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Real Weddings: Kasi & Elliott | Paseo Country Club, FL

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{Featured in Vol. 20}
Photographer:  Matt Steeves Photography
Hair Stylist: Flawless Beauty Lounge // Event Venue: Paseo Country Club // DJ: RIG Entertainment // Two Bright Lights



How did you two meet?
We met while attending a pool party. The hosts of the party were siblings, I was friends with the sister and Elliott was friends with the brother. After meeting there, we didn’t see each other for a couple months. One day, we were both at the same restaurant, but neither of us said hi to the other. After leaving the restaurant, I added Elliott on Facebook. After that, we chatted through Facebook for a little and I told Elliott that I worked at the same restaurant, just a different location and suggested that he should visit me sometime. Shortly after that,

Elliott messaged me to join him for lunch. We have been together every day since then.

How long was your engagement?
1 year 2 months.

What inspired your wedding theme?
We both have an affinity for old fashioned customs, fashions, and traditions. We wanted to have a formal wedding without the seriousness of a formal wedding.

What inspired your wedding color palette?
Our wedding colors were black and gold. We were inspired by The Great Gatsby, and wanted to infuse as many elements of that era into our wedding as possible without going overboard. Our guests were asked to dress in black attire, my bridesmaids wore gold dresses, and Elliott’s groomsmen wore black and gold bow ties.

What was special about where you got married?
The ballroom we were married in played perfectly into our wedding theme. It had an old fashioned feeling that I fell in love with.

What do-it-yourself projects did you do?
Since gold was the primary color of our wedding, we used a lot of gold paint! We wanted our centerpieces to look elegant and didn’t want to use flowers, so we bought cheap wooden candlesticks of all different heights and painted all of them gold.

For our table numbers, we bought hollow black and gold picture frames from a discount home décor retailer and nailed wooden backings to each of them. We painted each backing individually; gold frame backings were painted black and black frame backings were painted gold. The table numbers were completed with inexpensive adhesive gold and black numbers.

After looking through various geometric art deco designs, Elliott designed a table chart and place cards based on a design we both liked.

For the place cards, we ordered black, white, and gold feathers and taped them on the back of each place card to signify to the wait staff which entrée each guest was having.

For wedding favors, I hand etched customized wine glasses with that read “K&E”. I also handmade my bouquet which I adorned with a charm of my late grandmother.

We wanted each of our guests to have confetti to throw at the end of the night, so we bought cheap black and gold confetti and portioned it into small 3 oz. plastic bags which we tied off with gold twisty ties. Each guest had a bag at their seat which was used to shower us with at the end of the night.

Lastly, I thought I should mention that our whole wedding was planned solely by us. We did not have a wedding planner.

Brides’ Advice:

Relax. Everything will work out. I don’t know how many times we thought that things were falling apart because of vendors falling through or something else happening. Everything ended up being perfect. There are always going to be things that don’t go exactly as planned, but everything finds a way to work out.




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