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MADE EASY ... It's by Design

... Feel like a Guest at your own event ...

         We are "Event Planners" with an "Event Venue" Music Valley Ballroom and Music Valley Wedding Chapel for party needs.



   ~ Private Events Specialist and Wedding Planner ~


Weddings . Receptions . Meetings . Conventions . Trade Shows .

Family Reunions . Corporate Functions . Church Retreats . Private Parties

+ Events inclusive of Ballroom Venue . Wedding Chapel Booking and

Scheduling for your Special Social Gatherings        


Whether your venue is an intimate garden setting in London England, Gaylord Opryland Nashville Tennessee,  another  Hotel, a small nice Banquet or Ballroom, a beautiful Nature Out-Door Event, a Seaside breezy water setting, a rustic couture venue, a Corporate Board Room, a Historic venue, or an Elegant Grand Ballroom downtown in a city of your choice ... we can design and plan a wedding, a meeting, a family reunion, travel accommodations, sleep stay over, or tourist activitivies for any special occasion that suits your taste.  Just provide us with your expectations, and dollars budgeted.


It's your VISION, and your PLAN.  We DESIGN your vision to fulfill your DREAM.

Over 32 years of local, domestic and international diversified experiences. We have been a Planner and Designer, Developing, Managing, Directing, Production Coordinating, Perfecting Weddings and Events as an entrepreneur since 1996, with experiences in the corporate sector since 1970. Our domestic and international experiences provide us with the exposure, and the know-how to sincerely and whole-heartedly appreciate you, we listen to you, we coordinate and implement the event, we understand and/or research resolutions when necessary, we work with local and relocation movers, and we work with a variety of different cultures.



"On-the-Job"  Video HighLights


It's by Design ...


  • Client Confidence is our most treasured asset. As you review our delineated layouts, you will find a clear description of planning information so vital to any successful wedding ceremony, reception, or any special, or private event.


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Event Consultation: regarding "Client Vision" & "Budget"

How-To:  Establishing the Budget and Starting the Process ...

We are Wedding and  Private Event Planners ... Coordinators and Directors by NEbD

Ask us about?  Wedding or Event Day of "only" Coordination



“Who are we …?”   Our business and internal strength comes with knowing that planning an event is a journey;  whereas the travel “can be” very detailed”, and time is of significance -  the final design work is sometimes short and sometimes long.

Nashville Events by Design "NEbD" the Nashville Wedding Planner and Private Events Specialist & Consultant creates a planned work flow through a series of consultations (clearly receiving, with sound listening, the product emphasis with an identifiable “vision and budget determination”), taking the implementation of a “work in process” to began an event journey with a defined destination.  The destination is to reach a mutual collaborated work flow completion on time, which reveals the vision, and shows the collaborated dated results on schedule, for a carefully planned Special Event.

Note:  Please don't forget to visit our internal "ballroom and wedding chapel" Music Valley BALLROOM, and Music Valley WEDDING CHAPEL located at Nashville Music Valley Opryland.  Your guests will marvel at our breathtaking surrounding.  

Consider our VENUE(s) and EVENT PLANNING group today!



MADE EASY ... It's by Design ...

Nashville Events by Design - Wedding and Events Planning

inclusive On-and-Off Site Event Locations

Event Day Director . Setup . Decor . Coordination

Our Venues

NashvilleEvent YouTube Channel  . click "youtube" for larger NEbD Film View

  Music Valley Ballroom "the Place" Highlights

Room "Base" Rental Rate $1,875.00

Phone:  (615)  562.3535

  Nashville Events Planner @ the MV Ballroom

Events "Day of" Coordination - offsite starting @ $725.00

Phone:  (615)  562.3535




MADE EASY ... It's by Design ...

Wedding Planner  .  Event Decor  .  Set up Scheduler  . Planning: 

Day of the Event Directing and Coordinating

Time Lapse Decor Setup ...

NEbD back at Work   ...   NEbD On-the-Job

  Destination Wedding:   a Memphis Bride plans for a Nashville wedding 

      our Face-to-Face meeting was the 1st day before Wedding - Ask how?

Ceiling & Stage Draping . Candy Buffet . Event Crystal Chandelier, Decorator and Planning by NEbD



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Rehearsal : Event Preparation

Day of the Event Director Process ...

NEbD On-the-Job . "one year" planning processes

Destination Wedding:  Long Distance Event Preparations

Bride:   Plan from Maryland for a Nashville Wedding

Local Wedding:  Planning & Event Day Director 

Bride:   Plan from Nashville - bride from New Orleans

Destination Wedding:  Planning & Event Day Director  Maryland Bride:Military Groom plans a Nashville wedding 

Local Wedding:  Planning & Event Day Director 

Nashville Bride plans a Nashville wedding



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Day of the Event : Event Closure

Client:  Recommendations and Thank You Kudos ...

Client Video Testimonials

Why you should hire a Wedding Planner?

Planning Testimonial

Why you should hire a Videographer?


More photos:

Additional photo case studies of this page can be viewed in our Photo Gallery



As a professional, we will represent each client fairly, honestly, and confidently,

providing all agreed-to-services in a timely and cost efficient manner,

as well as operate an establishment that is a credit to the community.





Friday, May 18, 2012, was a huge success because of Jackie with Nashville Events by Design. they made our day special and the decor was just right. Thank you Nashville Events by Design for putting such a genuine effort that money couldn't pay for.

Daniel and Toya Kadebs


                                                    Nothing is too small, nor too big for us.

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~ Let us do it for You - Weddings . Receptions . Private Parties . Corporate Functions ~

No need to sift through everything out there to find the ideal invitation, unusual bridal party gifts, fabulous favors,

and innovative ideas to make your wedding unique—our bridal experts will advise, guide and assist, helping to do it for you!


  • Our trained consultants will walk you through everything you need and want, answering any questions you may have along the way. Whether your style is traditional, modern, romantic, glamorous, rustic, southern belle, elegant antebellum, classic, vintage, shabby chic, or renaissance you’ll find everything you need to create your day your way.
  • If we don’t have the answers at our finger tip, we will research, and/or communicate with our other networked professionals to get the answers for you.


~ "Don't be afraid to ask?" ... Professional Assistance is Priceless ~


True and Yes ... it does cost to hire a professional Event Specialist, and/or Event Planner. However, when hiring a well

networked and connected professional you will recognize your savings in time and money in the total overall expense.

Be assured of its cost effectiveness, you will know your category expense allocations upfront, there maybe some

juggling requirements to keep you within the pre-established guidelines, but at the end of day you're there

(you're within budget).

MADE EASY ... It's by Design ...

Weddings to Remember on Film


Your memories of your wedding, and/or special event day are priceless, but you’re going to have to trust someone with those

priceless memories. So how much do you invest into someone else’s time, talent, and professional equipment? 

Our pricing reflects our years of experience in our craft, our utter passion for creating a stimulating works of art, and the

immense amount of time it takes to produce your very special event day, working with family, friends, co-workers, vendors, site

visits, travel, consultations, media, research, the detail correlations of the day, and of course the day of  management.   

We create weddings and events in a whole new light, each couple’s or client day will be uniquely personalized to them, as seen

through your eyes.  We keep things simple the day of the event.  

You sit back and just enjoy the day as it unfolds as we handle the moments and  minute details that make the day so special.  We

do all of this unobtrusively the day of your event as we hold each  job very close to our heart.

One of the greatest compliments we hear from our clients is: “we thought we would be stressed, but every time we had a

question, you had already taken care of it!”

Probably the most rewarding part of our job is the moment, the day of your event when we (and you ) witness the finished

product, and to see the smile on our clients face. 

We are well networked both in industry standards and social media, we frequent vendors and venues with visits and verbal

communications regularly, association organizational memberships are a plus for sharing, we are a breasted with industry

fashion, interior design, colors, and decor style trending.  



Event Planning and Coordinating

Weddings and Corporate Events

Event Planning starting at $725.00


Help Me Plan Basic Plan Platium Plan


Customized Service Packages are available

Event Day Coordination Plan Price Range: starting at $725.00

Phone:  (615) 562.3535

Call for Wedding Planning and Consultation . Package Descriptions and Pricing

Call for Private and Special Events . Package Discussion and Pricing

Call for Wedding Day Coordination "Limited" .  $725.00

Call for Offsite Decorations . Package Discussion and Pricing

Call for Draping and Lighting . Package Discussion and Pricing

Call for Candy Buffet . Package Theme Discussion and Pricing

Corporate Event Planning and Special Function Director . Call for Package Theme Discussion and Pricing

Music Valley Banquet Ballroom . Base Price $1,875.00

Music Valley Wedding Chapel . Base Price $750.00 - 1/2 Off w/Ballroom Booking @ $375.00

MADE EASY ... It's by Design ...

NEbD On-the-Job Video

Planning . Draping . Coordinating . Decor Setup


FAQ's about NEbD Consultant Services ...

EVENTS MADE EASY ... It's by Design ...

Q. So, how long have you been coordinating weddings?
A. In a professional manner, technically, I’ve been planning events since 1996, after my mom church recruited me in 1995 to do a wedding (which was a total and complete success in so many ways). I was then working in Corporate America International Marketing, but I started to research because it interested me, started some training etc, joined the Tennessee Weddings and Events Specialist Association, Inc. and later did a couple of bridal shows with invitations and wedding accessories, getting the bug.  I left my job to do event planning in 1998, opened a bridal gown retail store in 1999.  I later joined several industry associations for networking and getting to know the industry, and having been a seated Tennessee Wedding and Events Specialist Association, Inc TWESA Board of Director for 8 years allowed me the opportunity to network with larger companies, gain the respect, support and educate more smaller companies.   I am a member of the Nashville Conventions and Visitors Bureau, Music Valley Merchants Association, as well as other Vendor, and Community Organizations.  Now, after closing my bridal retail store in 2012, here I am back full time with planning events, owner of a venue ballroom, a wedding chapel, and planning all types of events since 1996! 

Q. So, why weddings and events?
A. Oh gosh, why not Weddings, and special Events? I realized how beautiful and amazing it is to have so many people you love surround you because they want to share in the excitement of your marriage. It’s truly a day of sincerity and love, which, unfortunately, we don’t often hear about these days. A wedding day is a string of memories that you’ll cherish forever, and I simply enjoy being a part of those special and cherished memories, as well as I am pleased to be the person who ensures everything goes well.

Q. So, why do I need a wedding coordinator if I’m really organized anyway, or if my venue has an on-site coordinator?
A. Well, let me say this: I’m a very organized person, and when I was married our wedding venue had an on-site coordinator, and hiring a day-of coordinator/wedding planner was the best decision we made with our wedding day! Having that wedding day coordinator to organize and manage the day, created a comfort for me, and my family.  Being organized is wonderful, but your wedding day is the time to turn off your brain, set aside your spreadsheets, and let someone else take over so you can fully enjoy every detail and every moment with your friends, family and guests. Your family and friends are not contracted.  We’re also not fans of putting your family members to work on your wedding day because they should be relaxing and enjoying it right along with you.  Note:  On-site venue coordinators are wonderful, but they’re not fully dedicated to only you on the wedding day. Having someone there whose only goal is to make you happy is priceless. It truly does go by so fast – please hire a DOC so that you can take it all in, relax, and just enjoy the day!

Q. Our vendors plan on doing much of the set-up themselves. Do you oversee or boss them around?
A. Absolutely not. We firmly believe that you hire vendors for a reason, usually after interviews and a lot of research and reference-checking. They are professionals, and therefore, we have a strict policy that we do not boss around vendors. We work with vendors. We manage the event day to ensure correlated timelines, collaborations and excellence.  We act as a contact person for them if they have any questions or concerns, need something answered or maybe even need a helping hand. We help them do the best they can do for the event day.

Q. How would you handle an event day emergency?
 We are trained and well connected in the event and wedding industry. Help and Support is a simple telephone call away. We have had a couple of unplanned incidents, (for example a florist arrives and setup is completed, the florist leaves for the next job and cannot return - however it was discovered that the ceremony front floral arrange was missing, and was "not" on the original job spec, but the bride thought it was ordered, and this arrangement is a must have to complete her day.) A few phone calls were made within our network, recommended resources were made within the area. We telephoned a replacement florist to start the job, with a description of our needs. A bouquet was pulled for flower type, color sample, and we understood the size and style - off we went to assist the replacement florist.  Assuring the family that all would be well with the event. Everything went well, without a hitch. The bride never knew the full aspect, with parents approval, and event insurance, we were able to correct the problem within 45 minutes before time for the ceremony to start. When the doors open everything was perfect. We have also, had a groom to decease 3 days prior to a wedding day, we assisted the bride 100% not only with the event cancellation, and notices, but also with her grief, and funeral preparations. I am sure that you have hear that old clichéd "If anything, can go wrong, something will the day of your wedding".  We are prepared, we come with our index contacts, we also travel with an "Emergency Event Kit" that has been carefully assessed for unpredictable situations - our case consist of; spot removals in case of an accidental spill, water, aspirins, steamer for wrinkles, pins, tooth brush, first aid kit for the cut, needle and thread for the falling hem, our shoulders to lean on, and the kit contains so much more. We take pride in our old-fashioned Southern Hospitality that Nashville is famous for.  We come equipped with the tools, and prepared to ease the tension that sometime accompanies the big day.

Q. What if I only want a coordinator for part of the day? Do you offer that kind of service?
A. Unfortunately, No. And here’s why: A large portion of our fees go towards the work we do prior to the event to ensure perfection. Creating the timeline, understanding your wishes, event day itinerary, site visits, working with your vendors, and without having an intense understanding of the day could reflect poor judgment, and that reflects against our company. What we would need to charge you for a partial day would still be very close to the full day, and that just doesn’t seem fair, right? Therefore, we only book weddings that need, at the very minimum, day-of coordination for the full day. Exceptions can be made for smaller events and parties such as birthdays, showers and bachelor/bachelorettes.

Q. How involved are you with the wedding industry? Do you keep up with the trends?
A. Oh my, do I ever! I’m truly obsessed with wedding styles and fashion design.  I understand what style is best for specific body types, what is taboo for some facial structures and necklines.  We are well networked both in industry standards and social media, we frequent vendors and venues with visits and verbal communications regularly, organizational association memberships is a plus for sharing, we are a breasted with industry fashion, interior design, colors, and decor style trending.  We were a bridal retail store owner and manager for 12.5 years, owner of a prior fashion magazine and producer, we have done fashion shoots, we were the publisher and editor, university public speaker to various organizations on "Corporate America vs. Entrepreneurship and What's your Choice?", many television appears on local television channels WKRN-2, WSMV4, WTVF5, and WZTV6-Fox regarding community affairs, producer for aired bridal and formal fashion shows. Our company was the 1st to bring Brides Against Breast Cancer on the road national tour to Nashville Tennessee.  We also have attended national Bridal Retail Markets as a buyer and new fashion Runway Shows as a critic, as well as we were a part of a USA bridal co-op progam designing and recommending styles, and working direct with overseas factories for bridal gowns, formal attire, and accessories.  We have been a Pageant Judge, and a seated board of director for Tennessee Wedding and EventsSpecialist Association, Inc for 8 years, to mention a few of our accomplishments.

Q. If we hire you for wedding planning, does that mean you’ll charge me for any advice that we ask for, or any additional meetings?
A. No and Yes. I truly believe that when you hire a coordinator/planner, they should make themselves fully available to you, especially in times of crisis. I want to help you during those difficult times. I want to be a sounding board if you’re caught between two decisions. Sometimes it’s helpful to just have that outside perspective, and I’m more than available to help, if you need an emergency meeting, I’ll do my best to arrange scheduled meetings at no charge. Unfortunately yes, there is an additional charge only (if) hours of investment has become obsessive, early mornings and/or late evening, or holidays.  I am sure however that with our critiqued event scheduling that most crisis will be prevented,  and we will manage around those exceptions with controlled, and scheduled appointments that will provide us with adequate time to resolve any situation that might be encountered.

Q. What are your interests outside weddings?
A. I love all things vintage, bling, elegant designs, and Anthropology.  I love wine tasting. Day trips to the countryside, ocean side breeze, and the beach.  Real simple, interior and fashion design, and technical magazine readings. Sewing ... many things artistry and working with my hands, and being creative. Trying new recipes. Spending time with that adorable husband of mine; family, friends and our pets "a temperamental" chocolate Poodle and "a protective" black Labrador Retriever (which are both adorable).


Church Wedding - Video Clip   Nature Wedding Slide Show    We met "Online" Montage  Music Valley Snapshot


EVENTS MADE EASY ... It's by Design ...

~ Professional Consultants ~

     A consultant will work with you to Correlate . Research and Resolve:

Quality products at prices that won’t break your budget

in the styles that you desire, whether it’s simple elegance, or shabby chic?

  • Everything you need, from engagement to a getaway
  • Fresh ideas, the latest trends, and the newest wedding necessities
  • Setup suggestions for your business meeting and all the elements involved
  • Hotel sleeping rooms for your visiting guest
  • A bus tour arranged for your family reunion


  • Educational art gallery tours for your class, family reunion, or just for fun
  • Or, maybe it’s that unique table linen that you could not find any place else
  • As an event consultant, “we put ourselves in our client shoes. Many times this is a first time for our customer, or an once-in-a-lifetime experience and our client is excited. There are all types of great things to be seen out there, and when we can offer our advice, we get excited too!”
  • We know the details of planning even an intimate wedding, or any event (sales, or retirement party, family reunion, a brunch) can feel overwhelming—and we can help!
  • You can draw on the expertise and guidance of our Professional Bridal and Special Events Consultants, who undergo rigorous training and researching current trends so that they’re well-versed in everything from how to word a wedding invitation to who gives the first toast.
  • Hire us and feel free to ask any question you may have; (if we don’t know, we will definitely, and immediately find the answer for you) you can shop, share, collaborate with us in complete confidence—and you’ll have fun!


EVENTS MADE EASY ... It's by Design ...

It's all in the Details

"Call for an appointment, let's share, let's discuss your vision and questions that are curious to perfecting your day, perplexing

or challenging to your soul, be upfront, know the event atmosphere that you desire, have an idea of your vision, your colors, your

dream venue appeal, state your budget and please be honest so that we can help you to get the most for your dollars (usually

there’s always alternatives if it becomes necessary), every bride, every person, at every event there are freedom of choices and

desires, you can have a beautiful event within budget (some events require more creativeness than others).

Don't be afraid to ask for professional assistance".

True and yes, it does cost you to hire a professional event Stylist and/or Planner.

However, when hiring a well networked professional you will recognized your savings in time and money in the total overall

expense.  Be assured of its cost effectiveness, you will know your category expense allocations upfront, there maybe some

juggling requirements to keep you within the pre-established guidelines, but at the end of day you're there (you're within


You will feel carefree and relaxed on your event day. 

You will be able to visualize your day as if it is a picture framed and/or a snap shot of your dream.

You will feel like a well cared for guest at your own event on "your" special day.



"Call for an appointment, let's share, let's discuss your vision and questions that are curious to perfecting your day, perplexing or

challenging to your soul, be upfront, know the event atmosphere that you desire, have an idea of your vision, your colors, your

budget, your dream, and your definition for venue appeal.


What's your DREAM?  Do you have pictures?  What's your expectations?  How do you want your Event to look, and in what colors?


    ~ BUDGET ~

State your budget and please be honest so that we can help you to get the most for your dollars (usually there are always

alternatives if it becomes necessary).  Every event has a direction, and there are freedom of choices and desires, you can have a

beautiful event within budget (however, some events require more creativeness than others to balance the budget).


We'll design your Dream.  We'll fulfill your Vision.



You will feel carefree and relaxed on your event day. You will be able to visualize your day as if it is a picture framed and/or a snap

shot of your dream. You will feel like a well cared for guest at your own event on "your" special day.

Best wishes and congratulations on your decision.


Einstein said: 

                                                          “You can’t fix a problem with the same thinking that caused it”




We strive for perfection, and claim those things we desire: Growing and learning will “never” stop. Sometimes we will stumble, but we will not fall.  “But” if we do fall we will not wallow in self-pity, we “will” get up. We are not flawless. We are open to challenges and never lose sight of our projected destination. We always network, we know a lot of people within our industry, we love, we enjoy what we do, and we are happy and have strong moral values, we believe and we have faith, we keep good supportive and open-minded people in our life to share and endure. We believe all things are possible to those that ask; we put forth the effort, and have the courage, and empowerment to conquer and keep the faith.

         What’s your DREAM?  “OUR CLIENTS” best interest is always #1, and close to our hearts. 

Nashville Events by Design   ~jackie~




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