Unveiling Lee and Continuing A Family Tradition

Lee in Jasmine Couture bridal gown from The Bride Room

Lee in Jasmine Couture bridal gown from The White Room. Shoes by Jimmy Choo. Hair & make-up styling by Michelle Brooke.

Summer wedding season is in full swing here in Tune Town, which means I can now share some pre-wedding bridal portraits that have been kept secret until the bride’s big reveal on their wedding day.

With that, I’m thrilled to introduce you to the lovely Lee who married Colin this past weekend at Natchez Hills Winery, tucked serenely in the rolling countryside about an hour south of Nashville.

This portrait session was extra special. Here’s why…

I’ve been an ardent proponent of the bridal portrait as the most important portrait of a woman’s lifetime. In previous posts, I mentioned that “You owe yourself a fabulous bridal portrait at your most glamorous. Your grandkids will fight over who gets the heirloom print.”

While an actual fight isn’t the desired outcome, the value and importance of the portrait is worthy of your grandchildren’s passions, elevating the wall print to family heirloom status.

That part definitely rings true, especially with Lee…because one of the first photos she showed when we met for coffee was her grandmother’s bridal portrait that she treasures in addition to her mother’s. And she wanted one too.

That tradition continues with this third-generation bridal portrait, and I am honored to be a part of that history (more about that later). 8)

Congratulations to Lee & Colin. Cheers to you both as you begin your history together in L.A. Thank you for letting me be a part of your marriage celebration festivities.

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About the session
Lee chose a studio session for a sleek, less-is-lots-more approach to focus fully on her Jasmine Couture gown from The White Room, Jimmy Choo shoes, and the bride herself who brings them to life. Hair and make-up styled by Michelle Brooke.

Trunk Show Tuesday: Essense of Australia at The White Room

Written by Gregory Byerline on April 1, 2014 at 9:15 am
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It’s Trunk Show Tuesday! Here’s your round-up of Nashville bridal trunk shows for this coming weekend.

Essense of Australia at The White Room

"D1549" from the Essense of Australia collection. Trunk Show at The White Room in Murfreesboro this weekend. (Image Source: EssenceDesigns.com)

“D1549” from the Essense of Australia collection. Trunk Show at The White Room in Murfreesboro this weekend. (Image Source: EssenceDesigns.com)

The White Room continues their Spring boutique events this weekend as the Murfreesboro location hosts a trunk show for Essense of Australia.

Influenced by the fashion houses of Europe and the fashion center of New York, every Essense of Australia gown combines a superb fit with couture finishing, bringing an attention to detail that sets their wedding dresses apart.

At the heart of each signature Essense gown is luxurious fabric and exquisite beading. The gown line offers a diverse compilation of elegantly crafted designer wedding dresses ranging from glamorous, draped Angel Satin to alluring laces and Satin Chiffon. The use of authentic Swarovski crystals and diamantés adds the perfect touch of shimmering, head-turning sparkle. Plus, with innovative couture finishing options such as a lace or zip-up back, a bride can customize her gown to best reflect her sophistication and unique style.¹

Details for Essense of Australia Trunk Show
The White Room at 517 Cason Ln, Murfreesboro, TN 37128 (map)
April 3–5, 2014
Schedule appointment at 615.848.5262 or online here

Descriptives: Elegant, Glamorous, Alluring

The 2014 collection offers on-trend low-back and illusion front styles, plus lace with popular strapless fit and flair, classic A-line, and regal princess ball gowns.

See the full line this weekend in one appointment. Contact Melanie and her team today to schedule your appointment. Cheers to a great Tuesday!

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¹ Source: EssenseDesigns.com

 

 

 

Trunk Show Tuesday: Haute Bride, Tia Adora & Pronovias

Written by Gregory Byerline on March 18, 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.

Three trunk shows on the same weekend make this THE weekend full of opportunities to say yes to your dream dress. From West End to Lebanon, here’s a look at this weekend’s trunk shows.

(top left) Pronovias at The White Room Lebanon and (top right) Ti Adora with (bottom) Haute Bride Accessories at Arzelle's this weekend

(top left) Pronovias at The White Room Lebanon and (top right) Ti Adora with (bottom) Haute Bride Accessories at Arzelle’s this weekend

Pronovias at The White Room

Drive around Middle Tennessee, and you’ve seen The White Room’s billboards. On Instagram and Pinterest? You’re likely following the dress shop’s active profiles. The White Room is a high profile and highly loved full service bridal and formal wear boutique with locations in Lebanon, TN and Murfreesboro, TN.

This weekend, the Lebanon location hosts a trunk show for Pronovias.

I’ve admired Pronovias gowns for years, and many past brides have chosen Pronovias as their answer to “who are you wearing?” when they walk down the aisle. This elegant line from Barcelona, Spain celebrates the dream for an evening or a lifetime, and they promise to dress the dream, beautify the woman, bring love to life with elegance and tradition.

Details for Pronovias at The White Room (Lebanon location)
1001 Murfreesboro Rd, Lebanon, TN 37090 (map)
March 20–22, 2014
Schedule appointment at 615.449.9756 or lebanon@thewhiteroom.us

Descriptives: Dreamy, Passionate, Beautiful

Haute Bride and Ti Adora by Alvina Valenta at Arzelle’s

Arzelle’s presents two trunk shows this weekend to dress you from head to train.

For your dress, Ti Adora by Alvina Valenta blends soft, vintage romance with the fresh, modern soul of today’s bohemian bride. Playing with soft fabrics and lace combinations, luxe embroideries and inspired silhouettes, designer Jessica Williams approaches Ti Adora as a love affair of the romantic free spirit, offering her signature of detailed, feminine artisanship with a twist of cool and carefree styling.

Come see Haute Bride‘s line of veils, headpieces, bracelets, brooches, earrings, necklaces, sashes, and belts to finish your wedding day look. Haute Bride designs are now available in over 200 retail bridal salons worldwide, and can be seen regularly gracing the cover and inside pages of the top bridal magazines, including Brides, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bridal Guide, Get Married Magazine, Wedding Belles, and more. Just fine years after creating this line, Haute Bride’s founder and designer proudly accepted the “New Accessories Talent Designer of the Year” award for the Couture Bridal Market in NYC.

Details for Haute Bride and Ti Adora by Alvina Valenta at Arzelle’s
2926 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 (map)
March 20–23, 2014 … Haute Bride (accessories)
March 22–23, 2014 … Ti Adora by Alvin Valenta (dresses)
Schedule appointment at 615.327.1020 or arzelles@gmail.com

Descriptives: Bohemian, Soft, Luxurious, Sophisticated

Trunk shows offer brides the opportunity to see full collections in one appointment, more than an oftentimes limited selection available at shops on a regular basis.

Contact these Nashville area bridal boutiques to schedule your appointment. Cheers to a great Tuesday!

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Trunk Show Tuesday: Blue by Enzoani at The White Room

Written by Gregory Byerline on March 11, 2014 at 7:15 am
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It’s Trunk Show Tuesday! Here’s your round-up of Nashville bridal trunk shows for this coming weekend.

Blue by Enzoani at The White Room

"Ghanzi" from the Blue by Enzoani collection. Trunk Show at The White Room in Murfreesboro this weekend. (Image Source: Enzoani.com)

“Ghanzi” from the Blue by Enzoani collection. Trunk Show at The White Room in Murfreesboro this weekend. (Image Source: Enzoani.com)

Drive around Middle Tennessee, and you’ve seen The White Room’s billboards. On Instagram and Pinterest? You’re likely following the dress shop’s active profiles. The White Room is a high profile and highly loved full service bridal and formal wear boutique with locations in Lebanon, TN and Murfreesboro, TN. 

This weekend, the Murfreesboro location hosts a trunk show for Blue by Enzoani.

Blue by Enzoani is youthful, moderately priced, and accessible a collection under the flagship label Enzoani. Designed by creative director, Kang Chun Lin, Blue by Enzoani provides similar styling and attention to detail as the more costly Enzoani collection but at a more accessible price point.

The 2014 collection offers something for everyone…sweetheart necklines, illusion necklines, wide V necklines, strapless, one-shoulder, princess silhouette, fit and flair, short and flirty, sleek and ornamented, and more.

Details for Blue by Enzoani Trunk Show
The White Room at 517 Cason Ln, Murfreesboro, TN 37128 (map)
March 13–15, 2014
Schedule appointment at 615.848.5262 or online here

Descriptives: Flirty, Elegant, Contemporary, Accessible

Trunk shows offer brides the opportunity to see full collections in one appointment, more than an oftentimes limited selection available at shops on a regular basis. With over 50 styles in the 2014 collection, you’re sure to just the right dress to suit your style.

Contact Melanie and her team today to schedule your appointment. Cheers to a great Tuesday!

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