It was just a simple bag of Peanut M&M’s. But Justin knew Catherine loved them since she kept them on her desk in the HR department at the petroleum company where they work. This girl petroleum caught his eye, and Justin wanted to do something to bring her joy each day and have a reason to go chat to her. So he brought her M&M’s. Catherine eventually stopped bringing the M&M’s to work because she didn’t have to!
Justin and Catherine consider their first dates “not dates.” Since they worked at the same company, they hung out only as friends. The first “not date” Justin took Catherine on, Justin put her to the test with rock climbing. Catherine impressed Justin with her strength, and they continued the “not dates” until they had their real date when Catherine went to visit Justin who was on a business trip in Calgary. Catherine also went to work for a different company, which allowed them to fully pursue their relationship.
Justin and Catherine smile nonstop around one another. Catherine loves Justin’s big heart and how positive he is. Justin loves how kind and supportive Catherine is. Both Justin and Catherine used the word “genuine” in describing each other, and that is so very fitting of the both of them. They are always looking out for those around them and eager to help.
Catherine and her sisters hold and extra, extra, EXTRA special place in my heart. Catherine’s older sister, Caroline, is a very close neighborhood friend of mine, and when her little son saw me at the wedding, he immediately asked, “Where’s Chloe??!!” He surely wanted to run about and play with her. Caroline and Lizzy are such supportive, sweet sisters to Catherine. It was such a joy to spend the day capturing their family.
Kindred Oaks was stunningly gorgeous adorned with ZuZu’s Petals Austin florals. Sweetness Bakery Austin provided an amazing gluten-free cake and All Dolled Up ATX had Catherine and her bridesmaids looking beautiful
Justin and Catherine, congrats! Here’s to many more bags of peanut M&M’s and many more quiet walks together. Thank you so much for entrusting me to capture your special day!