Riana and Danny

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How We Met

How we met is best summed up with a song lyric – it went down in the DMs.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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There’s even an inscription of our favorite bachata song on the inside.

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Needless to say, the proposal – like our relationship – was unexpected, hilarious, and better than either of us could have ever imagined.

Special Thanks

Veronica (Bride's Mom)
 | Planning
Dianna (Groom's Friend)
 | Photographer