Alysha and Tommy

How We Met

We went to the same college together and had mutual friends but had not met at that time. I noticed him in a ton of pictures on social media with friends and finally got the courage to follow him on Instagram. I was secretly in love with his dimples before I even met him. He ended up messaging me one day and met me out that night in Chicago. We hit it off right away and took me out on a date a few days later. The rest was history :).

Wedding Proposal Ideas in Villa Borghese Gardens in Rome

How He Asked

We were on our second full day of our Italy trip when we had brunch plans to start out our Sunday. He had told me the night before that he wanted to leave a little bit earlier to walk around and sight see in a nearby park before our reservations. I could not believe how amazing the views were as we kept wandering around.

We came to a stop at one of the best spots in Rome where we can see the whole city. The sun was shining off of every building and it was the most beautiful day. As we were standing there soaking in everything around us, he looked at me and reached in his suit coat to pull out the ring.

Alysha and Tommy's Engagement in Villa Borghese Gardens in Rome

At that moment, he said, “I have a serious question to ask you,” with a huge smile on his face. He got down on one knee and asked if I would marry him. I was so happy and surprised at how he pulled off the whole proposal. After taking a few minutes to celebrate with ourselves, he then told me there was a photographer behind us that captured the whole moment. I was completely speechless and could not believe it! It was truly the best thing ever