Hi there! I'm Caiti and I am a portrait photographer living in Disputanta, Virginia. I am a music loving, doughtnut eating, coffee drinking, mama of 2. This is the place where you can come to see my latest work with my beautiful clients and learn more about me, my husband, and our sweet babies. Take a look around and enjoy!
After a Disney trip, Christmas, my birthday, New Years, and our 10 year wedding anniversary…things are starting to get back to normal around here so that means a new blog post!! Today, I get to share Casey & Preston’s wedding day. It was beautiful!!! They had their wedding at Ashton Creek Vineyard in early December. Ashton Creek is such a beautiful venue and, in the winter, it truly has a “lodge” feel to it. It was the perfect place for this winter wedding!
I was so excited for this day!! From the moment I met Casey, I could tell how wonderful of a person she was! We talked all about how she & Preston met and fell in love. We talked about motherhood & her sweet son. Then, I got to spend a couple of hours with she & Preston at their engagement session. It took all of 2 minutes to see that Preston was crazy for her! I love when guys aren’t shy to brag on their woman.
Preston was complimenting Casey on how beautiful she was throughout their session – melting my heart!! He told me how he couldn’t help but fall in love with her. He said she was really easy to talk to from the very beginning, and of course she’s gorgeous! The whole session just made me excited for these two to get married!! To finally be husband & wife! The day could not come soon enough!
When it finally did arrive, they were both over the moon! Every one was! Walking outside for Casey and Preston’s first look even had me anxious from excitement for them. They had both told me how ready they were to just hug the other one. They just wanted to see each other and be together!! Casey told Preston to turn around and his face LIT UP! He looked back at us and said “Can I touch her?” DUH! That’s your woman – grab her!! I was basically a puddle on the floor.
The rest of the day was so much fun. Their friends joined us on the upper patio for photos and everyone got to hang out. Soon, guests were arriving and the ceremony was getting ready to start. With is being December (and extremely cold) Casey & Preston chose to do their ceremony inside. Perfect choice! The team at Over The Top Flower Shop stole the show with their amazing floral arrangement on the mantle!!
The doors opened for Casey and her dad to walk down the aisle, and I saw her precious baby, Andrew, looking down the aisle at her. It is probably one of my favorite photos of the day!!
Every part of this day was wonderful and we seriously loved being there to capture it!! I’m excited to share it with y’all so keep scrolling….
Venue: Ashton Creek Vineyard
Photographer: Caiti Garter Photography
Florals: Over The Top Flowers
Event Coordinator: Illumination Events
Cake & Donuts: Buttermilk Bake Shop
Glam: Nicole Laughlin
Catering: Deep Run Roadhouse
Gown: Caryn’s Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
This bouquet was INSANE! The perfect winter wedding bouquet!
This venue is absolutely gorgeous. Don’t you get that lodge feel from it? I kept feeling like we were in the mountains…not even close but you wouldn’t know!
HERE COMES THE BRIDE (or mommy)!
Oh yeah – and their baby girl will arrive some time in April!!!
Congrats you two!!!
Thanks for reliving this day with me!! It was truly incredible!!
Thank you Casey & Preston for choosing us to capture it all for you!!
Thank you to the INCREDIBLE vendors that did such an amazing job all day long!!