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meet brocade designs

Brocade was born in 2008, when owner and lead creative, Hillary, decided to take a leap of faith.  Her goal was and continues to be to create most awesome weddings and events imaginable. In the years that followed, Brocade has worked with over 160 brides and grooms to bring their wedding day visions to life. We love what we do and we can’t wait to meet you!

meet the team
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Chloe

Chloe is the resident artist of the Brocade team. She’s got a crazy set of skills with pen, ink, brush, paper mache.  Whatever the medium, she can make it sing! She joined the Brocade team back in 2010 with an eye for creative design and with mad entreprenueral skills in her back pocket. Who else can paint a masterpiece and balance the budget? Not many people, as Hillary can tell you. She is Hillary’s sister, a long time Nashville native, loves horses and has a furry family of baby rabbits and dogs.  Chloe is the go-to gal that brings everyone coffee and a motivational grin, while leaning over {insert art project here) until all hours of the night until it’s perfect. Her favorite thing about what we do: the fact that every day is a totally different adventure!

ronelle

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Ronelle is our crazy awesome structural engineering queen. Whenever {Hillary} comes up with something insane, she is the person to take it from crazy to reality. The lady is well experienced with over ten years in the biz. Her first job working with flowers was in her hometown flower shop in West Virginia when she was a mere 21 years old.  After taking a little time off to build her family, she brought her skills to Nashvegas where she continued to learn the fine craft of cultivating beautiful blossoms, bending them to her will with sheer creative force. Ronelle is our nurturer, our purveyor and provider of chocolate when we work long hours well into the night.  She is one of the most talented ladies you’ll ever meet. As the mother of two boys, Brocade is the only place she can get her girlie on— so she spends a lot of time in the trenches, making pretty wherever (and whenever) she can.

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hillary:

Hillary is the company COA… Creator of Awesome. She has a background in graphic design, which is how she started working in the creative kitchen in the first place, making things pretty out of thin air.  From childhood, she had a few hard-core loves: weddings (starting with Barbie and Ken), flowers (she grew up in a house filled with them daily, and always wanted to decode their mystery) and pretty things (a true girlie girl at heart). It took a few years, including grad school for English, writing content for a few books, and teaching freshman college english until she finally admitted that floral event design was her true calling. From the first day that she waltzed into a wedding, working the behind the scenes, she knew that she had found her magical dream job: making things gorgeous. When she’s not off designing something awe-inspiring and incredible, she spends time at home with her husband, Don, and their dog and cat, Milton and Oliver. They love to travel and are currently renovating their 1930s tudor in East Nashville.