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 would described the woman I married as happy, sexy, loving, caring, smart,” says Caleb. “She’s the future mother of my clan.”
“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.”
“What I love most about her is how she caters to me daily, like I’m her only priority,” Caleb admits of his lovely bride. Their love just radiates from these photographs.
“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.”
The bride’s handmade cathedral styled veil with lace border and blusher (by Demetra Designs) was so beautiful it took our breath away.
“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!”
The couple’s gorgeously dressed bridal party was right by their side supporting their love on the big day.
“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.”
“We chose a travel themed based on our long distance relationship and travels together,” says Cymanthia. For design elements, the bride focused on DIY projects, burlap and lace.
“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 didn’t think that I would have found true love the way I did, and I definitely was not looking for love, the day I met Cymanthia,” says Caleb. “Everything happens for a reason.”
“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.”
Lovely rings for a lovely couple. A true keepsake for sure.
How cute is this little guy? We love it!
Custom details helped to make the couple’s wedding ceremony extra sweet and special.
“My father walked me down the aisle,” says Cymanthia. “I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
“Our wedding officiate was a friend of my aunt from Trinidad,” the bride shares. “He came with high recommendations from the matriarch of my father’s side of the family who could not make it.”
“At the altar, I felt good,” the bride gushes. “The experience felt surreal and exciting. I was thinking about our future.”
“In that moment, I felt like a million bucks,” says the groom. “I felt a wave of anxiety initially, but felt extremely happy that this day had finally come.”
The newlyweds made every moment count, and they have the lovely photos to remember each one forever. Winning!
“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.”
For their romantic first dance, Cymanthia and Caleb chose “Golden” by Chrisette Michelle, sung by vocalist Anna Connell over a saxophone cover.
An incredible cake for an incredible couple. We love each and every tier.
Both a live steel pan band and a deejay kept the reception party going through the night. Looks like an incredible time to us.
Cheers to the happy couple who flashed matching smiles the entire weekend.