Lowcountry Couple | Colby & Chelsea
The couple: Chelsea and Colby
How many years have you been married? Three, but we've been together since 2007.
Where do you live? We recently moved back to Savannah, where we restored a 1920's condo in the heart of downtown.
Do you have kids? Our son, Grey, was born this July. You don't think you can love your spouse any more until you see them love your child. Our hearts are so full!
Tell us a little about yourselves. Colby was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia and I moved to Savannah from Kingsport, Tennessee for college. We're both creatives and graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010. He is currently the Vice President of Colby Enterprises, a mid-sized commercial construction company, while I run a small letterpress studio called Cake. We have two dogs - Star, a 9-year-old greyhound rescue, and Chanel, a long-haired chihuahua (with a big mouth)!
Tell us your love story. We met in college at our second home - The gym! We dated for almost five years before getting married in Greenville, South Carolina.
How did you prepare for marriage? We went through a marriage preparation course with a priest in the Catholic church. I think we were both surprised how much we learned about each other as well as how much we enjoyed the process.
Describe your wedding day in one sentence. Our wedding day was a celebration of our love with the most important people in our lives.
What is your favorite thing about being married? Colby: Knowing that I found the one person on earth that I am supposed to be with. Chelsea: Knowing I'm his. I tell him all the time how lucky I feel that he chose me - Colby is such a catch! He's got the best heart of anyone I know.
What are your favorite pieces from your registry? We have these gorgeous clear glasses from Number Four Eleven (a Savannah must shop!) with our monogram etched on the front. We use them on a daily basis!
How do you celebrate your love? Now that we're a family of three, we realize how rare and precious time as a couple can be. When we're able, we like to enjoy dinner on our balcony or take a walk to the local coffee shop around the corner just the two of us. Romance doesn't have to die once you have a child! We also laugh - A lot!
How do you make your house a home? I think a house feels the most like home when you're entertaining friends and family - The best company, delicious food, drinks in-hand and some good music.
Tell us how you balance career and marriage. To be honest, this is one area where we struggle. Because both of us are business owners, we have a hard time drawing the line between work and home. Being your own boss can mean working long, unpredictable hours. This is a part of our relationship that we're focusing on, but we're human - Our marriage will always be a work in progress.
Tell us how you’ve overcome challenges in your marriage. Through understanding and patience. When we face challenges or go through growing pains, we both know that at the end of the day, that's all it is - A challenge. We don't throw the "D" word around when we disagree and we aren't too proud to apologize.
Tell us one way you love on and serve your spouse. I think there will always be room for more loving on and serving one another - You can't really overdo it. I cook her dinner and try to help her out around the house as much as possible. My job is 24/7, so she tries to make sure I get time outside of work for myself. As crazy as our weekdays are, we like to spend our weekends relaxing together and enjoying each other's company.