Did you know that a solar eclipse is coming to the area August 21st? Kind of hard not to, at this point! The area is excited to host many folks traveling for the best view of this event.
What does that have to do with weddings? Well not much except at two points you’ll get to see a diamond ring! Known as Bailey’s Beads.
As the moon passes the sun the rugged terrain of the moon allows lighting to pass through in some places and not in others. The diamond effect happens when only one “bead” is left to shine through set in a bright ring around the moon.
We can’t help but think of how awesome a proposal during this part of the eclipse would be! You have a couple of weeks to plan and pull this one off fellas!
Please be careful during this event and wear proper eye protection! Also, be sure to check out the many local viewing events like the one hosted by our friends at Burdoc Farms!
Alfred Angelo made waves this week when they suddenly and without notice closed their stores. The closure has left many brides and their wedding party scrambling to figure out what to do. While many questions for Alfred Angelo are still to be answered many brides will be looking for quick fixes.
In our area many of the local bridal boutiques have stepped up to offer help. We have put their offers together here for your reference. Please note that these offers are only for those impacted by the Alfred Angelo closures. You will need to provide your proof of purchase to receive these specials.
Wedding Belles (Clarksville) – 30% off Wedding Gowns and waived rush fees.
Special Occasions (Hopkinsville) – Waived rush fees.
Anne’s Bridal (Paducah) – No posted offers but they are in the middle of their summer sale with up to 50% off.
David’s Bridal (Nashville) – 30% off gowns and waived rush fee.
Glitz Bridal (Nashville) – No posted offers but they are running a summer sale currently.
Planning a wedding is stressful enough without something like this happening. We hope this list finds someone in need and we know these local professionals will glad help you out! Please let us know if we missed any sales or offers!
The inspiration from this shoot designed by j. photography was derived directly by Pantone’s color of the year and the rustic charm of The Belle Hollow, a beautiful Clarksville, TN venue. Stunning floral designs and accents pieces were provided by J. Botanica that beautifully complemented the outdoor brick fireplace, romantic tables, and archway that The Belle Hollow provided. The soft pinks paired so beautifully with the mixed greenery and lace to give the entire shoot such a romantic atmosphere. J. Botanica provided our bride, Abby, with three different bouquet options with one option being a non-traditional wreath. Wreaths are becoming more of a recent trend in the wedding industry and provide a unique element to any wedding.
Abby and Donavan DeGrie were the models for the inspiration shoot and are a real life married couple that live in the area. They just celebrated their first wedding anniversary so this is perfect timing to showcase this soft romantic wedding inspiration shoot that they got to be involved in. The beautiful gown that Abby is wearing combined soft lace tulle with delicate beading and was provided by Wedding Belles, a designer wedding gown boutique located in downtown Clarksville, TN. The wedding invitation suite by Sweet as Honey Studio was designed to harmonize well with the inspiration of the shoot by incorporating soft watercolors and a handwritten script. The delicious macaroon treats were provided by Thistle Sweets and give an exceptionally tasty option to wedding events that you do not typically see. Abby’s makeup was executed by Katelyn Hamaker and her romantic updo hairstyle was styled by Nicole Gordon.
If a soft and romantic wedding design is what you’re interested in, look no further. This shoot has so many romantic details that were captured by j. photography, a premier wedding photographer serving Clarksville, TN and Nashville, TN.
Our 11th Wedding & Event Showcase couldn’t have happened on a day with better weather for an afternoon in January. Attendance records were smashed as hundreds of brides, grooms, family, and friends took the floor of the Wilma Rudolph Event Center looking for wedding professionals.
The show featured lots of samples, mock-ups, demos, and advice from our local experts. We saw many of the latest fashions at our fashion show by Wedding Belles. Then capped the afternoon with our Cake Dive featuring a cake by Too Sweet Wedding cakes. Inside of the cake was a diamond pendant courtesy of McKenzie & Smiley Jewelers.
Thank you to our bridal show photographer Joan of Art Photography for capturing our day. Be sure to mark your calendar for the next Clarksville Brides Wedding & Events Showcase on January 21st, 2018.
Coming soon to this area will be our monthly “inspiration blog” written by local wedding professionals. If you are local professional who would like to write a blog, please contact us.
We’ll also have a monthly “featured wedding”. So be on the look out for more information on how to submit your wedding!
–Clarksville Brides Team