Ageless and Evergreen…Holiday Card 2015

Gregory_Byerline_Christmas_Card_2015_Evergreen_Dress‘Tis the season to play in the studio with some of Nashville’s top creative bridal professionals to bring you what has become one of the most anticipated shoots of the year…the annual winter holiday card. This year’s takes on the evergreen theme as we deck the bride with boughs of holly-related branches.

Here’s how it came to be…

Last Christmas season, I saw an evergreen dress created by my friend and colleague Rita Buck-Chanatry in the shop window at Glitz Nashville. Casually mentioning to her then that it would make a great Christmas card for the following year. Fast forward 11 months to Thanksgiving weekend when, after a full season of work and welcoming our newborn son into the world (reeealllly full year), it dawned on me that it was officially the holiday season.

And it was high time we get cracking on this idea!

Hooray for 11th hour creativity, though I confess our shoots are typically much more planned. But when you’re working with some of the best in the business, things can happen quickly when focused on a single vision.

That single vision was a real bride in a one-of-a-kind, real evergreen dress. And Rita knocked the evergreen dress over the proverbial snow-covered fence clear to the North Pole!

Ageless and evergreen.

These shoots started in 2011 to showcase Nashville’s fine collection of talent with a passion for bridal fashion. From bridal gown designer/boutique to hair/make up stylists to set design to lighting production and everyone in between–the Who’s Who of Nashville’s bridal fashion–our mission is to celebrate the season and show that brides have access to the high end magazine look for their bridal portraiture right here in Music City.

Here’s to you this holiday season as we celebrate the power of a portrait to encapsulate the pinnacle of your style and elegance. Cheers to another stellar year!





P.S. Big thanks to these talented professionals for their marvelous work on this shoot. Make sure they’re a part of your wedding day plans.
Glitz Nashville / Tuxedo (by Behar Sebastian)
Rita Buck-Chanatry / Couture evergreen dress
Michelle Brooke / Hair and make-up stylist
Bekah & Josh Orr / Real bride and groom

Also…big thanks to Cris Cunningham of Hitched Wedding Cinema for this short behind-the-scenes film of this fun shoot in progress.

About the Most Important Portrait of Your Life

I believe bridal portraits are the most important portrait of a woman’s lifetime. Watch here to see and hear more about my perspective and why I do what I do. Let’s make yours.

Cheers to you!





Trunk Show Tuesday: Maggie Sottero at Glitz

Written by Gregory Byerline on January 28, 2014 at 7:30 am
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It’s Trunk Show Tuesday! Here’s your round-up of Nashville bridal trunk shows for this coming weekend.

Maggie Sottero trunk show at Glitz Nashville this weekend

Maggie Sottero trunk show at Glitz Nashville this weekend. (Source:

Maggie Sottero at Glitz Nashville

Maggie Sottero design inspiration is patterned with artistry by seasoned experts and imbued with panache unique to international collaboration. Maggie Brides experience  luxurious fabrics, Swarovski crystals, hand-sewn embellishments and the renowned, slenderizing fit known simply as the “Maggie Magic,” the result of meticulous attention to, and scrutiny of, design and fitting details.

Inspired by iconic elements of the 20s, including Neo-classic columns, dropped-waist Deco designs, slinky sheaths and jewelry inspired beading, Maggie Sottero’s Spring 2014 collection calls out to today’s romantic bride seeking a modern twist on traditional styling. Sexy necklines and backlines show off cowls, plunging Vs and loads of illusion, while sleeves dance the length of the arm, from caps to shorts to three-quarter, and caplets and boleros hint at demure sophistication.

Watch for illusion lace gracing backs, necklines and sleeves; flora botanica adorning sheer organza appliqués and lace edged hems; subtle shades of blush, Champagne, and nude; and less structured, lighter weight styles for the bride with an eye on the after-party, as well as the walk down the aisle. Maggie Sottero celebrates vintage romance this season, toasting the influence of yesteryear, embracing the bride of today.

Details for Maggie Sottero Trunk Show
Glitz Nashville at 241 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37221 (map)
January 31–February 1, 2014
Schedule appointment at 615.646.9964 or

Descriptives: Luxurious, Romantic, Demure, Sophisticated

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing several brides in Maggie Sottero dresses over the years (click here to see a favorite), and each of them was thrilled with their selection to express their fashion sense at their marriage celebration.

Glitz Nashville enthusiastically partnered with me for my custom Snow Princess greeting card for the 2013 holiday season.

All purchases made during trunk show are sales tax free as a gift from Glitz Nashville. Trunk show dates are this Friday and Saturday, January 31–February 1 and by appointment only. Appointments are one hour each and almost fully booked, so request an appointment time right away. 





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