The wedding itself at the Wellington Community Center was simple and perfect. As family members from California, New York and Philadelphia looked on, the couple exchanged vows, then danced their first dance as husband and wife to “Head Over Boots” by Jon Pardi and “One Wish” by Ray J.
Wellington High School alumni Andrew and Caitlin Holloway have known each other almost all their lives — even though they were not initially aware of it.
“We were going through some old T-ball photos, and I said, ‘Hey, I had that coach!’ Turned out we were on the same team, back when we were five and six years old,” Andrew explained.
Fast forward to ages 16 and 17, and the two were re-introduced by mutual friends on the Boys & Girls Club baseball fields during batting practice. They began hanging out on their own and then dating. On March 25, 2017, they tied the knot at the Wellington Community Center.
But Andrew knew they were meant to be together long before that.
“I knew Caitlin was the one the day we met,” Andrew said. “I’ve never had a connection with anyone like the one I have with her. She’s my best friend and my world.”
Caitlin is thankful to have a husband as supportive as Andrew.
“I knew Andrew was the one during college,” she said. “His support of my goals and growth were unparalleled to anyone else. He believes in me, and I love him with all my heart! He’s my favorite person.”
The official proposal took place in Spain, while the couple was on a 12-day Contiki European excursion.
“I had planned to ask her during the trip,” Andrew said. “I brought the ring with me and carried it around for 10 days, just waiting for the perfect opportunity. It was while we were in the hotel room, talking about our relationship and reminiscing about the time we’d spent in Europe and the memories we’ll have, when I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. We’d been together forever.”
The wedding itself at the Wellington Community Center was simple and perfect. Caitlin wore a dress that she had purchased at Mariolka’s Bridal Boutique in Boynton Beach, and Gina Sullo of Gina Marie Photography was the photographer.
For the big day, Andrew’s three brothers served as groomsmen, while Caitlin’s three cousins were bridesmaids — all honored equally.
As family members from California, New York and Philadelphia looked on, the couple exchanged vows, then danced their first dance as husband and wife to “Head Over Boots” by Jon Pardi and “One Wish” by Ray J.
“We didn’t go on a honeymoon, but we travel a lot — about twice a month for softball tournaments,” Andrew explained.
As part of the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Adult Slow Pitch Softball Travel Team, the couple has been to Oregon, Tennessee and throughout Florida to locations such as Tampa, Sebring and Tallahassee.
“Every trip with her is a honeymoon to me,” Andrew said.
So, diamonds really are a girl’s best friend — baseball diamonds, that is.