Long distance lovers Cymanthia and Caleb met during a chance encounter over the holidays when he got stranded in Montreal while she happened to be there visiting family. Their friendship blossomed into a deep love that withstood all obstacles. See their romantic destination "I dos."
Long Distance Love
Long distance lovers Caleb and Cymanthia met during a chance holiday encounter while he was stranded in Montreal and she was visiting friends and family. Their friendship bloomed into a beautiful love story. See their romantic destination wedding weekend!
“I felt a little too special on that day, but adjusted,” Cymanthia tells us. “I was calm for the most part. I told myself that I would not let the small things stress me. My theme was ‘roll on, roll off.’ The main thing that mattered was the marriage. The rest was one great big celebration, this helped me to enjoy the day. Despite the rain!”
“Being a groom felt new but fantastic,” says Caleb. “It was definitely what I dreamed it would be, or more like a dream come true, since the woman of my dreams was standing next to me. It was an awesome day.”
“I selected hydrangea and baby’s breath, or Million Star, for my bouquet,” says the bride. “I loved that they were both simple yet bold, and all white. My hydrangeas were blue to complement the bridesmaids’ gowns. The Million Star are usually accent flowers, but I thought they were so pretty when shaped into a full bouquet. Our bouquets were complemented by local hand-weaved fans by the Blind Welfare Association.”
“I never thought I would take anyone I met in the club this seriously,” says Cymanthia. “I also told myself i wouldn’t entertain a long distance relationship again. Our scenario just goes to show you just never know when love is going to happen or when it is in process. God is hilarious in how He works. He definitely has a sense of humor.”
“Whenever we spoke or saw each other, not only did feelings grow stronger but imagining life with each other seemed impossible,” says Cymanthia. “He is hilarious, he is Christian and God fearing, respectful, fun, handsome, and Trini; he was and is the full package!”
“We knew our wedding location had to be in Trinidad,” says the bride. “It was going to be easier on both of our families. Trinidad had so many indoor and outdoor locations but we chose Pier 1 for the intimacy. We also chose it due to it being off the coast of the Gulf of Paria that shares waters with the Caribbean Sea.”
“I wanted to go for a light colored palette,” says Cymanthia. “Caleb wore a white and tan seersucker tailored blazer with white pants while the groomsmen wore tan suits by Jos A Banks. We wanted both Caleb and I to be all white at first but then the seersucker was a perfect match to blend with my dress and the groomsmen.”
“I really had no idea the proposal was coming,” says Cymanthia. “But looking back, how could have I had not? It was a perfect proposal, right down to the hour of the time that we met just 2 years prior. He even designed the ring to have 26 December blue topaz stones in it in combination with the band. This represents the day we met and the day we got engaged.”
“I decided to be my own wedding planner to save on cost with the help of my mother, sister in law, aunts, many other family members and my husband to be,” says the bride. “I would do it all over again. I had fun with it. Just make sure all of your ideas are on paper so that you can get help to execute the plan.”
His and Hers
Lovely rings for a lovely couple. A true keepsake for sure.
“I would describe my style as natural, funky, vintage, contemporary and Afro-centric all at the same time, so I was confused,” Cymanthia admits. “Caleb is modern stylish and more simple. My now sister-in-law started my wheels turning the night we got engaged. In my search for neutral themes, I noted a lot of burlap things out there were my style. That’s when I decided on burlap and lace for out design theme. I also wanted to incorporate our long distance relationship and hobby to travel.”