Belinda and Joemar

How We Met

Joemar and I met at Gainesville State, which was a local community college. My friend and I were in the gym and asked me if I wanted to go swimming at the indoor pool. As we walked in, Joemar had his back facing me and when he turned around I thought he is the most handsome man ever. Of course I played hard to get for a couple of months but to my surprise he did not give up! On Monday, December 18th 2017 we celebrated our 6 year anniversary of being together. I thank God everyday for an amazing man I have in my life.

How He Asked

Joemar and I decided to spend a Sunday at Tribble Mill Park to photograph a couple of pictures of us with Ares, have a picnic, and drink a couple of mimosas. Mariel, his sister, came along as our photographer and capture “nature pictures” along the way. As we sat on the bench, Joemar pulls a book from underneath, which I did not have a CLUE where it came from and handed it to me. I thought the book was the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen! The book is called “Book of Firsts. Story of Us”. As I am reading through the book, Joemar crafted together the most memorable pictures and moments in our lives starting all the way back in 2011!

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As I kept reading, a proposal was not thought of AT ALL until I got to the last page. When I was reading the second to the last page, I screamed in my mind “Oh. My. God.” Before I could catch my breath to read the last page, Joemar got down on one knee and asked “Belinda Pham, will you marry me?” After he asked, I completely lost it! Do you all want to hear what my answer was? It’s classic. As he asked me to marry him, I was in a state of complete and utter shock and snot running down my nose that I said “NO WAY!” Oh my gosh!

After my response, Joemar said “Okay, I’ll take the crying as a yes.” Joemar and I continue to laugh about that moment and that this story will never be forgotten. The best proposal EVER!

Belinda and Joemar's Engagement in Tribble Mill Park

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Special Thanks

Mariel Vanderstelt | 
Photography