How We Met
Our town every year has a little festival every 4th of July with games, music, and food and end with a bang of a fireworks show. Nick and I were both there at the same time, I was with my friends and he was with his family. I was with our mutual friend named Joy and after the fireworks show ended she introduced us! We spent a little while talking, laughing, and getting to know each other. We started texting that night and actually hung out again the very next day!
How They Asked
Nick is Italian and has family in Sicily, Italy. In the summer of 2017, we went overseas to visit them for the second time and spend the week on the beach and eating amazing food. One night the Italians told me that we would be going to a nice restaurant and that I would need something nice to wear.
(I sadly pointed to my jeans shorts and said “I have nothing nice enough”) his Italian relative then leads me to her closet and dressed me in a beautiful dress with sparkle shoes. (It felt like a Cinderella moment and she was my Fairy Godmother) we spent the whole day relaxing on the beach and then headed home that evening to get ready. (I had no idea what was coming) I put on the dress, and the shoes, and fixed my hair and makeup and we all headed out to a night on the town.
All of his Italian relatives were there with us!) we headed to a town called Taormina on top of the hill and walked down the streets. Nick then took me by the hand and lead me to a place alone… with family members now “awww-ing” I finally figured out what was going on. Nick spent a few moments reading a personal letter he wrote for me and then got on one knee and asked me to marry him! We then all celebrated with a glass of champagne!!!