Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been blogging for a long time. It was a hard decision, but I needed some extra family time and as anyone who blogs, it’s very time consuming. So I stepped back for a little while, but now I’m back and what a better way to start back again then with a little look at the beautiful wedding of Kaitlin & Nick. Here’s their story!!
How they met … by Nick
One day I was walking down the back hallway at work talking with a co-worker, I happened to look up and made eye contact with this girl with the most amazing eyes ever – it was the first time I had seen Kaitlin … we both smiled and continued on our way. I distinctly remember asking the guy I was with “did you see her eyes!?!”
We both worked at Embassy Suites, but in different departments and Kaitlin only worked mainly on weekends… weeks and months would go by before we saw each other again, and even then it would only be a smile and wave with a simple “hey how’s it going’ or “hey how are you.” Until that one day she walked past me carrying a tray of cake for a wedding and I noticed she had a little icing in her hair. I thought about it for a second then decided I should go into the room where she headed into to let her know about the icing. It turned out to be the best decision I ever made because I was able to make a joke of it even though she was so embarrassed. It turned into being an icebreaker for all of our conversations after that which lead into actual conversations to find more out about each other. It was all down hill from there … lol
How I proposed … by Nick
As for the proposal, ever since I met Kaitlin she always loved taking trips to West Virginia to visit her family, which would always lead to hikes at Harper’s Ferry in Maryland. We had made this trip multiple times since we started dating. As corny as it may be it was also the first place I told her I loved her. Growing up Kaitlin’s family use to make the trip together and it was one of the things she loved most about it and wanted me to experience it with all of them, but with everyone’s schedule it was never possible.
On the day of the proposal I was able to get her mom, her sister, and her brother-in-law to come on the trip with us. Everyone played it off as just another day and Alex, who is a photographer said he would be bringing his camera to get some nice shots of the overlook for his portfolio. She believed everyone and didn’t have a clue, after we had hiked to the top of the mountain we hung out for a while taking some pictures and waiting for me to get up the courage to finally ask the question. When the time came, I gave the nod to Alex, or maybe he gave the nod to me (it was a blur as for my heart felt like it was going to come out of my chest), I took her by the hand and walked her to the point of the overlook as Alex started taking pictures without her knowing. I talked for a few minutes just telling her how much I love her, how happy she makes me, and how I will always take care of her. Then, when I was at the point I could barely talk anymore I got down on one knee and asked her if she would make me the happiest man in the world and do me the honor of marrying me. She was completely shocked and could barely keep it together, but some how got the word “yes” out … to this day I’m happiest man alive. (smiley face) …
Then it was off to the Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel
Photographers: Francine Smith, Bob & Dawn Millorino – TimeSmart Images
Ceremony: Cross Roads Church
Reception: Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel
Florist: Parkway Florist
DJ: Steve Maffei