Brian and Sonia
How We Met
Sonia and I got connected in August of 2016 when she moved in with my best friends girlfriend, Bri, who happens to be a good friend of mine too. I had known of Sonia for awhile and was blown about by how beautiful she was, but we weren’t in the same circle of friends so we didn’t talk. A few weeks after Sonia moved into the house, I got a text from Bri with a picture of the back of brunette girls head that said, “you need to meet my roommate, she is unreal!” Right when I saw the the picture, I knew it was Sonia. To make sure, I asked Bri if it was her and she confirmed it was.
One evening Kev and Bri invited me over to the girls house, they just told Sonia that Kevin was coming over with a friend. What she didn’t know is that they were playing matchmaker. The evening ended up going great, so I asked her to go and get coffee with me (neither of us even like coffee haha). For the next couple of months we would hang out here and there. On a cold evening in December, I took Sonia on a date to a historic museum in our city Tulsa, OK. The museum had a Christmas festival going on, so I thought it would be a perfect date for us. The evening was going great and we were having some really great conversation. Obviously throughout this whole process my feelings for Sonia were growing, but I never knew how Sonia was feeling! It was during this night that I really felt like the feelings I had for Sonia were mutual. So, as I was dropping her off at her house that evening, I poured my heart out to Sonia and told her how I felt about her. THANKFULLY, Sonia felt the same way and from point forward we started intentionally dating!
How He Asked
I am a singer/songwriter and was recently on NBC’s The Voice. For the past two years I have hosted a Christmas concert where I invite some friends from The Voice to come and perform in my city. This year when we announced the concert, Sonia mentioned to me that over 15 of her family and friends wanted to come from Kansas to see the show in Oklahoma.
This was significant because when we seriously started talking about engagement, one of the things that Sonia expressed is that she really wanted her family to be present when the moment happened. With so many of her family and friends coming down for my Christmas concert, I saw this as the perfect time to propose to her. On top of that, the idea of proposing to her in front of 1,500 people who have supported me throughout my career was just too good to pass up! So, I got together with my concert planning team and we made it happen!! At the very end of the concert I asked everyone to sit down for one more second and I went into a monologue about how Christmas is a time where we give and receive gifts, and how one the greatest gifts that I have been given over the past year is a young lady named Sonia Larcom. At that point one of the stagehands (who was dressed like an elf) escorted Sonia onto the stage. In front of 1,500 people, I sang Sonia an original song that I had written for her and proceeded to propose to her! It was truly a magical moment and the crowd went WILD!!!! But I wasn’t done… A few weeks before the concert, I contacted Sonia’s best friend and together, we planned a surprise engagement party with 40 of our closest family and friends right after the concert!