Victoria and Vlad


How We Met

You can say it was love at first sight. We just didn’t know it yet. We first saw eachother in college, we were in the same nutrition class. I remember it like it was yesterday, it was the first day of class in the fall semester of 2013. That’s when I noticed Vlad walk into class. He caught my eye as soon as he walked thru that door. He also noticed me right away and instantly remembered seeing me somewhere before, he just didn’t know who I was. I was the one to come up to him first and talk to him, I asked him if he bought the book for nutrition class and asked if I could study with him sometime. He told me later what he really heard in his head was, ” here’s your chance!” Throughout the semester we started sitting next to eachother before class and started coming to class early to talk. When our first exam was coming up we decided to get together at school in the study rooms. I remember we didn’t get much studying done, we developed a good friendship and really got to know eachother. He was such a sweetheart and always walked me to my car after our late study sessions.

Throughout our friendship we went on quite a few lunch dates and it was never awkward. He got to know the real me and he liked me for who I was. I really like how we never tried to impress eachother and we really did fall in love with each others personalities. His good looks were just a bonus.

After being good friends for quite some time, I think we just knew we were meant to be more than that. I couldn’t imagine my life without him. When I was younger I would always ask people, how do you know when he’s the one? And everyone always had the same answer. You just know.. Now I know what they’ve been talking about all this time.
It’s amazing when you figure out you’re going to spend the rest of your life with someone. You just want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

how they asked

We’ve been planning a beach trip for when the school semester was over and we can actually enjoy ourselves without having to feel stressed out about exams and such. We decided to head towards Carmel that day and the weather was absolutely perfect. We were driving down highway 1 along the ocean and we found a random spot with a beautiful view to pull over at. The sun was just about to set and he asked me if I wanted to hike down a little to get a closer look at the view. We started making our way down to the bottom of the cliff to get closer to the water. There he had everything set up for the proposal. Ofcourse I didn’t notice anything till we got down to the very bottom. Then I saw everything and realized what this was, my eyes were already filled with tears. He kissed me on the forehead and held my hands and started telling me how much he loved me and couldn’t imagine his life without me. With his voice shaky now, and tears in his eyes, He told me, “you make me the happiest man in the world and I want to make you the happiest woman in the world. Will you marry me?!” as he was pulling out the ring from his pocket.. Tears just started pouring and ofcourse they were happy tears! Ofcourse I said yes and he then put the most beautiful ring on my finger. Words can’t explain the emotions I was feeling. Felt like a dream. Can’t believe I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend!