Amanda and Luis
How We Met
Luis and I met after working in the same place for 3 years. We had worked in different departments, but one night, it was my boss’s birthday and Luis was the server at our table. We were instantly attracted, and I could tell he liked me. I hung around later than the rest of the group to try to give him my number, but he had been called away to do something else. A few days later, he messaged me on Instagram and asked me out. I said yes, of course! He picked me up and took me to Dave and Busters.
This was the perfect first date, as I got to show off my amazing arcade basketball skills, and he got to school me in Skeeball. Our first date was March 20, 2017. We had a great time and agreed to see each other the following day. After the first date, I knew that he was the one for me. We were inseparable after that, and I was the first girl he brought to meet his parents. In February of 2018, we found out we were going to be parents! We were so thrilled and ready to start our lives as a family.
How They Asked
On the anniversary of our first date, we went out to eat. After leaving the restaurant, I asked what we were doing after. Luis said he had a plan. On the way there, I just so happened to put on Bruno Mars’s “Marry You,” and Luis thought his plan was ruined, but I still had no idea what was about to happen! We pull up to the place where we had our first date, Dave and Busters. I am very competitive so I was really excited to play all the games again. But he had other plans. He told me he wanted to recreate our first kiss, which happened in a Mario and Luigi game booth. So we hop in, I’m ready to play, but he wants to give me my gift first. He pulls out a note, the sweetest note, and at the end it says, “P.S. I have a question for you.” At this point, I’m starting to get excited. Then another note comes out that says, “Do you love me?” And I reply, “Of course I do!” And a third note comes out that says, “Will you marry me?” and Luis was down on one knee with the most perfect ring. I couldn’t believe it! I was so excited that I almost forgot to say yes! We set our wedding date for the two year anniversary of our first date, March 20, 2019. We are now expecting our second child in February of 2020!