This wedding has been pulling at my heart strings from the moment I opened it. It’s a huge reminder of what is truly important. When this Bride received the heart-wrenching news of her father’s cancer diagnosis, there was no question she would move the wedding date so he could be there. With the help of Cassandre Snyder Events, the wedding went off without a hitch, and thanks to Judith Rae this family now has beautiful images that captured the beyond priceless memories. See them all here.


From Judith RaeThis gorgeous and heartfelt winter wedding was supposed to take place in Fall of 2014. When the bride found out that her father was terminally ill with cancer and only had a few months to live, she moved her date to January 2014. With only 2-3 weeks to coordinate this wedding, planner and designer Cassandre Snyder came to the couple’s rescue and helped pull together a team of top professionals to make their day a beautiful success.

During the quick planning process Cassandre met with Jen & Doug a few times and one of the things Jen was concerned with was that this wouldn’t feel like a real wedding because they were planning it within two weeks, during Christmas and new year season with a major snow storm (nor’easter). So Cassandre worked hard to create the invitations (just to make it formal) and they made sure they planned every detail just like they would plan for a wedding with 6 months or more to plan.

The sensitivity of this wedding and the idea of capturing candid moments between the bride and her father along with the groom and their family, friends and guests was one of the reasons Cassandre called Judith Rae to capture it all. For Judith, this was a sensitive topic as her father had just passed away with cancer in late November.

Thankfully, Jen’s dad was able to walk her down the aisle and enjoy this day with her, their family and closest friends. Pretty amazing wedding for us all!

Photographer: Judith Rae | Videography: Stomping Bread Productions, Andrew King | Planner: Cassandre Snyder Events | Floral Design: Cassandre Snyder Events | Invitations: Cassandre Snyder Events | Couple Portraits: Philadelphia Museum Of Art | Lighting & Draping: JB Lighting Production | Makeup & Hair: M Kouture Beauty Designs | Wedding Venue: Touch Of Class By Candlelite

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