how we met
A long night of work in the architecture studio turned into the beginning of forever for me. I was studying architecture at the University of Florida, when this sweet man came into my studio one night – a planned introduction from a mutual friend. All it took was one visit. After that Anthony would visit my studio with some coffee in hand to give me much needed caffeine boosts. Little did I know, Anthony was going to be the last guy I would ever share coffee with. From the start, this man stole my heart. As we both say, we go together “like cafe con leche.”
how they asked
We share a passionate love for the city of Miami, as we spent many, many coffee dates there in our home town. Fast forward three years and Anthony asks me for a sweet, little picnic date in South Pointe Park, which happens to be my favorite park in Miami to relax and get a nice view of the city. December 22 is a day I’ll remember forever. Everything I loved came together on that Sunday. He couldn’t have asked me to spend forever with him in a more perfect way. Anthony had everything planned out (we both like to plan things), he picked me up and had our favorite sandwiches in the back seat. I look in the cup holder and there was a thermo with COFFEE! I was so excited we’d be able to end lunch on that sweet note. We set up in the park and enjoyed the weather. Anthony was so quiet. I honestly wasn’t sure what was wrong – everything was so beautiful but he was way too quiet! I didn’t ask, just let it be because we were just having such a relaxing time. He barely ate his food but when it came to have coffee he was ready. Conveniently, he forgot the cups in the car and had to walk to get them. I suggested we improvise, but nope! He said he preferred we got the cups to be comfortable. When he returned, he poured us each a small cup.
Anthony chugged that coffee – he even poured himself another. But I – I just sipped away until I noticed he was so eager for me to finish. Everything clicked!!
I chugged the coffee and looked down into my espresso cup – the words ‘will you marry me’ were at the bottom in black so clear but yet so blurry! The moment I was dying for was here! This was it!
I jumped up, he got down on one knee (said a bunch of stuff) but I just was crying, smiling, holding my mouth closed, as the palm trees spun around above me. We were in total bliss! The best espresso I’ve ever had for sure! Since our relationship began by a cup of coffee, it only seemed right that he ask me to marry him with … a cup of coffee.