Casey and Hayden

Casey and Hayden's Engagement in Cades Cove, Tennessee

How We Met

Hayden and I met when I was a freshman and he was a sophomore in high school. I was instructed to be his partner for a little project in art class, and that’s when I noticed how cute his shyness and quietness was. I was friends with his brother beforehand, so after months of having a little crush on him, I asked his brother if he was single. Turns out, he was! Eventually, he messaged me on Facebook (5 years ago on March 23!) and we haven’t gone a day without talking since! Well, I accidentally found out he bought the ring when he told his cousin on Facebook messenger, but our accounts are connected so I got the notification and found out he told his cousin he bought it! Since then, I’ve been waiting and waiting.

How They Asked

Today was our 5 year anniversary, so after work, he decided to take us to “our spot” off the path of a trail in the Smoky Mountains. We went, ate tuna for lunch, and I got out my tripod with a Bluetooth remote to connect to my phone in order to take photos. After I figured we should stop as it began to rain, I went to grab the tripod. When I turned around, there he was on one knee and I instantly starting crying!! Best day of our lives!! In some of the photos pre-proposal, you can see him holding the ring in his hand!

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