Tuesday, February 1, 2011

caitlin + rodney | 8.13.10

I knew Caitlin when we were in high school, but as the story goes, Caitlin joined the ARMY, fell in love with this great guy named Rodney while stationed in Iraq, and decided to marry. Classic story of girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy, and boy proposes. But there is a twist! Caitlin and Rodney were married by proxy on September 11, 2008 while in Iraq so that they could continue to serve their deployment together. Proxy meaning that while they were in Iraq, there was a ceremony held in Montana and a couple (of whom they never met) stood in for each of them!

In July of 2009, Caitlin reached out to me in regards to planning their Catholic wedding back in the states! Their ceremony was to be held at St. Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church and her reception to be held at the Winterthur Museum and Gardens, and I was ecstatic... It was great to be able to reconnect with an old friend and help her plan the wedding of their dreams! After hearing their story, I suggested to Caitlin that they should submit their love story to the Philadelphia Wedding Project. It was amazing news in October when she found out that they won six fantastic photographers from the Philadelphia Area that would visually tell their story all the way through their vendor meetings, bridal shower, hair trial, engagement session, and wedding day. Through this amazing opportunity, they were able to connect with such great vendors as Synergetic Sounds for their DJ and Lighting needs, as well as Beautiful Blooms for all of their floral centerpieces and bouquets.

Caitlin chose a color pallet of teal, aqua, and lime green
Caitlin and Rodney wanted to originally have a beach wedding, but decided that they would instead bring the beach to Winterthur Museum and Gardens! And they did just that with elements such as sand, starfish, coral, driftwood, and orchids. Take a look for yourself how their story played out through our teaser pictures that LovelyGirls captured during their special day! Stay tuned later in the week for a preview of their wedding invitation by Greenleaf Paperie!


DJ + Lighting: Jason of Synergetic Sounds
Stationery + Invites: Greenleaf Paperie
Hair + Make-up: Town and Country Salon

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