Local Venues: The Commons

Kaitlyn & John Fly  |  The Commons


As a patron at a hair salon where she used to work, John would often exchange glances with Kaitlyn. The two would never speak when John came in to get a haircut, but after they bumped into each other one day outside of the salon, it was a different story.

The couple dated for three years before tying the knot at The Commons. Kaitlyn wanted her wedding to be simple yet elegant and provide a little bohemian flair at the same time.

“We loved the openness of the venue, and there were so many ways you could customize it,” explains Kaitlyn. “The outside area was gorgeous with its view of the mountains in the background.”

With a breathtaking view also came the chance of rain, which forced the Flys to make a few day-of changes.

“Due to the rain, we had to move our ceremony inside, but everything still turned out beautifully,” recalls Kaitlyn. “We sat everyone in rounds instead of row seating because we didn’t have time to flip the room, but everyone was still able to see the ceremony. It made for a super easy transition into dinner.”

Hanging lights draped from one side of the building to the other provided the perfect ambiance, while a fireplace invited guests to relax and unwind after the ceremony.

With plenty of greenery and accents of navy, peach, and ivory, the Flys’ fall wedding was nothing short of magical. Following the catered meal, attendees were invited to indulge in a traditional almond wedding cake, and the night was filled with dancing. When the celebration came to an end, Kaitlyn and John made their way to a corvette through a tunnel illuminated by glow sticks.

“The whole day is something I will never forget,” says Kaitlyn. “We got to spend one of the most important days of our lives with family and friends who love and care about us unconditionally. It truly was the greatest day ever!”


How He Proposed 

“John arranged for us to go to dinner one Friday night with my grandparents. We were supposed to go to a steakhouse, but instead, he picked me up and took me to Coolidge Park. We were walking along the waterfront, and he had a photographer waiting for when he popped the question. I was so surprised, and it was nothing shy of perfect.”


Photos by Brooke Faith

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