BEST OF 2017: COUPLES

How is 2017 over already?! The end of wedding season always comes with mixed emotions, but one of the things I look forward to most is looking back over all of our work from the year. Our annual Best of Weddings post is coming next, but first up...BEST OF COUPLES!!! These are some of my favorite photos from our engagement & anniversary sessions. And yes, it was absolute torture narrowing it down!! This year, our couples brought us to San Francisco, Maryland, New York City, and to some of the most beautiful locations New Jersey has to offer (quiet down peanut gallery, NJ is AWESOME). We love destination engagement & anniversary sessions, so dream big future couples! :)

To my couples:

This is the year!!! Chris and I can't wait to celebrate with you at your wedding! Thank you for all the ways you've brightened my days - from sweet surprise gifts at your sessions, to heartfelt thank you notes, to the most encouraging comments on social media. Let the countdown begin!! XOXOXO! <3

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

THE KNOT: MATT + SARAH

YAY Matt and Sarah's nautical, watercolor inspired wedding is published on TheKnot.com! This wedding was also featured in The Knot New York Magazine last season. From The Knot....

To create a nautical look reminiscent of summers spent in Montauk, Sarah and Matt turned to a color scheme of blue, gray, green, gold and white. Mussel shell escort cards and miniature message-in-a-bottle favors lent sailor-infused flair to the inn’s ballroom. Bridesmaids wore floor-length gowns in shades of blue as a nod to the ocean-inspired nuptials. Dressed in her mother’s lace wedding dress, Sarah made her way down the aisle flanked by her parents on either side. “I hadn’t considered wearing my mother’s wedding dress until she showed it to me,” Sarah says of the gown, which originally featured long sleeves and a high collar. “But in the dress box was a handwritten letter addressed to her future daughter. In that moment, I knew I had to make that dress work.”

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Cassi Claire is a New Jersey & Destination wedding photographer
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HUES OF BLUE: MODERN MONOCHROMATIC WEDDING

Something blue? How about EVERYTHING blue?! It was so much fun partnering with Aisle Society for the David's Bridal "Something Blue" campaign. Jessica (of Storyboard Wedding) dreamed up this entire monochromatic styled shoot. The Diana Gould Ltd team transformed the open and airy Hudson Loft into Cinderella's dream wedding. They created an incredible ceremony backdrop with brushed metal accents, soft florals, and Lucite chairs. The tablescape embraced the modern theme with shibori napkins, mismatched blue china, and a stunning "table runner" floral box. And don't even get me started on the shades of blue tassel installation surrounding a modern-minimal cake from Lulu Cake Boutique. Swoon! Laying the groundwork for the color inspiration was the bride's Melissa Sweet ice blue gown. This was so much fun to photograph, and even more fun to work with such a #DREAMTEAM!!! I especially adored our gorgeous models!

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I mean, c'mon Richa...it's just not fair!

Lash envy.

Give me a sleek white cake with a floral pop any day of the week!

I think this might be my favorite photo from the whole shoot! #BOSS

This shoot was also featured on the following Aisle Society blogs:
Bridal Musings • Tidewater and Tulle • Elizabeth Anne Designs • Chic Vintage Brides •
Every Last Detail • Budget Savvy Bride • Artfully WedAisle Perfect

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Concept Design: Aisle Society • Event Production: Storyboard Wedding • Gowns & Accessories: David’s Bridal • Photography: Cassi Claire • Floral & Fabrication: Diana Gould Ltd • Cake: Lulu Cake Boutique • Hair & Makeup: MG Hair & Makeup • Venue: Hudson Loft • Stationery: David’s Bridal • Models: Richa Patel, Maria Dasana, Madison Heath, Kristen Jorgensen • Cake Stand: Sarah’s Stands • Napkins: Make Craft Workshop • The End!

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

THE KNOT: WILL + SHIRLEY

YAY Will and Shirley's playful and family-focused wedding is published on TheKnot.com! This wedding was also featured in The Knot New Jersey Magazine last season. From The Knot....

"Soft pastels and a cheerful bunting motif tied Shirley and Will's whimsical wedding together. The inspiration for the bunting motif came from the couple’s invitation suite, which featured a colorful banner design and two little lovebirds. “We wanted our wedding to reflect us,” Shirley says. “We’re classic, simple and pretty silly, so we made sure our wedding was the same.” Shirley’s bouquet was a feminine arrangement of white roses and ranunculus with pale pink and green accents. Guests sat at a single long table for the family-style dinner. Candles and small arrangements of florals lined the table. “We wanted everyone to dine at the same place and feel a sense of connection and unity,” Shirley says.

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STYLE ME PRETTY, AL FRESCO WEDDING: ALEX + RACHEL

We're so excited to see Alex and Rachel's gorgeous California "Al Fresco" wedding featured on Style Me Pretty!!! Rachel's fashion and floral choices combined with the perfect Cali light, made this one of my favorite weddings of the year! Check out the feature!

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