Valeria and Juan

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How We Met

My Fiancé, Juan, and I were both born and raised in Miami, FL. Our love story began on December 13, 2014; we met at a party and have been inseparable ever since. We are truly meant for each other. We are not perfect by any means, but our love is so pure and selfless. I wish people could see this love through my eyes, it is unexplainable. We have been together for close to 7 years and it’s been an amazing journey. We still look forward to waking up to each other every day. Every minute leading to where we are today has been so special.

A little less than a month after our engagement my fiancé suffered a severe spinal cord injury from a boating accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. He was in the hospital for over a month fighting for his life, he couldn’t breathe on his own and was hooked up to a ventilator from all the water he swallowed during the accident. Thanks to the amazing doctors and God he was able to get off the ventilator and start breathing on his own. As the months progressed, he has been making an insane comeback. Juan is now walking with crutches after being told that he only had less than a 3% chance to come back from this.

He is a walking miracle. To tend to his needs during this difficult time, I quit my job and dropped everything to be his full-time caretaker. We have been so blessed, to say the least for his life and this miraculous comeback. It’s an ongoing journey and every day is a challenge but we push through. The accident has not stopped us from moving forward with planning our wedding. Juan is pushing every day through training, therapy, and exercises to be ready to walk me down the aisle. We have booked our venue for Saturday, January 21, 2023. Thank you for taking the time to read our story!❤

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How They Asked

On December 7, 2020, Juan planned the most magical proposal a girl could dream of. He surprised me on my birthday with a beautiful staycation of many surprises from balloons to roses and finally a dinner on the beach where he surprised me with a picnic proposal and a photographer ready to capture the moment. The details of the proposal were of a dream come true, from the music playing in the background as we walked to the picnic to the sound of the waves and him declaring his love for me.

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Our Video

Special Thanks

David and Meivys
 | Photographer
Paola Valdes
 | Planning
Carolina Rodriguez
 | Planning
James Allen
 | Ring