Kaitlyn and Mitch were high school sweethearts, but not in the way you're thinking... They're both teachers and coaches at the same high school! With the many extra curricular activities that they support, they quickly became friends. As time went on, that friendship turned into a 'best friendship' and then, love. We love how each knew they had found 'the one': Mitch acknowledged that it was so easy to be around Kaitlyn and she said that life just made sense with him by her side.
Mitch actually had the revelation that Kaitlyn was 'the one' during a special dinner at Plumsteadville Inn, so that's where he decided to ask her to be his wife! While Kaitlyn was perusing the menu, Mitch left the table (Kaitlyn didn't realize that he was making sure everything was all set with the staff). When he returned, he got down on one knee and proposed! Kaitlyn of course, said yes! After the applause from the surrounding tables subsided, he let her know that both of their parents were there waiting to celebrate with them.
Let's fast forward now to their wonderful wedding day! Kaitlyn got ready at her parents' home where her mother and matron of honor helped her put on her dress and accessories. Kaitlyn was such a beautiful bride! She wore a fabulous strapless Anne Barge gown with a lovely fit and flare silhouette and a subtle corset bodice. It featured delicate lace appliqués and just the right amount of sparkle. Kaitlyn carried a striking bouquet overflowing with greenery and blooms in shades of magenta, violet and rose from Allium Floral Design. She didn't have a first look before the wedding with Mitch, but did share that special moment with her father. He was so overjoyed to see his beautiful daughter in her wedding gown, ready to head off to the church for the ceremony.
Kaitlyn and Mitch crossed the river into New Jersey for their ceremony at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in the town of Alpha. Reverend Monsignor Lawler delivered a wonderful mass and led the couple to recite their traditional marriage vows. They were pronounced 'husband and wife', then greeted their guests in a traditional receiving line. When it was time for additional photos, they exited the church while their friends and family cheered and waved celebratory flags made by Kaitlyn's cousin.
Littlewing Studio Photography took photos of the special day's events and it was truly wonderful to work with their team, Kristi, Scott and Ciara. And their photos are fantastic! Check them out on their website's journal!
The reception then kicked off at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, PA. The club's ballroom was decorated so beautifully with flowers that coordinated with the bridal party's bouquets. The doors opened and Kaitlyn and Mitch entered the ballroom to cheers and very exciting lighting effects, then danced their first dance together, complete with a dip and many kisses!
We were treated to such witty and wonderful toasts that evening from Kaitlyn's father, Mitch's best man and Kaitlyn's matron of honor, whose sweet (pun intended!) toast was filled with candy references! Soon, the dance floor opened to everyone and The Big House Band kept it packed! They were amazing!
Kaitlyn and Mitch's wedding was so elegant and truly, so perfect! We were so honored to be a part of capturing their special day and wish them a lifetime filled with love and happiness!
Photographer: Littlewing Studio Photography - Pennsburg, PA
Floral Design: Allium Floral Design - Bethlehem, PA
Hair Stylist: Alisha Nycole & Co. - Easton, PA
Makeup Artist: Alisha Nycole & Co. - Easton, PA
Wedding Dress: Anne Barge at Elizabeth Johns - Morristown, NJ
Entertainment: The Big House Band - Philadelphia, PA
Cake: Easton Baking Co. - Easton, PA
Officiant: Rev. Msgr. Terrance Lawler - Alpha, NJ
Church: St. Mary Roman Catholic Church - Alpha, NJ
Venue: Saucon Valley Country Club - Bethlehem, PA
Accommodations: Courtyard Marriott Bethlehem-Lehigh Valley - Bethlehem, PA