A little bit from the bride and groom…
What are your day jobs?
He works in Dallas at a commercial real estate company called HFF, she works in Fort Worth in F-35 supply chain at Lockheed Martin.
Where did you both grow up?
He grew up in Fort Worth, TX and she grew up in Temple, TX.
How did you meet?
Caitlynn moved from NYC to Fort Worth for graduate school and happened to meet William’s youngest sister, Jamie, through a girl she had gone to college with at A&M. Jamie then introduced Caitlynn to William at a bar one night and, as Caitlynn and Jamie became closer friends, she continued to run into William while out on the weekend. Eventually Caitlynn gave William her number and they began talking regularly. After that, William started to bring Caitlynn study snacks at the library, or stop by and chat before he headed back to Dallas from his bible study in Fort Worth. However, William still had not asked Caitlynn on a proper date and, after a couple of weeks he finally asked her to Reata for dinner. He later told her that he had to “break up with all the other girls he was seeing”…. Caitlynn just thinks he was scared.
Tell me about the proposal?
William had planned on proposing over the Christmas holiday, but Caitlynn’s dear grandfather (Papa) was very sick and in the hospital. William spent the Christmas holiday in Temple with Caitlynn’s family and decided it wasn’t the best time for a proposal. Right before the New Year, William drove to Temple to ask Caitlynn’s father for his blessing and also made sure Papa knew he was planning on marrying her.
On January 15th, William decided it was the day. He contacted Caitlynn’s family to let them know and her parents immediately drove to Fort Worth to celebrate with the happy couple and William’s family after the proposal. William bought hundreds of candles and flowers and began setting them up at Caitlynn’s apartment. He was running behind, so he tried to get his sisters to go to happy hour with Caitlynn, but she wasn’t interested after a long day at work. Although William claims he wasn’t finished setting everything up, it was beyond perfect. When Caitlynn got home from work she walked in the door to see William surrounded by candles with her favorite love song playing in the background. He got down on one knee and asked her to marry him and make him the happiest man in the world. Of course she said yes… after she finally quit saying “oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh.” She was completely and utterly surprised, shocked and, once she actually realized what was happening, ecstatic.
A couple of weeks before the proposal, Papa passed away. Caitlynn will always be grateful to William for letting Papa know that he was proposing to her… Papa wished them a long and happy marriage just like his.
An extra special thank you to Lindsey Thorne for being my second shooter on this wedding. She has photographed with me a lot this year but this wedding most of my favorite images came from her camera that day (my favorites are the bridal portraits of Caitlynn by the window) when I was busy photographing family formals. Lindsey is an extremely talented boudoir photographer. Check out her website here: In My Boudoir.
Thank you to an amazing vendor team!
Event Coordinator: Karla McNeill Events
Ceremony: Christ Church Temple
Reception: Wildflower Country Club
Floral Designer: Creative Innovations
Cake: Simply Sweet
Music: Party Machine
Caterer: The Sammie Shack, Over the Plate, Miller’s BBQ