They started their relationship just as friends and Jeane dreaming with girlfriends about “who you see yourself marrying one day”. After a missions trip to Italy…
(JEANE) and after about three months of hanging out with mutual friends, it became very obvious that he had intentions to be more than just friends. Finally, in December 2010, he sat me down and explained that he had been interested in dating me for the previous five months. There was just one problem: we both had a desire to go back to Italy as part of a missional team with Campus Crusade and, the organization’s policy is that dating couples are not allowed to be on the same missional team. With that in mind, we had to figure out what to do next. It was so clear that we needed to pursue our relationship, but we were both also so sure that we were going back to Italy. After talking through as many different options as possible, Rob was so gracious and sacrificial and decided he would stay in America while I could go back to Salerno just so we could date. , Fast forward through seven months of dating and I had to step onto a plane to head to a different continent without him. There is no question it was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. After only being here in Salerno for a couple months, I wanted nothing more than to have him come visit me. Like an answered prayer, my parents decided to come visit this December and invited Rob to come along
I (ROB) had known that Jeane Carroll was the girl I would spend the rest of my life with and had already had an engagement ring for over two months. With her parents offering to let me come along with them to see Jeane Carroll, there was no way that I could refuse. I already had everything planned out for when I was going to propose to Jeane Carroll next March and could not wait to get back to Salerno to scope all of the potential proposal spots out. Luckily (or unluckily), I found out when I asked for time off from work to visit Jeane Carroll this December that I probably would not be able to fly to Salerno in the Spring. Within a matter of days, I made up my mind that I would ask Jeane Carroll to marry me when I visited in December with her parents. After talking to her father, the plan was set to propose to her on her birthday, December 4. We were arriving in Salerno on December 3rd, and I knew exactly where and when I was going to do it. Again, there was only one problem; I then had to sit on a plane for over ten hours with an engagement ring in my pocket. Instead of sleeping on the plane, I spent the entire flight thinking how truly blessed I was to marry my best friend. Sometime during hour seven of this, somewhere over Holland to be exact, I decided that I could not stand to wait any longer. It had been almost three months since I had seen Jeane Carroll. There was nothing more I wanted to do the second I saw her than to tell her I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. As soon as we got to Salerno, I could not wait to get off by ourselves so I could finally stop trying to hide the ring.
Moments after he arrived in Italy he could wait no longer and asked her to marry her out on the terrace in Italy and she obviously said YES! (photo above was taken right after she said yes)
I absolutely loved photographing this wedding at Oak Hollow Farms. What a beautiful setting for a sweet southern wedding. Jeane Carroll & Rob were amazing to photograph.