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A Destination Garden Wedding Just Outside Of Nashville | May 15

September 1, 2021
September 1, 2021

” As a couple that lives in Chicago it was so much easier to have an all-inclusive wedding venue with wedding planners to help with the whole planning process. The house and the garden are absolutely charming.” – Chelsea, bride

 

CJ's Off the Square | Real Wedding of Chelsea & Wes

 

Chelsea & Wes’s Destination Garden Wedding Full Of Classic Romance in Hues of Blue and Blush

 

Chelsea & Wes booked their wedding date at CJ’s Off the Square in January 2020, before anyone knew they’d be planning their wedding long-distance during a pandemic.

The couple live in Chicago and had no idea how their guest list was going to pan out until everything came together at the last minute and most of their loved ones were able to attend.

“We were thrilled to have this dream destination wedding during a time of so many unknowns,” said Chelsea.  “It was such an easy process through CJ’s Off the Square. The wedding looked like a dream when all the pieces came together.”

 

Love At First Swipe

Chelsea and Wes met when she was relocating to Indianapolis from San Francisco and wanted to meet some new people right away. So she hesitantly downloaded Tinder to try it out.

Wes was already living in Indianapolis and matched with Chelsea right off the bat. They talked through all of Chelsea’s cross-country drive and had their first date the same day she got to town. They’ve been together ever since!

 

CJ's Off The Square | Bride and groom holding hands walking through the wedding venue's garden

 

Getting Ready

“I was obsessed with finding my dream dress. I dreamed of having a dress with an overskirt as a child so I could have two dresses in one and that is what I ended up finding for the wedding!”

Chelsea stunned in her gorgeous Eva Lendel gown with overskirt. That bow y’all! Her favorite part of getting ready was finally getting to see the gown and all of the details put together.

 

CJ's Off The Square | Wedding gown hanging in bridal dressing room CJ's Off The Square | Bride's mother zipping her into her wedding dress CJ's Off The Square | Bride looking at herself in the mirror while bridesmaid puts the final touch on her dress CJ's Off The Square | Groom in a cobalt blue tux and printed tie, smiling in the garden before his wedding CJ's Off The Square | Bride posing in her wedding gown with a train under an arch of greenery CJ's Off The Square | Bride and groom standing under an archway of greenery next to trellis CJ's Off The Square | Wedding party posing in the garden of the wedding venue in blue tuxedos and blush bridesmaids dresses

 

The Details

Beautiful shades of blushes and blues accented Chelsea & Wes’s classic and romantic garden wedding style. Stunning floral arrangements by The Enchanted Florist pulled the entire day together.

 

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CJ's Off The Square | Classic romantic lanterns outside the front of the wedding venue CJ's Off The Square | Tealight candles lining the pond of the garden CJ's Off The Square | Intricate gate in the garden of the wedding venue CJ's Off The Square | Earthy chandelier hanging above reception table CJ's Off The Square | Unique wooden chairs and blue accents for table settings CJ's Off The Square | Beautiful floral centerpiece and table settings for romantic garden wedding all inclusive wedding venue quoteCJ's Off The Square | Classic blue linens and printed plates with blush and white floral table runner CJ's Off The Square | Blush and white floral centerpieces with tealight candles and gold accents CJ's Off The Square | Unique blue patterned plates and light blue linen napkins with floral centerpieces and gold accents CJ's Off The Square | Stunning table settings in the garden surrounded by lush green trees and shrubs

 

The First Look

“While dating long distance when Wes moved to Chicago and I was living in Indianapolis, we knew how dedicated we were to the other person by the efforts and travel we went through with one another to make long-distance dating work for a year.”

 

CJ's Off The Square | Bride approaching the groom in the garden for their first look CJ's Off The Square | Bride and groom smiling at each other during their first look CJ's Off The Square | Bride and groom holding hands in the garden during their first look CJ's Off The Square | Bride and groom with their faces close in the lush garden

 

 

The Romantic Portraits

Wes proposed to Chelsea a month sooner than he intended! With the ring burning a hole in his pocket and family in town for Thanksgiving, Wes took everyone on a chilly stroll on the river walk.

“The previous week Wes and I had walked out to the river one night and talked about all of our dreams and hopes for the future. So when Wes stood in front of me the night he proposed he said, “You know how we talked about our dreams for the future last week, well our future starts now”.

 

CJ's Off The Square | Bride and groom walking through the lush garden of the wedding venue CJ's Off The Square | Bride and groom posing for portraits in the garden of the wedding venue CJ's Off The Square | Bride and groom hugging and touching foreheads during portraits CJ's Off The Square | Bride and groom holding hands walking through the lush garden of CJ's Off the Square CJ's Off The Square | Bride looking up at the groom smiling in the garden wedding venue bride and groom outside of historic wedding venueCJ's Off The Square | Bride and groom walking down brick walkway in front of lush greenery CJ's Off The Square | Close up of groom holding bride's waist and highlighting bouquet of blush roses

 

The Garden Ceremony

“One of my favorite memories is walking down the aisle with my mother. I have been a bridesmaid at weddings, but it is a completely different experience when you are the bride. It’s when you realize that it’s your wedding day and that all of the guests are there to see you get married. ” – Chelsea

 

CJ's Off The Square | Bride's mother walking her down the aisle in the garden CJ's Off The Square | Bride and groom at the altar, looking out at their family and friends CJ's Off The Square | Bride and groom standing at the altar saying their vows CJ's Off The Square | Bride placing the groom's ring on his finger CJ's Off The Square | Bride and groom walking up the aisle as newlyweds CJ's Off The Square | Bride and groom holding hands walking through the wedding venue's garden

 

Newlyweds Just Wanna Have Fun

“I will never forget our Maid of Honor and Best Man speeches! We were laughing so hard that I could hardly breathe. Also, the shoe game was such a fun way to transition into the dancing part of the reception.” – Chelsea

If we could wrap up all of the fun had at this wedding reception, we would! Everyone laughed and danced the night away; the perfect ending to Chelsea & Wes’s big day and a wonderful start to their new life together.

 

CJ's Off The Square | Simple, elegant wedding cake with blush rose accents CJ's Off The Square | Bride and groom's first dance under the giant leafy chandelier with edison bulbs CJ's Off The Square | Bride and groom laughing during reception speeches CJ's Off The Square | Bride and groom playing the shoe game at their reception CJ's Off The Square | Wedding guests dancing and having fun CJ's Off The Square | Bride laughing on the dance floor CJ's Off The Square | Groom dipping bride for a kiss after their wedding reception

 

 

The Romantic Destination Garden Wedding Dream Team

 

Planning & Coordination: Allison Adams for CJ’s Off the Square

Photography: Lindsay Campbell Photography

Bride’s Dress: The Alegra Gown by Eva Lendel

Flowers:  Enchanted Florist

Catering: Dream Events & Catering

Cake: Baked in Nashville

Rentals: Southern Events Party and Event Rental

Entertainment: Premier the Entertainment Company

Venue: CJ’s Off the Square

 

 

 

 

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