Nikka and Aleksis

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How We Met

Leks and I met about 5 years ago through a mutual friend. I don’t remember my first interactions with many people but I remember the very first night I met him outside my friends apartment. My heart instantly dropped and I thought he was the cutest thing I have ever seen.

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We had an instant connection and I was so stoked that I was going to hang out with him. We met the rest of our friends and went out in Dallas. We were attached at the hip the entire time and ended up dancing the night away at a Classixx concert.

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We didn’t instantly start dating, In fact it took about two years for us to figure out that we were meant to be together. I knew he was the one but our timing never seemed to be right.

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I left the country for about a year and as soon as I came back I called him and told him I needed to see him and the rest is history!

how they asked

Leks literally pulled off my dream proposal. I couldn’t have planned it any better myself. We are both travel bugs and seeing the world is so important to us. Leks is Puerto Rican and I have been hounding him to take me there for as long as I’ve known him. I was taking a trip this last summer with my friend for about a month and we had finally planned to go to Puerto Rico for a few days when I got back. I was so excited that I would finally get to see his hometown.

We were set to go two days after I got back from my previous trip and I am pretty sick and jet lagged. I am trying to not let it get in the way and Leks is being so nice about it. He kept suggesting we hold off on the trip and plan it another time. I wasn’t about to let that happen. I had been trying so hard to make this trip happen with him.

I had no thoughts of an engagement on my mind because Leks knows how close I am to my family and that I would want them to share the occasion with us should it ever happen AND he kept suggesting that we cancel the trip since I wasn’t feeling well.We fly in and immediately drive to a town near El Yunque.

I am stoked because the next day we plan to explore this incredible rain forest. We wake up super early because it apparently gets really crowded and Leks wanted us to miss the crowd.

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We are walking along the path down to a famous waterfall and I see a group of people already at the waterfall. We continue down and the group turns around and its both of our parents waiting for us in front of this gorgeous waterfall!

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At this point I go into an instant shock because I knew it was coming and I couldn’t believe he had coordinated having my parents fly down to Puerto Rico to be a part of the proposal! I barely remember saying hi to everyone. I turn around to Leks on one knee asking me to marry him! Of course I said YES!

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He presented me with the most beautiful ring I have ever seen that he helped create.

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I couldn’t believe that this was all for me! It was like a dream!!

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