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We are back from the Pink Bride Show and it’s safe to say that our brains are full of inspiration!
If you live in Tennessee you’ve heard of the Pink Bridal Show. Not even a week after I was engaged I attended my first show! Now, years later, we have been to 4! Who doesn’t love a room full of Nashville’s most talented wedding professionals ready to serve you… plus free cake?! They gather the most qualified wedding vendors in every category you’ll need for your big day! You’ll meet dozens of vendors and get special deals and discounts only offered to those that attend the show. There are fashion shows featuring the season’s hottest wedding styles where you’re sure to be inspired! There were so many amazing wedding pros, but here are some of our favorites!
The Brand New Cedars at Carr Farm- “Rustic meets elegance”. Cedars at Carr Farm is a family business owned by Nathan and Michelle Carr. They have 50 acres of cedar thicket, next to Honey Run Creek. The entire Carr family owns 250 acres outside of the farm, so from every angle you can see lavish outstretched area. The parents had 5 kids, 4 of which were girls, so they built a barn for them to get married in, and now it’s a 9,000 square foot space! It has an upper and lower area for the ceremony and reception and they have tables and seating for up to 300 guests. They have a bridal suite, hair and make-up station, and groom quarters. You can also do your rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, and engagement pictures there! They also do other events, including a Murder Mystery show for Valentine’s Day!
The award winning Southern Events Party Rental Company - We knew as soon as we saw their booth we wanted to work with them! They are located in Franklin and have been in business for 11 years. They started in their boss’s garage and are now in a huge warehouse. They provide linen, tables, chairs, glassware, china, and all the basic necessities, but they also have a vintage prop shoppe which you can see online. We were pretty much obsessed with their 5-ft gray wash farm table! (pictured left). Kristina and Jen were so sweet and we can’t wait to work with them in the future!
Flowers Forever, Inc. Flower preservation, framing, design, and consulting. Freeze dry flowers, how genius is this?! They have a flat rate of $150, and they can do any size bouquet. You don’t have to have it framed but they definitely recommend that you do. They use museum grade UV protection, suede matting, and UV protection directly on the flowers. The icing on the cake is that they pick up the bouquet from your reception and will meet you afterwards to give it back to you! They also do complimentary freeze drying of the guy’s boutonnières! What could be more special?!
Bella Bridesmaids- One of the top names in bridesmaids dresses in Nashville. We’ve actually known about Bella Bridesmaids, but haven’t seen them since my (Christina’s) wedding in 2015. One thing I remember is their great customer service, but I didn’t expect them to remember my full name and my bridesmaid’s dress and colors over two years later! They have such an assortment of dresses, whether you’re looking for something timeless or the latest trend, they will be able to guide you to the perfect dress for your girls!
Fanciful Ink- Laurie is the sweet owner of Fanciful Ink and we couldn’t wait to talk to her when we saw her invitations! She will sit down with you, custom design, and hand draw your invitations. She loves the challenge of personalizing each invite to really reflect the couple. One of her unique concepts is hand drawing lace from your dress on your invitations. It doesn't get more personalized than that!
Thank you to all the wonderful people we met today. This was our first time going to the show as a business and we couldn't have imagined all the love and support you have given us! XOXO
-Brette and Christina, It Takes Two, LLC
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