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Romantic Summer Garden Wedding in Tennessee

Posted by Kim on Mar 01, 2013

Lauren & Charles

September 16

Franklin, Tennessee

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We live in Southern Alabama and our families are from Illinois. We knew we wanted to get married in the Nashville area because it is a good halfway point and my dad lives near Nashville. CJ’s  Off The Square was perfect because it is a stunning location and it is all-inclusive, which means they took my vision and then took care of everything from the decor, to the food, to the music.  Planning from so far away with such a helpful staff made everything a breeze.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

My table numbers were hand crafted signs with pictures of the groom and me at the age of the table number. It was fun for my mother and the mother of the groom to put together because they got to pull out old pictures, and it made a great conversation piece for each table

CJ’s set up a hot dog bar as part of our meal. I am a hot dog fanatic, and anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE hot dogs. This wasn’t even an option in their catering package but they were happy to make it work. This was a fun personal touch and yummy too!

My bouquet was wrapped in lace pieces from my mom’s wedding dress and mother-in-laws’ wedding hat. I also had a very special and sentimental broach from my grandmother, and Charlies’ grandmother attached to the bouquet, along with my sorority pin.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

It was really important to me that we write our own vows. My husband is one of the strongest US soldiers you will ever meet, but he was extremely emotional and choked back tears throughout the recital of his vows. There wasn’t a single dry eye in the venue. I kept the ceremony decor very plain and simple in order to stick to our budget, but it didn’t matter because the ceremony was beautiful by itself.

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Pink Sweet Love-Themed Spring Wedding in Tennessee

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 13, 2013

Talia & Dustin

April 21

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

I had my wedding at the beautiful St. John Neumann Catholic Church. I grew up going to the church when it was at another location. When I went to college, they built a new gorgeous church, which I alway knew I would be married at if I had a wedding in my hometown.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

First, I gave my parents and husband’s parents hankerchiefs at the rehearsal dinner. My father-in-law’s read ”Thank you for raising the perfect man for me,” my mother-in-law’s read “You raised with love a gracious man with whom I’ll share my life. He is lucky to be your son, and I am lucky to be his wife,” my father’s read “Thank you for walking by my sade, today and always” and my mother’s read “To dry your tears as you have always dried mine. Thank you for the wedding of my dreams. I love you.”

Secondly, we had a dessert table with various cakes, pies, cookies, etc. Each dessert was a favorite dessert of either one of my grandparents, Dustin’s grandparents or my maid of honor’s mother (Her mother died the October before from breast cancer). We had each of their pictures by their dessert.

Third, I loved all of our guests. We have such a wonderful family, who were all able to make it. We had the best wedding party, which just made the whole day so much fun as well as all of our guest that were at the reception to party! We just had so much fun at the reception, I remember someone saying at 11:30 p.m., “Are you guys going to leave?” We lost track of time, we were enjoying ourselves! 

3. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you can’t stop thinking about.

That’s easy. The moment all the stress melted away. I was standing behind the church doors listening to the piano start to play “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. As soon as the singer started, the doors opened and although the aisle was way too long for me to make out Dustin’s face, I could tell immediately that he was crying by his body language. People were looking at me, but everyone had the sweetest faces watching Dustin. As I got closer, I lost it as well. I have only seen Dustin cry twice in our five years, and deep down, I knew all along he was going to cry at that moment. I just wasn’t prepared for how much it affected me. The last thing that is so vivid to me about that moment is we were both standing on the altar, as the priest was giving his opening remarks, with our backs to the audience passing a kleenex back and forth as we sniffled. 

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Eclectic and Whimsical Tennessee Wedding

Posted by Kim on Dec 19, 2012

Megan & Brian

November 10

Nashville, Tennessee

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We loved the classic/historic feel of the Chapel. We knew our pictures would look timeless.

What three (3) details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Photographs

2. Wedding attire for the entire wedding party

3. Floral arrangements (specifically the pew balls in the Chapel)

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

Our photographer suggested a “first look” moment. We really cherished our time together before the ceremony. It made the wedding day feel more intimate.

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Rustic, Relaxed Farm Wedding in Tennessee

Posted by Kim on Dec 14, 2012

Corey & Jason

September 15

Lebanon, Tennessee

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Q & A with the Bride:

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. The beautiful scenery that Legacy Farms provides

2. My flowers and table decorations

3. Our cakes were exactly what I asked for

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

 As hard as it is, don’t stress over the little things.  Some things are going to happen that will be out of your control and it will benefit you more to just let them go because at the end of the day you are married to the love of your life.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you cant stop thinking about.

Walking down the aisle.  I was so emotional that I couldn’t hold back the tears and the whole walk I looked into my husband’s eyes.

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Beth & Hansel

September 29

Franklin, Tennessee

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

I loved the Southern, historical feel of Carnton Plantation. The house is beautifully maintained and the grounds are gorgeous. I wanted my guests to have a true feel of Franklin, Tennessee.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

The beaded sash added to my dress, the wicker-willow ball lighting, and the pops of green from the shutters, rocking chairs, and benches of the mansion.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

While it may be stressful, enjoy this special time together. Be thankful for the help of your families!

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

Our “first look” was incredibly special and a moment when time stopped and it was truly just the two of us. I will never forget the look on Hansel’s face when turned and saw me at the end of the porch and came running to me!

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