This story starts back when Ben and Janae were young and in high school. Ben was attending Kelseyville High, Janae was at Clear Lake High just across the lake. Ben was a basketball and baseball player, Janae was a cheerleader, and their paths often crossed at games between their rival schools. After subtle flirting across the basketball court, they were finally put in touch via a mutual friend, and ended up spending the summer of 2003 boating on the lake together and going to the drive-ins.
When the summer ended, so did the summer romance. But Ben and Janae never really fell out of touch. The two continued to check in on one another through the rest of high school, and into their first years of college. When Janae would come home to California from college in South Carolina, she hoped and looked forward to running into the Ben Olson.
In December 2011, Janae and Ben spent a weekend in San Francisco watching the monkeys at the zoo, drinking champagne, and ice skating on the Embarcadero. It was then the two realized they really had something special, even if they did live 3000 miles apart. They continued to stay in touch as Janae went back to Charleston, Ben continued living in beautiful San Luis Obispo, then on to Sacramento.
The two were not reunited until in 2013, when Ben came to Charleston to visit Janae. They spent a week enjoying the beaches, Painkillers (type of drink, ya'll!), and paddleboarding. In December 2013, Ben and Janae drove across the United Stated (through a terrible ice storm), to move Janae back home to California. Their love has been going strong ever since.
On November 24, 2016 Ben proposed to Janae, with the help of their French Bulldog Tony in San Luis Obispo. After saying yes, Janae was surprised to see their families waiting to celebrate with lots of champagne. It was a perfect day.
We hope you will help us in capturing our special day by taking lots of video using our free wedding video app. It is easy to use- just point and shoot video throughout our wedding and reception, and we will receive a DVD of all of the footage from our guests perspective.
Please download the free app - Wedding Mix - before our special day.