Recording artist, actress and model Cassie Ventura, known simply as Cassie got married to her wellness consultant beau Alex Fine in an ‘intimate backyard wedding’, in a ceremony performed by close friend and director Peter Berg – the man behind the hit series Friday Night Lights.
For her wedding, Cassie wore a custom dress she helped design to flatter her 7-months-old pregnant figure. She employed the help of stylists and friends Marni Senofonte and Deonte Nash to create a custom gown with tailor Arturo and his daughter Christina from Rancho Tailors.
According to her, she wanted the dress to feel romantic but comfortable for what she describes as her ‘intimate backyard wedding.’ The team decided to create a dress with billowy, off-the-shoulder sleeves for romance and a high slit for movement. Here’s what Cassie had to say about the wedding dress, “when it came to this moment in my life, I knew that [it was] the easier the better for me. We chose to create the lace veil to give it a touch of the classic.”
To complete her look, she paired it all with Jimmy Choo shoes and simple studs. Alex, on the other hand, wore Musika styled by Paris Libby, while all of the male guests were in black tuxes and the women were asked to wear cream.
The couple wrote their own vows, and recited them while standing in a lush floral semi-circle lined with candles, as the sun set on Malibu in the background, according to Vogue.
The bride carried a bouquet with both of her grandmother’s rings tied into it, and walked down the aisle to Kina Grannis’ Can’t Help Falling in Love. The reception which had just 14 guests – all close family – featured an elaborate centrepiece, designed by event planner Melissa Andre, which had hundreds of candles melting into one another situated atop the long dining table.
“It was dramatic, subtle, magical, and tranquil all at the same time. She knows my style and I love her taste so I could just sit back and enjoy my wedding wonderland.”
To crown off the night, the newlyweds did their first dance to Tennessee Whiskey and after an evening of celebrating with family and friends, they ordered a heart-shaped pizza to top it all off.
Here are all the moments from Cassie Ventura’s wedding…
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