Jessica + Caleb: Georgia Summer Wedding
How long have y'all been together?
5 1/2 years! Since we were seniors in high school
Tell us about the proposal:
It was sweet & simple. Caleb was so nervous he could barely speak to me, so I was already confused! But he took me to the old historic downtown square of the town we both grew up in, picked a beautiful stairway, & got down on one knee! I was shocked, & I’m so thankful it was a place we can so easily go back to & remember that precious moment.
What made y'all choose your wedding venue?
It was the perfect balance of classy & laid back, southern charm that I wanted. The look of Kimball Hall is timeless, and I loved that it reflected our love for our hometown.
Who cried the most on your wedding day?
Honestly, my little brother! We’re very close, & we’ve always been. He gave the best speech about how much he thought Caleb loved me, & at that moment, I think he had everyone crying!
What was y'all's favorite part of your wedding day?
Jess - Walking down the aisle to Caleb. I’d dreamt of that moment for so long, & expected all of these emotions to be running wild. But in the moment, I was so calm, knowing I was exactly where I wanted to be, doing exactly what I wanted to do: marry my best friend. It wasn’t scary; I didn’t think of everyone watching me, or about how I looked, or even about how “huge” the moment was. It was completely natural, & so final. I loved it! Caleb - I really can’t pick one moment...I just loved having everyone there to celebrate with us. It was a long time coming, so seeing people from all different seasons of our story was really fun & special.
What details did you include to make the day more "you"?
I think the most “us” part was our take aways: we did “Donuts & Dixie Champagne”, otherwise known as Coke! I am a Coke addict & Caleb can’t resist the Hot Light. It was definitely us!
What advice would you give a newly engaged couple?
No matter how stressful planning is, the wedding day is going to be SO fun. Hang in there, because the best is coming, & it is so worth it!
Anything else you'd like to add?
We are so thankful for the photos Eggleston + Co gave us. Katherine was so fun during the wedding day, & knew exactly what to do. I was super nervous morning-of, & Katherine rearranged the schedule she had created just so I could see Caleb earlier, because she knew I’d feel better if I did. She was totally right - I was perfectly fine after I hugged him! This is a team you want on your side during that crazy day.