Agnes and Paul

How We Met

We met a little over 5 years ago at the workplace, but this was basically a re-meet because we have known each other for about 10 years. What was ironic was that we had both ended long and tumultuous relationships and weren’t interested in beginning another relationship anytime soon. But we became friends and the more we spent time together, the more we discovered how much we had in common. Our values, our outlooks on life, our hearts were very mirrored and at the same time as individuals we were innately different. This combined with the undeniable chemistry we had seemed to be the perfect recipe for a relationship that we had no idea we were starting. 5 years later, we are more in love than we ever could be. I can truly say I have found the one, because there is no one else more perfectly matched for me than he is.

How He Asked

I had planned the whole day out for us, which is usual in our relationship as I am the ‘Type-A-Planner’ kind of personality. We had carved out that Sunday for a hike at Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach, and would end our hike with brunch at Driftwood Kitchen. Luckily the trail we chose was not too arduous, because I didn’t look like a hot mess going to brunch afterwards. My sister last minute decided to join us that day, which I was told later on was totally unplanned – at least that’s what they tell me.

We had brunch at Driftwood, and the view couldn’t have been more beautiful. We enjoyed our meal with mimosas and I was completely oblivious to what was going to happen shortly after our meal. Upon finishing up at the restaurant, we decided to go for a walk on the beach. This wasn’t unusual for us because our favorite place to be is the beach and any chance we get, we take walks along the shore and just soak in each other and Mother Nature. I still had no idea what was about to happen! My sister walked with us but started to trail behind us taking pictures, and I simply thought she was dragging because she didn’t want to be third wheel – so I didn’t think anything of it. We walked about a mile or so along the waters edge and we stopped to look at the ocean. We took off our sandals and again my sister was off in the distance taking pictures of the view, I had assumed. The waves began to wash up closer to us and he kept asking me “You know what today is perfect for? Throwing you in the water!” as he motioned to pick me up and toss me in the waves. He did this a couple of times and the last time he asked “Do you know what its a perfect day for?” And I said “No, don’t throw me in the water!” and he said “No, it’s the perfect day to ask you to marry me”. I know I was in shock because I didn’t hear exactly what he said until he pulled a box from out of his pocket, and even then I was still in disbelief. It was only when he opened it and I saw the ring that I completely lost it. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, and I sobbed for a good 5 minutes before saying ‘Yes’.

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