• In Good Co. | Venue Owner Leigh Watson

    April 14th, 2015

    We have the privilege of getting to walk alongside some inspiring, growing, and dynamic creatives as we navigate the small biz world as creators ourselves. In our new blog column, In Good Co., we want to feature some of these artists and share a little of the story behind their craft, how they create their work, and what makes them tick as artists.

    Today we are showing you a little behind the scenes look with Leigh Watson – the creative lady who (along with 2 best friends) renovated, redesigned, and opened an event space in Nashville called The Cordelle. You may recognize this venue as the gorgeous backdrop of a past EOH post on our Night of Fun + Fashion or from the many beautiful weddings hosted and seen on blogs and Insta everywhere! We can’t say enough about the talented trio that dreamed up (& now runs!) The Cordelle, but we will let Leigh speak for their team…What’s your story?

    The owners of The Cordelle are 3 long-time friends who shared a vision of returning to the south (after years of travel and exploration) to be closer to their families and their roots. We are all creatives, two musicians and a filmmaker, who chose to refocus our inspirations and create our idea of the perfect event venue.What’s your craft?

    The idea sprang from one of the partners looking for a wedding venue in downtown Nashville, with little to no availability and bookings at most venues over a year out we saw a true need for more event spaces in town. We are inspired everyday when sharing our story with clients who appreciate our style and design choices, but The Cordelle is really meant to be a stage for our clients own personalized creativity.Where do you find inspiration?

    Travel and the arts! We are all seasoned travelers and trips at home and abroad always create a major rush of inspiration and new ideas. It is truly rewarding bringing art, fashion, and music back home to share with friends and family. Since our opening in Nashville, we have been inspired by our creative peers and craftsman here in the south. Holler Design and Good Wood Nashville are a few of the talented folks who helped us make The Cordelle a truly unique event space. They have really inspired us with their creativity and passion for their craft!!What’s your very favorite piece from the EOH paper line?

    EOH has worked with us on several projects to date, but personally I love the “VARIETY PACK”! I’m always in need of a perfect “Thank You” or “Birthday” card and having a variety pack on hand means I’m always prepared! P.S. Fun Fact- Leigh had her very own wedding at The Cordelle…See photos from her big day on the Green Wedding Shoes blog!Thank you for sharing the story behind your dream, Leigh! We’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with The Cordelle team for multiple events & they come highly recommended by EOH!! To learn more & see additional photos of their stunning venue, visit their site here!

    (All photos courtesy of The Cordelle)