About four years ago, Caroline and Elke found each other in Iowa at a local Crossfit gym. Elke was in grad school earning her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Caroline was coaching with the Iowa Hawkeye Field Hockey program. After a couple of girls' nights out at the Crossfit gym and several long conversations later, they found themselves inseparable from one another. But like all romantic comedies, their inseparableness was put to the test when their careers gave them a bicoastal relationship-- Elke in Philadelphia where she began her medical writing career and Caroline in San Diego to continue her Olympic dream with the U.S. Field Hockey team.
For what seemed like a year multiplied by ten, the distance only grew their love as well as their amazing career opportunities. Caroline found out she was going to be a 2nd time Olympian and compete in the London Summer Olympics and to Elke's East Coast by continuing her hockey career as a coach at Columbia University.
After a couple seasons at Columbia University for Caroline and a solid couple of years building a career with Elke's company, these lovebirds decided to move to Pennsylvania together where Caroline was returning to compete with the U.S. National team once again. That was when Caroline decided she couldn't live without Elke any longer, so that Christmas, Caroline asked Elke to marry her.
Now both in New York City, they knew they dreamed a relaxed beach wedding down in the Outer Banks with all of their closest loved ones. With pastel colors and bright, sunny smiles, this Kitty Hawk Pier wedding captured by Elizabeth Henson Photos is one sweet whirlwind of a finally happily ever after!
Photography: Elizabeth Henson Photos // Bridal Gowns: David's Bridal // Wedding Donuts: Duck Donuts // Hair: Glimmer Hair and Makeup // DJ: Impulse Entertainment // Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew // Bridal Shoes: TOMS and Vans // Reception Venue: Kitty Hawk Pier // Florals: Norfolk Wholesale Floral // Submitted via Two Bright Lights