Cait + Ari
Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center, New York (The Hamptons)Book STAK Studios
Some people are lucky enough to meet their better half early in life. Others have to wait a little bit longer to know the right person. The important thing is to find THE ONE. Fortunately, Cait and Ari played in the former team since karma made them meet during their university years at Wesleyan. Their love proved to be the real deal and their fairy tale wedding came as a natural consequence. The couple chose to say their “I do’s” in the beautiful Hamptons, at Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center on Shelter Island. With its pretty chapel, a romantic gazebo overlooking the water and green surroundings, this gorgeous space allowed guests to fully enjoy the outdoors.
Cait and Ari's wedding was a blend of informal and formal celebrations. The night before the ceremony they had their laid-back rehearsal dinner with touching speeches, mouthwatering brick oven pizzas, and a big bonfire that got all the guests around toasting marshmallows and singing along to Ari’s guitar playing into the night.
On the morning of the wedding, while Cait was getting ready, Ari and his buddies enjoyed the camp site playing GaGa ball. Quite an original way to warm up for your upcoming wedding, wouldn’t you say?
Cait had predicted years before that it would rain on her wedding day, and to everyone’s surprise raindrops started falling right before the ceremony. As we all ran for umbrellas and had to find cover from the rain, the wedding party gathered under a porch to have the ceremony in dry conditions, making the event even more intimate and charming.
Cait and Ari, thank you for being so willing and able to not only brace the elements of mothernature, but also for welcoming us so openly into your wedding weekend. You can view a selection of my favourite images from this weekend by clicking on the gallery above.