Chelsea and Caleb

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How We Met

Caleb and I were both 12 years old when we first met in our middle school science club. I remember when I first saw him, I thought to myself “That boy is going to be my boyfriend.” 😂 Over the next 6 years, we went on many beach and coffee “dates,” becoming best friends. It wasn’t until we graduated from high school that the timing was finally right for us to become more than ‘just friends’. Caleb and I continued dating through college, even though we ended up studying at two separate universities. Caleb would drive up 2 hours every weekend to see me! As time passed it became more and more obvious, we were meant to spend forever together.

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How They Asked

Caleb invited me out to our usual beach spot for a sunset paddle. Being a regular activity for us, I thought nothing of it. But, at the perfect moment, Caleb got down on one knee (on our paddleboard!) and proposed with a rubber ring. At first, I thought it was a joke! After we both fell off the board and into the water, I replied with a giggly “Yes”. Little did I know, he had the real ring on the beach and our families there to celebrate.

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Special Thanks

Evan Krause
 | Photographer
Aleah Lodge
 | Planning