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Little Black Dress Revue | Video Recap

How fun!  Jon and Kelsey Bufkin of FocalPoint Cinematic Weddings shot a video recap of the Little Black Dress Revue.  Take a look at the magic that happened when several of Nashville’s top shelf wedding vendors joined forces and threw one uber-fabulous bridal trade show!  And see my cocktail stir sticks, event programs and catering menu cards in action.  Cheers!

Little Black Dress Revue 2010 from FocalPoint Cinematic Weddings on Vimeo.

Fantastic Flipbooks

I love a good idea.  And I couldn’t resist sharing this one with you.  One of the delightful vendors who participated in the Little Black Dress Revue on Tuesday evening was Nashville’s Fantastic Flipbooks. These guys take the ever popular photo booth trend up a notch.  Nay – up ten notches.  Props and all, Fantastic Flipbooks sets up an interactive booth for party goers to play and pose.  Typical photo booth, right?  Except these guys shoot for 6 seconds, 10 frames a second, and within minutes print up a (what else?) Fantastic Flipbook party favor!  They even personalize the cover for your event.  Guests immediately have a personalized favor to capture the evening and slip into their purse or pocket.  Brilliant.  See my lovely feather-boa-wearing assistant Liz help me demonstrate…

Happy Weekend, everyone!  Olé!

Little Black Dress a Smashing Success!

Ladies and Gents, the Little Black Dress Revue was a delightful evening!  Masterfully pulled together by 17 of Nashville’s finest vendors and spearheaded by the talented Sarah Willard, this was one swanky trade show.  The venue, the lights and draping, the catering, the bar tending, the live music, the flipbook photobooth (can’t wait to show you this one tomorrow!) – it all came together seamlessly and I am so pleased with Design in August’s showing.  I had the opportunity to chat with lovely brides, as well as network with fellow vendors.  And one lovely bride won a $5,000 Grand Prize!  Stellar.  I wish all trade shows would grow up to be like this one when they get older!  Detail photos of my printed designs coming later today, but for now enjoy these uber fabulous pre-event shots courtesy of sharp-shooter Gregory Byerline.

Cocktails bar sign and my cocktail stir sticks.

Stationery samples out for display.

Oh! Sneaky peek at my Larrabee Suite. Coming soon!

Isn’t the Noah Liff fabulous?!  Mr. G’s reaction: “We need to throw our
10th anniversary party there!” And 20th… and 30th…

Catering cards on the buffet table.

“Soon to be Mrs.”

His & Hers drinks.  These stir sticks were an absolute delight for party-goers (and vendors!).

Yours truly with the lovely Sarah.  Thank you again for a great evening, girl!

Events | The Little Black Dress Revue

I recently had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Sarah Willard of Music City Events here in Nashville.  And the timing could not have been better!  Sarah was in the early stages of planning a very unique party experience for potential clients.  And she invited me to come on board!  The idea is that a perfectly selected group of vendors are coming together to throw a party for brides-t0-be.  Way more fun than a regular ol’ trade show!  So grab your groom or your gal pals and mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 9, 2010 to attend The Little Black Dress Revue… it’s a cocktail party you won’t want to miss!  Here’s why:

  • It’s an actual party for couples to experience what their wedding day can be like.  Instead of visiting 30-40 vendors in an 8×8 space at bridal shows, see 16 carefully selected vendors in action.
  • Enjoy a swanky night out at the Noah Liff Opera Center from 6:30–9:30 p.m.  It’s a fairly new event venue with modern & stylish sensibility. (Follow the link – isn’t it fabulous?!)
  • Design in August will be the featured custom invitations designer!  I will be on hand to show samples and chat about my design services for your custom design needs.  You will also get to see my designs in action, as I will be providing all the custom paper goods for the party.
  • Savor delicious hors d’oeuvres and scrumptious desserts while enjoying Little Black Dress cocktails (with stir sticks designed by yours truly!) and local brews with music by a live band.  Bring your dancing shoes!
  • If you register by this Wednesday, save 50% on your ticket by using the promo code “ABGRevue” offered by Ashley’s Bride Guide here in Nashville.  Register here.

Each $10 ticket includes dinner, dessert and dancing PLUS an entry into a drawing for a Grand Prize worth over $5,000 from top-shelf Nashville wedding vendors!  That’s three zeroes… and a big chunk saved from your overall wedding budget.  The Grand Prize Package includes a groom’s cake, bridal portrait session, custom thank you cards (by Design in August), rehearsal dinner planning, bar service, discount on customized draping, videography goodies, limousine transportation, and {much much} more.  See a complete list of bridal vendors at the Little Black Dress Revue vendor page.

Remember, if you register by Wednesday, November 3rd, save 50% on your ticket by using the promo code “ABGRevue” brought to you by Ashley’s Bride Guide.  Register here. That’s two for the price of one!  Talk about affordable date night.  Groom can’t make it?  Get your gal pals together for a Girls’ Night out!  See you there!

Photography via the Noah Liff Opera Center.

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