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An Elegant Fall Garden Wedding | November 1

August 18, 2020
August 18, 2020

“Even before our first meeting, it was clear that we were working with a professional and organized group. At each of our meetings, they had an agenda, there was follow-up, and a timeline of key dates and deadlines. In addition, they gave us recommendations for vendors and helped us to think creatively about bringing to life our ideas – such as having a whiskey tasting (Irish vs. Tennessee) and hot (spiked) cider and a separate VIP pizza party for guests 10 and under.” – Pema

 

Pema + Eddie Wed in an Elegant Forest Green and Ivory Garden Wedding

Pema and Eddie met while working together and when asked how they knew they were meant to be, Pema responded, “It probably helped that we had been friends for a little over three years before we started dating, but we knew pretty quickly after we started dating. We started spending lots of time together and haven’t looked back. Side note: it helped that Eddie had a soft spot for [my] tuxedo cat, Mr. Big.”

Their dreamy fall wedding was the perfect way to send the couple off into the rest of their lives! Lots of dreamy pics and details below but you won’t want to miss this video. LaDage Films captured this day soooo beautifully!

 

Getting Ready

Pema’s favorite part of getting ready was bringing her three bridesmaids together in the bridal suite, topped off by her mom buttoning her into her gown. Eddie and his groomsmen enjoyed their time relaxing in the wine cellar.

 

Invitation suite with flowers and rings / elegant / fall/ green / November Close up of invitation suite flatlay/ elegant / fall/ green / November Bride putting her earrings in on wedding day / elegant / fall/ green / November Groom adjusting his bow tie / elegant / fall/ green / November

 

The First Looks

Something unique about this wedding was the multitude of first looks. Everyone got their own chance to take in the bride’s beauty and we loved to see their reactions! As Pema descended the stairs in her gorgeous long-sleeve beaded gown, her three flower girls were there waiting.

Eddie was graced with her presence in the garden and enjoyed spending those few precious moments together before saying, “I do.”

Perhaps our favorite first look of all, though, was that with the bridal party. They hid their faces behind their bouquets and their reactions to seeing Pema in her gown did not disappoint!

Flower girls watching as the bride walks down the stairs / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride with her flower girls after coming down the stairs / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride and groom looking away from each other in the garden / elegant / fall/ green / November Groom kissing bride under the pagoda / elegant / fall/ green / November Groom holding bride's hand and smiling after first look / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride walking around corner for first look with her dad/ elegant / fall/ green / November Bridal party waiting for first look, holding bouquets in front of their faces / elegant / fall/ green / November Close up of bride's hair as she approaches bridal party for first look / elegant / fall/ green / November Bridesmaids' reaction to seeing bride for the first time / elegant / fall/ green / November

 

The Wedding Party

Style ran deep in this wedding party. From Pema’s gorgeous long-sleeve beaded gown to the flower girls in their fur jackets, every member of this wedding party looked amazing!

 

Bride and bridesmaids in front of pagoda in garden / elegant / fall/ green / November Bridal party laughing in portraits / elegant / fall/ green / November Groom and groomsmen sitting on couch in the garden / elegant / fall/ green / November Bridal party posing in forrest green and fur coats/ elegant / fall/ green / November Bridal party smiling at bride and groom / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride and groom with flower girls / elegant / fall/ green / November

 

Portraits

 

Bride showing off back of gown in garden / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride smiling in the garden of wedding venue / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride standing under the pagoda in garden of wedding venue / elegant / fall/ green / November Groom coming behind bride and kissing her cheek / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride and groom touching foreheads in doorway of wedding venue / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride hugging groom from behind / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride and groom in front of CJ's Off the Square venue / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride and groom in front of CJ's Off the Square, bride's train flying in the wind / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride and groom posing near greenery after wedding / elegant / fall/ green / November

The Details

Forest green and ivory hues decorated CJ’s Off the Square for a truly elegant fall garden wedding. With a Polaroid selfie guest book, the map and itinerary for their weekend, and gorgeous green velvet linens, no detail was spared on this perfect night.

After their wedding, Pema declared that every couple should consider a sweetheart table to get in one-on-one time and have a chance to eat.

Entry table with guest book for garden wedding / elegant / fall/ green / November Wedding program with map flatlay with flowers / elegant / fall/ green / November Pagoda draped in greenery and flowers for wedding / elegant / fall/ green / November Empty ceremony space in the garden / elegant / fall/ green / NovemberSweetheart table with draping greenery and roses / elegant / fall/ green / November Green velvet linens and mixed tables with greenery chandelier reception / elegant / fall/ green / November Velvet linens with gold accents / elegant / fall/ green / NovemberMixed tables and wooden chairs for outdoor reception / elegant / fall/ green / November Reception space in the garden of wedding venue / elegant / fall/ green / November Menu and napkins on table setting with velvet linens / elegant / fall/ green / November Close up of bride wearing beaded long sleeve gown and engagement ring / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride's jeweled blue wedding heels with bouquet / elegant / fall/ green / November

 

The Ceremony

 

Bride walking down the aisle with her dad / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride in draping back, beaded gown approaching the groom at the altar / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride and groom holding hands at the altar / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride putting the ring on groom's hand at the pagoda / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride and groom kissing after saying I do / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride and groom walking up the aisle after getting married / elegant / fall/ green / November

 

The Reception

After the ceremony, the party really got started! We turned the bridal suite into a VIP kids party room. Just before dinner, the DJ announced that it was time for the kids to head off with their sitter. They had fun activities planned and pizza for dinner. This helped to let everyone really let loose without worrying about the kids while also giving the kids their own fun night!

 

Simple naked wedding cake with flowers / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride and groom holding hands walking into their reception / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride and groom cutting their wedding cake / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride and groom during their first dance / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride and groom kissing while sitting at sweetheart table / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride and groom dancing during garden wedding reception / elegant / fall/ green / November Groom dancing at outdoor wedding reception / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride and groom being seen off and leaving the wedding venue with sparklers / elegant / fall/ green / November Bride and groom kissing while guests hold sparklers / elegant / fall/ green / November

 

The Elegant Fall Garden Wedding Dream Team

 

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

Photography: Glenai Gilbert

Hair + Makeup: Amy Lynn Larwig with All Bridal

Bride’s Dress: Pronovias Memory from The White Room

Flowers:  Enchanted Florist

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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