Caitlin and George’s special day began at Caitlin’s sweet grandmother’s home (what lovely gardens she keeps!). Caitlin and her ladies gathered in the kitchen and dining room to have their hair and makeup done by the team from Hair & There. They shared hair and makeup stories (like the one time Caitlin wanted those classic twists from the 90’s in her hair for prom and ended up with something WAY different), made each other laugh, and nibbled on snacks. Team SHP made great use of the getting ready time. Sarah took portraits of Caitlin’s dress with all the bridesmaid’s dresses as well as some solo dress shots. Each dress each had adorable hand decorated hangers made by Caitlin. Jenn took photographs of Caitlin’s details while waiting for the men to arrive. When Caitlin was able to get a glimpse of her hair once it was done, she couldn’t help but get a little choked up – with some flowers tucked in back and a sparkly tiara atop her head – it was beautiful and everything she had imagined. Her ladies and family oogled over how beautiful Caitlin looked!
George arrived with his guys and they made their way downstairs without seeing Caitlin. Once the guys were all buttoned up and tucked in, it was time for Caitlin and George to see each other for the first time that day. Caitlin’s grandmother’s yard provided a lovely early fall back drop for the first look moment and some couple’s portraits. Caitlin was all smiles as she approached George and placed her hand on his shoulder, waiting for him to turn around. Once they shared their sweet moment, they posed for a few shots against that dreamy background.
Camp Brockway at Pratt’s Falls Park was just a short 4 minute drive from grandma’s house. SHP beat the wedding party their by a few minutes and started taking photographs of the interior and details. When Caitlin came in and saw what her friends and family had accomplished with the space, she again, became a little choked up. Lovely red, orange and green autumn inspired lanterns with LED tea lights hung from the every beam of the cabin. Blooming Gals floral arrangements adorned all the tables and filled the mantelpiece. Caitlin’s handmade, gold animal table number holders sparkled in their places. Each place setting was marked with a caramel apple too! She even made the cake topper – two golden fox adorned in their wedding best! She is a zookeeper, so it was very important to her to incorporate animals into their big day. Caitlin and George introduced their guests to several conservation organizations and invited them to donate to these causes in lieu of gifts. They had a table of information on each one with handcrafted boxes for the donations. What an awesome idea! Kirk of Select Receptions surprised the couple with some uplighting in the space which made everything glow with warmth! Once Caitlin composed her overflowing joy, everyone took their places for the ceremony.
With a brief but lovely ceremony behind them, Caitlin and George posed for photographs with their loved ones while guests enjoyed deviled eggs and pulled pork sliders from Dinosaur BBQ. Once the couple was introduced to the reception they shared their first dance in front of everyone. Both Caitlin’s grandmas got to witness it! Guests were then treated to an awesome buffet of Dinosaur BBQ complete with bangin’ cheesecake!
After they cut their wedding cake, the dance floor opened and Kirk got everyone out there – even Caitlin’s grandmas – they sure did boogie! Before the sun was set, Sarah took Caitlin and George back out for a few evening couple’s photos. Here are some highlights from their sweet Big Day:
Congratulations and Best Wishes Mr. Glass & Mrs. Gordnier!
Featured Wedding Professionals || Groomsmen Attire – Men’s Wearhouse | Hair & Makeup Artists – Hair & There Salon | Caterer – Dinosaur BBQ | Cake – Murphy’s Specialized Pastry | Florist – Blooming Gals | DJ – Select Receptions |