Natalie Scott Preps for First-Ever Grandeur Bridal Academy

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Feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the wedding preparations? Natalie Scott, the owner of Natalie Scott Events and The Grandeur House venue in Little Rock, has cooked up the perfect event for brides-to-be as they begin to puzzle the pieces together for their big day. Meet: The Grandeur Bridal Academy

Natalie is quick to point out that this event is not like the bridal fairs filled with vendor booths. Instead, this is a workshop where vendors take the time to teach attendees about important wedding planning details like what a wedding really costs and the ins and outs of hiring the right people for your big day. 

"The structure is more classroom style, where vendors each have allotted time slots to speak," Natalie says. "Bridal fairs are great for vendors showcasing their talents, but this event is all about the bride!"

Brides can expect to learn from The Grandeur Bridal Academy's expert panel of teachers (aka some of the best vendors in the state). Vendors will teach brides things like how to contact vendors, what to look for in hiring your vendor team, how to build the perfect wedding menu, and how much do flowers really cost — and so much more. 

"I am most looking forward to sending the attendees off that day, knowing they will feel confident in planning their weddings," Natalie says. "That is the heart behind this event, all of the vendors and I really want to invest in these brides. (Also, some of the vendors are preparing some unbelievable surprises for our attendees. I cannot wait for them to see what all is planned!)"

The event — held on March 10 — is an all-day affair that will kick off at 9:30 a.m. and last until 4 p.m. The day will start with a welcome brunch from Vibrant Occasions Catering followed by "lessons" and opportunities for one-on-one time with wedding vendors. There will also be a catered lunch and two "recess" sessions where brides can choose their extracurricular activities like learn more about wedding gowns and cake tasting. To finish, brides will be treated to a graduation cocktail party. 

Here's a peek at the vendors who will be participating:

Tickets are $150 per bride, and each bride comes with a "plus one" seat for moms or maids of honor. For more info about the event, head to the Eventbrite page here

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Save the Date for The Everyday Chef's Waterford Artisan Event

Christmas is right around the corner and Waterford pieces are always an incredible gift to give (or receive!). Lucky for us all, the Jonesboro location of The Everyday Chef is hosting a Waterford Artisan Event just in time for the holidays. 

On Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can shop from the store's extensive Waterford collection and mingle with Tom Power, a master craftsman with over 25 years of experience with Waterford. Power will be able to answer any questions you may have about the beautiful pieces you're eyeing. 

If you've been eyeing a Waterford piece (or 5), now is the time to buy. Guests can pre-order Waterford pieces at both locations through Nov. 9 and all pre-ordered pieces will be taken to Jonesboro for Power to sign. 

For more info, call The Everyday Chef at (870) 933-2665. 

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Meet Our New Cooler Obsession

Move over, Yeti. We found our new cooler obsession. Savaro, a luxury cooler and barware company, available at The Everyday Chef creates a line of incredibly luxe coolers, barware and drinkware that will make you the talk of the tailgate. 

The coolers are Savaro's pride and joy with both hard- and soft-sided options. The hard-sided coolers are insulated with cork, which is both good for the environment and good for you because cork is impermeable to gas and liquid and holds up over time. The 30-quart hard-sided coolers hold eight upright wine bottles, which makes them a perfect companion on game day. Savaro also makes a variety of cocktail-making-on-the-go essentials like cutting boards, tumblers and stemless wine glasses. (We told you it's a game-day changer.)

We think these coolers would make an especially nice groom's gift or registry item for yourself. You can shop the coolers by calling (501) 225-0544 or visiting one of the two The Everyday Chef locations in Little Rock and Jonesboro.   

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Betsy Manning Presents Wedding Gifts & Goodies Inspired by Personality: "Latte Lovers"

Betsy Manning, owner of Unveiled Bridal Collection in Little Rock, shows her impeccable taste with her curation of "Latte Lovers" for Arkansas Bride's Trends.

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By Invitation Only
Little Rock

Coffee grinder • espresso pitcher • canister • scoop
milk bottle • coffee brewer • Bialetti percolator

Eggshells Kitchen Co.
Little Rock

Coffee body scrub cubes
coffee mugs

Belle & Blush
Little Rock


Paul’s Donuts
North Little Rock

Betsy Manning's career in retail started more than 18 years ago designing for a fashion label. Working with the best upscale retailers in the country piqued her love for the world of luxury retail, and a tenure at Dillard’s ignited a passion for unparalleled customer experience. That's the mindset behind all she does for brides at Unveiled Bridal Collection.