Whether they are visiting old abandoned southwest churches, trying new restaurants (the pair will never say no to Indian cuisine), camping in the wilderness or lounging in bed while watching The Real Housewives of Orange County, Sophia Smith and Caleb Mabe were undoubtedly meant to do it all together. The duo met through a mutual friend who insisted they would hit it off.
“We’re kind of boho,” Sophia says. “We’re the been-wearing-Birkenstocks-for-years type of people. We are both very opinionated and stubborn. We both are very introverted. We love to hang out at home. We take a lot of pride in fixing up our house to the way we like it, so it’s somewhere we enjoy being a lot.”
When the couple planned a trip to Eureka Springs for a long weekend, Sophia was sure he would propose there. The night before, they took their dog Ida to Caleb’s parents’ property where they frequently camp and let Ida run free without a leash. This was the same spot Caleb told Sophia he liked her and wanted to date. And she guessed it—it was also the same spot where he asked her to be his wife. “It was really sweet and thoughtful,” Sophia says.
Reflecting on her favorite moments from the big day, there were two things that came to mind. The first was exchanging vows privately with Caleb before the ceremony, which Sophia says was very calming for them both. The second thing was the couple’s late-night karaoke session. Specifically, it was the duet they sang of “Is it Still Good To You” by Ashford and Simpson—a husband and wife duo. The serenade took place toward the end of the night once the reception began to die down, but it’s still one of Sophia’s favorite moments from the wedding.
“To close out the night, we both sang this song that I have always loved and that he’s grown to love, too,” she says. “It was so bad and off key... I’m never [going to] live it down.”
To relax after the wedding celebrations, the pair decided to have a quiet yet meaningful honeymoon in Eureka Springs, Arkansas—a familiar place near and dear to their hearts.