Cape Coral man proposes to girlfriend during Super Bowl commercial

CREATED Feb. 4, 2014

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CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- This year's Super Bowl may have been the worst ending for Bronco's fans, but it was the best ending for a Cape Coral woman whose high school sweetheart proposed to her in a third-quarter commercial for the Diamond District. 

Jessica Allen thought she was going to a friend's Super Bowl party with a chance to win $1,000 during a commercial and, as a result, didn't think twice about cameras at the party.  When she saw her boyfriend, Casey Joslin, on the TV asking her to marry him, she was shocked. 

"I couldn't talk for the first five minutes, I was in utter shock," Allen said. 

It all started when Joslin purchased his engagement ring at the Diamond District.  The next day, someone from the store called telling him he'd been chosen to be featured in their commercial, proposing to Allen. 

"I couldn't pass up the opportunity," Joslin said. "I just wanted everyone to know I'm just madly in love head over heels for her, and it's a one-in-a-billion proposal for a one-in-a-billion woman."

ITZ Productions taped the commercial two weeks before the Super Bowl.  The company's Vice President, Frank Nater, describes it as "reality-tv" style advertising, with real people and a real scenario. 

"It's something you see once in a lifetime... you see it in movies, you see it played out in Hollywood," Nater said, talking about the proposal. 

ITZ's production crew filmed Allen's reaction watching the commercial, and Nater said it was just as rewarding for them to watch it come to fruition. 

Allen said she still feels in shock that it happened.

"I never ever thought that I would be so lucky to have someone go to such great lengths, to do so much for me, just to make me remember my engagement and just feel so special," she said. 

The couple have been dating for three years and hope to have their wedding in 2016.