Cassandra lives ocean side in Brentwood, California, with her husband, Jess, and their spirited terrier, Wallace. She loves visiting new eateries, traveling the world over with her husband and making memories with friends and family. Her love of all things beautiful, authentic, simple and elegant is infused throughout every wedding she creates.
Early on, Cassandra saddled up to the owner of a bustling neighborhood bakery to learn the confection industry, worked hotel hospitality to understand the desires of discriminating guests and studied photography in an intimate darkroom setting. She then graduated from one of the top hotel colleges in the country and went to work at a prestigious Brooklyn floral studio, with reach well beyond New York City socialites and trendsetters. Later, she utilized her sales and negotiation skills on the development of a national sales campaign and wedding-favor line for SoHo-based MarieBelle Chocolates.
Cassandra’s dedication to wedding couples has much to do with her work for party-planning and organizational mogul, Martha Stewart, where Cassandra was a design consultant and tabletop expert within her weddings division. Whether Cassandra is arranging an intimate gathering for her personal friends or collaborating with a bride and groom at a stunning location, she isn’t finished until heart-warming traditions and distinct style are woven throughout the event.
The combination of these endeavors was the perfect playground to exercise Cassandra’s wedding-planning, organization and design muscles. In 2003, she combined her hospitality skills, desire to please hopeful couples and her talent of creating extraordinary ideas out of unusual goods to open her wedding-planning business. It’s no surprise that her collectiveness and confidence impressed and delighted at every turn. It’s been said that her genuine personality, coupled with the ability to stay calm under pressure in unforeseen situations, is just one of the many reasons why Cassandra so effortlessly meshes with her A-list clients. Simply put, she pushes creative boundaries and exceeds expectations . . . every time.
Cassandra finds creative opportunities to massage beauty and wonder into every event, making sure along the way that every element has meaning for the couple. It’s her near-obsessive organizational skills and seamless execution plans that allow Cassandra’s weddings to shine bright in her clients’ minds long after the lights turn out and the day is complete.
Focusing on full-planning for an exclusive 10 couples a year allows her the necessary time and preparation needed to see creative concepts through to completion. Limitless attention is her vow to every couple.
Arnold palmers, pups, decadent chocolate, afternoon tea (make that anytime tea), heirlooms mixed with modern treasures
A strong marriage, her terrier pup, classical Pilates, apricot French tulips in the spring, garnet amaryllis in the fall, magnolias and astilbe all-year-round
Single floral bridesmaid bouquets, globetrotting, interior design (loving wallpaper right now), artisan culinary and paper goods, Elie Saab runway shows
Full design and planning for 10 couples per year
Love and support to local mental health non-profits such as Daniel’s Place and Step Up on Second