Wedding, Revisted

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Healthy Tipping Point actually started off as See Bride Run, and it was a hybrid wedding/running blog.  I didn’t realize how short-sighted the name was until about a month before my wedding.  :)  Whoops.


My wedding was a dream – it was perfect (the recaps are at the bottom of the Top Posts page and Jenna made a video).  The one aspect of my wedding that didn’t go as planned was the photographer.  :(  I could’ve taken better pictures with my point-and-shoot.  It took months for me to get my lack-luster album and, although I’m grateful I weaseled the album out of my photographer at all (some brides aren’t so lucky), I’m disappointed to this day.


The Husband and I are getting “new” wedding photographs taken next Sunday by Adam Wiggall, a local Orlando photographer.  In exchange for a free session, we’ll help him build his portfolio!


I dragged my wedding gown out this afternoon to make sure it still fit.  ;)  It was wrinkly, but still awesome.  I loved my dress. 


I’m such a sap for weddings, so I’m really excited to do the shoot with Adam next weekend. 


Other exciting events of the afternoon:  WORKING, WRITING, and MORE WORKING!  🙂


And eating…. snacks inclued more mini-pumpkin pie (hey, I’m fueling for  my 16 mile run tomorrow):


A Clif Mojo bar:


And grapes:


Dinner was more pre-long run carb-loading:


A Dr. P veggie burger on a bagel with cheese and spinach:




Because when you’re self-employed, you can drink at your desk.  You just have to go back and fix the typos the next day.  🙂




How do you feel about weddings?  I know some people think they are corny/a waste of money, but I LOVE the corniness. Bring it on!  I’m going to a wedding next weekend and cannot wait to sob into a tissue during the ceremony.  🙂



  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 8, 2009, 7:32 pm

    How exciting! I love weddings. My first anniversary is this weekend and Im doing a big wedding blog post. Cant wait!

  • Evan Thomas October 8, 2009, 7:33 pm

    I can’t wait for the Office wedding!
    And that mojo mix bar looks soooo good. I never tried that flavor but I didn’t know it had chocolate

  • Amy October 8, 2009, 7:36 pm

    What a great idea… I was so mad at our photographer, too! Good luck and hope you share some pix! 🙂
    Congrats, too!!!

    • Caitlin October 8, 2009, 7:37 pm

      Try exploring Craigslist to see if there are some college students or new photographers who want to build their portfolio and redo your pictures!! Why not??

      • Jens Wright October 8, 2009, 11:21 pm

        As a professional photographer, I don’t believe this is right, and I apologize, but this topic hits close to home for me. Just because someone is a student, looking to build their portfolio, or new into the profession does not mean they should be doing work for free, or even cheap. It really undercuts the rest of the industry. I don’t believe you, or anyone should be looking to exploit these individuals either. Portfolios can be built with paid work. College students are often just as good, or better then working professionals, and should be paid and treated as such. It is absolutely unfair and ridiculous to go to a student just and expect free or cheap work. Good photography requires a lot more time and work then one might imagine.

        • Caitlin October 9, 2009, 5:08 am

          im not “exploiting” him. please. he has a call on his website for people to photograph.

          furthermore, you know how i got started in writing? i wrote for a magazine FOR FREE. for an entire year. people wanting to get into the business or looking to expand their businesses (adam is not a new photographer or a student, FYI) sometimes must do comp work.

          and obviously we’ll be tipping adam, paying for any prints, advertising his services on the blog, and treating him like the professional that he is.

          i love how you assume the worst about me.

        • Kristin October 11, 2009, 11:39 pm

          As a young photographer just starting out in the industry, I’m happy to work for free, it’s called LEARNING. People don’t consider it to be ‘exploiting’ someone when they pay to learn at a college, this is free learning for the photographer, it’s actually a good deal for the photographer as well as the client! Also, the photographer that is going to do Caitlin’s photos is voluntarily offering his services for free, it isn’t as if she called this guy and haggled with him so she wouldn’t have to pay, he’s trying to get into the industry and the only way you can charge for your services if you have practical experience. How can you accuse her of exploiting him when he is voluntarily offering his services for free so he can gain practical experience?

  • Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) October 8, 2009, 7:39 pm

    Beautiful dress… and I am still currently obsessed with all things wedding related. Just got married at the end of July so I’m sure it’ll wear off soon!! :)CANNOT wait for the Jim/Pam wedding as well..

  • Dori October 8, 2009, 7:41 pm

    Pumpkin pie looks SO good! Have you seen Jim & Pam’s wedding site?

  • Brie (The Fit Bride) October 8, 2009, 7:41 pm

    I love weddings! (Obviously, which is why I’m blogging about mine, too.) Though sometimes I wish the stress would go away, I know it’ll be awesome.

  • Meghan@traveleatlove October 8, 2009, 7:43 pm

    I LOVE weddings and how people make them their own.

  • Kate October 8, 2009, 7:47 pm

    I love weddings! Mine was awesome, and I love that I still have so many engaged bloggies 🙂 My real life wedding guest stints are drying up!

  • kilax October 8, 2009, 7:53 pm

    I am sorry that your pictures did not turn out originally! I have heard of that happening to people. It is so great that you get to retake them! I can’t wait to see them!

    I love weddings. Ours was great, and totally worth the debt we are still paying off!

  • Leah @ L4L October 8, 2009, 7:55 pm

    I don’t like a lot of traditional weddings b/c they are so cookie cutter and I feel like people do it b/c they have to. That being said, I am currently engaged and planning our wedding. To be honest, I don’t really care about the details. I don’t really care about the ceremony. I care about the party!! Open bar, buffet, great DJ! That’s what it is all about! We are going to Vegas, expecting 30-50 people, and plan on having the time of our life! 😀 But to each their own. I almost would have rather eloped to a tropical resort and got married on the beach!

  • katey October 8, 2009, 7:56 pm

    I love your dress! it is so pretty!

  • Gwen October 8, 2009, 7:59 pm

    How fun! Can’t wait to see how your pictures turn out! I am a new reader and am excited to go back into the archives to explore See Bride Run! I am getting married a year from this Saturday and am so psyched to run some races wearing a veil next Fall! PS I also want pumpkin pie now. Good thing it’s almost Sat!

  • Jenna October 8, 2009, 8:01 pm

    omg i absolutely LOVE weddings! they are soo much fun!
    good luck on your 16 mile tomorrow girl. lots of yummy eats for fuel 🙂

  • Jacqueline October 8, 2009, 8:07 pm

    I love weddings, but I don’t think they need to be excessive. Nice, simple & classy is the way to go in my book.
    I got lucky and had a wonderful photographer. He even gave me the copyrights & all of the photos on a CD.

  • Jolene ( October 8, 2009, 8:09 pm

    I LOVE everything about weddings! I am actually a certified wedding planner and coordinator!

  • angieinatlanta October 8, 2009, 8:11 pm

    I ADORE weddings! I think that when I get married, I’ll never want to take my dress off! Yours is gorgeous, by the way!

  • Tay October 8, 2009, 8:12 pm

    Beautiful!!! I love wedding dresses 😀 Nothing wrong with mid-day pumpkin pie!

  • Julie October 8, 2009, 8:17 pm

    I love weddings!! Especially ones with nice short ceremonies so the party and cake eating can begin!

  • Mellissa October 8, 2009, 8:20 pm

    So interesting reading all the comments, I am really not a wedding person! I am all about the meaning behind but not spending oodles of money on one day. We just got married in June in Italy and did it our way. Had a few friends and we showed up with our outfits, a friend took the pictures and I loved every one of them. Yes, family was initially upset but this is us. We had a BBQ back home for friends and family and I wouldn’t have changed one single thing!

  • Amanda (modernation) October 8, 2009, 8:20 pm

    I LOVE weddings. My boyfriend and I joke that we will have our whole wedding planned before we even get engaged. So glad your day was so wonderful, but sorry about the photog. All my friends either had an amazing wedding photographer experience or awful. I was my friends MOH last year and I wound up directing all the photos because they didn’t know what they were doing.

  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It) October 8, 2009, 8:25 pm

    Such a pretty dress! Can’t wait to see the pictures and sorry your 1st photog didn’t turn out as planned.

    I love weddings! Kev and I married 3 months after meeting and had a quickie 1st wedding that we planned in under 24 hours no joke. It was great (church, cake, food, etc.) but we went back to Virginia where I was originally from and had a big wedding. It was very nice except for the nasty cake. LOL

    BUT for our 10th anniversary 3 years ago we had a vow renewal on the beach in Jamaica and THAT was the most magical experience of my life so I can’t wait to do it again for our 20 year.

  • MelissaNibbles October 8, 2009, 8:33 pm

    I’m not a wedding person, but I understand and respect those that are. If I ever do get married (currently living in sin), it’ll probably be in a courthouse with a dinner after…and maybe a hot afterparty where I’ll shake what my momma gave me.

    • Caitlin October 8, 2009, 8:34 pm

      hehe we lived in sin for a long time!!!

  • Sara @ ActiveGal October 8, 2009, 8:38 pm

    I LOVE Weddings! I think it’s sad sometimes though how my stress they put on someone people. One of my best friends is getting married next month and the poor girl doesn’t have a free moment and it is really causing tension in their relationship. I think some people forget to stop and ENJOY it!

    Beautiful dress!

  • Anne P October 8, 2009, 8:45 pm

    aw I can’t wait to see your re-done photos! i love weddings, too. i’m going to one on saturday! 🙂

  • Elizabeth October 8, 2009, 8:50 pm

    I’ve never had Pumpkin pie.. looks yummy 🙂
    I love weddings/corny stuff like that! What an awesome idea to get your pictures redone!

  • Rachel October 8, 2009, 8:52 pm

    I love your dress!!! Your back is amazing btw!

    That’s awesome you get to reshoot your wedding pictures! I love hearing about your whole life on this blog…wedding stuff, book info and of course your eats.

  • Jenna October 8, 2009, 8:55 pm

    I am a huge sap when it comes to weddings. I even cry at people’s weddings who I have never met in my whole entire life. I can’t wait to get married someday, lol.

    Your talk and eating of pumpkin pie the past two days has really made me want some!

  • AshleyLauren October 8, 2009, 8:56 pm

    I just posted some of my wedding pictures on my about me page tonight! I was also realllllly disppointed in my photog (and we paid A LOT…more than pretty much anyone else I know). She DEFINITELY had an off day- she blogs every wedding she does, and it’s pretty glaringly obvious I’m missing a lot of regular pics (getting ready, my dress, pictures of guests enjoying the reception…). I was too caught up in the day to notice at the time 🙁 Oh well, my coordinator at the venue went way above and beyond so I guess it all cancels out in the end..

  • Sarah October 8, 2009, 9:01 pm

    Ahh I love weddings, very excited for Jim and Pams (yes I think I know them!) haha! I am flying to Australia next week to be maid of honour at my friends wedding, obviously cannot wait. Currently trying to write a speech with no idea where to start arghhh!

  • Lindsay October 8, 2009, 9:01 pm

    Yay for a second chance at wedding photographs! Your dress is beautiful!

    I love weddings! I was never a huge fan of them until I got married. Now I appreciate them so much more! I loved planning my own wedding. In some ways I would love to be a wedding planner!

  • Kelly October 8, 2009, 9:11 pm

    I love weddings in general- just some times I think people go a little too far with them, which I only mind when I am expected to pay a million dollars for all of their parties etc haha.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) October 8, 2009, 9:16 pm

    I love your dress. I wish Hunni and I could get some new pics done. I was in pain the day of my wedding because I was waiting for back surgery. But I wanted to be married so I didn’t postpone.

    I might just have to check out some of your older posts. I’m new to this whole blog reading/blog writing bit and I’d love to see how others started theirs 🙂

  • Jac October 8, 2009, 9:23 pm

    so sweet to have your wedding pics taken again. you look lovely in the dress. your lucky you husband’s into it too! My bf says there’s no point in photographs, and it’s better off to rent a dress. sometimes i get annoyed!
    Have fun with the photography sessions!

  • Ris October 8, 2009, 9:23 pm

    That’s so unfortunate but at least you get to relive your dream day!! Good luck on the morning run – and that pumpkin pie looks divine!

  • Julia October 8, 2009, 9:25 pm

    I am also a HUGE wedding sap!
    That’s so fantastic that you get to take more photographs, your dress is stunning!

  • Rebecca October 8, 2009, 9:26 pm

    I LOVE weddings!! Your dress is so pretty!

  • Bec October 8, 2009, 9:32 pm

    What a gorgeous dress, I am sure the new photos will turn out beautifully!

  • Erin October 8, 2009, 9:34 pm

    I like weddings….when the bride isn’t stressing about napkin color or the seating chart or the bridesmaids dresses. I think when you stress about the details it takes away from the point of the day.

    We got a few good photos on our wedding day but I also didn’t LOVE our photographer. In fact, I have no picture of just me and my mom! So sad. That’s such a great idea to re-do your wedding photos!

  • Sheri October 8, 2009, 9:42 pm

    Your dress is so beautiful!

    My husband and I did trash the dress wedding pictures this summer for our 6th anniversary! We thought why not…we look great…and I could still fit into my dress after having my son! I am in better shape now than when I got married 6 years ago!

    You are going to have so much fun taking pictures and wearing you wedding dress again. 🙂

  • Melissa October 8, 2009, 9:51 pm

    I loooove weddings! It gives me a good excuse to get dressed up and dace, especially now that proms aren’t an option.

    My boyfriend and I live together (no ring yet) but I already have a few ideas of things I want whenever the Big Day comes.

    In the meantime, I love looking at other people’s wedding pics on the Knot. Maybe I missed my true calling as a wedding planner???

  • Tracey@tropicalhappiness October 8, 2009, 9:52 pm

    I love everything about weddings. The sappiness, the cheesiness, the love, the tears. EVERY. THING.
    I’m working on my “about me” post since I am just starting my blog, and I’m posting a bunch of my wedding pictures. I just got married this past May and I’m pretty happy with what my photog did. So I’ll be posting those tomorrow.

  • Felicia October 8, 2009, 10:03 pm

    I am probably unhealthily obsessed with weddings. Yours looked beautiful!

    I cannot wait for mine and have watched enough wedding shows to have a pretty good idea of what I want. Unfortunately, I think my boyfriend is getting a little tired of me mentioning the big day constantly before we are even engaged! Whoops. I’ll have to work on that. 🙂

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans October 8, 2009, 10:08 pm

    How exciting that you get a re-do on your pictures! Saying that I am pumped for Jim and Pam’s wedding would be a massive understatement…

  • Nikki T October 8, 2009, 10:28 pm

    I absolutely LOVE a wedding too! Thats cool that you have a chance to get your pics re done if you arne’t happy with them- we got married in Maui, Hawaii so there was nothing not to love about our brightly colored-beach pics!
    Have tons of fun at the wedding shoot!

  • Lizzy October 8, 2009, 10:56 pm

    i love weddings! 🙂

    how awesome that your getting the chance to re take your photos! i can’t wait to see 🙂

  • Justy2003 October 8, 2009, 11:16 pm

    I like weddings…more so now that I’m planning my own for May! It’s fun to see what ideas people had and try to add my own little touches to things.
    Good luck on the 16 miler tomorrow…whew! I believe this will be your longest run yet? Exciting!

  • Emily (Emily Eats and Exercises) October 8, 2009, 11:38 pm

    As a musician, I play a LOT of weddings. I love people watching and taking tips for when I get married, but I’m awfully tired of Pachelbel’s Cannon :-p

  • Niki October 8, 2009, 11:44 pm

    I love weddings! I am currently planning mine for next June and am having a blast! Good luck with your 2nd picture go around! I’m sure these will be fabulous!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) October 9, 2009, 12:07 am

    I got married in July and I am already bummed that I cannot do it again! I love, love, love weddings!

  • Susan October 9, 2009, 12:33 am

    I go back and forth between “weddings are so expensive and totally overrated” and “but it will be MY day…I want it to be fabulous!” I’m not even engaged.

  • Annamarina (Running Tails) October 9, 2009, 12:44 am

    I love, love, love weddings too! Especially my own! It was the most amazing day and I love watching our video. Our 1 year anniversary is coming up next week!

  • Kristine October 9, 2009, 1:00 am

    how exciting you get to take wedding photos! i cant wait to see them!

    i love weddings! i cant wait for my wedding one day!!!

  • Nicole October 9, 2009, 2:22 am

    I don’t really believe in marriage for myself, but I do like weddings! Events like that are really fun to shoot. If I was ever to get married (which I most likely won’t), I wouldn’t want to spend that much money at all.

    • Nicole October 9, 2009, 2:22 am

      lol and shoot as in photography!

  • Diana October 9, 2009, 2:22 am

    I photograph weddings too. I’m quite new to it but I enjoy it. I don’t think I will ever get married but I can appreciate them. I admit that when I’m photographing sometimes I get a little sentimental ahah The bride and groom are just so happy, it’s really contageous. 🙂

    I would totally take your pictures if I could. And I would do it right too ahah 🙂

    I saw something on the news yesterday about a woman who sued her wedding photographers because the photos they took were completely horrible. Seriously, they showed some of them and they just sucked, big time 😐

  • Whole Body Love October 9, 2009, 2:38 am

    I have been engaged for 3 years and will be for 4 more as I would get no financial aid if we were married. We had been engaged for 7 months and were planning our wedding in 3 months…then I became pregnant and our plans changed. I have my dress since I had once set a date. I still love the dress and will save it until I finish school

    • Caitlin October 9, 2009, 5:10 am

      Awww congrats on your baby and your wedding 🙂 🙂 🙂 two for one love special!!

  • maria October 9, 2009, 2:44 am

    Ah. I was so lucky when it comes to photographers. Ours was THE BEST. She took great photos and was super awesome to work with. After being on her feet for the entire day she still wanted to go back to Jeremy’s parent’s house after our reception to get some amazing pictures. 🙂 I hope your second chance at pictures turns out awesome!

  • Gab* October 9, 2009, 4:21 am

    I love weddings! It’s wedding-crazy for us at the moment, my SIL is engaged and so is my bestie plus we have a wedding next month and in December! Hubby and I got married March 2008, I haven’t tried my dress on since, it’s been dry-cleaned and packed up. I think (hope) it’d still fit. I don’t want to give it away but I don’t know what to do with it?!

  • Shannon October 9, 2009, 5:51 am

    I was so sad taking off my dress at the end of the night. I loved it and didn’t want to just put it in storage. I would love an opportunity to dress up in it again and feel like a bride! Have fun!

  • Hangry Pants October 9, 2009, 6:59 am

    I love weddings! I love going, planning, watching tv shows about them -everything.

    Also, I think it’s awesome your dress fits. So many brides go on crazy diets to be super skinny (not that you are not thin – I hope you know what I mean) on their day. I distinctly remmeber right before your wedding your car broke down and you chowed on a cupcake. That was aweseom.

    • Caitlin October 9, 2009, 10:02 am

      Hahah not only did I chow down on a cupcake when my car broke down two days before my wedding, but i was also drunk during that instance (i wasn’t driving, obviously). I told the tow truck driver that 1) i was getting married 2) i was drunk and 3) did he want a cupcake?

  • Paige October 9, 2009, 7:52 am

    I’m so sorry your weddnig pictures turned out badly. Honestly, the photographer we hired was just OK. Luckily, we had we had a beach wedding, and my aunt new a photographer in NY who charges an INSANE amount of money for his pictures..but he wanted to buld his destination wedding portfolio, so he was our 2nd photographer, and he did it for FREE. His pictures tunred out better than I could have ever imagined.

  • emily October 9, 2009, 8:13 am

    I’m not very sentimental, and I always kept in mind that my marriage for life was way more important than my wedding for a day, which helped me not to sweat the small stuff. But I loved my big day, my husband and I agree it was the most fun we’ve ever had!

  • Andee (Runtolive) October 9, 2009, 8:22 am

    Weddings are so much fun with all the food, cake and dancing! I have only been to one, but hopefully I’ll be going to more soon. Good luck on the 16 miler tomorrow 🙂

  • Jess October 9, 2009, 8:33 am

    My first anniversary is this weekend! We got really lucky and have beautiful wedding pictures! Did you get to see your photographers work beforehand? Ours had done our friend’s wedding so we had plenty of his work to look at before hand. Photography was the one thing I would pay any price for since you don’t get to do your wedding day over.
    Good luck with the reshoot.

    • Jess October 9, 2009, 9:02 am

      I forgot to say too that I love weddings but I think it is absurd to go into debt for one day. Yes it’s a big day, but you don’t want to be paying for it years later. I have a few friends that got married 2-3 years ago and are still paying off their wedding. EEK.

      • Caitlin October 9, 2009, 10:03 am

        i did see the photographers work beforehand and that album and our album look nothing alike.

        i agree, its not worth it to go into debt for!

  • Amy October 9, 2009, 8:46 am

    How exciting and wonderful to be able to get back in the dress and “relive the wedding” for a day! I am sure your pictures will be beautiful! I actually just got married recently… and am still waiting to see our pictures– but I’m a little worried that maybe we didn’t get all the shots we wanted. Personally I love weddings (always have)– I love all the little details that go into them, and I love the little moments. I have a wedding to go to 2 Saturdays from now– and I’m interested to see if the ceremony affects me even more now that I have experienced my own!

    Good Luck with the 16 miler!!

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat October 9, 2009, 9:21 am

    The quality of our wedding photos was actually quite amazing, however I was almost 80 lbs heavier then than I am now, so I have mixed feelings about them. It was a happy day for me though. I want to get ours re-taken too!

    Our wedding disaster was the DJ. What a rip off! Just have a friend play your favorite music, seriously.

    I love weddings, especially when the bride and groom do things that make it unique for them. 🙂

  • Ally October 9, 2009, 9:22 am

    Yay for getting your wedding pictures re-done–that’s fantastic! I don’t like mine at all, and I’ve considered having our re-done, but, we got married in CA, now live in TX, plus, we’ve been married for 4 years now and I had short blonde hair when we got married and now it’s long and red… hmm… Have a fabulous time getting new wedding shots, that’ll be so fun!

  • Anne Marie@ New Weigh of Life October 9, 2009, 9:27 am

    I love weddings, but it’s so much easier being on the non-planning side of things!

  • Amandamoo October 9, 2009, 9:35 am

    Yay! Love weddings! Mine is in 16 days!!!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing October 9, 2009, 9:48 am

    That’s so fun that you get to put on your dress again! Most brides never get the chance. I loooove weddings. When else is everyone just so happy!?

  • Christina October 9, 2009, 9:52 am

    You look fantastic in your dress! Weddings are OK for me.

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance October 9, 2009, 9:55 am

    What a beautiful dress! I am so happy that you are going to get your pictures re-done. I know it must of bugged you a long time.

    =) Laura @ Finding A Healthy Balance (after 100 POUNDS weight loss)

  • Simone @ P:T October 9, 2009, 9:57 am

    Your dress is BEAUTIFUL!…and I love me some pumpkin pie 😉

  • Sarah October 9, 2009, 12:32 pm

    I don’t usually cry at real weddings but I totally cried during Jim and Pam’s wedding last night. I love that show!

  • Kristin October 9, 2009, 2:04 pm

    As a photographer myself, I’m so sorry you had such a bad experience! Unfortunately, there’s a lot of people out there these days who have a camera and therefore think they can make money as a photographer even though they don’t have the creative or technical skills to do so. The photographer you’re using now looks great though, so I’m sure you’ll have a much better experience. 🙂

  • Andrea October 9, 2009, 6:28 pm

    I had the World’s Worst DJ at my wedding. I’m not sure which one I’d rather have. Music was SO important to me, but photos last forever??? Hmmm…

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