Completion of Lucinda’s Quest

December 15, 2009 at 10:00 PM (Lucinda's Quest) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

      Actually the quest was completed a week before Laura’s wedding when ‘The Dress’ was delivered by Olia Zavozina.  It’s gorgeous!  Of course, there was no point in posting all of this until you could see for yourselves my final choice.  The dress was perfect.  I received rave reviews from family and friends.  I felt good and both Laura and I were happy with my final look.  Enough talk you say…..I agree.  Here are the pictures taken at the big event.  In case you don’t recognise me, I’m the lady in dark silver.

Laura and Jim with her family

     Olia even made a shawl for me  for a little bit of coverage to deal with the evening chill.  Of course  it was cold and rainy that night.  We didn’t care.  Good food, good music and lots of good company.  What could be better?  Oh, you’ve got to see the necklace Laura made for me.  Isn’t it gorgeous? Lucinda's Mother of the Bride necklace       You know you’ve done well when you get a note like this one on your gift.

Gift box for my necklace      And yes, I was teary eyed when I read this….so I think the blurred edges are appropriate.  Thank you so much Zach and Jody Gray for all of the beautiful photographs.

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The Pictures Are In! Check out images from Laura’s Wedding!

December 12, 2009 at 7:49 PM (Laura's Wedding) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

October 4, 2009 Adornments’ own Laura Lempke married Nashville native James Dugger.

The Adornments team really went all out for the occasion producing announcements, invitations, and jewelry as well as calling on guest artists Charlie Thompson and Olia Zavozina for more!  As you can see from the images, courtesy of Gray Photography, the results were well worth the effort of all the amazing contributing artists!

The Adornments Ladies: Alexis, Laura & Lucinda

The Adornments Ladies: Alexis, Laura & Lucinda

Check it out!  All of us wearing Adornments original jewelry and Lucinda rocking an original Olia Zavozina gown!  Gorgeous!

Mother of the Bride Necklace by Adornments artist/owner Laura Dugger

Mother of the Bride Necklace by Adornments artist/owner Laura Dugger

Close up of the Mother of the Bride necklace by Laura Dugger

Wedding Invitation with Wedding Rings

Wedding Invitation with Wedding Rings handmade invitations by Adornments' own Lucinda Harshey!

Exquisite handmade invitations by Adornments’ own Lucinda Harshey!

Titanium, wood inlay wedding rings

Titanium & Wood Inlay Wedding Bands by Adornments artist Charlie Thompson

Custom wood-inlaid titanium wedding bands by Charlie Thomspon- Hurray for coordinating wedding bands with the wedding colors!

Program by Adornments

Ceremony Program by Adornments artist/owner Lucinda Harshey

Yes…we did the programs too…We couldn’t help ourselves!

Bride & Bridesmaids

Bride & Bridesmaids

Bride and Bridesmaids

Silly Bride- good Bridesmaids!

Bride and Groom

Bride & Groom: Jewelry by Adornments Picture by Gray Photography

Silver Bridal Necklace featuring hand-cut silver feather, white topaz and garnets by Adornments artist/owner Laura Dugger

Feather Bridal Necklace by Adornments artist/owner Laura Dugger

Close up of the Bridal Necklace

Adornments Silver & Garnet headband

Silver & Garnet Headband by Alexis Anbari

Close up of the headband!

Silver and resin feather groom's cuff links

Feather Groom's Cuff Links

Lest you think that Jim was left out of the Adornments magic- check out those custom cuff links!  Here’s a close up!

Silver Feather Groom's Cuff LInks

Silver Feather Groom's Cuff Links by Adornments artist/owner Laura Dugger

Leaving the Reception with Bubbles

Leaving the Reception with Bubbles!

We had a marvelous time and we all, of course, looked fabulous!  A truly special, custom wedding with all the Adornments touches!

Thank you Gray Photography for the beautiful pictures!

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Lucinda’s Quest – Revisited

October 23, 2009 at 9:43 PM (Lucinda's Quest) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I have been remiss in posting about my efforts to find the perfect dress for Laura’s wedding.  The wedding has come and gone, I was present and attired in a lovely gown.  Back to the efforts.  After spending hours in fruitless search at the mall (both Cool Springs and Green Hills) as well as online I was was feeling despondent.  Are there no more pretty dresses for women with less than perfect figures?  Frankly, there’s a lot of ugly out there.  Finally inspiration hit.  I have a friend who is a fashion designer here in Tennessee, Olia Zavozina.  We’ve done trunk shows for her in our shop and supplied our jewelry for her fashion photo sessions.  I asked her to create a dress for me for the wedding.  She came to the shop with her fabrics and Alexis, Laura and I chose some fabric and voila! a dress is created.  Have to tell you, I felt like Cinderella.  Imagine the scene where all of the critters are making her dress for the ball.  In my case it was Olia, Tamara (her seamstress), Alexis and Laura.  I just stood while beauty was made.  Ok, I got to hold the mirror due to a lack of birds.

Lucinda checking out the back of the bodice.

Olia gathering her pins after pinning me into the bodice of my mother of the bride dress.

This was a fairly painless way to get a dress.  Certainly less painful than running from store to store and not finding anything great or even good. Laura created this necklace for me to wear with this gown.  Then Olia adjusted the neckline to compliment the necklace.  How cool is that?  This was definitely and Adornments wedding!  I was soooo adorned.  Wait until you see the finished ensemble!  Thank you Olia and Laura for making me feel beautiful.

Laura's necklace and Olia's dress

Laura's necklace and Olia's dress

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Fun at the Franklin Bridal Ball

October 13, 2009 at 7:51 PM (Adornments News) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

A couple of weeks ago Adornments participated in the yearly Franklin Bridal Ball, held right here in the Factory at Franklin!

It was a pretty busy day- but we had a great time meeting with local brides and their families!

Our booth at the Franklin Bridal Ball
Our booth at the Franklin Bridal Ball

Nashville area brides were out in force to check out the local wedding vendors and get ideas, and Adornments excels at unique ideas for those special finishing touches (if I do say so myself!). We had a great variety of hand made jewelry and invitations on display. As always brides are encouraged to discuss their ideas with us and work with our designers to create something unique just for them!

Sample papers on display for inspiration in designing your own invitation!

Sample papers on display for inspiration in designing your own invitation!

Toward the end of the evening the Bridal Ball put on a fashion show featuring our favorite local designer, Olia Zavozina and you know we had to get our jewelry on the catwalk too!! Handily enough, our booth was right next to Olia’s too.

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Alexis, Laura, Olia, and Lucinda

Laura and Lucinda are both sporting custom fashion designs by Olia and doubled as models for the fashion show!! Need I mention the amazing jewelry we’re wearing? Check it out!!

Here are some shots from the fashion show.. why do models always look so cranky??

A model wearing our diamond pearl chainmail set.

A model wearing our diamond pearl chainmail set.

Chainmail choker with small coin pearls

Chainmail choker with small coin pearls

Silver feather necklace

Silver feather necklace

Keep an eye out for the above necklace in upcoming posts… it’s about to play a very special role!!

Silver macrame choker

Silver macrame choker

And because we can never take anything very seriously… our very own models striking poses:

Lucinda & Laura sporting Adornments jewelry & Olia's fashion.

Lucinda & Laura sporting Adornments jewelry & Olia's fashion.

At the end of the evening we raffled off a pair of hand made earrings (who doesn’t love free stuff?!).

Earring Raffle

Earring Raffle

Don’t forget- Adornments offered some great discounts to Bridal Ball attendees! So come visit us and let us design something special just for you!!

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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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And we’re finally open!!

August 20, 2009 at 7:42 PM (1) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Lest you start to think that we’ve abandoned you all or succumbed to laziness due to our recent lack of postage…let me reassure you that we have not forgotten our loyal blog followers!! We’ve merely been trapped under heavy piles of lumber behind buckets of paint.. But we’re finally free again!!! So we invite you to view our journey from upstairs at the Factory at Franklin to our shiny, new location just off the commons area- DOWNSTAIRS (yes, still at the Factory)!! 

So, just in case you for some unknown reason were unable to visit us previously, this is what the shop used to look like..

Our old store upstairs at the Factory at Franklin

Our old store upstairs at the Factory at Franklin

And this is what the new space looked like before its magical transformation into Adornments-land.
The new space!
Of course, this just wouldn’t do!  It all had to go! 🙂
Women at Work!

Women at Work!

Nothing says construction like a girl posing with a ladder in front of a shop covered in brown paper.
Laura painting our cityscape

Laura painting our cityscape

The first thing to go- the black wall!
The painting crew!

The painting crew!

Thankfully our families were willing to chip in to help us out!! Thanks everyone!!!
So, finally, after much painting, constructing, organizing, etc… Voila!
Our new gallery!

Our new gallery!

We are now open for business! Please stop by and visit us at the Factory!

 

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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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Adornments Glamor Fusion!

June 13, 2009 at 6:51 PM (Adornments News, Cool Stuff, Jewelry) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Check out the gorgeous pics courtesy of the amazing Grays of Gray Photography from the photo shoot we did with designer Olia Zavozina!

Grecian Bride

Grecian Bride

This is an original bridal gown by Olia Zavozina paired with Adornments’ Copper-colored pearl collar, Diamond-Pearl Earrings and Silver Peridot Armband.  This photography was taken by Gray Photography and the model is the ever lovely Leah DePriest Elmquist!

Princess Bride

Princess Bride

Glamor Shot!  Again, the lovely Leah Elmquist wearing a classic bridal dress by Olia Zavozina with Adornments’ Princess Tiara and Leafy Bridal Necklace– Photography by Gray Photography!

Princess Bride (B&W)

Princess Bride (B&W)

Look for more fabulous pics from this photoshoot- it was a lot of fun and the results are thus far simply gorgeous!

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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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