Inn at Castle Hill Engagement Party | Nick + Nicole

It was a pleasure to document Nick and Nicole’s engagement party this past weekend. The event took place at the Inn at Castle Hill on the Lawn and it couldn’t have been a more beautiful day! With lightly clouded skies, warm breezes, and a boat race going by the Lawn, it was just perfect for fun and photos!

What I loved most about this event was how family oriented it was. Nick and Nicole are hosting a destination wedding in Hawaii in the fall. Unfortunately, because of the distance, their grandparents would not be able to attend. So they brought the party to them and celebrated with an evening at the Inn at Castle Hill! I thought it was a really lovely way to honor their grandparents and get the family together.

When the guests arrived, we started doing family portraits on the Lawn. Even though they didn’t coordinate beforehand, Nick and Nicole’s families totally rocked their family portrait outfit choices! I seriously thought they had put together an outfit color palette beforehand and was very impressed when I found out later that they out that had not. Talk about a family connection!

We followed the formal portrait session with some candid photographs of the cocktail hour. My favorite part of the cocktail hour was seeing everyone’s joy when Nicole’s parents showed up virtually. Grandma thought it was just a photo, but she laughed so hard when she found out that they were live!

Inn at Castle Hill | Nick + Nicole’s Engagement Party

Nick and Nicole, it was really a joy to meet your family and be able to capture some memories for you! I wish you the best as you plan your future together and I hope that these photos will bring you happiness for years to come.

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