Auri Getting Ready in the Bridal Suite at Running Deer Golf Club
The Bridal Suite at Running Deer has always been a favorite spot! SO much room for everyone to hang out and prep for such an important day! Auri had a great time getting ready with her closest friends!
Katelyn Getting Ready at a Private Residence
As we look through the photos of Katelyn getting ready with her family and friends, all we can think about is all of them rocking back and forth, with their arms around one another singing Lean On Me! It was such a sweet moment!!
A Heartwarming Ceremony at Running Deer Golf Club
Auri & Katelyn’s ceremony was beautiful!! It was such a special moment when Katelyn saw Auri for the first time walking down the aisle towards her! There were so many meaningful readings by important people in their lives. As they read their vows and exchanged rings, you could just see the excitement on their faces to finally call one another Wife!
Bridal Party Photos at Running Deer Golf Club
Both sets of bridesmaids/men were ecstatic to be a part of Auri & Katelyn’s special day! They loved getting their portraits taken! They had a blast doing some fun and silly portraits, as well as some nice portraits, and loved that they could be themselves with each Bride.
The Story of Auri & Katelyn
Who knew that attending a Trivia Night could lead to finding your soul mate?! After meeting one another through a mutual friend, Auri and Katelyn would find little excuses just to see one another… whether it was a simple lunch date to grabbing drinks or even just a Target run! But the date that truly encompasses the beginning of their happlily ever after would be Halloween of 2015! It was that night that Auri left her friends to race to the train station to go into Philly to meet up with Katelyn!
The moment that Katelyn’s friends knew that these two ladies were meant to be? When the train into Philly stopped at the station that Auri was supposed to get on at, and she wasn’t there yet (she was still buying her ticket), Auri told Katelyn to go ahead with her friends, and she would meet up with them. Well, as Auri got up the stairs of the station to catch the next train – there was Katelyn! She apparently has never waited for anyone before, and she told her friends they would meet them there because she wanted to wait for Auri! Swoon! <3 These two lovebirds moved in with each other about a year later.
It was a beautiful April night, on the beach at the Polynesian Village Resort in Disney World. This was the day that Auri and Katelyn got engaged! What an absolutely perfect moment, and at their favorite vacation spot!
Newlywed Portraits at Running Deer Golf Club
Auri and Katelyn’s portraits were peaceful and romantic. They were everything you could imagine on your wedding day. Those few moments to just let it soak in, take a glimpse at your hand, with that shiny new bling, and embrace your new wife. Soft whispers of “We did it”, and “I love you so much” could be heard between them!
A Reception Filled with Fun and Laughter at Running Deer Golf Club
When you walked into the ballroom at Running Deer Golf Club, all of the touches of Sunflowers and Navy and Yellow made the room feel so beautiful and welcoming!
The reception was full of energy and fun! There was laughter, and bubble guns, there were tons of smiles, and dancing! Their first dance together, just the two of them on the dance floor, totally un-choreographed, and just so serene. It was in that moment that you realized, you just helped capture something that they have fought long and hard to get, and along the way certain people chose not to be there… but they chose love. At the end of the day, we all have to choose love!!
Directly after they were announced, toasts were given, Katelyn’s Dad mentioned he knew Auri was the one, when she came over and cooked Katelyn dinner, and he saw that his daughter was eating asparagus … when she hated asparagus, or at least would never eat it for him… but she would eat it for Auri.
Father daughter dances were sweet. Auri danced with her Uncle. They had such a sweet time together. Katelyn wore a suit to the wedding, but when it was her turn to dance with her Dad, he had to wait a few minutes.. It was silent and awkward, and jokingly, he even questioned if she had stood him up! Then, Katelyn emerged wearing a long white wedding gown. Her Dad was shocked to say the least!! They danced, and smiled, and I think we saw some tears. He twirled his daughter around so many times, it definitely brought tears to my eyes!
The rest of the evening was filled with so much dancing and fun!!!
To wrap things up, their cake cutting was perfect. They started off with little bites, gently feeding one another.. then Katelyn let Auri have it. It was all laughter, and then went back to dancing the night away! It was a good night.
Awesome Wedding Vendors Included:
- Ceremony & Reception Venue : Running Deer Golf Club
- Auri’s Wedding Dress : The Wedding Factor
- Katelyn’s Suit : Men’s Wearhouse
- Makeup : Makeup by Heather Meshon
- Florals : Joyful Bouquets
- Music : The Hot Sounds DJ
- Bakery : Stella Baking Company