Yosbel and Mairim
How We Met
Yosbel and I met in middle school, he was in 8th grade and I was in 6th grade. I actually used to hang out with his group of friends, but we never spoke. Then, during my freshman year of high school we went to a birthday dinner for his best friend and two days later he sent me a message through facebook. We started talking for a while and I invited him to my 15th birthday party, it was an instant connection.
How They Asked
We’ve been together for eight years now, needless to say, I had been waiting for this day for a while now. About a month ago he suggested that we do a romantic couples photoshoot to celebrate our 8th anniversary. I thought it was a great idea, we had never taken professional pictures before and we wanted to have some portraits for our new apartment that we were going to move into. The day of the photo shoot came, I was very nervous and anxious, I was really hoping that the moment had arrived for him to pop the question. Our photographer was amazing, we felt very comfortable which made the experience that much better.
We went to a beautiful garden at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in which I saw him and our photographer arranging a “pose”, I had butterflies in my stomach, my heart told me it was about to happen. Our photographer Andrea gave me a handful of rose petals to throw in the air while his back was against mine. As she counted down from three, I had to throw the petals up in the air and turn around. I did. There he was, down in one knee, with the most beautiful ring making all of my dreams come true in a split second. Now that I remember, I may have not even let him finish saying “Would you ma…” I shouted, “Of course”. I would get to marry the man of my dreams.