How We Met
I met Mayur four years ago at the hospital we both work at in Arizona. He was a physician resident at the time and I was working as a nurse freshly out of school. We both had reservations about dating in the work place but quickly realized that we were meant to be in each other’s lives. He was the definition of tall, dark, and handsome! I would even wear makeup and make sure my hair looked nice just in case there was any chance that our paths would cross that day at work. That sounds silly, but if you knew me you would know that I hardly wear makeup and my hair is usually in a bun at work. Waking up an extra 20 minutes early for a man was not something I was accustomed to. It wasn’t long after that seeing him became one of the highlights of my day. I loved that we could talk about anything from movie quotes to medicine- especially considering how difficult it is to find someone who understands the stresses of your job as a healthcare provider. After getting to know each other more we found love through our mutual interests in traveling, cooking, and quirky senses of humor. Flash forward and we are now engaged! Mayur proposed on the beach in Positano, Italy and it could not have been more of a perfect day that ended with a beautiful dinner, champagne, and fireworks.
How They Asked
Mayur initially told me that we were “going on a tour” and then eating dinner in Positano. We drove from Sorrento to Positano dressed at 2:30PM. Mayur told me to be dressed for dinner before going on the tour because we wouldn’t have enough time to change. I was incredibly confused as to why we were leaving so early and it stirred some suspicion in me but I decided to brush it off. When we got to Positano, we met our “tour guide” on the boardwalk, who guided us down the walking path. Again, I found it odd that we were the only two people in the “tour group” and it was in that moment that I knew something was going on. Mayur then took my hand and led me onto the beach towards the water, where I found rose petals laid out in the shape of a heart, flowers, candles, a framed letter, and photos of us in a beautiful glass box. Mayur read the framed letter aloud, which our planner had printed on special paper with calligraphy. As I admired our photos and the scenery, Mayur dropped down to one knee behind me and asked me to marry him. Little did I know, Mayur had been in contact with our planner and photographer for several month and that day he moved the proposal time multiple times due to weather. The weather was forecasted to rain the entire week we were there. Mayur noticed that there was a few hours of predicted sunshine on the forecast and had moved up the proposal, hence our 2:30PM “tour” departure time. He went above and beyond to plan such a meaningful and unforgettable experience that I will cherish for the rest of our lives together.