Pritzlaff Wedding: Caitlin & Scott!
Caitlin and Scott started out planning a brunch Pritzlaff wedding but ended up with so much more from their day. There were more laughter and tears than could be anticipated. More friends and family gathering from more places than anyone could expect. More toasts and cheers than they had planned. It was a wonderful day that left a lasting impression on everyone in attendance.
Caitlin and Scott’s first look and ketubah ceremony in the library at The Iron Horse Hotel was an emotional experience for everyone. Scott’s reaction to seeing Caitlin in her wedding dress for the first time was priceless. As we all learned during the toasts, Scott had been dreaming of this moment for many years, and at least a few years longer than Caitlin!
In a Jewish wedding, signing the ketubah during an intimate ceremony attended only by close friends and family is when a couple officially becomes married. Having their good friends and rabbis who flew in from Baltimore to be in attendance to perform the ceremony made it that much more sentimental for Caitlin and Scott. The best thing about this couple is that strong emotions are always coupled with laughter and joy, as evidenced by their immediate high-five following this ancient and sacred tradition.
The beautiful flowers for the ceremony and reception were provided by Belle Fiori.
“There were so many wonderful moments from the wedding day- we keep saying ‘it was just perfect.’ Our wedding was everything we could have hoped for! The ceremony, in particular, was so moving and special to us. Our officiants, Rabbis Randi and Scott Nagel, did a wonderful job weaving humor, personal stories, and tradition into our Ceremony. They kept it light-hearted but also created such a moving and emotional experience for us, and our guests.” – Caitlin
This moment was captured during the yichud, the private moments after a Jewish ceremony reserved solely for the bride and groom to be together. Eron made sure ahead of time that Caitlin and Scott were ok with him following them for a couple photos before leaving them to their private time together. The beauty of this photo is that it required no direction from Eron. This is as real as it gets, two people in love and finally celebrating the start of the rest of their lives together.
Lee John’s catered this amazing brunch wedding, creating four different stations of delicious options.
Double Platinum provided the music for the reception and also projected this display on an outside wall that guests saw as they transitioned from the ceremony room to the reception room.
“Scott and I met at University of Wisconsin, Madison and became fast friends. We were best friends for two years before dating-being together just feels right. I grew up hearing brides describe their wedding days, saying “I married my best friend.” And I always thought that sounded so wonderful- but I didn’t know if I’d be that lucky. Fast forward to today, here I am, married to my best friend, happier than I thought possible. We feel so lucky and blessed to have found each other.” – Caitlin
Some final thoughts from Caitlin: “My best advice for future couples is to focus on what’s important, and forget the rest! At the end of the day, a wedding is about two people making a lifelong commitment to each other- it’s a celebration of love and joy. Whenever we found ourselves fretting over the color of the cocktail napkins or stressing about the perfect reception playlist, we would try to take a beat and remember that this is about us, as a couple, not our ability to correctly coordinate linens! Give yourselves room to care a little less about the small stuff. Your guests and family are there because they love you and want to celebrate you two. And you’re there to marry your best friend and have one of the best days of your life- not stress that you’re running 10 minutes behind! Stay in the moment, forget the small stuff, and HAVE FUN!”
C. Adams Bakery, Milwaukee Public Market
Vera’s Bridal (Caitlin’s dress)
David’s Bridal (bridesmaids dresses)