Vendor Spotlight: Puffy Muffin

Happy Wednesday!! It’s wedding week for a lot of Nashville brides & our planners are working to create amazing weddings. We are featuring Puffy Muffin this week & all the great things services they provide.

What services do you provide for brides?

Puffy Muffin offers complimentary wedding cake tastings and design services with the bride and groom. We have 5 skilled cake artists on staff to accommodate any design choice and style-whether traditional, modern or whimsical, we can design and decorate the wedding cake of your dreams! Complimentary wedding cake tastings are by appointment only. Please visit our website for more information on scheduling your tasting.

We can provide both the meal and the cake! We have talented culinary chefs for the savory side as well as cake artists and pastry chefs to create masterpiece cakes, desserts and pastries.

We have beautiful private dining space at both our Brentwood and Cool Springs locations that are perfect venues for your bridal shower, tea, bridesmaids’ luncheon, rehearsal dinner and wedding reception.

Our cakes are made from scratch with premium ingredients. We also have Gluten Free wedding cakes, as well as Gluten Free meals. Not only are they beautiful, but they are delicious too!

We will make every effort to accommodate every bride’s budget… to include a buffet of assorted desserts and pastries, or a “side” cake for large weddings.

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What makes your venue different from other venues?

We can provide both the meal and the cake! We have talented culinary chefs for the savory side as well as cake artists and pastry chefs to create masterpiece cakes, desserts and pastries.

We have beautiful private dining space at both our Brentwood and Cool Springs locations that can be used for buffet or formal plated service, white tablecloths available upon request. Our Cool Springs private dining space can accommodate up to 50 people and houses a 60” flat screen television with HDMI connection port for presentations and picture slide shows. Our Brentwood private dining space can accommodate up to 20 people and houses a retractable screen that can be used for presentations and picture slide shows with a projector (you will have to provide your own projector).

We have excellent, professional staff to serve your event, from full service dining to cake cutting and dessert service.

We are closed in the evenings after 6pm and both our Brentwood and Cool Springs facilities are available to be rented out for private events. Rental of our space after business hours begins at $225/hour in both our Brentwood and Cool Springs locations… this fee may be waived if minimum food and beverage costs are met.

What options do you have available as in space?

We have beautiful private dining space at both our Brentwood and Cool Springs locations that can be used for buffet or formal plated service, white tablecloths available upon request. Our Cool Springs private dining space can accommodate up to 50 people and houses a 60” flat screen television with HDMI connection port for presentations and picture slide shows. Our Brentwood private dining space can accommodate up to 20 people and houses a retractable screen that can be used for presentations and picture slide shows with a projector (you will have to provide your own projector).

We have excellent, professional staff to serve your event, from full service dining to cake cutting and dessert service.

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We are closed in the evenings after 6pm and both our Brentwood and Cool Springs facilities are available to be rented out for private events. Rental of our space after business hours begins at $225/hour in both our Brentwood and Cool Springs locations… this fee may be waived if minimum food and beverage costs are met. Our Brentwood facility can accommodate up to 140 people comfortably, and our Cool Springs facility 150.

 

 

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Vendor Spotlight: Cedarmont Farms

Tell us about your venue.

Cedarmont Farm is a 50 acre property highlighted by an antebellum home built in 1815. The property features a beautiful pond with fountain, three barns, historic mansion, as well as rolling fields and large reflecting pool with stone deck.

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What makes your venue different from other venues?

Cedarmont Farm is a boutique wedding venue so we are more concerned with the quality of our events than the quantity. We would much rather have a few beautiful weddings that our clients are 100% happy with than a lot of events that all end up looking and feeling rushed.

 

What is the history of your venue? (How did it get started, etc.)

I grew up on the property and started working in events. When the property was not being used by my family as much and all the kids had grown up and moved on, I realized it would be the perfect venue for weddings and events.

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What are some of your wedding and reception options?

We have three different all inclusive packages for weddings and receptions but we also offer the venue for ceremonies only or receptions only and we rent out the property a la carte as well.

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Does your venue require use of your preferred vendors, or are brides free to bring their own?

We have a list of preferred vendors but brides may bring their own as long as we approve them.

 

In your opinion, which event (or type of event) has most creatively taken advantage of your venue, and what made that event a success?

Weddings that move around the property. A ceremony at the pond or in the fields, a cocktail hour by the pool and then a reception on the front lawn in front of the historic house. The guests get to see the size and beauty of the entire property that way.

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Some personal questions about Colleen:

Mac or PC? mac

Tea or Coffee? tea. I never drink coffee unless I need an energy boost and no one has redbull

Favorite local Nashville restaurant? Wild Ginger (Franklin) and Josephine’s in Nashville (12 South)

Favorite movie right now? Divergent, the guy in it is so cute haha

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Nashville Wedding Planner Series: “Wedding Planner versus Venue Coordinator”

As a group of Nashville Wedding Planners, we want to take the time to educate brides & vendors about us. Why is it important to hire us? What do we do? How can we help? All questions that many have wondered, so every Monday in the month of May we’ll be addressing these questions & many more in our Nashville Wedding Planner Series!

First topic, “The difference between an Independent Wedding Planner & an Venue Coordinator” from one of our planners Tiffani with Creative Designs & Events.

An independent wedding planner works for their client, the bride & groom. They will assist & work along with all the vendors participating with your wedding, plus with family & friends. They will listen to your needs & desires, in order to make them happen on your wedding day. The wedding planner will be there with you from the day you book them through the entire planning process, (depending on the services you book) as well as wedding day. The wedding planner will verify your cake has arrived, pack your wedding gifts at the end of the night.

A venue coordinator works for the venue. They facilitate the needs of the venue. They do not work for the bride & groom & will not help you with details or logistic outside of the venue. Now they may offer help or recommendations, but ultimately they will not assist you through the planning process of booking those vendors.

Having a venue coordinator doesn’t mean that your wedding details will run as smoothly as possible. As I suggest to very bride, no matter what your budget is, book a wedding planner!

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March Group Meeting-The Horton Building

For our March Group Meeting we meet at The Horton Building. A newer Nashville venue with 2000 square feet of beautiful reclaimed hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, modern lighting, and a 200 sq ft built-in stage, this Nashville event space is sure to wow your guests. We invited Caley with Caley Newberry Photography to come & take some shots of the evening for us.

We took advantage of the built-in stage & had The Golden Band come play for our planners!

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The floral arrangements created by Mary with Rosemary & Finch Floral Design matched the space perfectly.

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Savor the Flavor created an amazing spread of delicious foods for us.

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Savor the Flavor surprised us with a special dessert, Donut Bananas Foster!!

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Vendor Spotlight-Fabulous Frocks of Nashville

Looking for a designer dress, but don’t have the budget? Check out Fabulous Frock Bridal, they are a bridal boutique with new, gently used, or sample sales dress for the budget savvy bride. Owner Amy tell us more about her boutique. 

Tell us about Fabulous Frock Bridal 

Fabulous Frocks Bridal was founded on the concept that every bride deserves not only her dream dress, but an equally great shopping experience. We offer brides couture gowns and the boutique shopping experience, without the high price tag. Each bride will receive a private appointment in our luxury boutique while trying on gowns from top bridal designers. In addition to bridal gowns, we offer new to order bridesmaid dresses, jewelry, custom made sashes, and veils.

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Where do you get dresses from? 

 Any gown we take in originally retailed for over $2,000 and was purchased or designed within the last five years. The majority of the gowns that we have are samples from a traditional bridal store. I like to explain our store as a never ending sample sale. We carefully inspect each dress and only accept gowns of the highest quality. Brides also bring us gowns that they purchased and perhaps changed their mind about and never wore, or their personal wedding gown that they did wear and wanted to share the love with another bride. We also receive gowns directly from designers. In addition to our store, we also have locations in Boston, Charlotte, Washington D.C, Charleston, and Anchorage. Our brides have access to any gown at these locations, giving her nearly unlimited options of designer gowns right at her fingertips.

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What are the price range of the dresses? 

 This all depends on what inventory we get in, as it changes almost weekly. Right now the prices range from $1,000 to $4,500, we can cater to almost every bride. 

 
Tell us why brides should choose Fabulous Frock Bridal. 

 Brides should choose Fabulous Frocks because we offer them a unique way to get their dream designer gown without breaking the bank. With our mint condition gowns being 30-70% off original retail, I can’t think of a reason not to get your gown with us! We only offer private appointments and devote 100% of our attention on our brides, the way it should be. We currently house over 70 different designer gowns and with no two being the same, we are sure to please even the most selective brides.

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Some personal questions about Amy:

Mac or PC PC! I recently switched to Mac but am still trying to iron out all the details…

Tea or Coffee Coffee hands down. Love the smell of a fresh brewing pot of coffee.

Favorite Social Media Outlet for Sharing Pictures Instagram! Check us out- fabulousfrocksnashville

Favorite Movie Right Now So I’m not a huge movie buff but we’ve been binge watching Once Upon A Time and New Girl at my house!

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