Ideas & Advice

First Looks at CJ’s Off the Square

June 21, 2017

There is nothing that melts our hearts more than a romantic First Look between a soon-to-be husband and wife. It adds to the joy and romance of the day, and makes for the sweetest memories! We absolutely adore how more and more couples are choosing to share this once unthought-of moment. Here are some of our favorite First Looks that have happened throughout the property.

The Front Steps

One of our favorite spots to share a First Look is on our front steps. daisy and ross took a break before the day’s festivities to privately read their vows to each other in a relaxed, gorgeously intimate way.

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The Historic House

Couples that want to save the magic of the garden for their ceremony often choose a spot in our historic house for a First Look. Brittany and Chris had a classic hand-holding moment where neither bride nor groom could see each other just yet. After their First Look, Brittany and Chris exchanged personal vows and some sweetly happy tears!

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 Brittany + Chris’s Wedding –  Zach + Sarah Photography

The Grand Foyer

It is so picturesque when a beautiful bride walks down a staircase to make a grand entrance. Brittany had a First Look with her father (don’t forget to include a first look with dad!) in the grand foyer of our historic house – such a heartwarming moment!

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 Brittany + Chris’s Wedding –  Zach + Sarah Photography

The Garden’s Iron Gates

The white iron gates in the garden are the perfect backdrop for a romantic moment before the ceremony. We love when couples choose this spot to say “Hello” before saying “I Do.”

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Rachel and Douglas Blue Fall Garden Wedding by John Myers at CJs Off the Square in Nashville TN

Rachael + Douglas’s Wedding  john myers photography

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Around the Garden

Having so many beautiful locations to choose from, many couples share a First Look surrounded by the natural beauty of our garden. And not just between couples – but with dads and daughters, too!

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Holly + Nathaniel’s Wedding chesley summar photography

About and Around Franklin

With several parks and historic buildings nearby our property there are plenty of other gorgeous spots for couples to choose from. We love seeing these heartwarming moments that couples share before their ceremonies. So much love!

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Lindsey and Nick’s WeddingPaul Rowland Photography

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Meg + Josh’s Wedding – Abigail Bobo photography


First Looks are such a romantic addition to a wedding day. The excitement that builds is so sweet, and when the couples finally lay eyes on each other it is such a beautiful and emotional moment! We can’t wait to see how more couples incorporate this new tradition into their big days.

 

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