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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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When you choose to host your wedding or rehearsal dinner at our all-inclusive historic venue, you get to work with your own personal wedding planner to bring your ideas to life. Our on site design showroom gives you the opportunity to truly customize every last detail. From tables, linens and chairs, to china, flatware and stemware, we have an incredible selection for you to choose from.Everything is at your fingertips to touch, to mix and match, and to plan the perfect look for your celebration.

Customizing your wedding has never been easier. You get to choose the details that express your personal style with the expert advice and organization of CJ’s Off the Square’s award-winning planning staff. In additional to complete wedding day coordination of your ceremony and reception, our team will also take care of all of your set up and clean up so you can simply relax and enjoy your big day.

Interested in an all-inclusive garden wedding at CJ’s Off the Square? Get started here.

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Lauren + Jimmy ~ September 27, 2015

Lauren and Jimmy said “I Do” in an intimate garden last fall. Sweet personal details and spectacular florals from the Enchanted Florist made their day truly unique. The autumnal color palette of peach, orange and gold made the our pavilion glow. In fact, Lauren + Jimmy won our Best Of 2015 contest in the tablescape category, and has been featured on Grey Likes Weddings! Thanks to Amy Nicole Photography for capturing the joy of this couple’s beautiful wedding day.

Thank you Lauren, for leaving such a kind review for us on WeddingWire! It was such a pleasure to work with you and Jimmy to create the day of your dreams.

“A month or so after getting engaged I started researching venues, vendors, and wedding planners in the greater Nashville area. We fell in love with the venue and knew it was the perfect place for us! The planning meetings leading up to our wedding were very helpful, as we were able to pick out exactly what we wanted, from food and place settings to floral arrangements. Adding our own personal decor items was not a problem at all either. Our planner Jennifer was always available to answer any and all questions to ease any concerns, allowing me to wake up the morning of the big day stress-free. Our ceremony was intimate and serene; our flowers, decor, and place settings were exactly what we envisioned- and they were incredibly gorgeous. Our dinner was delicious and the serving staff were very professional and kind. So many friends and family commented on how the evening flowed perfectly! It truly was the best day of my life and I am so thankful to CJ’s team for creating the perfect wedding for us!”

 

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Photographer: Amy Nicole
Flowers: Enchanted Florist
Rentals: Southern Events
Catering + Cake: A Catered Affair + The Bake Shoppe
Bride’s dress and Bridesmaids: Vocelles Bridal
Hair and makeup: Little Rosie & Co
Grooms suit and groomsmen: Joseph A. Banks
All printed pieces: Minted
DJ: Brandon Rolland, Premier DJ’s of Nashville

 

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For our spring inspiration series we have another lovely tablescape, which was staged for our March tasting event and photographed by Jenna Henderson. This sophisticated, on-trend design features a blush sequined runner on a white-washed round farm table from Southern Events, with gold chargers and gold-rimmed china, and a romantic floral centerpiece by Enchanted Florist. Champagne coupes filled with rosé add a touch of vintage ’20s glamour. Perfect for spring reception in our garden pavilion!
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