Oh yeah your skin and bones,
Turn into something beautiful,
Do you know,
You know I love you so,
You know I love you so.
I swam across,
I jumped to cross for you,
Oh what a thing to do.
‘Cause you were all yellow”
-Yellow by Coldplay
Teresa & Caleb got married at the end of 2017 at Grace Bible Chapel, and danced the night away at the Upper Chesapeake Ball Room. These two love birds have been together since high school, and their love has only grown since then. It’s truly an honor to be able to capture that love between two people.
favorite memories of the day:
Teresa: “There are so many small memories throughout the whole day that stick in my mind. Of course, seeing Caleb when I started walking down the isle was a dream, but there were many other moments where I felt so lucky to not only have him, but the people around me as well. There was a time in the bathroom when I put my dress and veil on and my mom just stood behind me and we cried quietly together. My mom and I don’t get many moments like that so that was very special to me. Also, the prayer with my favorite girls before I walked warmed my heart more than anything. I felt extremely blessed to have them. My favorite moment of the whole day was when Caleb and I were dancing to “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay and I asked him to sing to me (which he never likes doing) but he sang in my ear the whole song and I loved every second of it.”
Caleb: “My favorite memory of the day was when we exchanged our vows. I know both of us were having trouble finding the right words to say when it came time to write them. I got help from my buddies and she had been a writer for as long as I knew her so I knew mine had to be good. I’m not a crier, but everything she said really got to me and made me feel so lucky to have someone like her as my wife.”
special memory from that day that you will NEVER forget:
Teresa: “The feeling I felt when I stepped through the door way to go down the isle. I remember looking at my dad and he was tearing up so of course, I did too. I remember walking in and seeing some of my best friends first, and later seeing my mom and my grandmother’s face and just feeling so happy. Seeing Caleb standing up at the alter with a huge smile on my face made me so happy (and almost unable to walk considering I almost fell up the stairs when I got to him LOL) “
Caleb: “The one memory I won’t forget was dancing with Teresa to Yellow by Coldplay. It seems like an odd song to pick, but that’s the first song we danced to at our senior Homecoming and the same night I asked her to be my girlfriend. It seemed only natural to dance to that with her when she became my wife. It kind of felt like we were 17 again.”
moments of the day that made you laugh the most:
Teresa: “This was before the wedding, but one of the memories I won’t forget from that day was going to get my makeup done. I had been late to my hair appointment, which then made me late to my makeup appointment, so I was with my friend Heather and we both had our hair done and were running through the Christiana Mall parking lot at full speed and then proceeded to dash through Nordstrom with everyone looking at us in order to get to our appointment. We laughed about it for hours afterwards and then went and got chicken nuggets because we were hungry.”
Caleb: “I laughed the most when I smashed the cake into Teresa’s face. I don’t think she knew I had that much cake in my hands so it all went up her nose and in her dress but she took it like a champ. She got me pretty good too, so I guess I deserved it.”
words of wisdom for future brides & grooms:
Teresa: “Women, please, please remember this advice: the small details won’t matter when you’re walking down the isle. The small details won’t matter when you’re dancing with your husband. Or your dad. Or your girlfriends. Or your mom. It won’t matter if you forgot the flower girl petals at home, or put the programs at the reception when they should have been at the ceremony. I did these things and stressed about it for awhile. But those things didn’t matter because I had guy friends run outside and pick pine needles off of a tree and we used them for petals, and no one seemed to notice that the programs were in the wrong spot. So remember this: use as many details as you want, and if you need help staying organized, don’t be afraid to ask for help. You’d be surprised at how many people are willing.”
Caleb: “Men, take it easy on your bride. If they are planning most of it, don’t hesitate to ask her if you can do anything. Even if it’s not the most interesting thing in the world, pretend it is for her because this is something she’s been dreaming about for a long time. When she is stressed, offer to help, or give her chocolate cake. That’s what worked for me!”
special thanks goes out to:
“Karen and Stephen McDowell for all their love, help, and support. This wedding would not have happened if it weren’t for you.
All of the vendors who came out and helped make our day so special.
The Bride and Groom party who helped celebrate our upcoming wedding/spent our special day with us.
Amy McDowell for her expert planning tips.
Judy Brown for her beautiful decorations
Matthew and Emily Gaffney of Angelina’s Produce for donating their services and making our centerpieces one of a kind and perfect.”
additional comments or stories you’d like to include on the blog:“I have found the one whom my soul loves” -Song of Solomon 3:4
What they danced to:
Down the Aisle: Turning Page - Sleeping At Last
Recessional: A Thousand Years - The Piano Guys
First Dance: Yellow - Coldplay
Father/Daughter Dance: My Little Girl - Tim McGraw
Mother/Son Dance: Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
Song Dedicated to bride & groom: Classic by MKTO
A special THANK YOU to the following vendors:
Venue: Upper Chesapeake Ball Room
Bride’s Jewelry: Francescas
Bride’s Gown: Beautiful from K&B Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Gowns: Renz Rags on Etsy
Men’s Attire: Ralph Lauren rented from Macy’s
Florist: Jennifer Johnson & Angelina’s Produce
DJ: Benjamin Somers
Cake: Kim’s Kakes and Kandies
Catering: Lady’s Auxiliary of North East
Crochet Shaw: Kassaudra McDowell
Ceremony Decorations: Judy Brown