July 28, 2021
I am so excited to share Caitlin and Mike’s Engagement Session in Asbury Park! Caitlin and Mike knew one another for awhile before they began dating, he is friends with Caitlin’s older brother. They first met while working together in high school at an ice skating rink and it feels like they have known one another for forever. On November 5, 2016, they happened to both be at the same bar and reconnected. Now exactly 5 years from that date, they will be saying I do!
Their first date was memorable! They had planned to go to Surf Taco in New Brunswick for dinner, one of Mike’s favorite places followed by a movie. They pulled up to the restaurant only to find it was closed! After getting sandwiches from a food truck, they realized the movie theatre was also closed due to pipe bursting which caused a flood!
Engaged 04/14/2019, the proposal from Caitlin: “Christmas of 2018, my family had bought tickets for part of my dad’s gift to go see a Yankee game. It was for April 14th of the following year. It was both of my parents, Mike and I, my older brother and his wife, and my younger brother and his now fiancé. We all drove in together and had a great time during the drive over. I started drinking and tailgating, as we always do at any sporting event. I kept trying to get Mike to drink but he wasn’t for some reason and I kept yelling at him and making fun of him for not joining in the fun. We finally headed over to the stadium before the game began and my mom suggested taking a picture of the 6 of us (my siblings and I with our significant others). I LOVE pictures and documenting things so I was totally on board. My mom took my phone and snapped the pic. Afterward, I walked towards her to grab my phone. She told me to turn around and Mike was down on one knee. I was shocked. When it finally clicked what was happening, I walked away like it wasn’t happening! My mom had to push me back. I didn’t remember anything that he said but there is a video so I can go back to it. Then I hear my older brother in the background yell, “say yes damnit!” And we all started laughing.”
When they are not planning their modern November wedding at Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights, these two love going to the movies, traveling, Dunkin runs to grab iced coffee, hanging out on the couch binging both new and old tv shows, and being huge rivals on football Sunday – she is an Eagles fan and he is a Giants fan! Once married, Caitlin’s dreams are to continue traveling and to start a family in the near future. She also cannot wait to have a house and to host holidays and parties with their families. Mike’s dreams are to have a house with children, a dog and a backyard! He would also like to continue traveling. He cannot wait to grow old with Caitlin and to one day sit on their front porch in rocking chairs just enjoying each other’s company.
Any advice for future couple’s planning?
Caitlin: Enjoy every second of it! Stick to your vision and if you want to rent the helicopter, rent the helicopter!
Mike: Fellas, whatever she says, just say yes!
And finally, what are you most looking forward to about your wedding day?
Caitlin: We both come from very large families. I can’t wait to have everyone in the room together and feeling all the love from the people we care the most about.
Mike: Standing at the alter, and through my tears, watching Cait walking down the aisle towards me and thinking this is the moment I’ve been waiting for my entire life. Also, being able to share the day with all of our closest friends and families and having the best time ever!
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