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Katie and Wesley's Wedding : Cheerful Catoctin Hall Wedding at Musket Ridge Golf Club

Katie + Wesley smiling with foreheads touching while standing on the Musket Ridge Gulf Club course

It was a hot and sunny day on Katie and Wesley’s Catoctin Hall wedding at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland, and the ceremony was beautiful! On Friday, the day before their wedding, I photographed their rehearsal dinner. The time at the rehearsal prepared me for the wedding day Saturday, and helped me get to know the bridal party, while also having a lot of fun in the process!

family and friends playing giant jenga during Katie and Wesley's rehearsal dinner

A Perfectly Planned Catoctin Hall Wedding

Katie is one of the most organized brides I’ve had the pleasure of working with! She even created a detailed binder for the groomsmen so that they knew what they needed to do and when they needed to be places throughout the weekend. On top of all that, she planned to have complimentary necessities in the bathrooms for the guests to use throughout the night of the wedding.

collage of detail images of Katie's Wedding ring in a light blue ring box and Katie's wedding shoes, perfume and veil for her Cotoctin Hall Wedding

Little did she know that those would come in handy! Before the ceremony, when Wesley grabbed some food before pictures, he dropped sauce on his tie and the complimentary items saved the day! While I recommend eating before the ceremony so no one is grumpy or upset by an empty stomach, I tell my clients to try and avoid eating once the dresses and tuxes are on. But, in this instance, it made for a humorous start to the start of photos!

Beautiful and Timeless July Wedding

Between the scorching heat, and the direct sunlight, it wasn’t the ideal situation for bridal party photos. But Katie and her bridesmaids overcame it all for photos that were beyond beautiful and made for sweet,
lasting memories in doing so! The whole bridal party proved such a fun bunch to photograph, that we had an easy distraction from the heat we endured.

The Catoctin Hall venue was perfect for Katie and Wesley’s July wedding day! They picked the venue because Wesley loves to golf and Katie is from Frederick county, so it was a special balance.

Katie and Wesley's Bridal Party smiling at the camera before their Cotoctin Hall Wedding ceremony

Catoctin Hall boasts a beautiful indoor space where we photographed all of the first looks, and some other special moments before going outside with the bridal party. We took some stunning golf course pictures and large landscape shots to highlight their wonderful choice of venue!

Family-Oriented Bride and Groom

One special thing about Katie and Wesley is their immense love for their families. While they got married at the Catoctin Hall Wedding venue, their engagement session (read their engagement blog and love story here!) and rehearsal dinner both took place on family property. From their engagement to the wedding day their families have been at the heart of the celebration! 

Katie and Wesley's grand entrance into their reception at the Cotoctin Hall Wedding venue at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland

It’s truly wonderful when brides honor the family members who cannot be at their wedding. Katie honored both her great-grandmother and grandmother who had passed with a special lace sewn into the hem of her wedding dress! The piece of lace belonged to her great-grandmother and had her initials stitched into it.

Katie’s mom also played a major role in organizing the entire weekend and Catoctin Hall wedding. She stood up and delivered a speech before the reception highlighting the joy of seeing Katie and Wesley’s love, and her gratitude to have all of their friends and family there to celebrate the marriage!

Katie and Wesley, it was an absolute joy to serve you both, as well as your families on your wedding day! Thank you so much for trusting me through the engagement process, even with the delays due to the pandemic. I had so much fun with you two! Praying you have a marriage filled with blessings!

Hugs,
Ashley


collage of Katie's lace wedding dress with train
detail image of wedding details that includes invitations to the Cotoctin Hall Wedding, bridal shoes, perfume and sage green ribbon
collage of ring and jean jacket with pearls that says "Mrs. Beppler"
Katie and her bridesmaids in pink satin robes before the Cotoctin Hall Wedding at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
Katie standing next to her lace wedding dress before her Cotoctin Hall Wedding at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
outside of the Musket Ridge Golf Club Cotoctin Hall Wedding venue
collage of Wesley posing in a navy blue suit for grooms photos on wedding day
welsey laughing at the camera before his Cotoctin Hall Wedding at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
Katie's mom helping her get dressed for the Cotoctin Hall Wedding at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
katie and welsey's wedding day first look during their Cotoctin Hall Wedding at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
collage of bride and groom portraits at katie and wesley's Cotoctin Hall Wedding at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
collage of katie's bridal portraits at her Cotoctin Hall Wedding at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
collage of wesley's groom's portraits at his Cotoctin Hall Wedding at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
wedding day first look with the groom and bridesmaids
wedding day first look with the bride and groomsmen
katie facing away from the camera surrounded by greenery on her Cotoctin Hall Wedding at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
collage of portraits of katie and wesley smiling during their Cotoctin Hall Wedding at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
wesley wrapping his arms around katie's shoulders from behind on the golf course at Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
collage of katie and welsey on the Musket Ridge Golf Course in Maryland
collage of katie and welsey walking on the Musket Ridge Golf Club golf course and katie smiling up at welsey with her hands on his face
sage green and light grey bridal party for Cotoctin Hall Wedding at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
wesley in a navy blue suit standing in front of his groomsmen in light grey suits with sage green ties
katie standing with her bridesmaids who are wearing sage green dresses and holding bouquets made of white flowers and greenery
collage of ceremony details at katie and wesley's Cotoctin Hall Wedding at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
collage of Katie walking down the aisle at her Cotoctin Hall Wedding at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
katie and welsey smiling at each other at the alter with the bridesmaids in the background during the ceremony at their Cotoctin Hall Wedding at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
collage of katie and welsey reading their vows to each other and their first kiss as a married couple after their Cotoctin Hall Wedding ceremony at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
reception detail photo of bride and groom table with white linens and white and green florals
collage of katie and wesley during their first dance at their Cotoctin Hall Wedding at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
collage of father-daughter dance and mother-son dance during katie and wesley's Cotoctin Hall Wedding reception at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
guests dancing at the Cotoctin Hall Wedding reception at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
bride dancing during the Cotoctin Hall Wedding reception at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
man in white button down shirt dancing with girl in blue spaghetti strap dress during the Cotoctin Hall Wedding reception at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland
sparkeler wedding exit as bride and groom are leaving their Cotoctin Hall Wedding at the Musket Ridge Golf Club in Maryland

If you need someone to show your love story in pictures, or is interested in having your own Catoctin Hall wedding, send me a message and let’s get coffee!

If you liked this post check out:
Katie + Wesley’s Engagement Session & Love Story
Why You Need Rehearsal Dinner Photo Coverage
Alexandria, VA Historic Downtown Wedding (Jessica + Seamus)
Sentimental & Family Centered Wedding in Maryland (Gabby + Ryan)
Winter Engagement Session at Burnside Bridge in Maryland (Anneliese + Alec)

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