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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Laura & Jim : Sneak Peek!

October 7, 2009 at 8:45 PM (Laura's Wedding) (, , , , , )

Well all we can say is: Yaaaaaay!! Laura and Jim are officially married!

We’re waiting for the pics to get back but stay tuned because when we get them we’ll put up a full wedding review for your reading pleasure! In the meantime…

Laura & Jim

Laura & Jim

Also keep track of the Gray’s Blog for picture updates!

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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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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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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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Adornments Wedding on the Wilco Wed Blog!

March 3, 2009 at 10:37 PM (Adornments News) (, , , , , , , , , )

That’s right,  the beautiful wedding that we put together for Alexis and her hubby is online again!  Check out what they had to say at the Wilco Wed Blog (click here)!

Adornments Wedding on Wilco Wedding Blog!

Adornments Wedding on Wilco Wedding Blog!

Thanks for blogging about us Wilco Wed!

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A Successful Adornments Wedding- Us!

February 25, 2009 at 6:45 PM (General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Abdul and Alexis' Wedding Feature on Ashley's Bride Guide

Abdul and Alexis' Wedding Feature on Ashley's Bride Guide

As many of you know, we got started down the path of wedding work when we discovered the addictive power of planning my (Alexis) wedding late last year. Well, for those of you wondering just how that first trial went, our wedding is currently being featured on two wedding blogs!!  Ashley of Ashley’s Bride Guide  as well as Amy from Williamson County Weddings and CJs off the Square both wrote articles on our wedding this week (I know- how loved are we?!)! So, once again thanks to everyone who chipped in to make our wedding so great! I’m sure that Laura’s upcoming wedding will be even more of a triumph!  So check out our features at Wilcowed Blogspot and Ashley’s Daily Scoop! And a big thanks to Ashley for putting us up on her blog! Yay!

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Photo Love!

February 7, 2009 at 5:57 AM (General, Jewelry) (, , , , )

Earlier this week, a good friend of ours came over to our shop to shoot (yes, with cameras!) our jewelry all professional-like! Zach and Jody Gray of Gray Photography did my (Alexis) wedding and have since taken us under their wing to help us get our business off the ground.  They are pretty much the epitome of wedding photographers!! So when Zach offered to come and take some amazing pics of our stuff, we jumped on the chance- not only to spend some time with our favorite photographers, but.. well, the results are stunning (to use one of Zach’s favorite words)!  The did an excellent job setting up and lighting our stuff for these pics. In addition, we have the honor of being given the spotlight on Gray Photography’s Blog! They’re so sweet! So if you haven’t already, check out their site!! They are a trip to follow (no! I don’t blog stalk..never! 🙂 )

So here it is, the moment you’ve been waiting for! A sneak preview to the results of the photoshoot!!

mantis pendant

mantis pendant

This is one of Laura’s recent pieces!
Silver pendant with colored resin

Silver pendant with colored resin

For those of you who read the Dolphin earrings post that Laura put up, the above pictue is an example of what she’s talking about with the resin.  All of those darkish, multi-colored spaces in the pendant were filled with colored resin.
kyanite pendant

kyanite pendant

These two are works of mine.
maple rose pendant

maple rose pendant

And for you photo buffs, here’s the setup we used to get these awesome pictures! Yes.. there was lots of blue tape and random books used to achieve these results. You have to have plenty of random stuff laying around for a proper photo shoot ya know!
Setup for the photoshoot.

Setup for the photoshoot.

 And here we are!! No good photo shoot is complete without a shot of  everyone together at the end!! 🙂

Lucinda, Zach, Laura, Alexis

Lucinda, Zach, Laura, Alexis

So thanks again to Gray Photography!! You guys rock! 🙂

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