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September/October Wedding Inspiration Board

I am seriously loving this cool weather and crisp breezes that have just arrived in Nashville. Nothing feels better than having your windows open, stepping outside (and not melting), and subconsciously knowing that fall is right around the corner….which means it’s time to decorate, YAY!

I’ve come up with an inspiration board with some of my favorite Autumn wedding designs and trends! For fall weddings, I’m really big into a lot of votives, neutral colors, gold, and incorporating wooded items and details into the design. This gives the wedding or any event for that matter, a more natural and cozy feel. When I say ‘a lot of votives’ I mean, A LOT. This soft candle lit glow, really adds to the autumn feel!





Vendor Spotlight : Kristin Kaplan


This week’s vendor spotlight is focused one our on of our fantastic preferred planners, Kristin Kaplan of Stunning Events!


About Stunning Events :

We are often told that we are “different” than other event planners. This may be due to our simple and straightforward approach to the planning process. Or it could be the limited number of events we take on per year so that we can truly get to know our clients, or possibly even our belief that it is possible to be highly detail oriented and obsessed with exceptional quality service while also being laid-back and easy going. We hope that you’ll agree that the experience of working with us is refreshing and fun above all else.

We believe the three most important aspects of a great wedding are an awesome venue, a rocking band, and an open bar. Round that out with delicious food, unique elements that tell your story as a couple, and you’ve got yourself a wedding that guests will remember as the best they’ve ever been to.



Get to know Kristin:

  1. What is your favorite vacation spot? — My family’s lake cabin in upstate NY!
  2. Favorite Nashville hangout? — I’ll be honest, these days I stay very close to home in Mt Juliet with two kids and one on the way so it’s been a LONG while since I’ve been out in Nashville.
  3. What is your favorite sport? — I love running. I guess not so much as a sport because I only run for myself mostly and don’t compete or anything but it’s my way to escape, get more energy, and of course stay in shape.
  4. What makes you stand out? — I tend to be a person that likes to “keep it real” and tell it like it is. I feel it’s important to bring that honesty to both my personal relationships and my wedding clients.
  5. What does your ideal day look like? — I would love to be able to sleep in until 7 AM (a typical day has a 5:30 AM wake-up call), get a great work out in, spend a couple hours at my desk doing what I love for work and being productive, and then spending time with my husband and girls as a family.

What Stunning Events Offers: At Stunning Events we offer Full Wedding Planning and Design as well as Event Management. 



What Others Are Saying:

“Kristin Kaplan and her Stunning Events team were single-handedly the best investment we made in our wedding.   Starting with our very first meeting together, Austin and I have always been impressed by Kristin’s organization, poise, enthusiasm, and dedication to her clients.”


“Kristin is the best thing to happen to my wedding. There were many wedding vendors that I loved, and some that I adored, but I could. not. live. without Kristin. Kristin was strong and stood her ground when it came to keeping everyone on schedule during our incredibly hot wedding day. She ensured that we were exactly where we needed to be, and that everything went according to plan. She is fantastic.”


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Vendor Spotlight : Courtney Davidson Photography


About Courtney Davidson Photography :


Well, what can I say, I am a follower of Christ. I was a debutante.  I have a strange obsession with Military Aircraft.  I love blues music.  I wish I could play the guitar like Bonnie Raitt (actually, I just wish I could play the guitar).  My favorite color is orange.  I have a very raw, gritty side, but I also have a refined, classic sensibility… all these things play out in my photography.  Most importantly, wedding photography is not just a means to an end for me- I have great joy in sharing one of the most important days in the lives of a couple and capturing it in ways that are meaningful.




Get to know Courtney:


  1. What is your favorite vacation spot? —  Bora Bora.  I mean, I assume it would be if I could ever go there.  haha.  If it is a place I have actually been to, I really enjoyed my solo vacation at Zion National Park last Fall.  
  2. Favorite Nashville hangout? — Our neighborhood bar, Village Pub.  They serve my favorite Bourbon and Scotch Whiskeys without the pretentious atmosphere.  
  3. What is your favorite sport? — FOOTBALL.  Crimson Tide.  Carolina Panthers.  Of course, the only time I get to watch football is if I am photographing the groomsmen getting ready haha.
  4. What makes you stand out? — I think the way I manage a wedding day.  Aside from the obvious, that I want to deliver my best work to every client I have, my heart is also that they actually enjoy their wedding day.  It goes by so fast.  And that is why I value my personal interaction with the clients, families and guests as much as I value making beautiful photographs.  Most of the feedback I get from my brides is not just that they loved their photos, but also that they remember how I managed time, families, “emergencies”, and took control when needed.  When things get tough or stressful, my experience gives them a confidence and trust in me that sets them at ease.  
  5. What does your ideal day look like? — Hm.  It definitely doesn’t involve a computer haha.  Ideally, I would like to sleep til 10 (I am a night owl), drink a Sundrop (my version of coffee) go hiking or something outdoors, maybe work on my succulent garden, hang out with some friends and cookout or something like that.  A girl can dream.  ;)



What Others Are Saying: “Hiring Courtney to be our wedding photographer was by far the best decision we made! She made having pictures taken easy and fun. She spent the time to make sure we felt comfortable throughout the entire process. I am so happy with how our photos turned out. She delivers a mix of beautiful, classic portraits and artistic shots that are like no other. She also pays attention to detail and gives you shots of every aspect of your wedding day. Her turn-around time on engagement photos and wedding photos is unbelievably quick and they are better than I could have ever imagined!” – Becca Senter

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Insta: @courtneydavidsonweddings


Non-Traditional Save The Date Ideas!

Nowadays everyone is looking for that unique zest to add to their wedding ensemble. What better way to add a spark then with the very first ‘invitation’ your guests will receive, the Save the Date letter! Making this interesting and unique will automatically draw your guests attention and they will be anxiously anticipating any further news/invitations you have for them regarding your special day!

A lovely and ornate piece of paper with the news of your wedding is always classic and timeless, but if that ‘s not for you, we have some other great ideas!

A gorgeous printed kitchen towel with your date and names printed on it, is so unique and cute! Also, very Eco-friendly if you want to go that route! Your guests will never forget your big day as they have this hanging in their kitchen.


I think this is such a fun idea! A balloon with all of your Save the Date information on it! Your guests will have to blow up the balloon in order to fully read what you decide to have printed on it. They will love having these cute balloons bobbing around their homes, as they will constantly be reminded of when your big day is! You can choose the font, color and whether to go with latex or non-latex balloons.


This is a super neat idea, buttons and pencils with your save the date information on it! With sending these out, your guests will be able to use these on a day to day basis and will have it penciled into their brain just exactly when your special day is. Love this idea!


Seriously, how clever is this?! Let your guests ‘decode’ the date of your wedding with these super cool, old-school glasses and decoding paper! Your guests will have so much fun decoding your hidden message! This is also a great idea if you only want certain people knowing your business. ;)



Do you have some other neat ‘Save the Date’ ideas? If so, we would love to hear about them! What did you think about this blog? We would love to hear from you! Let’s chat!