P18 Wedding Albums
Sometimes love hits you unexpectedly. Caitlyn Williams experienced that literally when she met Joseph Cooper at NSCC back in 2008.
A look at how six local couples said “I do”
Caitlyn asked Joseph to walk her to her car and he obliged. But when Caitlyn opened her car door, she hit herself in the head! Fortunately, though, that wasn’t the end of their story.
“We’ve been inseparable ever since,” says Caitlyn.
Joseph’s proposal to Caitlyn was a birthday bombshell. A few days prior, she says, “he met up with my dad and asked for my hand in marriage.” This traditional step was important to her. “They were both crying and very excited.” › CONTINUED ON P20
At the time, Caitlyn had no idea what was in the works, so she was confused when her father delivered a cryptic message on her birthday morning. “My dad gave me a birthday card and it just said, ‘The best gift is yet to come,’” she recalls.
Later that day, Joseph took Caitlyn to Prescott House in the valley, where he popped the question.
“I was very, very, very surprised.” Caitlyn’s father played a big role in the engagement, but he passed away in the midst of the wedding plans. Although Caitlyn wanted a laid-back wedding—more about friends and family than flair—there was one thing she knew she wanted: “A memory table of the family members that weren’t here anymore,” including Caitlyn’s father and Joseph’s grandmother.
The smile on her mother’s face is what Caitlyn will remember most.
“That’s what we wanted—for everybody to have fun.”
—Rebecca Dingwell RING Joseph’s great aunt’s ring