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***EDITED TO ADD: An image from this wedding was selected as a finalist for Best Wedding Photo of 2013 by The Bride Link. If you love this couple or if you just loved their wedding photos ... you can vote by following THIS LINK and "liking" your favorite image.
This fall I photographed the most amazing wedding at Castleton Farms. It was like every element of this day was practically flawless ... from the beautiful couple down to the weather and even the tinest details ... everything was perfect. It was actually my last wedding of the year and I couldn't have ended the year on a sweeter note.
I have a ton of images to share from this gorgeous event so this is going to be a lengthy one. I have also included an interview with the bride, Cassidy. Enjoy!
Bride's Accessories: JCrew
Every minute of it. One month later and I still wish I could relive it over and over again! But, seeing Daniel before the wedding was so powerful. I was surprised by how emotional I became. It is a memory I will always cherish.
Was there a moment when you knew you were in love?
One moment when we knew we really had something amazing, was in a little Italian restaurant back in our old town in Florida. The hour we were sitting and talking, it felt like time was suspended and everything made so much sense. Then we just knew that this was a really good thing. And we were and still are, very lucky.
Daniel, his sister Katie, and I headed off to visit the great Himalaya mountains to Everest Base Camp where Katie and I would be sending Daniel off to finish the Everest climb. About a week into the trip, we took a rest with the team in a lovely historic village called Tengboche. While overlooking the Kumbu Valley and a beautiful monastery behind us, he asked the question of every little girl’s dream. After crying for 45 minutes with tears happiness, Daniel asked once more if I said yes. YES!!!
Florist: Samuel Franklin
Magical, Emotional, and Fun
My favorite part about planning our wedding, was knowing we would be surrounded by the people we love most and want to celebrate this happy day with us! That was the motivation for making this the most fun day! The small details were great to have, but were not the first priority. Family and friends were first
Daniel and I wanted to have a LOT of fun with the wedding. By starting the wedding with some standard classical wedding music for the ceremony we turned it up with some classic Tennessee “Rocky Top” to begin our first walk back down the aisle as husband and wife. The first dance, father-daughter, mother-son dances, were all about a significant memory we had we each other, the rest was up to Sword Sounds making it a great night!
Half of my family is Jewish, so we wanted to included some really fun traditions like breaking the glass and of course, the Hora, or chair dance. Which I must say is scary even though you have a quarterback, Olympian, and alpinist holding you up…
Taking a traditional bouquet toss to a no-so-traditional was so much fun! Handing the bouquet off to my new sister-in-law hopefully made her laugh.
So many…My cousin, stole the dance floor away, great friends singing to classic rock, and of course our groomsmen all dressed the “correct” part for the YMCA.
We continue to live as happy as two peas in a pod. Keep living this surreal life and know how lucky we are to get to be with each other. Nothing beats falling asleep next to the person you love so much.
Besides Julie Roberts Photography, all the vendors at Castleton Farms were incredible! Thanks to Samuel Franklin Florist, True Grip Lighting, Sword Sounds, the Perfect Ending, Bangs and Blush, All Occasion Catering, All Occasion Party Rental, and of course the one and only amazing wedding coordinator at Castleton, Darla Walker. I couldn’t thank everyone enough for this spectacular day!