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Katherine + Weston ~ November 11, 2014

Katherine + Weston were wed in a sophisticated gold garden wedding this past fall at CJ’s Off the Square. The color palette of gold and navy created an elegant and upscale feel for their fall nuptials. Our favorite details were the eucalyptus wreath arranged by the ever-talented Enchanted Florist, and the white and gold-painted pumpkins adorning the steps and reception tables. Perfect for a November wedding in Tennessee!  The bride and groom thought so as well in their sweet words below:

I can’t begin to explain how wonderful my wedding and experience at CJ’s Off the Square was. It was our dream wedding. Jennifer went above and beyond with details and planning. They took exactly what i had in mind and brought it to life. All of our guests have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to, and the most beautiful. The flowers were absolutely breathtaking, and the food was to die for! Being able to get ready in the bridal suite was such a fun and special time with my bridesmaids. We are blessed to have had such a wonderful evening

Many thanks to Amy Nicole Photography for sharing these gorgeous images, and to all the vendors that partnered with us to make Katherine + Weston’s day special!  Enjoy!

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Rentals: Southern Events
Floral: The Enchanted Florist
Catering and Cake: A Catered Affair
DJ: Jason Middleton, Premier DJ’s of Nashville
Ceremony Music: Silver Strings
Brides dress: Augusta Jones-Paz, The Bride Room
Bridesmaids dress: Bill Levenkof from Bella Bridesmaids
Hair: Leah Blanco
Makeup: Brides by Lisa
Grooms suit: Black by Vera Wang
Invitations and Programs: Mother of the Bride, Jane Snider

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There are so many great SMS tips to glean from A Very Marry Occasion style showcase we hosted last June but we’re sharing the most important ones with you today. First and foremost: light! What we style during the day looks different after dark, so lighting is a key component for maintaining the romantic ambiance throughout the evening. String lights and chandeliers are our go-to options for transforming your wedding into a dreamy wonderland where guests can dine and dance the night away. A Very Marry Occasion is also the perfect example of Southern-chic done right. The gold chiavari chairs make a bold “special occasion” statement, yet the white-washed farm tables create a neutral base that keeps the space from feeling too formal. The vibrant florals and linens lends to the lighthearted style, while the antique silver flatware adds that final touch of Southern elegance.  Enjoy!

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This past fall, our talented interns participated in a style shoot to demonstrate all they learned during their time at CJ’s Off the Square! Each intern was tasked with creating an original and relevant design for our garden venue. With rental products from our friends at Southern Events and floral arrangements from the ever-talented Enchanted Florist, each look was captured beautifully by Jenna Henderson.  Enjoy!

P.S. Interested in designing your own style shoot? We are still taking applications for dedicated interns for summer and fall of 2015! Learn more here.

Style #1: Classic Southern Elegance, by Kelsey

Details: Kelsey’s style is fresh take on southern elegance. Details like the gold accents and cranberry linens keep this classic style bold and on-trend.

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Style #2: Indigo + Gold Glamour, by Nicole

Details: Nicole’s style is a fun twist on the “something old, something new” with a mix of classic details and on-trend glam. The vivid indigo table linens take “something blue” to a whole new level! This sparkling style would be the perfect choice for a fall wedding.

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Style #3: Vintage Floral Chic, by Meghan

Details: We love the vintage-chic style Meghan created with the bold floral garlands and lace table runner. The gold accents and plum table linens balance the vintage details for a fresh, modern feel. The style is perfectly suited for our outdoor pavilion setting!

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After narrowing down hundreds of gorgeous details for a top 5 in each category, we let you vote to choose the very “Best Of 2014”. Thank you to everyone that share, liked and commented but most of all, thanks to everyone that voted! There were 7661 votes were cast during our contest and we are thrilled to announce the winners!

Best of Bridal Bouquet: Katherine’s Fall Bridal Bouquet

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Best of Shoes: Tess’s Ivory Satin Peep Toes by Badgley Mischka

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Best of Tablescape: Jessica + Eric’s Personalized Destination Wedding

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Best of Wedding Cake: Jessica + James Vintage Wedding Cake

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The winning couple in each category will receive a one-year subscription to Batch Nashville! Batch Nashville is the perfect gift of locally curated goodness + gifts from Music City.  Give your out of town guests a Southern welcome with their wedding batches. Completely customizable, featuring favorite items of your choosing they can be designed to fit your budget.  Visit their website for more information.

Thanks to everyone that participated and congratulations to our winners!

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Ashley + Sean’s Fall Wedding ~ October 24, 2014

Every bride and groom have a million ideas for their big day, and with that comes big challenges. How do you bring all of the different details together into a cohesive, elegant occasion that you and your guests will enjoy? This is where our team here at CJ’s Off the Square thrives. Working with Ashley + Sean to plan their October wedding was the perfect example. The couple came to us with a wonderful vision and great ideas, and together we were able to bring that vision to life. We so enjoyed working with Ashley + Sean to make this beautiful day a memorable one. The kind review Ashley posted for us on Wedding Wire only made us that much more grateful to have worked with her.

“From the day Sean and I stepped foot inside CJ’s Off the Square and met Cj, we knew this was the place we wanted to get married. We were introduced to, Jennifer, our planner who mastered my initial nervous breakdown about style differences and took my ideas, mixed them with hers and came up with what would be the most beautiful wedding any of my friends and family had ever seen.  My friends and family  told me “this was the best wedding they had ever been too.”

Ashley, it was truly a pleasure working with you! We wish you and Sean a lifetime of love and happiness. Big thanks Jenna Henderson Photographer for sharing her gorgeous photography with us!

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Rentals: Southern Events
Floral: The Enchanted Florist
Brides Dress: Primrose by Maggie Sottero
Brides Shoes: Coach
Bridesmaids dresses: Bill Levkoff
Grooms suit: Men’s Warehouse
Catering and Cake: A Catered Affair
DJ: Jason Middleton, Premier DJ’s of Nashville
Ceremony Music: Silver Strings
Hair and Makeup: Amy Lynn Larwig
Invitations: Designed by Nancy Heathman and printed at Midtown Printing

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The nominees are in and now we need your help picking a winner!  After a year of so many beautiful weddings and lovely couples, we simply could not pick our favorites.  Instead we are asking you to vote for your favorite bouquet, shoes, tablescape and wedding cake from 2014. The contest runs from Jan 5 – Jan 30, 2015 and you can vote daily in each category.

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BatchNashville-logo copyThe winning couple in each category will win a one-year subscription to Batch Nashville! Batch Nashville is the perfect gift of locally curated goodness + gifts from Music City.  Give your out of town guests a Southern welcome with their wedding batches. Completely customizable, featuring favorite items of your choosing they can be designed to fit your budget.  Visit their website for more information.

Be sure to also like us on Facebook HERE to get a daily reminder to cast your vote as well as see who the winners are when we announce them in early February.  Best of luck to all our lovely couples!

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