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With cooler weather and changing leaves knocking at the door, if you weren’t already craving pumpkin everything and snuggling up for movie nights, Katherine and Weston’s Tennessee wedding will push you right over the edge! Their florist, The Enchanted Florist, brought Katherine’s vision of fall colors mixed with pinks, blush, and cream to life with stunning blooms that only made our Blue Ribbon Vendor venue, CJ’s Off the Square, even more lovely. And, those gold pumpkins at each place setting? I think I need a few for my own dining table!

We’re so happy Amy Nicole was on hand to capture this cozy fall celebration!

Tell us about finding your wedding dress. I imagined dress shopping would be much more difficult than it was. I found my dress during my first appointment, and it was the last dress I tried on. I had tried on about nine dresses and none really felt like “the one,” when y mother and maid of honor pulled out one more. When I tried it on, I felt like a bride, and everyone started crying!

I only had one meeting with my florist, and she brought exactly what I had shown her to life–the fall colors, the greenery, everything was perfect! I still wanted pinks, green, blush, and cream incorporated, even though it was November, and she was able to make it work.

Did you decide to do a first look? Why or why not? At first, we did not want to do a first look, but due to the time of the ceremony, we changed our minds and did one so that there would still be light when we took pictures. I am so glad we decided to do a first look! It got out all of the nerves, and I love the pictures! Amy did such a great job capturing the emotions of the day.

I loved getting ready to walk down the aisle. There were about five minutes when it was just my dad and I, and I was able to reflect on the day and on our relationship.

What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? We set up corn hole for the guests and were able to have an outdoor wedding in November!

Describe your wedding cake. I wanted something simple and classic. I found a cake that I loved on Pinterest, and changed a few things to my liking. We didn’t do a grooms cake, so we made the cake four tiers, each tier in a different flavor.

How did y’all meet? Tell us your love story. He worked at a movie theater and I worked at the Starbucks down the way. I was friends with his boss, and they would come over and get free coffee in exchange for free movie tickets :) We started hanging out more and more that summer, usually grabbing dinner or going to parties together. He finally asked me to be his girlfriend on July 1, 2009!
Tell us all about the proposal! He proposed at the same movie theater we met at! After our movie got out, we were sitting in the lobby just chatting, and I was starting to wonder why we hadn’t left yet. He then said he thought he had seen something in the hallway. When I looked down the hall, all of the movie marquees were lit up and said “Katherine, will you marry me?” I turned around and he was on one knee! It was absolutely perfect and so unexpected.
When did y’all get married? November 8, 2014
How many friends, family members, and loved ones attended your wedding? 120
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? I lived in Memphis for about four months of our engagement and then moved to Franklin. Weston didn’t move until three months later. Planning from another city was difficult, and then planning without the groom present was difficult. We had to schedule meetings around his visits, which was tricky, but it wasn’t anything we couldn’t handle! Wedding planning went pretty smoothy overall.
If you are comfortable responding, what range did your wedding budget fall into? $50,000-$75,000
What’s next for you as a couple? What memories are you looking forward to making together? We are enjoying being married. We definitely are going to start a family, but also want to take a year or two to spend time together and travel.

Photographer: Amy Nicole Photography / Planner, Venue, and Lighting: CJ’s Off the Square / Florist: The Enchanted Florist / Cake Baker and Caterer: Main Event Productions / Rentals: Southern Events Party Rentals / DJ: Jason Middleton of Premier DJs / Paper Products: Minted / Bride’s Gown: “Paz” by Augusta Jones / Bride’s Jewelry: BHLDN / Veil: Toni Federici / Hair Stylist: Leah Blanco / Makeup Artist: Lisa Johnson / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: “165” by Bill Levkoff / Groom’s Attire: Black by Vera Wang

CJ’s Off the Square is a delightful member of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!

marissa Written with love by Marissa
  1. avatar Amy Nicole Cherry reply

    Today is SUCH a joy! I’m SO thankful for this beautiful couple to be featured!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  2. avatar Kelsey reply

    That color scheme is to die for! Perfect for fall.

  3. avatar Tricia reply

    What a gorgeous wedding! I love all the colors and florals. Amy Nicole’s images are always so rich and vibrant! Well done!

  4. avatar Occasions In Print reply

    Love the colors used for this fall wedding! Beautiful flowers too!

  5. avatar lisa johnson reply

    i just love the vibrant colors and details of this wedding! such a lovely sweet bride and family!

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Well, ladies and gents, it’s that time again.  Even with all of this craziness going on, Lara and I are picking up and heading to The Breakers in Palm Beach next week for a few days for the latest Engage wedding conference.  For those of you unfamiliar with the Engage events, they are twice yearly luxury wedding business summits where some of the most exciting people in the industry come together to learn and grow.  Lara has been several times before; this will be my first trip.  You can read a little more about Lara’s most recent experience on her blog here.

Now, would it be bad to say I’m almost as excited about our surroundings as the people I’ll meet? Feast your eyes on this:

Okay, okay, I guess Darcy Miller, Carly Roney (who I had an awkard encounter with in an elevator when I interned at The Knot, by the way — think she’ll remember me?!), Randy Fenoli, Sylvia Weinstock, Marcy Blum, Maria McBride, etc., etc., etc. can stand up to those stunning interiors and exteriors.  They are pretty fabulous, themselves, I suppose.  Oh yes, and that other speaker, Lara Casey, I hear she’s pretty fabulous, too.

In all seriousness, we are very much looking forward to meeting and reconnecting with all of the speakers and attendees in just a few days!  Will you be there?  Let us know in the comment section!

P.S. Lisa Johnson, the creative mind behind Ceci New York and a speaker at The Breakers, recently released her latest CeciStyle, focused complelely on the iconic property and her stationery inspired by it!  Check it out here.

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Eliesa reply

    I will SO be there and can't wait to rock out with all of the fabulous attendees!! Whoop!! LOVEe

  2. avatar Phyllis {My Wedding Concierge} reply

    Hi Emily! I'll be there! Can't wait to meet you!

  3. avatar Gen reply

    I would have loved to be there. Being a part of this would be so amazing for me right now. Its only an hour and a half from my house, but between needing new gear + my mortgage + and my student loans, it was not possible this year. To next year!

  4. avatar Lacy B reply

    I am very excited to see everyone who I havent seen since Cayman! Can't wait

  5. avatar Michele Spiezia reply

    Francesco and I can't wait to document it all! Looking forward to a fabulous event with our friends and colleagues at the beautiful Breakers property.

  6. avatar Jen reply

    I will be there! It is my first engage event. I am so excited!

  7. avatar Emily @ Southern Weddings reply

    It's my first, too, Jen! Looking forward to meeting you and all of the other attendees :)

  8. avatar Siri reply

    YAY!!! I can't wait to see you both. What fun!

  9. avatar Kristy R. reply

    Can't wait to see you both!

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