Kelvin and Whitney got married on the first day of Autumn and it was the most beautiful day. Whitney shared a tearful First Look with her dad and it was such a special moment. Then she shared a First Look with Kelvin and there was so much joy between the two of them! They tied the knot under a gorgeous floral arch under the trees with their friends and family around. There were lots of happy tears as they said, “I do!”
Here is their love story from Whitney's perspective!
Kelvin and I met in graduate school in Maryland. First semester, we really weren't even friends. During our second semester, we started studying together pretty much every day (neuroscience was kicking our butts!) We became good friends that semester, and realized we had A LOT in common...we even had the same favorite donut and cereal. Without even knowing what was happening...we were falling for each other! Regardless, I mildly panicked when he first asked me out...even though we were pretty much already on a date when he asked! Our first dates were easy, because we were already such good friends! He told me he loved me for the first time at the library (nerdalert - no shame!) We graduated in September 2016, and are both now practicing physical therapists in New Jersey.
And the proposal!
Kelvin proposed in one of my most favorite places in the world, my parents house. We had travelled home to Maryland for the weekend the celebrate my birthday. My mom treated my sister and me to a girls day that day, including manicures (thank goodness!) and high tea, for my birthday. When we got home, some of my family was hanging around the house (like normal), before we met my aunt and uncle for dinner. Side note: I love snail mail and look forward to the birthday cards I receive in the mail each year. When we got home from the girls day, I asked my mom to stop at the mailbox at the end of our driveway so I could get the mail, before we drove up to the house...and she said no! She told me I needed to walk off my lunch, so I needed walk down the driveway and get the mail on foot. Little did I know, she was looking for a quick excuse to prevent me from getting to the mailbox yet. Of course, I was mildly annoyed and kelvin "ever so sweetly", said he would walk to the mailbox with me. When we got there, he got the mail out and so so slowly flipped through the mail. In the pile was a letter addressed to me from him. I was so excited, thinking, "oh my gosh he sent my birthday card through the mail because he knows I love snail mail! I kept trying to open it andhe kept saying, just wait until we get up to the house. I started to open it and he was quite literally, pushing me into my parents backyard. As I opened the birthday card and read the sweet words inside, tears filled my eyes but I still hadn't comprehended what was happening. The last line read: "I just have one question for you..." I looked up, and Kelvin was getting down on one knee and asking me to marry him. CUE THE SOB FEST! I, of course, asked if he was joking...because I was so caught off guard. Next thing I knew, one of my best friends popped out of the bushes with her camera and my family was on our back porch cheering!
The center stone of my ring belonged to my great grandmother, and Kelvin had it placed in new setting, after my dad gave it to him when he asked for my dad's blessing to marry me. My sister owns the original setting of diamonds, now with a new sapphire center stone...so we both have a piece of this precious heirloom!
Congrats Kelvin and Whitney!! Your wedding at Deerfield was amazing.
So many amazing moments. Congratulations again Kelvin and Whitney!! I know you two will have a very happy life together. Want to see another romantic wedding? Check out Mark and Shelby’s countryside wedding at The Granary!
Wedding Dress: Claire's Fashions
Florist: Elana's Broad Street Florist & Gifts
Wedding Venue: Deerfield Golf Club
Hair: Cheryl Haight
DJ: Icon DJs
Videographer: Nate Bittinger Photography
Cake: Desserts by Dana
Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddington Way
Groomsmen Attire: Jos A Bank