The new spring season also included a new addition to the team at CJ’s Off the Square – we are thrilled to finally introduced you to her today! Passionate and dedicated, Jennifer Bland joined our staff in March – we asked her a few questions below to help everyone get to know her a little better…
Q: So, tell us a little about what drew you the weddings and events?
A: I have always loved planning and organizing social events, and there is no social event more important or enjoyable than a wedding!
Q: Favorite type of event to plan:
A: Weddings are certainly my favorite, especially summertime weddings, because the weather is so warm and welcoming! In my spare time, I love planning and hosting dinner parties.
Q: What do you most like about the wedding planning process?
A: I love meeting with a newly engaged couple to learn more about them and their objectives for the wedding: How did they meet? What are they interested in personally? What is important for them in their wedding? This gives me a great perspective on them as a couple and allows me to help make their vision come together!
Q: Favorite detail of a wedding:
A: Flowers, flowers, flowers!
Q: Favorite moment of a wedding:
A: For me, the exchanging of vows will always be the most powerful and meaningful part of the wedding. While the reception and party are always so much fun, it’s great to remember the reason we’re all getting together!
Q: What trends are you looking forward to in 2014 (and beyond)?
A: I am seeing more and more couples embracing less traditional customs and opting for more unique strategies that highlight their personalities and individuality. One example is using the couple’s favorite deserts instead of a wedding cake.
Q: Do you have any advice for couples or companies who need a venue for an event?
A: I always tell couples or companies to think about the style and feel of your event prior to venue searching. Not every venue will fit your style no matter how you decorate. It is also helpful to have a good idea of your guest list prior to venue searching. You will want a venue that can accommodate all of your guests comfortably at your reception.
Q: What do you do for fun (outside of work)? Other personal tidbits you would like to share?
A:I enjoy traveling with my husband, reading, running, and playing with my dog Fenway. My friends and family mean everything to me, and I’m always thinking about the next iteration of my home’s interior design!
We are thrilled to welcome her to the team… You can connect with Jennifer at the number and email below. Looking forward to sharing her talent and passion for events with all our clients!
615-216-7576 ext 102
Thanks to Jenna Henderson for the great photo!