Erika and Alex | Saks Fifth Avenue Proposal

How We Met: Erika and Alex met when they were just 19 out on the waters of Key Biscayne on a Friday afternoon in 2008. Alex invited some friends out on his boat. Those friends brought along some girls and Alex immediately laid his eye on Erika. The next weekend Erika and Alex spent quite some time together getting to know each other. Their first date was the UM vs. VT game on November 13, 2008. Alex asked Erika to be his girlfriend on January 4, 2009 during a movie night at a friend’s house.

As a couple, Erika and Alex enjoy biking, paddle boarding, country concerts, dragon boating, playing softball, and nice restaurants. Erika joins Alex at the track and while he DJs. Alex joins Erika while she shops, puts life to all of her crafty projects, and smiles for every picture she takes.

how they asked: Their love for each other grew more and more each day, and before you know it, it has been five wonderful years. Alex was getting close to graduating from University of Miami and both of them knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.

Alex created an event hosted by Jimmy Choo at Saks Fifth Avenue in Dadeland. Erika received a special invite via email and showed up with her good friend Antonella to sip champagne and try on expensive shoes. Erika asked to try on the shoes that she envisioned wearing at her future wedding. The sales associate laughed when she immediately said, “don’t worry I’m not even engaged”. Erika’s Jimmy’s contained a love note and before she knew it Erika had the man of her dreams down on one knee before her eyes….

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