How We Met
Alex and I met on the very first day of high school! We were partnered together in Spanish class and both privately asked our teacher if we could change partners to be with our friends instead. She said to us, one day you will thank me for keeping you two together. We later started dating Junior year and grew and experienced our final high school years together. Alex went on to accept a soccer scholarship in Pittsburgh and we continued to stay together despite the distance. After college, we moved in together in Orlando, FL, and have not looked back once! We have been together since 2012 and look forward to many more years of loving each other.
How They Asked
We live in Downtown Orlando and have driven past this park for years. I always called it our park because we stumbled upon it together and it was hidden from the main road. We had friends visiting for the weekend and were going out to lunch and then a happy hour, or so I thought. On our way to lunch, Alex pulled over at “our” park and wanted to show our friends around. I got out of the car begrudgingly because of the Florida heat and growing hunger.
To my surprise, Alex walked over to the bridge I love and got down on one knee. I was in shock and hit with so much emotion at once, I could not believe the man I have loved since I was 16 was asking me to spend forever with him! I have always dreamed of this day and it was finally here! We then went on to a rooftop bar and were surprised by our close friends and families there to celebrate us!