How We Met
It all started at Disneyland on November 21st 2016. Josh was a photographer working for Disney and Brittany was a guest that day with her friend. Josh was taking photos of a couple in front of Mickeys Fun Wheel as Brittany and her friend were relaxing and enjoying the view. They totally thought a proposal was happening so they got their cameras out to capture the moment. When the moment didn’t happen, Josh then approached Brittany and her friend Kimberly. Josh and Brittany hit it off right away with conversation about ministries they’ve been involved in and just about life. He wanted to ‘Make Some Magic’ as they were at Disneyland, so he got them on Tower of Terror- Lights Out. Right after, they connected via Instagram for Josh to come hangout after he got off work. He agreed and they spent the rest of the evening all together going on rides and finishing it off with fireworks.
A week later, Josh reached out to Brittany on Instagram making small talk. As they talked for a few days, Josh asked Brittany out on a date. Brittany eagerly accepted. For their first date, Josh picked Brittany up and they went ice skating in Santa Monica and finished off the night at a city lookout. They’ve been inseparable ever since with creative dates, serving at church and Young Life together and the sweetest love for each other.
how they asked
Fast forward to March 18th, 2018. This was the day both of their lives changed and made the first step into their forever. Brittany had her family in town from Arizona including their high school exchange student Lara. They helped pull off the sneaky surprise. Brittany’s parents told her that they were going to take Brittany and Lara out to a fancy dinner in celebration of Brittany finishing school, getting a new job and Lara being in America. That same day, Josh was preparing the surprise of a lifetime in Rancho Palos Verde, CA.
Josh set up decorations and anxiously waited for Brittany’s arrival. Brittany and her family arrived on the property as her parents mentioned they had some time to kill before their reservations. Her mom and Lara wanted to go walk the trails and get some photos of the view of the ocean. Sneakily, Josh provided her parents with a map of where to go, so with that, they were on the trail to where it was all going to happen. They got to a spot with such a breathtaking view. Brittany and Lara posed for a photo as Josh snuck up behind Brittany, grabbed her waist and greeted her with a kiss and asked her to follow him. She followed him down the cliff side where he had set up a quaint little spot of candles, flowers and a bench. Josh started off with “we’re finally here”, they both cried as Josh expressed his love and promises to her. He finally got down on one knee and popped the question that would forever change their lives, “Brittany Brooke Schreiner, soon-to-be Mrs. Marroquin, will you marry me?” Brittany responding with a sobbing YES.