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May 24, 2021 - No Comments!

Nashville Event Venue Highlight: Alabaster Collective

As a wedding pro, I often find myself sourcing venues that I personally would enjoy spending time at outside of weddings. This could mean glamping for the weekend at Under Canvas or spending a day at a local venue space. Alabaster Collective in Nashville offers an intimate gathering experience for those planning a wedding! The trendy venue is located in historic Germantown in Nashville. Ready to learn about this dynamic space? Let's begin!

Alabaster Collective venue tour, Nashville, Tennessee

About Alabaster Collective

Alabaster Collective is a renovated home in historic Germantown. This is what gives the space its modern charm! Like us, you might fall in love with how the venue is decorated. For this reason, their is even an option to choose for Alabaster to be furnished for your wedding! This can save the costs of rental delivery fees and save some of the time spent on design decisions.

Event Space Offerings

If this looks like the perfect intimate space to enjoy your special day with your guests, make your event a reality! Event offerings listed on their website include:

  • Full Weekend Rental Packages
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Day-of Ceremonies
  • Welcome Parties
  • Workshops
  • On-site Preparations
  • Brunch Send-off Celebrations
  • Intimate Dinner Parties
  • Corporate Gatherings

If you choose to celebrate for a full wedding weekend, we recommend staying at the Germantown Inn nearby.

Contact the team at Alabaster Collective or send us an email to start planning your special day!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Lifestyle, Wedding

May 3, 2021 - No Comments!

How to Celebrate This Mother’s Day

It's the holiday dedicated to all of the amazing mothers out there! This year, you might be planning to celebrate Mother's Day at home. Make your space feel special and for all of the mothers in your life by planning out a beautiful tablescape for your celebrations! Today we are sharing inspiration to help you find your decor style for this sweet holiday. From brunch party ideas to cozy dinner tables, we have you covered. Plus, we are even sharing some a-m-a-z-i-n-g Mother's Day gift ideas to go with each option!

Place setting for celebrating Mother's Day

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70s Inspired Brunch

This design is perfect for those moms that love an alternative styled. Not every mom loves pastels and classically 'pretty' designs. This 70's inspired brunch is so cool with bold red colors and old-school details. Look at those invitations! We think it adds an extra touch to mail an invite to everyone attending your brunch party- even if you talk to them every day.

Gift Idea: We figured that the moms for this badass brunch party design may want something a little different for their Mother's Day gift. Surprise your mom with a fitness membership from Chrysalis Fitness + Wellness. They can receive a free week for free with our code: CWCWFREE and get their sweat on! This is a virtual membership so you can your mom can work out together from anywhere.

Tea Party

Invite your mom over for some afternoon tea! Decorate your backyard with this feminine and sweet design. We recommend keeping your color palette light and airy for this option. Add in some fresh greenery for an easy yet impressive decor piece. Serve some tea and sweet treats while celebrating the mothers in your life!

Gift Idea: This mom probably loves a good accessory. Treat her with matching mother-daughter pieces from Starling Jewelry! This is something you both can wear daily as a special reminder of each other. Whether you love necklaces or dainty bracelets, there is a design for everybody.

Dinner at Home

Instead of going out to dinner, cook a homemade meal and set up a cute table for your mom and mother figures! You might go thrifting for some vintage glassware and stop by the farmers market for some fresh flowers. Be sure to light some candles as the finishing touch on your dinner tablescape.

Modern boho tablescape design for Mother's Day dinner
Photography by Olivia and Dan // Design + Planning 'Cause We Can Events  // Florals by FDK Florals

Gift Idea: Make this Mother's Day extra sentimental with a custom illustration by Samilynn! This has to be my favorite option because it is so personal. All you need to do is find your favorite photo of yourself and your mom. Then the photo will be transformed into an adorable illustration. In fact, I even purchased an illustration this year based on a photo from my wedding. Look how great it turned out!

We hope these ideas sparked your inspiration! Have a lovely Mother's Day.

By the way, if you are looking for more decor advice, be sure to check out how to decorate with sage green next!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Lifestyle