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Real Wedding | Cassie + Justin

Tell us a little about yourselves!

Justin and I are designers living in Austin, Texas. We first met each other at university where we worked on a project together but we didn’t start dating until a year later. Ever since then we’ve spent practically every day together.

Why did you decide to get married where you did?

As Catholics, we knew we would get married in a church but chose St. Mary’s Cathedral because of the gothic architecture, dark wood, and beautiful stained glass. It is one of the few historic churches in Texas that has more 15th century characteristics but doesn’t feel grandiose.

How many guests did you have?

We had about 150 guests attend.

What was your budget?

We are incredibly thankful to Justin’s parents who supported us and allowed us to stretch our budget. We did as much as we could ourselves, such as the stationary, sourcing vendors, and designing the style and concept for the wedding, which saved us a little bit.

Tell us about your outfits.

For the ceremony, I wore the Ines Gown by Kamperett with wool Bottle Shoulders by Lauren Manoogian and Martiniano glove shoes. My veil was designed and made by House of Deane. I wanted to lean on the more understated side for the ceremony. At the reception, I added the Anemoia Gown by Kamperett to match the sheer piña fabric of Justin’s Barong and add more movement to my dress. I swapped my flats for Maison Margiela Tabi Boots.

Being Filipino-Chinese, Justin’s family sourced a custom traditional Filipino Barong with a Chinese collar from the Philippines. His wool trousers were by Magliano and Derby oxblood oxfords by Common Projects.

What was the most important aspect for you, in terms of planning your wedding?

As designers, we kind of took this as an opportunity to play with event design. We were really intentional about carrying through the belief that God is at the center of our marriage. Even though we had a vision for what we wanted, we were more particular about the vendors and collaborators we chose and trusted them to translate that vision into reality.

Were there any elements that were important for you to incorporate?

We were primarily inspired by the image of the monstrance. This was carried out more literally in my engagement ring but the larger idea of what the monstrance represents influenced every decision. In the florals, we really wanted to play with candles and wax in reference to votive candles. This visual of melted wax was mirrored by hanging amaranthus which Courtlynn from Lovelily Flowers executed beautifully. Overall, we wanted to have a balance of intricate ethereal touches and understated.

Any tips for couples getting married?

I’d prioritize finding the right vendors over being concerned with everything being exactly how you imagined. Part of the fun was getting to see everyone do what they do best. This also took a lot of the stress off of our shoulders.

Are there any vendors that you would like to tell us a little more about?

Honestly all of our vendors were amazing and working with them was an absolute joy. Everyone was so kind and open to what we wanted to do that I have to mention each of them.

Maggie from Eleven Roses Events rolled with our vision and was on top of everything at all times. 

Our photographer, Amanda Noel, took the most beautiful engagement and wedding photos. We especially loved the film images. She did an incredible job at capturing candid moments. 

Courtlynn of Lovelily Flowers is a gem. She was able to take our inspiration imagery and translate it into something even better. We couldn’t have imagined it any other way.

As for music, The Live Oak Trio was one of the best decisions we could have made. One of our favorite moments of the wedding was eating our dinner and listening to them play. They even did custom arrangements of Godspeed by James Blake for our first dance and Bound by The Ponderosa Twins for the following dance. Cory from Dart Collective did a great job at playing some our “eclectic” preferences while reading the crowd and making sure everyone had a good time.

Contigo Catering over delivered. The service was amazing and the food even better. We are so glad we chose to do family style and everyone got to enjoy every dish.

Photographer: Amanda Noel | Planning: Eleven Roses Events @elevenrosesevents & Cassie | Styling: Cassie | Flora: Lovelily Flowers | Ceremony Location: St. Mary’s Cathedral, Austin, TX | Reception Location: Wish Well House, Georgetown, TX @wishwellhouse | Celebrant: Fr. John Henao | Rentals: Table Manners @tablemannerstx | HMU: by the Bride | Catering, Beverages + Cake: Contigo Catering @contigocatering | Stationery: by Cassie | Entertainment: Jazz Sextet Live Oak Trio & DJ Dart Collective @dartcollective | Ceremony Dress: Kamperett Ines Gown @kamperett with Lauren Manoogian @laurenmanoogian Bottle Shoulders | Reception Dress: Kamperett Anemoia Gown @kamperett | Veil: House of Deane @misshouseofdean | Suit: Magliano Wool Trousers, Custom Barong from Philippines | Engagement Ring: Eliza Page Diamond Termina Ring by Sofia Zakia @elizapagejewelry | Wedding Rings: Faris Aero Ring @farisjewelry | Shoes: Martiniano Glove Marble @martinianoshoes, Maison Margiela @maisonmargiela Tabi Ankle Boots White, Common Projects Derby Oxblood @commonprojects


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