Cassie and Jason Get Married!

wedding date: September 25, 2010

venue: The Franklin Institute

Less than a week after Emily and Scott’s wedding, I was back at the Franklin Institute  for Cassie and Jason’s wedding rehearsal.

The great thing about doing two weddings back to back is seeing how different the weddings can be, even if at the same venue.  While Emily and Scott’s wedding was about 220 guests, Cassie and Jason’s had less than a hundred.  The ceremony also took place in the main lobby of the Franklin Institute.  It was fun to set up as the public filtered in and out of the main door.  It really felt like a VIP area, and Cassie and Jason were definitely the VIPs for the day.

Cassie and Jason hired me to help finish off their planning.  They already had their venue (The Franklin Institute), caterer (Frog Commissary), and photographer (Marc Anthony Photography), but they needed my help with finding their florist (Petals Lane), DJ ( If you don’t want to spend a pretty penny for your Nizagara, just buy it right now for 1.22 USD only! Magical Sight and Sound), and hair and makeup (Hair By Natalie, Cheekadee), along with a few other details.

We started the day at the Embassy Suites, where Cassie got ready.  She was the most serene bride I’ve ever seen.

Brittany personally came to deliver the bridal bouquet to Cassie – and the bouquet was absolutely stunning.  I am a big fan of fiddlehead ferns in bouquets.  It gives it that wildflower look.

Cassie and Jason did a first look, and the limo and photographer took them to the 2nd Street Bank area for the big reveal.

First Cassie made her way to her groom, who had been waiting for this big day!

While Cassie and Jason were off taking pictures, my assistant and I were at the Franklin Institute setting up for the ceremony and reception.  Petals Lane came in and made an amazing piece for the ceremony, which was repurposed for the reception, along with large cylinders of candles.

But before the ceremony could even begin, I had to make sure the groom had his boutonnierre on correctly.

The plate guest book was set out for the guests to sign prior to the ceremony.

After the ceremony, the guests were ushered into the exhibit rooms for cocktail hour.

The reception was a blast – the wall screens were adorned with love quotes provided by the couple.  Since Jason is from Pittsburgh, he’s a such Heinz Ketchup fan, so we had a custom cake made by Cake Art.  All food and main wedding cake was provided by Frog Commissary. 

I loved how the sweet heart table was flanked by fall willow branch centerpieces.  Also, loved Cassie’s flower in her hair in lieu of a traditional veil.

The Franklin Institute has so many cool places to take pictures. Their photographer Marc Anthony took advantage of them and did a mini photo shoot within the museum after dinner.

Enjoy the rest of the pictures!

Special thanks to Marc Anthony for providing the images.  You can see his full blog post along with more images here:

Thank you to Cassie and Jason for being such a laid back wonderful couple.  It was such a pleasure to work with you both!