Most of you probably don’t know, but I am getting married in 25 days! This is the story of me and my fiance.
Trenton James Porter attended Grace College from 2009 to 2013, studied Elementary Education and Spanish, and played on the Soccer Team all four years. Upon graduation, Trent decided to live in the area, teacher, and save up some money. He was able to pay off student debt, buy a car, and then he decided to buy a house. Trenton was involved in a life group with his church and reunited with an old soccer buddy, Collin. Collin and his wife, Anna, became good friends of Trenton.
Emily Jo Caldwell attended Grace College from 2013 to 2016, studied Communications, and minored in Marketing. Upon graduation, Emily decided to move back to Kokomo and work at an event center. Her best friend since freshmen year of college was Anna. Anna and her husband, Collin, would let Emily stay with them when she would go up to Warsaw for a visit. Emily loved see them and hanging out with them.
Collin had told Trent about this girl he should meet. Trent was hesitate at first because Collin had been trying to set him up.
Anna had told Emily about this guy she should meet. Emily wasn’t too sure about it so she told Anna that she would be praying about it.
Emily was up in Warsaw for Anna’s birthday and went to Christ’s Covenant Church with her. Upon arrival, Anna got a huge smile on her face and told Emily to follow her. Emily followed Anna to a row right behind a guy sitting down. Anna taps his shoulder and says, “Trent, I want you to meet Emily. Emily, this is Trent.” Trent and Emily shook hands and the rest is history as they say.
Trent and Emily got to know each other the following three months, and officially started dating on January 6th, 2017. Emily was looking for a job in Warsaw and finally moved up there in July of 2017. Trent and Emily grew closer and closer together and their love grew deeper. After a year of dating, Trent and Emily decided to go through a mentorship process with a couple from church, Spencer and Jen Barlett. They met for about six months and Trent and Emily felt more prepared for the next step in their relationship. After several months, they decided it was time to move to the next step.
On June 29th, Trent asked Emily out on a fancy date night, which was one of her goals each month for the summer. They got ready and headed out to 110 Craft Meatery for dinner. They got done quicker than Trent expected to be done. Realizing they had a lot of time, he had to stall without letting on that he was stalling. He decided he was going to drive all the way around Chapman Lake as a stall tactic to get to North Webster. They went to Sheila’s Sweet Treats for ice cream. After they finished, they headed to Trent’s parent’s house to go star gazing on their pontoon. Trent told Emily to go in and get blankets and bug spray for them. She went in and couldn’t find the bug spray. She decided to just go and find the blankets. She gets them and heads out the door to see Trent sitting at the end of the pier. There were twinkly lights, candles, and flowers along the pier. Emily stands there, holding the blankets, and asks, “I don’t need these do I.” Trent says, “No.” She flings them onto the ground and walks toward him. She sits in the chair beside him and says he has a letter to read her. Upon finishing the letter, he gets down on one knee and says, “Will you marry me?” Through many tears, she says, “Yes.” They hugged and then he placed the ring on her finger. They stand up and hug and end up dancing.
They dance for a little bit, and then music starts playing. She just assumes that his parents were hiding in the house. After they finish with their dance, they go inside to get bug spray. She walks into the house and sees her parents, hugs them, and her dad says, “Turn around. There are more surprises.” She spins around and both her sisters, her brother in law, and three best friends are standing there. It was perfect and the people we love were able to be there.