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Blissdom 2012 and the Opryland Hotel, Nashville

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

What an incredibly awesome whirlwind Blissdom was! A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of attending the Blissdom blogging conference in Nashville, TN. If you’re a blogger, or think you might want to be a blogger, and ever get the opportunity to attend a blogging conference, I would totally try to go. I absolutely love connecting with the amazing community of fellow bloggers, meeting new friends, and making contacts with fabulous brands and companies who love working with bloggers. This was my first year at Blissdom, but I’ve also attended a few BlogHer conferences (I plan to attend both BlogHer Food in Seattle and BlogHer in NYC this year) and I know there are many other wonderful conferences out there.

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

On Thursday my friend, neighbor, and fellow blogger Stephanie picked me up for breakfast and manicures, then we hopped in the car and drove up from Alabama headed for the Opryland Hotel, where the Blissdom conference was being held.

Opryland Hotel, NashvillePhoto via Stephanie

Oh my goodness, how gorgeous was this hotel! It was absolutely massive and so incredibly beautiful. You could absolutely come spend a long weekend here and never leave. I think it would be perfect for a honeymoon. :)

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

There are beautiful walking trails, fun shopping, and tons of restaurants all within the hotel, in perfect climate controlled weather year round.

Opryland Hotel, NashvillePhoto via Stephanie

Thanks so much to Stephanie for letting me borrow a few of her awesome photos :) I couldn’t seem to stop snapping photos of this fun hotel!

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

Not to mention gorgeous waterfalls!

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

Whose room was this??

Opryland Hotel, NashvillePhoto via Stephanie

Actually, I think the Opryland would be perfect for a wedding as well :)

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

Loved these darling rooms with balconies overlooking the gardens!

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

How lovely would it be to sit out here with a cup of coffee on a quiet morning?

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

I’d been to the Opryland once before, many years ago when I was in 7th or 8th grade, and I remember snapping a zillion photos of all the waterfalls back then too. :)

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

Note to self: I want a koi pond.

Opryland Hotel, NashvillePhoto via Stephanie

 Here’s another photo Stephanie snapped of me while she was hiding behind a waterfall. :)

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

We walked all over this place and I think it took us four full days to finally learn our way around the hotel!

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

Just as we were leaving, of course. :)

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

It was definitely like it’s own little city in here!

Opryland Hotel, NashvillePhoto via Stephanie

This was the main room you walk into after you check in, The Cascades.

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

This is why they call it the Cascades :)

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

The Cascades restaurant offers a fabulous view of the beautiful falls.

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

There are also TONS of other restaurants all throughout the hotel.

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

Each one offers a different cuisine. We tried as many as we could, I loved the caprese salad from here!

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

The floors are color-coded at the Opryland to help you find your way around. We stayed in the Magnolia Wing so our floors had magnolia carpeting.

Opryland Hotel, Nashville

I loved every minute of our stay here. Such a great place for a fun weekend getaway.

Have you stayed at the Opryland? I would love to see your photos! If you’ve got a link, feel free to leave it in the comments and I’d love to stop by and see your photos :)

Have a great Wednesday!