Ever since Caitlin and Philip were kids, they each had a passion for American history. Visits to various national parks, especially Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, cemented their desires to one day become park rangers. Following college, they each achieved their goal and met each other in the process! As National Park Service rangers at Gettysburg, Caitlin and Philip use their expertise daily to teach the public about one of the most important Civil War battles, and the men and women who fought or were affected by the war. Naturally, we met up with them at the battlefield to capture a unique engagement session.
In late October, it was time for their wedding day! Guests gathered at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church in downtown Gettysburg for the ceremony.
Prior to the ceremony’s start, a friend of the couple and fellow historian, gave a history lesson on the important role the church played during the Civil War.
The Rev. Matthew Laffey, O.S.B., director of Penn State Catholic Campus Ministry, presided over the ceremony for fellow Penn Stater Caitlin.
Caitlin’s bouquet was created by The Bride’s Bouquet.
After some portraits around historic Gettysburg, we headed to The Wyndham Gettysburg for the reception.
We’ve actually known Caitlin for quite some time. Her extended family and Molly’s family were friends long before either of them were even born! Molly’s parents and sister were guests at the wedding and had fun catching up with the bride.
Cakes by Susie created this lovely confection.
What a fun day! Congratulations Caitlin and Philip and best wishes for many years of happiness!