July 28, 2018

The Proposal: A few weeks before my college graduation, Christian told me (Caitlin) he wanted to take me out on a special date to celebrate. Throughout our relationship, our thing has always been to go look at pretty views of the city. Before our dinner, Christian had planned to show me an amazing view he and his mom had stumbled upon a couple of weeks before. It was raining that night, but Christian insisted the view was worth standing in the pouring rain. As we made our way to the overlook, I saw a tent and thought it was a little out of the ordinary. Once we got closer, I saw a small table with a music box on it. I realized it was my Grandma’s music box that I had told Christian I’ve wanted ever since I was a little girl, but it had been lost over the years. Christian then got down on one knee. He opened the music box to show me the most beautiful ring I had ever seen while asking me to be his wife. It was the happiest moment of my life!

Favorite Moment: I do not like having the spotlight on me, and planning a wedding with 275 people was out of my comfort zone. I was surprisingly calm and excited the whole day leading up to our first look, and that’s when I got anxious. But I knew seeing Christian would calm my nerves about standing in front of so many people with all eyes on us. As soon as he turned around and saw me, I started crying the happiest tears because I knew I was marrying him in a few hours. I think I hugged him for five minutes straight. It was by far my favorite part of our wedding day.

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Wedding Venue: The Barn at Shady Lane

Wedding Planner: Southern Styled Events

Florist: Stems and Styles

Caterer: Happy Catering Co.

Cake: Alethea Cowie

Invitations: Beloved Stationery Co. (the bride has a small stationery business and made them)

Wedding Dress: Bella’s Bridal and Formal Wear
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

Hair and Makeup: Beauty by Jess

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Mr. Burch Formal Wear

Music: The Park Band

Draping: On-Site Productions