Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Diane Nolan - "I DO" Weddings

"I DO" Weddings was started to help brides and grooms make the best of their special day without all the hassle and drama surrounding them. We can begin with them when they first become engaged or even help at the last minute; of course, that depends if we have their date open.

My husband and I pastor the Clarksville Church of God. We have been in Clarksville for 3 years as of October 16. We have pastored from Hawaii to Alaska and points in between. As a team, we have done over 176 weddings. We were very honored to have both our sons ask us to perform their weddings.

The Hansen-Hardin wedding was done for under $6,000. It was very elegant yet inexpensive; everything the bride and groom wanted. We were able to decorate the reception with beautiful silk flowers, linens, etc. and it was a wonderful setting. We had live flowers in the Sanctuary and thanks to Four Seasons Florist for a great job on the bouquets, altar flowers...everything. Carols Cakes and Moore did a tremendous job on the wedding cake especially the flowers that decorated the cake on each layer. I have a wonderful team that I work with and everything was done to perfection.

At "I DO" Weddings, we can offer any service that a bride is looking for or we can help plan just a party event. Packages can be customized to fit the budget of any size.

Photo courtesy of Digital Diamonds Photography.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thank You from The Brides Boutique

Thank you to all of you who came out and helped us celebrate. We really enjoyed seeing all of you and catching up on what's new with all of you. To all of the new bride's that attended, congratulations and we hope you received helpful information on making plans for your big day. We would like to also congratulate all of the door prize winners. We hope your gift can be put to great use. Thank you for giving us a great 10 years and we look forward to all of the fun we will have over the next 10.

Carly & Edith

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Bride's Boutique Event

Apologies readers, I took a little sabbatical to work on another project and let the Blog get a bit behind. I did make time however to stop in at The Bride's Boutique's 10th Anniversary event. Lots of brides came through and chatted not only with Carly and Edith of The Bride's Boutique, but also with a few select other wedding professionals. All photos are courtesy of Joan of Art Photography.

Jennifer Shafer of You're Invited Invitations by Design had a lovely display of some of her most recent invitations.

Brenda Barker of Cherry Lane Home & Gifts displayed some of their items and was on hand to discuss their wedding registry program.

Joan Evans of Joan of Art Photography sharing some of the stunning wedding books she has created for her clients.

Carrie Rains of Cakes by Carrie - and one of our newest website members! - shared tastings of her chocolate and raspberry flavors.

And this proves it - it's never too early to start shopping for your wedding gown!

And last but not least, Danielle Lear of TurningPoint Productions Videography gave out demos of her work and showed off her darling new baby, Devin.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

10th Anniversary Celebration

The Brides Boutique is celebrating their 10 year anniversary this month and they are hosting a huge celebration at their store located at 329-M Warfield Blvd. on Tuesday, September 22 from 4-7 pm.

They are celebrating their ten years in our community and celebrating their relationship with some of the best wedding services providers in the area.

This will be an open house where brides can shop not only for their wedding gown but also meet with some of the wedding vendors that the owners of the Brides Boutiuqe have worked very closely with over their ten years of business.

Brides - stop in, have a piece of cake and mingle with some of the best local wedding pros. Also be eligible for door prizes from all of the wedding vendors attending, including but not limited to: Sango Village Florist, Joan of Art Photography, Turning Point Productions, You're Invited Invitations, One Source Bookkeeping and Carly Rager Event Design and Coordinating.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Spotlight on The Cumberland Room

The Cumberland Room is located at 2525 Highway 48, Clarksville, TN. The reception hall is 3,500 square feet and accommodates up to 320 people. They provide seating for up to 250 people. It is a well-appointed and informal space and they allow outside catering, decor, etc.

Rental fees include most of the basic equipment you would need (tables, chairs, dance floor, etc.).

The Cumberland Room is an all-day rental, meaning you can come in and decorate the morning of your event. To reserve the day prior to the event for decorating requires an additional fee.

We suggest booking the space no less than 10 months prior to the desired date, especially if your reception date of choice is a Saturday night.

A security deposit is required at the time of booking. The rental fee is due 30 days prior to the event.

Parties must end and The Cumberland Room must be cleaned by 1 a.m. (Extended hours can be arranged for an additional charge.) Beer, wine, and champagne can be served to guests as long as it is NOT sold. Cash bars CANNOT be operated in this facility. No glass bottles.

There is a kitchen for food service that includes ovens, ice maker and refrigeration, and is included in your rental fee.

The facilities are shown by appointment only but you can enjoy a video tour anytime at Please call 931-647-3942 or 931-206-5921 to schedule a convenient time to visit The Cumberland Room. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wedding Wednesday!

Don't forget that in the month of September The Brides Boutique will be celebrating their 10th anniversary with a Wedding Wednesday special every Wednesday! Call 552-4866 today to find out about this week's deal!

PLUS tonight is the first Something Social at Something Blue in their new location in Sango. Bring a friend, experience their new store, meet some great vendors and see a fashion show.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Something New at Something Blue

Something Social at Something Blue!

Join the staff at Something Blue once a month for a fun social event and fashion show!
They will have various vendors that will help you with your wedding needs, gift ideas, or just something fun for you!

Bring a friend after work tomorrow - Wednesday, September 9th from 5:00pm-8:00pm.
894 Hwy 76, off Exit 11 by Pancho Villa in the Shoppes at Willow Chase

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Contest Question #2

Below is the second in our series of 6 questions in our Cake Charms contest. Answer all 6 questions correctly (by e-mail to at the end of the contest and you may be chosen to win a set of cake charms.

Cake charms are a revival of a Victorian tradition and a hot new wedding trend. The charms, attached to ribbons that stick out, can be inserted in your wedding cake by your cake baker. Gather the female members of your wedding party and on the count of three each pulls out a charm. Each charm contains your wish for the recipient.

Contest question:

2. If the bride has been married before, what is she not supposed to do?

a. Wear white
b. Wear a veil
c. Kiss the groom
d. Throw her garter

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Spotlight on The Bride's Boutique

by Carly Rager

The Bride's Boutique is celebrating our 10 year anniversary as Clarksville's premier bridal boutique. We offer everything from exquisite bridal gowns to tuxedo rentals. The Bride's Boutique is also Clarksville's prom headquarters. Our store is locally owned by Edith Cox and Carly Rager. Edith has been a seamstress is the bridal industry for 30 years and has been at The Bride's Boutique since day one. She started as the seamstress under the previous owner. Carly has been in the bridal industry since 2000 and found herself at The Bride's Boutique in late 2003 while on the search for her perfect dress. While shopping one day the previous owner approached Carly about possibly having an interest in working there. Carly accepted the position and was managing the store early in 2005. This is how Edith and Carly came to have a great working relationship. When the opportunity arose for the two to become business owners in 2006 and take over ownership of the boutique, they decided that was an opportunity that they just couldn't pass up. They love their job. You can find one of them there if not the two of them everyday.

The Bride's Boutique prides itself in providing unique, elegant, designer lines at an affordable price. Many of our gowns have the ability for you to make custom changes unique to you and your style. We understand every bride is on a budget and can help assist you in finding the perfect dress for you that will not break the bank. We carry about 250 different styles of wedding gowns in stock. Our selection is the largest in town, from ballgowns to cocktail length destination gowns, and we are sure you will find the right silhouette for you. There are 10 different bridal gown designers represented in our store. If we do not have the exact gown here that you are in love with there is a great chance we can get it for you. We are here is assist you in whatever your need may be. Not only do we offer bridal gowns, but we also carry bridesmaid gowns, flower girls dresses, prom and military ball gowns, shoes, jewelry, veils, headpieces, tuxedo rentals, as well as wedding sets with unity candles, guest books, etc. We also have great affordable options for mothers.

We do offer payment options such as layaway as well as military discounts with a military ID. You never need an appointment to come in and shop. We do allow you to bring a camera and take pictures of the gowns you like so you can think about your decision. Every Wednesday during the month of September we will be offering a Wedding Wednesday special. Give us a call @ 931-552-4866 for more information. We promise it is worth checking in to. We are located at 329-M Warfield Boulevard in Warfield Towers Shopping Center. (Right next to Memories in Bloom Scrapbook Store and The Looking Glass Restaurant). Our store hours are Monday- Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-5.

Congratulations on your engagement, we look forward to seeing you soon!
~The Ladies @ The Bride's Boutique