Cassie and Christian

Wayne, Nebraska



Photography | Andrea Marie | @theandreamariephotography

Photography (Second Shooter) | Lane Hickenbottom

Venue | The Beaumont Event and Concert Hall | @beaumont.and.birch

Floral Designer | The Village Flower Shoppe @villageflowershoppe

Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie @iheartazazie

Makeup Artist | Shayna Cepel

Groomsmen Attire | JCPenney | @jcpenney

The inspiration for this wedding was love and country chic. Lots of sentimental touches include the bride using the dress her mother wore down the aisle, by taking it to a local seamstress and redesigning it with a modern flair. It was styled using lots of lace and ruffles, with a beautiful lace overlay button-up cover over the bodice. This allowed for two different looks, by removing the lace overlay before the reception. Another sentimental touch was the additional personal vows both the groom and bride read to each other during the ceremony. The bride and groom are very family-focused, so they included their parents in the prayer up at the altar as a joining of both families. The most memorable and sentimental touch was the white dove release, which traditionally represents both the groom and bride as beginning their new life together without any regrets of the past. Additionally, having a dove release at a wedding symbolizes two lives coming together and working for their happiness together in life. This theme of their adventure in a new life together was thought about throughout. Very classic and simple, many details were kept elegant with the thought that less is more. An underlying theme of their new adventure in life as husband and wife can be seen in the “guest globe” on the guest table, (to be signed as guests come in), to the cake with the gold leaf, resembling the idea of the globe and emphasized with a topper stating, “the adventure begins here.” Even though the wedding was immaculately planned and beautifully detailed, the most important part to the bride and groom was the sentiment behind them pledging their lives together. They both recognized the covenant they were entering into and beginning their new life’s adventure with the help of dear friends, beloved family, and their bond with God.

Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?

The inspiration was love. The specific theme was country chic. Our colors were ivory, mauve, blush and olive green.


Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception?

We wanted to keep a simple decor and open layout so we could interact well with the guests. All the decor was put together by the bride.


What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?

We wanted light colors and simple arrangements. We used traditional bouquets and boutonnieres.


Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?

We tried to keep a fun and entertaining atmosphere for the guests. Including a photo booth, popcorn bar, candy bar, and donuts in addition to the traditional cake and meal.


Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.

I wore my mother’s wedding dress she wore 35 years ago when she married my father. I was tremendously fortunate to find a wonderfully talented friend in our local town. She transformed the gown to the dress of my dreams.


How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.

We met through friends. The proposal came during the holiday season.


What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?

The doves we released during our ceremony was among one of the most popular features of the wedding. Prior to the release, we anticipated a number of things that could have gone wrong (i.e., biting, scratching, flying into or leaving a deposit on someone), but everything went better than we could have expected.


Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?

Enjoy every moment of the engagement.