the love story told by Cassie
We met October 29th, 2016 at Levis Commons in Perrysburg, OH. It was a blind date, set up by our friends Emma and Brandyn. The funny thing about our blind date, was that Emma had been telling me about Jared long before the break-up with my previous boyfriend. (Somehow she knew!) After that first date, we have been inseparable since. We came into the relationship with the idea that we really didn't want to deal with anymore heartache. Jared is the kindest, sweetest, cutest, hardworking guy I have ever had the pleasure to know (besides my dad), let alone get to be with. We really compliment each others personalities well, as if God made us both with the other in mind. Although some may not believe it, we have never fought with each other and so far the ship has been smooth sailing.
I would describe Cassie + Jared's wedding as romatic and vintage. Oh. my. goodness. friends, Black Bird Farm was perfect for their day! This venue has been on my radar for awhile but I haven't been lucky enough to have a wedding out there till now. I swear this venue was made for Cassie.
The ladies took over the upper floor of the perfectly decorated farm house as they prepped for the day. Cassie wore a beautiful light and flowy sleeveless gown with blush undertones. Her hair was intricately swept into a gorgeous full braid, and topped with a fingertip veil with beautiful beaded trim. She wore rose gold heels, simple drop earrings, a vintage style pearl necklace, and her grandmothers ring. Speaking of rings....can we talk about Cassie's...oh my goodness I am in LOVE!!! Her ring is so unique and fits her in every way. Even Cassie's garter fit the romantic-vintage feel of the day with the off-white lace and the sweet blue button sewn on the top. Cassie's look was completed with a gorgeous cream and green bouquet with succulent accents.
Jared and the boys used a room on the main floor for their prep. Jared wore a white shirt, cream tie and vest, blue velvet jacket, some ridiculously cool brown shoes, and a white fedora.
Wedding days don't always go as planned...but as long as the outcome is the same that is all that matters right?? Thankfully in this situation it wasn't a huge deal thanks to the awesome Black Bird Farm staff who quickly transitioned the spaces. The weather looked beautiful from inside, but once you stepped out, you realized quickly it was very windy and a bit on the chilly side. To save their guests from the chill and wind the couple made a last minute decision to move their intimate ceremony inside the barn.
mr + mrs
After the ceremony guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the barn, complete with hot coffee and cider for guests to warm up with! The theme was rustic fall. City BBQ catered the scrumptous meal of salad, corn pudding, green beans, turkey, pulled pork and melt in your mouth brisket and Sara's sweets knocked it out of the park with her delicious cupcakes. After the first dances everyone settled into the anniversary dance where Cassie got a beautiful surprise visit from her brother!