Summer purple and gray Petruzzellos wedding in Troy, Michigan provided by Kari Dawson, top-rated Rochester wedding photographer, and her team.
Meeting the couple…
I first met Caitlyn, long before her Petruzzellos wedding, when she joined her friends, and KDP Couple, David and Amber for their engagement session. Before Amber’s big day arrived I began working with Caitlyn as her photographer as well. I saw her again as she stood up as a bridesmaid next to her best friend, Amber in 2021. I also briefly met Kevin he arrived to also celebrate their friends David and Amber. When I arrived on Amber’s wedding day I was greeted by Caitlyn who actually brought ME a gift. I adored watching Caitlyn support her best friend on her wedding day. It was an even bigger pleasure to then watch Amber have the same opportunity for Caitlyn. We both cried happy tears on Caitlyn’s wedding day. There is nothing Amber wouldn’t do for Caitlyn and there may have been an occasion or two on the wedding day where Amber had to step in.
Amber is also the reason Caitlyn and Kevin have a story at all. Caitlyn relied on Amber to navigate the exchange of phone numbers between her and Kevin in high school. Kevin relied on Amber for moral support when he needed the courage to kiss Caitlyn for the first time when they did begin to date. Together they have enjoyed life with their friends, game nights, pet sitting, movies and late night cookies.
When asked if Caitlyn expected to be emotional for the ceremony and if she expected Kevin to be emotional it was an easy no. Caitlyn is Kevin’s person; there is no doubt. And Kevin is it for Caitlyn but neither of them expected to be overwhelmed on their wedding day. Kevin did find himself overcome with emotion during their vows. His best friend, Bruce laid a hand at Kevin’s back both literally and figuratively while Caitlyn slipped her hand into Kevin’s.
I immediately noticed in the room Caitlyn had her details, her collection of Twilight books. I had to ask her about them and in true Caitlyn fashion, her inner movie buff, loved the the cinema of the movies more than the books. Admitting that the details of her wedding day were inspired by the Twilight Saga wedding scene. If you know you know. If you don’t… google it. The colors, the lush florals, the floral details on their wedding drapery for the ceremony, and even the installation in the reception space. So beautifully translated into a unique display for just Kevin and Caitlyn. And it all made my little Twilight loving heart pitter pat.
Caitlyn and Kevin, thank you for inviting me along the journey in your lives from an engaged couple to a married couple. I pray many blessings over you both for many years to come. Hugs – Kari
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Wedding Day Vendors
Photographer: Kari Dawson
Cake: Sweet Dreams Bakery
Music: Mike Staff
Hair + Makeup: Beauty for You On Location
Brides Dress: A’doraBelle Bridal, made by Moonlight Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Menswear: Alain Dupetit