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      *** Weddings . Receptions . Private Parties . Corporate Events ***

 

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Meet a few of our Clients

 

 

 

Hilda and Dustin
Weddings and Receptions held at the Music Valley Ballroom

 

Testimonial

 

Feedback from my heart

 

I always wanted an elegant wedding.   In my vision, elegant meant a venue with draping. 
 
NASHVILLE EVENTS BY DESIGN made my vision come true.
 
The minute I walked in, I said this is what I want.  I sat with Jackie more than one time prior to the wedding.  I was pleased to find out that that this is a one stop shop.  I didn't want to go to other vendors and rent other products. This venue had whatever my husband and I needed.

During our appointments, Jackie, the event planner, and I discussed everything:  tables- chairs runners and covers, center pieces, D J table, guest entrance and social area ,bar and lights,  buffet looks and feels, even the carving station.  Prices were very affordable and compatible to the market.
 
Our wedding included open bar. The way the bar was set up with lights and curtains made everyone happy.  Staff were extremely nice and very professional.  Jackie touch of perfection made the venue look stunning. It truly was my dream wedding.
 
I already recommended this venue to family and friends. If brides and grooms to be are willing to spend money on their dream weddings, with no surprises, NASHVILLE EVENTS BY DEIGN is the venue to pick and the place to be. 

HILDA ASSAL ~  Nov 2015

 

 

 

Latonja and Letherio
Wedding and Reception held at the Music Valley Ballroom and Fisk Chapel

                                         

                                               Testimonial

Never in our wildest dreams did we think we could find a reception venue that had all the perks needed to make our wedding day immaculate and memorable.

 

Mrs. Jackie went out of her way to make sure the colors of our wedding were evenly distributed.  I trusted (smile) her décor and planning expertise to build our vision AND MORE as this was new territory for us!  Every one of our guests continue to RAVE about how elegant and beautiful the reception venue looked.  We owe all of that to you, Jackie!  I wish I could do it all over again because it was so beautiful!  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

~ Mr. & Mrs. Letherio & LaTonja Zeigler ~

 

Bride and Groom “Guests” Testimonial

 

Comments on Facebook:   These pics don't do justice … this was a wedding to see baby!!!  OMG every detail was flawless.  I'm a visual person, I can tell it was down to her gown.  I agree!!!  I've been to thousands of weddings but this one right here “nicca” .... This one Won!  BEST WEDDING EVER!  Flexing a wedding, it was so much fun.    ~October 2015~

 

It was a pleasure working with you and I am happy we are able to keep in touch.  Should I run across anyone looking for a venue to plan a party ….. I have one GREAT contact ….. and that is Mrs. Jackie!!!      ~ LaTonja (Malik) ~

 

Thanks!  Everything was Beautiful.  Latonja

 

 

HIMSS

Tennessee Health Information Management Society

Corporate Networking Event at a Downtown Nashville Venue

 

Testimonial  2013

 

Jackie ... Thanks for checking in. 

Everyone certainly seemed to have enjoy themselves, and we had lots more compliments yesterday.  I think the venue was great.  All in all, I think we pulled off another 2013 memorable evening.  We appreciate your help.      ~  Jennifer ~ HIMSS

 

 

Kyon and Lorenzo
Wedding and Reception held at the Music Valley Ballroom

Testimonial

 

Lorenzo and I couldn't have asked for a better venue to celebrate our wedding day. From the great attention of detail to the wonderful use of the venue space, everything turned out perfect. Our reception was set up so elegantly and Ms. Jackie was an absolute joy to work with. To be able to work with someone with such professionalism was definitely a breath of fresh air. Thank you again to Ms. Jackie and staff for an unforgettable day! Nashville Events by Design was the perfect choice!!!

Thank you so much!!   We are grateful for your kindness and service. 

~ God Bless,  Kyon Davis ~   2014

 

 

Crystal and Dewontae
Wedding and Reception held at the Music Valley Ballroom

 

Testimonial

 

I would just like to give a special thanks to Nashville Events by Design, Music Valley Ballroom, Mrs. Jackie Young !!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I got married on June 20, 2015 and my reception was well above my expectations!  I looked at many venues, but thank GOD I came across this special one. This venue had so much to offer which made my special day much easier to plan for a reasonable price.  I will never forget the moment me and my husband walked in, we were floored, blown away, and grateful that someone took the time out to make this place look tailor made just for us. 

 

Crystal Smith Wilcox  ~  2015

 

 

 

Daniel and Toya
Wedding and Reception held at the Cannery Ballroom

 

Testimonial

 

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

 

 

 

Mina and Mary
Wedding and Reception held at the Music Valley Ballroom

 

Testimonial 2013

We really enjoyed our time in our big day, Thank you so much for being there and making sure every thing was good.  Thanks again. 

Mina and Mary


 

 

Valerie and Frank
Wedding and Reception held at the Music Valley Ballroom

Testimonial  2013

 

Thanks so much for all you have done for Frank and I during our wedding journey.  When I am in town I will stop by for chat time...:- 

We had a great time on our honeymoon and now are  preparing for the transition to Tennessee.   Again, thanks so much for your kindness.

~ Valerie and Frank

 

 

Brittany 21st Birthday
Birthday Party held at the Music Valley Ballroom
nashville tennessee

Testimonial 2012

I would just like to say I booked this venue for my daughters 21st birthday party from Illinois ... It was AMAZING!!! More than what I expected:) It is Beautiful inside and decorated to the hilt. Although you can decorate yourself. Jackie was a wonderful person very helpful with everything I needed including help with hotels. She has lots of ideas and imagination which is what I lack. I would recommend this venue for ANY event you will not be disappointed.  Give her a call!

   

Michelle Jones

 

 

Diane L. worked with Nashville Events by Design at

Fleetguard Inc. & Cummins Diesel Engine and Filtration

Note: a previous Corporate co-worker

 

Jackie Young is one of the most inspirational and accomplished people I have ever had the pleasure to know. Her grasp of any business she tackles is deep and comprehensive. Jackie is never satisfied with "okay"; she strives every day to be the best at what she does--not competing with anyone but herself.

When we worked together at Fleetguard/Cummins, Jackie was a force to be reckoned with, writing algorithms and creating customer service computer programs that no one even in our IT department had any idea how to replicate or improve upon.

Every time I talk to Jackie I learn something new and feel uplifted. She is an amazing woman. 

Diane - March 1, 2013

 

Kami Shahid

worked/ interned with Nashville Events by Design in 2008

University - College Intern

 

 

I was SO blessed to be able to spend a few minutes with Jackie today, with a flight lay-over, and passing through Nashville!  When I was a student, Jackie taught me the ins and outs of the world of entrepreneurship.  I learned how to turn creative ideas into new revenue streams... how to switch into beast mode and make it happen. 

She also taught me the importance of giving back and always being a student of life.  To be the best, you have to learn from the best.  Everyone needs a mentor!!  Do YOU have a mentor?    Kami Shahid - July 17, 2013

 

 

 

Kathleen Sanders & Nathan Emery

Kathleen Sanders & Nathan Emery

Wedding Date:

This is Kathleen Sanders, and I have 2 questions. I know I need to pay the other half of my dress and I will get that to you by this weekend. When will my dress and all my bridesmaids be in? Also I am needing to make an appointment for the groom and some groomsmen to come and get fitted for their tux. I was hoping I could get it schedule for the 21st at 12:00. It will be Nathan Emery, Joe Fushey, Bruce Sanders and Steve Emery. Please let me know.  Thank you so much for all your help!!                                          

I just wanted to say Thank You for helping me pick out the most prefect dress! You made me comfortable about myself and what I wanted in a wedding gown. I could not imagine working with anyone else during this special time in my life. You opened your doors to me and the rest of my crazy family and friends on several occasions.  I will continue to let friends know where they can find the most beautiful dresses for all of their special occasions. Thank you Mrs. Jackie!!!

Sincerely Kathleen Sanders (Soon to be Emery)

I could not have asked for more from the first day I walked into Jacqueline's Bridal. I have never seen such a selection of beautiful wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, wall to wall. Mrs. Jackie made me feel like a princess every time I came into the store. I look back at my pictures now and think what a perfect dress I had (the dancing around the store in every dress I tried on really helped me). It could not have been more perfect for me, or my figure (Mrs. Jackie helped me with that too!!). I have a very large family and a lot of friends who also visited Mrs. Jackie's, sometimes as a group, and the staff handled the situation perfect. I look forward to my next experience working with Mrs. Jackie, now I am just trying to find an excuse to buy another dress from her store!

Wedding Gown:  Jacqueline’s Bridal Formal . Bridesmaid Dresses:   Jacqueline’s Bridal Formal . Tuxedo & Accessories:   Jacqueline’s Bridal Formal

Lots of love!! Kathleen Emery

 

 

 

Nancy  & Nick Callea

Nancy  & Nick Callea

Wedding Date:  9/15/07

I found Jacqueline's Bridal in the Nashville Wedding Guide. I had gone to several other bridal salons and had not gotten the service or selection I wanted. I went to Jacqueline's and from the minute I stepped in the door I felt special. She worked with me one on one and really listened to my ideas and wants for a wedding dress. She is so knowledgeable and helpful. She helped me to find the most beautiful wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. It was so easy. I would recommend Jacqueline's Bridal Salon to any bride. You will definitely get the best experience.

Nancy and Nick Callea Wedding

Our wedding was held on Sept 15th at Lillie Belle's of Franklin. My dress was Raylia Designs and was Ivory with Pewter accents and lace. The bridesmaid's wore Dessy Designs in Mocha. Nick and the groomsmen wore Tommy Hilfiger tuxes.  Our florist, Always in Bloom, did the most amazing flowers. My bouquet and the bridesmaid's flowers were pink roses with hydrangeas. The men wore rose boutonnières. The tables were each decorated with silver vases and an array of hydrangeas, roses, and greenery. Our photographer, Ace Photography, was wonderful. Arlene and Myles captured every beautiful detail of the wedding.  I was amazed.  It was the most beautiful wedding anyone could have ever asked for and I felt like a princess. The dress was the best part about the day and if I could, I would wear it all the time. It was a dream come true.  Jackie, Thanks so much for all your help.

Thanks, Nancy Callea

 

 

 

Nina Hibbler

 

 

Nina Hibbler

& Nick

Wedding Date:

                                                            Bridal Gown & Tuxedos: Jaqueline's Bridal

2416 Music Valley Drive, Suite 115

Nashville, TN 37214

(615) 562-3535

The bride's wedding gown, the grooms tuxedo and the groomsmen's tuxedos were purchased from Jaqueline's Bridal. Black owned and such a wonderful atmosphere of professionalism. They offer fantastic customer service and recommend anyone to go there for your wedding attire or anything else regarding your wedding day. Jaqueline also provides wedding coordination services, invitations, videography, etc. etc. I loved the experience I had at her bridal shop. Be sure to check out her website.

1 Corinthians 13:13 

"And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

"A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you,

that ye also love one another."   John 13:34"

"As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love"  .John 15:9

Apr 10 2008 6:33 AM

I haven't gotten all of my photos back just yet  but here's one I really like.    Nina

 

Feb 5 2008 8:26 AM

I just wanted to let you know that I placed your information on the Vendors page of my wedding website... feel free to take a look,   www.mywedding.com/nickandnina. If there's a picture you would like for me to use there please let me know.    Nina

Sep 5 2007 9:15 AM

I loved my experience at your bridal shop and can't wait to see my gown when it arrives.    ~ Nina

 

 

 

Lynnette Cole and Micheal O'Nan
Wedding and Reception held at Columbia Tennessee Country Club

 

 

Lynnette Cole 

& Micheal O'Nan

 

"Michael & I are forever grateful to Jacqueline's Bridal "A'nother Pinnacle Event" for their organization and coordinating our blessed day.   We could never have pulled off the two events in one day! You truly made our fantacy wedding a reality!"

Lynnette

Lynnette is Miss U.S.A. 2000 and Miss Tennessee U.S.A. 1999
Nashville Events by Design (formerly) A'nother Pinnalce Event was the Wedding Coordinator and Wedding Day Director.

Featured in the magazine "Southern Weddings"

 

 

 

Stephanie Bolen and Brian Zellner
Wedding and Reception held in Hopkinsville Kentucky Convention Center

 

 

Stephanie Bolen

& Brian Zellner

I first met Jackie at a Nashville,Tennessee bridal show. My first impression of her and her staff was that they were professional and knew how to get the job done (and boy was I right on the money).

I really needed someone like that to coordinate, and plan our wedding because I was attending law school in Indiana, and my then fiancé was in the Navy and stationed in Mayport, Florida and our wedding was taking place in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Oh, and did I mention that we had a bridal party of 14, all of which who live all over the country.

We truly needed someone that was organized and helpful and that is what we found at Jacqueline’s Bridal. Jackie was a natural selection for Brian and I because she was kind, patient and very creative. I can truly say that on the day of our wedding we did not have to worry or think about anything. We truly enjoyed the day and it was the happiest day of my life. All of my dreams came true on that day and I can honestly say that May 28, 2005 was a perfect day.

Jackie, thanks a million!
Stephanie and Brian

Note:   We met with a bride Stephanie three (3) times total, and mapped out the event plan over a period of a year, met Brian the groom only once, drove to Hopkinsville Kentucky once to meet with the venue director, and the church; and everything else was taken care of (with limited contact, because of their schedules) by telephone, social media, and our website gallery. Stephanie had law exams two (2) weeks prior to her wedding, packed for a relocation, and met with movers the week before her wedding; and she arrived in Hopkinsville Kentucky for their wedding (the week of her wedding). Our staff was prepared, and had everything prepared for them, and ready to go for the wedding. The wedding went off without a hitch. Stephanie and Brian was a very happy Bride and Groom.  Congrats!

 

 

 

Nancy & Luke . Anna & Brandon

 

Nancy  & Luke Tynan

&

Anna & Brandon Scott

Wedding Date:

The "Sloan" sisters:   For Luke and I, the story of our relationship has always been far from ordinary. We met while studying abroad in France, with him from Ireland and me from the US, and struggled through 2 years of really long distance dating. When we finally found ourselves engaged a couple of years later, I was living in Ireland and quickly discovered that the logistics of planning a wedding from abroad could be even more complicated. Luckily, I had Jacqueline to help me through it, to make sure that my dress was ordered and ready for my fitting when I arrived back in Nashville just three months prior to the wedding. She made sure that the bridesmaids dresses were ready on time, and provided me with tips on a range of vendors that I had yet to secure, including a photographer and caterer. When the day of the wedding arrived, Jacqueline was on hand to oversee the occasion and to iron out any last minute glitches. The service she provided was above and beyond, and when it was time for the reception, Jacqueline was there, not as a coordinator, but as a close friend."

Brandon and Anna wanted to have their wedding before they started studying for the bar exam, the weekend after they graduated and before their bar preparation class started. Anna asked her sister Nancy to be her Maid of Honor. One complication for Anna was that Nancy was leaving in January to go to Ireland to be near Luke and was not returning until shortly before Anna's graduation. Anna was very concerned about Nancy not having time to get her dress properly altered. Anna first visited another bridal shop in Michigan and was very disappointed when they suggested that she mail Nancy's dress to her in Ireland to have it altered. While at home for the Christmas holiday, Anna's Mom suggested that they visit Jacqueline's Bridal Shop. While there they found a beautiful Eden's Maids dress that looked perfect on Nancy. Anna was so happy to hear that Jacqueline could accept the measurements for her out of town bridesmaids by telephone or email and then ship the dresses to the girls. And Anna was even more excited when Jacqueline offered to take Nancy's measurements before she left and have the alterations completed before Nancy returned from Ireland. On the day of the wedding, all three of the bridesmaids looked absolutely beautiful in their thistle colored A-line dresses with champagne colored sashes. Overall, Jacqueline went above and beyond, and Anna and Brandon would like to thank her for all of her help.

 

 

 

Carrie Owens & Thurman Webb
Wedding and Reception held at Mt Zion Church and Saint Bernards Convent

 

Carrie 

&

Thurman

 

Dear Jackie;

Thanks for making our wedding truly a day to remember for a lifetime.  Everything was absolutely gorgeous.

Love Carrie and Thurman

Jacqueline's Bridal Formal - A'nother Pinnacle Event was the "one source location" as the Wedding Planner and Advisor for Apparels for the men and women, Vendors and Venue selections. A'nother Pinnacle Event provided the chair and table linen, decor rentals, event stylist, and decoration setup for the ceremony and reception site, planning meetings with vendors, financial plans and scheduling, bridesmaid dresses, tuxedo, and gown selection. Florist was Debbie's Weddings and Things by Debbie Martin.

Thank you Carrie and Thurman.  Love!

Note:  Nashville Event Design formerly A'nother Pinnacle Event  and P.B.S. Professional Business Services

 

 

Erin and Demonta
Reception held at the Music Valley Ballroom

    

                          Testimonial

 

Thank you so much!!   We greatly appreciated everything, we had so much fun.   Erin  ~ October 2015

 

 

Shivonne Saddler & Allan Hood

 

Shivonne

& Alan

May 2 2008 7:39 PM
Thanks for all your help in making our special day perfect. We appreciate all your hard work.
God Bless!  Shivonne

Jacqueline's Bridal: Wedding Gown, Bridesmaid dresses, Veil, Tiara, Tuxedos
Florist and Decor: Stephanie

 

 

 

Mia & Rafael Vow Renewal

                                                                   

Hi Jackie!  

Thank you so much.  And thank you so very much for the pictures. I got your voicemail while we were on vacation. You are such a blessing!!! Please send our best to Nelson as well!


Love,  Mia

 

 

 

Tiffany and John

Wedding and Reception held at Christ Church Old Hickory and Loews Vanderbilt West End

 

Tiffany

& John

 

This was one of our largest weddings:

32 attendants  |  1400 guest

All 32 attendant gowns were purchased from our Bridal Retail Store

We worked with this bride and groom for approximately one year

"Planning, Vendor search, and developing the wedding day structure"

The ceremony was held at Christ Church on Old Hickory, and Reception was at Loews Vanderbilt at West End/Harding

 

 

 

Alva & Kris

 

Alva  & Kris

 

Hello everyone,   Kris and I want to say thank you for the memorable moments and the wonderful ways you’ve shown your kindness throughout our lives.  Thank you ...  Alva Owens

 

 

LaVada Taylor & Ronald Brandon
Wedding and Reception held at Fisk Historic Chapel

Wedding  Planner , Consultant, and Wedding Day Coordination by Nashville Event Design, formerly P.B.S.      

LaVada and Ronald celebrates the African American Culture, in a full afro-centric wedding ceremony at the Fisk Chapter.  PBS designed and produced an afro-centric styled response card, bridal registry cards, invitation, and ceremony programs.  June 1999

 

 

Holly Stephensn  ...  Canadian Bride

 

Hi Jacqueline,  We were in your shop in August, my daughter tried on several gowns while we were there.   We were actually vacationing in Tennessee at the time and are from Ontario, Canada.  Anyway,  she has looked at other gowns and nothing has measured up to the one she loved from your shop.  It is a Maggie Sottero gown, I think the colour was described as "gold". 

I just wanted to let you know that we will be calling tomorrow ( Monday) to order this dress.  You already have her measurements and you said all we needed to do was call and give you our deposit and it could be ordered.  We are planning to come back down to get it in the spring when it arrives.  Thanks so much,  and we will be speaking to you tomorrow.   She is very excited.

  HOLLY STEPHENS

 

 

 

Wanda Moore & Donald Hines
Wedding and Reception held at  Smyrna Town Centre

 

Wanda  & Donald

 

We came upon  Mrs. Young's services by attending a bridal show in August 2000.   Mrs. Young had a booth there and  we were interested in her bridal attire.   After making an appointment with her, my best friend, Ann Phillips and I (Wanda) went to her shop.   After Mrs. Young assisted us with selecting dresses for the bridal attendants, she also informed us with other  services she could provide in planning a wedding.  I later spoke with Donald about what Mrs. Young could do for us  to plan our wedding and we both decided to meet with  Mrs. Young.  Donald was very impressed of what she had shown us, so we decided to hire Mrs. Young, not only to provide dresses for the bridesmaids and flowergirls, but also to be our wedding consultant/coordinator.  

 

Mrs. Young was working with another couple who was also interested in the same location, that she had recommeded to us for our wedding and reception.  Mrs. Young was very professional in asking permission from Donald and I if it would be all right for that couple to see our wedding set-up at that location.  We were happy for them to see it!  Everyone at our wedding was so impressed with our location, that several people inquired at the wedding how did we come upon this facility.  We had to give the entire credit to Mrs. Young.  

Donald and I would highly recommend Mrs. Young to handle your wedding/reception.  Mrs. Young is well knowledgeable, well informed and well connected to find what you want for your wedding from vendors, bridal attire to clergyman, etc.  We have photographs and video coverage of our wedding to prove how beautiful our wedding was thanks to Mrs. Young.  Mrs. Young and PBS Total Bridal is a class act business, and our wedding was a classic.  We would gladly give our referral to anyone who need proof of Mrs. Young's services. 

Sincerely,   Mr. & Mrs. Donald & Wanda Hines . February 2002

 

 

Tiffany & Todd
Wedding and Reception held at Brentwood Methodist Church and Richland Country Club

 

Tiffany  & Todd

Jackie, 

Thank you so much for all of your kindness and patience while helping Todd and I plan ouing.  We had a beautiful wedding and we owe it all to you.  You stood out from all the rest because of your extra hard work that you put into making our day special.  From our personal invitations, childhood video, engagement video, wedding video, and our sentimental wedding brochures ... You made our day a once in a lifetime fairy tale !!! 

We thank you and your staff at PBS Total Bridal! 

You are wonderful and we will remember you forever.   Thank you! 

Sincerely,  Tiffany and Todd Maggart

         Wedding at Brentwood Methodist  .   Reception at Richland Country Club

         Bridal Luncheon at Oakland Country Club   .   May, 2000

 

 

 

The Ensley's

John and Yolanda Katrina Ensley 1998 Wedding Day

Mr. & Mrs. Ensley (the groom parents) 50th Gold Anniverary

2009 the birth of Trina and John's daugther Nora

Wedding and Reception held at Lake Providence and Brentwood Holiday Inn

Jackie;

We would like to thank you for the services rendered to our memorable occasion.  We were thrilled with joy on our wedding day of  September 05, 1998.  The services provided by PBS Total Bridal were exceptional.

We have continued to enjoy watching our video tape of all the planning and instruction.  Our consultant and advisor Jackie Young did a fabulous job in assisting make our bridal fantasy become a reality.

We pray your business will continue to prosper!   Eternally Grateful

                                 Yolanda and John Ensley  .   Married:  September 1998  .  Daugther Born:  2009

 

 

In Memoriam of Willie L. Rudd

June 2000

M E M O R A N D U M

Wedding Planning  Services for a  relocation couple from Memphis TN.

Hi Jackie;

I wanted to write a personal note to let you know that P is for Personal, the B is for Best and the S is for Superb services.

In February of this year, my fiancee and I selected

P.B.S. for total wedding service. It was the best thing we could have done.  Jackie Young is an angel disguised as a woman.  She took care of everything we requested. 

Our wedding  was scheduled for June 24, 2000, but regretfully my fiancee Willie L. Rudd passed away four days before our wedding day.  Mrs. Young stepped up to the plate and in a matter of hours, she contacted all the vendors and others involved to make arrangements of cancellations and refunds.

Thank you P.B.S. Total Bridal     .     Aletha Baptist

 

Note:  Willie L. Rudd, President of UFWA Local 282 funeral was held on June 26, 2000 in Memphis Tennessee

with over 2,000 guest from across the country in attendance; two days following his scheduled wedding date. 

Willie and Aletha scheduled ceremony officiant, and I attended the funeral in Memphis Tennessee.

 

 

Linda and Lawrence

Thanks for everything!

Everything was great!  Jackie worked with all of  the vendor as if she had known them forever.  Jackie and her team was all over the place, making sure that nothing would go wrong from cabin to cabin checking on everyone.  Her caring and perfection started before the wedding day, there were follow up call, and the wedding day itinerary that was completed before the day.  

I would recommend this group to any bride.     Linda

 

 

 

Tracey Walker and Stephan

"Today I marry my best friend".

Dad is a Millitary Officer, and the bride lived in Kentucky

The wedding was held at a Historic Church site in Inglewood Nashville Tennessee

Photographer:  Martin E. O'Connor

 

 

 

Nicole and Jason
Wedding and Reception held at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

 

Thanks to you, your team, and all the recommended vendors for a wonderful wedding day!  We could not have asked for a better day, everything was beautiful.  Thank you for all the work leading up to our day.  I would definitely recommend you to others, and I would also emphasis the importance of have a wedding planner to assist with the coordination of the day.  It was definitely worth the money.  Best wishes, and thanks again.   Nicole and Jason

 

 

 

McCarter Sister  .  Monique and Jerial

 

Wedding and Reception held at Temple Church at Kings Lane

 

Jerial

 

Monique

Monique was married first, several years later we were hired by Jerial and their parents to do her wedding.

 

 

 

Kevin and Keshia Armstrong

Temple Church . Kings Lane

 

 

Hurricane Katrina 2005, New Orleans "bride"

... a Wedding Sponsorship and Donations by

Jacqueline's Bridal

TWESA, Matchless Limo, Hampton Inn & Suites Greenhills,

Two Rivers Mansion, Weddings by Elan, and Gail Vandygriff

featured on WSMV Channel 4

 

Hurricane

Katrina New Orleans, Bride

Hurricane

Katrina New Orleans, Bride

 

Hurricane Katrina New Orleans

Disaster and Destruction images from 2005

 

 

 

 

Kendra Mayes

 

 

Kendra Mayes 

Marques & Kendra Ponds wedding pic:

Our wedding was September  21st  at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant, TN

Our wedding was held on September 21st at Mt.Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, in Mt. Pleasant, TN. I purchased my gown from Jacqueline's Bridal and the service I received was wonderful. Jackie went out of her way to help me with all my needs. Her expertise really made me at ease. She picked out the perfect gown for me. I felt absolutely beautiful on my wedding day.  I recommend Jacqueline's Bridal to every bride!!

 

 

Shelita Overton

 

Shelita Overton

Wedding Date:

Shortly after I became engaged on June 30, 2007, I decided to have my wedding in my hometown, Huber Heights, Ohio. The search for my bridal gown started in Raleigh, NC when my mother, Sheliah Overton (from Huber Heights, Ohio) and my sister, Cheryl (from Nashville, TN) came to visit me in Raleigh, NC to go shopping for my wedding gown.  I went to 6 different bridal salons and tried on over 50 gowns.  I found one gown that was absolutely gorgeous on me and we all had 'the moment', however, I was not totally sure it was 'the one'. Therefore I continued to do just a little more looking around. On the internet, I discovered the Essence of Australia line of dresses. And it was there that I saw the dress that fitted my requirements of my dream dress: something soft and flowy that made me feel like a princess. The problem with this designer was that their dresses were not widely sold across the US.  I called three of the four locations in NC and neither of those had the dress that I wanted in their store.  Since the locations in NC did not have my dress, I thought that I would try the only location in Tennessee, Jacqueline's Bridal & Formal, which happened to be just a few minutes from where my sister lives. Although Jacqueline's Bridal is by appointment only, I thought I would just take a chance and walk in to see if they had the dress that I was interested in.  I was in luck!  Walking in the bridal salon at 5:45, not only did Jackie have an opening for 6:00 that evening, but she actually had the dress in her store. Jacqueline's Bridal & Formal also had the first dress that I thought was 'the one'. So I was able to try on both of my choices and make a decision in one location. While comparing the two dresses, Jackie offered great advice to help me make my decision. She stated to choose the dress that I feel the most comfortable and the dress that makes me feel like me.  In the end, I choose the Essence of Australia dress.


Jackie was a pleasure to work with.  She and her husband, Nelson, stayed open past their closing time to assist me with this out of town purchase. Jackie was very knowledgeable of the bridal industry.  She did a wonderful job in educating me on the different styles of dresses, the designers, helping me choose my accessories, and how to select a veil that would accentuate my features and that were appropriate for my body structure and dress.

Sheliah Overton is the mother of Dr. Cheryl Overton and bride, Shelita Overton. Shelita Overton lives in Raleigh, NC and works as a Technical Writer at IBM. Dr. Cheryl Overton is a PhD pathology graduate of Vanderbilt University.

Thanks,
Shelita

 

 

Elivic  Gomez

Thanks for everything!

My gown and the girls dresses were beautiful. 

It was also, a delight for you to have taken the time to have attended my wedding.

~ Elivic

 

 

 

Karri and Chauncey
Wedding and Reception held at  Spring Hill UAW Banquet Hall

 

 

 

Shelly and Byan in Hendersonville

 

 

 

Heather and Scott in Hendersoville

 

 

Brides and their Engagement Images

Several of our brides and venue locations of where their weddings were held from the

Convent Place, Temple Church, Saint Vincient Catholic, Metro Center, 5th and Woodland Church of Nazarene,

Cedar Wood of Lebanon, Bowling Green KY, Two Rivers Baptist, Millennium Maxwell House Hotel

 

 

 

My Mentor  ...  Elaine M. Parker, Ed.M.

I have known Elaine Parker since 1998, and was gifted all of her below authored manuscripts.   Thanks Elaine!

 

Hello Jackie,

 

SOOOO happy to hear from you.  I only attended a few TWESA meetings this year and you were not there...Frank and I retired from our full time professions (he from Vanderbilt) and I from directing and consulting for weddings. 

 

I am only doing some pro bono work for special needs weddings. Frank still has some consulting work and does a lot of free pro bono work).

 

Have you done any weddings for persons in a wheel chair, such as gowns, attendants' dresses, men's formal wear or even decorated a service dog or a wheelchair, a cane or a walker?  I am doing a presentation in West Palm Beach, FL. in November on special needs weddings for persons who are in a wheel chair and looking to rent a gown or tuxedo as a demo.

 

Sue Davies-Rephan has taken on my training program for wedding directors, if you have any persons you want trained from your company.

 

Also if you want to sell any of my three wedding books, (I am only writing books now,). You can see them on my website;  http://www.weddinghbooksbyelan.com.  I sell them at 40% off and you can make the profit from selling them to brides or persons who may want to become a director.  My profit is given to the American Foundation for the blind, Easter Seals and Disabled Veterans.

 

As a volunteer, I am  now  teaching a class for persons who want to write their life stories ( free) and helping older persons who are losing their eye sight from macular degeneration ( am teaching them to  cook with special equipment, handle activities of daily living and recreational games).

 

Frank and I continue to travel and see our children and grandchildren all around the country.

The joys of being retired!

 

MY BEST AND WARMEST REGARDS TO YOUR HUSBAND 

HUGS,  ~ ELAN 2013

Books Authored:

  • Special Needs Weddings: A Guide for Persons with Visual, Hearing, and Mobility Challenges
  • Wedding Directing and Coordinating:  A Training Manual with Challenging Stories and Scenarios
  • Directing Weddings at Hotels:  A Training Manual for Staff
  • Wedding Directing: How to Be a Professional Wedding Director

 

 

 

 

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