Jamie Della and Michel

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How We Met

Michel and I met in 2009 and started dating shortly after. I was a single mom of a then two-year-old and he welcomed both of us into his world and heart with open arms. Michel and I have a special place in our hearts for Disney parks and movies. Since I was a young girl I remember watching my ultimate favorite Disney film, The Little Mermaid on VHS.

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how they asked

This year for my 30th birthday he took me away for a magical weekend in Orlando where we went to a few of the parks. I was a bit sad because my family forgot to even cut me a cake and its tradition, everyone was acting weird and distant with me and I couldn’t figure out why. The following weekend Michel promised to take me salsa dancing and I was so excited especially because my sisters were going to be with us.

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I got all dolled up and the second I got in the car he told me to put on a blindfold and said just trust me. Right there at that moment, I felt sick to my stomach, my nerves were acting up and I could feel my palms getting sweaty.

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Michel is notorious for his surprises and spontaneity and I knew that a salsa night was no longer in the making. We showed up to a clubhouse where my son walked me to the door blindfolded where Michel greeted me. All of a sudden “Under the sea” started playing, I removed my blindfold and I see a room full of my family and friends, lights on the ceiling that made it look like we were under the water and decor that any Disney princess would love.

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Shortly into the night Michel disappeared and I was escorted outside with a puzzle I had to put together , our friends surrounded the pool and there was a table waiting for me with rose petals, candles, and a treasure box with a proposal video was waiting for me in the background ” Kiss the girl ” was playing . I knew this was something BIG! My father is terminally ill and may not make it walk me down the aisle so he knew how important it would be for me to have him asking for my hand in marriage on video would be. Well after the video ended and I knew what was coming next they told me to turn around and there he was, the love of my life, my best friend dressed up in a custom-made Prince Eric outfit ” he even had Sebastian on his shoulder”.

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He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him and as I said yes fireworks shot up into the sky. It was the most magical moment I’d ever experienced. He couldn’t bring everyone to Disney with us so instead, he brought Disney to us.

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Special Thanks

Marcus Rigg
 | Photographer
Grace Allison
 | Photographer