Casey + Ken

Casey + Ken

St. Louis Engagement Photos by Oldani Photography

St. Louis / World's Fair Pavilion / Forest Park

What was your first date?  Kenny's friend's wedding reception.

Tell us the story of the proposal?  Kenny took off work the Friday two days before my birthday (April 3rd) o spend the day doing fun activities with me to celebrate my birthday. We went paddle boating in Forest Park up to Art Hill and back. Then we walked around for a bit and when we got to the base of the Grand Basin, he pulled a birthday card out of his jacket pocket and gave it to me. It was the sweetest most romantic birthday card (love letter). The last thing he wrote was: "This is not an April Fool's Day joke" and then I looked up and he was down on one knee proposing to me. Then I soon found out that his sister, Kelley, was secretly taking photos of us the whole time even when we were paddle boating and got a photo by photo flip book of our proposal. Plus, she took photos of us all over the Grand Basin and Art Hill area. The next activity on our list was going to be the Missouri Botanical Gardens, so that's where we went next, and Kelley took tons of photos of us there too. Finally, Kenny said he made dinner reservations just for the two of us so we could share this special moment alone before telling our family and friends. However, when we arrived at Maggiano's, I was surprised by all of our immediate family members being there to celebrate with us (he had asked my Dad for permission 2 weeks beforehand).

What is the mixtape of your relationship?  O.A.R. - Her Girl Jack Johnson - Flake Elton Jon - Your Song Dave Matthew's Band - You and Me, Steady As We Go U2 - All I Want Is You Coldplay - Yellow & Sky Full of Star Mumford & Son - Lover of the Light & I Will Wait Band of Horses - No ones gonna love you

What is your date style?  Movie and popcorn at home, sporting events, hiking or hanging at a park

Ken, What do you claim as your hometown?  St. Louis, MO

Casey, What do you claim as your hometown?  St. Louis, MO

Do either of you have a hobby? If so, what is it?  Yes, Casey - Tennis, exercising, hiking, walking Kenny - Fishing, soccer, golfing, working out, mountain biking

Nichole is married to TJ Oldani. Together they are Oldani Photography.