After several failed relationships throughout college, Caleb and I had given up searching for our future someone. But in March of 2016, everything changed. I was at my first clinical of nursing school when I met a young CNA, Caleb Hall. After weeks of shadowing him and changing many bedpans together, my first clinical rotation came to an end. I added Caleb on Facebook about a week later. A few nights after that we met at Sonic. That night was full of awkward conversation and lots of tater tots. We saw each other several times that week and began officially dating on April 22, 2016. From the beginning we were best friends, I went over to his parent’s house several nights a week and we just hung out, watched videos, and I listened to him play guitar. Being with Caleb was easy because I never had to be anything except myself.
I took him to Nashville in June 2016 to meet my family and that’s when I knew things were getting serious. My little brother was ten at the time, and the way he bonded with Caleb made my heart melt, even to this day they spend countless hours sharing videos, giving each other video game advice, and playing basketball when we visit. My parents were supportive of us from the start and would always make a point to include Caleb in family events and to see his family when they were in town.
When I started my senior year of college we began to talk more about our future and what it would mean for our relationship. I had always planned on moving home to Nashville after college, but began to consider a life in Johnson City. I had worked as a nurse intern all through nursing school and knew I could easily get a job here upon graduation. Caleb was finishing his associate’s degree and wasn’t quite sure where it would lead. On April 10, 2018, Caleb proposed at Sonic…the very same location as our first date.
We started planning our wedding about a week later. The hardest part was choosing a date. We decided to go with November 24, 2018, in hopes of having a romantic fall wedding. As the day grew closer, more decisions needed to be made. I have wanted to get married at the Millstone in Limestone, TN since I first went to an event there in 2015. By early November, I had all the details planned, we were just waiting to see what the weather was going to do. I woke up on the 24th to heavy rain, but by 10am the skies had cleared and made way for a beautiful afternoon wedding. It ended up being a smaller wedding with about 70 guests, but we wouldn’t have had it any other way. At the end of the day, we were husband and wife and surrounded by all our closest family and friends and that’s all that we wanted out of our special day. We will never forget this day and the special people who shared it with us.
Venue The Millstone
Officiant Mr. William Hall
Ceremonial Music Mrs. Karen Smith
Wedding Day Coordinator Holly Davis/Lexi McCartt
Jeweler Gregory Isbell
Groom and Groomsmen Men’s Warehouse
Wedding Dress Low’s Bridal
Bride’s Hair Caitlyn at Salon Bella Donna
Photography Cable Photography
Florist The Posy Shop
Reception Venue The Millstone
Reception Coordinator Holly Davis
Reception Music Steven with Starr Entertainment
Cakes The Icing in the Cake
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