Caitlin wrote some lovely words about how they met:
“With all great love stories, there needs to be a connection. Ours involved Facebook and a telegram. We both grew up in San Clemente, CA. Our families knew each other. I was event friends with Tanner’s older brother. Being older than Tanner by 4 years, we were never in high school together. I went away to college to Utah. Tanner left for New Jersey. It just wasn’t our time to meet yet. Finally in 2012 I clicked the magical “you might know them” Facebook button and befriended him. He accepted! With our FB message, I asked him to help me write a telegram that I was sending to my sister in Denmark. He then sent me a telegram. And the connection was made!
How did you come up with the theme of your wedding?
“I have always loved flowers. I think it’s a family thing. My mother worked a lot with flowers and later I worked in a flower shop. I think because of those experiences I really wanted to make amy own handmade flowers for my wedding. I wanted the backyard to transform into a flower festival. I envisioned people being able to walk under handcrafted oversized flowers. Tanner caught my vision and we worked hard together to make it work.”
What’s personal about your wedding?
“We tried to make our wedding completely us. Tanner had a fully custom tailored red suit. I had the most beautiful colorful embroidered floral wedding dress. It was our magical floral creations that brought it to life.”
“Temperly of London. I first saw my dress on Project Runway when Alice Temperly was a guest judge. She was wearing this one and I fell in love. I googled the dress and always kept a photo of it on my computer. When I got engaged I didn’t even think about it being my wedding dress. While trying to find some inspirational photos to use for my wedding, I came across my saved dress. I knew I had to have it for my wedding! I went online and saw it was still for sale and half off! It was a miracle. By the time I was ready to order the dress I couldn’t find it anywhere, like completely gone! I made a phone call to London and was told there were a few dresses there. Everyone over at Temperly London was really exited I was going to wear it as my wedding dress!”
photography by Jessica Peterson
paper flowers by my mama Kim Watson and bride Caitlin Watson Boyes
styling by me
dress from Temperly London
tie from STNTN
groom’s suit: Nelson Dumancela of Couture Clothiers, NJ. A full custom hand made suit designed by Tanner.
groom’s shirt Paper Cloth NY
banner by the bride Caitlin Watson Boyes
bride’s shoes and necklace from J. Crew
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If you’re interested in having flowers at your wedding, Caitlin is now starting to rent them out. Click here for more info.