Melini and Sebastian

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How We Met

We met on Dil Mil. The funny thing is my filters were very specific but he crept through. When we swiped and started talking we didn’t really realize that we were 3k miles away. I was in New York and he was in California. But a week or so into talking realized that this was different. July 4th was when we first saw each other, and that date is so special to him because that’s the date his grandparents have met and gotten married. We realized we share a lot of dates together. Like our fathers share the same birthday, and his paternal grandmother shares the same birthday as me. I wanna say that long-distance is hard but with the right person it’s not that difficult.

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How They Asked

Soooo basically he was gonna propose in March. I had planned a trip to SF with my bestie, but then covid happened! It was really heartbreaking because we didn’t know when we would see each other. Fast forward to September we decide it’s safe enough and he had decided it was time to move as well. So 9/28 I picked as my date to go to SF. Soo I don’t usually get all dressed up but he made sure with the help of his family and mine that I had my nails done, and a decent picture. On the day I actually ended up missing my flight and had to catch the next out. So instead of landing at 11:30 am I landed at 3:30 (clearly gave him a heart attack) I landed and was rushed to Sausalito (Battery Spencer) we got there and it was foggy and COLD!

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I remember getting out of the car and basically saying ok I have seen enough let’s go back. But he was persistent, so we walked up to the view of golden gate bridge which was covered by Karl the Fog( I guess Karl wanted to be a part of our special day) then I just remember freezing my butt off and suddenly he gets down on one knee and asks if the wait for it this is special ” if I wanna suffer, and be cold with him forever” he also said I make him super happy haha. After which my bestie and his cousin popped out of nowhere!

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It was definitely a shocker cause that week we were on the road to go from Cali to NY. 3.5 years later he asked and I said YES! We had our engagement shots in Chicago.

Special Thanks

Melissa Justine
 | Photographer