Monday, January 31, 2011

Discount from Tummy Solutions

Tummy Solutions is offering $50 off any package for participants in the 2011 Clarksville Brides Wedding & Event Showcase. This offer is valid through February 28, so be sure to mention the bridal show when booking your appointment with Tummy Solutions.

Tummy Solutions
Phone: 931-906-8083

Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Site for McKenzie & Smiley

McKenzie and Smiley Jewelers is working on a new website! An awesome feature of the new site will include "ecommerce to make it easier for our customers who move or get stationed away." -McKenzie and Smiley Jewelers, Facebook

Now you can shop for your favorite jewelry without even leaving the house! Be sure to check out their site frequently, as updates are made, and be sure to let them know what you think. They are looking for suggestions and insights as to what their customers would like to see!

Photo courtesy of Bethany Ann Photography

McKenzie and Smiley Jewelers
2794 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Clarksville, TN
2321 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN (Next to Sango Walmart)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Meet Stella & Dot

Attention future stylists! There's a Meet Stella & Dot Event Monday, January 31st from 6:30 - 7:00pm at the Clarksville Hilton Garden Inn. "Come see what all the buzz is about! As featured in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, this hyper growth company is enabling a new kind of success for busy women with a professional, flexible, profitable home based business. Come along, even bring an interested friend or two, to learn about starting your own part or full time career as a Stella & Dot Stylist at this informal Opportunity Event." -Stella & Dot by Michele Gayler, Independent Stylist, Facebook
"It's not too late to receive $450 in free jewelry!! Come see what all the buzz is about at a Meet Stella & Dot event Jan 31st from 6:30 - 7:00pm at the Clarksville Hilton Garden Inn. For more info, e-mail me at:" -Stella & Dot by Michele Gayler, Independent Stylist

Stella & Dot by Michele Gayler, Independent Stylist:
Phone: 931.338.2309

Hilton Garden Inn
290 Alfred Thun Road (at Exit 4)
Clarksville, TN
Phone: 931-647-1096

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sell Your Used Linens

Many couples choose to purchase their reception linens instead of renting them. Sometimes, it's just the best option, except, what do you do with the linens after wards? Clarksville Linen Rental will buy your used linens! During the last week of each month, you can contact Clarksville Linen Rental at 931-920-4220 or if you are interested in selling your used (or unused!) linens. This includes tablecloths, runners, chair covers, sashes, and overlays.

Clarksville Linen Rental
Phone: 931-920-4220
Website: Clarksville Linen Rental

Thursday, January 27, 2011

*Attention Vendors*

We're officially one month away from the 7th Annual Bridal Expo at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. "The James E. Bruce Convention Center will be hosting their 7th Annual Bridal Expo on Sunday, February 27, 2011. If you own or manage a business that would be relevant to this event, we would love for you to attend and represent your business. This event has always been a very popular and well-attended event. It will give you an awesome opportunity to showcase your products and services. If you are interested in being a part of this event, or just have questions, contact Peggy Everett at 270-707-7000. Don't miss your opportunity to showcase your business at the 7th Annual Bridal Expo!" -James E. Bruce Convention Center, Facebook

Click here to view their Facebook event page to find out more information about the show.

James E. Bruce Convention Center
303 Conference Center Drive
Hopkinsville, KY
Phone: 270-707-7000

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Don't forget to vote!

Reminder! Don't forget to vote online for your favorite couple to win the Q108 Wedding Giveaway, brought to you by Over 60 couples submitted their photos and essays in hopes of winning an AMAZING wedding giveaway prize package, including banquet room and catering for up to 200 people from Riverview Inn, a wedding gown from Something Blue Bridal Shoppe, a 2 camera HD ceremony video package from Turning Point Productions Videography, a tux from Gent's Formal Wear, $200 in linen rentals from Clarksville Linen Rental, a wedding cake from Covered with Icing, $100 in fashion jewelry from Stella & Dot by Michele Gayler, Independent Stylist, and more!

You have until Sunday, January 30, 2011 11:59 PM to vote. Click here to get your vote on!

Q108 Wedding Giveaway

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Vegan Catering

Brides looking for a healthier reception menu can turn to Chef Corey of C&K Soul Foods Catering & Personal Chef Services. "Chef Corey is currently working on a new addition to the menu- VEGAN! Including Vegan Cupcakes!!!" -C&K Soul Foods Catering & Personal Chef Services, Facebook

Chef Corey will be launching a new website, new menus, and a new look - so stayed tuned! You can keep up with Team CK by liking their page on Facebook:!/pages/CK-Soul-Foods-Catering-Personal-Chef-Services/57783327926

C&K Soul Foods Catering & Personal Chef Services
Phone: 888-484-5111

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bridal Fest Recap

Yesterday, we stopped by Bridal Fest, a bridal show in Bowling Green, to visit a couple of our local vendors, Covered with Icing and Yaya's Cake Shoppe. Both of their booths were LOADED with delicious samples!

Gayle Howard, of Yaya's Cake Shoppe, made some oh-so-adorable mini cupcakes, displayed on a beautiful tiered cupcake stand. She also brought some gorgeous examples of her wedding cake designs, including this beauty that I just had to post! (photo to left)

We then headed over to visit Heather Noble in her Covered with Icing booth.

Heather brought some yummy cake samples and, my personal favorite, cake truffles! I thought this was just the coolest thing (photo to right) - what an awesome idea for centerpieces! Guests can have a beautiful display, as well as a delicious dessert, right at their table!

Thanks to Covered with Icing and Yaya's Cake Shoppe for sharing your booths, and samples, with us!

Covered with Icing
Phone: 615-338-0466

Yaya's Cake Shoppe
Phone: 615-382-7707

Saturday, January 22, 2011

You're Facebook!

You're Invited Invitations by Design recently made a facebook page! "Like" their page to view samples "of everything from wedding invitations to birth announcements to retirement parties..."
-You're Invited, Facebook

You'll also be able to keep up with the latest deals and promotions that You're Invited has to offer!

You're Invited
Phone: 931-216-7368, ask for Jenifer Shaffer
Email: or

Cake, anyone?

Sunday/TOMORROW :) there's a bridal show in Bowling Green, KY, Bridal Fest 2011. While this isn't necessarily a local event, it is going to feature some local vendors. Two of our top cake decorators, Covered with Icing and Yaya'a Cake Shoppe, will both have booths at the show.

The best thing about a cake booth has to be the cake! Covered with Icing will be bringing Pink Champagne cake (HUGE hit at the Clarksville bridal show), Spice cake, Traditional White and Chocolate Cappuccino! Brides should "stop by my booth to sign in for a chance at drawing for a gift certificate towards $50 off their cake order and see some new color trends for 2011."
-Heather Noble, Covered with Icing

Yaya'a Cake Shoppe will be bringing mini cupcakes (adorable!), featuring a variety of flavors. "I am taking chocolate cupcakes filled with chocolate ganache, Strawberry with cream cheese icing, Red velvet with cream cheese icing, white cake filled with raspberry and lemon with lemon filling and butter cream icing."
-Gayle Howard, Yaya's Cake Shoppe

So, my Clarksville Brides, if you do make it to Bowling Green this Sunday, January 23rd (again, TOMORROW), don't forget to stop by Covered with Icing and Yaya's Cake Shoppe's booths to help support our local vendors!

Covered with Icing
Phone: 615-338-0466

Yaya's Cake Shoppe
Phone: 615-382-7707

Friday, January 21, 2011


Mention or that you were at the 2011 Clarksville Brides Weddings & Event Showcase and receive a 10% early bird discount off your wedding photography package from Bethany Ann Photography! This special promotion is valid only through February 9 so book now!

Bethany recently revamped her website, aka photo journal, with a new layout, new logo and TONS of new photos. She updates her site frequently so there's always something new to view.
"It’s a one stop shop for visitors. Whether you are looking for wedding images, family images, or pricing information, you can click around to your hearts content. And if you want to book a session or wedding, the contact information is always present at the top of the screen."

My favorite thing about Bethany's site has to be how personal it is. She doesn't just say "Here are some photos from John & Jane's wedding." She talks about what happened that day - her favorite moments, funny stories, and why she took certain photographs.

"I feel like I’m interacting with those who come to my site. I know that’s kind of weird, but it’s true. I feel like I’m just talking to all my friends out there on the Internet about life, as well as all the awesome weddings and photo sessions I photograph. :) Sure, I could just post photos and not say ANYTHING about the session, but that gets old. I want people to know about the amazing people in the photos, as well as viewing all the fun we had."

So remember brides, book by February 9 AND mention or being at the bridal show and receive your 10% early bird discount. Spread the word!

Bethany Ann Photography
Phone: 931-444-9203

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Special Gifts for that Special Someone!

Want to send a great local gift to your loved one for Valentine's Day? Check out all the great gifts from Sango Village Florist! They offer plush, balloons, flowers (of course!), etc. Don't have time go pick up your gift?
"We deliver all over Montgomery County and Pleasant View. And we offer free delivery to anyone who is currently deployed - just our little way of saying thanks."
-Courtney Berlyak, Sango Village Florist
You can order up until Valentine's Day, but in order to guarantee delivery for that day, the earlier the better.

"The countdown is on...300 gerbera daisies, a bazillion roses, vases, other flowers, balloons, plush animals are all being ordered for Valentine's Day!! Don't be the 'same old' and send a dozen roses...send a nice mixed bouquet filled with spring flowers!!" -Sango Village Florist, Facebook
"Again, everyone has roses, but why not get a bouquet with daisies, iris, stock, lilies, roses, etc? Something that will last longer and be much more cost effective!"
-Courtney Berlyak, Sango VIllage Florist

Sango Village Florist
3381 Hwy 41A South Clarksville, TN 37043
Phone: (931)358-3300

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Model & Mingle!

Monday night, we attended the Model & Mingle (or Sip & Stare, as my hand model Blaire so affectionately named it) event at Beachaven Vineyards & Winery.

Hosted by Michele Gayler and other Stella & Dot consultants, the event was filled with wonderful wine, delicious food (loved the dainty cupcakes!) and an exciting array of the latest jewelry from Stella & Dot.

"Thanks to all the area stylists who put it on and to everyone who came!! The spring/summer line is definitely a hit!!"
-Michele Gayler, Stella & Dot Independent Stylist

Contact Stella & Dot by Michele Gayler, Independent Stylist:
Phone: 931.338.2309

Monday, January 17, 2011


Voting begins today in the Q108 Wedding Giveaway sponsored by
This year there are 63 entries to choose from. Go to and read their stories and vote for the couple you believe is most deserving of the Wedding Giveaway.
Prizes for the giveaway have been contributed by these members Something Blue Bridal Shoppe, Covered With Icing, the Riverview Inn, Turning Point Productions, Clarksville Linen Rental, Stella & Dot and other local businesses!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Catching up with our members

Join Michelle Gayler for a Stella & Dot Model and Mingle event at Beachhaven Vineyard & Winery on Monday, January 17th from 6 - 8 pm. Come warm up with the amazing new spring and summer jewelry! You'll be transported to warm and sunny Brazil and Morocco! Feel free to bring a friend!

Rockelle Coffey of I Do Bridal Makeup/Makeup by Rockelle selected two winners - Sha Radford and Jamie Lannom - in her drawing from the bridal show last Sunday. They both win an in studio trial bridal makeup and at that time they will each receive a bridal cosmetic bag with various contents of new waterproof healthy eyeliner, waterproof mascara, makeup mirror, lip gloss and makeup remover pads.

Edith Cox of The Brides Boutique has announced that Carly Rager has left The Brides Boutique to devote more time to Carly Rager Event Design & Coordinating. We wish both Carly and Edith the best of everything!