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October 2013 Archive

StudioWed Nashville Halloween Wedding Inspiration Board

For all of you Halloween lovers out there, check out this awesome inspiration board filled with fun decorations for a Halloween themed wedding! We found some great photos to get you into the holiday spirit!

Not getting married around Halloween? These ideas are also fabulous for a Halloween party too!

Pumpkins are a great festive addition to an October wedding. Top it off with a carved pumpkin with your new last name and some delicious caramel apples and you’re set!

Have a Happy Halloween!

StudioWed Nashville Wedding Venue Spotlight: The Marriott at Vanderbilt

Located in the heart of Music City and only minutes away from downtown, the Marriott at Vanderbilt is a wonderful location for weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners.

At the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt you will discover a range of choice amenities and wedding packages set up into 3 tiers. The team at Marriott have provided these options to get you started and are our suggestions to make your special day memorable and excellent for all involved! Although these options are pre-selected, they will mold each package into what you envision on your special day. Whether it’s decked to the nines or simple and sweet, we will customize your package so it personally reflects your style.  Each wedding package includes the following:

  • Experienced Event Staff and Dedicated Banquet Captain
  • Set Up and Tear Down
  • Tables, Chairs, Glassware, Flatware and China
  • Discounted Event  Parking
  • Upgraded guestroom for Bride and Groom
  • Reception area until 10pm.
  • Table Numbers and Holders
  • Polished wooden dance floor
  • Staging and basic electric for entertainment
  • Choice of Hotel floor length linen with coordinating napkins:
  • o   White floor length, Black floor length
  • o   Black overlays, Ivory over lays, Gold overlays
  • o   Black, White, Gold and Red Napkins
  • Chef’s Tasting for up to (4) attendees
  • Cake-cutting & Service
  • Up to (3) votive candles on each table to enhance your centerpiece
  • (1) Square and/or round mirror at each table to enhance your centerpiece


The Marriott at Vanderbilt has exceptional catering with many options to choose from! Diondra McKinley, the Director of Catering Sales is no stranger to making her client’s feel comfortable and setting Weddings up for success! With the help of Executive Chef, Dean Donnell and their Banquet Supervisor, they will work as a team to ensure everything from the food to the table linen is exactly what you wanted. Dean and Diondra will be by your side during a 4 person tasting to ensure you experience firsthand what will be presented at your Reception.

Visit their website for a complete list of food options!

Lastly, Hotel Blocking:

Marriott Vanderbilt is able to offer fantastic options and incentives if you book both your guestrooms and rehearsal dinner or brunche with them. They generally do hold Brides accountable to pick up 80% of their contracted guestroom block. If the Bride also books their rehearsal dinner, brunch or reception with them, they have the option to provide a courtesy block for up to 15 guestrooms/night based upon availability. Marriott tries to provide our Brides with discounted/upgraded suites on the evening of the Wedding based on availability.

We absolutely love the Marriott at Vanderbilt.  Their dedicated staff works tirelessly to ensure your day is perfect for not only you but for all of your guests as well! From the first time you walk in the door, you will be greeted with a smile and taken into the Marriott family. The Director of Catering will provide all of the tools to help make your decision as easy as possible, continue working with you into the planning phase and finally will be there the day of your Ceremony and/or Reception to ensure everything is excellent.

Come see what the Nashville Marriott at  Vanderbilt has to offer for your special day, because your BIG day is all about the SMALL details!

StudioWed October Champagne & Sweets Open House for Nashville Brides

Come join us on Thursday, October  24th from 6 to 8pm at our Studio location in Edgehill Village for our Open House series! Find out about StudioWed’s complimentary service to brides and get personalized, reputable vendor recommendations.

Southern Events Previews What’s Trending in Nashville Weddings this Fall

The creative event rental experts at Southern Events Nashville always bring southern charm and amazing service to Nashville brides.  Below is their preview of what to expect this Fall in Nashville Weddings!

The Evolution of Vintage: Vintage Opulence

All things retro and vintage have had a serious moment in the party-planning world as of late. But change is coming as this popular trend evolves into the next big thing: Vintage Opulence!

Highlighted by the popular Great Gatsby remake, coupled with mid-century inspired industrialism, metallics are seeping into traditional vintage themed event decor and creating one stylish statement! Vintage Opulence is part romantic, part 70s-chic and loads of glam. Expect to see a lot of gold and silver contrasted by layers of texture and pattern.  Mason Jars will be replaced by Mecury Glass and soft color palettes will find room for a bold accent.  And we can’t wait!  Below are some of our inspiring images curated from around the web highlighting this trend to come.

Metallic Moment: Victorian Gold Luxe Linens

We were delighted to showcase our  Victorian Gold Luxe Linens at the 2013 Heritage Ball. Gold linens certainly create a statement but are much more versatile than you may expect. Pair these with crystal chandeliers and lavish centerpieces for elegant extravagance. Or put them with our  rustic cross-back chairs for a relaxed romantic effect. The possibilities are endless.

These linens will be popular during the holiday season and now is the time to begin thinking about your holiday party’s decor. We offer a wide range of linens to choose from in our  Speciality Line and our staff is happy to help you choose the perfect look for your event.

3 Tips to Keep Metallics Classy and Chic!

Metallics add an instant allure and warmth to any event or home decor.  However, when working with shiny metals, it’s easy to quickly take your metallics from classy to tacky.  Below we share our best tips on incorporating metallics to create a breathtaking result whether you’re hosting at home or away.

1. Make metallics your focal point. A stunning gold coffee table or gilded mirrors create dramatic impact in a room as a focal point without overwhelming the space.  A cake table draped in a gold linen or glittering chandelier over your buffet table will create a similar effect for a special occasion.

2. Mix your metallic details. Throw pillows printed in metallic gold and silver (shown below with other inspiring images curated from the web) are a modern detail to any space, and by mixing two or three different metallics you create unfussy layers and avoid an over-done, matchy-matchy look.  Effortless style is what you are after.

3. Keep it subtle. When in doubt, less is more. Style your home using metallics as an accent such as book covers, a gold lamp or bronzed paper weights.  For your next dinner party, subtle accents on a tablescape such as a metallic placecard holder or gold-rimmed china create a dazzling affect.

Visit the Southern Events blog for more tips and inspiration when it comes to event decor and beyond!