Casey and Janelle’s proposal story is EXACTLY the reason why I am obsessed with what I do for a living! I get to hear amazing love stories, get to know the couple behind the story, then capture it all in action!
Their engagement story started on a Friday morning, when Casey suggested they play hookie from work. Of course Janelle resisted as it was going to be a busy day at the office. However, Casey finally convinced her by reassuring her that he had cleared it with her boss. As they drove to wine country Casey’s voice started to come on through the speakers! It was him rapping to all his favorite 90’s rap songs. Janelle was dying cuz she has been asking him to do this for her for YEARS! Casey only raps when he lets loose and it is a side of him that she loves. For some reason I immediately pictured Vanilla Ice, 2 Pac and Bone Thugs! Oh man, the 90’s were amazing! Anyhoo, this was a major hint that something special was about to happen.
When they arrived at Calistoga Ranch, Casey gave her a brand new pair of hiking shoes so she would be well equipped for the hike he was about to take her on. At about 95% of the way to the top, Casey told her to stop and turn around at which point he blindfolded her for what felt like eternity. If other hikers would have seen her they would have called 911 to report a kidnapping! When Casey finally came back to take off the blindfold he turned Janelle around to find the remainder of the trail covered in red and white rose petals. They walked together to the end of the trail to see an amazing view but the best view of all was seeing Casey asking her to be his bride!