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Real Wedding Wednesday: Cassandra & Allen

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On a warm day in May, Cassandra and Allen were married at the Historic Riverview on the James. The romantic, vintage styled details of the day plus the overwhelmingly adorable smiles that the bride and groom shared made this a must-share wedding for me!

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Cassandra said she met Allen when they were working together 11 years ago in college. They took lunch breaks together and when Valentine’s Day rolled around, Allen made his move with a giant teddy bear and chocolate. Good move, Allen 😉 .

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Doesn’t her smile just light up your day?! Cassandra chose a strapless ballroom gown and added a beaded belt and flowing veil to complete her perfect bridal #ootd.

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Allen also looked pretty darn sharp. He rocked a grey suit. I love the dark grey detail on the lapel and pockets.

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You can surely tell he and his groomsmen like to have a good time! Such a cute pic of them! Very GQ.

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The bridesmaids wore mint (my fav) one-shoulder gowns and carried bouquets of peach flowers to match Cassandra’s romantic vision.

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The ceremony began with these two cuties.

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And although they were a tough act to follow, Cassandra stunned as she walked down the aisle. Her smile is unforgettable!

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With the James River in the background, they became man and wife! What a beautiful scene!

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Now for my favorite part: the couples portraits. Tears are welling up in my eyes right now! So cute. So happy.

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And THIS! Speechless…

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I just love them so much!

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One more, ’cause I really also love their alter.

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The party continued under this beautiful tent.

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They had cake…

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They danced…

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AND THEN! Cassandra stunned again by making an outfit change for her bouquet toss and exit. Ummm…where can I get that dress?!

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Look at the back!

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Those smiles get me again. Congrats Cassandra and Allen!

From the Bride:

What was your favorite detail from the day? “My two favorite details of my day were the surprises from my parents. My wedding planner wanted me to see the tent prior to everyones arrival. As I entered my mom had gotten chandeliers and peach draping in the tent. My second favorite detail  was my harp player!!! It added a classic and beautiful touch with the ceremony.”
What advice would you give to a bride to be? “My advice to a bride to be is that a lot people are going to give you advice on what to do but you will only be truly happy if it is what you want to do. So listen to your heart and make sure it reflects you as a couple. Also, make sure you really like your vendors! It makes it easy in the end. My husband laughs all the time but when it comes to pictures, he always has a serious face. My wedding pictures captured his true sense of humor and I thank my photographer for that!”
Venue: Historic Riverview on the James
Wedding Planner: Sarah Proctor
Florals: Wanda Brockman, Fox Grape Designs
Hair: Body Works Day Spa
Draping/rentals: Melanie Woods, Happily Ever After Event Rentals
Videography: Carlton Harris
Catering: Charley’s
Cake: Selena Mayo
Photo Booth: Sanders Family Photobooth
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The author: Tilley Hanson

Tilley is the life and style blogger behind TilleysThreads.com. Recently married, she found a love for all things wedding related! The little details from a big day are her favorite and she loves to share advice to help every bride in her journey of becoming a “Mrs.”! Tilley’s life motto is the same as her blood type: B+. Follow along to see more of her fun and sassy posts on things that make us swoon!

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