"Even though we both went to Ole Miss for undergrad we didn't meet until Friday August 19, 2011, two days after I moved to Nashville for graduate school. I had a couple girlfriends from Ole Miss that already lived in Nashville and they invited me over that night. Next thing I know I hear a booming voice and a ton of laughter. The man producing all this racket comes stomping, knees high, in to the living room where I was. He turns around, sticks out his hand and says 'Hi, Caldwell Lucas' in the deepest southern accent I'd ever heard."
Fast forward to 2013, here's a snippet from Carolyn's story of the proposal.
"All of a sudden as we're approaching the First United Methodist Church (his family's church) I noticed there were some flowers in a vase on the steps. My first thought was that someone had put them there in memory of a loved one but as we passed all of sudden Caldwell stops and says "Oh, what's that?" and at that moment I knew. He then proceeded to almost push me on to the steps and said "you should read that" where a card and the flowers were waiting. I opened the card which read "Will you marry me?" and turned around and he was on one knee! All of a sudden he tells me to look across the street and I see his little sister had captured it all on camera and then around the corner comes both our families. We had dinner at Cork and Cow to celebrate."
"Our favorite thing to do is go back to Ole Miss and spend time in The Grove for football games with our friends and family. When we do get some free time we like to spend it with our friends cooking out, or hanging at home with our awesome dog Koda. We really love to find great restaurants with a cool atmosphere and a great wine list."
Caldwell and Carolyn are getting married October 2014 in Nashville.