Caitlin and Trevor will be married at Claxton Farm this July after dating for nearly two and half years. I have known Caitlin and her family for a few years now, and I just adore them. I couldn’t be happy for them!
Trevor is an Account Executive for Fedex in Pennsylvania. His major is in International Business with a concentration in Asian Studies and Japanese (wow!). Caitlin just graduated from Appalachian State University with a Health Promotions Degree with a concentration in Psychology. Caitlin and Trevor met at Appalachian, and the rest was history….read more about this very special couple!
How did you meet each other?
Trevor was dating one of my friends I met freshman year of college and I was dating someone else as well. We became friends then and after they decided it wouldn’t work out, we remained friends through the years and became very close. He was a sophomore when we first met and I was a freshman. We didn’t start dating until my junior year/his senior year.
When did you get engaged, and how did he ask?
Got engaged January 13, 2010. Two days after my 23rd birthday and in between snowstorms in Blowing Rock, NC. He said he’d take me on a date for my birthday later in the week. He let me choose the day and even the place to eat at, so I had no suspicions at all. He had arranged with the Parks and Recreation and with the police to leave up the twinkling Christmas lights in the gazebo. He also planned for two of our close friends to set up a dessert by candlelight in the gazebo in the park in Blowing Rock and after dinner asked whether or not I liked eclairs. We drove up to Blowing Rock to his apartment to set the food in the fridge, and so that he could secretly grab the ring which he had wisely hidden until that moment so that I wouldn’t feel it on his person when I gave him a hug. Then we walked up to the gazebo which was lit with 17 candles and the table and chairs he had brought from home. There was sparkling grape juice and eclairs already waiting. I couldn’t believe it, and I was confused when we hadn’t turned towards any of the shops or restaurants and instead proceeded to the gazebo. Our friends were blocks away awaiting his signal to clean up. We talked awhile and I wasn’t sure if this could possibly be a proposal or if it was just an amazing birthday dessert. After we’d almost finished eating, he talked about our adventure in life together, and if I was serious about spending it with him. After my agreement, he stood up, knelt to the icy ground in front of me, and asked “Caitlin Lewis, would you marry me?” I whispered yes, I was so captivated by the moment, and then promptly knocked over my glass of sparkling grape juice as I threw my arms around him in a wonderful embrace!
What are some of the activities that you like to do together as a couple?
Caitlin: We enjoy hiking, reading, talking, watching TV shows, cooking, biking, playing video games and painting together. Both of us like exploring anything new that sounds like it could be interesting or adventurous!
Trevor: Believe it or not, books and movies play a big part of our time together. It’s not as shallow and boring as it sounds, though! We both have huge imaginations and we get very involved in the stories we see, so we always enjoy one literary and cinematic journey after another.
Why did you choose Claxton Farm as your wedding location?
Caitlin: We chose Claxton Farms mainly for the view. Trevor and I both love the mountains and the beautiful landscape Claxton has to offer. I personally fell in love with Claxton because it reminded me so much of my Great Grandfather’s farm-complete with the brown cows!
Trevor: Caitlin had her sights set on Claxton Farms from the moment she realized it was an option, and I wasn’t about to stand in her way. I grew up in and around the Mississippi Delta, so getting married on a farm seemed rather fitting, truth be told.
When you think about your wedding, what are you most excited about?
Caitlin: I am most excited to marry the man of my dreams: a godly man who understands me, protects me, and is also fun to be around! But I am also excited to be having a fun wedding with ample space, tons of family and friends to share the day with, and marshmallows to roast at the farm.
Trevor: I’m inexpressibly excited about spending the rest of my life with the woman I’ve always hoped for and wasn’t always sure I’d find. Caitlin is the only person I’ve ever met that can keep up with my ambitions, interests, and passions. In fact, she’s taught me a thing or two! As far as the wedding is concerned, I’m looking forward to the biggest coming-together of friends and family in my life. I can’t wait to see so many people I love and care for all in the same place!
What do you love about each other?
Caitlin: What I love about Trevor is…
His character. He is committed and strong-willed. Intelligent, fun-loving, and sincere are also top descriptions of his character. He is so observant and makes every effort humanly possible to meet my needs. There is no one I know as optimistic as Trevor, and he is always so uplifting to me. He makes my days brighter and more adventurous and intriguing as our conversations progress and deepen. I don’t question his love for me. He is constantly finding creative ways to express it as well as reminding me so eloquently. In short, I love all of him because he is Trevor.
Trevor: What I love about Caitlin is…
Her sheer, unbridled joy. When Caitlin is happy, her smile is so bright it could be a second sun. There’s no stopping or diminishing a joy like that. She’s brilliant, hysterical, delightfully well-rounded, and, of course jaw-droppingly beautiful. She always expresses sincere interest in what I’m doing and allows me to be a gentleman. She respects me deeply and I love her immensely for it.
Anything else you would want people to know?
Trevor: Incredibly enough, Caitlin loves me enough to allow me to whisk her away not only for our honeymoon in Bermuda, but immediately after to our new home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She’s never lived outside her native Appalachian mountains, and now she’ll be both married and in a foreign land! I have every confidence, though, that she’ll blow me away in how quick she’ll adapt to life away from the Blue Ridge.