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Jekyll Island Georgia Wedding: Cassandra and Catie

Lone Pine Photography

March 29, 2014

Cassandra and Catie met in 2007 at work. Over time their breaks and days off became the same and they quickly became inseparable. 

Their engagement happened just as subtly, in conversation one day. Both wanted to get married and devote their love and life to each other, so they just started planning.

Both Cassandra and Catie love the beach, so they chose a relaxing, romantic spot on the sand for their ceremony. Their planning, however, was stressful from the beginning. Cassandra wanted to keep the costs low, so she made the bouquets, the table centerpieces, the ring box and the card box. They planned in only three months, so finding a venue proved to be very challenging. 

Lone Pine Photography
Lone Pine Photography

In addition to the short turnaround, Cassandra was a full-time nursing student, so her plate was quite full. It seemed like nothing went right. The tent she ordered was smaller than she thought. The dance floor ended up in the wrong spot. The lady with her tablecloths didn’t show up, and it rained the entire morning. Despite all of the drama, however, the day turned out to be perfect, and the reception was the best!

Lone Pine Photography
Lone Pine Photography

Cassandra particularly remembers her dad walking her down the boardwalk. Right before emerging from behind the bushes, they took a deep breath together and when she saw her soon to be wife, standing on the beach waiting for her, it took her breath away.

Lone Pine Photography
Lone Pine Photography
Lone Pine Photography
Lone Pine Photography

Her favorite memory of the day, however, was the moment after the wedding was over, when they were walking to the reception area and there were people who didn’t even know the newlyweds standing and watching the wedding. They were congratulation them – amazing for any couple, but especially for a same-sex wedding.

Lone Pine Photography
Lone Pine Photography
Lone Pine Photography

The day was full of gems. Cassandra shared, “Another great moment during the day would have to be the moment I was walking down the stairs to the condo we were staying in and I was yelling for an umbrella because it had been raining all morning and I walk out to the sun shinning and a very warm day!”

Lone Pine Photography
Lone Pine Photography

Asked if they would share any advice with other couples, Cassandra said, “Ah, wedding planning is hard, but do not let it consume you and don’t let it ruin the fun of it. The day will turn out fabulous no matter what goes wrong. The only thing that matters is you and your wife, the love you have for each other and what an amazing day you will have to remember it all!”

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Photographer:  Lone Pine Photography // Ceremony Location: Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center //

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

S. Walker is a freelance writer for GayWeddings.com.

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