CASA BELVEDERE WEDDING: CHRIS + ELLISE (C&CO: KERI)

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Chris and Elle's wedding was one of those days that reminded me how grateful I am to do what I do. It was one of those days at "the office" that never felt like work. Don't get me wrong, I always have fun on a wedding day, but being with Chris and Elle on their big day felt more like being with old friends than taking pictures of clients. Maybe it was because we have known each other since Aileen and Etienne's wedding last year or maybe they are just the kind of people that make you feel comfortable as soon as you meet them. Either way, not only was their wedding day GORGEOUS, but it was so.much.fun. Chris had us laughing even in the serious moments, and their reception was basically a 90s dance party. Chris and Elle bonded early on in their relationship over a love of 90s boy bands, so a dance off to N'sync was an obvious must! Thank you Chris and Ellise for make Yumi and I feel like family and congratulations again! :)

Chris you are HILARIOUS!!!

The most EPIC dress!

Photos by Keri for Cassi & Co. 


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Ceremony Venue: St. Charles Church • Reception Venue: Casa Belvedere • Florist: Moravian Florist • Photography: Keri for Cassi & Co • Hair & Makeup: Jet • The Dress: Pronovias • The Shoes: Gianvito Rossi • Maids: Weddington Way • Suits: The Black Tux • Invitations: Elegant Wedding Invites • Music: Sound Explosion DJ (Mike DeMaio) • Video: Wedding Mix • Cake: Bruno's • Cake Topper: Exclusively Weddings • And a very special thank you to my AMAZING team Keri and Yumi!

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

THE HIGHLINE & WEST VILLAGE ENGAGEMENT: ALEX + CINDY

Raise your hand if you found your soulmate at yoga class!! Oh, just Cindy and Alex? These two are not only amazingly adorable, but so smart and FUN!!! We had the best time adventuring through Alex & Cindy's neighborhood in the West Village followed by sunset on the Highline. Although, my favorite part may have been the pit stop at their apartment for some photos with the cutest black lab pup Ella!!! The easiest way to make me happy is to let me hang out with your pets!! 

Serious ring goals!!!

Ella girl!!! <3

Cindy and Alex, we adore you guys and cannot wait for your Brooklyn Botanic Gardens wedding next year!!

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

RYLAND INN WEDDING: RYAN + MELISSA

Gosh I just adore these two!!! Their love story is so similar to mine & Chris's so we've felt a very special connection with them from the beginning. They found each other young, love & respect each other deeply, and just can't get enough time together! It's the perfect recipe for a long and happy marriage! <3 Melissa and Ryan wanted a very classic, but beautiful and romantic wedding. Their blush & neutral color palette was the perfect match for the Ryland Inn's white and stone inspired design. Twisted Willow Flowers created delicate and timeless floral arrangements to help bring the couple's vision to life. Every little moment was perfect!  

"I am going to marry this girl.
We were BEST friends before we ever started dating.
She has the best work ethic, is so kind-hearted and always
looks out for the people she loves." - Ryan

The Ryland Inn recently built a new bridal cottage...I would rent it for this bathtub alone!

Ryan started tearing up before he even turned around to see his bride...my heart can't take it!!! 

"Charismatic, goofy, cuddly..." words they used to describe each other!

Yup, definitely goofy!! We kept each other laughing ALL DAY!!! 

#BROMANCE

Moment you are most looking forward to:

"When I am standing up at the altar with our best friends and family, the second Melissa turns the corner with her father. I have played this over in my head and the real thing will only surpass it." - Ryan

Moment you are most looking forward to:

"When Ryan and I walk down the aisle after the ceremony and we have those few seconds alone as husband and wife. I think it will be the FINALLY moment." - Melissa

Ryan embraced his Irish heritage and kicked off the reception with a surprise professional bag pipe performance!

Dress change mid-reception? YES PLEASE!

Thank you so much for giving us the honor of photographing your day Ryan & Melissa! WE ADORE YOU! <3

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Venue: The Ryland Inn • Florist: Twisted Willow Flowers • Photography: Cassi Claire • Hair & Makeup: Nancy Caroline Beauty • The Dress: Anne Barge • The Shoes: Kate Spade • Bridesmaids: Lulus • Suits: Men's Wearhouse & Calvin Klein • Invitations & Table Numbers: Little Black Dress Paperie • Music: Almost Easy Entertainment LLC • Cake: Palermo's Bakery • Film Scans: The FIND Lab

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

RYLAND INN COACH HOUSE WEDDING: KEVIN + LINDSAY (C&CO: KERI)

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High school sweethearts, Kevin and Lindsay's wedding was a dream! Lindsay chose a beautiful palette of ivory and blush with greenery and gold accents that beautifully complimented the already gorgeous Ryland Inn Coach House. Lindsay and Kevin were married in a romantic candlelit ceremony surrounded by family and friends. After an elegant cocktail hour they moved to their wedding reception which can only be described as classically romantic and FUN!!! Elite Entertainment kept the party going playing 90s favorites such as the Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys. I loved the personal touches Lindsay added to the day such as pictures of her and Kevin from their high school prom and a handmade seating chart Lindsey made out of antique windows! Congrats Lindsay & Kevin!

First Look with her dad!

And then a First Look with her groom! <3

FAVORITE!

Isn't this just the most romantic setting?!

Photos by Keri for Cassi & Co. 


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Venue: The Ryland Inn • Florist: Twisted Willow Flowers • Photography: Keri for Cassi Claire • Hair: Kristy Lahens • Makeup: Jenielle Jensen • The Dress: Hayley Paige • The Shoes: Badgley Mischka • Maids Attire: David's Bridal • Groom's Suit: Men's Wearhouse • Men's Attire: Joseph Abboud • Invitations: Minted • Music: Elite Entertainment • Cake: Palermo's Bakery • 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!

RYLAND INN WEDDING: MATT + NIDIA

Matt and Nidia's wedding day at The Ryland Inn was INCREDIBLE! When I meet a bride who loves the little details as much as I do, I'm basically in heaven. Each item Nidia chose for her day was both thoughtful and beautiful!  Being from St. Vincent originally (a tiny island in the Caribbean), Nidia had steel drums playing during the ceremony and cocktail hour. One of their signature cocktails was inspired by their first trip abroad to Costa Rica. Even her glittery Jimmy Choo shoes held special meaning as she bought a matching pair for her sweet sister! The care that Nidia and Matt put into every choice was so evident. The care they put into each other was so evident! I can't gush enough about these sweet souls! Thank you Nidia & Matt for making Chris & I feel like family! <3

Can every engaged couple please buy these vow books from Blush Paper Co?

I finally understand stamp collecting!

Brb, crying cuz my lashes will never look this good...

The floor to ceiling windows at the Ryland give the prettiest light!

Cocktail hour had me craving that Island life!!

Nidia's cousin surprised everyone with the most incredible cultural dance routine!!

Congrats Matt & Nidia!! Thank you so much for all your kindness and we wish you a million years of joy!

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Venue: The Ryland Inn • Florist: Twisted Willow Flowers • Photography: Cassi Claire • Hair: Beyoutifulbride • Makeup: Makeup By JaySaunz • The Dress: Maggie Sottero • The Shoes: Jimmy Choo • Maids Fashion: Hayley Paige • Men's Fashion: The Black Tux • Invitations: Hudson Paperie • Vow Books: Blush Paper Co • Calligraphy: Alane G. Gianetti • Music: Posh DJs & Feelin’ Irie • Cake: La Bonbonniere • Film Scans: The FIND Lab

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