Adam and Sheila
How We Met
Nearly three years ago I met Sheila at a 4th of July BBQ on Long Island hosted by our mutual friend’s parents. The chemistry was instant and in fact we had our first date two days later. We have been inseparable ever since.
How He Asked
On Saturday June 17, Sheila thought she was meeting me at a BBQ at the same house where we first met
. What she didn’t know is that I had invited around 40 of our family members and closest friends to take part in the surprise proposal. I lined them up along the road leading to our friend’s house holding signs that comprised my proposal message. Our parents held the final signs and I was waiting in the backyard to deliver the last part of the messaging – asking her to marry me. Our friend Andrew, who had driven her to the BBQ 3 years ago, once again drove and we set up her best friend Tanya to stay over Sheila’s house the night before to help make sure that she got there at the right time (an extremely daunting task!) and to record everything from the backseat. While it poured rain the entire morning, it luckily cleared up just in time for the proposal and for us to enjoy a BBQ with everyone. It took months of preparation, but seeing her face light up made everything worth it. The best part is that I get to spend the rest of my life with my soulmate.