirational phrases he has said. Here’s to you Oscar.

Oscar De La Renta Tribute by Amber Housley Weddings

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“My role as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best” – Oscar De La Renta

Who wouldn’t want to wear an Oscar De La Renta gown on her wedding day when the man has an outlook on designing that is intended to make women feel their very best? We adore the gown that he designed for the now Mrs. Clooney. The texture is dreamy, the flowing silhouette is oh so figure flattering, and we just love the delicate sleeves.

Oscar De La Renta Tribute by Amber Housley Weddings

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“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness” – Oscar De La Renta

In our opinion, this gown is the ultimate perfect princess gown. A flattering strapless bodice with a full skirt and light lace details makes it such a classic and timeless gown. It is perfect for any Southern belle!

Oscar De La Renta Tribute by Amber Housley Weddings

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“Elegance is a discipline of life” – Oscar De La Renta

Y’all know how much we adore pink and bows, so the fact that this gown combines both in a subtle blush tone has us completely smitten. The oversized bow is dramatic and elegant, perfectly fit for a woman in love!

Oscar De La Renta Tribute by Amber Housley Weddings

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“Fashion is a trend. Style is within a person” – Oscar De La Renta

This ball gown is flirty feminine at it’s finest. The cascading ruffles running down the skirt make this dress perfect for dancing the night away!

Oscar De La Renta Tribute by Amber Housley Weddings

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“Luxury to me is not about buying expensive things; it’s about living in a way where you can appreciate things” – Oscar De La Renta

The combination of this dress and veil is beyond stunning. The sweet floral details provide a youthful touch to the slender silhouette of the dress. We love that it is simple yet full of character all at the same time!

What are your favorite Oscar De La Renta gowns? We would love for you to share more in honor of this great man and designer.

Now Hiring: Associate Wedding Planner

We have some very exciting news! Not only did we just hire our lovely intern Rachel, but we are continuing to expand and are now hiring an Associate Wedding Planner!

Now Hiring an Associate Wedding Planner | Amber Housley Weddings

 

We cannot wait to add another wedding-loving smiling face to our team! To apply, please fill out our application here by October 27, 2014.

Our Ideal Associate Wedding Planner will have the following qualities:

Live in the Nashville metro area
Have reliable transportation
Have an appreciation of Southern culture
Be kind, thoughtful and gracious
Be willing to work long hours, weekends and do whatever it takes to get the job done!
Be motivated, hard-working and okay with working independently
Enjoys problem solving and learning new things
Must have positive attitude and enjoy meeting and connecting with people!
Desire to be a wedding planner without the pressure of owning your own business

Does this sound like you or someone you know? If so, we would love for you to apply today or send your friend the link to our application. We know that our wonderful new Associate Wedding Planner is out there, and we cannot wait to meet you!