SPRING LAKE BATH & TENNIS CLUB WEDDING: DAVE + CHRISTA

I am so excited to share Dave + Christa's gorgeous wedding at the Spring Lake Bath & Tennis Club! I fell in love with Dave + Christa at their Hoboken engagement session earlier this year, and being with them on their wedding day was incredible! The whole day went so smoothly (thanks to Alida, Angela, and Montana of Juliet Events!). Christa and her maids got ready at the Johnson House Inn in Spring Lake, NJ - a location I would recommend to any bride! It was beautiful and full of natural light, my favorite!

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Pop quiz: Do you know what the sixpence is for? Yea, I didn't either. Turns out, there is a 5th line to that infamous wedding poem! "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe."

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Christa and Dave incorporated lots of family photos into their wedding day. My favorite detail was in Christa's bouquet. She attached a framed photo of each of her grandmothers!

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If you've read my blog for more than 5 minutes, you know I love first looks and have lately fallen in love with "Daddy's First Look." Well, I have a new favorite...Grandfather's First Look! So precious!

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My amazing second photographer (and husband) was able to capture this beautiful photo of Christa arriving to the church! Love it - good job babe! :)

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The couple was wed at St. Catharine Church in Spring Lake, NJ. It's one of the most gorgeous churches I've ever been in!

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How cute are these kids?! They are all of Dave's nieces and nephews!

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This bench is where it all started. They met at a friend's wedding and talked for hours in this very spot! 

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I'd been dreaming about photographing a big Princess-like ballgown for months! #LivingtheDream

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One of my personal favorite moments of the day! See that contraption on the left side of the photo? That's a same-day slideshow I presented to the couple on my iPad. Watching Christa's tears of joy reminded me why I do what I do. Moments like these are what I live for! :)

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I wanted to jump in. Instead I photographed it. The evening ended with laughter from the dance floor competing with the crashing waves from the beach across the street. Perfection!

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Hotel: Johnson House Inn // Church: St. Catharine Church // Venue: Spring Lake Bath & Tennis Club // Florist: Wallflowers // Event Planner: Juliet Events // Bouquet Charms: Thoughtfully Designed // The Dress: Stefan Jolie via Bijou Bridal // The shoes: Something Bleu // Accessories: Roberta Chiarella and Nadri // Hair & Make-Up Artist: Margie Bresciani // Bridesmaids' Dresses: Watters via Bijou Bridal // Monogrammed Pashminas: Miss Monogram // Invitations: Crane & Co. and Carlson Craft // Vintage Car: Santos Limousine // Men's Attire: Pat the Tailor // Reception Stationery: Marrygrams // Band: Brian Kirk and the Jirks // Cake: Chocolate Carousel // Photography: Cassi Claire // The End!

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