Caroline Dashiell is the epitome of sophistication, style and grace, and at her wedding to Rascoe Dean, her personality shone through. The pair met while attending Sewanee: The University of the South, and after meeting through a mutual friend in December of 2008, they dated until Rascoe popped the question on a weekend trip to Dancing Bear Lodge in Townsend, TN. Caroline surprised Rascoe with this trip for his birthday, but as you can imagine, she was the one who got the surprise.
The couple decided on a destination wedding in Palm Beach, FL, where the bride’s parents live. In May of 2014, 250 guests witnessed the pair exchange traditional vows at The Royal Poinciana Chapel, a light blue, picturesque chapel, and then they celebrated with food, drinks and dancing at The Flagler Museum. After the church ceremony, Rascoe and Caroline traveled to the reception in a vintage Rolls Royce. They met friends and family for cocktail hour, which was held outdoors with lounging areas for the guests. The 19th-century architectural details of the venue and the panoramic views of the water captured the spirit of Palm Beach and spoke to the romantic, yet playful, nature of the couple. Every detail of the wedding was well thought-out, and after months of planning, they finally were able to enjoy their special day. The images below capture the details and aesthetics of the wedding, and truly showcase the love and joy Caroline and Rascoe exuded during their special day.
The reception included a plethora of personal details that made this wedding truly a one-of-a-kind affair. For décor, Caroline knew she wanted all white flowers and heavy greenery. “Palm Beach has the most beautiful greenery—tons of huge hedges everywhere—so we wanted to bring some of that to the reception,” she shares. These natural tones set the theme for the evening. The venue was decorated with touches of green to tie in with the floral arrangements and natural setting.
The couple fused traditional with modern aesthetics through personal touches. Each place setting had napkins, and the cushions in the outdoor lounge area were adorned with the couple’s joint monogram. The bar, which stayed opened late into the night, served Riley’s Rosemary Rye Cocktail, (the couple’s signature cocktail named after their pup), liquor, wine and craft beer (the groom’s request). After enjoying a cocktail hour of libations and passed hors d’oeuvres, which included crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, tuna medallions, smoked salmon, lamb chops and spring rolls, the guests ventured inside to enjoy a seated dinner of stacked, chopped salad, filet of beef au poivre with potatoes and vegetables, and passed desserts. While they had a traditional wedding cake, they also offered s’mores, cookies, cheesecake pops, mini Key lime tarts and more. Caroline and Rascoe radiated joy and love as their guests indulged in food, drinks and dancing.
Cheers to you, Caroline and Rascoe! We wish you many years of happiness and love!
- Ceremony location: The Royal Poinciana Chapel
- Cocktail hour & reception location: The Flagler Museum
- Event planner: Heather Lowenthal, Posh Parties
- Flowers/event design: Xquisite Events
- Invitations: Bella Figura
- Other paper goods & welcome boxes: Posh Parties
- Photographer: Kat Braman
- Videographer: Cabana Pictures
- Caterer: White Apron Catering
- Cake: The Sugar Monkey
- Bands: VoxBlu (reception), Doug Verga Band (cocktail hour)
- Wedding dress: Vera Wang, b. Hughes Bridal
- Hair & makeup: Ivette Gil and team with Pretty Suite Inc.
- Bridesmaid dresses: Joanna August from Nashville’s Bella Bridesmaids
- Tuxes: Brooks Brothers