Thursday, June 27, 2013

Welcome We Bring the Party Events

Welcome to our newest member, We Bring the Party Events! We Bring the Party Events was founded by Michael and Ellen Emrick after going through the wedding process. "We were disappointed in a lack of service offerings in our area and the way people handled events with 'wedding' attached to them. The core of what we do is offer clients the best quality services at reasonable prices. We do not charge more for weddings or for events on Saturdays. We are 100% confident that we have the ability to offer our services better than anyone in the area, Nashville included, without a premium price tag. Currently we provide DJ Services, Photobooth, uplighting, and string lighting rental. With close to 100 weddings completed and countless more events under our belt we are ready to take on any event!" -Michael & Ellen Emrick, We Bring the Party Events

We Bring the Party Events is running a photobooth special in June and July: Rent our Photobooth for ANY event in 2013 and get 25% off in the months of June and July! That's a professional, state of the art booth for as little as $399. Our booth loves Weddings, Reunions, Birthday Parties, Formals, Banquets, Hail and Farewells, etc. Event must be booked and deposit received in June or July. Event must be held in Clarksville. If outside of Clarksville please ask about travel rate. Click here to visit to get the promo code!

We Bring the Party Events
Michael & Ellen Emrick
Phone: 931-220-3750

Monday, June 24, 2013

First Look vs No Look

Hey Brides! Are you planning on seeing your groom before the ceremony? This topic sparks many debates among brides & grooms, family & friends. The tradition of the bride and groom not seeing each other at all before the ceremony dates back to the time when arranged marriages were custom. Back then, marriage was a business deal between families. The bride's family didn't want the groom to see her before the wedding, possibly find her unattractive, and then cancel the wedding (aka business deal). *Side note: this is also the reason that brides originally wore a veil, to mask their appearance until after the "I Do's"

While arranged marriages are (for the most part) no longer custom, the tradition of the bride and groom not seeing each other has been passed down from generation to generation. A lot of couples still choose to wait and not see each other until the ceremony - this builds a lot of anticipation and excitement and can make the ceremony more memorable. BUT some couples have modernized this tradition by doing the "No Look" where the bride are groom are blindfolded or hiding around a corner, doorway, etc where they can then hold hands and say a few words, without ever seeing each other, before the ceremony. In Tristyn and Greg's Featured Wedding, Tristyn says "I was adamant that we would not see each other before the ceremony. Instead we had a 'No-look' planned that worked wonderfully. Greg was his groomsmen and I was blindfolded by my bridesmaids. We were then led to a tree by them and stood back to back and touched hands around the tree prior to the ceremony. It made for some great pictures, and the touch was wonderful, but no peek!" -Tristyn & Greg Featured Wedding,

(No Look photo by Wallflower Wedding Photography)

One big wedding trend now is to drop the tradition all together and do a First Look. The bride and groom have a private meeting where they get to see each other before the ceremony. A lot of couples feel more relaxed after they've seen each other and are able to calm their nerves a little before the ceremony. In Leah and Will's Featured Wedding, Leah says "at first we didn't want to do that [a first look], but after talking with Shea [Leah & Will's photographer] we decided it was best to go on and do it; that way when our ceremony was over we could go straight to the party! However, looking back now, I tell future brides to do a first look regardless, because it's so magical and sweet, and 200+ people aren't staring at you during that moment." -Leah & Will Featured Wedding, 

(First Look Photo by Shea)

Whether or not you choose to see your groom before the ceremony, just make sure it's what you two want. Don't feel pressured either way, because at the end of the day, it's about you and your soon-to-be husband and what makes you two happy.

Want to see how Tristyn's wedding day and Leah's wedding day turned out? Click here to visit Tristyn and Greg's Featured Wedding and click here to visit Leah and Will's Featured Wedding

Monday, June 17, 2013

Ring Gallery

Have you checked out our new Ring Gallery yet?? It's a great place for you single ladies to send your boyfriends for engagement ring inspiration. :) We're still adding new photos to the gallery, but so far we have rings photographed by Cavallini Photography, Bethany Ann Photography, Photography by Shea, Katie Wright Photography, and Elizabeth Thompson Photography. There are plenty of different cuts and styles of diamonds to browse through, and we even have a yellow diamond in there! Click here to check out the ring gallery, and if you are currently on the market for an engagement ring, wedding band, etc, be sure to stop by one of the two McKenzie & Smiley Jewelers locations here in Clarksville. They have a wide variety to choose from and can help you find the perfect ring for that perfect someone!

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

Friday, June 14, 2013

Welcome It Works! by Wendy Clay

Have you set a weight loss goal for your wedding day? Then say "hi" to our newest member, It Works! by Wendy Clay!

"My name is Wendy Clay. I started with It Works! in April 2011. I am the wife of an amazing man. He is proudly serving our country as an Army EOD Tech. We have 6 children collectively. I found It Works! through my friend. She did the wrap and I immediately saw it's value without using it myself. I knew what it could do and I wanted it. I also wanted some of that green stuff and the liquid gold aka Defining Gel. I also didn't want to take from our family's budget so...I invested 99.00 in myself and this crazy wrap thing. Let me tell you it has been the best thing I've ever done. The products are helping me get healthy and stay that way. For a diabetic, that is hard to do. Not anymore as I use the supplements my health is improving. As I use the wraps my body has changed and I have more confidence in myself. The business has given me a means of paying off debt that my husband and I have carried for 8 years. So when they say "give us a year it will change your life" they aren't kidding.

Feel free to look around the site [see link below] and contact me at 931 302-7630 with any questions you have. I'd love to help you pick products to help reach your goals. If you are looking for an amazing opportunity to help your family financially, I would love to help you. No matter where you live, I would love to have you as a member of my IT Works! family." -Wendy Clay,

It Works! by Wendy Clay
Phone: 931 302-7630

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Shoot CAMP

Hey friends! You interested in learning how to use all those settings on that fancy camera you have?? Click here to check out Shoot Camp, brought to you by Photography by Shea and friends:


If you’re tired of shooting on AUTO enlist now to experience hands-on training from professional photographers.

We only have 30 spots at each shootCAMP so reserve your place before they are gone.

You will spend the first half of the day in class learning about Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO, Basic Lighting, and how all these work together to create the image you desire.

The second half of the day will be spent putting your new knowledge to use photographing models of different ages in different lighting situations.

The cost to enlist is $225. Bring your lunch or some cash for a great, local sandwich.

*Times and locations will be announced later. For now, please enlist and reserve your spot!"


Photography by Shea
Phone: 931.801.3415

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Updated Bouquet Gallery

We've updated our bouquet gallery with some new bouquets, including these adorable crocheted bouquets! Seriously, these are amazing!! Thanks to Cavallini Photography for sharing these amazing bouquets in our gallery. Click here to view these bouquets and more on!

Cavallini Photography
Phone: 931.627.2868

Monday, June 10, 2013

Tristyn & Greg: The Photographer Featured Wedding: Tristyn & Greg

We have a new Featured Wedding up on!! Our newest feature highlights Tristyn and Greg's gorgeous spring wedding day, photographed by Wallflower Wedding Photography. “What a wonderful couple and family to photograph and video. From the moment we arrived we were just so impressed with how beautiful everything was set up and how polite and friendly everyone was. Probably the biggest challenge for us was communicating to ensure we kept the bride and groom from seeing each other before the ceremony and still capture some great images. We also, of course, really felt it was so special that the bride took the time to pay respect to her late brother, PFC Johnathon Hall, during the ceremony. It was a beautiful setting for a great couple and family and we are glad we had the opportunity to capture their special day.” -Bill & Shel, Wallflower Wedding Photography

In our Q&A, Tristyn tells us all about her special day and gives some advice to future brides. "One piece of advice I would like to give all new brides is to please remember to cherish your wedding day, because it only comes one time, and not only is it special between the bride and groom, it’s special between the families." -Tristyn,

Click here to visit this featured wedding on

Bill and Shellene
Wallflower Wedding Photography
Phone: 931-624-9195

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June Special

Check out this month's special from Clarksville Linen Rental: "10% off ALL white linen rentals! This includes tablecloths, chair covers, overlays, sashes, runners...any white in-stock linens are 10% off! This special is valid for any 2013 rental date - we just need your contract and deposit by the end of this month, June 30, 2013! Email or call 931-920-4220 for more information!" -

Clarksville Linen Rental
Phone: 931-920-4220