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Nashville is such a beautiful city. Spring and Fall here are the most perfect times of year. There is music and art every where you look. The people here are kind and more than happy to lend a hand. I can’t think of a better place to get married!Let’s take a look some beautiful places around the city to say your I do’s!

The Governors Club

Nashville Wedding, Ceremony, Reception Site, The Governors Club, Wedding 101 Vendor

If you have always dreamed your wedding would be the pinnacle of elegance and sophistication, The Pleasant Hill Mansion at The Governors Club is the perfect Choice.

Imagine a stunning 19th century mansion impeccably appointed to make your special day unforgettable. Their goal is to turn your vision into a flawless reality, from start to finish.  Meticulously maintained grounds destined to be the perfect venue for your wedding ceremony and reception.

They can also help with your rehearsal dinner and all those ‘quintessential’ details to make your dreams come true.  From our fine food and beverage to our uncompromisable service, the experience is designed to delight the most discerning bride.

Contact: Cathy Bucek
Phone: 615.776.4332
Email: cbucek@thegovernorsclub.net
Website: The Governors Club

The Mill at Lebanon

The Mill at Lebanon, Nashville Wedding, Ceremony, Reception site, Wedding 101

Whether indoors or outdoors, intimate or grand, The Mill at Lebanon provides a historic landmark setting of architectural significance with detailed personal services and has the perfect venue for your event.

The Mill offers a rustic and industrial setting that feels fresh, clean, and open. Whether you are looking for a ceremony site, reception site , or both The Mill could be just the space you are looking for.

Contact: Diane Parness
Phone: 615.443.6901
Email: diane@themillatlebanon.com
Website: The Mill at Lebanon

Kings Chapel

Kings Chapel is a lovely place for your wedding ceremony and even your reception. The historic chapel has been fully renovated back to its original glory and is perfect for intimate wedding. Kings Chapel also boasts a gorgeous club house that is perfect for your reception. The grounds are a photographers dream. This is a brand new Nashville venue is a complete gem!

Kings Chapel, Nashville Wedding, Ceremony Site, Reception Site, Wedding 101

Contact: Elaine Powell
Phone: 615.395.000
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The Acorn, Nashville, Reception Site, Location, Nashville Wedding, Wedding 101The Acorn Restaurant offers exquisite food, wine and service in a Contemporary American Style.  Their private party rooms are perfect for your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or wedding reception.
Please join them in celebrating the end of a HOT summer, the beginning of the holiday season and awesome events on their fabulous patio on the evening of November 3rd!  You are invited to see first-hand the amazing and versatile event spaces The Acorn has to offer for your big day!
So go, bring your Mom or Maid of Honor if you are still looking for that perfect space, and enjoy some great wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres!
The party begins at 6pm, but drop by when you can. There will be a special announcement and a  drawing for a fabulous prize at 7pm. Hope to see you there!!!

The Acorn is the perfect venue for your next event! Come see for yourself!

Contact Lindsey Mongor at  info@theacornrestaurant.com

The Acorn, Nashville, Reception Site, Location, Nashville Wedding, Wedding 101The Acorn, Nashville, Reception Site, Location, Nashville Wedding, Wedding 101

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Yesterday was the Weddings The Bridal show downtown at the Nashville Convention Center. If you didn’t get to go, no worries, we will recap some of the show here in two parts.

First lets take a look at our very own Wedding 101 Vendors:

Street Tuxedo:

Designs In Paper:

Beautiful paper products that have been featured in Nashville Lifestyles and on Style Me Pretty!

Southern Events:

Ladies and gents, Click on this photo set! If you are having an outdoor wedding and you need bathroom solution for your guests, you have got to check out these for your event. They are seriously the top of the line and an amazing solution.

Chef Penelope:

CJ’s off the Square:

Classic Party Rentals:

Loving that pink table setting!

Picture This:

This concept is Amazing. A touch screen Mac + photo booth + amazing guest book = perfect for so many events including your wedding!!!

Stay tuned for some other amazing booths we loved later this week!

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…And for your reading and viewing pleasure today enjoy the guest blog shared by CJ’s Off the Square.

First of all, hello Wedding 101 readers! I’m sure you’ve enjoyed your experience with the fabulous ladies of Wedding 101 as much as we have, and we wanted to share some eye candy with you that we were excited to do for one of their clients.

Tiffany and Jimmy decided to hold a very intimate ceremony and reception for their very closest friends and family and were looking for an elegant setting for a private dinner in the heart of winter. We were delighted when Wedding 101 sent Tiffany our way! She had secured Skinner Chapel at Scarritt Bennett for their afternoon ceremony, and chose to host her formal dinner under the sparkling chandelier in our Gallery’s dining room.


The bride wanted a sparkling and elegant reception that fit the early 20th century design of our Gallery, and she chose a champagne and aged gold color scheme with accents of cream and light green. All of this set beautifully against the dark hardwoods and the vintage fireplace. Every piece we chose had to have a bit of sparkle to it, from the gold chivari chairs to the gorgeous Belmont chargers, all found in the showroom of Southern Events (www.southerneventsonline.com).  

Caprice Palmer of The Enchanted Florist (www.enchantedfloristtn.com) suggested green cymbidium orchids in tight clusters and at each place setting, and placing a large mirror running the length of the table just to enhance the sparkle from the candles. We placed antique taper candelabras in amongst the flowers, and then accented with tealights and votives to create a long line of candlelight.

Knowing that we had six small children also attending, we designed a separate table across the hall for the kids. The centerpiece was a moss covered foam box with eye popping candies and lollipops, and each child got their own play pack, filled with bubbles, crayons, stickers, and their own coloring book. We also put together a game basket with lots of fun activities like Silly Putty and Wooly Willy.

For the menu, Tiffany worked with Judi Davis of A Catered Affair (www.acateredaffair.net) to create a scrumptious three course meal for the adults and kid-friendly meal for our younger guests. The adults dined on Butternut Squash Soup and a Sea Bass Salad, followed by a main course of Rib Eye and Pecan Encrusted Chicken with swirled mashed potatoes (sweet and standard), brown buttered green beans, and artisan breads.  The kids had a “PB& J” salad followed by chicken tenders, buttered corn and mac ‘n’ cheese before their custom made pudding cups!

The Sour Cream Almond cake with a Raspberry filling was made by The Bake Shoppe (www.thebakeshoppe.com) and the silver dragees were a nod to the border of the beautiful Belmont chargers. Slices were served with hot spiced tea and coffee.

Many thanks to Tiffany and Jimmy’s photography, Ashlea Terhune (www.terhunephotography.com) for sharing her photos with us, as well as our friend Jonathon Campbell (www.jonathoncampbell.com) who kindly stopped by earlier in the day to do a quick details shoot for us!

Happy Planning!

Amy, CJ, and the CJ’s Off the Square team



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Have you been dreaming of a picturesque Southern wedding?  Well, look no further than CJ’s Off the Square in Franklin, Tennessee and the Williamson County Weddings and Events team.  The venue has all of the quintessential elements for either a small, intimate afternoon garden wedding or an elegant evening reception. Need to fill in the details for a dreamy wedding day?  Hire Amy or CJ to handle it all and peruse the hundreds (yes, hundreds) of invitation collections they also represent. 

If you’re enticed, join us for an Open House on Saturday, February 27th.  At this event, brides and socialites can view their 2010 Invitation Collection; sample cake flavors by The Bake Shoppe; and get a sneak peak at the nearly finished event pavilion opening at CJ’s Off the Square in April.  

RSVP here: http://www.cjsoffthesquare.com/registration.html

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