Friday, May 27, 2011

It's Friday We're in Love with...being starstruck!

Let me just begin by saying that I am from a very small mid-western town. The biggest star I ever saw was the Dukes of Hazzard CAR (oh, how I DO love the General Lee...)

But I had never seen a REAL star until I moved here. My first year here, I waited tables in Franklin and waited on Michael W Smith, Brooks & Dunn, Jodee Messina, just to name a few. So - I began to understand I was in a different place now! But none of them compares to what happened to us (Relish) last year...

Growing up in my small town, living with "older" parents - I grew up on country. I'm not talking Garth Brooks' modernized country - I'm talking CLASSIC country (although I sung "Friends in Low Places" at so many parties between age 17-23, I can sing every word to you right now. But that would be to the penalty of your ears!) Anyway... back to the story at hand. One of my favorite stars to listen to as a child, one of my mother's favorite stars to sing a long to... was Loretta Lynn. I mean - she is one of the biggest country stars of all time. And NO ONE has a voice like her's! I absolutely love her!

Last Summer, I was watching TV and her movie "Coal Miner's Daughter" (with Sissy Spaceck) came on. I of course had to watch it again for the 10th time. I love that movie and that night - it really meant a lot to me. I was daydreaming of my own "small beginnings" and where God was going to take me as well as our "baby" company Relish. Two days later, I came back to the office after lunch to hear a voicemail that said "This is Nita Baggott with Nashville Event Planning and I'd like to talk with you about doing invitations for Loretta Lynn..." I nearly fainted. Then I decided it was too crazy to be true! I called her back and so a dream began...

First of all, I must say that Nita is now one of my favorite wedding vendors to work with! She is so amazing, so professional but SO down to earth! She makes you feel so at ease! I love wedding planners who make you feel at ease. Actually, they amaze me how calm they are! I got to go to Loretta's studio downtown. I felt so important! :) Everyone was so nice and so pleased with what we created!

The stationery was for Loretta's 50th Years in Country Music celebration! How honored was I to be part of this amazing event?! Seriously?! I GET to do this?! AND I get PAID for it???!!! REALLY?! It was our biggest order to date, both monetary and emotionally! And all the OTHER cool celebrities (quite an amazing guest list) that RECEIVED our invites and saw our work at the event... wow...

MANY thanks to Nita and Nashville Event Planing for their amazing style, class and communication skills! Any bride OR special event would be SO lucky to have Nita and her amazing team (LOVE Miranda & Wendy too!!!) plan their event! Words cannot express my appreciation to them & Loretta & her team for working with us! It truly opened doors and took us to the next level! And at the same time, made this little smalltown girl's dreams come true! You could say... I "Relished" it! ;)

Thanks for joining us in our look back over the past 3 years! Can't wait to see what we have to share at our 5 year mark!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday's Tasty Treats: Unique Wedding Programs

If you're looking for a unique wedding program, something that will "stand out in the crowd" of guests at your wedding, then try a Relish wedding program. From a simple half-fold program to the Summertime favorite Program Fan, we have something for every bride. Choose your patterns, your colors, fonts, etc and we will put it all together for you and send you a complimentary PDF proof for you to approve.

Wait a little late? That happens often with wedding programs, due to last minute changes in the wedding. Give Relish a call and one of our specialists can help you decide which programs can be delivered quickest and we can even put a rush on it for you.

Check out our full wedding program selection HERE.

Friday, May 20, 2011

It's Friday We're in Love with... Nashville!

Last week, we began chronicling our "Top 3 Monumental Moments" over the past 3 years, as part of our celebration of Relish turning 3 this month! View our #3 Monumental Moment from last week HERE

Our #2 Monumental Moment: Giving Back to Nashville (our home, sweet home) - May, 2010

Last May, the waters rose here in Nashville and many lives' were changed. As we watched our community reaching out to each other in the most amazing way, we searched our hearts to see what we could do to help.

We created an "I Love Nashville" stationery line as a tribute to our great city. We decided to donate 100% of the proceeds to the Nashville Red Cross Flood Relief efforts. We weren't sure how much we would sell and how much we'd be able to give back, but after a year, we are pleased to say we've given 100s of dollars to the community!!!


Thanks so much to the brides who ordered just to give back to their community!! They have so many choices in invitations, but they chose this and the conversations we had with them - about how they wanted to help! One bride even included cards that said "In exchange for wedding favors, we've made further donations to the Red Cross". They all had Nashville on their hearts, even on "THEIR" days! This is the community we live in, the community we are SO proud to call home!

We were also honored to be invited to our first TV interview on the mid-day NBC show, Better Nashville. Through this, we were able to let brides know what we were doing and that helped make this a success!

See the interview HERE.

We are proud to be an online company that serves brides across the world. But we do in deed LOVE Nashville! And this opportunity to give back to our community was a truly monumental moment for us!

"Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again." - Luke 6:38

Stay tuned! Relish's #1 Monumental Moment will be revealed NEXT WEEK! :)