Amber Housley

A year ago today: Nashville Carnival Wedding

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A year ago today, I was wrapping up the details for Carli and Spence’s carnival themed reception at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Carli and Spence were married in a private ceremony in Hawaii, and then came back to Nashville to throw a really fun, really creative – okay who am I kidding here – SUPER AWESOME! – reception for their friends and family in Nashville.

So awesome was the affair, that it was featured as one of the Top 20 Weddings of 2010 by the readers of Style Me Pretty. Huge, huge honor! You can see more here: Style Me Pretty Best of 2010 Magazine

Carli, Spence and Spence’s mom, Theresa, were a dream to work with! So many creative ideas and special touches they wanted to include. The whole event is truly an exact reflection of them. Carli has a great eye for design and I’m really excited to share that she is working alongside me at Sweet Life Designs these days.

One year ago today, I was using my high school math to problem solve exactly how many jelly beans were needed to fill 8+ trays that would hold adorable heart shaped pink lollipops that would serve as escort cards (answer: A LOT!). One year ago, I was putting finishing design touches on paper pom detailed guest “grab bags” for guests to put all their loot in. One year ago I was placing final orders for what would be a DREAM dessert table that even featured Carli’s homemade mallows (yes she can bake too!). One year ago, I was pinching myself for working on a one-of-a-kind event for two such sweet people that I’m so happy to now call friends.

Here are a few glimpses of this fabulous love-filled, pink as cotton candy, production:






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Photography: Creative Push / Event Design, Dessert Table Design, Invitations & Paper Goods: Sweet Life Designs / Flowers: Brocade Design Arts / Event Planning: A Delightful Day Event Planning / Reception Location: Country Music Hall of Fame / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Reception Dress: Betsey Johnson / Cake, Pies and Dessert Table Treats: The Bake Shoppe / Cinematography: 2Duce2 Videography / Linen: LaTavola / Draping: Blue Nova Designs / DJ: Cosmo Creations / Paper Heart Garland: Paper Acorn / LOVE Banner: Sweet Pea Seashells / Paper Bride and Groom (to the right of cake): Concarta


What an amazing looking wedding! How fun also that you get to almost have an anniversary of these special days. Sending you lots of admiration from Australia.

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