Sidney and Joshua
How We Met
We met at collage. She was in one of my math classes and I thought she was cute. I started trying to get her attention and it worked. We talked for a few weeks before she agreed to go out on a date with me. She was very conservative and not at all what i had expected. She made me work for it. Once I got the date I started planing. I took a book out of her room – a guide to NYC. I looked at everything she had bookmarked and planned my date around what she had noted.
She is a big believer in fate and the universe and chance, so i played that in too. I had 4 of everything. 4 places for lunch, 4 places for activities, 4 places for dinner and 4 choices for the end of the day. I made one of those paper fortune tellers and made her pick a number. At the conclusion of each activity we would do it again and head to the next event. At the end of the night I stopped her outside of the hotel and told her it had been the best day of my life. Then i asked her if she would consider making our relationship official, and she said NO!. I wasn’t even a little upset, i just knew it would take more effort. We have been together 4-years this fall.
how they asked
We were on vacation in Fort Lauderdale, and I arranged for a professional photographer (Andrea Harborne Photography) to meet us on the beach in Fort Lauderdale at sunrise. She was going to pose as a resort photographer, capturing images of people enjoying the sunrise for local hotel websites. Andrea took a few formal images of us both and left us to it. She stayed close by and took secret images of me presenting Sidney with a ‘book of memories’ I had put together for this purpose.
It was full of memorabilia I had collected from our 4-years together; ticket stubs, flight tickets, photos… The last page of the book had that all-important question; ‘Will You Marry Me’.
She was so shocked! Of course she said yes! Andrea took lots of pictures of this event unfolding and I’m the happiest man alive!