Monday, December 15, 2008

Samantha & Shane Wedding

This past weekend I had the pleasure of working with Samantha & Shane to coordinate their wedding and reception @ The Tennessee Aquarium. Sam & Shane neither one are from Chattanooga but chose this location simply for its beauty & uniqueness. Their wedding was intimate & personal to them from start to finish & each one of their guests genuinely enjoyed themselves at the event. During the ceremony the sting rays were "showing off" then guests ventured to see the butterflies, penguins & other animals while the wedding party took photographs. Once introduced into the reception the guests enjoyed Shane singing a song he had written for his new wife & a song written by Shane's father in honor of the new couple. This event could not have been more perfectly planned to reflect this couples true personalities- I know the guests appreciated the attention to detail! Good luck as you begin your lives together...

The beautiful cake that was so perfectly in line with Samantha's vision & perfectly complimented our Aquarium theme!

Elegant buffet & wonderful meal- compliments to Erika & her team at Swiss Am!!
As always- this event could not have been successful without the help of many talented vendors. Thank you to the following for making this day memorable for Sam and Shane and their guests!
Swiss Am Fine Catering
Hunter Byington, antique car transportation

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New Website!

It has been a long time coming but my new website is finally ready to launch! In talking with the creator ( I am told it should be "live" by midnight tonight. It has taken a long time for me to get the site complete & functioning & there are still slight changes to be made but it is pretty close to perfect. I very much needed an update & hope you enjoy the new site! Thank you for your support of Blissful Moments!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful this year for many things but as it relates to business I am thankful to have business. In this time of economic struggles for many I am very grateful to have a thriving business. Uncertainty has always been intimidating to me but since starting my own business uncertainty has new meaning to me & our economy is uncertain at best right now! I am also thankful for anyone who reads this blog. I appreciate your business & support.

Check back often in December- it is going to he a very busy & exciting month for Blissful Moments & I promise to post updates often.

Happy Thanksgiving- enjoy & be safe!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Holiday Season

Well, I honestly believe the "Holiday Season" is beginning earlier every year due to the retail craze created. As I was shopping with my Mom this past weekend there were lots of Christmas decorations throughout the stores & even holiday music playing in some places. I, as much as anyone, love all the sights & smells of the holidays but it should not be the main focus of the holiday season.

I do want to keep this blog very business focused but do feel like there is a time to step back & reevaluate things- both business & personal.

Before I get caught up in the hustle & bustle of Christmas & all it entails I am stepping back to remember what has made this season memorable for so many people. I have started a journal & am going to list, each day, 1 good deed I have done that day. I am going to vow to do this every day between now & Christmas & hope to be very proud of all the "little" things I have done that will hopefully make a big difference to someone. Both personally & as a business owner I have many talents & gifts that I feel I can offer & am going to make it a priority to keep that my focus this season. I challenge you to also figure out for yourself how to keep the next 2 months in perspective for you & your family & to celebrate the true reason for this season.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hathcock Autumn Ambience

This past Sunday I had an event at the lovely new home of Lee & Bonnie Hathcock- we called it "Autumn Ambience". They were generous enough to open up their home to friends, neighbors & talented craftsmen that had helped make their dream a reality. With hommeade gingerbread, hot apple cider & glorious autumn temperatures guests could not have enjoyed themselves more. We had an amazing turn out & the house looked immaculate. I very much enjoyed getting to know both Lee & Bonnie and look forward to working with them on more events in the future. I don't have pictures yet but as soon as I can get my hands on some (I forgot my camera that day!) I will post them for you to see!

As always- this event could not have been successful without the help of many talented vendors. Thank you to the following for making this day memorable for The Hathcock's and their guests!

Impressions Food Company
Chattanooga Valet
Kacie Yates
Rhon's Distinctive Florals
Black Tie Affair
The White Table
Showtime Event Rentals

And the following individuals who served as guides throughout the home:
Amanda Williams, Megan Houghton, Amanda Clark, Laura Stanger, Kristen Smith, Brittany Davis, Alesha Sells & Eve Cartee

Monday, October 27, 2008

Now offering Invitations & Social Stationery

Blissful Moments is excited to introduce our new line of invitations and social stationery! We invite you to browse through our wide variety of samples ranging from traditional to modern, and from cost efficient to extravagant. Our wedding and event coordinating professionals would be pleased to offer advice for your personalized invitations and social stationery; however, our clients are not obligated to contract our coordinating services to take advantage of this new product. Our staff would love to help you customize a theme for your event- with so many different products available from one source your theme will be carried out from engagement through thank you cards!

Please find below just some of the many items we offer to help make your event special.

  • Wedding invitations
  • Rehearsal dinner invitations
  • Save the date cards & magnets
  • Personalized thank you cards
  • Personalized favors
  • Wedding programs
  • Personalized napkins
  • Bridal shower invitations
  • Bachelorette party invitations
  • Cake toppers
  • Personalized cake knife & servers
  • Personalized toasting flutes
  • Guest books
  • Menu cards
  • Place cards

Please contact us with any questions you may have and/or to view our sample products. We look forward to working with you!

Amber & James- update

As anticipated, my pictures don't do justice now that Garrett Nudd has posted a few of his. Check out his blog for more- here is my favorite of the bride & groom!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Amber & James Roberts

Since December of last year I have been working with James & Amber planning their very intimate event. We have put countless hours into planning their wedding ceremony at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church & reception at The Fillauer Lake House- both in Cleveland, TN. As you will see in the pictures below, their wedding had their personal touch on every aspect & they put extra effort into being sure each guests was included as part of the event- not just a spectator at the event. The weather was beautiful, the ceremony was moving & the reception was enjoyed by all while dancing, making s'mores & visiting with tbe bride & groom. Thank you, Amber & James for allowing me to be a part of your special day- good luck in your new lives together!!

Pumpkins lined the walkway was guests entered- each were special to James & Amber as they had been designed & carved by some of their very close friends. They were all very impressive but this one really caught my eye!

The mason jar & attachments you see above served many purposes. The mason jar was used to drink out of as well as take home for a favor, the lottery card was the second part of the favor. Then attached behind that was a postcard stamped & addressed to James & Amber. Over the next year the guests were instructed to send the postcards back to the couple with sentiments of their wedding day!

This is the tent that was set up behind the Fillauer Lake House barn. In the back of the tent guests hung fabric squares with personalized messages that Amber & James will have made into a quilt as a wedding day keepsake!

Thank you to the wonderful vendors who helped make this day possible!

Wesley United Methodist Church
The Fillauer Lake House
Garrett Nudd Photography (he did not provide the pictures above... his will be much better I am sure!!
Events with Taste
Billy Campbell Videography
Made Especially for You- Wedding cakes by Betty Howard

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Welcome to my blog!

Well, I have finally joined the rest of the world as a "blogger". It is so hard to have time to manage another aspect of my already crazy busy business but I think it is a necessary step... and one I will enjoy. I hope through this blog to connect in "real time" with my clients. I want to keep you updated on what I am doing, what new trends I have found as well as recognize the wonderful people I work wth thoughout their planning stages and after their event. I am vowing to be a good blogger & update this page often so please check back regularly... you never know when you might see yourself on here :) Thank you for visiting & for your support of Blissful Moments.