How we met: There was no magical boy meets girl situation – we met online. Belinda’s portfolio was inactive for a few months because she had some interesting experiences and had to take a break. During that time, Andrew joined the site. When her profile was active again, it popped up on Andrew’s radar. Andrew sent a message to Belinda and that was the beginning.
Andrew was a Starbucks fan but Belinda was traumatized by previous first date experiences at coffee shops so she suggested gelato instead (in the middle of winter). It was a classic first date. We had gelato in the mid-afternoon and decided to go for an early supper because Andrew didn’t want to say goodbye. It was still early in the evening when we finished supper so we decided to get frozen yogurt. Belinda said that she had to meet up with some friends that night but Andrew thought that she just wanted to ditch him (which was not the case) and they bid farewell.
how they asked: Seven months later, we were celebrating our anniversary on a Monday and Andrew planned a night that re-enacted our first date. Meanwhile, his house was being set up by his sister and her fiancé for the perfect proposal atmosphere with candles, rose petals, wine, and desserts.
At the end of the date, we headed home and Andrew ran into the house to check on things and told Belinda to wait downstairs and keep her eyes closed no matter what. He then led her to the middle of his living room, weaving through a path of rose petals to the middle of a circle of roses. But she had stepped on a rose petal as she was walking and started to figure out what was going on. Once in the circle, he told her to open her eyes, confessed his love, got down on one knee and asked the big question…”Will you marry me?”
Photography by Cassie’s Camera