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An Earthy Fall Garden Wedding | October 19

October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020

“As soon as we walked into CJ’s Off the Square, I knew this was the place! Everything was perfect. Everyone we met was so professional, but also had this calm and cool side of them. You could tell they have done many weddings and nothing would shock them. They made wedding planning easy!” – Nicole

Nicole + Duane’s Earthy Fall Wedding in Hues of Burgundy, Blue, & Green

Nicole and Duane’s relationship is anything but average, so clearly their wedding had to be incredible. These two met while serving in the Army in Korea, spent years long distance, meeting up in locations across the world, were engaged on a trip to Spain, and finally settled together in Washington state. With a story like that, we couldn’t wait to plan this destination fall garden wedding for them! Despite a last-minute rainstorm, the entire day went off without a hitch.

 

Getting Ready

The bridal dressing suite at CJ’s Off the Square offers a relaxing space to enjoy getting ready before the ceremony.  Nicole enjoyed spending these moments before her wedding with her mom and bridal party as she fought off her last-minute nerves.

 

Fall greenery accent invitation suite for earthy fall wedding / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Vintage look lace dress with beaded belt / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Close up of rose gold wedding rings / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride's mom fastening her lace wedding dress / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride putting her earring in in bridal suite / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride sitting at vanity getting ready for her garden cermony / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride putting on her earrings in the mirror before wedding / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bridal party cheersing in bridal suite before wedding / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Groom adjusting his bow tie before his garden wedding / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Close up of groom's boutonniere pinned to his tux / earthy / fall / October / burgundy

 

The First Look

The moment that Duane first saw Nicole before their wedding was truly magical. Their love was palpable in the air!

 

Bride walking down the stairs towards the groom / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom smiling at bottom of the stairs during first look / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom hugging during first look / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Groom holding bride's waist and showing the back of her lace gown / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom holding each other during first look / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom hugging after first look / earthy / fall / October / burgundy

 

The Portraits

Nicole was truly a stunning bride. Her lace gown with sheer cutouts and long train were magnificent, finished off with a braided hairstyle and flower crown. She truly embodied an earthy goddess for her fall garden wedding! The bridal party wore mismatched gowns in complementary accent colors and the groomsmen wore tuxedos in the perfect blue.

 

Bride in lace wedding gown holding her bouquet / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride posing with gorgeous long lace train / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Fall wedding bouquet with burgundy, blue, and green accents / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride's beautiful braided hairstyle with greenery crown / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bridal party smiling and holding their bouquets / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bridal party in mismatched gowns holding gorgeous fall bouquets / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and bridesmaids laughing during portraits / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Groomsmen posing on the porch of garden wedding venue / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Groomsmen laughing and smiling on porch of wedding venue / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom laughing and holding each other / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom smiling and laughing in doorway / earthy / fall / October / burgundy

 

The Details

Warm floral arrangements and lots of greenery really made this space! We did our best to really capture the earthy feel that Nicole and Duane hoped to have and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.

 

photo book keepsake for guests to sign at garden wedding / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Close up of burgundy boutonnieres / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Outdoor gazebo with fall foliage / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Fall floral centerpiece with lace runner / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Fall foliage centerpiece with lace runner / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Tufted bench at head table with greenery overhead and fall foliage centerpieces / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Burgundy fall place settings with greenery and tealight centerpieces / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Head table with greenery and hanging lights above / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Head table centerpiece with greenery and tealight candles / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Large chandelier with greenery and hanging lights / earthy / fall / October / burgundy wedding reception table set up in front of gorgeous garden / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Simple tealight candles and greenery wedding table centerpiece / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Signature cocktail sign with paper straws / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Signature cocktails on tray during wedding reception / earthy / fall / October / burgundy

 

The Ceremony

At the last minute, it started raining and we had to make some changes to the ceremony. We moved it under the pavilion and it was magical! Everything went off without a hitch and Nicole and Duane still got the beautiful  garden ceremony of their dreams. Not to mention, they got some great photos in the rain afterward!

 

Groom smiling as his bride walks towards him / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom holding hands while reciting vows / earthy / fall / October / burgundy BRide and groom smiling and holding hands / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom walking with an umbrella on rainy wedding day / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom kissing under an umbrella on their rainy wedding day / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom kissing with wedding party cheering them on / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom wearing fun sunglasses / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom walking down a fall path / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom smiling and staring at each other / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom walking in the street holding hands / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom smiling for portraits / earthy / fall / October / burgundy

 

The Reception

Nicole and Duane were really looking forward to their reception; it’s not often they get all of their friends and family together in one place. The newlyweds danced all night and ended the evening with a sparkler send-off.

 

Bride and groom having first dance under leafy chandelier / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom sitting at the head table / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom cutting their wedding cake / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride in a lace dress and flower crown dancing / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom kissing on the dance floor during reception / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Groom getting down on the dance floor while being cheered on / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom leaving wedding venue / earthy / fall / October / burgundy Bride and groom kissing while holding sparklers at their send off / earthy / fall / October / burgundy

 

 

The Earthy Fall Garden Wedding Dream Team

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

Photography: Darling Juliet

Hair + Makeup: Dion’s South

Flowers:  Enchanted Florist

Catering: Red Pony Catering

Rentals: Southern Events Party and Event Rental

Venue: CJ’s Off the Square

 

 

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