Angela and Marcus

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How We Met

My family has known Marcus’s family for years. My aunt is best friends with his sister but for some reason Marcus and I were never introduced. In high school he attended a different high school than I. The summer going into junior year, my grandma called me and told me that Marcus was transferring to my high school! She told me that it would be nice if I welcomed him to the school. I searched him on Facebook and messaged him explaining who I was and that I knew his family (it is funny because I met everyone in his family before him)

The first day of Junior year rolled around and I saw him on the bus. I was with my friend and we decided to keep calling his name on the bus until he looked over. We instantly became friends. We had a very strong friendship for 2 years. We were there for each other through other relationships and we did everything together. I was slowly falling in love with him. One day, we just kissed and it was so magical and felt like nothing I have ever felt before. I knew he was the one. Being best friends for 2 years honestly made our relationship so much stronger. Now we have been dating for a little over 3 and a half years and I am so lucky to be getting married to my best friend and soul mate.

how they asked

We live in Ohio but we decided to go to Pittsburgh for my 21st birthday for the casino and just to do something different. My parents went with us also. We got to the hotel and we were supposed to get these really cool rooms with a balcony but they were under construction so we had to stay in a different room. I remember looking at Marcus’s face and he seemed upset about not getting that room (which is unusual for him because he is such a go with the flow guy)

After that incident we decided to do some walking around the city before the casino. We decided to go to our hotel rooms to freshen up for the casino. Marcus and I had our own room and were both getting ready for the night. I was pretty excited because it would be my first time ordering a drink and being old enough to go to the casino!

After I finished getting ready I turned to Marcus and asked him if he was ready to go. He then came up to me with a huge smile on his face. I was wondering why he was just smiling at me. He then says “Angela, I love you so much and you are my whole entire world. There is nothing I want more than to spend the rest of my life with you”

He got on one knee and proposed with the most beautiful ring! I started tearing up and of course I said yes! He started tearing up too and we were just so happy and filled with joy. We knocked on my parents hotel room door and when they answered I held up my hand and said “I’M ENGAGED!!”

We called his family and told them and everyone was so happy for us. Later on in the night he told me he was so upset about the balcony room because he was going to propose on the balcony! He said he had to come up with a new plan on how to do it. But I told him the proposal was absolutely perfect anyway and now the balcony situation is a story teller.

Image 2 of Angela and Marcus