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A Glamorous Travel-Inspired Garden Wedding at CJ’s Off The Square | November 2

June 16, 2020
June 16, 2020

“I can honestly say our wedding and the planning process was so much fun and stress free. CJ made it such a breeze and turned my vision into a reality. I loved every minute of it.”  –Brianna

 

Brianna + Jon’s Glamorous Love-at-First-Flight Garden Wedding in Shades of Cream, Ivory and Gold

Living in Dallas, TX, Brianna is a flight attendant and Jon a pilot. They first met while on a flight from Washington D.C. back to Dallas, where he insisted on walking her off the plane upon landing. While she tried to shrug off his flirting at first, she eventually agreed to go out with him and the rest is history!

You can tell this couple loves to have a good time and we were thrilled to be a part of their special day. So many smiles from the couple, family and friends …it was contagious!  Love and laughter flowed throughout their entire intimate wedding celebration at CJ’s Off the Square.

Jon & Brianna Viele Wedding: November 2, 2019 from Kayla McLain on Vimeo.

 

Getting Ready

Excitement filled the venue as Brianna and her gals got ready in the bridal suite while Jon and his sons got dapper in the Wine Cellar. The couple wrote each other notes that they read privately, with Brianna writing something special for each of Jon’s sons as well. The love between this family is really something special!

“It was so much fun hanging out in the bridal suite with the girls and my mom,” recalled Brianna. “The anticipation and excitement was so high. I loved feeling like a princess getting ready.”

 

Please knock sign outside of bridal suite at venue / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Lace long sleeve wedding gown hanging on personalized hanger / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Wedding rings with invitation suite / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Bride putting in her earrings, getting ready for her ceremony / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Bride's mother zipping up her lace long sleeve gown / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Bride reading a note from the groom before her wedding / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Groom's sons helping him get ready for garden wedding / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Groom getting ready with his sons before his wedding / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Groom's sons helping him adjust his tux before garden wedding / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Groom and his sons reading notes from the bride before the ceremony / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Bride laughing and smiling with her parents / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Bride smiling with her mom and toasting before ceremony / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green

 

The Wedding Party

Brianna stunned in a lace, long sleeve gown with an open back by Stella York. You could truly feel her excitement throughout every part of the day. Jon’s sons were his best men and joined in on every part of the festivities. The couple had a goal of creating a relaxing, stress-free wedding day that the boys could enjoy just as much as they did.

 

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The Details

Roses and greenery were found all throughout the venue. While subtle nods to the couple’s travel background were mixed in and around the ceremony and reception. The vibe was both glamorous and classy, which was pulled off by the gold table runners and tealight centerpieces. To finish it all off, tiny smore’s kits were passed out as wedding favors. This was such a sweet and simple thank you to those celebrating with them on their special day!

 

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The Ceremony

When asked what they were most looking forward to on their wedding day, Brianna and Jon both had the same answer: Brianna walking down the aisle. Jon couldn’t wait to watch her and Brianna couldn’t wait to walk towards her forever. They wanted something unique to signify their bond, so the pair built a sandwich together as part of their union and it was so much fun to be a part of!

“My favorite part was building a sandwich for our unity ceremony. We wanted a fun, lighthearted wedding ceremony and that is exactly what we had. When our friend, Robert, suggested building a sandwich for our road trip themed ceremony, I was skeptical. It turned out to be the most unique part of our wedding and made it so special to us. The kids loved it too!”

“My next favorite memory was walking down the aisle and seeing Jon’s face. It was such a blur and almost didn’t seem real but I remember every moment!”

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The Reception

Brianna and Jon wanted their reception to be laid back and fun, and that is exactly what it was! Guests enjoyed the photo booth with lots of props and really danced the night away.

“We had the time of our life with our family and friends on the dance floor,” said Brianna. “I danced all night!”

At the end of the night, Jon whisked his new bride away to begin their ascent into the rest of their lives. We couldn’t be happier for them!

 

Outdoor couch and reception space for glamorous garden wedding / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Boys fist bumping after dad marries the bride / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Bride and groom having first dance beneath the large chandelier / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Bride and groom dancing during garden reception / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Bride and groom dancing during garden wedding reception / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Bride and groom cutting the world cake / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Bride and groom posing in the photo booth with props / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green Groom lifting up the bride to kiss her after their wedding / elegant / fall / november / pink / gold / green

 

When asked if she had any advice for other couples, Brianna said to be sure to “enjoy every moment! Take a deep breath and try not to stress too much. I think a wedding planner (CJ’s team in particular) is essential to enjoying the day you work so hard for. I can honestly say our wedding and the planning process was so much fun and stress free.”

It was an honor to work with such a wonderful couple. Cheers to the new Mr. and Mrs. Viele!

The Glamorous Travel-Inspired Garden Wedding Dream Team

 

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

Photography: Rachel L’Antigua

Bride’s Dress: Stella York from The White Room

Flowers:  Enchanted Florist

Catering: Red Pony Catering

Rentals: Southern Events Party and Event Rental

Entertainment: Premier the Entertainment Company

Photo Booth: Premier the Entertainment Company

Venue: CJ’s Off the Square

 

 

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