Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Introducing a new member

Finally, Clarksville has the perfect venue for a small wedding.

Magnolia House Bed & Breakfast is a lovely local landmark now offering wedding services hosted by its gracious owners. You have your choice among several ceremony spot options available either indoor or out. It is a peaceful and historic setting conveniently located on Madison Street and it gets even better!

They offer flowers, catering, cake ... you bring the Groom and the gown and Magnolia House Bed & Breakfast can provide just about everything else!

If your guest list is 40 or less, look no further than Magnolia House Bed & Breakfast.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Final Contest Question!

Here is the final question in our contest for a set of Cake Charms courtesy of Debra Harris - Visions by Debra Event Planning. E-mail your answers to all six questions to Debra at beginning today through January 3rd, 2010. A winner will be selected from all of the correct entries at the ClarksvilleBrides Wedding & Event Showcase.

Cake Charms are a chic revival of a Victorian wedding custom. 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.

Here is question #6.
(Check back through this months posts for the first 5.)

6. Why do drivers honk their car horns after a wedding?

a. It's in the tradition of making loud noises to scare off evil spirits.
b. A lot of guests can't wait to get to the open bar at the reception.
c. Horns are meant to remind us of the Horn of Plenty.
d. It's the fastest way to clear the newlyweds' way to the honeymoon.

And don't forget to visit Debra at her booth at the ClarksvilleBrides Wedding & Event Showcase on January 10th!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Introducing a new member

We want to welcome our latest member - Circuit Athletics Fitness & Wellness Center. There is no better time to get in shape and begin a life of health and fitness than during the months (of stress!) before your wedding.

The professionals at Circuit Athletics Fitness & Wellness Center are interested in creating total body health through the adjustment of exercise, diet, and mind. They achieve this through monthly nutrition appointments, monthly health assessments, and three-four day a week total body workouts. The exercise routine is organized and designed by a personal trainer and is different every single day and from class to class and person to person. They take pride in being able to help people feel better and stronger and happier about their appearance.

But don't believe me - listen to a real local bride who experienced this for herself just this fall.

"I started at Circuit Athletics in August to prepare for my January 2010 wedding. Prior to joining, I had lost approximately 50 pounds from cutting out junk food and running. I had even run in three half marathons! Although I had lost weight, I did not do any toning or strengthening so I knew I needed to take it to the next level.

At Circuit, I have participated in exercises and routines I never could have created on my own. I have committed to a sports nutrition meal plan formulated by Reggie that has increased my protein intake and truly tightened up my muscles. It is very easy to stay motivated because I can sign up for sessions that fit my schedule and all the trainers really provide individual attention to help achieve each client’s goals.

At my last assessment I lost 2.5 inches off my abdomen [in one month] and I have lost a total of ten pounds since I joined. When I look in the mirror I see an all over slimmer, tighter figure. I go next week to have my wedding dress taken in!

I thought I would only work out at Circuit until my wedding, but I have definitely decided that it is a positive addition to my lifestyle and I will continue on after January. After all, Andreas "bikini body" workout will be great for this summer!"

- Lori L

Contact Circuit Athletics Fitness & Wellness today - 931-552-2804 or - to begin your wedding preparation health and exercise program. And stop by their booth at the January 10th ClarksvilleBrides Wedding & Event Showcase. For more info on the bridal event and to register for half-price admission click here.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cake Charm Contest Question #5

Question #5. Why was rice traditionally thrown at weddings?

a. It was inexpensive.
b. It symbolized fertility.
c. It wouldn't stain the bride's gown.
d. It symbolized future prosperity.

One more question will be posted next week and then it will be time to send your answers in to Debra Harris of Visions by Debra Event Planning. The winner will be selected at the ClarksvilleBrides Wedding & Event Showcase on January 10th and will receive a set of Cake Charms.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Why a Professional? Invitations

There are so many options available on the internet for brides and often they appear to be a great bargain. But in fact, what looks like a budget saver can turn out to be a costly mistake. There are professionals trained in every aspect of wedding planning. Today let's talk about why a professional's expertise can help you with your invitations.

Remember that you get what you pay for. If the price of an invitation you see online is just too good to be true, well most likely it isn't of good quality. When you work with a professional stationer, she will guide you to the best quality product in your price range.

Additionally, you probably don't have much experience in the etiquette involved in addressing your invitations. Over the past couple of years I've learned many things from Jennifer Sanford of Invitation Creations by Jennifer. For example, did you know that when you are not using Mr. and Mrs. that the woman's name should always come first? Jane and John Doe - never John and Jane Doe. Plus the only words that should be abbreviated are Dr. and Jr. - everything else such as Road, Street, or State names should be fully spelled out out.

There are many, many tips like this that you will benefit from when working with a qualified professional.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Contest Question #4

Here's the fourth in our series of six wedding questions for our Cake Charms contest sponsored by Visions by Debra.
The last 2 questions will be presented over the next 2 weeks. Then we'll have you e-mail your answers in. The winner will be awarded a set of Cake Charms at our January 10th ClarksvilleBrides Wedding & Event Showcase.

Question 4. How did the Roman phrase "tie the knot" originate?

a. The groom knotted a rope to represent the bonds of love.
b. The bride's girdle had many knots for the groom to untie.
c. The horses for the honeymoon were tied outside.
d. The groom and the bride were tied together as a prank.

And speaking of the January 10th ClarksvilleBrides Wedding & Event Showcase, pre-registration for brides is now open. Pre-register for half-price admission to the event and faster entry.