Amanda and Ventzi
How We Met
I first met Ventzi in high school and we had hung out many times through mutual friends. We had both been dating other people throughout high school and part of university but there was always something about him that I found intriguing and exciting. In 2012, once we were both single, we began dating. We had talked and spent time together non-stop for two weeks… that was all it took for me to know I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. He embodies honesty, patience, and love like no one I have ever met. A few years later, we began yearly anniversary trips to Peele Island, the site of our proposal, and the rest is history.
How He Asked
Every year for the last few years, Ventzi and I have been going to Peele Island (Ontario, Canada) to celebrate our anniversary. The day after my 25th birthday, we continued our tradition for our 5 year anniversary and spent the day biking, wine tasting, and enjoying each other’s company. There is a lighthouse on the island, which I love to visit. We walked along the beach to the lighthouse, normally a peaceful walk; however, the wind and the high water level made it quite the adventure. I had insisted we turn around and re-visit the lighthouse next time but Ventzi insisted we continue on. We made it to the lighthouse, soaking wet, and enjoyed the view for a moment. That’s when he began to tell me he wanted to spend forever with me… In that moment, I figured out was happening. That’s when my life changed forever as the man I love got down on one knee and asked me to spend forever with him. Of course, I said YES!