Authentic Accounts of Real Brides Walking Us Through The Reality of Their Big Day

We had the privilege of hosting the beautiful Bride & Groom: Cassandra and Daniel at Tabula Rasa in the summer of 2023. We caught up with her after the ceremony to hear all about her wedding process going from engaged, through to walking down the isle. This blog is for all recently engaged couples to gain an insight on the unforgettable journey of planning a dream wedding. From selecting the perfect venue to choosing your bridesmaids, Cassandra generously shares the highs, lows, and precious moments that defined her path to ‘I do.’ Join us as we delve into the intricate details, heartwarming anecdotes, and valuable lessons she learned along the way

You got engaged! How exciting, what was the first step you took in starting to plan your wedding and why did you want to start there?

For some odd reason, the first step I took was proposing to my bridesmaids. I knew immediately who I wanted there by my side and it was wonderful to be able to share the excitement and the journey of getting married with all with them. The next step however, was going out to look at venues!

What was your process for organising the rest of your wedding? Did you and your partner have any help to make big decisions?

In all honesty I did struggle a lot with the wedding planning as I am a huge procrastinator. It was quite overwhelming at first and it was so hard to know where to start, so I started by writing lists on things that needed to be organised/discussed, and when my husband and I had time, we would try to tackle what was on the list. We decided on majority of things, however his mum came with us to our venue viewing and she fell in love with the first venue, so she helped make that decision.  

What was the biggest determining factor when choosing your wedding venue?

The atmosphere,  and food!

What was the biggest thing you learnt during the wedding process?

Time management! I learnt that you can’t really afford to procrastinate as it would have been a lot less stressful if I had started earlier. My advice to future brides – start planning as soon as you can, because time creeps up on you!

If you were to go back and do the whole thing again, what’s one thing you would do differently and why?

Not to overthink and sweat the small things, at the end of the day, you are planning a day for you and your spouse to enjoy together.

What was the highlight of your big day and why?

The whole day was a highlight to be honest! However, once the first dance was over, it meant that the formalities were done and we could party it up and enjoy our night!

Cassandra’s Testimonial:
“I highly recommend Tabula Rasa as a wedding venue. Their gardens are absolutely stunning and there is so much variety for photos, and even just to go out and explore. Their food was incredible, my guests had high standards for food and kept mentioning it was the best they’d had at any wedding, especially the canapes! Caryn and Trevor were wonderful and very easy to deal with. Our enquiries were answered quickly and they were so accommodating. Even though it rained on our day, plans were set in place and everything went smoothly. Truly the best wedding venue, I cannot thank them and their staff enough for all the effort they put in for us ❤️” – Cassandra