It was love at first sight for both Caitlin and Eric when they met at a party he held one October. Caitlin's father and grandfather had always told her that the man she marries has to shine his shoes and lo and behold, Eric just happened to do that before their first date! When Caitlin found that out, she knew for sure that she had found the one she was destined to marry. And Eric knew when on their third date, Caitlin surprised him with Eagles tickets… you can't let that girl get away! Four years later, they were tying the knot on a gorgeous fall day at the shore.
Caitlin and her bridesmaids got ready for the big day at her parents' house while Eric and his groomsmen prepared at a separate house nearby. We loved being there to capture the wonderful gifts that they gave each other as a token of their love and to always remember their wedding day every time they look at them. The beautiful bridal party wore long, soft sage dresses, all with different necklines, and Caitlin chose both of her sisters to share in the Maid of Honor role for her wedding.
Caitlin's wedding dress was absolutely exquisite! She wore a strapless fit-and-flare gown with a lovely lace detail. Her hair, expertly styled by Fusion Salon and Day Spa, was in a beautiful updo and she accented it with a sparkling hair clip and a long veil for the ceremony and formal photos. In her hands was a delightful bouquet all in pastel blooms from Primrose & Company. Caitlin truly was a stunning bride!
It was now time to head to the church where they would each other for the first time that day. We'll never get tired of seeing that look on the bride and groom's faces when they get to see each other all dressed for the special day…so excited and overwhelmed with joy! There's no hiding it! They recited their traditional vows at Maris Stella Catholic Church in Avalon, then kissed and officially began their new life together as husband and wife.
We spent some time with them as they strolled in the sand and posed for photos for Prince Photography at the 63rd Street Beach in Avalon. What a gorgeous day for beach photos! The guys even had some fun chasing the birds!
Their reception had a decidedly nautical theme complete with anchors and starfish, perfect for this seaside setting at Avalon Yacht Club. After a wonderful welcome from Caitlin's father, Eric's brother (his best man) and Caitlin's sisters gave heartwarming and fun toasts in only the way siblings can! Then the dance floor opened after dinner, with Chico's Vibe keeping everyone out there and having a blast!
What a sweet couple and a phenomenal wedding event! The weather was perfect and everyone had such a terrific time celebrating the love and marriage of two special people in their lives. Caitlin and Eric's wedding was such a pleasure to film and attend, and a fantastic way to end our wedding season. Congratulations again to Caitlin and Eric!
Photographer: Prince Photography, The Studios at Stone Harbor - Stone Harbor, NJ
Floral Design: Primrose & Company - Somers Point, NJ
Hair Stylist: Fusion Salon and Day Spa - Avalon, NJ
Makeup Artist: Fusion Salon and Day Spa - Avalon, NJ
Entertainment: Chico's Vibe - Philadelphia, PA
Cake: The Bake Works - Northfield, NJ
Officiant: Father Jack Baron
Church: Maris Stella Catholic Church (Saint Brendan the Navigator Parish) - Avalon, NJ
Venue: Avalon Yacht Club - Avalon, NJ