03 Jan Anetta & Jonathan: A Bright Summer Wedding
Anetta & Jonathan celebrated their love with an outdoor summer wedding in style at CJ’s Off the Square in Franklin, Tenn.
The couple’s journey began when they met each other at swing dancing school here in Nashville. Jonathan wanted to learn after seeing a demonstration, and Anetta learned by joining her friends for class. She had her eyes on Jonathan long before he asked her out on a date.
After many dates that soon led to trips, they realized they were in love while caught in the pouring rain in New Orleans. Instead of running for cover, they started dancing and playing in the rain! Since then, Anetta and Jonathan became inseparable, traveled the world together, and have been on many outdoor adventures— like the one where Jonathan popped the question on a hiking trip to Chattanooga.
When it was time for the big day, Anetta wore a lace, buttoned-back wedding dress from David’s Bridal with an all white rose bouquet to match. Her bridesmaids wore glamorous sequin copper dresses and also held white rose bouquets. Jonathan suited up in a deep maroon tux with his groomsmen in blue with maroon bow ties— all with white rose boutonnieres. The bridal party did a classic champagne toast before the ceremony, while the groomsmen sipped on bourbon in true Southern fashion.
After the newlyweds said their “I dos,” guests mingled over mini BLT bites, crab cakes, and his and hers signature cocktails— a vodka soda with a grapefruit twist and a spicy jalapeño mezcal cocktail with pineapple and lime juice.
After photos with family, the DJ introduced the wedding party at the reception and guests were treated to a traditional Chinese performance!
The dinner menu consisted of rich hors d’oeuvre stations featuring all the Southern favorites— hot chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, pimento mac and cheese, and street corn shooters— in addition to a candied pear salad, grilled steak skewers, and sliders with tater tots.
The dance floor opened just in time for sunset, and it was an evening to remember! The night wrapped up with a classic sparkler sendoff for the bride and groom.
Congratulations, Anetta and Jonathan! It was our pleasure catering your wedding, and we wish you a lifetime of happiness with many more adventures!
See more photos of Anetta & Jonathan’s outdoor summer wedding below.
Venue: CJ’s Off The Square
Florist: Belles Fleurs
Photographer: John Myers Photography
Planning & Day of Coordinator: Allison Adams for CJ’s Off The Square
Rentals: Southern Events Party & Event Rental
Entertainment: Premier the Entertainment Company
Cake: Baked in Nashville
Catering: Dream Team
Dress: David’s Bridal