Real Weddings: Caroline + Rascoe Dean
College sweethearts Caroline and Rascoe held a traditional ceremony in Palm Beach, FL.
Written By: Nashville Lifestyles
Royal Poinciana Chapel (Palm Beach, FL); Flagler Museum (Palm Beach, FL)
May 10, 2014
College sweethearts Caroline and Rascoe (son of Nashville’s Mayor Karl Dean) met at Sewanee en route to a winter dance. “We pretty much talked the entire way to the formal, and the rest is history,” Caroline recalls.
In July of 2013, Caroline surprised Rascoe with a birthday trip to Dancing Bear Lodge in Townsend, Tennessee. They spent a relaxing weekend hiking, fly fishing, and riding bikes before Rascoe turned the tables and surprised Caroline—with an engagement ring!
Both knew they wanted a traditional ceremony and seated dinner, which they accomplished in picturesque Palm Beach, Florida. Rascoe also requested to have a craft beer bar and Chick-fil-A served at the end of the night. During cocktail hour, guests sipped on the “Riley Rosemary Rye,” a specialty drink named after the couple’s yellow lab. For those who couldn’t make the trip to Palm Beach, they also held a party at the Acme in Nashville upon returning home.
Photographer Kat Braman
Videographer Cabana Pictures
Planner Heather Lowenthal, Posh Parties
Florist Xquisite Events
Cake The Sugar Monkey
Caterer White Apron Catering
Paper Goods Bella Figura; Dauphine Press
Rentals/Linens Xquisite Events
Band Doug Verga Band; Vox Blu
Bride’s Gown Vera Wang, b. Hughes Bridal
Bride’s Shoes Christian Louboutin
Bride’s Jewelry Family heirlooms
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Joanna August, Bella Bridesmaids
Hair Stylist Ivette Gil, Pretty Suite
Makeup Artist Ivette Gil, Pretty Suite
Groom’s Fashion Brooks Brothers
Groomsmen’s Fashion Brooks Brothers
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