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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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