Bailee and Manny

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How We Met

Manny and I met during my second year of college. My roommate was dating his friend. I noticed him on my roommates Facebook and thought he was cute but didn’t mention it. A few weeks later both my roommate and her boyfriend approached me saying they felt I would be a good match with Manny.

So- we all set up a “blind date”- blind on his side but I had already noticed how cute he was on social media! He came to our house, thinking he was coming for a party, but little did we both know, our lives were about to change.

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We clicked and within such a little time we were inseparable. Travelling together and living together within months of knowing each other, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way! I feel the need to thank my old roommate and Manny’s friend every day for introducing me to the best, most loving man I know!

How He Asked

Manny and I had always talked about getting married from the time we met (when you know you know!), and he has always joked and said “maybe in 10 or so”. I never took him seriously, and so one day when he approached me with the idea of doing a “fake engagement shoot”, for his sister in law to help her build a portfolio, I thought it was odd but went along with the idea.

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The day went on, we took numerous pictures and during the shoot Manny whispered, “you know how I always joke about doing this in 10 years, well you know I want to do it someday soon..”, I brushed it off and kept going on with our shoot.

At one point we positioned ourselves in a specific spot for individual pictures- which turns out was just an excuse for him to get the ring situated. When he moved back in for couple pictures, he started whispering again saying “you know how I said I wanted to do this someday soon, well today is that day”.

And he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

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While getting it all on camera. By far, the best day of my life!

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Special Thanks