Caelin and Walter describe themselves as a strange mix of very formal/polite and silly/funny. Caelin is a writer and Walter a classical violinist.
Both Caelin and Walter love Pixar movies. Google recently released something in their Arts & Culture section called “blob opera” with animated blobs that sing opera. Caelin and Walter think that about sums them up 🙂 They especially love Sinatra and sloths.
Caelin and Walter both ride motorcycles, and love being outside especially rock climbing and salsa dancing!
Walter proposed to Caelin in their apartment. It was the morning of their one year anniversary. The moment was private and personal and perfect.
Caelin and Walter originally envisioned their wedding taking place in 2020. Because of COVID, the couple had to pivot, and ended up rescheduling three times! When Caelin and Walter landed on our 2021 date, they decided that they wanted the experience to be about being with friends and family whom they hadn’t seen in over a year.
Suddenly, it wasn’t just about Caelin and Walter’s love, but the love that survived the pandemic within our community. The couple wanted their wedding to express the intimacy that they as a couple experienced in quarantine, while also creating a safe space for their friends and family to finally celebrate.
Caelin and Walter picked the theme phrase “At Last” in reference to the Etta James love song (a personal favorite of the bride and groom) and the long-awaited wedding celebration.
Caelin and Walter’s wedding had soft, romantic hues that reflect the backdrop of the venue’s Victorian estate, while bold jewel tone accents give guests the feeling of summer. Caelin and Walter were inspired by the estate’s floral, vintage china, and red dutch style barns. Simple black and white typeface establishes a classic feel and gives a nod to the groom’s classical music profession (he’s a violinist!).
The couple’s flowers were from a local farmer they met at the Woodstock farmer’s market. The florist also did the flowers for Caelin and Walter’s 2020 elopement and in 2021 she used wildflowers with pops of yellow and maroon amongst a sea of blush, white and purple flora.
The bride’s aunt baked the cake, a vanilla pineapple cake with citrus flavors. The bride’s mother also arranged a dessert bar with locally made pies, her great aunt’s lemon squares, and paletas (a Latino dessert close to a popsicle) that are a favorite of the groom and his Guatemalan family.
Caelin and Walter are using vintage sheets of classical music to make cones filled with flower confetti. They held a bilingual ceremony. The groom performed in a mariachi band that played at the ceremony and reception. Walter even made an outfit change! He’ll change into a custom charro suit for the reception.
“We had to make a lot of changes to our original plans during the pandemic, but what we learned was the importance of celebrating love, in any way we could. We eloped in a private ceremony with our immediate family. We planned a second wedding with our friends and extended family. We’ll likely celebrate again in Guatemala with the groom’s family once it’s safe to travel. And while planning a wedding can feel daunting, it doesn’t have to be. It can be a simple celebration of your love, both to your spouse and to your friends and family. And that celebration doesn’t have to stop the day after you wed. Waiting is hard, and while you might have to wait for some things, like a big party, you don’t have to wait on love. So celebrate love every day, wedding or no wedding, because at the end of the day that’s what this is all about.”
Huge thank you to all of the amazing wedding vendors that made Caelin and Walter’s day run seamlessly. Congratulations Caelin and Walter on the start of your next great adventure 🙂
CEREMONY + RECEPTION VENUE: Halverson House
PHOTOGRAPHER: Allysha Noelle Photography
VIDEOGRAPHER: Nobel and Glass
WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER: Sarah Seven
FLORIST: Piscasaw Gardens
HAIR STYLIST + MAKEUP ARTIST: Style by R
CATERER: Dinners with Class
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