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July 2011 Archive

ABG Cosmo Creation Challenge

Enjoy this on-the-fly playlist creation challenge by Cosmo Creations, courtesy of Ashley’s Bride Guide.

“Every detail matters, including the music played at your reception and how your guests interact with your DJ or band.  What the DJ selects is ultra important as it determines whether your dream wedding ambiance is achieved.  If you are seeking some ‘fist-pumping’ partying, your DJs timing, selections are crucial to keep people on the floor.  If you prefer a subdued, sophisticated yet enjoyable evening, you want a DJ that respects your wishes and keeps it lively without imposing.

We turned to Cosmo Creations to challenge them to create wedding music for 3 mock couples.  We created these brides and grooms based on various weddings and couple’s we’ve featured.  Hopefully, this will give you insight as you determine your wedding’s tone and how to work with your wedding DJ.

Style 1: City Sleek

The couple’s wedding style ~ City chic, modern &  bold

The couple’s musical tastes ~ They both love Stevie Wonder and Hip-Hop.  They want a danceable reception but the music has to be clean.

Photo by:  Ulmer Studios + A Delightful Day

Cosmo Creation’s Custom Playlist for a City Sleek Couple

I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas

Hey Ya by Andre 3000

Forever by Chris Brown

Let’s Get Married by Jagged Edge

The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson


Style 2: Country Meets City

The couple’s wedding style: Country with a city edge

The couple’s musical tastes: Bride loves country; groom loves rock.

Images: JHenderson Photography

Cosmo Creation’s Custom Playlist for a Country Meets City Couple

Sideways by Dierks Bentley

She’s Country by Jason Aldean

All Summer Long by Kid Rock

Simple Man (acoustic) by Shinedown

Save a Horse by Big & Rich


Style 3: Destination Nashville!

The couple’s wedding style: All about Nashville, TN

The couple’s musical tastes: The pulse of Nashville

Image by Michael Howard Photography

Cosmo Creation’s Custom Playlist for a Destination Nashville Couple

Crazy Town by Jason Aldean

Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus

Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash

Only God by Emerson Drive

Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks


Brent Cantrell, owner of Cosmo Creations (Image courtesy of Kristyn Hogan)

See the rest of ABG’s post here!

~ Kelly

Inspiration: Vanilla + Coral

I haven’t done an inspiration board purely based from a color scheme in a long time, so the concept behind today’s inspiration just sort of thrust itself upon me. Vanilla is one of the most perfect bridal hues, with a creamy off-white (read: not stark) color and the occasional grainy dot (love vanilla beans!). It goes perfectly with pseudo-neutral coral (natural gone pretty!). From lace details to brightly colored bouquets, this inspiration is pure perfection.

From top left, clockwise:  lace overlay, wipeout, escorts, puffs, fascinator, cream soda, macaroons, lamb’s ear, happy attendants, lace and cord, tin box, napkin, short vanilla lace, coral 1, coral 2, vanilla bean latte cake, coral necklace, vanilla beans.

Inspiringly yours,

~ Kelly

Upcoming Trunk Shows at The Bride Room

August and September are chock-full of fun and exciting dates for the Studio! The Bride Room is hosting an array of trunk shows, so book your appointment today!

From their blog:

Monique Lhuillier { Bridal } Trunk Show – Friday + Saturday | August 19 + 20

Amsale { Bridal } Trunk Show – Friday + Saturday | August 26 + 27

Lela Rose { Bridal } Trunk Show – Friday + Saturday | September 16 + 17

We are so very excited to host these collections and can’t wait to help you find the perfect dress!!!

Appointments already booking, so please do let us know if you’d like us to save a spot for you. . .

615.297.9899 |

Real Wedding: Kate + Paul

This pretty summertime wedding is chock-full of precious details, from Las Paletas (and corresponding printed lobster bibs) to the bride’s heirloom necklace and groomsmen’s neat pennant-inspired boutonnieres. Loving the details captured by StudioWed photographer, Kristyn Hogan. Other StudioWed vendors who made this day possible:  Simply Stunning Events and Brocade Nashville.

Best of wishes and a happy life to both of you, Kate and Paul!

And for our readers, see even more pictures here!

CEREMONY VENUE | Assumption Church

RECEPTION VENUE | Travellers Rest Plantation

PHOTOGRAPHER | Kristyn Hogan

WEDDING PLANNER | Simply Stunning Events

FLORIST | Brocade Design Arts

TASTY TREAT | Las Paletas

~ Kelly