Love Story: Casey & Cory

We sat down with another beautiful Wonderland Bride to get her love story. Meet Casey and Cory, who were married on March 10th at Stonebridge Country Club in Boca Raton.

When and how did you meet?

Cory and I met in high school in 10th grade. He sat next to me in our English class and asked me if I had a pencil (even though he had one) just to talk to me. I know, sounds cheesy, but this is really how it all started. 

How long did you date before he popped the question?

In 2014 he popped the question, we had been together for 8 years. Remember, we started dating in high school when we were 15 years old so 8 years seems like a long time to people.

How did he propose?

We went to Orlando for my spring break and this was when the new Minion ride at Universal Studios had just came out and I was obsessed with those little guys. So after we got off the ride we were taking what I thought was supposed to be a photo as I look over to Cory and he’s down on his one knee. I basically blacked out at that point I don’t even know what he said lol but I was extremely happy and so surprised.

Where were you married and how did you pick the place?

Stonebridge Country Club in Boca Raton, FL. We looked at several places before this one but for some reason when we walked into Stonebridge it just felt right and I just knew this is where we had to get married. We both love country so Stonebridge gave us that country, yet modern feel.

What theme and/or colors have you chosen for your wedding and why?

We had a rustic theme. Our colors were lilac, dusty blue, gold, cream, and grey/neutral colors. But the most significant part about our theme was having succulents as a part of our centerpieces as well as my bouquet itself. I am just overly obsessed with succulents. The colors we chose just really were the most appealing to me and just made our wedding.

Where did you go for your honeymoon?

We have not had our honeymoon yet as I am a nursing student and don’t have time to take off like that. We are hoping to have our honeymoon sometime within the next year or wait until I graduate.

Why did you chose Wonderland Bridal for your dream dress?

I’ve seen Wonderland Bridal all over the bridal apps and on Instagram so I went one time with just a friend to try on dresses and I just loved all the options they had to offer. Their dresses seemed more unique and special to me than any regular bridal store I’ve been to.

Share your experience about your time with Wonderland Bridal.

The second time I went to Wonderland Bridal I went with my maid of honor and my mother and I think it was about the second or third dress I tried on and I couldn’t stop staring at it. I tried on a few others and then tried on that same dress again and I immediately felt like a princess and had that feeling all brides usually feel when they find the one. I cried lol. The ladies at Wonderland were beyond amazing and made us feel super special and helped/ answered every question we had.

What was the best part of your wedding day?

I don’t know if I can choose one best part of our wedding day but if I really had to choose it would be walking down the isle with my father looking at all our friends and family light up and most of all looking at Cory’s face. It truly was a special moment.

Any advice to future couples currently planning a wedding?

As a nursing student it was tough especially towards the last month because that’s when you need everything in by a certain time so it can become overwhelming. But take every day one day at a time. Do not rush because at the end of the day this is the BIGGEST day of your entire life and you want everything to be perfect. If possible plan the big things in advanced like the venue, the date, all the vendors, and start looking for dresses soon enough as sometimes it can take up to 6-9 months to get your dress back. And most of all, spend that good amount of money on a photographer and/or videographer because it’s worth every dollar. I had Cory be apart of every detail that I planned. I just think it’s important to have the future groom’s opinion but don’t let it become so stressful it turns into a fight. The planning part is supposed to be fun, I know it is hard to not become stressed out but enjoy every detail and really do your research.

Wedding Photos by Starfish Studios.

  1. Wedding Gown: Stella York from Wonderland Bridal
  2. Flowers: Lush Celebrations
  3. Cake: Stonebridge
  4. Catering: Stonebridge
  5. Entertainment: SL events and productions
  6. Invitations: Minted
  7. Wedding Planner: Me
  8. Hair: Hair and make up I do
  9. Make Up: Hair and make up I do
  10. Photographer: Starfish Studios
  11. Videographer: Petit Four Films
  12. Decor: Stonebridge/ Lush celebrations