how we met
Sofia and Jorge’s love story is literally like something straight out of a romance novel. Sofia, originally from Puerto Rico, was visiting a friend in Tampa for a few days and they went to the mall the day before she was about to leave. Jorge just so happened to be at the same mall and saw her across the way. He instantly thought to himself, “That is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen,” and was determined to tell her.
So he found the courage to walk up to Sofia, introduce himself and tell her how beautiful he thought she was and if she’d like to go on a date. Sofia, caught off guard, laughed and explained the she was leaving back to Puerto Rico the next day.
To her surprise, Jorge then explained that he also was originally from Puerto Rico as well. They hit it off and just like that, the very same night, they went out on their first date to Curtis Hixon Park, the night before her flight would take off. And of course, they fell in love.
What seemed like a sudden romance blossomed over the course of 3 years, and Sofia moved to Tampa with her brother to be closer to Jorge. Together, they fell in love with their sweet little golden retriever Brûlée and she quickly became a perfect part of their family. All that was missing was the perfect engagement.
how they asked
Jorge knew Sofia loved watching fireworks. So on New Year’s Eve, when Sofia’s friends and family were in town, he decided it was the perfect moment to pop the question. As the countdown came to an end, the fireworks began, and everyone was celebrating, Jorge got down on one knee and proposed to the love of his life. And the rest is history.