Saturday, April 30, 2011

Groom's Cakes

I'm pretty sure that everybody loves a good groom's cake - the design of the cake is not only a reflection of the groom's hobbies, interests, personality, etc, but often, it also adds a bit of humor to a formal wedding reception. It's important that when choosing who will make this "gift" for your groom, that you consider both flavor and design. When it comes to design, The Cake Artist has a photo gallery FULL of groom's cakes for you to view and find inspiration for your husband-to-be's special cake. I'm sharing a few of my fav groom's cake photos from The Cake Artist below and you can click here to check out the groom's cake gallery at
The Cake Artist
Phone: (270)522-890

Friday, April 29, 2011

Makeup by Rockelle

Looking for a professional makeup artist for your wedding day??? Well, look no further! Rockelle Coffey of Makeup by Rockelle, I Do Bridal Makeup, is a "licensed trained professional makeup artist with over 20 active years in beauty-fashion and photography makeup and skin care industry."

Rocky specializes in airbrush and conventional makeup application techniques and she even offers makeup lessons for the bride and bridal party. Check out Rocky's site, for more info, and contact her today for a consultation!

(photos courtesy of Katie Wright Photography)

Makeup by Rockelle, I Do Bridal Makeup
Rockelle Coffey
Phone: 931-220-8573

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hopkinsville Reception Photos!

I am SO excited!! We've got some gorgeous photos, shot by the wonderful Katie Wright Photography, from a recent reception at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. These photos are fabulous ~ my favs are from the inside of the reception - you can see some of the amazing details that the convention center offers. They've got draping, uplighting, linens, etc. Check 'em out: (click on photos to enlarge)
James E. Bruce Convention Center
303 Conference Center Drive
Hopkinsville, KY, 42240
Phone: 270-707-7000

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mother's Day Bouquets

"Need Mother’s Day ideas? Look no further than Sango Village Florist - we have flowers for Mother’s Day that will suit any style and we offer Mother’s Day flower delivery to Clarksville, TN or nationwide! Wish her a Happy Mother’s Day with a beautiful bouquet of flowers, the perfect Mother’s Day gift!"

There are SO many great Mother's Day bouquets on! (click here to check them out) The bouquets can come in traditional vases, baskets, terra-cotta pots, and all kinds of different containers. One of my Mother's Day favs is this bouquet from Sango Village Florist (see photo to right) - your mom not only gets the bouquet; she also gets the hand-painted ceramic teapot and sculpted, hand-painted bluebird. Be sure to check out this Mother's Day bouquet and more at!

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Site for Gents

Gent's Formal Wear has a beautiful new website,! Click here to check out the new site, where you can view photos of their tuxedos & formal wear, and be sure to contact them to find out more about their special promotions, including:

"Gent's Formal Wear of Clarksville is proud to say we are family owned & operated. This allows us to give you the attention to detail and service that you so deserve on your special day. We are able to give you a level of service, selection and charm you just can’t find in a large corporate run tuxedo store. Our goal, 'we want to meet and exceed your expectations; while making your formal affair, special and truly memorable.'”

Gent's Formal Wear
1923 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN. 37043
Phone: 931-920-8444

Monday, April 25, 2011

Wedding Palette: Black & Red

Red & Black is one of the most popular wedding color palettes today. It's bold, classic, and when properly executed, can help create an elegant atmosphere for your wedding day. Today we're featuring this palette with photos from Joan of Art Photography. Joan shot this seasonal-themed wedding back in December and the red & black palette was perfect for this holiday wedding. You can view more of these photos on Joan of Art Photography's facebook page - click here to check them out.

Photography: Joan of Art Photography
Floral: Sango Village Florist
Linens: Clarksville Linen Rental

Joan of Art Photography
Phone: 931.216.2464

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wedding Palette: Pink & Brown

We're still featuring wedding color palettes here on the blog! Today we're on to Pink & Brown. These fun photos come from Shea Halliburton of Photography by Shea. The Pink & Chocolate Brown accessories and details in these photos created a classic, romantic wedding palette for Lyndsay & Alan's big day! (click on photos to enlarge) You can see more photos from this Pink & Brown palleted wedding on Shea Halliburton Photography's facebook page - click here to check them out!

By Shea
Phone: 931.801.3415

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wedding Palette: Purple & Green

We're featuring another wedding color palette today - Purple & Green! We've got fabulous photos from the ever-fabulous Bethany Ann Photography - she shot this Purple & Green palleted wedding last weekend in Clarksville. Purple & green bridesmaids dresses, flowers, linens, etc - these complementary colors accented each other perfectly at this beautiful spring wedding. You can check out more of these Purple & Green photos on Bethany's site, Click here to check them out!

Bethany Ann Photography
Phone: 931-444-9203

Friday, April 22, 2011

Wedding Palette: White

I LOVE checking out wedding color palettes! Today we're featuring a color palette by True Bliss Events & Coordinating, and, believe me, it's a nice day for a white wedding! :) Stephanie and Amy of True Bliss put together this white on white palette for Lindsay & Cody's wedding back in February. White linens, white centerpieces, white cake, white flowers - this chic, classic palette is simple, yet sophisticated. True Bliss did an amazing job executing this palette and we're so excited to share their photos of the reception decor. (photos by True Bliss Events & Coordinating; click on photos to enlarge) You can see more photos on True Bliss's Facebook page - click here to check them out!

Event Design: True Bliss Events & Coordinating
Floral: Sango Village Florist
Linens: Clarksville Linen Rental

True Bliss Events & Coordinating
Phone: 615.973.3673

Thursday, April 21, 2011

YaYa's Cake Shoppe

Today is all about getting to know Gayle Howard! Gayle is the owner, cake baker and decorator of Yaya's Cake Shoppe. I was hangin' around the Yaya's site when I read this wonderful bio about Gayle and why and how she started her business:

"My Name is Gayle Howard and I've baked cakes for years, although they were just for my family and friends. After my daughter's wedding in 2009 I had so many people asking me if I would make cakes for them. Just a few months after her wedding the building materials supplier I worked for closed their doors after 130 years in business. It was then that I started thinking about how I was going to make ends meet. Things started to fall into place with the help of family and friends...With their help I decided that opening my own specialty cake shoppe could be an answer to my prayers. So we built an addition to our home to serve as my cake room. I have always loved baking...I look forward to working with you & designing a cake for your special occasion."

Click here to visit the About section of to read the full story, and be sure to contact Yaya's today for your custom cake needs!

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

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Joan of Art


We LOVE Joan of Art Photography! SO, we wanted to share some recent photos that she posted on Facebook - these are photos from Kaci & Tyler's engagement session. We're gonna go ahead and dub this one "Country Chic" - country because of the barns & hay - and chic because of the couple's fabulous style & that epic engagement ring that Kaci is toting around. :) Seriously, love the ring! Wanna see more? You can click here to see the full slide show of the session and be sure to check out to see more samples of Joan's fabulous photos!

Joan of Art Photography
Phone: 931.216.2464

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Graduation Special

We've got a Graduation Special from The Riverview Inn! "Want to show your Graduate how proud you are of them? Throw then a graduation party in May! Get the all the family and friends together to say "CONGRATS". We want to offer you a free banquet space for any new booking for the month of May. Any banquet room and any available date. All you have to worry about paying for is the food. Call us while space is available!" -The Riverview Inn, Facebook

Contact The Riverview Inn today to take advantage of this great deal - FREE banquet space for any new graduation party booking for the month of May!!

Riverview Inn
Address: 50 College Street, Clarksville, TN
Phone: 931-552-3331

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is less than 2 weeks away and there are TONS of great Mother's day gift ideas from McKenzie & Smiley Jewelers. From gold dipped roses to diamond earrings to gemstone pendants and more, they are your one-stop shop for Mother's Day bling! You can see some of this fabulous jewelry on their site,, and you can click here to check out some of their Mother's Day Specials.

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

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Flowers

Easter is just one week away! "You can’t send Easter eggs - so send a fresh bouquet of Easter flowers instead! Sango Village Florist has the best and brightest flowers for Easter, including the traditional Easter Lily. Send Easter flowers to Clarksville, TN or nationwide for a joyful Easter celebration."
Check out to see their amazing selection of Easter Flowers and contact them today to order your beautiful floral arrangement!

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

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Get Cookin' with Chef Corey!

Get ready for a series of gourmet cooking classes with Chef Corey of C&K Catering & Personal Chef Services! The 6 part series, "Educating the Palate", will all be held in downtown Clarksville at Ingredients, 100 Strawberry Alley, Clarksville, TN.

Classes can be purchased individually, or you can sign up for all 6 for $200 and save $50. Pricing for each class covers groceries, supplies, labor and tastings for each participant. You can find out more information on the classes and register at Ingredients, or email for the registration and credit card authorization form.

"Educating the Palate" April Class:
April 25th, 6pm-8pm
1st Class - Back to Basics - This class will focus on introducing a basic comfort meal with a kick. Chef Corey will use his special seasonings & garnishes to make a meal absolutely so delicious that it will make you slap your mama, knock her down and pick her back up again! Students will learn how to shop for particular seasonings and combine them in such a way to make any food taste good. Price: $40 per person. Registration deadline is April 21st for the Back to Basics class.
Menu Selection:
Baked Chicken
Chives & Butter Red Potatoes
Long Stemmed Green Beans
Special Dessert: Lemonade Pie Garnished With Fresh Fruit Pairings & Toppings

The rest of the classes run May 9-June 3 so be sure to contact Chef Corey asap to find out more information and reserve your spot!

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

Friday, April 15, 2011

Welcome Back Gents!

Welcome back to the community Gent's Formal Wear! Gent's isn't just the place to go for tuxedos & men's formal wear; they also offer a wide variety of wedding gowns, prom dresses, and accessories.

Here's a little preview of what Gent's has to offer from their segment of the 2011 Clarksville Brides Wedding & Event Showcase Fashion Show:

Gent's Formal Wear
1923 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN. 37043
Phone: 931-920-8444

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Welcome Home Winners!

The 2011 Q Wedding Give-Away Winners, Ben Miller and Stephanie Bridges, are back in the U.S.! They arrived on a flight from Afghanistan on Wednesday - you can see photos and read the full story on (click here to check it out)

Over 60 couples submitted their photos and essays in hopes of winning the Q Wedding Give-Away contest, sponsored by, and the "heartwarming story submitted to the contest by Miller, earned the couple enough votes to pull them into the winner’s spot."

The wedding giveaway prize package includes 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!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

NEW Bouquet Gallery

Looking for inspiration for your wedding bouquets? Look no further! There's a brand new inspiration section on, the Bouquet Gallery! You can see fabulous photos (from fabulous photographers) of some of their favorite bouquets from weddings. To the right are some sample photos from the bouquet gallery.

From top to bottom:

Katie Wright Photography

Joan of Art Photography

Laura Kay Photography

Holly Ann Photography

Photography by Shea

Bethany Ann Photography

Click here to check out the new gallery - there you can click on any of the bouquet photos to enlarge them to see more details.

Looking for more inspiration for your wedding day? Don't forget to check out other Inspiration sections on

Cake Gallery
Featured Gown Shoots
Featured Weddings
Clarksville Bridal Planning Blog
Clarksville & Hopkinsville Weddings Magazine
And stayed tuned for more coming soon!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easter Buffet

Celebrate Easter at the Hilton Garden Inn!!
Sunday April 24, 2011
Reservations Required
Please call 931-647-1096 Ext 602
Adults $20.95
Kids (ages 3-11) $9.95
*price does not include 9.5% state tax or gratuity

The buffet includes:
Mixed Greens Salad
Assorted Croissants & Pastries
Sausage & Herbed Cheese Quiche
Traditional Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce
Crepe Suzette
Carved Honey Baked Ham & Roasted Turkey
Green Beens with Herb & Garlic Butter
Sweet Baby Carrots
Twice Baked Potatoes
Fresh Baked Breads with Assorted Butter
Assorted Gourmet Desserts

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

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tuesday Tasting

Heads up brides & grooms! Heather Noble of Covered with Icing will be at Wedding 101 tomorrow for her last Tuesday Tasting! "Come on down to Franklin and stop by for cake!" -Covered with Icing,

Heather will be there with cake samples and other treats. If you can't make it tomorrow, Covered with Icing also does free consultations on Mondays and Tuesdays every week and will work out schedule conflicts beyond that. In case, for some crazy reason, you are unfamiliar with Heather's work, check out this groom's cake photo that she recently posted on Covered with Icing's Facebook page. (see photo to right) Gorgeous! Am I right? I love this groom's cake!! You can see more photos of Heather's work on Covered with Icing's site and facebook page so be sure to check them out!

Covered with Icing
Phone: 615-338-0466

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Easter Brunch/Luncheon

Two weeks til Easter means 2 weeks til the Easter Brunch/Luncheon at Ms Ann's Restaurant and TeaHouse! The first seating is at 10:30am. The buffet includes Ambrosia, Asparagus Quiche, Baked Kentucky Reserve Ham with our special Pineapple/Raisin Sauce, Dressed Eggs, House Potato Salad, and Spring Vegetable Gelatin Salad. The Brunch/Luncheon is on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. Reservations only, so contact Miss Ann's today to make your Easter Sunday plans.

Ms. Ann's Restaurant and TeaHouse
1507 South Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Hours: Wed – Sat 11AM-2PM | Sundays 12:15 | Other Hours by Appointment
Phone: (270) 874 2922

Saturday, April 9, 2011

25% Off Special

"Spring is in bloom and April Trunk Show Treasures are here! As you prepare for Easter, Mother’s Day or any other spring fling, we welcome you to enjoy special savings on 5 gorgeous spring styles. We’re offering 25% off these styles during April only with a minimum Trunk Show purchase of $50 or more." -Stella and Dot,

Contact Stella & Dot Independent Stylist Michele Gayler for more details about the special!

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