How We Met
I had just returned from studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My best friend picked me up from LAX and on the way home wanted to introduce me to a guy named Casey that he said I was bound to love. We went to a different friend’s house and the first person I saw was Casey. I immediately went up to him and said: “Hi I’m Danielle, I hear you’re hilarious and I’m going to love you.” He was heading out at that moment and probably thought I was crazy with that first impression.
Eventually, we kept running into each other and started to casually date. In November 2013 I was leaving on a flight for two weeks and Casey dropped me off at LAX where he asked me to be his girlfriend.
How They Asked
Fast forward seven years and it’s now 2020. We have been living in Australia for 3 years now and have been mostly at home this year due to the pandemic. Our seven-year anniversary was coming up and I thought it would be nice to take a short one week trip for it. I decided it would be a nice surprise since usually, Casey plans our anniversaries.
I created a scavenger hunt and hid clues all around the house. He had to uncover everything after solving riddles and questions. Eventually, he figured out we were heading to the Whitsundays. A few days pass by and I mention to him that it would be nice to do a photo shoot to commemorate being with each other for seven years. He agreed and said we could also do a nice dinner that night since I will be getting dressed up.
Everything went according to planned that day and we ended the photoshoot near our dinner table. It turned out Casey had rented out an entire jetty for a beautiful private dinner. I thought it was stunning and nothing felt out of the ordinary since we were celebrating seven years together – except Casey then decided to propose!
He didn’t tell anyone so you can imagine the shocked faces all around. I was uncontrollably crying as I had no clue and was caught so off guard. It eventually made him cry as well as the photographer and waitress. We all stood there in tears full of joy. I had already known the day’s plans completely except for the secret proposal which was such a huge surprise! What a beautiful evening it was – and to top it off it all happened on the most magical day (11-11-2020)