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The bridal suite is a sacred space in our historic home. We know that when a couple chooses our all-inclusive venue, they’re imagining all the important memories they will make here. The bridal suite is where all those beautiful last-minute moments happen between a bride and her loved ones before she heads down the aisle! We want the space to be full of light and timeless details, so that the photographer can capture all of the joy and excitement of the bridal party as they get ready.

We recently gave the suite a facelift, with a new coat of paint and a little rearranging. We’ve added a new privacy screen and curtains for easy wardrobe changes. An expansive table and booth add more seating and surface space for hair and makeup prep. A mirrored vanity in the corner is the perfect spot for the bride to finish “getting gorgeous.” We can’t wait to see more beautiful memories captured in this space!

Thanks to Phindy Studios for these beautiful images!

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Maria Jose + David ~ October 3, 2015

After a formal ceremony at St. Phillip Catholic Church, these newlyweds celebrated with an opulent reception in our garden pavilion. Floral centerpieces and a crystal chandelier above the dance floor created a 20′s era glamour. For a stunning focal point to the evening, the couple used our gazebo to display their cake! Their unique style and personalized details made their evening unforgettable. Photographers Leslie + Dusty did a wonderful job capturing the love and joy between the bride and groom.

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Photography ~ Leslie & Dusty

Rentals ~ Southern Events

Catering + Cake ~ A Catered Affair + The Bake Shoppe

Flowers ~ The Enchanted Florist

Draping ~ Blue Nova Designs

DJ ~ Adam Warfield, Premier DJs of Nashville

Make Up Artist ~ Emily Harwin

 

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Katy + George ~ September 12, 2015

Katy + George celebrated their late-summer wedding with colorful style and sweet personal details. The bride looked radiant in her dramatic ball gown and turquoise shoes, which coordinated with the bridesmaids’ dresses, groomsmen’s ties, and reception table linens. Bouquets and centerpieces by enchanted florist added cheerful accents of pink and yellow. The happy couple absolutely glowed as they said their “I Do’s”; photographer Sarah Sidwell did a fantastic job capturing the joy of their day!

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Photographer: Sarah Sidwell Photography
Rentals: Southern Events
Flowers: Enchanted Florist
DJ: Brandon Rolland, Premier DJ’s of Nashville
Draping: Blue Nova
Catering and Cake: A Catered Affair and The Bake Shoppe
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal

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A Very Marry Occasion 2016 ~ Southern Wedding and Event Style Showcase

Last month we hosted our 3rd annual wedding style showcase, A Very Marry Occasion, at CJ’s Off the Square and the results were stunning! This year we aimed to create a relaxed space, highlighted by  lush greenery and thoughtful details. Our team of talented vendors did not disappoint!

The space was set with Cross-back Chairs and Farm Tables, including the new Grayson Farm Tables from Southern Events Party Rental Company. Featuring vintage inspired glassware & china and centerpieces of blush roses, white stock & eggplant colored artichokes, the tables were accented overhead by suspended greenery, hydrangeas & amaranthus by the Enchanted Florist. The room centered around an Edison bulb chandelier from Nashville Event Lighting, adorned in more blooms and greenery transforming our pavilion.

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Guests noshed on scrumptious hors d’oeuvres including Shrimp & Grits and Green Egg & Ham Deviled Eggs provided by the McConnell Hospitality Group as well as a variety of sweet samples from Wolfe Gourmet Cakes.  Paper details including menus and food tags were courtesy of Designs in Paper.

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We also debuted our new Styled Sweetheart Table, featuring a 6′ white wash farm table paired with your choice plush loveseat or vintage chairs (as shown below).  The place setting and florals can be customized to match your wedding decor, giving you cozy spot to share a first meal as newlyweds.

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Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed music from Premier | The Entertainment Company. Big thanks to Phindy Studios for capturing this event - we’re so thrilled to share their images with you!

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We’re delighted to welcome Jennifer Rhem to our planning team! She’s organized and creative, with an eye for beautiful design. (See the beautiful tablescape she arranged for our recent style shoot here!) Read our Q&A below to get to know more about her and why she loves to plan weddings. 

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What’s your favorite type of event to plan?

Weddings are my absolute favorite! I love being a part of such an important day for a couple and their families. I started out planning corporate events and trade shows but found that planning weddings provides a more personal, intimate setting where I can express my talents and creativity. I especially enjoy adding special details to a wedding that reflect the personality of the couple. Not only do I love the creative side of planning a wedding, but I pride myself on making sure things run smoothly so that everyone can relax and enjoy the celebration.

 

What do you most like about the wedding planning process?

Getting to know my couples. I love hearing how they met, their engagement story, and their style/vision for their wedding day. I feel honored to have the opportunity to be a part of their special day.

 

What’s your favorite moment of a wedding?

For me, it’s the first look. Whether it is before the ceremony, or walking down the aisle, I just love when a couple sees each other for the first time on their wedding day. All the planning and details have all come together and this is a time where they can just soak in the beautiful moment and their love for each other.

 

Tell us a little bit more about yourself and what you do for fun!

I come from a very large family and have always been the person in the family that organizes everyone and coordinated our events. In my free time, I love being with my husband, three children and our new puppy! We love to hike and spend time outdoors as much as possible, and we love music, which is why we enjoy living in the Nashville area. We have lived in Franklin for 8 years and absolutely love it! We have a great group of friends and love entertaining as much as possible.

 

(Photo credit: Jenna Henderson.)

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It was the perfect autumn evening for a wedding in our garden at CJ’s Off the Square. The gorgeous Tennessee weather and fall colors set a vibrant scene for happy couple Dani + Shane to say their “I Do’s.” The two looked absolutely radiant, and the whole event felt timeless and romantic. We love how their wedding style embraced the season with seasonal details like the bride’s vibrant bouquet and the white pumpkins decorating the venue. Joe Hendricks did a fantastic job capturing the joy of the day with his photography!

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Rentals: Southern Events
Flowers: The Enchanted Florist
Photographer: Joe Hendricks
DJ: Premier DJ’s of Nashville
Brides Dress: Modern Trousseau (Lauren gown with custom neckline)
Catering: A Catered Affair
Popsicles: Las Paletas
Table numbers + place cards – Hatch Show Print

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