As we sat in Caribou Coffee getting to know Rob & Cassandra (Cassie), and hearing the vision that they had for their wedding day, we couldn't help but absolutely fall in love with them! They were so easy to talk to, and we were  excited to hear they were planning a Wabasha Caves Autumn wedding.  We also found out that Rob is an avid John Lennon fan, so wanted to add some of his lyric quotes in their wedding blog, as a celebration of this truly loving couple.


Oh my love for the first time in my life
My eyes are wide open
Oh my lover for the first time in my life
My eyes can see . . .
— John Lennon

THE BRIDE

Cassie's gorgeous wedding dress is a full-length fitted modified Mermaid/A-Line style, with a beautiful open back, and sweetheart neckline; accessorized with an elegant jeweled backdrop necklace. Both purchased at The Wedding Shoppe, on Grand Avenue, St. Paul.  Hair is by Patty Crawford, and earrings/hair-brooch by Che Bella, on Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis. Makeup by Chia Xyooj of Sephora. 


THE BRIDAL BOUQUET

She chose an absolutely beautiful, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bridal bouquet from Brooch Brilliance, which can be handed down from generation to generation.


FATHER/DAUGHTER FIRST LOOK

An added bonus was that Cassie and her Father decided to have a Father/Daughter First Look, added into their wedding day timeline.  This is a wonderful option for our brides, if you don't plan on seeing your groom before the ceremony, and one that truly provides a priceless private moment together.


THE GROOM & HIS GROOMSMEN

Rob's suit is from Macy's & his Groomsmen's attire is from Savvi Formalwear.


BRIDE & GROOM FIRST LOOK & FORMALS

Rob & Cassie's First Look, formal, and bridal party pictures were held at Indian Mounds Park, which gives a sweeping overlook of downtown St. Paul skyline.

I see the wind, oh I see the trees
Everything is clear in my heart
I see the clouds, oh I see the sky
Everything is clear in our world . . .
— John Lennon
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Oh my love for the first time in my life
My mind is wide open
Oh my lover for the first time in my life
My mind can feel . . .
— John Lennon

On to the 2nd formals location, and this time it is just the Bride and Groom alone, at Mears Park - near one of their favorite Hang-out spots, the Bulldog Lowertown. where the Bridal party took a break from formal photos.

I feel sorrow, oh I feel dreams
Everything is clear in my heart
I feel life, oh I feel love
Everything is clear in our world
— Oh My Love, by John Lennon

THE CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE

The Wabasha Street Caves is a uniquely 150 year old historical venue, filled with an enchanting atmosphere like no other.  Within it's sandstone labyrinth of caverns, lay legendary tales of Mobster activity, as well as ghost-sightings. After the beautiful ceremony, wedding guests were given the option of touring the caves, with a hostess (pictured below) that brought the tour to life.


THE RINGS


The Decor

Each table was beautifully and artfully decorated with vintage pieces hand-chosen by the Bride and her mother, from various Twin Cities thrift shops and family heirlooms.


Catering

Rob & Cassie utilized the entire space within the bar area of the caves, by placing thematic tables of their favorites foods around the perimeter, including a nacho bar, slider bar, freshly made quesadilla bar (with chef), and plenty of other delicacies. Their Catering Company of choice was Prom Catering. Another unique area was set up specifically for their wedding pies.  Instead of a traditional cake, the Bride and Groom chose hand-made pies from Sara's Tipsy Pies.  


Rob and Cassie ended the evening with a live band, and dancing the night away, with family & friends, in this unique and mysterious place called The Wabasha Caves, where intrigue and love surround.


To know, know, know her
is to love, love, love her
ev’ryone said there’ll come a day
when i, i walk along side of her.
Yeah! Just to know, know, know her
is to love, love, love her.
You know that i do,
you know that i do,
yeah, i do, oh, i do.
— John Lennon

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