Classic Spring Wedding at The Grandview Events • Cassi Claire Photography

Classic Spring Wedding at The Grandview Events • Cassi Claire Photography

Kicking off this week with an absolutely stunning wedding from Keri for Cassi Claire at The Grandview Events, and friends, it’s SO good. Hannah and Joe’s classic but modern wedding was everything we love and more. From Hannah’s plunging neckline gown and the white flowers with pale pink sahara roses, to the waterfront portraits and the most adorable couple ever, this wedding is full of emotion and endless inspiration. We will be here swooning over this pretty photos for the rest of the day, and we’re pretty sure you will, too!

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Serene Summer Wedding at The Lake House Inn • Cassi Claire Photography

Serene Summer Wedding at The Lake House Inn • Cassi Claire Photography

It finally feels like spring, and to celebrate, we have THE most beautiful wedding to share with you today, from the talented team at Cassi Claire Photography! Inspired by the 2016 Pantone Colors of the year - Serenity Blue and Rose Quartz - Julie + Nick crafted an elegant and romantic wedding day at The Lake House Inn, and friends, it's so good. A classic beaded gown, perfectly mismatched blue bridesmaid dresses, garden florals, wooden details and sparklers... we could keep going, but we'll let the pictures do the talking! A modern classic, this wedding will sure to be a favorite for a long, long time! 

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Rustic & Fun Wedding at Lake Valhalla Club • Cassi Claire Photography

Rustic & Fun Wedding at Lake Valhalla Club • Cassi Claire Photography

We know how hard it is to come back from a long weekend, but believe me, this gorgeous fall wedding from Cassi Claire Photography will be the perfect start to your day. Adam + Betty's wedding at Lake Valhalla Club is the epitome of rustic elegance. With the most perfect shade of berry, gorgeous greenery and bright white florals, their day was romantic and sweet. And while we could go on for days about how gorgeous Betty was in her lace gown, we have to give a shout out to Adam and his totally perfect gingham bow tie! Fall prep done right. 

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Green and Gold Snowy Winter Wedding Inspiration • IGNITE Workshop

Green and Gold Snowy Winter Wedding Inspiration • IGNITE Workshop

Winter brides + grooms, today is all about you! We're over the moon to be sharing this epic green + gold winter wedding styled shoot from the hosts of the IGNITE Workshop, full of snowy landscapes, a donut bar and a duck. Yes, a duck! The six local photographers behind the IGNITE workshop dreamed up a way to combine an educational seminar and hands-on shooting, and the result... well, the photos speak for themselves. The inspiration here is endless, and proof that even in the midst of winter, there is endless beauty outdoors. 

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Summer Wedding at Highlands Country Club • Cassi Claire Photography

 

Literally ALL the heart eyes for this summer wedding from Cassi Claire Photography! Words cannot do justice in conveying how stunning these images are... every detail from the dress to the flower, and even the bride and groom themselves... We know you'll fall in love with this wedding just as quickly as we did. 


From the Bride: Even before Matt and I got engaged, we always wondered where we would have our wedding given that our families are 3 hours apart. We came up with the idea of getting married somewhere between our two families to make it convenient and also have the opportunity to explore a new area. Once we got engaged, we stuck to that idea and looked at a bunch of venues between Long Island and Albany, NY. When we came across Highlands Country Club in Garrison, we knew immediately that it was the clear winner. It had everything we could have hoped for – a charming, intimate feel with so many gorgeous, easy-going details, and an absolutely stunning outside veranda. It was perfect for us and set the tone so well for the rustic chic theme we had in mind. Once we booked Highlands Country Club everything fell into place in terms of our décor and little details. Since we were getting married in June, we wanted to keep the color scheme very light and whimsical with pops of beautiful soft corals and pinks. For our wedding inspiration, we looked to Martha Stewart and the beautiful real weddings on Style Me Pretty to come up with the little ideas we knew we wanted to try. Throughout the months of our wedding prep we always tried to keep it simple and fun, focusing on just a few things at a time so that it never got too overwhelming. With the help of our amazing vendors and a few exciting DIY projects, everything we imagined seemed to fall into place so effortlessly. As our wedding drew closer, one of the most rewarding parts of the planning was seeing all of our details come together in a way that was even better than we had pictured it. From the intimate, happy setting to the light-hearted, fun feel, everything really felt perfect. Our wedding was everything we hoped it would be and so much more.

Vendors : Ceremony Site: Church of St. Joachim-St. John the Evangelist | Reception Site: Highlands Country Club | Photography: Cassi Claire | Groom Morning Location: Whistling Willies Restaurant and Bar | Officiant: Uncle Tony | Floral Designer: The Rosery Flower Shop | Bride's Dress: Theia via Angela's Bridal | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo| Engagement Ring: Jewels & Gems (Israel Esquenazi)  | Wedding Rings & Pearl Bracelet: Hannoush Jewelers | Veil & Sash: Angela's Bridal : Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August,  Rachel Pally, Amsale,  BCBG Maxazria | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Groom's Watch: Raymond Weil | Groomsmen's Attire: Jos. A. Bank : Hair Stylist: Ambiance Salon and Day Spa | Make-Up Artist (Bride): Amanda Filli | Makeup Artist (Bridesmaids): Ambiance Salon and Day Spa | Transportation: Silver Star Limousine | Invitations: Lion in the Sun (Designer: B.T. Elements) | Programs: DIY | Table Numbers, Card Box, Guestbook: Morgann Hill Designs Escort Cards: DIY & Calligraphy by Cathy | Escort Card Stand: Floras Avenue (Huntington, NY) | Macaron Favors: Kiss My Cake (tags DIY) | Wedding Cake: Molly Gallo | Entertainment: L.I. Nights Entertainment | Videography: Spark Story Cinema
 

Rustic Elegance at Red Maple Vineyards • Cassi Claire Photography

 

This wedding from Cassi Claire Photography will absolutely put a smile on your face this morning. Cassi captured Iliza and Alan's rustic wedding at Red Maple Vineyards last fall, and the entire day was full of emotion, personal touches and FUN. Iliza and Alan define what joy looks like on your wedding day, and are absolutely adorable. 


From the Bride: Alan and I planned our wedding together, and we both felt so much ownership and excitement for the day. More than anything, we wanted our wedding to feel like a true representation of us and the things we love—the outdoors, lots of seafood and lots of dancing! It was so important to us that we enjoyed our wedding, and so we adapted or threw out traditions that didn’t fit that vision. My favorite choice we made was doing our first look many hours before the ceremony: we actually got to be together for most of our wedding day, which just felt right. The day was for us and we could not wait to live in the moment together. We also took all of the family photos and portraits before the ceremony, and so we didn’t miss a second of our cocktail hour or time on the dance floor.

Alan described our wedding style as “farm formal”—a term that our friends like to joke about because, really, what does that mean?! But it works, and Red Maple Vineyard was the perfect backdrop for a comfortable, rustic celebration with hints of fancy. We were especially drawn to the gorgeous ceremony site overlooking the Hudson River. Leading up to the wedding, the weather report was terrible: 60% chance of thunderstorms! But just an hour before the ceremony we decided to chance it and get married on that amazing hill. We are so glad we did! We were married by Alan’s minister from growing up which made the moment so personal, and we wrote our own vows together. The weather held out for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and it didn’t start to rain until just minutes after all of our guests were safely seated for dinner under the tent.

Our vendors did an amazing job making our vision come to life, and because of them, the reception was magical, delicious and an absolute dance PARTY! We also wanted to incorporate personal touches to make the day our own. We both carried family heirlooms: Alan a handkerchief that his great-grandmother and his mom each had at their weddings, and I wrapped lace from my mom’s wedding dress around my bouquet. I learned calligraphy for the invitations and escort cards, and my mom made the runners for the bridal table and the escort card display. We labeled the tables with sea creatures instead of numbers—just another reminder of our love of the ocean and diving—and we incorporated a whale tail on our invitations, as whales hold extra special meaning to us. But by far the biggest undertaking was the favors! Alan and I made 200 jars of pickles which were set at each place setting. It was the most time-consuming project we did, but we were really excited that our guests walked away with something that truly felt like a piece of us. 

Vendors: Photography & FUNbooth: Cassi Claire | Ceremony & Reception Site: Red Maple Vineyard  | Catering: Cornerstone Catering  | Officiant: Rev. Paul Whitmore | Flowers: The Green Cottage  | Bride's Dress: Augusta Jones via Rana Bridal | Bride's Shoes: Sperry Topsider | The Rings: Klim Jewelry (Elena) | Veil:  Rana Bridal | Hairpin family heirloom | Groom's Attire: Canali from Ed Mitchells | Groomsmen's Attire: Bonobos  | Ties: Vineyard Vines  | Hair Stylist: Studio One Hair Design (Amanda) | Make-Up Artist: Kathy Genchi | Invitations, Programs, Menu Cards, Welcome Cards: AMG Design Co.  | Table Numbers, Escort Cards, Guestbook, Favors: DIY | Entertainment: Silver Arrow Band  | Coffee: Between Friends Roasting

 

Celtic Inspired Fall Wedding at Mineral Springs • Cassi Claire Photography

 

There's no better way to launch this space than with a gorgeous wedding from Cassi Claire Photography. The colors, the setting, the creative DIY projects from the bride... all captured perfectly on a stunning November day. If I had to pick, I'd say Julia's dress was the show-stopper, but, then again, this adorable couple could make anything look good! 


From Cassi: These two cuties were married at Jacksonville Chapel the weekend before Thanksgiving. They celebrated their reception at the Minerals Resort Hotel in Vernon, NJ. For a late-November wedding, we couldn’t have asked for better weather. The sun was shining bright all day long which helped us create some really dreamy portraits! Julia and Dave’s wedding day was infused with navy and fall colors, but also had Celtic touches sprinkled throughout. I especially love that Julia wore her grandmother’s Celtic ring as her something old. The bride was a vision in her gorgeous Hayley Paige Guindon Gown. Although, my favorite detail of the day was how the couple included their new last name Happe into the mix with the clever hashtag "happeeverafter!

Vendors: Photographer: Cassi Claire Photography | Ceremony Venue: Jacksonville Chapel | Reception Venue: Crystal Golf Resort Minerals Hotel | Florist: Lousia Testa | Hair + Makeup: I Do Your Hair & Makeup | Dress: Hailey Paige | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Stationery: Ann's Bridal | Music: Silver Arrow Band | Videography: Be Films Cinema | Cake: Palermo's Bakery