This Couple Created An Original Music Video Of Their Road Trip To Show How Love Can Go The Distance

The surprise ending is just the beginning ...

"Have love, will travel" seems to be the motto of Grace Baldridge and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Capel. The couple recently completed a an ambitious road trip from Los Angeles, California to Anchorage, Alaska, chronicling every twist and turn on video. Singer-songwriter Baldridge then edited all the footage together, and set it to an original song called "Don't Grow Up Too Fast" for Capel. 



"We love taking trips together, both big and small," Baldridge told HuffPost. "... It only felt right to begin this next chapter on the road with the things we value most ― our dog Willie Nelson and each other." 

Two weeks before the couple set off on their trip, Baldridge began planning the logistics, though the proposal itself came as a spur-of-the-moment decision on their eleventh day together.  

"One morning I suggested we go wildlife spotting at nearby Kincaid Park. Once there, we came upon a deserted bridge that happened to overlook a bunch of moose. I decided this was the spot," Baldridge remembered. "Maybe it was the majestic moose in the background. Maybe it was the fact that I couldn't stand having my stomach in my throat any longer. I set up the camera like I always do, said something goofy to defuse tension like I always do, and asked the girl of my dreams to marry me, like I always knew I would." 

While the video captures a moment of great personal significance for the couple, Baldridge hopes other young women will see it and be inspired by the example set by their relationship. "I think about myself as a kid ― a little tomboy who felt the need to dive deep into the closet. Other tomboyish or butch women didn't get a happy ending on television, or in the movies," she explained to the publication. In making the video, she aimed to "show all the baby butches out there that we can have a happy ending, too," including herself. "I wish I could go back and tell my baby gay self to not get too disheartened, it works out," she added. 

Baldridge and Cabel plan to have their happy ending — or rather, beginning — with a summer 2018 wedding in Malibu, California. 

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