Catheriya and Mike

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How We Met

Mike and I met online and I almost blew him off for our first date to go camping with my friends. I decided to come back from camping early on a Sunday afternoon; we went to my favorite brewery where they make the best thin crust pizza in all of Chicago. We hit it off really well and have since shared a great numbers of pizzas and beers after our first date over three years ago.

how they asked

I’m originally from Thailand but have not gone back as often as I would like. I took Mike and along with 3 closed friends back to visit my hometown. I’ve always dreamed of visiting Krabi, a Provence in southern Thailand. We had planned on doing a very difficult hike but the weather didn’t look like the rain was going to hold off. I couldn’t understand why they all insisted on going on this hike when I told them we didn’t have to, due to weather. We all have done a 4 day hike on the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru and this hike was much more difficult.

We reached the top of the mountain after 3 hours of hiking up a very tough hike. Mike got down on one knee and asked me to the spend the rest of my life with him. I was speechless and in shocked so I replied “probably”. That soon became our inside joke. I can’t wait to marry him!
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Special Thanks

Nick
 | Carried a back full of champagnes on a 3 hrs hike and capturing the moments
Jaclyn
 | Capturing the after photos
Patty
 | Capturing the actual proposal
Blue Nile
 | Ring