Introducing our GLE Team: Meet Caitlin

I am finally getting around to introducing you to the other ladies that make Gilded Lily Events tick! Being the boss is easy when you work with such sweet, hardworking and dedicated women. I will be rolling out the introductions over the next few weeks to bring you these friendly faces that you may have seen or will see on your wedding day that will work their hardest to make sure your day goes off without a hitch and you feel like you have made a new friend.

The story of Caitlin is that she emailed me in August of 2013 looking to work in the wedding industry. I just happened to have a wedding coming up where I could use an extra set of hands and I asked her to join us as a “trial run”. Of course, I fell in love with her work ethic and her quick wit.  She joined our team for that wedding season and quickly learned the ropes.  Caitlin has become not just a part of our GLE family but my actual family loves her too.

You will often find her on wedding days wrangling bridal parties, lining up escort cards in ABC order and packing up candles at the end of the night. All of her favorite tasks I can assure you (wink wink).

Here is a little more about Caitlin in a quick Q & A:

Me: What is your guilty pleasure?

C: Blasting 90’s pop music when I’m alone in the car and singing at the top of my lungs and I don’t feel guilty about it!

Me: What makes you laugh the most?

C: When a child belly laughs. I can’t help but crack up too!

Me: What is one thing you’ll never give up on?

C: Trying to make the people around me as happy and stress-free as possible!

Me: What do you love most about working in weddings?

C: Seeing how happy and in love the couple is on the day of their wedding.  I never thought that I would work in weddings, mostly because I was afraid of dealing with the demands and pressure that come along with coordinating one of the most important days of a couple’s lives, but I have enjoyed all of it and seeing it come together is incredible! I could without all the blisters though!

Me: Do you have a favorite moment with GLE?

C: It’s hard to pick one moment, but if I had to it would probably be when we had my favorite musician (from when I was in high school) as one of the groomsmen in a wedding- 17 year old me is still dying!

I mean …who can’t relate to baby belly laughs?  I can’t think of a sweeter sound right about now and 90’s music are my jams too! And that favorite musician she is speaking about… it was Ryan Cabrera! haha

Thank you Caitlin for emailing us all those years ago now! We couldn’t imagine the team without you!

Photo : Christina Lilly Photography

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Spring Wedding Inspiration with Wedding Paper Divas

Spring is here but it has been a bit shy so I thought I would throw it back to a warmer, more colorful time when Ruffled Blog asked us to create a styled shoot using an invitation suite from Wedding Paper Divas as our inspiration.

Naturally, I assembled a dream team including Christina Lilly Photography, Flora + Fauna, Mary Kate Moon and Dovetail Vintage Rentals and we got to work! Save the Dates and invitations are among the first details that you choose for your wedding and you want to make sure the rest of the design is cohesive and compliments these elements.  Below is the invitation suite that sparked the color palette and details and only strengthened my love for watercolor.

We loved the idea of creating a very vibrant, colorful tablescape and incorporating that gold banner detail in our paper goods.  One of my favorite little details were the little baguettes tied in striped napkins and an overflowing runner of flowers, bud vases and candles making for a cheerful focal point.

The location for this shoot was one of the beautiful parks in the Monmouth County Parks System, Historic Walnford in Allentown, New Jersey.  This venue provided some unique opportunities for portraits of our bride and groom with these pretty backdrops. These photos are some of my favorites!

Although we absolutely love the popular color palette of white, blush and greenery, it sure was fun to create floral arrangements bursting with color.

Mary Kate Moon was able to bring my paper good dreams to life with these sweet chairback sashes, and embellishing these Wedding Paper Divas escort cards with her gorgeous calligraphy.

I think we all fell in love when we stumbled upon this charming gardening shed on the property. If this doesn’t make you feel all those spring feelings, then I don’t know what will!

Flora + Fauna captured the most beautiful video of our shoot. Make sure you check it out!

For more inspiration from this shoot, visit the original feature here.

Wedding Suite: Wedding Paper Divas / Florals & Event Design: Gilded Lily Events / Photography: Christina Lilly Photography / Videography: Flora + Fauna / Calligraphy: MaryKate / Hair & Makeup: Hot Mess Studio / Dress: Tadashi Shoji for BHLDN / Earrings: Elizabeth Cole for BHLDN / Sash: Catherine Deane for BHLDN / Hair Piece and Bracelet: Foolish Ginger / Bride’s Shoes: Michael Kors / Groom’s Suit & Shoes: Banana Republic / Venue: Historic Walnford, NJ

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