CaCee Cobb, a brand marketing manager (and former assistant to Jessica Simpson), and Donald Faison, an actor best known for playing Zach Braff's BFF on Scrubs, first met at Braffâs 30th birthday party. Seven years later, the relationship came full circle when the pair wed in the backyard of Braff, who plays Donald's best friend in real life, too. What followed was a "southern-meets-soul" affair complete with blue-grass music, comfort food galore, and even some wedding crashers. âI saw an older couple watching from a distance, and they said, âwe hope you donât mindâthis brought back so many memories,ââ says CaCee, who invited them to join the fun. âThat was just what we wanted: a night for everyone to celebrate love.â
CaCee, who carried a cloud of white peonies, wore a gown by Kenneth Pool. "I had wanted something simple I could wear with flats," she said. "But I fell in love with the most over-the-top poufy dress." Maid of honor Jessica Simpson held peonies, roses, and amaryllis that popped against her black Monique Lhuillier dress.
CaCee knew that she could do without a wedding cake. âI didnât want to stop the dancing for a cake-cutting.â But Donald had other ideas. âI love yellow birthday cakeâitâs the happiest cake you can eat!â So they compromised, filling canning jars with slices made from good olâ Betty Crocker mix to create escort cardsâturned-favors. âWe got more compliments on those than anything!â notes the bride.
CaCee and Donald hammed it up with props set out near the photo booth.
Photography: Our Labor of Love
Event Planning and Design: Bash, Please
Catering: Whoa Nelly
Flowers: The Hidden Garden
Brideâs Gown: Kenneth Pool
Makeup: Lynn Simpson
Groomâs Tux: Giorgio Armani
Videography: Wade Koch of Shark Pig
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Photo Booth: Smilebooth