Cassie & Jason Married: Ely Fair, Oklahoma City Wedding Photographers go to Florida

Alas! The anticipated Cassie and Jason wedding post!

Cassie majored in graphic design with me at OSU (go pokes!), and I have been looking forward to photographing her wedding from day one when she asked me to. For the obvious reasons- one: Florida. Two: She’s a sweet friend. But the third: she is a fantastic designer, and has great dedication to detail and organization. She was always the one that reminded me when we had sketch deadlines in class, or when it had been canceled for the day– pretty much took care of me in college. :)

I had been hearing for months about the fun little things she was designing for the wedding, and all the special things she was doing. So I’ve was very excited to photograph this one for a multitude of reasons, and I am very excited to share!

Cassie’s parents drove a U-haul from Oklahoma to Florida with all of the wedding decor, including the supplies for this bamboo pergola. And then built it when they got here. Can you believe that?? Cassie is one loved girl.

Cassie LOVES color. And she used it beautifully throughout the wedding. I thought her paper flower centerpieces were perfect because she was able to prepare them ahead of time to send in the U-Haul with her parents– all the way from Oklahoma…they are saints!

I really loved the sand dollar guest book that she did. Guests signed the sand dollars and put it into the glass jar, and Cassie and Jason will keep it as decoration in their house.

One of my favorite stories from the wedding is the Peanut Story. Apparently, when Cassie and Jason started dating, they had a running joke of hiding a peanut at each others places. And then once one of them found it, they’d hide it at the others. Well, Jason had hid it for Cassie the last time months before the wedding. So when she found it, she kept it and saved so she could put it in his jar for the sand ceremony. He was so surprised, and their laughter was infectious when he saw it drift through the sand. I thought it was such a sweet and thoughtful touch. Cassie, I love you, and am so happy for you.  Jason– welcome to the GD (graphic design) family.

Vendors: Invite/program/detail designer: Cassie Drake,  Wedding dress: Bella Rose Bridal in Edmond, OK, Garter: Lola in Lace, Location: Caypointe Villas in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, Steel drum player: Alphasteel (Eddie), Hair: Breanna Ybarra with Dallas & Co., Bridal Party Flowers: Rose Garden Flowers & Gifts, Inc., Officiate: Kissing Fish Weddings, Rentals: Coast to Coast Rentals (tables, chairs, linens & tent), Photographers: Ely Fair Photography, LLC

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  1. Sommer
    Posted 10 06 10 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    WOW! Everything was so perfect and beautiful!! Amazing pictures Elyse! Brought a tear to my eye :)

  2. Cassie Post
    Posted 10 06 10 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much! These are just amazing! They make me feel how I did that day, ridiculously happy!

  3. Cathy & Dan Post
    Posted 10 06 10 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely beautiful!! You and Ryan did a great job.
    You captured the joy that we all felt on this wonderful occasion. Thank you both for being there for Cassie and Jason.

  4. lindsay
    Posted 10 06 10 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    these look amazing! and cassie, the wedding looked stunning, you were beautiful!

  5. Carmen Carver
    Posted 10 06 10 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    Perfect! Beautiful work by all!

  6. Lindsey Post
    Posted 10 06 10 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    GORGEOUS! I’m so glad you and Ryan were able to come and take such amazing photos! I can’t wait to see more!

  7. Posted 10 07 10 at 6:20 am | Permalink

    Absolutely breathtakingly beatiful. ! Thank you for sharing your joy and love with our villas! . Our beach never looked so complete!

  8. Mauri King
    Posted 10 07 10 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    So beautiful!! Was a fun time.

  9. Judy Hamilton
    Posted 10 07 10 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Such a beautiful celebration I want to do it all over again and again. Love the pictures. Great to relive through the photo’s.

  10. Posted 10 07 10 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Made me laugh and smile and get teary all at the same time. What a wonderful day captured so beautifully!

  11. Kristin Rogers
    Posted 10 07 10 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    LOVE these!! Great Job! I got goosebumps just remembering how happy Cassie and Jason were that day! :)

  12. Rebecca Lilly
    Posted 10 07 10 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Fabulous photos! What fun!

  13. Posted 10 07 10 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Awesome photos. Cassie and Jason are a gorgeous couple. It certainly was a beautiful wedding and day.

  14. Posted 10 07 10 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    These are beautiful, Elyse! I love them! You did an awesome job:)

    So happy for Cassie – she looks beautiful and she put together a beautiful wedding! And she couldn’t have picked a better person to capture it all:)

  15. Andrea
    Posted 10 08 10 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    what a fun way to celeberate your wedding! I loved the pictures. See you soon Andrea

  16. Breanna Ybarra
    Posted 10 08 10 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Wow! What can I say but…WOW!!!

  17. Susan
    Posted 10 09 10 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    Great photos of a unique and beautiful event. Impressive! Love the bride’s hair.

  18. Kara Drake
    Posted 10 09 10 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    The pictures are beautiful!! I am so blessed I could experience it in person. From the sun setting to the decorations, everything was gorgeous. I love you Jason and Cassie!

  19. jack holmes
    Posted 10 09 10 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    LOVE LOVE LOVE these pictures. Sure wish someone would make me look this GREAT. Looking at these brought tears to my eyes as I relived the event.

  20. Posted 10 09 10 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Wow! What beautiful pictures, wow!!!!! Thank you so much for having us as a part of your most special day. The time we spent with you and your entire family was fabulous and we hope nothing but the best for you.
    Love Chuck and Carey!!!!

  21. Sheiva Ghazanfari
    Posted 10 10 10 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    Cassie these pictures are amazing and you look beautiful!!!! Love your hair & dress :) It looks like it was such a beautiful wedding!

  22. Posted 10 13 10 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    wow elise! These are beautiful. And what a fun and gorgeous wedding to photograph! It all came together lovely!!

  23. Posted 10 28 10 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Cassie & Jason your wedding was absolutely GORGEOUS! I found your photos here from Lynn @ CayPointe Villa because we too are getting married at CayPointe Villa in January 2011. We are already so excited for our special day there in FL but seeing your photos have made us even MORE excited, honestly didn’t think it was possible! I had some questions about items you used for the wedding that I would LOVE to ask you if it is possible for you to email me privately at

    Congratulations on a beautiful wedding, an even more beautiful marriage and future to you both!

    Kimberly & Timothy

  24. danielle sutter
    Posted 02 10 11 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    So, i was just looking up wedding photographer’s and i found this site, but fell in love with the bridal gown? Can someone tell me who is the designer?

    • Posted 02 15 11 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

      Hi Danielle- The designer’s name is Maggie Sottero. Hope that helps, let me know you we can help you with any of your photographic needs!

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