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Caitlin + Chris : Cincinnati Wedding at The Bell Event Centre
What’s one thing about your spouse that made you realize you wanted to marry them? – Caitlin: “Chris has a million things that make him stand out as amazing: he is hilariously quick-witted, incredibly kind, the most loyal friend, and one of the most thoughtful people I have ever met. I could go on, but I really knew we would be great teammates for life when I realized our priorities were the same – our faith, family, and friends.” – Chris: “Caitlin has the most positive and kind spirit of anyone I have ever met. She is generous, loving, and kind to anyone she meets. She is also fiercely loyal to her friends and family. This made her infectious to be around and was unlike anyone I have ever met. This made me realize pretty early on I wanted to marry her because being around her made me a better person.”
To say I was BEYOND excited for this wedding would be a complete understatement. Caitlin and Chris happen to be not the 2nd or 3rd, but 4th couple in an amazing group of friends that have all been photographed by me! It was truly a weekend full of fun and I couldn’t wait to celebrate with them all! <3 I had never been to Cincinnati before either and getting to travel and visit a new city AND work there is always a dream!
Q. When did you meet? Where? We met at Matilda’s in April 2016
Q. When did you get engaged? Where? Steak 48 on October 21, 2017
Q. How did the proposal happen? Chris had special menus made at the restaurant with “Ti Amo, Vuoi Sposarmi” written on them, which means “I love you, will you marry me” in Italian. Caitlin had been learning a little bit of Italian given some of Chris’s relatives speak primarily in Italian, and realized immediately that this wasn’t an ordinary date night. Chris had a speech prepared and a ottle of champagne ready to celebrate as Caitlin said yes!
Q. What was the most important aspect for you two when planning your wedding?
Keeping logistics simple and staying flexible / laid-back. We wanted to enjoy the wonderful experience and maximize the time we had with our friends and family.
Q. What was your favorite thing about your wedding day?
Caitlin: it’s hard to pick one favorite thing! Our first look was very special, as was saying the vows in our ceremony. The last hour of the reception will always be memorialized in my mind as one of my happiest moments as well – surrounded by family and friends with a great band! Chris: The first look was definitely a favorite of the day. It was special to turn around and see Caitlin in her wedding dress. It was also great to have a few minutes together privately before the craziness of the day began. I also loved the toasts as well as when The Reggie Sullivan Band started playing after dinner.
Q. What were the first dance songs? Newlyweds: When I Get my Hands on You by The New Bassment Tapes Mother & Son: What a Wonderful World by Louie Armstrong Father & Daughter: The Girl You Think I Am by Carrie Underwood
Q. Where did you (or plan to) go for your honeymoon?Italy! We visited Lake Como, Cinque Terre, Florence, Tuscany, and Positano
Q. Can you give any advice for future couples planning a wedding?A. You’ve got this! Good luck!