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my passion is producing stylish & memorable experiences through special events. 

Whether it's a holiday dinner party or a wedding celebration for 300 guests, I believe every event is an opportunity to create something special. Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you'll stay a while and find some inspiration along the way!

So, hey! I'm Cassandra.

Romantic & Industrial Wedding Inspiration Featured by Storyboard Wedding

When it comes to weddings I adore getting the opportunity to work with a couple to design all of the details for their celebration! I love capturing a couples personalities and bringing their details to life by incorporating the things that matter most to them. With that being said, it can be challenging if you’re working with a bride or groom who has a complete opposite set of tastes than you. After all, you want their style to shine through. I wanted to challenge myself by creating a design that combined two opposite ends of the spectrum: elegance in an abandoned industrial setting.  Storyboard Weddings featured a lovely gallery of images from this shoot and included a beautifully written article on it which I’ve included below. Thank you to Storyboard Weddings and the team of Toledo, Ohio wedding professionals who helped to create this Industrial Wedding in the downtown warehouse district!

ROMANTIC INDUSTRIAL WEDDING IN RUSTBELT COFFEE LOFT

Click the link above for the full feature on StoryBoard Weddings!

Perhaps it’s because I grew up in the steel city, surrounded by endless warehouse giants, or maybe it’s because I’ve spent the last 16 years in the urban wiles of NYC…  Whatever it is, I have a special place in my heart for gorgeous loft industrial weddings.  There is just something about the cavernous yet wondrously airy blank slates that they offer.  When coupled with just the right touch of imagination, these hidden locales can truly sing.  Hoping to inject the same sense of industrial wedding wonder, a team of Ohio wedding pros headed to the event space at Rustbelt Coffee with the goal of transforming the event space into one of elegant design.  Details like sleek black ghost chairs, custom-made marble calligraphy place cards, & wispy branch centerpieces standing tall against old school loft windows are just a few touches that dial up the elegance.  To bring this beauty to life, Ohio wedding photographer Captured by Hannah Photography does an eloquent job of capturing each moment in all sorts of dark, moody, artful goodness.  There is much to love here, I suspect you’ll enjoy discovering each little hidden treasure!  – Jessica Poole of Storyboard Wedding

Vendor Love!

Concept, Design & Styling: Event Prep

Photography: Captured by Hannah Photography

Florals: Ann at Hafner Florist

Bridal Gown & Accessories: Belle Amour

Cake + Desserts: Jane’s Cakes & Confections

Makeup Artist: Makeup By Amy Lewis

Hair salon: Beauty Bar Salon & Spa / Stylist: Chelsea

Marble calligraphy place cards: To Live and Write in LA

Invitation Suite: The Love Print

Calligraphy envelope for Invitation Suite: D Calligraphy

Thanks again to the amazing team of wedding professionals in Toledo, Ohio for coming together to collaborate on this industrial wedding styled shoot! 

        

 

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- Monica & Stephen

Where do I begin? If you're considering hiring Event Prep as a wedding planner, stop thinking and DO it. Cassandra was the BEST decision we made for our wedding day (besides each other, of course!) I was working full-time, in graduate school full-time, and trying to plan the wedding. Because of her, I was able to truly relax, especially on our wedding day, and live in the moment which I am so grateful for. We can’t thank her enough for helping to make our wedding day exactly as we had hoped and dreamed it would be! 

"The best decision we made"

LOVE NOTES.

- Elena & Nick

Event Prep is the best decision you can make for your wedding planning needs. Period. From the beginning vision phases, to the tough decision making moments, Cassandra is there not only as a seasoned professional but as a friend. There were times where I was at my wits end, and Cassandra became my place of peace and calm. She was always 10 steps ahead of the game and guided me in the right direction. She made me feel like my wedding was her only focus and her efforts showed through. My husband and guests were absolutely speechless at our ceremony and reception. They were truly blown away. None of it would've been possible without her. Simply put, Event Prep made my wedding dreams come true. 

"None of it would have been possible without her."

- Lauren & Todd

You will not be disappointed in your selection with Event Prep. Cassandra is the most professional, kind and bubbly spirit you’ll come in contact with.  We both have full time jobs and knew we would need all the extra help we could get.  Cassandra and Event Prep were the answers to my prayers! She made sure that we were all able to enjoy our day and not think twice about what needed to be accomplished. When I needed her, she was right there. I could not possibly fit a list of all the things Cassandra assisted with into this review. However, I can say she is a big reason I am able to look back on my wedding day with joy and happiness. Having the ability to focus on our guests and enjoy the most important day of our lives was priceless. 

"She is a big reason I am able to look back on my wedding day with joy and happiness."