Shaley & Caleb
If I could choose a theme to describe Shaley and Caleb’s wedding day, I would only have to use one word:gifts. Why? Taking a quick walk through Shaley and Caleb’s wedding day, the reason becomes clear - it looks like a birthday party! Gifts everywhere! But what made it so special is these gifts were not for the bride and groom - they were from the bride and groom. Gifts for the flower girl, their moms, the groomsmen, the bridesmaids, crayons all over the tables to make sure the kids attending enjoyed the wedding day as much as they did. And that’s just who they are! These gifts took time and effort to arrange (not to mention the reception decorations that Shaley designed herself!). But Shaley and Caleb wanted these people - the most important people in their lives! - to share in this day with them and know how loved they are! These were not only the people who had supported them as they prepared for their wedding, but the people they knew would stand beside them as they begin their marriage. They were there to celebrate together.
It is clear that Shaley and Caleb also see each other as a gift from God. Over several years of dating and a long distance relationship, they have shown each other the support and undying love that Christ showed for us. And now they had come to their wedding day and were giving each other more than just rings...they were promising to give each other their lives and hearts. Their love pointed everyone in attendance to the love of Jesus, which is the greatest gift any of us could ever receive. I can’t wait to see how Shaley and Caleb continue pointing people to this amazing gift through their life together!