Caroline and Rob met on Facebook as they were getting ready to start their freshman year at UMass. The two of them had joined the “Van Meter Hall” Facebook group after getting their dorm room assignments so that they could connect with their neighbors. A particular profile caught Rob’s eye—a pretty girl three doors down who played guitar and listened to Bob Dylan and Radiohead. He decided to message her, and they began chatting on Facebook as well as AOL Instant Messenger until they were spending their nights talking on the phone. When Rob proposed in August of 2014, he did so in front of Van Meter Hall—back where it all began.
The ceremony on the mountain was unreal. Rob played guitar as Caroline walked down the aisle, and one of their best friends—who had known them since the beginning thanks to being Caroline’s freshman year roommate—married the two of them.
Caroline and Rob also performed for their friends and family at the reception, and by the time they sang their last song (“Wagon Wheel”), no one was seated. Throughout the day, Rob kept looking at Caroline and asking, “Is this real life?” He was clearly amazed by how beautiful the wedding day was!
The day was also filled with personal touches. The table numbers were made with vinyl records that they had collected over the years, and Rob made the ceremony arch himself. One of Caroline’s oldest and dearest friends, who she had known since Kindergarten, was the one to hand-dye pieces of fabric and ribbon for the photo booth and flower bouquet. Another of their friends made hand-lettered signs for the ceremony and reception. Not to mention the flowers—Caroline had a vision of what she wanted, and the “outdoor” element of the ballroom was truly unforgettable!
Rob & Caroline, thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your day! You two truly are wonderful, and I wish you nothing but the best.
Cake Maker: Atkin's Farm
Band: Silver Arrow Band
First Dance Song: If Not For You - Bob Dylan
Dress Boutique: Ceremony Boston
Florist: Forget me not Florist
Limo Service: Absolute Luxury
Makeup and Hair by Natalie: http://www.hairandmakeupbynatalie.com/
Fabric detail: DAHU NY
Signs: Long Lost Lizard