Jess and Caleb were a bit anxious at first, wondering if their thoughts of marriage so early on were wise. With some confident encouragement from their close family and friends, they realized they were indeed each other’s perfect match! They were married on August 17th, 2019. Christian Mingle is so pleased to have played a role in their love story and wishes them every joy for their future together.
What can you tell us about the wedding?
“We had an amazing day! I did most of the planning, most of everything was DIY or we just skipped it. I had guests who said a book should be written on our wedding! Ceremony was short, we didn’t do so many extra things that people do these days like worship services and communion.
His dad, our pastor, married us, that was a nice family moment for us 🙂 All in all we focused on the day being simple, organized, and fun for our guests. And we did it all right in the middle of Moparfest!”
How did you meet? What was your first date like?
“We started talking on Christian Mingle, I was the first girl Caleb went out with, we went for coffee and talked for hours about a lot of things we had in common. To our surprise we both curled in high school, what are the odds of that?
We felt super comfortable with each other and could just talk and talk about anything. Most importantly we agreed on a lot of stuff, morally, spiritually, and in personality.”
Describe the moment you knew it was true love!
“Of course, soon into our friendship and relationship, we had the sparks and all the nice things that go with a strong and well matched pair, but there was some anxiety that we were thinking too fast or maybe we were just infatuated. We didn’t think it was possible to really find a perfect match so quickly.
Caleb was talking to his parents and they asked him how we’re doing etc and he said, “I think it’s too soon, I don’t know if I’m crazy, but I think I’m going to ask her to marry me” (we had been dating for maybe two months then). His dad replied, “well then you should.”
I think the instant confidence that his parents had in our relationship, and additionally the confidence my parents had when Caleb discussed it with them, was what made us both realize we weren’t being crazy, we weren’t just infatuated, we had a real love and connection that other people saw in us.
When we were engaged soon after, the additional confidence that a couple of my mentors expressed to me by simply saying, “when you know, you know” really cemented our confidence that we were the perfect choice for each other.”
What advice would you give other Christian Mingle members, who are still looking for love?
“Don’t feel weird for looking elsewhere for your special someone. I found some criticism and bantering for using an online dating site, but I also found that the men in my home church and friend circle were not the kind of men I was interested in. I had to look all the way from Caledon to a tiny town in Oxford county to find my perfect man.
It wasn’t easy to tell people we met online at first, but once we realized we were the perfect match for each other, that became my mantra: I had to look far for him, but I found him.”