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Maplewood Country Club Wedding by Cassi Claire Photography

By Keri

Hello and happy Friday! This next post holds a very special place in my heart. Not only was this gorgeous country club wedding shot by my own wedding photographer, the fabulous, Cassi Claire  of Cassi Claire Photography, but the beautiful bride is also a very dear friend. I literally squealed with excitement when this beauty landed in our East Coast Bride inbox and I’m sure you will understand why. Just check out those beautiful bouquets, custom table “number” signs, designed by the bride’s talented brother, and I’m sorry but have you ever seen a more gorgeous bride? Look at those beautiful eyes! I know I’m biased but there is no denying the loveliness of this fantastic New Jersey affair.

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From the beautiful bride, Gillian…

I didn’t have specific colors or theme in mind but I just wanted it to be springy, relaxed, fun with good food, drinks and music! 

We got married in the church I grew up in, which was very important to my parents as well, and we chose to have our reception at the Maplewood Country Club which is the town where we bought our first house after we got engaged so we kept everything close by- we even had our Rehearsal dinner in our back yard. We have traveled a lot together over the last few years so we named the tables after our favorite places and included a few pictures of us at that city as more table decorations. We were primarily concerned that everyone would have a great time so we danced the night away on the dance floor with everyone else to keep the party going! 

My favorite part of my wedding day was walking down the aisle, seeing Dan at the end and all my friends and family on either side of me. I was smiling ear to ear the whole way down. 


vendors: Ceremony: Christ Church Short Hills // venue: Maplewood Country Club // photographer: Cassi Claire Photography // bride’s dress: Ann Taylor Wedding // hair & makeup: Clips of Summit // bridesmaids’ clutches: KaraMiaSofia via etsy // bridesmaids’ dresses: Ann Taylor Wedding // men’s attire: Express // florals: Flowers from Hannah // music: Scratch Weddings // Stationery: designed by a friend, printed from Vistaprint // table signs: Syracuse Signs

 Cassi Claire is a member of our vendor guide.

3 Comments on Maplewood Country Club Wedding by Cassi Claire Photography

  1. Rev. Gordon Webster
    July 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm (461 days ago)

    As the best man at the wedding of Dr. Donald Syracuse and Mrs. Audena Syracuse, the parents of this beautiful bride, Gillian Syracuse, now Mrs. Dan Chandre, it was a joy for Gloria and me to witness the happiness created
    by Dan and Gillian at their New Jersey wedding. Our joy is the celebration that marks another multi-generational turning point in these friendships. They began when Gillian’s father and I were six, then Don and Dena’s wedding, then Don as best man at Gordon and Gloria’s wedding, then our children’s baptisms, and now their own weddings. Scott, Kyle, Gillian, and Holly are our future, and that future is bright ! To Dan and Gillian much happiness and fecundity !!

  2. Cassi Claire
    July 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm (461 days ago)

    Lovely lovely words!!! Thank you so much for such an amazing feature!!! xoxo!!


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    [...] am so excited and honored to have Dan and Gill’s wedding from this past May featured on The East Coast Bride.  As soon as I got in my car at the end of their wedding, I knew this couple had put together a [...]


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