I deeply sighed when I got to my car. I was so upset the day was over because Caitlin and Ed’s wedding in Sicklerville NJ at Brigalias was an absolute blast. Not only was it a TON of fun, but their family was amazingly gracious towards myself, and my amazing second shooter, Susan, their bridal parties were a BLAST (wait til you see what the guys were wearing), Caitlin and Ed were more in love than words could describe, the sun was shining, the timeline was on point, and the dance floor was hoppin’ all night. Honestly, as a photographer, I couldn’t have asked for a better day, but I guess it had to end at some point. The girls got ready at Caitlin’s mom’s house where mimosas were flowing and dance parties were breaking out all morning. We shamelessly (included myself) danced to Shakira just a little bit. (Waka waka anyone?)
While the girls were busy brushing up on their dance moves the guys were saving the planet. Avengers assemble! Seriously, didn’t I tell you to get excited to see their attire? Don’t worry, they didn’t wear this to the ceremony, but their superhero characters were definitely hiding under their tuxedos. Susan had the best morning with these guys and I can’t thank them enough for being so welcoming to us! I absolutely love how goofy everyone was- I love when you get to see someone’s true spirit shine on their wedding day and this was one of the best examples.
And then come the waterworks. Seriously, I was a mess, luckily no one is looking at the photographer when the bride is about to coming down the aisle because I was crying A LOT. Caitlin’s mom walked her down the aisle and from the second the doors opened, not a dry eye filled the room. Honestly, I’m crying as I write this because Caitlin and Ed’s love for one another is SO powerful. The ceremony was emotional to the end, and a wonderful joining of two incredible people. The day continued to be a ton of fun as we adventured around the property for bride and groom portraits and formals! Every part of this day was fun. and the reception was no exception. The dance floor was groovin’ all night, and Caitlin and Ed’s LOVE for music was so apparent as I watched them have the time of their lives. Their first dance was to Dave Matthew’s and I couldn’t think of anything more fitting for the two of them.
As I mentioned, the night sadly had to come to an end as I walked to my car. It left me feeling so many things: love, admiration, happy, grateful, blessed. I can’t believe I get to do this as a career and tell amazing stories like Caitlin and Ed’s. I get to document love and life that will live on, and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my days. Thank you Caitlin, and Ed for trusting me with these wonderful memories. I’m honored to call you friends, and am so excited to see where your journey will take you.