Andrianna and Orlando

Where to Propose in Machu Picchu, Peru

How We Met

We met 9 years ago when Orlando first moved to the U.S. from Peru. I was the first girl he had met in the states. Of course, as a young 15-year-old, I couldn’t resist talking to this new Guapo Latino. After about 5 minutes of talking his ear off I slowly came to the realization that he didn’t really know English! However, after being a family friend for 5 years and after being able to say a lot more than just “hello”, he started asking to hang out with me instead of my brother, one of his best friends. We started dating 3 1/2 years ago and have enjoyed every part of it.

Engagement Proposal Ideas in Machu Picchu, Peru

How They Asked

It was my second time to Peru, Orlando’s homeland. We decided to take another trip to Machu Picchu since we had a few friends with us from New York. As our friends set us up to take a picture little did I realize what was about to happen. As they told me to turn around I found Orlando on one knee but I didn’t react like most people would think because I thought he was joking!

As I tried to convince him to stand up and stop joking around he then showed me the ring box. I freaked because for months he convinced me that he didn’t have enough money to afford one and that he didn’t even have a clue how to buy one. I was completely blown away at all the work he put into this proposal. Like the altitude wasn’t enough to take my breath away. I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with mi Peruano!

Special Thanks

Zoe and Darren
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