A Speakeasy-Inspired Fall Garden Wedding | October 14
Morgan & Keith’s “Whiskey Chic” Wedding in Historic Franklin, Tennessee
“We toured other places, but nothing compared to the feeling we had when we walked through CJ’s Off the Square.” – Morgan
We recently had the pleasure of hosting a truly unique wedding ceremony and reception that perfectly encapsulated local charm and personal flair. Morgan and Keith chose our garden setting to be near the bride’s hometown and the couple worked with Sidney Darby from our planning team to create a celebration that was both deeply personal and quintessentially Southern.
“As soon as my partner and I were engaged, I knew I wanted to get married close to home in Williamson County. We toured other places, and had Zoom meetings with a few more, but nothing compared to the feeling we had when we walked through CJ’s Off the Square. We knew that zero details would be missed.”
A Garden Venue with Hometown Charm
For Morgan, a bride living out of state, the garden setting of CJ’s Off the Square was a slice of home amidst her busy life elsewhere. The lush greenery and intimate ambiance of our venue provided the perfect setting for a wedding that felt both welcoming and elegant. The garden’s natural beauty offered a serene backdrop, ideal for their heartfelt ceremony and reception.
“Planning a wedding while being long distance from each other AND the wedding venue could have been a disaster, but Sidney kept everything running on time, smoothly, with not a single hiccup in the whole planning process. She gave me bite size things to work on between our Zoom meetings, and always had the big picture in mind.”
Planning Made Easy, Wherever You Are
At CJ’s Off the Square, we believe in turning wedding planning into an enjoyable journey. Our expert planners are adept at guiding couples, whether they’re across town or across the country, through each step of creating their dream wedding. Morgan and Keith’s experience is a testament to how distance poses no barrier to crafting a memorable celebration in our romantic venue.
A Touch of ‘Whiskey Chic’
Embracing their love for whiskey, Morgan and Keith’s wedding style was aptly dubbed “whiskey chic.” Speakeasy vibes were woven into every detail, from décor to entertainment, creating an atmosphere that was both sophisticated and spirited. This theme beautifully reflected their personalities and shared interests, making their special day uniquely theirs.
“Our wedding was absolutely breathtaking. Two months later, I still have friends and family calling and texting about how absolutely spot on it was because they could see me and my partner in all the details!”
The Power of Trusted Referrals
While our wedding package is very inclusive, some things like photography, invitations, and flowers are not included. This is due to the highly personal nature of those services along with the range of options available. Some couples want to splurge on flowers, while others prefer to limit their blooms in favor of hiring a photographer that shoots in a way that matches the vibe. While we still love (and highly recommend) sending traditional, printed invitations, some couples opt for digital invites.
Because these services aren’t really one-size-fits-all, once we have a better idea of what you are looking for, your priorities, and your budget, we can pair you with one of our Creative Partners – a curated list of local wedding professionals. We matched Morgan and Keith with partners who perfectly complimented their ‘whiskey chic’ theme (links below). Trusting your planner for referrals is crucial; it ensures a cohesive look and feel to your wedding, and our pre-screened partners guarantee quality and style that align with your vision.
“Sidney surprised us several times during the planning process, bringing her amazing creativity to the table to take our initial ideas and blow them up into a full on event of the year.”
Whiskey, Whimsy, and Weddings
The highlight of their wedding was the whiskey blend unity ceremony, symbolizing the blending of their lives. During the cocktail hour, guests indulged in a whiskey tasting experience hosted by experts from Saint Goose, featuring a selection of local and international whiskeys. This not only added an element of interactive fun but also showcased the couple’s unique tastes.
Get This Look
Morgan & Keith’s collaborated with Sidney Darby on the CJ’s Off the Square design team to customize their wedding package at CJ’s Off the Square with the following style options from our curated décor collection:
Place Setting: Onyx China, Savoy Amber Water goblets, Brushed Copper Flatware
Napkin/Linens: Magnolia Velvet
Chairs: Cross-back Chairs
Tables: A mix of rounds tables with Magnolia Velvet linens and rustic wood farm tables
Lighting: Custom installation by Nashville Event Lighting
Props & Décor: Whiskey barrels, furniture for pond lounge and rugs for head table and ceremony aisle by southern Events
Morgan & Keith’s wedding at CJ’s Off the Square wasn’t just a celebration; it was a reflection of their journey. Our planning process allowed their style to shine and our garden setting serves as a gorgeous canvas adaptable to any wedding theme – from casual and laid-back to sophisticated and formal. Or, as in the case of Morgan and Keith’s celebration, a true blend of both.
What matters most is that you love every moment of your wedding day. Our dedicated team is committed to making your vision a reality, ensuring that your day is as enchanting and unique as your love story. Experience the charm, the ease, and the beauty of a CJ’s Off the Square wedding – where your dream day comes to life.
The Fall Garden Wedding Dream Team
Photography & Videography: John Myers Photography
Venue, Planning, & Design: Sidney Darby for CJ’s Off the Square
Flowers: The Enchanted Florist
Entertainment: Premier the Entertainment Company
Catering: Dream Events Catering
Invitations: White Ink Calligraphy
Wedding Cake: Baked in Nashville
Ready to start planning your dream wedding at CJ’s Off the Square?
Contact us today and let’s begin crafting a celebration that’s unmistakably you.
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