Ali and Luis

How We Met: Luis and I met for the first time in a Friday night youth service in November of 2006. It was the first time that I was visiting the US, since I am from Puerto Rico. He walked up to me and introduced himself. We only talked for 5 minutes, and it never even crossed my mind that I would marry him. Later on 2007, I ended up moving to Virginia, and we started talking more and more every time until he finally asked me out on a date on December 31st 2007. On January, 2nd 2008, he asked me to be his girlfriend. A year later on January as well, we found out that we were expecting our daughter, Lauryn.

How He Asked: After three years of dating, Luis finally asked the big question in May 27th 2011. I was supposed to go to a girls night out with my friends from church, so we were all going to meet up at my church to go in one car. What I didn’t know is that he had it all planned out. He had told one of my friends to pick me up and give me a ride to my church; meanwhile, he was getting everything ready to surprise me. Once we got to my church, my friend told me that we needed to go inside to do a quick retouch of our makeups because we still had to wait for the rest of the girls.

When I got inside, I saw a little path made out of tea light candles on the floor that guided me to the stage. While I was walking I heard him calling me on a microphone from the stage, I starting wondering what was going on. He was standing on the stage with his musician friends, and he asked to sit down on a table that he had decorated with our favorite colors, Teal and Red. He sang two songs; first he sang a song that he wrote for me when we were dating. Then he sang our favorite song by Wavorly. Once he was done singing, he came down from the stage, got on his knees, and asked me to marry him. He also asked our little daughter to marry him, and gave rings to both of us.

Now we are planning our wedding that will be on January, 2nd 2013!