Che’ne Rouge is beyond privileged to work with each and every wonderful couple that schedule their wedding with us. One couple that truly deserves the wedding of their dreams is Caillee and Kyle. They will be exchanging vows here at Che’ne Rouge on May 17th, 2014!
Kyle and Caillee’s love story begins with mouth to mouth resuscitation… Caillee was giving CPR to a dummy during training while at her school, Berry College. Kyle caught sight of her and immediately became extremely jealous of her pretend partner. The following day, they became real partners during a game and felt the start of something special with a near kiss. Since then, Kyle would venture over to the Stonebridge Golf Course, Caillee’s place of employment. He would play a round of golf and then keep her company for the rest of the day until she closed the pro shop. Kyle finally mustered up the courage to ask Caillee out to dinner and a walk around downtown Rome. Several weeks later Caillee agreed to a second date.
By Thanksgiving, their relationship became more and more exclusive. The two were apart for the holiday and this separation allowed them to realize how much their affections for each other had developed. They spent the entire break anxiously waiting to be together again. Over the next year they spent as much time together as possible. Kyle spent the spring going to watch Caillee play softball at Berry College and Caillee spent her summer getting Kyle more free golf. They went to concerts, spent time getting to know each other’s families, and Kyle secretly started a wedding ring fund!
In early August, Kyle had saved enough money to buy the perfect ring for Caillee. After an evening of looking at rings, he took a giant step forward and bought one. However, he didn’t feel it was time to pop the question yet. Kyle wanted to make sure he came up with a special and creative way to propose to Caillee and still had to ask for her dad’s permission. By the middle of October, all of this had finally been done.
On October 20th, 2012, Kyle and Caillee’s lives would officially begin to change for the better. It was their 9 month anniversary and the day that Kyle had chosen to propose. Kyle told Caillee he had something special planned for the night, not revealing any details except that she needed to dress up for the night. While Caillee was getting ready for the date, Kyle had already driven to her parents’ house where he had planned an engagement party for later that night. After final preparations were made, he headed to a small airport in Kennesaw where he had arranged for Garrett, Caillee’s sister’s boyfriend, to fly him to a small airport back in Rome.
During the flight back to Rome, Kyle told Caillee he was running late for their date and instructed her to go ahead and meet him at the airport in Rome. When Caillee arrived, Kyle was already there waiting for her. He greeted her along with Garrett and Caillee’s sister, Chelsea. He told Caillee that for their anniversary they were going to go for a plane ride. They loaded back up on the plane and Garrett started flying them back to Kennesaw.
On the flight, they marveled at the beautiful colors of the sunset and pointed out landmarks around town. After doing this for a few minutes, Kyle told Caillee he had written a poem for the occasion and was going to read it to her. Taking a deep breath he pulled the poem out of his suit coat and began reading. During the last stanza, Kyle reached in his pocket and pulled out a ring, kneeled down on one knee, and read the final lines of the poem: “I’m so incredibly in love with you, a love I never imagined to be, Caillee Anne Shamoun, will you marry me?”
Covering her mouth and tears coming to her eyes, Caillee said “Yes!” He slipped the ring on her finger 3,000 feet above earth and just like that Kyle and Caillee were officially engaged. They enjoyed the rest of the plane ride hugging, kissing, and laughing, but the night’s surprises weren’t over with yet.
Once they landed, they decided to drive to Caillee’s parent’s house to tell them the good news. Caillee tried calling ahead but Kyle had told everyone invited to the surprise party not to answer her calls. Frustrated because of nobody answering, she finally gave up. Kyle also tried calling his family, but they too were not answering, something they did not expect. They both gave up on calling people and decided to just enjoy the ride to her parent’s house.
They arrived to her house and made their way to the front door. As they opened the door they were greeted by a loud, “ CONGRATULATIONS!!!” Caillee was stunned by the group of people waiting there and Kyle was equally surprised by the presence of his family who secretly came down from Michigan and Kentucky. With friends and family around to share in this life changing moment, the night couldn’t have ended better for Caillee and Kyle.
The next couple months moved quickly as they looked at venues and began the wedding planning process. After visiting several venues and considering mnay dates they decided to start their lives together on May 17th, 2014 at Che’ne Rouge. Now that the date is officially set and they can really dive in to all the wedding details, they cannot wait for their marriage and the time to start living as one!
Thank you so much to Caillee and Kyle for choosing to share their love with us here at Che’ne Rouge. We know they will have a wonderful wedding and are counting down the days to get to make both of their wedding dreams a reality.
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