Alyssa and Domnick

How We Met

Domnick and I met in second grade and he even asked be to be his girlfriend! We were friends all through school, going to Junior High dances together and crushing on each other for years. We finally decided to become boyfriend and girlfriend our senior year of high school and have been inseparable ever since.

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How He Asked

As soon as we graduated, Domnick made a check list of everything that needed to be accomplished before he would propose- we had to graduate college, have full-time jobs, have enough money for a nice ring, live together, etc. After packing up and moving from PA to VA to pursue my career in forensic science, Domnick was offered a teaching job a year later and checked off the last item on our 7-year-old list. Now it was time to plan the perfect proposal- and he succeeded! Washington, DC is one of our favorite places to visit and I LOVE visiting the monuments as often as possible. For Valentine’s Day this year, Domnick planned for us to travel to the top of the Washington Monument- something that we have never done. After taking in the breath-taking view of one of our favorite cities, Domnick asked a couple to take our photo at the base of the Washington Monument with the Lincoln Memorial (my favorite!) in the background. As the picture was being snapped, Domnick got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was truly one of the best moments of my life! I am so glad he incorporated my favorite city into the proposal! Afterwards, we celebrated with cupcakes from our favorite cupcakery!

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