Fall & Winter at Adornments- A Fashion Must!

November 16, 2009 at 10:53 PM (Cool Stuff, General) (, , , , , , , , , )

Fall has always been my favorite season- the best clothes, beautiful weather and lots of color!  This year is no exception!  Despite the rain, fall looks are coming out in all their colorful splendor and. of course, no look is complete without a trip to Adornments!  Come check out Fall & Winter clothing by Olia Zavozina: rich colors and textures sure to feel good and look great!  Pair that with some of Adornments’ one-of-a-kind jewelry and you’re on your way to having a stunning fall look!

This tunic is beautiful, soft and very comfortable!  A classy look that will keep you feeling cozy all winter long!

 

Brown Tunic with sash

Olia original Brown Tunic with sash & Adornments original "Mantis" pendant

 

 

Brown Tunic with sash

Olia original Brown Tunic with Sash & Adornments original "Mantis" pendant

 

Rich, beautiful color, luscious texture and a fun, funky cut make this jacket a must for this winter!

Olia Zavozina original jacket & Adornments original sterling silver earrings

Olia Zavozina original jacket & Adornments original sterling silver earrings

 

Olia Zavozina original jacket & Adornments original sterling silver earrings

Olia Zavozina original jacket & Adornments original sterling silver earrings

 

 

Not ready for Winter yet?  Get a jump on next year with on sale spring/summer lines by Olia Zavozina- paired with Adornments’ jewelry for a timelessly classic look sure to please on those last few warm summer-like days and give you something to look forward to for next spring!- a fashion must!

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Adornments’ Grand Re-Opening

September 30, 2009 at 7:37 PM (Cool Stuff, General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Adornments' Magnificent Sign!

Adornments' Magnificent Sign!

As the pictures show- this party was fantastic!  The new, improved, more centralized location for Adornments in the Factory At Franklin is gorgeous!  The art was beautiful, the jewelry dazzling, the invitations magnificent and the clothing stunning.  Add to that a party atmosphere created by Margaret Tolbert of “Details by Margaret” event planning, delectable foods by “Busy Bees” catering, to-die-for chocolates from Schakolad in Cool Springs, fun games and even better prizes and you get a night that was an unabashed success!

Entrance to the Magical Realm of Adornments

Entrance to the Magical Realm of Adornments

Model Ginger Simpson Displays Beautiful Adornments Jewelry

Model Ginger Simpson Displays Beautiful Adornments Jewelry

One-of-a-kind Fine Art Gifts

One-of-a-kind Fine Art Gifts

Stunning Pottery by Artist Tom Turnbull

Stunning Pottery by Artist Tom Turnbull

Classy Handmade Invitations by Lucinda Harshey

Classy Handmade Invitations by Lucinda Harshey

Adornments' Artist/Owner Laura Shows Off Custom Jewelry by Artist/Owner Alexis Anbari

Adornments' Artist/Owner Laura Shows Off Custom Jewelry by Artist/Owner Alexis Anbari

Custom Fashion Designs by Fashionista Olia Zavozina

Custom Fashion Designs by Fashionista Olia Zavozina

Check out the pictures by Hartz Photography and Stan Dunlap and keep an eye out for a video of the event from Heather and Eugene Brown of 2Duce2 Videography!

Come one and all to enjoy the new and improved Adornments!

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The most excellent wedding entrance…ever!

July 23, 2009 at 7:21 PM (Cool Stuff, General) (, , , , , , , , )

Just had to share!

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Adornments to host trunk show for fashion designer Olia Zavozina!

July 18, 2009 at 3:28 PM (Adornments News, Cool Stuff, General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Adornments hosting Olia Zavozina trunk show

Adornments hosting Olia Zavozina trunk show

Come see Olia’s new line of summer and bridal wear in the gorgeous Adornments gallery Upstairs at the Factory at Franklin!  Cocktails and refreshments will be served and there will be two drawings for fabulous prizes from both Olia Zavozina and the jewelers at Adornments!  Come mingle, see what’s hot in fashion and jewelry this season, and take home a fabulous new addition to your wardrobe at exclusive Trunk Show prices!

See you there!

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We went, we saw… aw yeah we conquered!

June 19, 2009 at 3:57 PM (Cool Stuff, General) (, , , , , , )

Check out the awesome footage of our magnificent bowling tournament (provided by the amazing Grays!)!

Mini Bowling with Zach & Jody Gray!

Mini Bowling with Zach & Jody Gray! (Click on the Pic to view)

Enjoy!

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Cati and Tom finally get hitched!

May 27, 2009 at 5:22 PM (General) (, , , , , , )

Congratulations Tom and Cati!!!

Cati & Tom

Cati & Tom

Unfortunately their special day was graced with constant rain (though I hear this is lucky!). Thankfully this couple is one of those rare, easy going couples that took it all in stride! The reception was held at Cati’s parents’ house in Cabot, Arkansas and when the rain started the couple’s families just pitched in together to move all the tables and tents together to shelter the bridal party and guests as much as possible. Of course, everyone ended up wet anyways- but no one seemed to mind. There were more important things going on: food, music, dancing, and cake!

The Moore Harshey Band

The Moore Harshey Band

The band set up in the garage and got the party started off to a great start!

Cati's Hair Pins

Cati's Hair Pins

Of course we had to get a shot of Cati wearing a pair of Laura’s hair pins! They added just a touch of flair to her very classic, elegant do.

Lucinda and Alexis

Lucinda and Alexis

A good time was had by all! And of course, we never miss an opportunity to show up to parties wearing favorite examples of our own work.. Check out our new jewelry!! Laura’s new necklace below has us especially excited about some new possibilities! 
Laura and Jim

Laura and Jim

 Next up, Laura and Jim’s wedding on October 4th!! She’s got some great updates on the way!
Bubble Send Off

Bubble Send Off

Because no wedding is complete without the sendoff!
Congratulations and many happy years to come!

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And a good time was had by all!

May 1, 2009 at 5:00 PM (Adornments News, Cool Stuff, General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

The Weddings by Adornments Open House:

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Weddings By Adornments Open House

Here are the pics from the Adornments Open House!  We had a blast!  Enjoy!

You must register to get the bag!

You must register to get the bag!

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Lovely Dresses by A Bride's Big Day!

Lovely Dresses & Accessories by A Bride's Big Day! Thanks Sherry!

Tasty Treats by Schakolad!  Thanks Taylor!

Tasty Treats by Schakolad! Thanks Taylor!

We got to keep the leftover truffles- oh so tasty- oh so dangerous!

The Spectacular Garys! (not a great pic, sorry.  One workshop with the Grays has not taught me all of their secrets!)

The Spectacular Grays! (Not a great pic, sorry. One workshop with the Grays has not taught me all of their secrets...yet!)

Our two lovely models: Rhea and Alice.  Thanks Ladies!

Our two lovely models: Rhea and Alice. Thanks Ladies!

Alexis & Lucinda (Lucinda's eyes were closed in every picture!)

Alexis & Lucinda (Lucinda's eyes were closed in every picture!)

Who won the necklace you ask?  Why Michelle Hartz, that's who!  Congratulations Michelle!

Who won the necklace, you ask? Why Michelle Hartz, that's who! Congratulations Michelle!

Thanks to all of our wonderful participants and fabulous vendors!  You are all amazing!

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It’s Almost Here!

April 24, 2009 at 6:17 PM (Adornments News, Cool Stuff, General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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The long-awaited Weddings by Adornments Open House is finally here!

Sunday, April 26th from 2:00-5:00pm,

Come see the beautiful new creations of the Adornments staff!

Enjoy cool Lemonade or bubbly Champagne while perusing  gorgeous gowns and accessories by A Brides\’ Big Day,

Taste the sweet confections of Schakolad,

Converse with titanium & wood inlay ring artisan Charlie Thompson,

Admire the exquisite images of Gray Photography,

Listen to the smooth vocals and guitar of Jack Grant

All in the stunning Adornments Gallery, Upstairs in the Factory at Franklin!  As you know, one lucky attendee will receive a free limited edition heart pendant by Alexis, so come and experience the magic of Weddings by Adornments (we even have goody bags!)

See you Sunday!

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Adornments Open House!!

April 3, 2009 at 5:06 PM (Adornments News, Cool Stuff, General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

You’re invited!!

On April 26th, from 2-5pm

Adornments is hosting an open house  to showcase our newest creations in custom jewelry and invitations!!

Adornments located upstairs at the Factory in Franklin, TN

Adornments located upstairs at the Factory in Franklin, TN

Come and browse our gallery while mingling with other wedding professionals, brides and their families.  All of our designers will be in attendance, so you can speak to them directly regarding any design ideas. Also in attendance will be Charlie Thompson, maker of titanium and wood inlay rings. Charlie loves custom orders!
Titanium rings with wood inlay by Charlie Thompson

Titanium rings with wood inlay by Charlie Thompson

We will be offering refreshments (of course!) and the musical stylings of Jack Grant, vocalist/guitarist.
Jack Grant

Jack Grant

Also in attendance will be the husband/wife photography rock stars, Zach and Jody Gray (you may remember them from shooting Alexis’ wedding last November!) with some of their amazing work to show!
Gray Photograph
And to top the evening off, Adornments will be offering one of our pendants to one lucky attendee! Come and register for this hand made pendant!!
Valentine's Heart Pendant
Valentine’s Heart Pendant

More to come later! Check back for updates!!

Adornments, upstairs at the Factory
230 Franklin Rd Ste. 11 LL
Franklin, TN 37064

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Day trip to the Falls!

March 20, 2009 at 6:39 PM (General) (, , , , , )

The other day my husband, two of his sisters, and I (Alexis) took a day trip to Fall Creek Falls State Park. A bit of an avid hiker, Abdul has been after us to go hiking somewhere for the past six months, and Fall Creek Falls, only a 2ish hour drive away in Spencer, TN, was the perfect solution (especially since the rest of us aren’t exactly capable of any week long serious mountain hikes at the moment..)

If you haven’t been there, and enjoy the outdoors, waterfalls, hiking, or even leisurely walking in pretty places- this place is definitely worth visisting!  If you want to take it easy, you can pull your car right up near the top of the main falls, and walk about 1 minute to the overlook, then you can decide if you’re up for the not too terrible hike to the base for an upclose (and wet!) look. But no, this would not do for us!! Bring on the 3ish mile hike- we want to see ALL the falls, get all the great views, feel the burn and all that!!

Cane Creek Cascades

Cane Creek Cascades

So, from the Nature Center, the first falls you’re likely to see when doing the full hike is cane Creek Cascades.
From here you get to cross an old fashioned swing bridge that crosses directly over the Cascade! The bridge is pretty exciting (though Abdul’s sisters found it somewhat terrifying!!) as it moves while you’re crossing it or anytime someone else steps on it. It also has a limit of 6 people at a time!!
The Swing Bridge!

The Swing Bridge!

No worries, no one died in the making of this hike!  And the girls were able to put on a brave face when they reached the middle of the bridge for a picture. 🙂
Halfway across the Cane Creek Cascade!

Halfway across the Cane Creek Cascade!

 There are several places to go off the main path along the hike to get a different view of the three falls and the gorge. After some minor rock climbing we got down to this point where the earth just falls away- it’s a spectacular view! Just don’t stand too close to the edge!!

Alexis at the Rocky Overlook

Alexis at the Rocky Overlook

After about a mile and a half of hiking, and lots of little side trips,  you reach the place where you realize you could have just driven here and gotten out of the car (why? oh why didn’t we at least bring some water with us? Doh!)…  But that of course, is for pansies!!
This is the main falls!
Fall Creek Falls Overlook

Fall Creek Falls Overlook

From this overlook you can down to the bottom of the gorge for a real upclose and personal view. Of course, we decided we really wanted to go off the beaten path at this point and play by the river!
Off the beaten path!

Off the beaten path!

Just so you know.. as perfect as this route looks, we decided at this point that perhaps we’d best go back to the path after all… 😉 And as much as I love my husband it was sooo hard not to hop on the end of that log and start jumping! Heehee!!
The foot of the falls!

The foot of the falls!

Ahh, a nice damp spot for romance!! Everything was dripping!
Me and my husband at Fall Creek Falls!

Me and my husband at Fall Creek Falls!

The girls at the bottom of Fall Creek Falls

The girls at the bottom of Fall Creek Falls

That’s right- bring a rain jacket!!
The trip back to the car was really quite quick compared to the slow wandering trek out, which was good since our legs were turning into jelly and we were all in need of some lunch!
As soon as we reached the car we started grazing on all our car snacks- sweet, sweet chocolate covered pomegranates (our new addiction) !!!
In all, I highly recommend Fall Creek Falls State Park, and now is a perfect time to go (no bugs!!!) though I imagine fall is insanely beautiful there!

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