On a three and a half week mission visit to Africa 4 years ago, Caitlin met Nathan and the love letters began. In the early months of 2011 Caitlin walked into Nathan’s room and found herself standing under a ceiling of hanging paper. Draped above her was every letter she had written to Nathan since they began exchanging notes. He handed Cailtin a final note that he hoped would begin a new chapter in their life. The note read, “I have one question for you.” She looked over and Nathan was on one knee. After she said yes, Nathan poured champagne and handed her a cup of strawberries, (replicating the cup of strawberries she gave him the day they met) and they watched a slideshow of pictures Nathan had put together reflecting on their past four years together.
The planning was simple. The couple decided on a short engagement with a wedding date of June 26, 2011, giving them 3 months to create a magical event.
Some of the most enjoyable time planning together was deciding how they would entertain their guests. The couple chose to incorporate music through out. One of her favorite musical moments was when Nathan and Cailtin placed personalized rocks they had purchased on Etsy.com on each table through out the beginning of the reception signifying which table could go to the buffet. Caitlin had decided to use the programs as fans in lieu of the season’s warmer weather and the couple opted out of the traditional favor, instead asking guests for donations for the Crossroads Children’s Orphanage in which they supported while on their mission.
Venue::Viaggio Estate and Winery
Photographer::Lori Makabe Photography
Bridal Fashion::La Solle Salon
Wedding Party Fashion::Wedding Warehouse
Florist::Embellish Floral Design