HOBOKEN NJ ENGAGEMENT: STEVE + JACCI

Steve and Jacci lived in Hoboken together for three years before moving to Austin, TX. Those three years were fundamental to their relationship, so it was extra special to celebrate their engagement in Hoboken! We started off inside the train station, then adventured over to the beautiful cobblestone streets, and ended with sunset on the skyline. The NYC skyline is already romantic, but adding in the cutest couple in love made it even more dreamy!! And can we talk about the GLOW we had inside that train station?!  

The perfect foot pop! :)

When the bride-to-be works for a floral company, a greenery crown is a MUST! 

Congratulations Jacci and Steve!! We cannot wait for your Park Chateau wedding next year! 

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HIGHLANDS COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING: JON + LAUREN

We had the BEST day with Jon and Lauren! The amount of love surrounding these two was awe-inspiring...from the most fun wedding party (seriously, these bridesmaids are my new BFFs) to their thick-as-thieves family! You could feel the cloud of love over the entire venue! Speaking of which, Highlands Country Club looked stunning as always. Lauren's visions of soft blue accented with greenery and giant white blooms were totally brought to life! :)

Lauren and her sweet momma made me cry!

First Look with Dad followed by a First Look with her groom!! <3

What was your first impression of your fiance?

"When I first saw him he seemed like someone who was laid back, athletic and an overall good guy, but I
didn't know much about him. Jon had cousins coming in from out of town and they were going to be exploring the city. He extended the invite to the team, and I was the only one to accept. Jon and I barely knew each other and there I was at brunch with his two cousins, his sister and him, and we had the best time just wandering through the city hanging out. From that day on I knew that I needed him in my life, whether it be best friends or more." - Lauren

A little behind-the-scenes!! The making of the photo above! ;)

Jon, describe Lauren in 5 words:

"Warm-hearted, Adventurous, Charismatic, Passionate, Fun-Sized"

Lauren, describe Jon in 5 words:

"Loving, Thoughtful, Hilarious, Loyal, Inspiring"

Moment you are most looking forward to:

"We are most excited to be utterly surrounded by all the people we love so dearly."

And of course, a few FUNbooth photos! 

Congratulations Lauren & Jon!!! We wish you a million years of happiness and adventure! <3

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Venue: Highlands Country Club • Florist: Floral Fantasies by Sara • Photography: Cassi Claire • Hair & Makeup: Bridal by Alexandria • The Dress: Maggie Sottero • The Shoes: Chase & Chloe • Maids Attire: Azazie • Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse • Invitations: Minted • Table Numbers: Keystone Steel Co. • Favors: Seniman Calligraphy • Music (Ceremony): Amadeus Quartet • Music (Reception): Dan Haas Band • Cake: Pastry Garden • Cake Topper: WeddingPros • Film Scans: The FIND Lab • And a special thank you to my AMAZING team Chris and Karina!

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

THE GRANDVIEW WEDDING: JOE + HANNAH (C&CO: KERI)

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

Hannah and Joe are a dream couple! Not only are they (obviously!) beautiful, but they are so nice! They chose the cutest little white chapel to be married in, a church that Joe's family has been attending for years. They opted for a traditional ceremony without a First Look. I think this was my favorite aisle moment EVER! As soon as Hannah entered the chapel, the tears started flowing. Just wait until you see the emotion on both of their faces - LOVE! After their beautiful and emotional ceremony, it was time to head to The Grandview and party! How gorgeous is their outdoor ballroom overlooking the Hudson River? Congratulations Hannah and Joe and thank you for inviting me to be a part of your best day ever! xo, Keri

Hannah, describe Joe in 5 words:

"Handsome, Sweet, Genius, Hilarious, Perfect"

Joe, describe Hannah in 5 words:

"Breathtaking, Stunning, Caring, Selfless, Alluring"

Favorite memory from when you were dating:

"Joe came down to Virginia for two weeks after he graduated college (about 3 weeks after we met). During those two weeks we went to the beach, rode bikes, played tennis, cooked dinner together, kayaked, played intense beach volleyball games, ate at new restaurants, talked all night, and danced many nights away! We didn't do anything crazy, but it is my favorite memory because every moment, big and small, felt like a dream." 

Photos by Keri for Cassi & Co. 


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Ceremony: St. Peter's Presbyterian Church • Reception: The Grandview Events • Florist: Chatham Flowers • Photography: Keri for Cassi & Co • Hair & Makeup: Bridal by Alexandria • The Dress: Pnina Tornai • The Shoes: Bella Belle • Maids Fashion: Dessy Collection • Men's Fashion: Jos. A. Bank • Invitations & Table Numbers: Shine Wedding Invitations • Music: DJ Bri Swatek • Video: Endless Wave • And a very special thank you to my AMAZING team Keri and Fabiana!

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

CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION MERRILL CENTER, ANNAPOLIS WEDDING: KEVIN + KATE

I can't gush enough about these two and how wonderful this wedding day was!!! Kate and Kevin invited us to attend their rehearsal dinner and morning-after brunch as friends. From the moment we arrived we felt as if we knew their whole family forever! INSTANT friends! It's no wonder these two are so infatuated with each other. They both shine so brightly and love so easily...it's magnetic! 

Hard to believe Kate and Kevin grew up only 10 minutes apart, but didn't meet until a chance encounter in a physical therapy office in 2013. After a little match-making by another PT aide, Kate and Kevin started chatting online. They messaged each other almost every day, mainly about their shared love of the Baltimore Ravens! The day they finally met in real life, Kevin was assigned to be Kate's physical therapy aide. Kate was SO embarrassed to have this cute guy telling her how to do these silly floor exercises (and watching her do them)! Meanwhile, Kevin thought she was GORGEOUS, but he was too busy with school and his future career for a girlfriend. Kate knew what she wanted though. Her never-ending persistence and kindness stole Kevin's heart. #GIRLBOSS

This beautiful locket had the whole room in tears. Kevin secretly gathered pieces of family heirlooms to create a NEW heirloom just for Kate. The inside contains a piece from Kate's grandmother's corsage (who passed away), a fabric swatch & beads from Kevin's mom's wedding dress, her great grandmother's wedding band (who shares the same anniversary date as the newlyweds), a dried flower from Kate's mom's bouquet, as well as a piece of blue fabric from her mom's garter! 

Kate you are STUNNING! 

Chris, you can't always be the bride! #diva

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Moment you are most looking forward to:

"The First Look. I can't wait for Kevin to see me in my dress and to finally be married!" - Kate

FAVORITE!

Absolutely ADORED this wedding party!!!

The Philip Merrill Environmental Center in Annapolis, MD was the perfect backdrop for this beach-loving couple!!

Just wait until you see this beach-inspired reception designed by Elle Ellinghaus Designs! I need these rose-colored goblets in my life! And y'all, writing inside an oyster shell is HARD. I've tried it and failed miserably. Major props to the bride Kate for making it look easy!! 

This color palette though...LOVE!

Remember that shared love of the Ravens?! Their parents surprised the couple by hiring POE the Ravens Mascot to crash their cocktail hour!

One of my favorite things to do (if there's time) is to surprise the couple with a same-day slideshow of their wedding photos! Guests LOVE seeing the photos so quickly! And who doesn't love instant gratification?!

Streamers are always a good idea! 

Congratulations Kate & Kevin!!! We wish you all the happiness in the world!! <3

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Venue: Philip Merrill Environmental Center • Florist: My Flower Box Events • Photography: Cassi Claire • Planner: Elle Ellinghaus Designs • Catering: Rouge Catering • Hair: Emily Pforr - Til Next Time • Makeup: Rachael Wontrop • The Dress: Theia Tara • Veil: Proposal To Promise • Rings: Traynham's Jewelers • The Shoes: Le Château • Maids Fashion: Bella's Bridesmaid • Men's Fashion: J Ferrar & Sperry • Invitations: Just Ink on Paper • Table Numbers: Shabby 4 Shore • Music: String Poets & J White Productions • Video: Lee Russell Films • Cake: SugarBakers • Film Scans: The FIND Lab 

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

LIFESTYLE NEWBORN SESSION: BABY HARPER JACLYN

I really don't even know how to start this post!! Christie and Matt mean so much to me. More than they probably even know! Their 2014 wedding was one of my first to go viral - you can thank them for the giant pink peony trend AND the "choose your own" neutral bridesmaids dress trend. They became my friends throughout their wedding, and I've loved running into Matt at various Canon trade shows! When Christie shared the news that they were expecting, I couldn't clear my schedule fast enough! Then she shared the name: Harper Jaclyn. This name is beautiful on so many levels, but especially because it's in tribute to Christie's sister Jaclyn who passed away two years ago. Dear Harper, what an honor you have to hold this name. We are in awe of you already and can't wait to see the woman you become! I mean, yea...we CAN wait. Grow slowly little one. For your father's sake!

Sam was SERIOUSLY tryin' to steal the show. 

Whaddya think Christie? Next trend to go viral?

Matt is already winning Dad-of-the-Year!

Is this not the cutest kitchen nook ever?! I would like to eat breakfast here every day!

FAVORITE ALERT! Christie, you are such a beautiful momma!!

Hahaha that face!!! #hangry

Seriously though, aren't baby yawns the cutest?!

Christie and Matt, I adore you both! Thank you so much for giving me this great honor! <3

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