ASBURY PARK ENGAGEMENT: CHRIS + ELLISE (C&CO KERI)

- - - Guest post by our team photographer Keri - - -

I had so much fun getting to know Chris and Elle during their engagement session! We agreed to meet in what is basically the most quintessential Jersey shore town, and Asbury Park didn't disappoint even these two lifelong New Yorkers! The weather was absolutely incredible - 60 degrees and sunny on Thanksgiving weekend! We had an amazing time exploring the boardwalk. I love the art and culture Asbury Park has to offer, plus it's by the beach! You can't beat that! The town was already decked out for Christmas and there was even a musician playing Christmas tunes on his saxophone. Chris and Elle looked incredible! I am obsessed with Elle's Morning Lavender outfit! I am so excited for their wedding in June! Congrats Chris & Elle!

Photos by Keri for Cassi & Co. 


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RAMSEY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING: STEVE + TARA

The word that comes to mind when I think of Steve and Tara is "cozy!" Their interests and personalities fit snugly together like puzzle pieces! Their mutual love of great stories inspired the literature-themed details, like the confetti made from discarded (and well-worn!) books. Their save-the-dates were bookmarks, their centerpieces were stacked, old books (saved from the discard pile at libraries or purchased secondhand), and Tara gave each table a chapter number with literary quotes. And in Tara's words: "The wedding color is orange because like Anne Shirley, I love Octobers!" The Ramsey Golf and Country Club was the perfect setting - its peaceful lawns and quiet tree-laden nooks befitting such a laid-back couple! Steve and Tara, we know you will have many years of total happiness together, and we wish the best for you as you begin your journey as husband and wife!

Steve's face seeing Tara for the first time was PRICELESS!

Reading together on the best day of their lives? CHECK!

Steve loves golf, and this was the one special photo request he had - so cute!

Tall trees always make for such a dreamy ceremony location!

I went to High School with these lovely ladies!! Such a fun reunion to see them again!

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Venue: Ramsey Golf and Country Club • Florist: Urban Flower Market • Bride's Bouquet: Katherine Elizabeth Events • Photography: Cassi Claire • Makeup: Dona Massa Makeup • The Dress: Wear Your Love xo • The Shoes: Toms • Maids Fashion: Azazie • Groom's Fashion: Indo Chino • Men's Fashion: Generation Tux • Invitations: Minted • Music: Jam Music • Cake: Montclair Bread Company • And thank you to my AMAZING team Chris and Yumi!

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

NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND ENGAGEMENT: FREDSON + HILLARY (C&CO LAUREN)

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!