The Distinctively Southern Wedding Experience is to be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 1pm to 4pm at The Harpeth Hotel in downtown Franklin, Tennessee.
Robertson Media Group, LLC (RMG) is locally owned and operated by publishers Shelly Robertson Birdsong and Johnny Birdsong. They are publishers of current magazines YOUR Williamson and Distinctively Southern Wedding. They are the owners of publications and licensing for YOUR Sumner and Modern Babies & Children. The business is located in Williamson County and has published since 2011.
This year, the newly established wedding publication Distinctively Southern Wedding (DSW) will publish its fourth edition in February, and will coincide that publication with the first ever Distinctively Southern Wedding Experience, a boutique type wedding/vendor event which will focus primarily on Williamson County wedding businesses and services.
“There isn’t another wedding event, to our knowledge, expressly focused on Williamson County bridal offerings,” explained Shelly Robertson Birdsong. “We felt like it was an event void we could certainly fill, based on our community based publication and bridal business advertisers already. The DSW product is continuing to grow and, although it is geared toward and represents a middle Tennessee demographic overall, our strongest representation is from the Williamson County market.”
The show will reflect other subtle differences to big box shows – featuring only twenty to twenty-five vendors, who will have an opportunity to creatively display and showcase their services in a much more intimate setting. “They will actually have a chance to have a real conversation with and meet prospective brides and grooms, rather than a cattle call expo mentality where hundreds of brides/grooms come through simply grabbing brochures and moving on,” says Robertson Birdsong. “We want both our brides and our ‘Wedding Experience Experts’ to feel like they actually get to tell the story of their businesses, and brides can possibly learn about unique and special businesses they may not have had a chance to before.”
The Harpeth Hotel will play host to the event, and also is a local wedding venue. Showcasing their facility and wedding services, the hotel will also be providing refreshments for the afternoon, allowing the hotel, opened in December, to provide guests their own unique wedding experience possibilities in this luxury hotel located in the heart of historic downtown Franklin.
“It’s important we build on what has always made our publications special – that feeling of unique and local. I am much more interested in a small select group of fabulous vendors and brides looking for a specially curated show, than a huge, massive show that doesn’t allow for anyone to stand out,” expresses Robertson Birdsong. “It’s our first time to do this and there is a lot to learn, but we are excited to grow into something very special for Williamson County. We hope the wedding business community here will be equally excited to get behind it and participate year after year. “
How can you be involved as a Wedding Experience Expert? Contact RMG at firstname.lastname@example.org for event information, pricing and other details.
If you are a bride or groom with a wedding coming up and wish to attend, the event is free and open to brides and grooms. Reservations are preferred and will sign you up automatically for continued updates and prizes to be awarded both onsite and after the event. Enjoy refreshments, champagne and a tour of the hotel’s facilities, stay for dinner or even book a room for the night. For more information on the hotel, go to harpethhotel.com. To make a reservation for the Distinctively Southern Wedding Experience, call 615.428.2595, go to distinctivelysouthernwedding.com or email email@example.com for more information. Walk-in’s to the event are also most welcome.