January 3, 2022 - No Comments!

Glam Backyard Wedding Under Twinkle Light Tent In Nashville

If this isn't the dreamiest backyard wedding you've ever seen, I don't know what is! I'm about to show you every single detail of this glam backyard wedding, and yes, it was under a twinkle light tent.

Before we go any further, if you're engaged and feeling overwhelmed with your wedding planning reach out to us! We have different levels of support that we're also happy to customize for you so don't be shy. Just fill out this inquiry form and schedule a quick call.

Alright back to this intimate backyard wedding. This was one of the brides' parents backyard in Gallatin, TN which is just about 30 minutes from Nashville. There are definitely pros and cons to having your wedding in a backyard so let's talk about a few of those.

Pros and cons of hosting a backyard wedding

Pros:

  1. No venue fee. The fact that there is no actual venue fee attached to your backyard can sound pretty appealing. Couples can often save thousands of dollars by hosting their wedding in their backyard. Of course, the home owner may want to put some money into landscaping and cleaning up the home before the wedding day.
  2. No restrictions. For the most part, if you have a backyard big enough to host a wedding you most likely live somewhere with a lot of space. You ultimately have total creative freedom when it comes to decor, tenting and even small details like candles.
  3. Unlimited number of guests. If you want to have a big bash, hosting a backyard wedding might be a good option. Since you or someone you know is the owner, you don't really have any limits on capacity.

Cons:

  1. Hidden costs. Wait didn't I just say there were no venue fees? True but the reasons wedding venues charge what they do is because they include things such as: restrooms, cleaning crew, trash, electricity, AC and sometimes even rentals. When you're renting everything yourself, the costs add up quick.
  2. No rain plan. Unless you're renting a tent (which we always recommend you should unless you live in the desert), you may not have a rain backup plan for all your guests. Can you fit them all in the house? Is there room for dinner and dancing? Definitely something to keep in mind!
  3. Grumpy Neighbors and permits. How friendly are your neighbors? Consider talking to them about your idea before you start planning your backyard wedding in case they are completely against it. No one wants the cops to show up at their house on their wedding day! Some counties will also require permits for any type of large event being held. Do your research!

That being said, if a backyard wedding under a twinkle light tent is still calling your name, do it! But first, you may want to grab our Venue Walkthrough Questionnaire to help guide you through the process.

Getting Ready in the Family Home

Most backyards have a house that comes with it too (imagine that!). This makes for a perfect place for you and your partner to get ready the morning of the wedding. Make sure you have separate rooms if you don't want to see each other before the ceremony and that you have windows to let in that natural light for makeup and photos.

Ceremony under a tree

Now the plan was the have an outdoor ceremony under the beautiful big tree, except the rain decided to come. We decided to wait it out a few minutes and still have a ceremony outside minus the dangling chandeliers that would have gotten damaged if they got wet. Don't worry, the chandeliers got used above the reception table, you'll see!

There's also something so fun about a pre-ceremony cocktail. For this wedding we did champagne for guests to grab and sip one while they waited for the brides to walk down the aisle.

The wedding reception details

Buckle up folks because it's about to get dreamy in here! For real, that first photo was a sneak peak of what's about to come. The decor and details under this twinkle light tent was unreal!! Ready? Here we go.

Unique wedding guest book

First up, let's talk about the guest book. How fun is this record and record player guest book?! Absolutely adorable and will be so fun for the brides to hang this in their home.

Cute trailer bar and specialty cocktails

I've said it before and I'll say it again but cocktail hour is one of the best parts of a wedding. This is where guests get to loosen up a bit, enjoy a cocktail and an appetizer and explore the property. Meanwhile, the couple is out taking gorgeous sunset photos or enjoying some time alone after the ceremony.

For this wedding we hired Aero Bar, a cool trailer bar company to come out and serve cocktails. The brides even ordered custom napkins with a monogram of their dog on it. So many fun personal touches!

Dinner under a twinkle light tent

Ok the moment you've all been waiting for! This has got to be the best twinkle light tent of the year right? I mean look at the chandeliers over the tables, the hundreds of strands of twinkle lights over the dance floor and that dreamy candle light.

Jess truly had a vision for what she wanted this tent to look like. Although it was only 25 people, we still managed to make it feel like a party! A live band, a giant dessert spread and Jess and Grace's favorite people were there.

The dance party

After a quick shoe change, the brides danced, sang, drank champagne and ate cake! I don't know if you could really ask for any better than that. Since this was the family's backyard, a sparkler exit was allowed so we took full advantage.

So what did you think? Are you planning to do something similar for your wedding? We're happy to chat with you and share the costs of this wedding as well, schedule a call with us!

Planner @causewecanevents // Photographer @joshuacoreyphoto // Videographer @cardboardfilms // Florist @the_florista_ // Band @emeraldempireband // Catering @flavorcatering // Bar @theaerobar // Hair/Makeup @indigobeautycollective // Desserts/Cake @eastleighdesserts // Rentals @whitedoorevent and @southerneventsonline // Paper goods: Pine and Paper Co // Officiant Jeannie Ingram

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December 28, 2021 - No Comments!

The Top 7 Unique Tennessee Wedding Venues

Freshly engaged and planning your Tennessee wedding? You need to find the best venue for you! Keep reading for the top 7 unique Tennessee wedding venues to choose from that our planners adore.

Under canvas smoky mountains Tennessee wedding venue
Photographer Lauren Mihae // Planning + Design 'Cause We Can Events // Venue Under Canvas Smoky Mountains 

Saint Elle: Nashville, TN

Saint Elle is one of the newest venue spaces located in Nashville, Tennessee on this list. It offers a super modern look with an industrial flair. But, fresh greenery and spacious windows soften the space. There's an in-house bar available and getting ready spaces! Check out even more details about Saint Elle on our blog specially dedicated to it.

Saint Elle industrial Nashville, Tennessee wedding venue
Saint Elle industrial Nashville, Tennessee wedding venue bar

14Tenn: Nashville, TN

Want to refresh the rustic look for your wedding? Enter 14Tenn. We call this Nashville venue a Modern Farmhouse that also had a cool warehouse ambiance inside. This venue's high ceilings make a breathtaking statement. If you have a larger guest count, this is the place to be! Here's a blog with more information about the venue.

14Tenn Tennessee wedding venue space in Nashville

Common House: Chattanooga, TN

Common House Chattanooga officially opened in 2021 as a gathering, co-working, and event space. Plus, you can even dine at their delicious onsite restaurant. Fun fact: the building began as a YMCA so there are some impressive industrial features. Take a virtual tour here of what the venue has to offer!

Under Canvas Smoky Mountains: Pigeon Forge, TN

You know we had to include our absolute favorite Under Canvas location on this list! The Smoky Mountain location is a dream. This offers our signature glamping experience surrounded by the lush mountains. You and your guests can enjoy an unforgettable wedding weekend full of activities like hiking and yoga then say "I do"! Check out this dreamy festival-style wedding at Under Canvas Smokies for an example of how your wedding might look. Fun fact: these clients turned into some of my very best Nashville friends!

Under Canvas Tennessee wedding venue ceremony space

Alabaster Collective: Nashville, TN

We didn't forget about those who desire an intimate wedding! If you would love an alternative and artist design, check out Alabaster Collective in Nashville, Tennessee. You can celebrate with your guests here at this unique Nashville venue that doubles as a co-working space by day. Love the pictures you see below? Read our blog for more details about Alabaster Collective.

White Star Station: Maryville, TN

White Star Station is a historic industrial venue located in Downtown Maryville, Tennessee. We are loving the modern and versatile space. The charm and character paired with the chic aesthetic are so unique. Whether you are hosting an intimate celebration or an all-out wedding, they can accommodate a small group or up to 400 guests. In fact, we love this venue so much we can't stop blogging about it. To learn more about this unique space, check out the virtual tour first and then read about this intimate boho elopement for your wedding inspiration.

LGBTQ wedding at White Star Station Tennessee venue
Intimate Tennessee wedding at White Star Station venue
Photographer: Leah Bullard // Venue: White Star Station // Equipment Rentals: Knoxville Neon; Please Be Seated// Cake: All Mixed Up Cakes // Calligrapher: MEB Calligraphy // Attire: White Lace and Promises // Florals: Thistle and Lace Florals // Beauty: Bangs and Blush // Planner: ‘Cause We Can Events // Hoop Arch: Bluefish Event Rentals

Germantown Inn: Nashville, TN

Last but not least, let's talk about the charming Germantown Inn located in Nashville. This is a wonderful venue if you are looking for a place where you and your spouse (maybe even a few guests) can stay! There are multiple onsite locations to choose from for your ceremony and reception. The inn's 1865 property was originally a Federal-style house that has been reimagined into a modern historic boutique hotel. Here's a blog for more details about the venue!

Germantown Inn Nashville, Tennessee wedding venue
Rentals: Please Be Seated // Cakes: Theresa's Sweet Treats // Styling: Cavender & Co.

How to Complete Your Venue Tour

I didn't want to leave you hanging with all of these wonderful Tennesse wedding venue options! You might narrow down a few of these venues to tour in person. Even though I may not be able to be there with you in person, the 'Cause We Can Events team has you covered with our brand new Venue Walkthrough Checklist! This checklist is a tool that we use personally anytime we do a venue walkthrough for a client. 

Buy the wedding venue walkthrough checklist for only $19

What’s included in the Venue Walkthrough Checklist?

  • 7 pages of MUST-ASK questions for every venue
  • Questions to help you budget properly
  • Pro tips from experienced wedding planners (us!)
  • Questions to help with your timeline
  • And more!

This is a one-stop-shop doc that will get you excited and feeling confident when doing your wedding venue walkthroughs. Ready to get organized? Grab this 7-page Venue Walkthrough Questionnaire for only $19!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Wedding

December 13, 2021 - No Comments!

4 Questions You MUST Ask Your Wedding Venue Before Booking

Hey, couples! We know some of you are getting ready to start looking for your wedding venue which is so exciting but can also be hard to navigate. We are here to help you out. Today we are sharing 4 questions you MUST ask your wedding venue before booking. Make sure to read all the way through for a special surprise we created just for you. Let's get started!

1. Does the venue come with any furniture?

This can save you so much money and time. When you know what furniture your venue provides, you will be able to create a more realistic plan for your other rentals. Items like ceremony chairs, tables, and linens might be available if you just ask. When you meet with your rental company, you will be able to outline exactly what you need. Be sure to ask your venue if the furniture is included in your rental package or will cost additional fees. If the furniture is included, maybe you now have room in your budget for another dream aspect of your wedding day!

2. What's the weather backup plan?

This question isn't just for outdoor venues. You need to know the backup plan in case of imperfect weather! Does your venue provide or allow tents? Is an alternative indoor space available? How are the driving conditions leading to the venue when it snows or rains? Remember, unexpected weather can also relate to the temperature. Ask your venue if they allow or provide heaters, fans, and water as well. When you ask all of these "weather" related questions, you will be able to determine a venue that will support you if/when things don't follow the original plan.

3. Where are the power sources? If any.

As adventurous wedding planners, this is one of the first questions we ask. You are going to want to know exactly where the power sources are if any. This covers plug-ins AND generators. This is another question that could yet again save you money if your venue can provide its own power sources. You will be able to book vendors that are equipped for whichever power source situation is available. So, whether you are glamping in the desert or celebrating in a modern industrial space, the party will go on!

4. Who is your point of contact for planning purposes at the venue?

Communication is everything during wedding planning. Make sure you obtain the point of contact for events and weddings at your venue. You will want to be able to reach out to them with any other questions or information later on. Especially if you decide you want to move forward with booking a venue, having the right direct contact will help you grab your spot quickly.

A Complete Venue Walkthrough Checklist

These are just a few of the questions you need to ask as you start touring possible wedding venues. Now you might be thinking, "But what else should I ask?" We have you covered!

We want to make this as easy as possible for you so we are sharing our very own Venue Walkthrough Checklist! This checklist is a tool that we use personally anytime we do a venue walkthrough for a client. 

Buy the wedding venue walkthrough checklist for only $19

What’s included in the Venue Walkthrough Checklist?

  • 7 pages of MUST-ASK questions for every venue
  • Questions to help you budget properly
  • Pro tips from experienced wedding planners (us!)
  • Questions to help with your timeline
  • And more!

This is a one-stop-shop doc that will get you excited and feeling confident when doing your wedding venue walkthroughs. Ready to get organized? Grab this 7-page Venue Walkthrough Questionnaire for only $19!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Wedding

November 2, 2021 - No Comments!

Cozy Winter Wedding in Maine at Camp O-At-Ka

If you're new to our blog, welcome! We're adventurous wedding planners based in Nashville and Maine who love travel to remote locations to produce events and weddings. Sometimes we do large festival-style weddings in the Utah desert and other times we do intimate winter weddings in Maine.

Fresh snow and a crackling fireplace are the perfect ingredients for the winter season. We thought we would bring this feeling to life through a wedding day! Once again, you are joining us in Maine for another intimate celebration. I can't wait to share this cozy cottage winter wedding at Camp O-At-Ka with you.

Winter Wedding Stationery

One of my favorites parts of this design is the pop of orange tones. With actual dried orange pieces and seasonal florals, this is a wonderful way to add some color to a winter wedding. The modern stationery looked beautiful in detail photography with these elements.

Tip from a wedding planner: want to elevate your invitations? Add in a map of your venue! Especially for more remote or large locations, your vendors and guests will appreciate this. It also makes for a really cool piece of art in your home after the wedding.

Winter Florals

The florals are where the color palette really begins to shine! This lush greenery with bright orange and pinks still has our planning team swooning. There is something so special about the mix of the white snow and natural stone at the venue with these floral designs! The bridal bouquet tied in winter elements with the addition of some dried branches.

Romantic Couple Photos

For a winter wedding in Maine, there is no need to pick between the forest and the beach! This couple posed between the winter trees and then adventured to a snowy beach. How lovely are there outfits? Velvet is a winter wedding trend we think is here to stay. With the bride's vintage inspired gown, this pair was picture ready.

Intimate Reception Table Decor

What's an easy way to add dimension to your wedding design? Don't remain too structured! We love created complimentary tablescapes that aren't exactly the same. We created two intimate tablescapes for this winter wedding in Maine.

Outdoor Tablescape

For this outdoor set up, we allowed the design to be more organic. Simple layered place settings with personalized name cards and and oversized floral garland ended up being just the right amount of decor. With this dreamy linen paired with the outdoor fireplace and forest landscape, this tablescape was complete!

Cozy Fireplace Tablescape

Do you feel like you are in a cozy cottage? The warming fireplace and stone at the indoor space inspired us! A farmhouse table, romantic candles, and elegant place settings created this design. I can't get enough of these gold stamped menus!

Farmhouse table for winter wedding in Maine with tapered candles and floral garland
Indoor winter wedding table with candles, colorful florals and fireplace
Planning & Coordination Team: 'Cause We Can Events & K. Marie Events
Photographer: Rachel Campbell
Venue: Camp O-AT-KA
Florist: Farmhouse Florals
Cake: Village Baking Co.
HMU: Jesse Shaw | Braids & Balayage
Invitations: Little Ivy Paper Goods
Signage: G&T Lettering
Jewelry: Nell Ballard Designs
Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals
Dress/Tux: Andrea's Bridal

If you loved this winter wedding in Maine, you will loved this woodland elopement next!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Wedding

October 18, 2021 - No Comments!

Boho Halloween Wedding Inspiration in Maine

I am so excited to share this boho Halloween wedding inspiration with you! Our team in Maine put together this creative-styled shoot. Themed weddings can be so fun! We wanted to show you how to incorporate the spooky season into your big day. If you are planning an October wedding, this one is for you!

Boho Halloween wedding in Maine

Table Design

A Halloween-inspired tablescape doesn't have to be dark and moody. This minimal table design used dried florals, white and gold colors, and minimal place settings. I love the mix-matched chairs. What a simple way to add more dimension to this stunning table!

Minimal Halloween wedding table decor with white and gold details
Layered black, white, and gold place setting with raw edge menu

Stationery

These warm tones are perfect for the fall season. With raw edge stationery pieces, handwritten details, and black wax seals, we can already feel the chill in the air. Get your guests excited for your big day by using your invitations as a sneak peek into your design!

Fall Florals

Of course, we incorporated plenty of fall florals! The dried elements made these floral pieces fit seamlessly into the theme. The warm colors added a bit of romance. For our signature boho theme, every floral element was not too put together. Consider organic and asymmetrical shapes for your wedding flowers if you love these looks!

Wedding Attire & Glam

This bold, long sleeve wedding dress made such a statement! The only accessory needed was a lush bouquet. For hair and makeup, loose waves and a smoky eye balanced the look.

Boho bride with fall bouquet for Halloween wedding

Cake & Bar

This one-tier, blood dripping cake somehow manages to remain incredibly elegant. With some simple dried florals and fresh figs, this cake created the ultimate decor piece. What a work of art! Pro tip from a wedding planner: pose with your wedding cake! Don't be afraid to move your cake around and capture some photos with it before guests enjoy a piece.

Finally, we decorated this mobile bar with more florals, haunted books, and vintage glassware. While grabbing a drink, this bar was also a wonderful backdrop for photos.

Halloween wedding cocktails for bride and groom

If you loved this Halloween wedding inspiration, check out these spooky table designs next!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Wedding

September 8, 2021 - No Comments!

The Best Industrial Boho Elopement in Tennessee

Newly engaged? Welcome! We'd love to help create your adventurous wedding but dates are going fast. Inquire with us here so we can put your date on our calendar!

Earlier this year, we took a tour of a brand new Tennessee wedding venue, White Star Station. The industrial details and rich history sparked our creativity! So, we got to work. I (Gabby), teamed up with some of our favorite local vendors to create an intimate wedding vision. We incorporated our favorite boho themes with a bit of edge to balance out the industrial space. With the cooler months approaching, of course, there are some dreamy fall details in there as well! Ready for the best industrial boho elopement inspiration in Tennessee? Let's take a look!

Brides kissing at sweetheart table for indoor industrial boho elopement in Tennessee

The Couple

We have to take a moment to talk about the a-m-a-z-i-n-g real-life couple, Ali and Erin. They got engaged almost a year ago and we were so excited for them to model this styled shoot. This was a great way to offer a glimpse into what their wedding day might be like. They even got to try on dresses for the first time! Engaged couples, participating in styled photoshoots can be a fun and romantic way to celebrate being future newlyweds. You will have extra photos in wedding attire to look back on and may even find out more about your design likes and dislikes.

Brides smiling at boho ceremony at White Star Station venue in Tennessee
Brides with engagement ring at industrial boho elopement in Tennessee
Brides walking out of boho industrial elopement at White Star Station venue in Tennessee

Invitation Suite

For the invitations, MEB Calligraphy created a modern neutral suite with subtle patterned details. For some more personalization and a pop of color, we added some artistic stamps. Look how stunning the flat lay photography turned out!

Modern invitation suite for industrial boho elopement in Tennessee

Wedding Attire

Aren't these gowns from White Lace and Promises meant for each other? We how seamless they are together for photos while remaining truly unique on their own. The future brides wore some cool boots with their dresses! To complete the looks, they accessorized with a dramatic full-length veil and lush bouquets. The natural glam beauty by Bangs and Blush polished the elopement looks!

Bride with boho florals at White Star Station venue

Ceremony Details

Onto the ceremony details. An incredible floral piece by Thistle and Lace Florals stood as the focal point. We added a vintage rug and the design was complete. There isn't a need for complex decor with the chandeliers, natural light, and industrial brick walls at this venue!

Boho wedding ceremony design at industrial Tennessee elopement
Brides kissing at intimate ceremony at industrial boho elopement at White Star Station Venue

Table Decor

As wedding planners, table decor always is one of our favorite design aspects. Here is where the vision for the day comes together through the details. First, we added a sage green runner and fall floral centerpiece. Romantic candles mix-matched bud vases filled the tablescape. For the place settings from Please Be Seated, it was all about the texture and layers. The final touch? Tassel name cards!

Layered neutral place setting with leather and tassel name card

Brides standing beside sweetheart table decorated with boho details at industrial elopement

Reception Details

The Cake

Don't be afraid to try out some unexpected tones in your color palette! For this boho elopement vision, earthy and muted colors were at the forefront. However, to help lighten everything up and add some more romance, blush tones paired perfectly! This modern cake by All Mixed Up Cakes in the different pink colors was almost too pretty to eat. With the gold hoop arch from Blue Fish Event Rentals and some pampas grass, this made an excellent display!

Brides kissing over modern two tiered wedding cake at industrial boho elopement in Tennessee

Bar

This custom gold round bar comes with your wedding venue rental at White Star Station! With the addition of a vibrant neon sign from Knoxville Neon and the ceremony florals from earlier in the day, this was one of our favorite aspects from this elopement photoshoot.

Couple's Photos

To complete the day, Ali and Erin adventured outside of the venue with lovely photographer, Leah Bullard. The Downtown Maryville location is so charming. Right outside of the venue, there is even a butterfly mural for some unique photos!

Boho bride in front of butterfly mural at White Star Station venue
Photographer: Leah Bullard // Venue: White Star Station // Equipment Rentals: Knoxville Neon; Please Be Seated
// Cake: All Mixed Up Cakes // Calligrapher: MEB Calligraphy // Attire: White Lace and Promises
// Florals: Thistle and Lace Florals // Beauty: Bangs and Blush // Planner: ‘Cause We Can Events // Hoop Arch: Bluefish Event Rentals

We hope you are inspired by this industrial boho elopement! For even more intimate wedding ideas, check out this woodland fall elopement in Maine next.

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Styled Shoot

August 24, 2021 - No Comments!

NEW Chattanooga Wedding Venue: Common House

After learning about this cool new venue in Chattanooga, Common House, I (Gabby) decided to schedule a visit! I met up with Summer from Collection Images to bring you along on a virtual tour. Seriously, if you are thinking about a Tennessee wedding, you're going to want to take a look at this space. I already have this location in mind for a few of our local couples!

Common House Chattanooga officially opened in 2021 as a gathering, co-working, and event space. Plus, you can even dine at their delicious onsite restaurant. Fun fact: the building began as a YMCA so there are some impressive industrial features. So, let's take a virtual tour of what the venue has to offer!

Ruby Hall

The Ruby Hall stands as the main event space at Common House. Whether you are hosting 20 or 300 guests, this open space is so versatile. I love the natural light paired with the historical architecture of the building. What a truly unique experience! High ceilings fitted with elaborate chandeliers overlook this venue space. Who's ready for a ceremony/reception here?

Reception hall at Common House wedding venue in Chattanooga
Industrial ceiling at indoor wedding venue with tiered chandeliers

Pennybacker Room

Now to the Pennybacker Room. If you are looking for something a bit more intimate and romantic, this is the space to be! Create your ceremony moment here in front of the fireplace and dramatic windows. Common House says the Pennybacker Room also is ideal for, "a post-wedding brunch, corporate off-sites, bridal showers, private dining, and cocktail parties". By day the venue area serves as a comfortable co-working space.

Outdoor Events & Garden

There are outside venue options also! The Garden and patio look out into the city of Chattanooga while you and your guests celebrate under the string lights. This space is ready for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.

Outdoor wedding reception at Common House venue in Chattanooga

Bar & Dining

Since Common House has onsite dining and a bar, this is a perk for your wedding! Common House says, "in-house catering, Sommelier-curated wines, full bar services, and a professional waitstaff" is available. This takes the pressure off of sourcing separate vendors for these planning aspects. Once booking your wedding, you can check up to four vendors off of your list! Love the venue's decor or furniture? They also offer a variety of modern pieces for your event.

Indoor bar at Common House wedding venue in Chattanooga

Staying at Common House

You can even stay onsite for your wedding in the bridal suite and guests rooms! No traveling to your wedding venue on the day of necessary with the Common House. While you are enjoying your stay, don't forget to take a swim at the pool! The pool is an Instagram-worthy space that nods to the original YMCA building.

Want to learn even more about planning a wedding at Common House Chattanooga? Shoot us an email or contact the Common House team! We would love to hear from you.

Looking for even more Tennessee Venue options? If you loved this venue, read about White Star Station next!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Wedding

July 26, 2021 - No Comments!

Indian Fusion Wedding at Under Canvas Zion

It only made sense that we returned to Under Canvas Zion for our first wedding of the year! Nothing like glamping and celebrating our clients to get back into wedding planning mode. This was another adventurous wedding weekend full of fun, good food, and breathtaking views.

Bride and Groom on elevated rock ledge at glamping wedding at Under Canvas Zion

We love when couples make their wedding truly personal like incorporating their culture into the day. Ready for all of the details from this Indian Fusion wedding at Under Canvas Zion? Keep Reading!

Welcome Party

To kick off the glamping weekend, guests arrived onsite to a welcome party. From onsite traditional henna to a Mexican food truck, this was such a great start to Simi and Ryan's celebration. Especially for outdoor experiences like this, we recommend that our clients gift their guests with welcome bags. These can include cute favors and essentials like sunscreen for the desert heat.

Glamping tents at Under Canvas Zion
Wooden welcome sign for Under Canvas Zion wedding in Utah
Plate of chicken street tacos, rice and refried beans for wedding welcome party food

Getting Ready

Simi and Ryan got ready for the day alongside their wedding party! This is an incredibly special time to spend with your bridesmaids and groomsmen before the festivities begin. By the way, if starting your wedding day glamping looking over the desert and enjoying a drink (or two) sounds like a dream, let's chat! We would love to bring your adventurous day to life.

Bridal Attire

Let's take a moment for this stunning bride's look. How beautiful is this bridal henna? Simi completed her look with head-to-toe gold accessories and a lush boho bouquet. Take a look at how her final style turned out.

Boho bridal bouquet with orange and neutral flowers and pampas grass

First Look

After getting ready for the day, Simi and Ryan shared a first look before the ceremony. Once your timeline for the day starts to pick up, you will be surrounded by others for the full day. For a moment alone, we recommend including a first look. Trust us, this won't take away from your big moment during the ceremony!

Ceremony

Now it's time for the ceremony. The views from the ceremony sites at Under Canvas locations are hard to beat. From Zion to the Smoky Mountains, we are always impressed. Fun fact: Simi and Ryan got to say "I do" twice! They shared a romantic beachside elopement months before their big day. How sweet is that?

Bride and groom at Under Canvas wedding ceremony holding hands up and cheering

Details

It is so important to make your guests feel involved throughout your wedding day. Simi and Ryan gathered notes from their guests as their guest book and featured polaroids of their loved ones on the table seating chart!

Notebook guest book with boho bouquet and gold pens

Wedding Party

Before couple's photos, it was time to capture the wedding party. We cleared off the ceremony spot for these photo opts!

Bride and groom smiling with wedding party at Under Canvas Zion wedding

Bridesmaids

If this isn't bride squad goals, we don't know what is. These dresses are now one of our favorite bridesmaids' looks! It can be exciting to explore other color palettes outside of classic neutrals. With the natural landscape in the background, these photos are incredible.

Bride and bridesmaids wearing traditional colorful Indian wedding attire
Bride smiling with bridesmaids twirling in colorful dresses

Groomsmen

The groomsmen looked extra dapper in their matching outfits. Tip from a wedding planner: ditch the suit jackets after the ceremony (or all together) for a chic non-traditional wedding style.

Groom and groomsmen wearing matching grey dress pants and white dress shirts.

Bride & Groom

Simi and Ryan went on an adventure for their couple's photos. This is often one of our clients' favorite memories on their wedding day. It can be such a blast to explore the desert or even hike to a mountain top for those photo moments!

Bride and groom walking holding hands with mountain view at Under Canvas Zion
Bride and groom holding hands on road at Under Canvas Zion in Utah

The Dancefloor

After couple's photos, it was time to party with guests! After enjoying a treat from the dessert bar, this group spent the rest of the night on the dance floor. Even the pups had a great time. What a wonderful way to start our wedding season here at 'Cause We Can Events!

Group of guests dancing on outdoor dancefloor at wedding
Bride holding dog at Under Canvas Zion wedding
Bride and groom dancing surrounded by guests at Under Canvas wedding
Planner ‘Cause We Can Events  // Photographer Nola Fontanez Photography // Bar Copa Bar Service // DJ Lex (after party DJ) // DJ Festival Sounds (Welcome Party DJ) // Florals Jocelyn’s Floral Design // Videographer Prestwich Films // Caterer Red Fort Cuisine // Entertainment/Henna Rupali Henna Art // Rentals Legacy Event Rentals // Rentals Taylor Made Events // Venue Under Canvas Zion // Dress Dreams Collections // Beauty Wild Cactus Weddings

Love this blog and want more wedding inspiration from Under Canvas Zion? Check out this edgy black and gold wedding next!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Wedding

July 19, 2021 - No Comments!

NEW Nashville Event Venue: Saint Elle

Even in the midst of wedding planning, I always make time to tour new venue spaces! Today I am sharing a look into a fresh new modern event venue in Nashville, Saint Elle! This indoor venue includes a modern industrial flare with plenty of natural light. Also, if you love houseplants and fresh green foliage you will love this space! Saint Elle brings the feeling of the outdoors inside. So, no matter the season, we think this is a wonderful place to celebrate.

Ready to learn more about this wedding venue option? Let's dive in!

Getting Ready Spaces

The future newlyweds need a special space to get ready for their big day! Saint Elle provides two onsite options for this.

The Suite

The suite is a bright and airy getting-ready room perfect for you and a small wedding party to start off the day. With a salon-style vanity area, this is such a dreamy space for hair and makeup! According to Saint Elle's website, The Suite also includes:

-Private restroom

-Wet bar outfitted with glassware, plateware, coffee maker, etc..

Green Room

If you and your partner are looking for a more edgy getting-ready space, consider the green room! This is another private suite for future newlyweds and their wedding party. If a larger group will be joining you before the day officially begins, this is the place to be. Even if you will not personally be utilizing this space, your wedding band can use this as an actual Green Room, of course! According to the venue's website this space includes:

-Pub table

-Lounge seating

-Barcart, glassware, mini fridge, wardrobe rack, full length mirror and bluetooth speaker.

Wedding Spaces

Onto the wedding ceremony and reception spaces. I love when there is more than one option available for these aspects of a wedding. It makes personalizing your big day and accomodating different guest counts so easy!

The Bow Truss

Right when you walk into this venue, you will see The Bow Truss. This is the ultimate reception space with an onsite bar available. At Saint Elle, you will work with their Bar Director for your curated drink experience. You might also choose to host your ceremony here. This is great for those that want to keep everything in one place!

The Conservatory

The Conservatory can be accessed adjacent to The Bow Truss. Use this area for your ceremony or as an extension of your reception. Hello, guest lounge and cocktail hour!

The Patio

Provide your guests with an outside extension of the venue on The Patio! You can create outdoor tables or lounge areas for guests to relax and step away from the dance floor. For intimate weddings, you might choose this spot as your ceremony space.

Kitchen & Amenities

This certainly isn't the most exciting part for most people about a venue tour. As a wedding planner, however, I am so excited about this catering kitchen! If you are planning a wedding here, the logistics just got easier. Saint Elle provides a spacious kitchen ont he main floor with: a double door commercial fridge, double basin commercial sink, dedicated power for steamers/warmers, coffee makers, etc.

Other sweet amenities listed on the venue website include:

-Event Office: your event planner can store any bins, personal belongings, etc so they are out of the way and ready for clean up after the wedding

-Onsite parking!

-Guest Bathrooms

Ok Nashville couples, who's ready to plan their wedding here with us? Schedule a time to chat with our team! We would love to bring your dream. day to life here. If you want to learn more about Saint Elle in the meantime, check out their website!

Looking for more Nashville venue options? Take a virtual tour of Alabaster Collective next!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Wedding

June 13, 2021 - No Comments!

The Best Ever Al Fresco Table Designs

Are you ready for the best ever Al Fresco table designs? We are back for another tablescape design contest! This one covers everything from backyard patio design to romantic picnic ideas! Welcome to the official blog for our latest tablescape design contest! I have once again teamed up with Au Petit Salon and just wait until you see these submissions.

As the weather warmed up, we couldn't miss this opportunity to get creative. Let's begin!

Best Al Fresco Table Designs of 2021

Here's how this will work. Below you will find all of the Al Fresco Tablescape design submissions. Each will have the Instagram handle of the designer next to the photo.

To cast your vote, you can:

  1. Comment with your favorite design's Instagram handle on THIS blog
  2. Comment with your favorite design's Instagram handle on Au Petit Salon's Blog
  3. Comment via Instagram DM over at Cause We Can Events
  4. Comment via Instagram DM over at Au Petit Salon Design

This means you can vote up to 4 times for your favorite tablescape!!

VOTING CLOSES 11:59 PM CT on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Ready? Here we go for the tablescape contest!

The Prizes

For the winner of this season's tablescape contest we have some outstanding prizes lined up:

  1. Board by @gresham_houze
  2. Pillow Cover by @mohrliving
  3. Terrain Twinkly Lights by @aupetitsalondesign
  4. Pinterest audit and 30 min strategy session with @gabbypinkerton
  5. 1 month unlimited at @chrysalisfitnessla

Now it's time to view the submissions!

Whimsical Secret Garden Al Fresco Tablescape by @aupetitsalondesign

This tablescape design by our very own co-host, Ginny with Au Petit Salon is an escape into a secret garden! The blooms from the trees directly translate onto the table from actual petals to the printed napkins. Even the cakes stand as a magical decor piece!

Backyard Glamping Al Fresco Tablescape by @kampnightco

This tablescape design brings in all of the fun of glamping to the backyard. Textural boho details in neutral tones decorate this tent escape. Look at that dream catcher!

Moody Cottagecore Wedding Al Fresco Tablescape by @thepopupbnb

This tablescape design proves that you can make cottagecore moody! For this wedding table idea, an intimate table is set up with dried florals, vintage glassware, and earth tones. Of course we can't forget about that geometrical arch!

Tropical Summer Backyard Patio Design Al Fresco Tablescape by @lorified

Just in time for the summer, this tablescape provides the ultimate tropical getaway. Bright pops of florals and natural foliage bring this design to life on a backyard patio. Mix matched pillows and patterned place settings are ready to greet guests to this table!

Brunch for Two Al Fresco Tablescape by @1of2tomats

How about a brunch for two? For this intimate tablescape, citrus and french pressed coffee serve as the cute table decor. How fun are the pops of red against the greenery background?

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Party Al Fresco Tablescape by @4_seasons_settings

We are always ready for a fiesta party! This tablescape is inspired by Cinco de Mayo. Traditional cultural Mexican colors and decor items make this table design so unique!

Playful Patterns Al Fresco Tablescape design by @kansasgirlvintage

This tablescape is not afraid of patterns! A cute vintage quilt acts as the tablecloth for this fun design. For the final touch, a lush floral centerpiece ties in the colorful palette for this table!

Romantic Charcuterie Picnic Al Fresco Tablescape by @discoballoclock

Who doesn't love charcuterie? We can already image a romantic picnic date with this tablescape design. How delish!

Modern Chic Dinner Party Al fresco Tablescape by @luckymathilde1223

This tablescape is ready for a dinner party. Crisp lines and minimalistic decor create a modern design at this outdoor escape under a tree. How chic!

Boho Dinner Under the Lights by @causewecanevents

For our very own tablescape design, we were inspired by lighting. Some boho pillows and place settings under the string lights created this design. We completed the look with some romantic candles!

For more tablescape inspiration, check out this bachelorette weekend table design next!

Published by: Gabrielle Norton in Lifestyle