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October 2016 Archive

Vendor Spotlight: LMA Designs


Happy October, everyone!

This week we have a wonderful vendor spotlight to bring to you! We are focusing on Lauren Marie Atkinson of LMA Designs. Get to know Lauren and her work in this blog! You won’t want to miss it!

About LMA Designs:

lma design is a small floral design company with a huge heart and big vision for expressing your love and feelings through the design of flowers.

A northern girl relocated to the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, I am committed to providing stunning flowers in every shape and size for each of life’s special occasions. Every couple has a unique story with unique elements that describe them. Flowers and details can help enhance any environment to express your story. I strive to build relationships with each client to learn more than just the basics of their lives so that we can turn a detail into a design.

I have been obsessed with flowers for as long as I can remember. With over 12 years of floral knowledge and 6 years in the floral event design industry, I have been able to combine my passion with my career and have met hundreds of incredible couples near and far.

I want to make a difference and I am convinced that flowers can help.

[ps] the lma design floral assistant is our very curious and very furry labradoodle, Ellie.




Get to know Lauren:

1. What is your favorite vacation spot? — I will gladly take any beach,  any day- My favorite piece of heaven is Turks and Caicos!

2. Favorite Nashville hangout? —  If I cannot be found at the studio with my sweet and furry labradoodle sidekick, Ellie; I will most likely be found at On The End Crossfit working out or working with Gigi’s playhouse Friends, Fun and Fitness program training young adults with Down Syndrome.

3. What is your favorite sport? — Football!

4. What makes you stand out? — Our relationship with our clients is extremely important to us.  We love to develop more than just a vendor-client relationship and create a friendship that can extend past your wedding or event!

5. What does your ideal day look like? — An ideal day at LMA always starts with coffee! Then off to the studio. Ellie comes along to our design studio most days to greet clients, keep morale up on long days and lay on the sofa in her spare time.  Depending on the day and the weeks events, I will answer emails and work on updating proposals and meeting with clients and begin prep and designing. I always end the day with a good workout at the gym.

What LMA Designs Offers:

Custom floral design proposal bringing each client’s vision for their event to life


What Others Are Saying:

Lauren Marie Atkinson Designs is AMAZING. The flowers that she did for my wedding reception looked like it was from a magazine. She is very talented and worth every penny. She did an amazing job customizing arrangements.”

“Oh my goodness the bouquets and boutonnieres Lauren designed for us were beautiful. We were on a tight budget, and Lauren was flexible about only creating our bouquets and boutonnieres (my bridesmaids and I did all the flowers for the reception). Her designs were gorgeous. All of us couldn’t stop staring at them and raving about them! I’m going to preserve my bridal bouquet — it was perfect.”

“Lauren did a BEAUTIFUL job with our flowers at our wedding this past weekend at Belle Meade Plantation. From the beginning she was willing to work within our budget. She was wonderful with helping me to refine the look we wanted–natural but elegant. The centerpieces and decor were exactly what I wanted. She added things like candles, airy greenery all around, greenery and flowers on cakes, little sprigs on the plates, etc. to make the decor truly come to life. We freaked out over how gorgeous the head table was especially, with the garland and roses weaved in it with gold pillar candles. I was thrilled with the bouquets and boutonnieres. I am convinced Lauren can do anything! Everyone was so impressed with how beautiful it looked. Just stunning. She was also professional, easy to worth with, and extremely friendly. I’d hire her again in a heartbeat.”


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Kristyn Hogan Photography at Historic Cedarwood



I am absolutely head over heels for this photo! Not only does this couple look beyond magically in love, but the scenery here is breath taking. Kristyn Hogan Photography did such an incredible job.

There can only be a handful of times in your life that you have to prepare in such detail as your wedding day. You take months if not years, to plan this special, commemorative event for it to last less than 24 hours.  With that being said, you’ll want everything for your wedding day to be perfect. Finding the right photographer for this job can be mind blowing. You’ll want one that fits your style, budget, personality and availability. Not to mention, one that captures your wedding, details, and sweet intimate moments flawlessly.

The scenery in this lovely photo is of one of our preferred venues, Historic Cedarwood. This is such a lovely and helpful venue for any style wedding, and we highly encourage you to read about it in our venue spotlight.

Here at StudioWed, we aim to help you find the perfect vendors. We have a wide range of professional wedding photographers to choose from and we would love to help you! If you’re still on the hunt for a wedding photographer, or any wedding vendor/venue for that matter, please contact us today. We would l-o-v-e to hear from you and to help make your day as perfect and flawless as ever.

Photo of the Week : Justin Wright Photography


We are loving this engagement photo by Justin Wright of Justin Wright Photography! It’s so romantic and so ‘Nashville’. We are in love with his work!

For more info on Justin Wright Photography:

Venue Spotlight: Cj’s Off The Square

Located in the heart of historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee, CJ’s Off the Square is an outdoor event venue specializing in garden weddings and rehearsal dinners. The property includes a historic home, event pavilion, and garden, which accommodates up to 135 guests (April – November). During the winter, (mid-December through mid-March) the charming house, which was built in 1911 and is on the National Register of Historic Places, welcomes small groups of up to 40 guests for intimate weddings, holiday and family parties, showers and other celebrations.


CJ’s Off the Square offers several event packages for any type of celebration, including weddings & receptions, rehearsal dinners, and private parties.  With a full-service planning staff ready to help you with every detail, each event package includes the basics with lots of flexibility to customize the décor, food and set-up.  Their standard wedding package includes:

– Exclusive use of the entire property during your event

– An experienced wedding planner to help you with every detail and professionally coordinate your day

– All tables, linens and chairs (in a choice of standard colors)

– Complimentary valet parking for your guests

– Professional DJ service

– Romantic string lighting in the garden and votive candles for guest tables

– Set up, clean up and management of event services


Additional amenities and services for specific event packages are detailed on their website and many couples take advantage of their Premier Planning and Design Upgrade– a great value, this upgrade is for couples looking for an all-inclusive, detail rich, designer wedding.  Note that some services including food and beverage must be purchased through the venue’s exclusive provider, but for a busy or destination bride, this can make planning more streamlined and less stressful.  CJ’s Off the Square also offers special packages for intimate weddings of 25 guests or less as well as elopements in their beautiful gardens.


To see if CJ’s Off The Square is the right venue for you or for more information, visit their website at