Amanda and Joseph

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How We Met

Joe and I both matched on the Hinge in the summer of 2020. After a few days of talking, Joe finally got the nerve to ask me on a date for pizza since we claimed it was both of our favorite food. Well, I canceled our first date, since I thought it was going to rain (only outdoor dining was available) and we rescheduled for the next week. We had dinner at an Italian restaurant, and we didn’t even eat pizza! We talked and laughed so much that we closed the restaurant down! After the best first date, the rest was history.

How They Asked

Since neither of us had been to Disney in over 2 years thanks to the pandemic, we decided to go for Christmas. Joe planned the entire trip and I wasn’t allowed to know anything. I was told that we were going to a nice dinner so bring something fancy to wear. As the trip got closer everyone I knew was asking me if he was going to propose on this trip. I had thoughts in my head but he wasn’t showing any signs. On Christmas Eve our flight got canceled and we thought our trip was ruined. Joe magically got us on a 6 am flight and we made it to Disney.

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After a few days of being in Disney, Joe said we were having our nice dinner and to pack an overnight bag. My head was going in different directions to which I texted my best friend keep your phone on you, I think tonight it’s happening. Joe ordered an Uber and I thought, oh, I’ll find out when we get into the Uber but Joe told him not to say anything when we get in. The Uber pulls up to the Grand Floridian. It’s been my dream to go see this hotel decorated for Christmas and to stay here.

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When we arrived a butler greeted us by the piano and brought us to a private balcony that had roses on the floor. I said to Joe what is going on, he laughed at me. We ate our appetizers and Joe went down memory lane of all of our adventures. All of a sudden Joe wanted to watch the fireworks from Magic Kingdom. So we got up from our table and watched the fireworks. Joe quoted Elvis “I can’t help falling in love with you” and got down on one knee. I cried and said yes!

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Special Thanks

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Grand Floridian
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