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Delightful Douglass Reception

As spring begins, wedding season starts to bloom! This past weekend, Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals proved its dedication to providing quality structures by constructing an elegant reception tent for a wedding planned by Social Graces that brought simplistic décor and elaborate design together to create the perfect atmosphere!

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Fortunate to have beautiful weather for such a special occasion, the setting and décor of the event established a simplistic yet sophisticated ambience. Guests gathered beneath a 40×80 Mahaffey clear top tent, which allowed in natural light and provided a view of the clear blue sky above. Adding further simplistic elegance to the setting, Italian bulbs provided by Event Brite draped from the ceiling and were accented by an ornate chandeliers.

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Mahaffey’s simplistically-styled farm tables and farm chairs filled this extraordinary space and struck a harmonious balance with the exquisite look of the chandeliers, Italian bulbs and elegant ceiling liners. Functionally, they also provided guests means to take a short break from dancing the night away and take in the scene around them before continuing the celebration.

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With wedding season now in full swing, the uniquely combined style of this wedding promises to set a trend and provide an example of how to perfectly blend sophisticated elegance and chic simplicity.

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We want to give a big thank you to our wonderful partners at Social Graces and the talented team at Event Brite for their part in creating this ever-so-chic celebration!

Did You Know: Project Green Fork Edition

Mahaffey is excited to partner with Fuel Cafe this weekend for a wedding at the Metal Museum!
ImageFuel Cafe, located in Midtown, is one of many restaurants in Memphis that are Project Green Fork certified. Founded in 2008, Project Green Fork was established to reduce environmental impact, with an emphasis on supporting homegrown restaurants. 

Here are the six things that it takes to be Project Green Fork certified: 

1. All disposable products must be compostable, biodegradable, recyclable, or made from recycled content.

2. All items that can be recycled must be recycled (as recognized by Project Green Fork).

3. With the help of Project Green Fork, restaurants will establish a composting system for pre-consumed fruit, vegetable, coffee grounds, eggshell scraps, and other compostable waste. 

4. The use of toxic cleaners is discouraged and, whenever possible, must be replaced with plant-based and/or biodegradable cleaners. 

5. Establishments must complete an energy audit and attempt to reduce water and energy waste. 

6. All kitchens, front of houses, and outside areas should be clean and free of debris. 

Check this out to find any Project Green Fork restaurants in your neighborhood.

And to check out Fuel Cafe’s delicious menu, go see them on Madison Avenue or track down their food truck for Fuel on the go! Follow them on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to keep up with where they are in Memphis. 

New Year, Fresh Start

Fresh flowers are going to be blooming wildly this year and so should your event! Mahaffey’s gathered a freshly picked wedding trend just for you. Feel free to use it, too!

The garden-style trend will bring the outside in by combining the comfort of an indoor venue with the romanticism of an outdoor element. Brides can accomplish this fresh trend by intertwining twinkling lights through flowered tree branches or lush flowers. Easily obtain the dramatic, yet refined appeal of the outdoors by adding greenery, antlers, lanterns, mason jars, light bulbs or candles to your table setting or natural-feeling arrangement. This approach will give your wedding the garden-like atmosphere that everyone adores!

Let Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals help start your new year with a fresh look! We have with a wide selection of linens, lighting, tableware and more to help transform your big day into a trendsetting soiree. Stop by our showroom today or call 901.457.4538 to schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists.

Photo courtesy to Style Me Pretty

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Snow Day at St. Jude

SNOW DAY! When these two words are said, we guarantee that you will see a smile being placed upon many children’s faces. In our first “Flashback Friday” post, we’ll take a look back to a one-of-a-kind, ice-kissed event produced for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

On this day, Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals joined forces with ALSAC/St. Jude, Holliday Flowers & Events, Twirl Events, Target Corporate, Nolan AV, and Draper’s Catering to create a spectacular “ice”capade. One of our own Mahaffey tents housed this holiday-themed show on ice, “The Great Skate-Tacular at St. Jude”. Once inside, the kids would find ice skaters performing to their favorite holiday songs, snowflakes and twinkling lights dangling from above, shiny linens and decorative pillows, animated cutouts, photo stations, face painting, toys, food, and much, much more. Altogether, this winter wonderland created a very deserving “snow day” for the families and children of St. Jude!

We were honored to help turn this place into an extraordinary space! Equipped with tents, tables, lighting, linens, and other party rentals, Mahaffey is ready to help transform your upcoming event. Stop by our showroom or call 901.457.4538 today to schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists!

Special thanks go to our partners and fellow participants for being part of such an amazing event!

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Junior League Gift Showcase

Paging all shopaholics … paging all shopaholics! Are you hoping to beat the inevitable mayhem that comes with last minute holiday shopping? Are you looking to add some holiday cheer to your style? If you answered yes, then dash on over to Memphis Botanic Garden for a Junior League of Memphis exclusive holiday shopping event!

Junior League of Memphis is an organization built on promoting, developing, and improving lives in the Memphis community. Through their dedication and go-getter attitude, beneficial events such as this weekend’s Junior League Gift Showcase are made possible. With the help of Junior League, you’ll be certain to start your season of giving off right by shopping for a cause!

Mahaffey Tent & Party Rentals is ready to help with all of your holiday planning needs! Stop by our showroom or call 901.457.4538 today to schedule an appointment with one of our event specialists!

 

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Mahaffey Partner Spotlight: Ashlye McCormick Design

Another vendor Mahaffey loves working with is Ashlye McCormick Design. With over 15 years of experience creating unique and creative events, they can do anything from weddings, to large and small galas! Approaching each project with a creative vision helps them to design customized events, reflective of each client and his or her personality.

Check out Ashlye McCormick Design on Facebook for more pictures of her beautiful floral designs!

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Ashlye McCormick Design

Ashlye McCormick Design

Mahaffey Partner Spotlight: The Barefoot Bride

One of Mahaffey’s all time favorite bridal shops, offering stunning wedding gowns at a fraction of the retail price, is The Barefoot Bride in Memphis, Tennessee. New designer gowns with names such as Maggie Sottero, Allure, Watters, Jim Hjelm, and Pronovias, in sizes 0-30 are sold at 30-80% off retail! The Barefoot Bride believes that “every bride should be able to wear her dream dress without having to sacrifice style and elegance because of budget.” How AWESOME!

On July 18th, we would love for all our brides to join us at a Beauty Happy Hour from 5 until 7 p.m. at The Barefoot Bride. Vendors including Hotshots Photobooth, AM Photography and Propcellar will be there along fun activities and entertainment for guests.

Call The Barefoot Bride at 901.481.6906 or email them at thebarefootbride@hotmail.com to schedule a bridal appointment, or to find out more about the Beauty Happy Hour!

Mahaffey Partner Spotlight: the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum

The Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum is not only a beautiful place to get married but a piece of wonderfully-preserved Memphis history.

Built in 1871, the French Victorian mansion has been host to weddings since the 19th century, with several sites for a ceremony on the property. When the weather is agreeable, the front lawn of the Woodruff-Fontaine house is a scenic and beautiful place for a wedding ceremony and can accommodate up to 250 guests.

For a smaller wedding or cocktail hour after the ceremony, there is a lovely side garden fountain. In planning a wedding reception, the Woodruff Fontaine House has gorgeous options.

The Club Room, located inside the main house has a rustic, charming feel with French Victorian details in the architecture that stay true to the time period of the house. The club room is actually made up of several rooms featuring exposed brick and fireplaces. The Club Room can accommodate up to 125 people (as a fun side note, this is the room where I was in a wedding for the first time when my mother got married. I was nine years old so the room felt magical!)

     Accommodating up to 200 people, the quaint and charming Carriage House is yet another place for a spectacular wedding reception. It features beautiful french doors, an outdoor
     garden, a bride’s room and a large caterer’s kitchen.

In addition to the historic charm that a wedding at the Woodruff-Fontaine House provides, they also have an in-house special event and wedding coordinator to help any bride through the wedding planning process. Brides, if you’re interested contact Michelle Williams.

Mahaffey Partner Spotlight: Annabella Charles

When taking part in weddings and events, it’s always a wonderful thing to have partners that are reliable and exceptional at what they do. This time around, we’re doing a spotlight on a fabulous Memphis photographer: Annabella Brandon of Annabella Charles Photography {formerly Asian Bees Photography}, one of Mahaffey’s preferred partners.

A wife and mom to a little girl, Annabella has been working solo as a wedding photographer in the South since 2009. Her work is professional, beautiful, and elegant {though the pictures have already told you most of that}.

Check out the Annabella Charles blog or find her facebook for more information on how to have her photograph your wedding.

Xoxo,

Raquel

*NOTE: All photos by Annabella Charles Photography