Joshua and Deshani
How We Met
We met through friends when I moved to California.
How They Asked
We wanted to visit her home country, Sri Lanka this summer before we made the big move to Chicago. After traveling around the country with her family, we decided to spend the day at the beach. We stayed in Negombo, a place known for its pristine and sandy, long, and white beaches. Once we got there, I insisted we go for a walk on the beach before dinner. Unfortunately, there was a monsoon in Sri Lanka that weekend, which caused tons of trash to be washed up on the beach. While we were walking, she saw a stray dog on the beach (and being the dog lover that she is) called it over. While being the enthusiastic and bright-eyed kinda guy, I found a spot where there was not as much trash and thought it was the perfect place to pop the question. Then, of course, I insisted that we touch the water. Once she stood up after touching the ocean, not only was I on one knee, we had a random furry friend to witness it! It was perfect.