"Our wedding day was the most magical day of my life. Our ceremony was in a beautiful open chapel with a breathtaking view. We wanted our wedding to be traditional and simple. The night before our wedding, during the rehearsal, the weather was horrible! It was foggy, the wind was blowing really hard and it was freezing! But the next day, when I was heading up the mountain, it was a whole different weather change and I couldn’t have been more thankful."
And so it begins. You wonder if you've planned for something that won't happen and things change for the best. We're so glad that they did for Cassie Mathis and Wesley Johnson who had a gorgeous spring wedding on April 6 of this year at Camp Cheerio Chapel (also known as Pretty Place) and High Meadows Country Club. The photos (from Waterhouse Studios) tell the story of the day and it was indeed spectacular.
These have known each other since they were little kids, but didn't start becoming aware of the other enough to start talking until high school. It's always fascinating to see the shift that occurs when teenagers mature and begin to notice people "for the first time." Wesley's father sells cars and when Cassie found one she liked, she messaged Wesley about it and their lifelong conversation started. They began dating on June 12 of 2011 and exactly one year later, to the day, he asked her to marry him. This teaching assistant and young car dealer now live in Hays, NC with their English Coonhound, Waylon. When they aren't working or at church they are playing outdoors, fishing and hanging with their family and friends.
Cassie shared that during the wedding ceremony, while their song “This is it” by Scotty McCreery was playing, the sun came out completely and everyone felt the moment. "It was like God blessing us and several people told me at the reception that it gave them goosebumps."
Like lots of brides, Cassie had a sense of what she wanted and had seen several options on Pinterest, but she also wanted to try on some dresses just to get a better idea about what she truly liked and might look good in. She know she liked the fit and flare style and after trying on a couple of gowns in that style, her desire to wear that type of gown down the aisle was confirmed. What surprised her was that she chose a v-neck and rarely wears that style in anything else. You never know, ladies!
Lace sleeves looked lovely on her, but due to the location and season, she stuck with the vision.
"I loved the lace detailing on my dress, especially around the bottom and on the train. It was beautiful and I couldn’t have been happier with it! Bridal Traditions was amazing in helping me find my dress. Kelly went through the dresses and pulled out exactly what I was looking for. I made a few changes to my dress and everything was very stress free and she was so helpful to making my dress exactly the way I wanted it. She picked out the perfect veil to go with my dress and helped me complete my bridal look. I had the best experience there and couldn’t be more thankful for all of the help I received."
Cassie and crew also rented all the men's tuxes from BT.
We too are thrilled with how lovely a bride she made, how gloriously their day turned out, and we wish Cassie and Wesley nothing but years of happiness, fun and complete sunshine.