Tuesday, October 14, 2008

DJ & Amanda - August 23

October is a crazy month for weddings in Tennessee. I don’t know if it is the idea of cooler temperatures that make us want to snuggle up with our sweeties or just the beauty of a Tennessee fall that makes so many people want to tie the knot this time of year. We have been busy here at WCW with some beautiful celebrations of our own. We were so thrilled to launch our new website this month as well as producing 10 unique events for our clients. Let us know what you think of the new site. We want it to be easy to use and informative…so if you have suggestions on how to make it better, email me: cj@williamsoncountyweddings.com.

Because we have been so busy, I only just had the chance to review the wonderful photography of Michael Howard shot for our clients, Amanda and DJ back in August. We love working with Michael. He has an incredible edge that is perfect for clients who like photography that is just south of traditional. He knows Franklin inside and out which means you can have some of the most original settings for your portraits – like the old prison on Bridge St. in downtown Franklin. Or in and around The Factory at Franklin, where this wedding was held. No matter where you are getting married, Michael does a great job of giving his clients totally original pictures that you will love.

And now for a quick look at this event. Amanda and DJ are rockers at heart, but wanted a traditional wedding. They chose the Factory as the setting for both the ceremony and reception for 250 guests. The symbol of two doves with rings was selected by our clients early on to symbolize their union so we used that through out the overall design – on the wedding programs, which were also fans, as well as a custom gobo light. The couple loved the symbol so much, they even got identical tattoos! Now that is commitment! DJ plays guitar for Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman so it was no surprise that his groom’s cake was a perfect replica of his instrument (strawberry pound cake – yum!). Maples Wedding Cakes also did the wedding cake, featuring their one of a kind orange dreamsicle cake.

Let me just take a minute to tell you something about Maples Wedding Cakes. Amy and I have planned over 100 weddings and we have NEVER run out of cake. No matter how many people do or don’t RSVP, there is always enough cake to go around and then some. Amanda and DJ taught us a lesson. Never order “just enough” orange dreamsicle cake from Maples. Double it! The guests will fight you for the last piece and pick at the crumbs until the base board is completely clean. Every last piece of the wedding and groom’s cake was completely devastated. I couldn’t believe it!

A special thank you to Nashville Event Lighting for making the room a vision in fuchsia.

Thanks for reading our blog. If you have any questions about any aspect of this event or need some help with your upcoming occasion, please give us a call. It would be our pleasure to answer any questions you may have about working with Williamson County Weddings & Events or refer you to one of the many vendors we work with who can help.

Happy Fall Y’all!
Sincerely, CJ