Alexa and Mike
How We Met
I was walking down the halls of my high school when the tall guy with the bright smile captured my attention. Being the not-so-shy girl that I am, I had to figure out a way to get to know him! At the time I was 17 and he was 16. Through mutual friends, we were able to meet and quickly struck up a friendship (okay we flirted a little bit too hehe).
Finally, when the time was right, I kissed HIM in our friend’s car. The rest is history! We spent every day together since that day. Our friendship quickly grew into a relationship and together we fell madly in love. Our love has survived so much growth. After 8 years together, the guy with the great smile that I saw in the halls of my high school asked me the be his wife.
How He Asked
Growing up, I always had a fascination with the water and boats. On our trip to Cancun, Mike took me for a private dinner on a yacht to watch the sunset. I was already in complete, utter euphoria being surrounded by the calm waves & the warm sun setting on our tan skin. As the sun got lower and lower, Mike asked me to join him on the bow of the yacht for a sunset picture. As we posed and smiled, he whispered in my ear asking if I loved him.
When I replied yes, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.
Once we got back to the hotel, I opened the door to a trail of rose petals that ended on the bed reading “Te Amo” (I love you in Spanish). His proposal exceeded all of my expectations and was something out of a movie. I am beyond blessed to be marrying my best friend. I love you, Mikey! 8 years down and a lifetime to go!