Bria and Joey
How We Met
We both went to Biola University. I was on the softball team and he was on the soccer team. My roommate hung out with his friend group. When I got out of a really bad relationship, I was introduced to him. He asked my roommate who I was, he thought I was “cute.” He was very persistent and very romantic. I always told him nothing will happen between us because my last relationship really broke me, and I knew I wasn’t ready.
He said “That’s okay, I just want to keep getting to know you.” Which he tells me 3 years later that was the biggest lie ever because he knew he wanted to date me right away. 7 months of him spoiling me, being patient with me, and loving me through one of my darkest times, we made our relationship “official” and I never looked back. Thank God he didn’t believe me when I told him “this will never happen.” Because now I’m about to marry the most incredible man I’ve ever met and known.
How He Asked
My boyfriend, Joey had left for 3 months to play soccer professionally in Austria. I flew out to visit him & we have both been to Prague separately and he knows it is my most favorite, magical place I’ve ever been to in my entire life. On my last night visiting, he told me to wear my favorite dress because he made dinner reservations for a very fancy dinner for my last night visiting. We were walking to dinner across the St. Charles Bridge and he says he wants to find someone to take our picture, so..he yells across the bridge at some young man with a professional camera and waves him over to take our picture – I was so embarrassed LOL.
He was very sweet and actually suggested we move to the center of the bridge to get the beautiful view behind us. THEN…the guy taking our picture puts away my phone he was using and starts taking photos of us with HIS professional camera. As soon as that started happening Joey turns to me and starts telling me all the reasons he loves me and wants to start a life with me. The photographer ended up being someone Joey had hired to capture this special moment of him proposing and I almost fainted I was in complete shock.
He hired the photographer to follow us around the city for the next hour to take pictures of us soaking in the moment and FaceTiming my family who had NO idea he was planning to propose (except for my dad who he asked for his blessing the night prior to this).
We walked around the city crying, laughing, and sharing the incredible news with my closest friends and family (which were nothing but screams and tears of joy). To end the night we enjoyed a beautiful dinner at a rooftop restaurant with my favorite food and dessert – pasta and creme brûlée. This is by far, the best day/night of my entire life!