Shanta and Ricky

The best love stories are the ones when you marry your best friend.


how they asked: What started out as the perfect vacation ended up being the perfect proposal. It all began when he whisked me away to the tropical island of Aruba. After our first day filled with palm trees & a romantic beach dinner in the water.


Literally. Our first day came to an end. Our second day was spent on a private island with a beach full of flamingos so close you could touch. After a fun filled day at the beach it was time to get ready for dinner. Being so tired & exhausted from the beach all day I did not care to get ready let alone wash my hair. Thankfully I did! He got dressed & left me to get ready because we all know girls take longer than guys to get dressed & told me to meet him when I was done.


When it was time to meet him I didn’t know where I was going let alone where we were even going for dinner because everything on the trip was planned by him. So here I am walking aimlessly around our hotel along the beach literally walking in circles & to what I thought was the wrong direction, little did I know it was in the direction to the proposal of my dreams!


As I got closer there he was standing besides the sunset in a heart filled with rose petals & candles. As I walked closer to him I read “will you marry me” written in the sand while he got down on one knee & asked me to marry him.


Overjoyed with happiness & tears I said yes! Not only did I get the proposal of my dreams I got the ring of my dreams! We ended the night with our toes in the sand, toasting to our engagement!