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A Very Marry Occasion 2015 ~ Southern Wedding and Event Style Showcase

In May we hosted our second annual wedding style showcase, A Very Marry Occasion, at CJ’s Off the Square and the results were stunning! Together with a crew of talented vendors, we created a style reminiscent of classic New England garden weddings.

Southern Events Party Rental Company set the scene with their plush white furniture pieces and opulent details, but it was the Enchanted Florist who really made the magic happen, from the crystal chandelier draped in blooms and greenery, to the garland swag framing the garden entrance. The centerpieces were a mix of soft pastels and deep purples. Those rich red peonies and touches of fresh fruit added a lush surprise!

We’re swooning over how Kennedy-esque the model couple looks in their attire! The bride is wearing BHLDN’s gorgeous Briar Rose gown. Her hair and makeup were done by the talented Amanda Gros.

Scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, sweets and drinks were provided by The Bake Shoppe and A Catered Affair, while guests enjoyed music from Premier DJs of Nashville.

Big thanks to Austin Gros for his stunning photography, we’re so thrilled to share them with you!


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Every couple wants their wedding day to feel timeless and elegant, yet reflect their personality. Kara and Jason’s destination wedding is a great example of a relaxed and timeless wedding with lots of personal style. Kara loves stripes, so we found ways to subtly incorporate the pattern in sweet, playful details: from the invitation design, to the ribbon wrapped around the flower arrangements, to the runner down the reception tables, to the bride’s sweet pair of striped navy wedges by Toms!

The flowers, designed by the talented team at Enchanted Florist, added cheerful bursts of color in coral peonies and yellow billy balls. The table settings added a touch of simple sophistication with Belmont chargers, sleek flatware, and soft pink linens.


Photographer Credit: Jenna Henderson

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Julie + Andrew ~ October 11, 2014

Julie + Andrew’s outdoor wedding ceremony in our gazebo was a sophisticated affair (and just our style!) From the bride’s gorgeous gown to the classic color palette of white and ivory accented with navy and gold, we loved the timeless elegance and thoughtful details. Simple and stunning in every way, Julie + Andrew’s Big Day is sure to be remembered fondly for generations to come.

Thank you to the talented vendors listed below who made this day possible, and thanks to Jenna Henderson for these beautiful images! And thanks to Elizabeth Anne Designs for their blog feature earlier this month. Enjoy!


Rentals: Southern Event Party Rental

Flowers: Brocade Designs

Musician/DJ: Randy McLellan BandSilver Strings

Officiate: Mary Griggs

Catering + Cake: Main Event Productions

Drapery: Blue Nova Designs

Transportation: Wise Coaches and Grand Avenue 

Makeup: Amy Lynn Larwig

Planning: A Delightful Day

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Stephanie + Manuel ~ September 27, 2014

Stephanie and Manuel were wed in an elegant ceremony at St. Phillip Catholic Church in downtown Franklin, before heading to CJ’s Off the Square for a reception in our garden pavilion. The Big Day was a sophisticated blend of their styles and heritage, with soft pastel accents and a Carnivale theme to honor Manuel’s Colombian roots. The couple and their guests loved donning their masks and dancing the night away! You can read more about Stephanie + Manuel’s sweet love story in this fun recap from Mid-South Bride.

Thanks to Marc Billingsley Photography for these lovely images.


florals: Enchanted Florist
caterer: A Catered Affair
cake: Signature Cakes by Vicki
cinema and video: Chris Wheeler Films
dj: Premier DJs of Nashville
hair & makeup: Amy Lynn Larwig

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Still thinking about getting married this year? Here’s three ways we can help you tie the knot in 2015 even if you haven’t started:

  1. Planning meetings with you and your fiance are organized and streamlined. At CJ’s Off the Square, our all-inclusive wedding packages include the assistance of a wedding planner and in-house design team, making is possible to plan a complete wedding and reception in no time (our record is 2 weeks!!!). Your planner will guide you through the whole process in just a few meetings, covering the details you haven’t even thought to ask and helping you feel confident in your choices.
  2. We have vetted professionals ready to bring your vision to life. Nothing is more time consuming in the wedding planning process of a DIYer than coordinating all her vendors.  From custom lighting to floral design, to your wedding cake and a custom menu, we can take of everything your need for a truly stunning celebration. Plus, we’ll handle all the set up and clean up – so all you have to do on your wedding day is look and feel amazing. We’ll take care of the rest.
  3. We still have dates available in 2015.  While Saturdays are less plentiful, we do have availability during the week as well as Fridays and Sundays (with very special rates for remaining 2015 dates). Simply request a brochure for more information about our wedding packages and we’ll promptly deliver details to your inbox.

Ready to get started?  We look forward to meeting you and hearing your ideas for your Big Day!


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Linda + Matt’s September wedding had so many beautiful and unique details, but the key component for their sophisticated style was balance. The happy couple chose a few “statement pieces,” from the colorful florals to the hanging paper lanterns in the pavilion, yet we balanced those features with an easy, clean tablescape. Soft teal linens and a careful selection of flatware and glassware made the decor feel elegant and light. The bride’s blush Allure gown (bought at the white room in Lebanon, TN) is another GORGEOUS statement piece, but Linda’s low chignon up-do made her bridal style timeless and classic. The focal point was her stunning dress, with no distractions. The day felt sweet, Southern, and sophisticated from start to finish!

The team at CJ’s Off the Square is to help our couples build the Big Day of their dreams through careful selection and attention to detail!


Photographer Credit: Ulmer Studios

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