Alicia and Joseph

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How We Met

Joe and I met at work over 3 1/2 years ago. When I started we immediately became friends, but we didn’t start dating right away. We actually didn’t start dating until Joe was about to leave our job for a new opportunity. He asked me out on a date and we went to go get wings and watch football! (super romantic) He also bought me 2 dozen mini cupcakes for our first date, so I knew he was a keeper! Shortly after that was Valentines Day and he made it so special and romantic! We’ve been together ever since and are about to buy our first home!

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how they asked

It was the day of Joe’s company’s Christmas party in New York City. I spent the day getting my hair and nails done, it was snowing (the first snow of the year!) and we were scheduled to check into a hotel before the party that we were going to stay in that nice. We arrived and Joe checked us in, and upgraded to the suite! We went to get food and came back and Joe told me he had something he wanted to give me to wear tonight. I immediately got anxious thinking this is it, this is the moment I’ve been waiting for!

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Joe takes out a long, rectangle box, takes out a diamond necklace and says MERRY CHRISTMAS! (After he said you could see the disappointment on my face, whoops!) After the initial shock that this was not what I thought, I was extremely excited about my gift, I mean it was a diamond necklace! I put the necklace on and Joe took out champagne to make a toast. He asks what I want to toast to and I, of course, said my new Christmas gift, he responds by saying “How about getting married?” Before I knew what was happening he was down on one knee holding the most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen and I was crying!

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