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August 2016 Archive

StudioWed Open House : August 30th, 2016


If you are a wedding professional or a bride/groom to be, our open house would be perfect for you! We would love to discuss our concept with you, as well as explain how we can help your business or wedding. Located in Sylvan Park, with FREE parking, we offer a variety of amenities and would love to give you a tour of our new space. Enjoy yummy treats from our preferred vendor, Beyond Details, while mingling amongst some of Nashville’s best!

We truly hope you can make it to our Open House on August 30th, at 6PM.


Vendor Spotlight : Fete Nashville

Hello Everyone!

You can start to feel the fall weather in the air, which in my opinion is one of the BEST feelings! We are so excited to share with you this week’s vendor spotlight, which focuses on one of our lovely planners, Sara, founder of Fete Nashville!


About Fete Nashville: 
Get to know Sara: 
1. What is your favorite vacation spot? — the beach! any beach. Belize is on my bucket list.
2. Favorite Nashville hangout? —  I just went to the rooftop bar at The George Jones Museum – that is definitely my new favorite hangout. It’s amazing!
3. What is your favorite sport? — I am at the hockey rink with my 7 year old all.year.long. I have learned to love hockey. #hockeymom
4. What makes you stand out? — We only accept 8 weddings a year, and we take a lot of time getting to know our clients, so each wedding is personalized in every aspect. We never repeat the same design twice; everything is truly custom!
5. What does your typical day look like? —  Some days I’m working on this computer from sunrise to sunset. And some days we are running around with clients going to cake tastings, picking out linen, china, chandeliers, designing invitations or working with our vendors designing custom furniture. I prefer the latter.
What Fete Nashville Offers: 
  • Founded by Sara Fried in 2009, Fête Nashville is a multi award-winning luxury wedding planning + events company known for delivering sophisticated, elegant and personalized events. Our weddings are published in wedding magazines and blogs, locally and nationally.
  • Notable accolades include Winner of The Knot’s ‘Best of’ Wedding Planner award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016. In 2015, Fête Nashville was inducted into the The Knot’s Wedding Planners Hall of Fame; the only planner from Tennessee to be included in this prestigious circle.
  • Fête Nashville was featured in Brides UK magazine for their Favorite 50 Wedding Planners in the World.
  • Our roster of clientele include sports and entertainment celebrities including the NFL, a Major League Baseball player, a Dancing With The Stars Winner, an American Idol winner, a NY Times Best Selling Author, a gold medal Olympian, musicians, singer-songwriters, music industry executives, CMT executives, a beauty queen, reality TV stars, the CIA, and international royalty.
  • We’ve been fortunate to work with Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry, Lonestar and planned weddings for the managers of Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, and Big & Rich.
  • Sara is a frequent contributor to BRIDES magazine.
What Others Are Saying:  

“HI BEST WEDDING PLANNER IN THE WORLD!!!!! You truly made my fairytale wedding come true! I don’t think our wedding day could have been ANY more perfect and any more US. From how it ran to the details, you thought of for Andrew and I. You blew us away and we couldn’t have been happier!!! You’re superhuman! You’re amazing Sara. So grateful I got to work with you.”  ~Shawn Johnson

Vendor Spotlight : Sensational Sounds

We are loving this wonderfully warm August weather and hope you are too! Our vendor spotlight blogs are here to inform you of our very favorite Nashville vendors. This week we are featuring DJ Gerard of Sensational Sounds.


About DJ Gerard: 

Get to know Gerard:
1. What is your favorite vacation spot? — Sanibel, FL!
2. Favorite Nashville hangout? — we shamefully go to Lockeland Table nearly once a week, does that count?
3. What is your favorite sport? — to watch, football!  GO PATS!
4. What makes you stand out? — I’m never “performing”; it’s not my show.  I’m there to be a courteous, professional master of ceremonies (not a stand-up comedian), and then I play some awesome music, well curated and well mixed.
5. What does your ideal day look like? — coffee, obviously.  Then a smoothie; more coffee… “Ideally”, I’d probably sit in a pool all day, taking breaks only to practice some mixing or researching more music.
                Experience for any occasion:
    1. wedding ceremonies and receptions

    2. birthday and anniversary parties

    3. corporate functions

    4. clubs, bars and entertainment venues

      Fully customized disc jockey services:

    1. individualized playlists

    2. 28,000 song choices (and continually expanding)

    3. music for all ages and mainstream genres, including today’s top 40, hip-hop, rock, and country

      Master of Ceremonies services:

    1. tuxedo attire

    2. professional presentation

    3. public speaking and improvisational skills

      The best in sound quality and digital reproduction

    1. over 4,000 watts of crisp, clear Peavey and QSC amplification

    2. MacBook Pro with Serato ScratchLive DJ software

    3. Rane 24-bit audio interface and Pioneer pro DJ mixer

What Others Are Saying: 

Hey Gerard,

Just wanted to let you know how happy we were with your set at our wedding back in April — I have gotten several compliments from our friends and family! Please let us know if there are any websites where we can write you a recommendation.

Thanks again,

Chris and Allison

(Wedding: April 21, 2012)

“We just wanted to thank you for the amazing job you did during our wedding weekend. We lost track of how many people came up to us to compliment you, and we know how much extra work you had to do working with a completely new set of music and preparing our complicated introductions. We doubt anyone else would have been able to navigate between both types of music so successfully that an entire dance floor of guests of all ages and backgrounds weren’t ready to stop dancing at 1:00 am.”

            — Swapna Reddy & Ben Feigenberg (6/29/2013)

@jhaas (via Twitter)

Haas wedding 10/16/2010:

@DJgerard47 You’re simply a hero. You slayed, and we got compliments on our selection all night long. Thanks a million!” Mac


Looking for more information about DJ Gerard? 

Gerard Hardiman

Disc Jockey

Nashville, TN

Toll free: 855.285.3560

Call or text: 617.285.3560

Signiture Drink: Blackberry Basil Whiskey Smash







If you’re still on the hunt for your perfect signature drink to display at your wedding, hunt no more! This yummy recipe will be a huge, ‘smashing’, hit at your wedding during these hot summer months.

Here’s what you need:

  • 6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 lemon halved
  • 2 tbs. Simple Syrup
  • 4 black berries
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • crushed ice

Using some type of muddler or wooden spoon, smash basil, lemon, black berries, and simple syrup in a glass. Add bourbon. Transfer to glass of your choice. Fill with crushed ice, and stir. Garnish with basil an blackberries! Try this out at home before you choose it to be your signature drink!