Merissa and Vishi
How We Met
Me and Vishi met at college the semester before he was set to graduate. We quickly became friends and realized how much we have in common with each other. He would joke about marrying me someday and I would simply laugh it off. How could he possibly be serious? I never thought anything of the things he’d say, I never realized how much he really liked me. We ended up losing touch with each other after he graduated and didn’t speak for about a year. During that year I realized how much he really meant to me and how I wish I would have given him a chance. I finally worked up the nerve to text him one day and we picked up right where we left off. I agreed to go on a date with him and I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed his company and how comfortable I was around him. This time I knew what I wanted, and it was him. Fast forward to almost three years later and I couldn’t imagine my life without the man of my dreams. It’s never too late to go after something or someone you really want and we’re proof of that.
how they asked
A couple weeks before my birthday weekend, Vishi told me to take off of work so that we could do something for it. I thought nothing of it and agreed. He knows how much I love flowers and how badly I wanted to go to Old Westbury Gardens so when he said we were going there I was beyond excited. The week leading up to that Saturday, Vishi kept checking the weather at least 10 times a day. Obviously I thought this was super weird but still, I didn’t think anything of it. The day finally arrives and it’s the most beautiful day never, sunny skies and no rain! His sister and her boyfriend join us and we explore the different parts of the mansion and garden. When we finally get to the part of the garden that I was most excited about, Vishi asks his sister and her boyfriend to take some pictures of us.
Vishi kept saying that the pictures weren’t good and asked them to take some more. I thought this was weird because I’m always the picky one when it comes to pictures. Finally, when everyone moves from the background, Vishi says we’ll take one last picture. As we’re getting ready to take it, I see him get down on one knee and suddenly everything makes sense to me. I was in complete shock and so full of emotions. He asked me to marry him and of course, I said yes. He gave me the most beautiful custom-made ring, exactly like the one I’ve always wanted. He is my happiness and I cannot wait to marry him and go on countless adventures together.