The Importance of Adding Details

Posted on: February 12th, 2015

Nashville Wedding Planner and Designer Tanza Cooper with Logo water bottle with pink straws

Why are details so important? Every detail adds a special element to your celebration. Some people feel details aren’t important unless the celebration is a wedding. I beg to differ. It’s equally important to make any celebration special.

In January, I gave away bottled water branded with my logo and some pretty straws. By the attendees reaction, I was the only vendor giving away water which was a welcome treat with all the cake, cotton candy and appetizers the brides sampled that day. It wasn’t just about the water but the opportunity to get my brand out there in front of potential clients. The pretty packaging was an added detail that made every person leave with a positive comment on what could have been a plain water bottle but it turned out to be so much more with the added detail. I even had grooms and fathers to comment on the “cuteness”.

Decor by Andrew Stinson

For one of my cute fall couples, Andrew, the designer brought the details with these cute Mr. and Mrs. pumpkins. The detailed carving in the pumpkins added special elements to the favor table. Friends, do you see how carved pumpkins versus plain pumpkins make a lasting impression? It’s all in the details.

What are some of your favorite detailed elements you have added to your celebration?

Photo credit:

Water bottle: LeeHenry Events
Pumpkin: Lisa Crates Photography

Celebrate, Tanza

Building Wedding Relationships

Posted on: February 3rd, 2015


LeeHenry Events at Puffy Muffin

The Nashville Wedding Planners Group was created by two Nashville wedding planners to build a sense of community among local planners. It’s a members’ based organization with many opportunities for planners to learn, network and share. My friends, I’m so excited to share that I have been selected to be a member of this great organization that includes a membership of many of Nashville’s best wedding planners.

My first official meeting as a member was a brunch held at Puffy Muffin. It was great meeting new faces. I even met a planner from my hometown! How cool is that?  For many years, I’ve traveled and lived in many places as a military spouse. I’m excited to finally be settled in one place for a long time so that I can really get to know and form relationships with other wedding planners.

I wanted to share a few photos from the brunch. If you haven’t been to Puffy Muffin, you are missing out! Oh and they have gluten free dishes on their menu.

LeeHenry Events and Nashville Wedding Planners Group meeting


LeeHenry Events attends Nashville Wedding Planners Group meeting

Photo Darcy Ferris Photographer

Darcy Ferris Photography photo

Images by Darcy Ferris Photography

Celebrate, Tanza

Decor Elements That Pop

Posted on: January 21st, 2015

Questions for LeeHenry Events


I get so many questions from people seeking advice about design, how to’s and business questions. I decided to start this “Ask the Designer” series in hopes that some of your questions can be answered here.


Black, Gold accented with Red


Q. I want to make my event pop. How can I do this on a limited budget?


A.  Focus on areas of your event that are highly visible to your guests such as your entryway, cake table, buffet table or escort card table. If you are having a formal wedding or celebration, use dramatic decor for the escort card table. Since this table will be a prelude to what your guests will experience at your event, this is the perfect location to showcase decor such as tall vases, alot of candles in various sizes, an old typewriter for the vintage celebration or you can even forego the actual table and use a tree to attach the guest names.

Another breathtaking view can be your cake table. This area of design is endless. A cake suspended front the ceiling. Yes, please! I’ve seen the pictures.  Since a suspended cake may not be feasible for everyone, go for pin lighting, draping, sequin linen or all three.  The possibilities are endless.

With one or two major elements of wow for your celebration, you are able to keep the other decor to a minimal with simple but elegant features. The simplicity of this decor can be achieved on a smaller budget.

I would love to hear how you have added a wow factor to your celebration.


Red Feather photo: D. Butler Portrait

Celebrate, Tanza

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