FromNY

WEDDING DATE:

Sep 20, 2008

FromNY
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Jay Qualls Cakes
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We were referred to Jay by a friend of ours who used him to make a cake for her husband's 40th birthday party. I really didn't want a cake for our wedding - I wanted to have a variety of cupcakes instead. However, when we saw Jay's cakes I changed my mind. We ended up choosing a sour cream almond pound cake that people are still talking about. His cakes not only taste great but they look great too.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Publix
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
My wife's maid of honor threw her a bridal shower, and got the cake from Publix. I stopped by after the party to help load up the gifts, and I stole a piece of left over cake. It was some great cake considering it came from a grocery store. I had heard they do wedding cakes, but we wanted something a little bit more upscale for our wedding. However, if you are on more of a budget, the cakes from Publix taste great.
Services used: Unique Services

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Gregory Byerline, Photographer
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We had our engagement photos done by Gregory. I am not typically someone who is comfortable in front of the camera, which can make for some awkward photos. Gregory was very relaxed and great at giving me direction so I didn't look ridiculous. My wife tends to be very impatient, so the fact that Gregory was able to get us proofs via his online gallery was great. The photos came out really well - so well that we ended up using them as our Christmas card photo.
Services used: Photography

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The Spoiled Lady
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My wife got her gown from the Spoiled Lady in Columbia. Some friends of ours live out that way and while visiting the girls just walked into the store to look while we on the square having lunch. She had already purchased a dress several weeks before, but found another one while browsing at the store. It turned out they carried a line of dresses that she loved but hadn't been able to find while shopping in Nashville, so she had just settled for another gown. I'm glad she found what she wanted - she looked absolutely beautiful on our wedding day.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Davids Bridal
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
First of all, as a man, going into a big bridal store is not something that is high on my list of things I want to do. I went to David's Bridal with my wife to look at dresses for her bridesmaids. My wife had a few questions about what colors and styles were available, and the sales girl just could not be bothered. After being treated so rudely, my wife ended up just ordering her bridesmaid's dresses from an online retailer.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Music City Tents
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Since we decided to be difficult and have an outdoor wedding, we had to rent everything from a floor to a tent and all of our plates, cups, tables, chairs, etc. This company had a large selection of everything we needed. They delivered the morning of and came back after the reception to pick everything up. They made having a wedding at an odd location much easier than we expected it to be.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths

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Lisa Proctor Airbrush Makeup Artist
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My wife used Lisa for several things having to do with our wedding. First, she brought her out to our engagement photo shoot to do her makeup. It turned out that Lisa was also great in giving us direction and contributing in ideas of how to pose without making us look too posed (if that makes sense!). Lisa also did my wife, her bridesmaids and our mother's makeup for the wedding. All of the ladies looked beautiful - especially my wife!
Services used: Beauty & Health

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Genesis Diamonds
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I ended up buying my wife's engagement ring at Genesis. I had initially planned to buy the ring through a wholesaler friend of mine, but he was taking forever to get the ring to me. I decided to price it out and was surprised to find that some of the stuff at Genesis is comparable to the price I was getting at my wholesaler - and I could walk out of the store with the ring that day.
Services used: Jewelry

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Renaissance Nashville Hotel
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We had a block of rooms booked at the Renaissance for our out of town guests. We wanted our guests to have the option of being right down town in the middle of all of Nashville's action so that they could site see while in town for our wedding. The Renaissance has beautiful rooms that almost all have a great view of the city. They also have a trendy hotel bar called 'The Bridge Bar' that was a nice place to be able to meet up with our guests who were able to come in a few days earlier. All in all, you can't beat the location or quality for the price.
Services used: Unique Services

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BuySparklers.com
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We weren't real big on the throwing rice thing, and would've loved to have fireworks - but since those were so expensive, sparklers were a perfect way to go for us. We had our guests light them as we were making out getaway, and they made for some really great pictures. We ordered them from Buysparklers.com a few weeks before the wedding and had no trouble with the site. We went with gold, but they have several color options to choose from - totally cost effective too.
Services used: Favors & Gifts

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The Hermitage Hotel
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My wife has always loved the Hermitage hotel, but since we were set on having our reception and ceremony outdoors, it wasn't an option for our wedding. Instead, I surprised my wife and got us a beautiful room there for our wedding night. She thought we were just going to go home after the reception, so it was a great surprise for her. It couldn't have been a better experience to spend our first night as a married couple in such a classy, elegant hotel. The rooms are beautiful, the service is stellar and we loved our stay.
Services used: Unique Services