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The Blush & Burgundy Fall Garden Wedding That Dreams Are Made Of | September 28

April 7, 2020
April 7, 2020

“From the moment we reached out to CJ’s Off the Square they were THE MOST organized and professional venue. Everything they provide is top notch and as a major type A personality (both me and my mom!) it was important to find a venue we trusted on the big day. On top of that, the venue is gorgeous and the perfect setting for a TN wedding.” – MaryRose

 

College Sweethearts MaryRose + Chris Tied the Knot with Family and Friends From Far & Wide in Hues of Blush and Burgundy

 

After meeting through mutual friends in college, MaryRose and Chris knew they were meant to be! After conquering long-distance, making it through college, and moving into a shared home, this duo has shown that their support for one another will never wane.

When asked what the couple had in mind for their special day, MaryRose saw a vision of classy affair full of earth tones while Chris focused on how he wanted guests to dance the night away. We are really proud to say that both visions came to life on this warm September evening!

 

Getting Ready

The bridal party sipped on mimosas as MaryRose slipped into her lace princess gown from Fabulous Frocks. The groomsmen “cheersed” (is that even a word!?) in the wine cellar and showed off their alumnus socks. What a great gift idea for your groomsman!

 

Wedding rings laid out on top of invitation to garden wedding / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Lace princess gown hanging in bridal dressing suite of wedding venue / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Burgundy strappy bridesmaid's dresses hanging in bridal dressing room before the wedding / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Mother of the bride buttoning the bride's gown before the ceremony / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride in mirror as her mother buttons her wedding gown before the ceremony / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Mimosas for bridal party before ceremony / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bridal party drinking mimosas before wedding ceremony / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Groomsmen cheersing before ceremony / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Close up of the groom's boutonniere with blush rose / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / BurgundyGroom buttoning his tux in front of garden / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Groomsmen exposing their alumni socks under their tuxes / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy

 

The First Look

MaryRose and Chris debated on doing a first look and were so happy that they decided to go through with it. Look at the sheer joy on his face when he sees his bride for the first time! Talk about true love. This moment gave the couple some much-needed alone time on this big day and helped to shatter some of the nerves they were (understandably) feeling.

 

Groom adjusting tie while waiting for the first look of his bride / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride approaching groom for the first look in the garden / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride touching groom's shoulder before he sees her during first look / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Groom seeing bride for the first time during first look in garden / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Groom excited to see his bride during the first look in the garden / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride and groom hugging in the garden under string lights / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride and groom holding hands and kissing in portraits / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride and groom holding hands and looking backwards while smiling in garden / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy

 

The Wedding Party

Bridesmaids in marsala strappy gowns and groomsmen in navy tuxedos perfectly accented the bride in her stunning lace gown.

 

Bride with bridesmaids and their burgundy bouquets / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride laughing with her bridesmaids in burgundy strappy dresses / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride and groom with wedding party in garden of venue with burgundy dresses and navy tuxes / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Groomsmen with navy tuxes and burgundy ties / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Groomsmen standing on steps in garden of venue / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy

 

The Details

Sentimental touches were noticed throughout this beautiful wedding! Both MaryRose and Chris’s parents have celebrated multiple decades of happy marriages and were truly an inspiration and example for the couple, so they dedicated their wedding day to them. They also honored their grandparents with a tribute on the mantle.

The couple enjoyed an unplugged ceremony to truly celebrate the company of those who attended and will be able to remember their guests with handwritten words of wisdom in their anniversary wine bottles. We are truly in love with this idea!

 

Invitation suite laid out with burgundy ribbon and rings / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / BurgundyUnplugged ceremony poster for garden wedding / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Dedication of wedding to the parents' of the couple / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / BurgundyTribute to deceased family members on the mantle at venue / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Wine bottle rack for anniversary notes / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Wine bottle for guests to put notes for future anniversaries / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Place setting with lace runner with tealight candles and greenery / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Place setting with silver charger and burgundy flower / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Close up of the menu and plate setting for wedding reception / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Blush linens, simple natural centerpiece with red flowers, chandelier / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Blush linen with natural centerpiece and simple place settings under chandelier / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Simple white wedding cake with red and burgundy flowers / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy

 

The Ceremony

MaryRose and Chris were excited to read their vows to each other and their parents wrote some words of encouragement to them as well. Once the duo said, “I do,” Chris scooped his bride up in an over-the-top kiss that left us swooning. It was clear that the newlyweds were ecstatic to embark on the start of their new life together.

 

Pagoda with florals for classy garden wedding ceremony / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / BurgundyGroom waiting for his bride to walk down the aisle / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Parents of the groom in the guest seating of ceremony / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride walking down the aisle with her father / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / BurgundyBride and groom saying their vows in front of pagoda / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride and groom reading their vows during ceremony / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride placing ring on groom's finger / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Groom swooping his bride while kissing after saying "I Do" / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride and groom walking back up the aisle, happy to be wed / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride and groom hugging cheek to cheek and smiling / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride and groom laughing during wedding portraits / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride and groom kissing in front of Nashville wedding venue / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy

 

The Reception

As the evening wore on, the happy couple and guests danced the night away (Chris’s favorite part!). We were so happy to be a part of this lovely duo’s dream wedding and we wish them all the happiness in their life together.

 

Bride and groom cutting the cake with burgundy flowers / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride and groom dancing their first dance under string lights / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bridesmaids dancing during outdoor wedding reception / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride and groom dancing and having a blast during their wedding reception / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy Bride and groom walking down the venue steps as their friends hold sparklers / Traditional / Fall / September / Blush / Burgundy

 

 

The Nashville Fall Garden Wedding Dream Team

 

Planning & Coordination: CJ Dickson for CJ’s Off the Square

Photography: Sarah Nichole Photography

Bride’s Dress: Fabulous Frocks

Invitations: Minted

Flowers: Belles Fleurs

Catering: Red Pony Catering

Rentals: Southern Events Party and Event Rental

Entertainment: Premier the Entertainment Company

Venue: CJ’s Off the Square

 

 

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