Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Ballard!
Venue: The Silo Event Center | Photographer: Bethany Jones Photography
DJ: We Bring the Party Events | Rentals: The Silo Event Center
Hair: Rachel Traylor | Make-up: Allyson Roe | Officiant: Jesse Brown
Tell us a bit about your wedding! What inspired your choices?
We decided to go with traditional vibes with white, dusty blue, and navy accents. I’m definitely a flower loving girl so a lot of my focus was on the florals.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
Other than marrying Caleb, my favorite part of my wedding day was that my dad was able to walk me down the aisle. He lost his left leg in 2020 and ever since I’ve prayed that God would give him the strength to walk me down the aisle. This wouldn’t have been possible without many doctors, physical therapist, and prosthetists. I really appreciate that The Silo and their team of employees made sure my dad was able to use his wheelchair around the property before walking me down and for offering their help on numerous occasions.
How did you and your partner meet?
We met when my friend Lauren introduced us at a gender reveal party. It’s actually quite funny because technically she went on a date with him first. She decided that he wasn’t her type but she told me she thought he was perfect for me. From the day we met I knew he was something special. After our first date I was already telling people I was going to marry him one day.
Tell us the story of your proposal!
Caleb had planned on proposal at Thanksgiving 2022, but my parents were sick and he was afraid one of them would be in the hospital for surgery. So instead a few weeks earlier on November 14 which was my sisters birthday, my family was gathered to celebrate her. My sister, who likes to pull pranks on me said she had a “sick present” for me, because I had to have emergency surgery a few weeks prior. I didn’t think this was weird because when you have surgery or are sick in my family it’s common to get small gifts. I opening the bag and it was this giant diamond ring paperweight. Then I started to laugh because I thought it was a joke. When I turned around Caleb was on his knee beside me at the dining room table and asked if I would marry him. I was in shock of course because I had in my head that he was probably gonna propose at someone point during the holidays, but I never thought it would be on my sisters birthday.
What are the two of you planning on tackling next in life?
Caleb and I have many goals we want to achieve but probably the first step will be us starting to renovate our house. I will also be pursing my masters degree after the first of the year.
What is something unique you incorporated into your wedding/reception?
The pledge that we repeated to one another at the end of our ceremony was unique. "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me." ~ Ruth 1:16-17.
Do you have any advice for other couples who are planning their own wedding right now?
I think it’s important for couples to realize that at the end of the day all that matters is you and your significant other. Everything else is just extra. In times of stress and anxiety just take a deep breath and realize that all that matters is that you are marrying the love of your life. It’s okay if something doesn’t go as planned, or if there is a minor inconvenience, because you’ll still have one another in the end.
What has been your favorite part about working with The Silo?
The Silo was wonderful in so many ways. I think my favorite part is the workers. They truly care about you, and share in the excitement of your big day. They do everything they can to make you feel relaxed and not stressed. Multiple times they went out of their way to ease my mind and make sure Caleb, myself, and my friends and family had a wonderful time.