Gillian met the "Burrito Boy" for the first time in 2006, while Casey was skillfully rolling burritos at the Blue Corn Cocina in the Vanderbilt cafeteria. Thanks to their mutual friend Eric Chung, Casey and Gillian became friends in college. That friendship eventually blossomed into a romance in 2008, at the beginning of Gillian's senior year.
Over the next 8 years, Gillian and Casey trailed one another from Nashville to Chicago to Detroit, coordinating jobs and school in order to be near each other.
Then, on December 10th, 2016, Casey lied to Gillian for the first time ever. He convinced her that his intramural flag football team had made it to the Championship Game (although they had actually been knocked out three weeks prior due to injury, cheap shots, and poor officiating. Casey was not bitter). When Gillian arrived at Nichols Arboretum, she saw Casey standing next to a picture-perfect view and dressed in a suit. He took a knee to propose, and of course the rest would become history! At that moment, Gillian’s pup Ted came bounding out of the woods, clad in a little tuxedo to celebrate the occasion.
July 14, 2018: Gillian and Casey chose the natural splendor of Northern Michigan as the setting for their long-awaited wedding day. The historical Peninsula Room is surrounded by vineyards, and perched on a hill overlooking stunning Grand Traverse Bay. With the warm sun shining and their dearest friends and family surrounding them, Gillian and Casey made their vows to each other along the shimmering water of the bay. Here's just a little glimpse into the magic of their beautiful day.
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Peninsula Room, Traverse City, Michigan