Mika and Cara

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How We Met

Cara and I met in what seems to be the most typical form of dating, online.

Our first date ended after 4 hours of the easiest conversation only because she had to go to work.

We had our second date just two days later where we picked up right where we left off.
Our third date was the very next day, and we’ve practically been inseparable ever since.

We purchased our first home in October.

Cara officially adopted my dog, Max, on Christmas.

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How They Asked

Cara took one look at my dream ring and said “ok!” I never imagined almost 2 years later I’d be designing the ring of my dreams.

With the help of Erin at J. Bacher Fine Jewelry in Harrisburg, IL my ring was purchased, designed, and brought to life in less than 3 weeks. Cara planned to wait to propose, but the day the ring came in she was too excited and set everything up.

In the comfort and privacy of Our home, I walked into our living room to find photos of us hanging from balloons, candles, and a light to our back patio.

Outside, I see a path of candles leading to Cara down on one knee. On either side of her are red roses. She’s surrounded by twinkling lights and a ring box.

I answered a question I’ve known the answer to for a while now. My best friend asked me what I was doing for the rest of my life. We decided on forever together.

I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful ring, (literally, because we designed it) a better proposal, or imagine saying yes to anyone else but the woman who asked me to marry her tonight.

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