Cait and Drew’s Jersey Shore Wedding at Abbie Holmes EstateJune 23, 2022
Cait and Drew were such a joy to work with, and really made me feel like family on their wedding day! I actually went to high school with Cait in rural South Jersey. Fun fact: we went to high school in the hometown of Cowtown Rodeo, the oldest continuously running rodeo in the country. Though it had been years since we’d seen each other IRL, Cait’s kind nature and gorgeous long hair were exactly as I remembered! It was so lovely to meet her husband Drew and capture their sweet love story.
Both growing up in South Jersey, Cait & Drew initially met at a local Ska show back in the day. It wasn’t until later they reconnected as adults and their love story began anew. Drew’s best man told a hilarious story about this New Year’s Eve party during his speech! Drew is a wildlife biologist who works in the meadowlands and marshes of New Jersey with birds, turtles, and fish. Cait is a video editor for CBS 3 News in Philly. I was definitely feeling the pressure knowing a fellow filmmaker was hiring me!
Cait and Drew’s love for craft beer, the outdoors, and live music was apparent throughout their wedding day. They had beer on tap from local breweries Vinyl Brewing and Slack Tide Brewing. Ceremonious Strings provided a live soundtrack to their wedding ceremony.
Our high school English teacher Mr. Kranz read a Mary Oliver poem during their ceremony. The poem is so beautiful and definitely speaks to Cait and Drew’s relationship:
How I Go to the Woods by Mary Oliver
Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone,
with not a single friend,
for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore
I don’t really want to be witnessed
talking to the catbirds
or hugging the old black oak tree.
I have my way of praying,
as you no doubt have yours.
Besides, when I am alone
I can become invisible.
I can sit on the top of a dune
as motionless as an uprise of weeds,
until the foxes run by unconcerned.
I can hear the almost
unhearable sound of the roses singing.
If you have ever gone to the woods with me,
I must love you very much.
Cait and Drew’s own vows were undoubtedly some of the most beautiful I have ever heard! They felt more like love poems than wedding vows. You definitely have to watch the video to hear how special they were.
When I asked what they were most looking forward to on their wedding day, they responded, “An easy going day, happy vibes, lots of dancing and laughing, enjoying the love surrounding us that day!” Despite it being one of the hottest days of the year, it was such a relaxed and fun wedding. The love that Cait and Drew have for each other, and the support shown by their family and friends was palpable. To wrap up the night, they even had a visit from a Mr. Softee ice cream truck!
As I mentioned, Cait is a filmmaker herself, so it was nerve-wracking for me to make her wedding video! That’s why I was beyond grateful to hear this beautiful feedback from her. Thank you so much and congratulations to the happy couple!
“Becca is miraculous! We hired Becca for our wedding videography and she blew us away with her professionalism, kindness, talent and quality. Our highlight video was spectacular, it brought us right back to that magical day and MORE! Seeing our day through her eyes really helped fill the gaps of the busy day, like a fly on a wall we were able to experience everything all over again. There was so many shots she captured we weren’t even aware of- all flowing, effortless and dreamy to see edited together. We received our video about a month after our wedding, which was the perfect time for us to sit down and relive it together and share with family. We will treasure these memories for years to come and cannot thank her enough for creating such a precious digital keepsake for us. If you want to experience the magic and emotions of your special day all over again, hire Becca!”
- Cait & Drew
Shoutout to all the amazing vendors who made this day possible!
Cait getting ready: ICONA Avalon
Venue: Abbie Holmes Estate
Photographer: Mike Zawadzki
DJ: Gregg Alfonso, Allstar Entertainment
Ceremony Music: Ceremonious Strings
HMU: Say I Do
Florist: Cait’s mom!
Cupcakes: Chocolate Face Cupcakes
Dress: Maggie Sottero from Bridal Suite Boutique
Craft Beer Station: Vinyl Brewing & Slack Tide Brewing