MY BROTHER IS MARRIED!!! I know what you're thinking...but wait, Cassi, didn't your brother get married last year? Well, yes, technicaaaallly, but THIS was the big momma wedding we've all been waiting for! I was especially looking forward to this wedding because it was going to be in Cape May, and Cape May is the perfect place for a wedding! I'm so happy to finally call myself a Cape May wedding photographer! And don't even get me started on how excited/nervous I was to be photographing my own brother's wedding! I could barely sleep the night before! My mind was racing with all the fun things I wanted to do with them and all the amazing memories we'd be making! Needless to say, this is going to be a long blog post haha! :)
We started off the day at the Hotel Alcott, where the groom and his groomsmen got ready! I normally leave the groom's morning prep time to my second shooter, but I couldn't let Tina have all the fun! I showed up early to spend some time with the guys...
When I left to photograph Michelle getting ready, my good friend Tina took over for me with the guys. I love these beautiful photos she captured!
That's my poppa! He's so happy to have his own bride, Lisa, helping him get ready for the day!
Congress Hall is the most perfect place for a wedding! I'm obsessed with the bright colors, beauty, and history!
Michelle and Fred chose coral as one of their main colors, so I was super happy to find this coral wall in Congress Hall!
Love love love! This "Meet Me at Congress Hall" yellow bike was so fitting!
Fralinger's Salt Water Taffy is the best in Cape May - hands down!
The happy couple was serenaded by locals as we walked past!
Love this photo of my two brothers! They're the best brothers a girl could ask for!
Wedding ceremony at Congress Hall on a perfect blue sky day!
Meet Brian & Kelly, my parents best friends - aka my second set of parents!
My favorite moment!! My niece Mia walking down the aisle!
I don't normally include family photos in my blog posts, but I think I can make an exception for my own family! #LOVETHEM Oh yeah, and thank you guys for helping me pick out the perfect outfit!
The aqua blue walls inside Congress Hall are my favorite! My skirt matched the decor!
My brother Kevin giving his best man toast (and trying his hardest to hide his nerves!).
Parent dances always make me tear up! Although, this time I was able to do so from my own chair! Once the salad was served, I let Tina take over so I could party with everyone! Best idea I've ever had, thank you Tina! :)
Me and my aunti Millie!
I think this is my favorite photo with my parents ever! Even though my left eye clearly didn't want to be in the photo...
Michelle didn't wait too long for her trash the dress photos, as they ended the night with a dip in the ocean! ! I'm so happy I was able to be a part of the best wedding ever (eh hem...aside from my own, of course!) with the greatest people on earth! Love you all! <3
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Ceremony & Reception Site: Congress Hall // Photography: Cassi Claire // Groom Morning Location: Hotel Alcott // Officiant: Mayor Pam Kaithern // Flowers: The Manic Botanic // Hair Stylist: Creations Hair Boutique // Make-Up Artist: Nichole Martuccio // Bride & Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal // Bride's Shoes: DSW // Rings: Boston Louis Jewelers // Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse // Invitations: Minted // Programs, Table Numbers, Escort Cards: DIY // Menu Cards: Kimberly Orsillo-Scott // Guestbook: Red Otter Creative // Favors: Donation to American Cancer Society // Cocktail Hour Entertainment: Orest Artymiw // Reception Entertainment: Center Stage Entertainment // Photo Booth: Exit Zero // Salt Water Taffy in Candy Bar: The Original Fudge Kitchen // The End!
Cassi Claire is a New Jersey & Destination wedding photographer
that specializes in vineyard, estate, and waterfront weddings!