Bianca and Brandon

How We Met

We met in our first year at Brooklyn Law School. Brandon sat behind me in Civil Procedure. At first, we were just friends and would talk before class. Then we started hanging out with mutual friends. Finally, we went on our first date to the River Cafe in Brooklyn Bridge Park!

How They Asked

Brandon and I had discussed getting engaged and getting married, but our timeline was always the summer after we graduate law school (which is now, summer 2020). I was just kind of answering Brandon’s questions about rings and proposals with no suspicion. Brandon even bought a ring sizer and I thought nothing of it. You should know that, one, I hate surprises, and two, I am extremely gullible. Little did I know, Brandon figured out that the only way to surprise me was with a proposal a whole year earlier than I anticipated. In April 2019, he asked my parents and my brothers and then he started ring shopping. Fast forward to July 31, 2019. I was staying at my parents for a few days, and when I came back to our apartment, I opened the door and immediately went to yell at Brandon for leaving a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream out on the counter to melt. Then I read the pint, which said “Bianca, Will You Marry Me?” In complete shock, I turned around to see Brandon standing in our doorway with a ring, and all he could utter was, “Surprise!” My first response was, “Does my mom know?” And Brandon responses, “Yes, so is that a yes?” Obviously I said “yes!”A few days later we flew to Paris for a vacation turned engagement celebration.



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