Gorgeous bride Cassidi loved the idea of having a barn reception when it came to her big day, but also wanted to have an outdoors ceremony. Once they came across the Texan venue UNDER THE OAKS they knew it offered them everything they needed… and what’s more a stunning big oak tree to say their “I do’s” under! With an elegant look to the entire day, the one thing Cassidi didn’t want to go without was a chandelier – and she ended up with five throughout the decor so that box was well and truly ticked. Thanks to BETHANY ERIN PHOTOGRAPHY for her gorgeous images of the day!
HOW DID YOU MEET? I met Noah’s sister when I was in high school, just a few days after we met she just knew Noah and I would be perfect for one another. It wasn’t until we were in college that Noah and I connected. With his sister’s help we both signed up for a 5k run and after that day, I knew he was the one. At the time, I was also babysitting his niece on my days off from college. At three years old she knew what was good for us too. She would always tell me that I needed to date her Uncle Noah. Since then we have been blessed to grow and love each other more and more every day!
TELL US ABOUT THE PROPOSAL: Up until the wedding, the day Noah asked me to marry him, was the best day of my life! I was having a long day at work (longer than normal) so after many calls from Noah wondering when I was going to be at his house you would think I would be suspicious but I had no idea what was coming. I walked into the door of his house (our future home together) with a candlelit walkway, full of rose petals leading me to him. Along with that, the house was filled with pictures of us from the four years we had been together. It was absolutely breathtaking. As I followed the rose petals and candles I became overwhelmed with emotions. It was an indescribable feeling. Then I saw him, the love of my life, down on one knee asking me to be his forever.
TELL US ABOUT FINDING YOUR WEDDING DRESS: Ever since I was a little girl, I had dreamed about the day that I would find my perfect, dream dress. Although I knew it would be great, I never imagined the emotions or feelings I would feel when trying on my dress. As soon as we walked into The Blushing Bride Boutique in Frisco, Texas, I had no doubt that this would be the place I would say yes to the dress at! It was beautiful and the dresses were even more beautiful. Getting to look among the dresses and pick out all of favorite ones was a dream. I already had my eye on one that I had seen on their website so of course I had to try it on first. It was incredible, I could not stop smiling the whole time I had it on and neither could my family. I tried on all of the other gowns because they were all too beautiful not to try but none of them made me feel the way my dream dress did. I put it on one more time to make sure and fell in love with it even more. I laughed, I cried, the whole nine yards. It was a perfect day!
DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS: For my flowers I wanted white, cream or blush roses and a lot of greenery. I wanted it to be a mix of elegance with a whimsical touch. We ended up doing mostly white roses with a few light pink garden roses. They turned out perfect and exactly what I wanted!
FAVOURITE DETAIL OF THE DAY: Noah and I decided to do the “first look” and I am so glad we did because it was my favorite part of the day. Of course everything was incredible but getting to see each other without the extra nerves was amazing. It made the ceremony and walking down to aisle to him just that much sweeter.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE OUT TO A COUPLE PLANNING THEIR WEDDING? Enjoy every single minute of it! The stress that comes with planning a wedding is what I like to call “fun stress”, yes it’s stressful but at the same time you’re having the time of your life. Looking back there’s nothing but good, warm feelings about everything that comes along with it. The main thing and the best thing you remember is seeing the face of your best friend and love of your life saying “I do” to you forever.
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT? Our wedding day was the best day of my life so to say one specific memorable moment is impossible. There are several moments that pop into my head when I think about it. Seeing Noah for the first time on that day of course was incredible but so was walking down the aisle to him, dancing with him for our first dance, running hand-in-hand through confetti thrown by all of our favorite people and just little moments throughout the day that we got to spend with each other. I wouldn’t trade that day for anything in the world.