A wedding is a beautifully personal expression; every couple I meet values slightly different things on the day they tie the knot! It’s one of the things I love about being a wedding photographer. I always feel privileged to get to see the details of each unique ceremony come together, to watch the couple and their loved ones celebrate in their very own way! For Cathleen and Thomas, making sure that their families and friends had an amazing time was clearly one of their biggest wedding priorities…and they truly succeeded!
These two met at a football watching party, and it seems that Thomas was smitten with Cathleen almost immediately! When they ran into each other two weeks later, Thomas confessed that he’d developed a serious crush…and won Cathleen over by coming right out and admitting it! It was a match, of course. 🙂 Three years later, Cathleen dropped by his house, thinking that they were headed to a Christmas party. But when she walked through the door, she was met with flowers, music, champagne…and one very important question! Afterwards, the newly engaged couple made their way to a restaurant where Thomas had booked a private room. He’d also gathered family members from far and wide to surprise Cathleen!
Their ceremony at Christ Episcopal Church was absolutely joyous. The bride’s dress originally belonged to her grandmother, in fact, Cathleen was the 6th person to become a wife in this very special garment. So beautiful! The 350+ guests were warmly greeted by the bride and groom at the reception (held at the Charlotte Country Club), and then everyone thoroughly rocked the dance floor! It was a big, fun, fantastic wedding…and friends and family clearly had the time of their lives sending these two off into a new chapter as husband and wife! Below is a sneak peek of their big day!
Design and Coordination: Hall & Webb Events / Ceremony: Christ Episcopal Church / Reception: Charlotte Country Club / Florist: In Bloom LTD / Paper goods: Catherine Craft Designs / Reception Band: Sol Fusion / Hair and makeup: Who’s the Fairest / Bridesmaids dresses: Dessy / Videographer: The Reel Wedding