NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND ENGAGEMENT: FREDSON + HILLARY

I tell you what...I'm super jealous I didn't get to photograph this session! Our team photographer Lauren absolutely KILLED it!!! Hillary and Fredson are stunning in every single photograph! And of course, the Castle Hill Lighthouse in Newport Rhode Island was an absolute DREAM! This is the location where Fredson proposed to Hillary, so it was super special and meaningful to them. These epic rock formations, their stellar style, and the perfect glowy sunset make this session one for the books! Congratulations Hillary and Fredson! Let the countdown begin!! 

THAT GLOW!! :)

Photos by Lauren for Cassi & Co. 


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DESTINATION WEDDING CONTEST 2017 WINNERS!!!!!

Pop the bubbly! Cue the confetti! It's time to announce our CONTEST WINNERS!!! 

This was THE TOUGHEST DECISION! When we created this contest, we never thought about how difficult it would be to choose a winner. We read every entry form multiple times and became very attached to each couple who shared their story. We truly wish we could afford to give away more than one wedding!!!  

After a lot of debate, one couple became the clear winner! I actually had excited butterflies as we clicked send on our congratulations email to Megan and Gabe of Venice Beach, CA! We must have read their entry form at least 10 times. Their answers were in a super cute "he said, she said" format, and we loved reading their love story through both of their voices. Plus, they were hilarious!  

 

 

"There will most definitely be an ice cream sundae bar,
because Megan’s idea of a balanced diet is an ice cream cone in each hand."

&

"Megan will call you a "beautiful, talented, brilliant,
powerful musk ox" as many times as you want." 
(Parks & Rec, for those not in the know)

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One of my favorite things about Megan and Gabe's entry form is the photo they sent. I cracked up when I saw he was on her back instead of vice versa! It is really important that we connect with our couple on a personal level, and not just because they are getting married in an epic location. 

Thankfully these two cuties have epic personalities AND an epic venue!!! We can't wait to celebrate with them at the Malibu West Beach Club in Southern California next August!

Photos provided by Malibu West Beach Club

Photos provided by Malibu West Beach Club

AVALON YACHT CLUB WEDDING: ADAM + MELANIE

Where do you begin to describe a day where each moment is more beautiful than the last? Every moment and detail of Adam and Melanie's wedding was a tribute to them! From the hops boutonnieres that reflect Adam's love of brewing, to the oyster shells hinting at Melanie's passion for marine life, every thoughtful detail showcased their personalities and deep love for each other. Adam and Melanie, your love for your friends, your family, and each other is an inspiration, and we wish you both the best as you begin your lives together! <3

Before Melanie put on her gown, we captured a few beautiful bridal boudoir photos on film. Adam, I'm pretty sure you won the wife lottery!!! 

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Every getting ready space should look like this!! Swooon!

This moment between sisters makes me a little sad I had all brothers...

An emotional First Look with her dad, followed by one with her groom!

If you remember from Melanie and Adam's engagement session, their tandem bike is a huge part of their relationship! So much so that it made it into the lyrics of the sweetest song their bridesmaid Lyla sang for them at the rehearsal dinner! 

"Even if I had tiny little T-Rex arms
I'd find a way to hold you close.
Forever riding with you
On a bicycle built for two."
- Lyla Yaner

I'm so happy Chris snuck in a few behind-the-scenes photos too! That's-a-me, Cassio! :)

Best bouquet ever? It's definitely a contendahhh! 

Melanie's mom Denise created all of the incredible signs and custom artwork for the day! She's such an artist!

Love these oyster shell escort cards!

Their tandem bike cake topper was accurate down to the teeny-tiny replica RAR beer cans from the brewery where Adam works! 

The sun set slowly behind the couple creating the most beautiful golden-blue skyline! That color lingered as Melanie serenaded Adam with her beautiful voice!

Same-Day Slideshow reactions = FAVE!

Melanie and Adam, this day was magical in every way! THANK YOU for giving us the honor!! <3 

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Venue: Avalon Yacht Club • Florals & Design: Primrose and Company • Design, Paper Goods, & Decor: D-Nice Designs • Photography: Cassi Claire • Hair & Makeup: Fusion Salon and Day Spa • The Dress: Hayley Paige via Kleinfeld • The Shoes: Imagine Vince Camuto • Bridesmaids' Dresses: Name of Love • Men's Fashion: Michael Kors • Favors: RAR Brewing • Music: DJ Mike Galioto • Cake: The Bake Works • And a very special thank you to my AMAZING second photographer Chris!

Cassi Claire is a New Jersey & Destination wedding photographer
that specializes in vineyard, estate, and waterfront weddings!

PROSPECT PARK BOATHOUSE WEDDING: KEITH + DARYL (C&CO KERI)

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Daryl and Keith's wedding day was a dream! To start, they were blessed with a beautiful summer-like day, even though it was the first week of October. Daryl found an AMAZING Airbnb to get ready in, and I seriously wanted to move in to this Brooklyn brownstone! The morning with the girls was so fun and relaxed as they laughed, told stories, and sipped rosé while having their hair and makeup done. Prospect Park was the perfect backdrop for the rest of the day! Floor to ceiling windows flooded the space with natural light until sunset, when ambient lighting took over in the form of candles and moonlight, lending to a more romantic vibe. Daryl chose an incredible color palette of greenery, ivory and rose gold. The natural architecture of the venue tied the look together. The ceremony took place on the patio overlooking the water and the iconic Prospect Park Bridge. Daryl's friend and bridesmaid officiated the ceremony which was filled with lots of laughs and happy tears, especially since Daryl and Keith wrote their own vows!! Congratulations Daryl & Keith! We loved every moment!! :)

Our second photographer Yumi had the best time with Keith and his groomsmen!

The sweetest First Look!

Most EPIC kiss? I think so!

Obsessed with this color palette!

The Prospect Park Boathouse is one of our favorite wedding venues! How stunning is this?!

Photos by Keri for Cassi & Co.


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Venue: Prospect Park Boathouse • Florist: Ashley Drago • Photography: Keri for Cassi Claire • Planner: By Amanda Event Studio • Hair: Hair by Emily • Makeup: Gab Reyes • The Dress: Made With Love • The Shoes: Raye • Maids Fashion: Jenny Yoo • Groom's Fashion: Indochino • Men's Fashion: The Black Tux • Catering: Bon Soir • Music: Jay McElfresh • Video: NST Pictures • Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar and Junior's Cheesecake • And a very special thank you to our AMAZING team Keri and Yumi!

Cassi Claire is a New Jersey & Destination wedding photographer
that specializes in vineyard, estate, and waterfront weddings!

STYLE ME PRETTY JOANNA GAINES WEDDING: STEVE + LIZZ

YAYYY Lizz and Steve's wedding day was featured on Style Me Pretty last week! Lizz embraced her inner Joanna Gaines while planning this beautiful vineyard wedding day! Check out the feature!

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