Kelly and Caden could not have asked for a more perfect day for their West Point wedding! It was a warm, sunny day in Upstate New York and these two already had a lot to celebrate. Fresh from finishing school, with Caden having graduated from West Point just days before their wedding, these two were eager to begin the next chapter of their lives together!
We first met Kelly 7 years ago when she was a bridesmaid in her cousin Katie’s wedding. We captured the image below of her as she assisted Katie with her veil and had hoped to photo her wedding ever since! 🙂
We could tell she was someone we would love to work with in the future so when she reached out to us years later to ask if we were available for her wedding we were so excited!
Kelly and her bridesmaids rented a house outside of West Point Academy to get ready for the day. It was a true symbol of sisterhood as we watched as they helped do each other’s hair, makeup and nails. As one of Katie’s bridesmaids shared at the end of the night, they all began this adventure not really knowing each other, but they were ending it as the best of friends.
While the ladies got ready, Caden and his groomsmen were hard at work over at the reception site, the 49er Lodge, hanging string lights, setting up tables and making sure everything was absolutely perfect for the evening celebration.
Kelly and Caden’s West Point wedding was held in the charming Catholic chapel on campus.
The happy couple exited their ceremony under the traditional saber arch while their guests showered them in bubbles.
On a campus as gorgeous as West Point, it isn’t hard to find locations for portraits! We loved the little chapel courtyard and all of the colorful flowers. It added a little extra sweetness to their adorable photos.
They call this area trophy point and you can see why! The Hudson River as a backdrop to this beautiful bridal party was unbelievable!
This beautiful lady is Kelly’s cousin Katie. It would be safe to say that her family has kept us in business over these years! 🙂 We were so happy to see her and her adorable daughter Juliette, who was the sweetest flower girl!
Kelly and Caden’s West Point wedding concluded with an intimate reception inside the rustic 49er lodge on campus. They were showered with love as their bridal party all shared stories of the happy couple.
After an amazing evening filled with dancing, singing and unending joy the newlyweds were treated to a sparkler sendoff.
Congratulations Kelly and Caden! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for you! We wish you both a lifetime of love, laughter and so many adventures together!
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