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A Fun Summer Garden Wedding Near Nashville | June 20

February 9, 2021
February 9, 2021

We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding and planning experience. CJ and her team helped us through getting married during COVID and truly made our day perfect.” – Celia

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Celia + Brock’s Insanely Fun, All-Inclusive Outdoor Wedding

 

Celia and Brock’s relationship started with the perfect meet-cute: Brock working at the Nike store, Celia needing new shoes. The rest is history! So of course, the beginning of their marriage had to be just as perfect. We were thrilled to deliver on the fun, romantic wedding of their dreams with plenty of summer florals, pink accents, and lots of greenery.

Bride and groom smiling at each other / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride and groom posing for portraits / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink

 

Romance, Romance, Romance

 

Brock proposed to Celia in her parent’s backyard, just the two of them. He’s clearly seen a rom-com or two because after she said “Yes!”, the newly engaged pair went to “show off the ring” to their closest friends. Instead, Celia walked into a full-out surprise engagement party with 50 of their friends and family. *swoon*

Bride and groom kissing inside of her veil / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Groom helping bride hold her dress while walking / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink

 

Getting Ready

 

Putting on your wedding dress is often what a girl dreams of from a very young age. It’s a special moment that you can’t wait to feel. Sometimes it can become muddled by a large wedding party or being rushed for time, but then other times you can slow down just enough to really soak it in.

One of Celia’s favorite moments of her big day was having her mom help her into her gorgeous lace trumpet gown. “It was extremely special,” she recounts.

Bride's mother helping her into her gown/ Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride and her mother holding hands / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride in trumpet gown with long train and pink bouquet / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Groom in tux with pink boutonniere / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Groom in tux with pink boutonniere / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bridal party in soft pink dresses / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Groomsmen standing in the garden / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride and groom kissing during bridal portraits / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink

 

First Looks

 

Adding to the intimacy of the big day, Celia opted to do not one, not two, but THREE first looks. There’s something so special about watching your loved ones see you as a bride for the first time. After the first look with her bridal party, Celia did a first look with her father, and then of course, with her groom. Every single one was pure *magic*!

Bridal party seeing bride for the first time / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bridal party seeing bride for the first time / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in PinkBride's father waiting for her first look / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride approaching her dad for first look Bride's father seeing her for first time / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride's father seeing her for first time / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride hugging father after first look Bride's father seeing her for first time / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in PinkBride approaching groom for first look / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride and groom hugging after first look / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink

 

The Details of a Fun Garden Wedding

 

“I’m so glad that we had an outdoor wedding. It allowed us to have the wedding of our dreams while keeping our loved ones as safe as possible.” – Celia

Booking the venue was the most important thing to Celia and Brock after getting engaged. Getting married during a pandemic definitely made this feat more challenging but we are thrilled that our outdoor space proved perfect for their wedding needs.

Every wedding at CJ’s is completely unique and the finishing touches really pull everything together. Celia and Brock’s choice of spring florals and greenery were the perfect choice for this fun outdoor wedding.

Wedding invitation flatlay with rings / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Wedding invitations with greenery and bride's jewelry / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink CJ's Off The Square venue in Franklin, TN / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink CJ's Off The Square sign / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in PinkUnplugged ceremony sign / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Sand Unity Ceremony / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in PinkClassic greenery seating chart for guests Bride's father seeing her for first time / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Greenery in chandelier above reception area / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Greenery and gold accents on tables / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Tulips and roses in centerpiece with gold accents / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Floating tealights and greenery centerpiece / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink White plates with pink accents on gold charger / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Pink roses and tulips centerpiece / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink

 

The Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

 

Standing at the altar holding my husbands hands, [I was] thinking to myself, ‘I never want to forget this moment, the way he looks, the way his hands feel, or the words that he is reciting to me.’” – Celia

Brock was teary-eyed as he watched his bride-to-be walk down the aisle and everyone felt the love in the air. The unity sand ceremony was a perfect touch, right after some light-hearted laughs as Brock said “I do” too soon. We don’t blame him for being so excited to start the rest of their lives!

Groom crying as he sees his bride / Romantic, Fun Spring June Wedding in Pink Bride walking down the aisle in trumpet gown and long veil / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride walking up the aisle with her father / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride and groom at garden altar / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride laughing when groom says I do too early / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride and groom kissing at altar / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Sand Unity Ceremony, pouring the sands / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride and groom walking up the aisle / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride and groom kissing as they walk up the aisle / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink

 

Hey DJ, Turn The Music Up!

 

Is it really your wedding reception if you’re not having a total blast? The newlyweds’ nephew was the center of attention once his song came on, drinks were flowing, and fun was had by all!

Bride in lace trumpet gown leading groom into reception / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride and groom first dance / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride and groom's first dance / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink BRide and groom cutting the cake / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride and groom laughing as they cut the cake / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride throwing the bouquet / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bridesmaid caught the bouquet / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Groom playfully removing garter / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Groom excited after removing garter / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Young boy jumping and dancing in the air surrounded by wedding guests / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink

 

Happily Ever After

 

Some final notes from the happy couple: “Don’t sweat the small stuff and trust your wedding planner! This is their profession and they are experts at what they do.”

Working with this pair was a joy and we’re thrilled to have been a part of their special day.

Bride and groom kissing as they leave reception / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink Bride and groom leaving wedding / Romantic, Fun Spring June Garden Wedding in Pink

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The Fun Garden Wedding Dream Team

 

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

Photography: Rebecca Denton Photography

Bride’s Dress: Posh Bridal (Now Adorn Bridal)

Invitations: Minted

Flowers: Phyllis Mayfield 

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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