Ashley and Erik

How We Met: It all started in Paris, 2/20/15, we finally made it to the Eiffel Tower. I was so excited and ready to take pictures, go to the top and more! But once we got there Erik blew right past everything and I could not keep up! So I’m trying to figure out how to get to the top (tickets, line, anything) Erik finds a horse drawn carriage and decides we should take it. Of course, me being me, I’m telling him “No! We just got to the Eiffel Tower I don’t want to do a horse ride.” So Erik eventually convinces me to go on the carriage ride. And it was beautiful to see Paris that way with my love. So after about 40min – 1hour we are on the other side of the Eiffel Tower and Erik wants us to get out. The coachman of the carriage comes to Erik Batista and says, “I don’t see him”. Because the weather is very rainy and cold Erik explains we should get back in the carriage for warmth. Then all of a sudden a photographer comes up and says “Allo! Erik lets go take some pictures!” I’m a little freaked out at this point “How do you know someone here? And the fact we are just hanging out with strangers is a bit weird for being in a different country”. Well Erik again convinces me to follow him. At this point I think I know what is going on but also everything is happening so fast I can’t think 100% straight. Then the photographer picks the perfect spot to take our picture and as I turn to pose Erik tells me not to and says “Baby, I love you so much. I have a question I want to ask you.” Gets down on one knee, I start to cry, “Will you marry me?”

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I am overwhelmed with joy, excitement and much more! And all I wanted to do was jump into his arms and start the rest of our lives.