Nashville Wedding Planner Series: “What brides think”

As we continue this Nashville Wedding Planner Series, we have found out what wedding planners do here & now we learning what past brides have to say about their wedding planner. So we have selected a couple Nashville wedding planners to share what their clients have to say about their services.

Adriel Nutter owner of Adriel Nutter Events shared her brides experience:

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“Adriel went above and beyond as my wedding coordinator! I hired her for day-of coordination and listed a few things I thought I could use her help with, but she far exceeded my expectations by helping me think of all the little things I was missing. I trusted her completely with handling the logistics and other vendors, and my family was completely blown away by her professionalism and organization. I cannot recommend her enough – just delightful!”


Emily Humphries owner of Simply Yours Weddings shared her couples experience:


Where do we even begin?! This weekend would not be possible without your knowledge, guidance, encouragement and prayers! We are forever grateful for the amount of hard work and dedication you have put into our special day. In the process of raising a sweet two year old and working at a marriage yourself, you have done what the Lord calls us all to do in our work… lovingly direct our everyday encounters to Him. When the bridesmaids dresses were 12 sizes too big and a make up artist needed to be let go, you reminded me how to respond like Jesus. Thank you for reminding us that this WHOLE marriage thing is about responding like Jesus. We love you and are so grateful for you! Can this friendship not end after tomorrow??”

Love, the Sherers

Tiffani Helms owner of Creative Designs & Events shared her past bride Marsee’s experience:


Hiring a wedding planner was, by far, the best decision that I made throughout the entire planning process. When I began to plan our wedding, I was so sure that I could take care of everything myself. However, as more decisions needed to be made, I knew that I needed a professional to organize the timeline, stay in touch with vendors, and advise me on the decisions that I needed to make!

As soon as we met Tiffani, I knew that she would be able to help me make all of the final decisions, and she would be able to stay in touch with our vendors to keep them on schedule. She did all of that, and more! On the day of our wedding, I did not have to worry about ANYTHING. Tiffani communicated with all of our vendors to make sure everyone was on time, and had everything that they needed. She also set up our reception venue the way that I wanted it to be set up, since I could not be there. I asked her to send me pictures as the reception was being set up, and she did. I loved getting to see it in progress, and know that it was being set up just the way I wanted!

Tiffani was also my “go to” person all day. If I needed ANYTHING, she was there. If anyone had any questions, she was there. Even my dad, who was skeptical about hiring a wedding planner at first, said that the best money we spent was on our wedding planner. Not only did having a wedding planner put me at ease, but it also allowed my parents, my husband, and his parents to all be able to just relax and enjoy the day. I definitely recommend hiring a wedding planner to any future brides. There is nothing better that you can spend your money on during the planning process!

Marsee Hohwald

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Vendor Spotlight- Caley Newberry Photography

Today we are featuring Caley Newberry Photography on the blog today.

How did you get into photography?

In what feels like another life, I was a sports reporter. It was a time when newspapers and magazines were first starting to see editorial cuts because the Internet was taking over, so the publication I worked for often wouldn’t have a photographer to send with me when I was covering a story. They’d toss a camera in my hands as I was walking out the door and asked me to do what I could. Photography at the time was a passive thought, and I didn’t put much effort into getting great photos until they credited me with a dark, blurry photo in the paper. I committed to learning how to use a camera, and in the process, fell in love. It all happened pretty organically from there. Friends decided I wasn’t terrible at this and asked me to take their photos, which eventually turned into a few weddings, which became my passion. Who would want to take pictures of sweaty guys in tight pants, anyway? 🙂

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What do you love about photography?

I love that photography preserves memories. Even in a photo-saturated, Instagram-everything world, each photo preserves something. Photos I’ve taken that didn’t mean much to me at the time, have later come to mean the world to me. Even scrolling through my camera roll on my phone, I’ll run across days I’ve completely forgotten about or find myself thinking “This is the last photo we took in this house” or, unfortunately, “This is the last time I saw this person.” All of a sudden, those random photos are precious, and I love that photography allows me to capture those feelings and revisit them over and over for myself and for my clients.

What would you say is your photography style?

I’ve struggled with putting a name on my style, mostly because it feels cliche and boring to say that it’s photojournalistic and classic. But I know that’s the truth. I’ve always done my best to assure that the photos I take survive the test of time, so to speak. I don’t choose to use presets or trendy edits, not because I don’t think they’re beautiful — I think they’re wonderful! — but because I’d rather my work look as timeless as it can. I’m mostly drawn to images that are shot tight and filled with color, so that’s what I shoot!

Do you shoot digital or film?

Aside from my polaroid land camera that I pull out for fun sometimes, I’m all digital.

Tell us why brides should choose you to capture their wedding day.

There are so many incredible photographers in this city, so I believe so much of whom you hire is about how comfortable you are around that particular photographer. I want my brides to feel like we can be friends, and they can relax, feel comfortable and laugh on our shoots! (This is especially important for boudoir clients!) I’m a little bit awkward and very go-with-the-flow. I really take the time to get to know my clients, and that’s not for everyone. If it is, and they want the kind of photographer that will possibly reply to an email with a GIF, I’m their girl!

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Vendor Spotlight- Corner Catering

Corner Catering is a division of Corner Pubs, a restaurant group based in middle Tennessee. We recently had the pleasure of enjoying their food at our group meeting. So we touched base with their catering coordinator Debbie to tell us more about Corner Catering.

How did you get into catering?

I helped a friend plan her wedding many years ago and did all the cooking.

What are some different options for catering that you offer brides?

Custom menu planning, buffets, family style, plated dinners, & stations.


What are some new things you are working on for 2015?

We are building a catering kitchen and offices for our company headquarters.

What are you seeing that is popular in catering in 2015?

We seem to be moving back to more formal dinner service which is very exciting.



What catering trends do you wish would die?

I don’t really have any issues with trends I don’t like. I think everyone has different tastes and likes which is what I love most about what I do…..creating is fun!



Tell me why brides should choose Corner Catering.

Corner catering is reasonably priced, goes above and beyond your expectations and will always put your needs first.

For more info about Corner Catering, please contact Debbie at 615-939-8760


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Vendor Spotlight-Thistle & Sage Design

So happy to feature Thistle and Sage Designs today formally Farris Calligraphy. We worked with owner Farris on a group meeting last year & she created some amazing items for us. As a recent bride herself, she understands what brides want & need. Check out her services!!

What made you go into the business of calligraphy?

I took a class in calligraphy and ended up falling in love after the first two hours of it! It became a beloved hobby and then quickly turned into a business I truly enjoy. Now I have incorporated my graphic design abilities with my calligraphy and the possibilities have become endless!


What are all the different ways brides can use your products?

The wedding invitations and save the dates are the first thing the guests will see! It gives them an idea of what your wedding will be like. Calligraphy is an elegant and timeless art that gives special attention to each guest!


What options do you offer?

I offer design for invitations, logos, stationary, menus, programs, etc. I also offer calligraphy for envelopes, place cards or anything else that needs lettering! I just recently added watercolor envelope addressing to the list as well. I am a one-stop shop for all your paper needs.



What makes this aspect of a wedding so special and unique for bride?

I customized everything exactly to her taste! Whatever she imagines for her invitations and calligraphy, I will do my best to surpass!


Some personal questions about Farris:

Mac or PC – Mac for life!

Tea or Coffee – coffee in the morning, tea at night…I can’t choose one or the other 🙂

Favorite Things To Do in Nashville – movies in Elmington park, walks around Radnor lake with my amazing husband and sweet puppy, and eating my way through all the many restaurants in town!

Favorite Song Right Now– I don’t know about my favorite, but I can’t get “Brighter Than the Sun” by Colbie Caillat out of my head!


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Vendor Spotlight-Jenna Henderson Photography

Photography is a very important element on your wedding day, because after your special day is over, all you have are the memories & pictures. That’s why it’s important to choose the perfect photographer. Jenna Henderson Photography is one that we love, learn more about her services & what she provides Nashville couples.

How did you get into photography?

I got into photography as a sophomore in high school, when I saved my money to buy a “clicky” camera. I found quickly that I have a natural eye for light, so I got my degree in photography and began working full time for myself in 2007.


What do you love about photography?

I love the feelings that a photograph can evoke, no matter how many times the image is viewed. Anytime I can create an image that has emotions that resonate in such a way that the photograph doesn’t get tired or boring over time, I feel I’ve done my job well.

What would you say is your photography style?

My style is timeless yet fresh, classic yet whimsical. I am most inspired by movement, laughter, and love. My goal is to photograph just the right combination of photojournalism and posed portraits, so that in the end, my brides have an exquisite collection of images that will help them tell their story for years to come.


Do you shoot digital or film?

I consider myself a hybrid shooter, meaning I’m fully comfortable shooting both film and digital. Being able to switch easily between the two means I’m ready and able to shoot anything a wedding can throw at me using the best possible techniques, to create the best images.


Tell us why brides should choose you to capture their wedding day.

First and foremost, a bride should hire me if they’re attracted to my fresh, timeless style. Also, on a wedding day, I can work well with a number of different people and personalities and still keep things running smoothly and on time. Finally, I’m passionate about great service and tangible, hold-in-your-hands photos in the form of classic albums and frames that perfectly compliment my images; it’s my goal to make sure the photography experience doesn’t end with the wedding, but rather when the photos are on display in my clients’ daily lives.




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