When I swiped right and came across this freakishly handsome, TALL, dreamy, New England boy, I never could have imagined I’d be writing my proposal story just over one year later. Meeting Casey was the best thing that has ever happened to me. I felt an instant connection and reciprocated unconditional love that I had never experienced before. Despite getting a puppy, moving to a new city together, and talks about our future, I always thought a proposal was a distant dream. On a Sunday afternoon in February, Casey pulled off the most amazing surprise and left me squealing “are you serious?!” over and over again!
I know what you’re thinking…another photo shoot turned proposal? How did you not expect it with your perfect hair and outfit? This is how.
I personally entered and won (for the first time in my life) a social media contest for a free photo shoot. I thought it would be a great way to get some pictures with our new puppy. I love photos, but Casey’s reaction was a little more eye-roll than enthused. Little did I know, Casey was coordinating everything behind the scenes with the photographer. Here is some evidence that I was truly clueless:
a) I purposely wore yellow so that it didn’t look like we were taking engagement pictures (and not engaged)
b) My nails were chipped, ugh
c) We bickered the whole way there about how he was wearing jeans with a blazer (apparently to discretely hide the ring box in his sock
d) I never once told him what kind of ring I’d like, for fear of scaring him off with proposal dreams too soon!
To say that it was unexpected is an understatement. It meant so much to me that Casey thought to have our special moment captured professionally, because he knows how much I cherish memories. It also makes me swoon that he chose my ring all by himself, taking the time to pick out something he loved and would suit me. I love him for so many reasons, but this proposal really sealed the deal. I pinch myself everyday knowing this perfect man is mine, FOREVER!