Alexandra and Osman

How We Met

Ozzie & I met when I just 14 & he was 16. A friend of mine was dating his best friend. One afternoon over winter break, Madison called me to ask if I wanted to go to the mall with her. I was a little hesitant because I didn’t want to be the third wheel, so she says to me just come, you’ll meet your future husband. After hearing that, I was all in! When we get to the mall and I saw Ozzie for the first time, we both locked eyes and knew something special was there. At the time he had a girlfriend, so he just kept smiling & winking at me the entire night. After the mall, we all packed into one car to be dropped off at home.

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As we pulled in front of my house the driver of the car, Justin, asked me for my phone number & if he could take me out. I said I’m sorry, I’m just not interested. A little sad Ozzie didn’t ask me, Madison told me as we got out the car, don’t worry he asked me for your number. As soon as we went inside I told my mom I’ve met my future husband & showed her his myspace! Then I asked what age could I be engaged, haha. Shortly after, Ozzie began texting & calling me every day. We became friends for about 8 months before actually dating. But ever since that day at the mall, we haven’t gone a day without talking to each other.

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How They Asked

After dating for 9 years, Ozzie was feeling the pressure to propose. He always told me he wanted to marry me, since the night we met. Over the years I made plenty of comments about how I wanted my proposal to be. I gave him strict instructions to not propose to me in front of a crowd of people, a restaurant, or anywhere else people could see. I always wanted a private moment for just the two of us. I know it I didn’t give those instructions Ozzie would have proposed to me in a restaurant. So this made him have to think about the proposal location. The night he proposed, we were planning a date night, something we do once a week. So I wasn’t expecting anything out of the ordinary.

He told me he found a Groupon deal for the Ferris wheel downtown. We never got to check out the new attraction, so I was excited to see how pretty all the city lights would be. After dinner, we started our walk to the Ferris wheel. I could see Ozzie was acting a little weird. I figured it was just because he was tired of working that morning. Once we got in our private pod & started making our way up, Ozzie began to tell me how much he loved me & always knew he wanted this moment with me. Once we made it to the top of the Ferris wheel, he quickly dropped to one knee & asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes! Once we made it back down the Skyview workers announced that we just got engaged & everyone started to clap & cheer for us! It was such a perfect way to privately propose.

Special Thanks

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