It's a good thing the weather on their wedding day was nothing like the weather on the day Brendan proposed to Jaimie! On the morning of Hurricane Irene's arrival, Brendan decided that a bike ride would be a good idea! Against Jaimie's will and the storm clouds brewing above, the two mounted their bikes and rode through Valley Forge Park. After a little while, they came across a huge tree...a tree that Brendan claimed to be the oldest tree in all of Pennsylvania! Jaimie thought, like most sane people would, that he was being totally absurd, but because she loved him she still got off her bike to investigate his claim. When she turned around, he was down on one knee. She was absolutely shocked! And about to be completely soaked! But Jaimie says it was the best bike ride home in a hurricane EVER! :)

Luckily, they had the complete opposite weather for their big day! You know the type of day I'm talking about...sunshine with a splash of cool breeze, no humidity, a big blue sky - the kind of light that just makes every color "pop!"  Which was pretty perfect for Jaimie's soft orange, peach, and navy blue wedding! I love, love, love the rustic tone of their day - thanks in part to The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort!

I am so excited Jaimie and Brendan opted to do a First Look! These are always my favorite photos! Just look at the joy on Brendan's face as he sees his bride for the first time...you can't beat that! :)

Jaim, best face ever! 

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Venue: Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort •  Photography: Cassi Claire •  The Dress: Melissa Sweet •  Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBGeneration •  Guys' Tuxes: Wilke Rodriguez by Men's Warehouse •  Florist: Bloom by Melanie •  Programs: Lauren Allison (Maid of Honor) •  Ceremony Musicians:  Abbey Reed and Jonathan Brelsford •  DJ: TAG DJs •  Centerpieces: DIY •  Favors: CustomLoveGifts •  Cake: Merry's Custom Cakes •  Photobooth: Cool Pix Photobooth •  And a very special thank you to AMAZING second photographer Jaine Kershner! 

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