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Who says that a winter wedding has to be held indoors? Getting married in the South has its perks, especially when the weather cooperates. For this month’s installation of our Style Made Simple series, we’ll show you how we can create a garden wedding for cooler seasons.

We’ve taken this gorgeous example from Carolin + Alan’s wedding last December. We began with a high-drama focal point for the vows: an archway dressed in crimson and gold florals, topped with a sparkling crystal chandelier. The ceremony seating added a unique touch with rustic benches, and our favorite detail: the throw blankets that kept guests cozy during the ceremony. It all came together to create an elegant, festive scene for the couple to say their I-Dos.

 

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Photographer: Bryan Allen
Rentals: Southern Events Party Rental
Flowers: The Enchanted Florist

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Jenna + Chris ~ July 4, 2014

Married on the the country’s birthday, Jenna and Chris’s wedding was a relaxed, Southern celebration with a boho vibe.  Classic elements and a muted color palette of pink, white and soft peach kept the look timeless and elegant. With flowers from the Enchanted Florist (including a unique design for our Gazebo) and a custom chandelier, built exclusively for our couple the space was simply magical. And with a July 4th wedding comes a fireworks show on the house!  What a way to end such a special day at CJ’s Off the Square.

We were so thrilled with the gorgeous images from Jenna Henderson and so was the Wedding Chicks Blog, featuring Jenna and Chris’ wedding in earlier September.  We hope you enjoy!

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Floral Design: The Enchanted Florist
Rentals: Southern Events Party Rental
Catering and Cake: A Catered Affair
Wedding Dress: Mori Lee

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Terri + Scott ~ June 14, 2014

Terri and Scott’s intimate garden wedding brought together their family and close friends for an elegant and sophisticated celebration.  Our gazebo was beautifully draped and featured a crystal chandelier for the couple’s garden wedding ceremony.  The upscale feel continue to the reception with tall arrangements mixed with short of pink and white flowers atop pewter and blush linens. Additional crystal chandeliers hung from our event pavilion, creating a dreamy and romantic space.

We just can’t thank you enough for all that you did to create the perfect setting for such an incredibly special day! You and your staff are amazing…so organized and efficient, yet so kind and patient and fully engaged emotionally with what it’s all about!   – Terri+Scott

One of our fave Nashville wedding photographers, Jenna Henderson was on hand to photograph Terri and Scott’s big day – her images truly capture the love and joy celebrated that day.  Enjoy!CJCJCJCJCJCJCJCJCJCJCJCJCJCJCJCJCJCJ

Dress: Maggie Sottero Floral Design: The Enchanted Florist Rentals: Southern Events Party Rental DJ: Premier DJ’s of Nashville Draping: Blue Nova Designs Cake: The Bake Shoppe Invitations, Programs and Seating Chart: CJ’s Off the Square

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Emily + Austin’s Celebration ~ August 30, 2014

Emily and Austin’s wedding was a change of pace from our soft, romantic garden weddings from earlier this summer.  Featuring pewter pintuck linens, silver chargers with black napkins and accents of bling, their wedding had a sleek and sophisticated feel.  The bride and her maids all carried red roses accented with crystals.  Red roses were also featured on the guest tables, nestled among floating candles. Showcasing the flexibility of our space at CJ’s Off the Square, this glam design looked amazing. Even a few late summer wedding showers hardly damped the couple’s happy spirits – lots of love between these two!

Thanks to Evan Hampton Photography for sharing his images with us – Enjoy!

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Rentals: Southern Events Party Rental
Flowers: The Enchanted Florist
Cake and Catering: A Catered Affair
DJ: Premier DJ’s of Nashville
Draping: Blue Nova Designs

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We are excited to unveil a new monthly feature here on our blog – Style Made Simple by CJ’s Off the Square!  Each month, we will break down the various elements that have come together to create a stylish and stunning design.  Consider this a behind the scenes tour of how our team approaches wedding and event design with our clients.  Be it a style shoot, where we hope inspire our brides and clients with local rentals and event professionals or a real wedding, where a couple’s vision was brought to life, we’re here to make event design easy and approachable.  Enjoy!

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Photographer: Jenna Henderson
Rentals: Southern Events Party Rental
Flowers: The Enchanted Florist

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Kara + Jason’s Destination Wedding ~ June 13, 2014

We love working with couples planning a destination wedding and Kara + Jason were no different. From our first conversation with Kara, it was apparent we would have a great time working together. From day one, our bride knew she wanted stripes. This was the perfect design element for a preppy Southern summer wedding and we had a lot of fun playing up horizontal lines throughout the design.  Even the bride wore navy striped wedges by Toms!  With a gorgeous palette of navy blue, pink and coral, the playful look felt elegant and timeless in our historic house and gardens. Kara’s sweet review only further confirmed how much we enjoyed working with her.

“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving Jason and I the most perfect wedding day! We were beyond thrilled. Everything turned out more amazing than I could have dreamed. We look forward to coming back to Franklin on many anniversaries. Forever grateful.”

Nashville Photographer Jenna Henderson captured Kara and Jason’s day just beautifully – we are so thrilled to share these images with you. Enjoy!CJCJCJCJCJCJCJCJCJCJs, Kara+Jason, Jenna HendersonCJ

Ceremony Location: St. Philip Catholic Church
Wedding Gown: Allure Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung from The Dessy Group
Invitations: Minted.com
Rentals: Southern Events Party Rental
Flowers: The Enchanted Florist
Cake and Catering: A Catered Affair
Entertainment: The Downtown Band
Transportation: Hello Trolley
Hair and Makeup: Kristy Smith
Videography: Little Josh Productions – see Kara and Jason’s wedding video here.

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