It’s only appropriate for Cassie + Ryan, both actors, to have an old Hollywood themed wedding. (How perfectly 1940’s is the photo of Cassie sipping on a soda? Adorable.) The bride’s sleek Amsale dress made her feel like Audrey Hepburn as she walked down the aisle and said her “I Do’s” to Ryan. The orchids and hydrangeas, courtesy of Ilex for Flowers, that hung from the guests’ chairs and were draped along the stone wall were the couple’s favorite detail of the wedding and hinted at the floral gorgeousness to come at the reception. Big thanks to Amelia Strauss for sharing! Don’t forget to come back for Part II.
How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. I was walking across the street at a crosswalk in Los Angeles, when a Suburban ran a red light and nearly hit me. I yelled at the SUV “It’s alright, I’m just walking here!” Ryan was walking ahead of me, had made it to the sidewalk and laughed at what I said. I apologized, and he was impressed that I nearly had a run in with death and I had made light of it. We began walking together and were somehow headed the same direction. It turned out that our cars were parked next to each other and were the same color blue. We continued to talk for two hours by our cars. Ryan admits he was too afraid to ask for my phone number, so he asked me to write my name on a $10 bill. I wrote “Cassie Yeager is a…” right next to the 10. He still has that ten-dollar bill.
Describe the proposal. I was still in school at the time. Ryan had asked me earlier if I would go to dinner with him when I was done with class. At eleven that night, he was waiting outside the school for me. I was starving and he asked me to go for a walk with him. Reluctantly, I agreed. We held hands and his hands were sweating (which never happens). All the restaurants were to the right of the school, but when we turned out of the school, he suggested we go left. As we walked, we came upon the crosswalk where we first met. He said, “Remember how we met, how you made light of such a frightening situation?” I giggled. Then he stopped at the corner and knelt down. “Cassie, I have appreciated how much happiness and laughter you have brought to my life, will you please be my wife?” I forgot how to breathe and couldn’t figure out how to give him my finger to put the ring on, but was eventually able to whimper out a tearful “Yes.”
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Classic, enchanting, dazzling
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: To choose just one is impossible, but the bunches of white orchids that draped across the stone wall as we exchanged our vows strongly stand out when I reflect on the day.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: My mother knew exactly what dress I wanted before I did when she saw the Amsale design in a bridal magazine. She and my Aunt Cass flew out to LA and we went to Saks 5th Avenue Beverly Hills. When we walked the floor, my mother did not see the dress she saw in the magazine and asked our consultant about it. She knew exactly which dress we were asking about and, within an hour and a half, I was deciding between the Amsale and a gorgeous flowing Grecian goddess dress. It came down to the Amsale because it fit the theme of our wedding, “Old Hollywood” and the classic 1940’s. I felt like Betty Davis and Audrey Hepburn as I stood in it the dress.
Photographer: Amelia Strauss // Planner: The Social Office // Venue: The Ledges Country Club // Florist: Ilex for Flowers // Wedding Cake Baker: Dessert Designs // Caterer: The Ledges // Paper Products: Nico and Lala // Bride’s Dress: Amsale // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: Saks Fifth Avenue // Bride’s Shoes: bride’s mother’s // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alvina Valenta // Hair and Makeup: Deloain New York // Stylist: Chic Critique,