Scott and I got engaged on January 11, 2014. He made my heart melt with what he wrote for our wedding website...
"Since the day I met Casey I just knew she was the one. You know how people say, “there is just something about her that I can’t explain”…well that was not the case. Being around her was so comfortable that we immediately became best friends. I was over the moon for this beautiful, sweet, kind, amazing woman. As we got to know each other I realized I found the person I was meant to be with, a partner for life, the mother of my children and my best friend.
When I am with Casey I feel there is nothing I cannot accomplish. We support each other in every way through trust and encouragement. As a couple we are adventurous, passionate and playful. We bring out the best in one another and I find myself laughing more since she has been a part of my life. We both strive to sustain a healthy, loving, emotional and physical relationship.
I loved this girl and I knew I was going to ask her to marry me. The only question was how.
I wanted to make the proposal romantic, creative and something that we would never forget. I confided in a few of her friends to help me pull everything off. Casey and I both enjoy drinking wine and had spent some time on wine tours and it was a very romantic setting. I decided that I was going to plan the proposal at one of our favorite vineyards. I called the vineyard ahead of time and let them know that I was going to propose. I contacted the band that was scheduled to play that day and they agreed to learn our song. I then called a company and had custom t-shirts made that spelled out “will you marry” and then one with just “me?” on it. Her friends then suggested a relaxing day at the vineyard for some wine tasting and the plan was in motion.
The day of the proposal we arrived at the vineyard and began to enjoy our day. We eventually made our way outside to listen to the band and enjoy the weather. We found a place by the band to sit and I nodded to the band as that was their queue to start playing our song. The people wearing the shirts started making their way out of the building. Casey was so into the song that she didn’t even notice them. As the song ended, I had her turn around to face me. Everyone in the shirts was lined up behind me. She saw the line of people that spelled out “WILL YOU MARRY” and then I ripped my shirt open and it said “ME?” I dropped to one knee and asked her to marry me. With tears in her eyes and her hands shaking, she said yes! "
I was fortunate enough to actually get a video of the engagement. Here is the link to the video.
We both knew that we wanted a destination wedding. We would be having family traveling from Dallas, Austin, Maryland, England, New Zealand and thought that bringing everyone together in Mexico to celebrate would be the perfect scenario. And so the planning began.....