Milner Chapel Micro Wedding
Caitlin & Norberto’s Milner Chapel micro wedding (microwedding?! who knew that would ever be a thing!!) is everything a wedding ought to be. Full of emotion and joy with a hefty side of beautifully curated details and a touch of budget-conscious decision making. Despite the complexities of a 2020 wedding (planning and replanning!), their wedding was a celebration of family and friends as they started a new chapter in their relationship.
I have long loved Milner Chapel for its traditional ambiance and beautiful wood interior, but so far the other weddings I’ve shot there were all in the winter so it was fun to see it in summer landscaped glory!
Would you take a minute and notice just how intently Norberto and Caitlin are looking at each other? It is for moments like these that I wish I were a videographer and could capture the tone, expression, words, and emotion of their vows.
I LOVE the joy here. Don’t they look so happy?!?! =D
After the Milner Chapel micro wedding ceremony, we went to Fort Langley for portraits. Can you believe those flowers were in her Aunt’s garden that morning?!
Caitlin had curated a beautiful collection of decor (mostly second hand, too!) for their backyard reception. Check out the chandeliers and vintage couch! Backyard weddings have never been more beautiful. I am such a fan. I joke with Caitlin that I used to think I was an expert on Fort Langley photo locations…and then I met her (a Fort Langley native!) and she introduced me to THREE gems of photo ops. I don’t promise not to use them again. 😛
Norberto and Caitlin are such a team and it really showed on their wedding day. The way they navigated – side-by-side – the celebration and cherished each moment together was such a joy to watch. Pandemic life and, specifically, pandemic wedding planning is uncharted waters and they handled it with a poise that was beautiful to see.
I was completely enamored with Caitlin’s wedding dress; I mean, can you blame me? But I especially loved learning she found it at The Dressy Attic — not only is it gorgeous, it’s pre-loved! Talk about wedding gown genius!
Caitlin wrote the sweetest email to me — my love language is “words of affirmation” so I always love happy emails! — and she gave me permission to share it:
“I was so fortunate and lucky to marry my soulmate in front of our dearest family members. I cherish the memories I have from our special day, and I thank you so much for being willing to join us, mask and all, to capture them. It was so much fun working with you! I do miss being able to email you while frantically working, doing mom/covid life, planning and worrying about our wedding. You definitely brought the calm for me this Spring & Summer. Something I will never forget. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”