Casey and Noah

How We Met

Noah and I met for the first time the night before our college graduation at a small get-together with a few mutual friends. We only chatted briefly but there was an obvious mutual attraction. One month later, he reached out to me out of the blue and asked if I would be interested in having lunch with him sometime and I, of course, said yes. He drove 3 hours to my hometown to take me out on our first date. After getting lunch together and having the best time, we decided to grab a coffee somewhere and continue chatting. We got so wrapped up in talking that we sat in a coffee shop for 2 hours before we realized we had forgotten to order anything. We ended up going to a second coffee shop (where we did purchase coffee!) so we could avoid saying goodbye a little longer. We spent 6 hours together talking, laughing, and getting to know each other that day. I vividly remember talking to my mom afterward and saying “I know this is crazy, but I honestly think I could marry this guy” Noah and I continued to make that 3-hour drive each way once or twice a week all summer long just to see each other. In September of that year, after receiving his dream job offer, he asked me if I wanted to move to Boston with him and again, I said yes!

How They Asked

Boston is a special city for us, it’s where we started our lives together. Noah said that he’s been planning this proposal since I agreed to move to Boston with him 2 years ago and that he always knew he wanted to incorporate Boston into the plan. As we approached the helicopter, my stomach was doing flips, partially because I could sense what was coming and partially because I have never been in a helicopter before and I was super nervous and excited. Before we got in, Noah asked the pilot if he would take a picture of us in front of the helicopter first.

Right as we posed for the photo, Noah dropped to one knee and asked me if I would make him the happiest man alive and spend the rest of my life with him as his wife. I somehow managed to say through tears, “Of course I will. You know I will!” We then watched from the helicopter as the sunset in the sky and the lights came on across the city. It was undoubtedly the best night of our lives.