“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire,live by love though the stars walk backward.”
Caitlin and Charlie are two of the sweetest people I've ever been blessed to know. I really don't even know if I can adequately put into words how much I adore them.
I met Caitlin when we were either juniors or seniors in college... so, almost 5 years ago. She's one of those friends where you can go months without talking or seeing each other and as soon as you do, it's all smiles and hugs and a mile a minute catch-up. She's gentle-hearted and full of so much love for Charlie, her awesome family, and sweet friends. When she asked me to shoot their wedding, there was no hesitation.
I knew I had to. I wanted to. I'm so glad I did.
A little glimpse into their love: when it came time for Charlie and Caitlin's time to shoot their portraits, they literally just held each other. Yeah, it was freezing. I mean, like blue lips kinda freezing. But Charlie just held Caitlin in his arms, whispering in her ear, tugging her closer. I didn't interrupt, I didn't pose them, I just let them be. We shot around them. I thought it was important to just let them soak in the moment, to remember how it felt. Their love truly warms my heart.
The wedding party was a hodgepodge of siblings and best friends, and it just felt like a group of friends hanging out after not seeing each other for a long time. There was no stress to the day, no drama. Caitlin's brothers are hilarious, stylish, and care so much for their sister. And they love Charlie like another brother. As the youngest sister of four, I can tell you that's the love siblings share is unmatched by anyone or anything else. It was just so awesome to see how much they all care for one another.
We were back in our stomping grounds in Boone, NC.. home away from home. They were married at Boone United Methodist Church with a reception at the Solarium on campus. How cool is that?! Here's part one of their beautiful wedding.. I couldn't decide how to narrow my images down, so prepare yourselves!
As usual, thank you to the sweet Alicia White for second shooting with me. Love you, friend!