Jessica and Daniel

Jessica and Daniel's Engagement in Bali, Indonesia

How We Met

Daniel and I met 3 years ago on Bumble. When I realized we had mutual friends, I did some research on him before I initiated the convo. I had to make sure he was the real deal! We had our first date in Old Town (San Diego) a month after we started talking! I did tell him that when he met my dog Riley for the first time, if he didn’t like him, this wasn’t going to workout. Come to find out Riley loved him!!

How They Asked

In late 2018, we decided to plan a big trip together. We decided to go to Bali in May 2019! After 6 months of planning this trip, we were both very excited to follow the extremely detailed itinerary I had put together, not realizing none of it would matter once we got there. Apparently, Daniel had bought the ring in February, secretly planning for several months and keeping the ring hidden until we got there. All of our friends and family knew he was going to propose and I have to give kudos to everyone for being so good at keeping this a secret since I usually find out EVERYTHING!

The day after we landed, we had planned to go to the oh so famous Instagram temple, The Lempuyang Temple, also known as The Gates of Heaven. We stood in line for almost 3 hours…it was hot and muggy, i was swollen from traveling and since it was a sacred temple, we had to be covered so they gave us sarongs for our waist and I had to cover my shoulders.

When it was finally our turn, I was running through the different poses we were going to do. When we approached The Gates of Heaven, Daniel told me to watch out for the spider, which scared the crap out of me. When I turned and realized there was nothing there, I turned back and saw him on one knee. I was SO SHOCKED! The first words that came out of my mouth was “Are you serious!?” And of course, I finally said yes!! Lol.

Daniel had asked some stranger behind us to record on the GoPro, which you can hear his reaction in the video haha and the entire crowd standing in line we’re clapping and cheering for us! It really was a great moment. We ended up doing some the poses we were discussing but we really didn’t need to after that awesome proposal!!

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