Alexandrea’s and Kaleb’s Story
October 5, 2018
Where did you and Kaleb meet?
We first met at church, but then we happened to be working out next to each other at the gym and that’s when we really started talking. Between church and the gym, we really got to know each other.
How did he pop the question? Where? When?
Little did I know that Kaleb had been planning our engagement for months. He hid the ring in an oatmeal box (the one place I’d never find it because I hate oatmeal). His good buddy had just bought a drone and he convinced me that his friend wanted to use us for his first practice video and that he wanted to do a little story on our relationship (I’m so gullible I believed this without any idea of what was going on). Kaleb invited me over for his friend to record an interview with us. The next day we were planning a date and Kaleb said he’d pick me up at 5 p.m. Around 3 p.m., I heard a knock on the door and open it up to find roses and two boxes with dresses in them and a sweet little note that said “You pick. Your ride will be here at 5.” Obviously, I was wondering what was going on, but convinced myself that he was just upping his game and it was nothing crazy. Around 6 p.m., I heard another knock on the door. It was Kaleb’s friend Dave and he said he would take me to meet Kaleb. So I got in the car and there was a GoPro attached to the dash and his other buddy Jeremy was in the backseat. Dave then handed me a letter from Kaleb that began a scavenger hunt. He took me to each location that was special to us. At the final location, they made me put on a blindfold and took me to the beach. I could smell the sea and hear the seagulls. Then Kaleb got me out of the car and walked me – still blindfolded – down to the shore. When he told me to take off the blindfold, he was down on one knee. He proposed and I cried. When I looked around, we were surrounded by friends and family, and in the sand he had written “will you marry me.” The drone captured it all on video with amazing views and there were tons of pictures. It was the second best day of my life (obviously, our wedding day was the best day of my life!)
Why did you choose Edison and Ford Winter Estates for your wedding location?
I have always loved the Edison and Ford Estates. I grew up right down the road and it felt like home. I really liked the idea of getting married in a place with such historical significance and beauty. The grounds are absolutely stunning. I really wanted to be married by the water, but I also wanted big trees and greenery, so the Edison home was a no-brainer. We both love the outdoors and nature – it’s where we feel even closer to God, so it was just absolutely perfect for us. And then when we met Cori and Kelsi, it just sealed the deal. They made everything perfect.
What favorite memories were made on your wedding day?
We just loved the ceremony by the Mysore Fig tree in front of the water. It was so incredibly beautiful and summed up our whole relationship in just a moment. I loved coming in on the Model T with my dad and getting to take in the beauty of the grounds on my way there. We also got the most amazing photos with all the pretty trees and greenery in the background, plus the beautiful sunset on the water. It was breathtaking.
What is your advice to those planning a wedding?
My best advice? Get married at the Edison and Ford Estates! All of our guests said it was the most beautiful wedding they’ve been to. I can’t believe how smoothly the night went. I didn’t have to worry about anything. Cori and Kelsi took care of everything while my hubby and I just enjoyed our night with family and friends. It’s completely worry free and always beautiful. It was hands down, the best night of our lives.