How We Met
Regis messaged me on Instagram saying he was interested in buying a home in Pittsburgh ( I sell real estate). After a few messages, I began to realize that he may have had more than a house in mind! After a few weeks of short conversations and “amazing house!” replies, he asked me to meet him after a gala when I returned home from a weekend in New York City.
I agreed and his friends met with my friends at an after-party in downtown Pittsburgh. We weren’t sure at first what to talk about and ended up going back to our respective groups of friends. As my friends were getting ready to leave, I decided to stay behind and hang out with him. We ended up staying all night and talking. We went on a second date the following day!
How They Asked
We were planning on having a 30th birthday party with our closest friends and family at our home. As the weeks went on the planning started to become more detailed. He kept insisting I needed a videographer, which I said was unnecessary! I was running around all week to get things ready and was upset he wasn’t helping me very much (turns out he was going above & beyond)! Our friend Lee Terbosic was going to come over to do some magic tricks for us, which I thought was normal.
It went with my carnival theme that included cotton candy, popcorn, balloon animals, and other fun ideas! As Lee was getting ready to do some magic, Regis told me to come outside. He did some amazing tricks which included my nana as his assistant (how fun!). His second to the last trick was a card trick involving a bar code that said “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIA!” in a few different ways, still no idea what was about to come. His last trick involved us picking cards for one another and moving up to the balcony to reveal large printed cards that our parents were holding.
As we confirmed our cards, mine the Queen of Hearts and his, the King of Hearts… the cards were flipped to reveal ” Will You Marry Me?”. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him with music and everyone cheering in the background. To say I was absolutely surprised was an understatement. The thought and effort he put into planning such an amazing surprise blew me away. My 30th Birthday party ended up being a surprise engagement party and we had the best night with our closest friends. It was truly, Magical!