HACIENDA DE LAS FLORES WEDDING, CALIFORNIA: ALEX + RACHEL

Our first California wedding exceeded our expectations in every way!!! That golden Cali sunshine glowed warmly from dawn till dusk! It was a perfect day full of amazing food, amazing wine (Rachel is kind of an expert), and of course GREAT friends! I couldn't get enough of the architecture at their wedding venue Hacienda de las Flores - it was a photographer's dream! Combine that with Rachel's gorgeous palette of blush, lace, ivy, eucalyptus, and heirloom details...SWOON! Alex and Rachel, may every day be as lovely and full of warm friendship as this one! 

So beautiful Rachel!

Rachel wore her mother's veil along with her grandmother's pearl-lined headpiece! My FAVORITE detail!!!

She also wore a bracelet engraved with their wedding date! Love that it's roman numerals!

I've never wanted to be a bridesmaid so badly! Look at this AMAZING two-piece ensemble from Morning Lavender - my favorite store!

Such a sweet momma!! 

Is this not the most dreamy venue?!

My vote is that ALL wedding receptions should be outdoors under a golden sunset!

Both Alex and Rachel attended the Culinary Institute of America (yes, CIA jokes were made), so the food was of utmost importance to them. Butter & Salt Gatherings exceeded every expectation!

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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hacienda de las Flores • Florist: DIY • Photography: Cassi Claire • Catering: Butter & Salt Gatherings • Hair & Makeup: Michelle Nacar • The Shoes: The Frye Company • Bridesmaids' Dresses: Morning Lavender • Groom's Tux: Macy's • Men's Tuxes: Jos. A. Bank • Ties & Pocket Squares: The Tie Bar • Tie Clips: Tammi James • Invitations: Hello Hapa • Favors: Plain Jane • Music: Hella Fitzgerald • Cake: Susie Cakes • Signs: We Are Clay Studios  • And a very special thank you to my AMAZING husband & second photographer Chris!

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

PRINCETON NASSAU HALL ENGAGEMENT: CHRIS + MEG

I have to say, I've never wanted to go back to school as badly as when I saw Chris & Meg strolling through the tree-lined pathways of Princeton University! Princeton being Meg's alma mater, these two were right at home next to the ivy-covered walls and walking the venerated old stone pathways. We ended the session at the Princeton Battlegrounds with a soft glowing sunset. It was the perfect day!

This moment reminds me of Winnie the Pooh for some reason! Just being cozy under a tree!

Princeton University was the most beautiful portrait location! 

The Princeton Battlegrounds are so pretty!!!

Chris and Meg, you two are so perfectly matched! We can't wait for the wedding! :)

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NEW JERSEY ENGAGEMENT: PETE + ALLYSSA (C&CO: LAUREN)

Allyssa and Pete are cute as can be, and they are getting married at one of our favorite venues - The Ryland Inn! They fell in love with the Ryland Inn for its tastefully rustic decor. When they bought their townhouse, they essentially gutted it and re-decorated it in a very similar rustic style. Pete even built several pieces in their home! To celebrate their engagement, Lauren photographed these two just outside of Duke Farms where Pete proposed! This was the perfect location for these two nature lovers! :)

What a magical setting!!

Sunset, you so dreamy!! LOVE this sweet moment!

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Photos by Lauren for Cassi & Co. 


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SKYLANDS MANOR ENGAGEMENT: NED + MEG

Pineapple obsession - check! Loves all things bright & pink - check! Says wedding photos are the most important part of their big day - check! Oh that's just a recipe for my favorite kind of bride! Meg had me happy dancing from her very first email! And any man that proposes in Charleston (Notebook fans, it was at the Boone Hall Plantation - Allie's summer home!) and then flies his fiancée back to CT for a surprise engagement party, is okay in my book! Ned, you killed it! :)

We had the BEST time exploring The Castle at Skylands Manor & Botanical Garden together! The castle was drenched in warm sunshine, making the stone carvings and cascading ivy feel like a little piece of Italy right here in New Jersey!

BLING!!!

This is why photographers love golden hour!!

Ned and Meg, we are so excited for your wedding and can hardly wait the year until it arrives!

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