Destani and Isaiah

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How We Met

In the fall of 2018, I went to an Art Hop in downtown Fresno with my friend. We were going to the groundbreaking of what is supposed to be the newest social house/beer garden, a super cool old house that would be converted into awesome rooms and backyard hang out space! (We’re still waiting for that to finish!) We were meeting her boyfriend and his friends there. When I walked in, the first person I caught eyes with was Isaiah. I quickly sized up that he was there alone. We spent the time talking, laughing, and definitely flirting! So it was much to my surprise that everyone said bye and started walking to their cars. But, without even 2 minutes passing, Isaiah came running back up. He looked me in the eyes and said “I just have this feeling, I’m gonna be kicking myself later if I don’t ask for your number.” And the rest is history. ❤️

How They Asked

January 2021. What a whirlwind it’s been! Me and Isaiah head on a dinner date, just as normal as any night. When he asks if we want to stop by a beer garden downtown to get to go, I think nothing of it because we love to support local vendors, especially in these COVID times. As we are driving up, he suggests driving by McQueens to see what’s it’s looking like. As we pull up, it looks just about the same outside. Still a little worn down, still boarded up, but still, it has some magical effect because that’s where our story started.

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Then Isaiah suggests we go in. I was astounded! No way! He says it’s fine, he still even has keys for it. (He used to work for the owner and had a part in gutting the place all those years back) I apprehensively say yes. We walk up and I don’t even notice that he just pushes the door open without any worry. We walk into the empty old gorgeous house and I turn around as Isaiah flips on the lights.

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There are string lights lining the big main room. A rug and chairs. Later, I found out that he and his closest friends have been coming for weeks, cleaning the inside of the building and setting it all up for this very moment. I lost it. He got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. It was the easiest yes I ever said. We spent the rest of the night dancing to Sade and soaking at the moment.

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