Tommy and Cassie met at Bowling Green State University, where they pledged for their business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, at the same time. They were friends for over a year before officially starting to date. Some of their friends say Tommy stole Cassie from her boyfriend at the time ;)
Their first date took place on Cassie's 20th birthday at Biagi's Ristorante Italiano in Perrysburg, Ohio. It was an entire year before they officially started dating. Tommy bought her flowers and the new Taylor Swift song because he knew she was her favorite artist. He also wore a pink button-up because it's Cassie's favorite color. Such a sweetie!!
Tommy proposed at Columbus Park of Roses durning the time Pok-E-Mon-Go became SUPER popular. The rose garden was PACKED with people, mindlessly walking around, looking at their phones. There were also several couples taking their engagement pictures. Tommy was extremely nervous, not only because he was going to propose, but because he knew Cassie didn't want it to happen in front of a lot of people. They walked around the entire park, including the outside of the garden, when Cassie asked to go home. Tommy said "Why don't we go back into the rose garden just for a few minutes". She was still not suspicious at this point, more confused because he's typically the first one ready to leave. So they went back in, found a secluded less-packed area of the park and he got down on one knee!!
Cassie and Tommy said “I DO” on a gorgeous May day filled with warm rays of sunshine, a lot of love and plenty of laughter. They chose to have their family and friends continue the celebration at the The Ballroom at Oakhurst where they feasted on an amazing meal, gobbled up cake pops (seriously they were better than Starbucks) and danced the night away!! Cheers you two!! XO
Thank you to the following creatives + planners for making their day so incredible:
Photography: Ashley Rene Photography // Floral Designer: Megan Kusic - Cassie's sister made all of their flowers! // Hair: Brandi at Kenneth's // Makeup: Valerie at Kenneth's // Venue: The Ballroom at Oakhurst // Cake Designer: Courtney Georg - Tommy's super talented sister + a past Ashley Rene bride // DJ: Tim Firlik with New Image Studio + Music Express // Gowns: Henri's Cloud Nine + Wendy's Bridal // Tuxes: Macy's Ralph Lauren // Stationary: Basic Invite + Papaya Street Press on Etsy //