How We Met
How we met is best summed up with a song lyric – it went down in the DMs.
I reached out to Danny via private message on Twitter – complimenting his work and extending an invitation to network – and after two weeks of stalling, he finally played a game with me. Ever since that night, we haven’t gone a day without talking.
How They Asked
Just before our 1 year anniversary, we took a trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with my parents and some friends. Danny and our friend Dianna are both Dominican, so this was a very exciting chance to see their roots while relaxing on vacation.
Little did I know, Danny enlisted the help of my mom (who brought the ring with her) and our friend (who made sure I was looking my best) to surprise me after dinner halfway through the trip.
He surprised me by dropping down to one knee while we were posing for a picture and presented me with an absolutely perfect Claddagh ring with my birthstone, emerald, as the hero.
There’s even an inscription of our favorite bachata song on the inside.
Needless to say, the proposal – like our relationship – was unexpected, hilarious, and better than either of us could have ever imagined.