A bit about Cassie & Robert’s meeting and proposal, more photos and some advice from the couple below…
How did you meet?
We met through a mutual friend (and groomsman). Cassie thought Robert had awesome glasses and a cute accent but that he might be too grumpy. We went to a party the night we met, drank lots of whiskey (Robert is Scottish, after all) and almost set fire to the kitchen we were chatting in. (Long story.)
Who proposed and how?
Robert proposed while we were watching Jeopardy and drinking red wine on our couch after Cassie had just completed a super stressful assignment for school. It was a COMPLETE surprise, Robert had previously been very clear about not wanting to ever get married, so Cassie saw the ring and the first thing she said was “What is that??” Eventually the shock gave way to extreme happiness, of course.
How did you choose your venue?
We toured 5 venues in the Wilmington area (so we’d be close to Cassie’s grandma) and both had a gut reaction to Brantwyn, which was the last place we looked and definitely not our first choice on paper. We were so happy we went to see it in person, we both really knew right away.
What was your favorite part of planning your wedding?
We really loved working together towards a common goal. Robert made an incredibly detailed spreadsheet early on in the process and it made it easy for us to cooperate and communicate about all the details. Cassie was in charge of falling in love with things on Pinterest and vetoing a wedding drone.
What was the most challenging part of planning your wedding?
Cassie is in law school and Robert works full time—there never seemed to be enough time in the day! And by the time we got close to the wedding, for each thing we crossed off our to-do list it seemed like 3 things we hadn’t even considered had to be added.
Do you have any advice for other couples who are planning their weddings?
Google Drive is your friend—the spreadsheet is key. Make a budget but know that sometimes you’re going to blow it. Trust your gut—every decision we made based on an emotional reaction was one we’d definitely do the same way again. We found that being organized, chipping away at it piece by piece, and deferring to each other when one had a stronger opinion than the other (which definitely worked both ways for us) kept us from fighting too much about it, even as we got stressed in the days leading up to the wedding. Also, do a wedding hashtag–it was so fun to see photos right away on Instagram and Facebook and easy to look at them all in one place with the hashtag!
Check back tomorrow for our final blog installment and some gorgeous portraits of Cassie & Robert and their wedding party!
Hotel venue: Hotel DuPont – Wilmington, Delaware
Hair & make up: Gloss Salon – Wilmington, Delaware
Dress: Tara Keely / Kleinfeld Bridal
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Kilt: 21st Century Kilts
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Dessy
Ceremony & reception venue: Brantwyn Estate – Wilmington, Delaware
Caterer: DuPont Country Club – Wilmington, Delaware
Cake: DuPont Country Club – Wilmington, Delaware
Flowers: Flowers by Yukie – Wilmington, Delaware
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Officiant: RK Walker
Wedding coordinator: Karie at Simply Perfect Weddings – Middletown, Delaware
Brantwyn Estate Wedding Photographer – Leslie Barbaro